• How Soon After Having My Baby Can I Get a Mommy Makeover?

    Many mothers struggle with the weight gain and body distortions that come with pregnancy. The effects of these body changes can leave the mother feeling self-conscious and vulnerable about what their body now looks like. Luckily, there are surgical options that can drastically improve the post-baby body. The Mommy Makeover can include,

    Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation can be done using silicone gel breast implants, saline breast implants or anatomical breast implants. The implants will give you fuller breasts.

    Breast Lift: Once your breasts have gone through the process of pregnancy and producing milk, they may suffer from stretching, leaving them saggier than before. A breast lift can help reduce the sagginess and lift them to where they used to sit.

    Abdominoplasty: Women are blessed to have bodies that can undergo the stress of having a baby. Pregnancy can leave the body looking different from what it was before. For example, the stomach muscles can stretch making it harder for the tummy to be firm and flat again. Loose skin commonly occurs resulting in a sagging appearance. An abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, to help you feel more confident.

    Liposuction: Liposuction is ideal for mothers who have areas of excess fat even after toning their bodies.

    So, how soon after the baby is it safe to get a mommy makeover? You may want to consider holding off until you have lost the baby weight. You should also wait until you are done breast feeding for at least three months if you are considering breast surgery. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. David Motoki to learn about your options for a Mommy Makeover. 
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  • Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Revision Surgery?

    Breast revision surgery is ideal for women who want to improve the results of previous cosmetic breast surgery. The revision can change the size or shape of the implants and address any problems with your prior breast augmentation. The goal of this procedure is to restore and remake the breasts for a more satisfied you.

    Why consider breast revision:

    Size: One of the most common reasons to consider breast revision is to adjust the size of the breasts, whether your primary breast augmentation is too small or too big.

    Deflation or Leakage: It is possible for saline implants to deflate or silicone implants to develop a shell leak. Deflated or leaking implants should be replaced.

    Scar tissue: Excessive scar tissue may cause the implants to feel hard or can cause discomfort. Scar tissue can be removed to make the breasts feel more natural.

    Loose skin: Loose breast skin can cause the breasts to sag in appearance. A breast lift can help your breasts look more youthful.  

    Visible or palpable rippling of the implant:  Women who notice rippling may elect to replace their implants with a more molecularity cohesive silicone gel implant.

    Whatever the reason may be, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. David Motoki to learn about your options and find out if breast revision surgery is right for you. 
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  • Can Eyelid Surgery Improve Your Vision?

    Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that involves treating the upper or lower eyelids to improve loose saggy skin, wrinkles and bags. Blepharoplasty can result in a more youthful and energetic appearance of the eyes. In some men and women who have very saggy upper eyelids the blepharoplasty surgery can actually improve their peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can remove excess sagging skin, muscle or fat to improve the aged and tired look of the eyes. In some people the major problem is sagging of the forehead and eyebrows rather than excess upper eyelid skin and these people benefit from a forehead- brow lift.

    As people age the skin loses elasticity. The loss of elasticity and gravity can cause the sagging skin to collect on the upper eyelids. Many older adults consider eyelid surgery to help improve their vision. Their vision can be enhanced because the eyelid surgery can decrease any skin that may be blocking their view. There is a simple test to see how your vision can improve with upper eyelid surgery. Simply take your finger and lift up your upper eyelid or areas that sag. If there is a drastic difference, then it is time to consider eyelid surgery.

    There is a whole world out there waiting to be seen. Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Motoki to help determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
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