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Mommy-MakeoverAfter all you’ve done for your children and family, after all the sleepless nights and endless stress it’s time for you take time out for yourself. To get YOU back. Mommy-makeovers refer to a host of different procedures that can help give you back your pre-maternity jeans bod. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Said A. Samra, Dr. Asaad H. Samra, Dr. Munjal P. Patel and Dr. Salem Samra comprise Samra Plastic Surgery with offices in Holmdel and Old Bridge. Our plastic surgeons very commonly see women coming in requesting things to be nipped and tucked to turn back the hands of time and undo the havoc of pregnancy. Among the popular procedures for these women, are tummy-tuck (or abdominoplasty), breast lift (with or without implants) and liposuction.

“Few things can make as much impact on a person’s life as a tummy-tuck can.”, says Dr. Asaad H. Samra, ”We are directly targeting the skin and fat of the abdomen that is resistant to diet and exercise. It’s simply an area that they can’t make better themselves.” A tummy-tuck refers to a surgery in which the lower abdominal skin and fat are removed, the “six-pack” muscles are tightened to bring in the waist, and the remaining skin “tucked” to give back those svelte curves. The procedure typically takes about two hours under general anesthesia, and the patient goes home the same day.

A breast lift repositions the nipple and areola higher on the breast mound. It can be done with or without implants depending on whether or not more volume or fullness of the breast is desired. A breast lift takes approximately an hour and a half under general anesthesia and is also an outpatient procedure. When done in conjunction with implants, the implant is usually placed under the pectoral muscle and can be filled with either saline or silicone.

Liposuction describes a surgery in which unwanted fat is literally sucked out from stab incisions. Liposuction can be done with or without an energy source to treat the fat before removing it. Laser-assisted liposuction, as an example, uses laser that may reduce fat and encourage skin-tightening. Once the laser has been used then the treated fat is suctioned out as in traditional liposuction. A compression garment (or girdle) is commonly used for at least two weeks to help control swelling and bruising, and helps speed up getting your final result.

These procedures can be done alone or in combination. “We commonly combine a breast lift with a tummy-tuck. That way there is only one recovery period.”, says Dr. Samra. Prospective patients need to be evaluated during a consultation to make sure these surgeries are appropriate for them.  Also, occasionally candidates are asked to see their primary care doctor to make sure it is safe for them to have the surgery, medically cleared.

For those not ready to take the plunge into the operating room, there are non-surgical options available for facial and body concerns. Botox is still is one of the most commonly performed procedures to date and is used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles typically around the eyes and upper face. Additionally, Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment to lift in the face and neck using ultrasound energy. Hate that muffin-top and extra-love handles? Well, now we can actually painlessly melt that fat. Vanquish is new radiofrequency device that selectively heats up fat cells causing permanent reduction. “Patients typically need at least 4 treatments done once a week.”, says Dr. Samra, “The feedback and results that we are receiving from our patients is nothing short of great. Now, Vanquish isn’t for everybody so make sure you have a consultation with your surgeon.”

Samra Plastic Surgery offers tha latest techniques in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation. We have two convenient locations and offer evening appointments. We have been part of the community for over 30 years. Our surgeons perform their injectable and laser therapies in Jeunesse Medical Spa. The aestheticians at Jeunesse specialize in skin care, massage and also perform eyelash extensions. Call us today and schedule an appointment, When you’re ready, we’re ready.

Body Contouring Improves Long-Term Weight Control after Gastric Bypass

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Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

“We demonstrated that patients with body contouring present better long-term weight control after gastric bypass,” according to the study by Dr. Ali Modarressi and colleagues of University of Geneva, Switzerland. Since maintaining weight loss to reduce long-term health problems is the key goal of bariatric surgery, the researchers believe that body contouring should be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic surgery for patients who have achieved massive weight loss.

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Tummy tucks on the rise among men

While many may believe that men are more impervious to body image issues than women, a recent trend seems to indicate otherwise. The New York Times reports that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, between 2000 and 2009 the number of men undergoing abdominoplasty procedures, more commonly referred to as tummy tucks, has doubled.
Some men who are concerned about the appearance of their midsection may have tried out over-the-counter products that tout their ability to give users a six-pack. However, the news source reports that these creams and ointments are often very ineffective and might lead men to seek out other options.”If you think you can go into a store and buy something and get all these results, then you’re fooling yourself,” Stefan Pinto, a model and fitness writer, told the new source.Tanning is also a popular option to look slimmer in general, but also to create the illusion of abdominal muscles or more definition.
According to the Mayo Clinic, tummy tucks can be performed for a number of reasons, but are most frequently used to tighten any lose or excess skin. These areas are often resistant to exercise and diet.

Can a plastic surgeon remove c-section scars?

According to, the most common surgery undergone by women in the U.S. is childbirth by cesarean section – also known as c-section surgery. While many of these surgeries result in barely noticeable, horizontal scars below the underwear line, there are times when large, raised, discolored, painful or even vertical scarring happens.
The good news for women who have abnormal scars resulting from a c-section is that they may be able to make it less noticeable with the help of a plastic surgeon.
“In the hands of a skilled surgeon, painful, thick or prominent scars can be revised for a more subtle appearance,” a plastic surgeon who performs scar revision surgeries wrote recently in the La Jolla Light newspaper. Doctors may use several different methods to reduce the size and improve the appearance of a scar. According to the National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus, this may involve opening the incision and reclosing it carefully as well as using nonsurgical cosmetic techniques such as dermabrasion.
Others suggest women who suffer from unsightly c-section scars combine their scar revision with other procedures such as a tummy tuck or a so-called mommy makeover, which may include a combination of cosmetic procedures including breast lift, liposuction and/or body contouring.

Tummy tuck among the most popular plastic surgeries

Over the last decade, the number of plastic surgeries being performed has risen across the board, but one procedure in particular has experienced the most significant gains.
The number of patients undergoing tummy tucks has increased 84 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
While men can certainly benefit from the procedure, doctors say that the vast majority of patients undergoing the treatment are women. Analysts suggest that pregnancy’s effect on the body may be one of the main reasons women are more likely to elect for a tummy tuck.
This straightforward procedure can tighten and flatten the abdominal area, getting rid of excess skin and fat while allowing women to regain their figures.
Although tummy tucks are an effective form of body contouring, it is not a weight loss treatment and they work best on patients who have demonstrated that they can maintain a healthy weight.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that those who are considering undergoing a tummy tuck should first consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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