Kenneth Hughes, M.D., Harvard Trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy Makeover Los Angeles, CA

If you are a mother looking to totally revamp and revitalize your body, you owe it to yourself to visit HughesPlasticSurgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.

The mommy makeover may encompass any number of procedures including breast augmentation and/or breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the Brazilian buttlift. Dr. Hughes performs these combination surgeries several times a week in his fully accredited surgical center with dedicated board certified anesthesiologists. Dr. Hughes performs most of these combination procedures under general anesthesia in 4 hours or less.

The tummy tuck can be helpful after pregnancy or after massive weight loss. The abdomen is stretched during pregnancy, both the abdominal wall (abdominal muscles and fascia) and the skin. The skin and abdominal wall do not usually return to their pre-pregnancy state. As such, a woman may have varying degrees of loose skin and a variable amount of abdominal wall laxity. A tummy tuck addresses both the loose skin and the lax abdominal wall as to give a nice, flat youthful contour to the abdomen.

Liposuction can be used to further reduce the size of the waist and improve contour. Dr. Hughes frequently liposuctions fat from the sides and back at the time of the tummy tuck to produce changes in waist size of 6 to 8 inches or more. This fat can also be used to augment the hips or the buttocks as in the Brazilian buttlift.

The breasts are frequently addressed at the same time. Some women as a result of engorgement from lactation and/or breast feeding suffer an involutional loss and a deflated look. Breast augmentation adds fullness to the look of the breasts and improves the deflated appearance. Dr. Hughes offers breast augmentation with saline, silicone (cohesive gel), and gummy bear (highly cohesive or form stable) implants as well as fat grafting to the breast. A breast lift can be utilized at the same time if the areola and/or breast has fallen below the inframammary fold. Dr. Hughes employs the breast lift that has the shortest scar necessary to affect the best appearing breasts.

Combining these procedures can produce amazing transformations in body contour and self esteem. Patients are metamorphosed, and they really tend to have a much better outlook on life with their rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Hughes very much enjoys this aspect of his profession, and he hopes to share in your happiness.

 

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Browse other Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Tummy Tuck Articles at Hughes Plastic Surgery:

Article 1: Goals, History, and Anatomy of the Tummy Tuck
Article 2: Abdominal Wall Anatomy and Physical Exam in the Tummy Tuck Patient
Article 3: Physical Exam in the Tummy Tuck Patient
Article 4: Risks, Limitations, Good and Bad Candidates for Tummy Tuck
Article 5: Subgroups of Tummy Tuck Patients
Article 6: Operative Details and Safety in the Tummy Tuck
Article 7: Mini Tummy Tuck, Short Scar, and Standard Tummy Tucks
Article 8: Postoperative Management and Complications in Tummy Tuck
If You Have a Scar that You Do Not Like, Dr. Hughes is an Expert, Read His Chapter on Scars and His Article on Scar Improvement:
Chapter 7: Scar Revision in Plastic Surgery
Article 4: Protocol for the Management of Keloid Scars
A Few Commonly Asked Questions:

 

Can You Add Flank or Side Liposuction to Mommy Makeover?

If you are otherwise healthy and at a healthy weight, all of this can be done at once provided the surgery can be performed in less than 6 hours. In a person of average weight, these procedures may take me 4 hours. I think that keeping the surgery time to less than 6 hours has been shown to reduce complications. From a purely blood supply standpoint, all of these if performed correctly should not create risks.

 

Can I Have Breast Augmentation, Full Breast Lift, and Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

I think that if you are otherwise healthy and if your breasts are not grossly asymmetric, the likelihood is that all can be performed at the same time in a safe manner. The tummy tuck may take 1.5 to 2 hrs, the augmentation 15 to 30 minutes, and the full breast lift 2 hrs (less if you only need a circumareolar or vertical lift).

 

Mommy Makeover What to Do Before and After

If you are in good general health and all medical conditions have been managed, adequate protein intake as well as a multivitamin can be useful. You should not be taking supplements or additional vitamins or minerals unless you need them. Some doctors recommend arnica and bromelain.

 

6 weeks Before Resuming Vigorous Activity after Mommy Makeover

In general after surgeries of this nature, I would recommend 6 weeks before considering any vigorous activity (including toddler lifting). You should not have any problems with wound separation or seroma (fluid collection) after that time period as well.

Will I Have Poor Scarring for Mommy Makeover

In general, scarring is a produce of genetics. Some people are good scar formers and others are poorer scar formers. Dr. Hughes always minimizes the scars to minimize the likelihood of poor scars. There is no one best therapy for scars. Silicone sheets, Mederma, and Biocorneum are reasonable and popular options. I recommend that the scar therapy begin after the scars have healed and there are no open areas, which usually takes 4 to 6 weeks.

What if I end up with Poor Scars?

Steroid injections, reexcision and steroid injections, and radiation after reexcision have been tried along with dozens of other measures. Radiation reduces recurrence most effectively but is not practical in most situations. Discuss all of these things with Dr. Hughes who has a lot of experience providing care to patients with darker skin colors and is published author on the subject.

 

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