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Many women who embarked upon working careers, before becoming mothers, are often faced with going back to work after childbirth. For some, the need to regain their self confidence and appearance is important to them. Childbirth can cause a wide range of changes to a woman’s body, which include a flabby tummy, visible stretch marks and increased weight gain. A woman’s breasts can also be permanently changed as a result of childbirth, in some cases losing their perkiness and firmness altogether.
There are many surgical procedures that are available to turn back the clock and help a woman regain her pre-childbirth appearance. This is known as a “Mommy Makover,” which include the following procedures:
Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes the excess skin and fat caused by muscle stretching and skin laxity as a result of childbirth. A surgeon will carefully make an incision, usually below the bikini line, and cut away the excessive skin and fat. They may also need to tighten up the abdomino-muscles with sutures as well as recreate the belly button since it is often removed in the procedure. Recovery times can vary per person, however, expect at least a week or two down time with up to six weeks recover before feeling completely back to normal. Women who are in a better physical condition usually have a shorter recovery time than those that don’t. Click here to learn more about a tummy tuck abdominoplasty.
Liposuction: Liposuction is the process of using a small cannula, inserted past the dermis of the skin that sucks out and removes localized deposits of fat.
- Tumescent Liposuction, uses large volumes of natural saline solution combined with diluted lidocaine and adrenaline which is injected into the fatty tissue. The tumesent technique allows for a smaller cannula to remove the fat – and reduces the amount of bruising and bleeding.
- Hydroliposculpture, uses a combination of fluid injection liposuction in conjunction with a specifically designed flexible ultrasonic cannula. This type of procedure is most known for being the most gentle. Unfortunately, many surgeons prefer not to use this method because it requires the use of two different liposuction systems simultaneously.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction utilizes a high frequency vibrating cannula to loosen and melt the localized fat deposits. First and second generation ultrasonic liposuction equipment suffered from producing too much heat as a result of inadequate cooling for the device. This often resulted in “cooking” the surrounding tissue causing a whole host of problems including nerve damage.
- Laser Assisted Liposuction, is the newest form of liposuction. It uses a small focused laser with low energy waves to melt and break up the localized fat deposits. This method requires less recovery time for the patient and produces the smallest scar.
Dr. Park and Dr. Sorosky can help you determine what type of liposuction would be best for you. To learn more about liposuction click here.
Breast Augmentation: In some cases women may desire to have breast augmentation or a breast lift (mastopexy) with their Mommy Makover to regain their pre-childbirth figure. There are many options for women who desire breast augmentation. Women have the option to request saline or silicone gel implants, size, shape, placement of the implant and even incision. These choices are best saved after personal research and a consultation with your surgeon since every women is different with regards to her own body and personal goals. To learn more about breast augmentation click here.
Dr. Park is ab expert in Mommy Makeovers and would be happy to consult with you on your many options to achieve your goals.
Breast augmentation has become a more increasingly popular surgery over the past several years, and more people in the Inland Empire are educating themselves on the breast augmentation procedure. In 2006, 10.9 million cosmetic surgical procedures and treatments were performed as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS, 2007). Of the surgeries, breast augmentation was the most prevalent surgery with nearly 330,000 procedures performed in 2006.
Regarding the psychosocial aspect of breast augmentation in the Inland Empire, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park seek to define each individualâ€™s motivations for breast augmentation. There are many factors that may influence a woman to undergo breast augmentation ranging from body image improvement to self-esteem, and even improving oneâ€™s relationships with the new added confidence.
Physically, it is important to have excellent communication between Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park. Their goal is to listen to the desired result from the patient. Some patient’s may wish for more upper pole fullness in their breast, whereas others may seek a more tear-drop shape with their breast augmentation. Other’s may seek a breast lift (mastopexy) with augmentation in order to restore the breast volume higher on the chest wall after pregnancy and gravity have effected the breast causing breast sag or droop.
The various approaches of breast augmentation in the Inland Empire that are offered by Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park. The incisions in the area of the breast are periareolar (around the nipple) or in the inframammary fold crease. If a patient does not wish to have scars on the breast then the axillary (or armpit) approach may be used. Finally, when a patient is undergoing a breast augmentation along with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure, the implants can be placed through the abdominoplasty incision to avoid any scars on the breast.
Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park will help guide you through a very detailed consultation regarding breast augmentation in the Inland Empire and listen to your individual goals.
Women who are seeking breast augmentation in the Inland Empire often search the internet for qualifed Doctor referrals. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park are experts in breast augmentation in the Inland Empire. Their skill and attention to detail show in the result of the hundreds of breast agumentation surgeries they have performed in the Inland Empire. Please review the before and after images of some of the Inland Empire breast augmenation results. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park provide their patients with the very best care. Call Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park today at (909) 981-8985 for your Inland Empire breast augmentation consultation today.
For some women in Pasadena the decision to have Breast Augmentation is a result of many factors, including personal reasons. The need to reduce volume due to weight loss or following pregnancy, to acheive better breast symmetry, to improve the sagging effects of gravity and time or to improve the appearance of a breast that is disfigured due to trauma, heredity or congenital abnormalities.
Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park combined, have performed hundreds of breast augmenations in Pasadena and are clinical experts on your implant choices. In your Pasadena breast augmentation consultation they will help facilitate you to make an informed decision on what type of implant to use, the recommended incision and the placement of the implant.
Recently, after a 14 year exhaustive study, the FDA has once again approved silicon gel implants for women to use for breast augmetation in Pasadena and the United States. This new generation of silicone gel implants do not bleed in the event of a rupture.
To schedule your Pasadena Breast Augmentation consultation please call Dr. Sorosky or Dr. Park at (909) 981-8985 today.