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If you are a mother looking to totally revamp and revitalize your body, you owe it to yourself to visit Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-educated, Harvard-trained board certified plastic surgeon at Hughes Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills for your best mommy makeover result. His brand new, spotless office and surgery center are a sight to behold. Even if you have not had children, certain breast and body surgeries may interest you and that is very common as well. You do not have to be a mommy to get a mommy makeover.
The mommy makeover may encompass any number of procedures including breast augmentation and/or breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the Brazilian buttlift. Mommy makeover surgeon Dr. Hughes performs these combination surgeries several times a week in his fully accredited surgical center in Los Angeles with dedicated board certified anesthesiologists from Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. 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. The tummy tuck also creates a more youthful belly button. Dr. Hughes will also improve the waist to hip ratio with a tummy tuck. This is completely different from some surgeons who will make the patient look more straight up and down. The goal is to not only make the stomach flat but the make the waist look contoured. Do not forget that tummy tuck and liposuction is very appropriate for some men as well. Some men after weight loss can get significant improvement from not only skin removal but from abdominal wall tightening as well (usually due to the visceral fat component stretching the abdominal wall from inside the abdomen).
In a mommy makeover with tummy tuck, liposuction can be used to further reduce the size of the waist and improve contour. In Los Angeles, Dr. Hughes frequently liposuctions fat from the sides, flanks, 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. This can further improve the hourglass figure and the overall silhouette.
The breasts are frequently addressed at the same time as the abdomen in a mommy makeover. Some women as a result of pregnancy and pregnancy related weight gains as well as engorgement from lactation and/or breast feeding suffer an involutional loss pf breast tissue and a deflated look. Breast augmentation adds fullness to the look of the breasts and improves the deflated appearance. Dr. Hughes, board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, 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. This is the breast augmentation portion of the mommy makeover. Dr. Hughes offers the best breast augmentation options for you for your mommy makeover.
For many patients, the skin is stretched to the point that the droopiness of the breast can only be improved by tightening the skin envelope with what is known as a breast lift. A breast lift can be utilized if the areola and/or breast has fallen below the inframammary fold. Breast surgeon Dr. Hughes employs the breast lift that has the shortest scar necessary to affect the best appearing breasts. Many times smaller lifts referred to as crescent lifts or donut lifts are wholly inappropriate to correct the droopiness of the breast and areola and should not be offered as solutions. A vertical or lollipop or circumvertical lift as well as an inverted T or anchor lift are usually much more appropriate. The shape of the breasts is the number one factor to being happy with the breasts. Boxy breasts or vertically long breasts are to be avoided and there are technical methodologies that Dr. Hughes has developed to improve the shape of the breasts, lift them, and make them look ROUND. The breast lift is necessary in many mommy makeovers for the best overall look for the breasts.
Dr. Hughes can perform any number of procedures at once to address loose skin on the arms or thighs or face or neck. The point is that everyone needs or wants something slightly or greatly different. Dr. Hughes performs the full gamut or array of cutting edge plastic surgical procedures, minimally invasive procedures including Bodytite and Facetite, and noninvasive procedures including Fractora and Votiva.
Combining breast procedures with body procedures as in that for a mommy makeover 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, as a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, very much enjoys this aspect of his profession, and he hopes to share in your happiness.
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BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
The mommy makeover may encompass any number of procedures including breast augmentation and/or breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the Brazilian buttlift.
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 TuckIf 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 Surgery
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, though the evidence is not as strong as for other medications.
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 product 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 a published author on the subject in Scars and Scar Revision in Reoperative Plastic Surgery.
Fractora is a new technology that allows for improvement in scarring that was unavailable up until a short while ago. This can be done as a short outpatient procedure and has several advantages over lasers and other proposed scar reducing technologies.
Recovery in the Mommy Makeover Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Many patients want to know about the recovery after their mommy makeover procedures. In most cases, patients can return to work in 2 weeks or less. Patients should not perform exercise or lift anything greater than 5 to 10 lbs for about 6 weeks. The main limitations and sleeping positions are dependent upon the particular procedures that the patient undergoes in the mommy makeover. Patients can have procedures done on the abdomen and back side and still recover, so do not be fooled by others who say the recovery is impossible. Dr.Hughes can assure you that the recovery is very possible and he has performed these combinations hundreds of times in his surgery center in Los Angeles (serving Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Playa Vista, Culver City and Marina del Rey as well).