After 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 to melt 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 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.
The secret to getting a firm tummy isn’t just shedding excess fat, but also keeping the skin tight. This is easier said than done – often, it feels as though we have no control over the skin around our abdomen. However, there are a few techniques you can tap to keep that belly taut.
Here is a nice video from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) on Tummy tuck before and after results.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer
Here is a nice video from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on Tummy Tuck surgery
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Body contouring after weight-loss (bariatric) surgery produces long-term gains in several aspects of quality of life, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
“The study indicates a sustained quality of life improvement in post-bariatric patients after body contouring surgery,” concludes the study led by Dr. Eva S.J. van der Beek of University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. “This suggests the importance of including reconstructive surgery as a component in the multidisciplinary approach in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity,” Dr. van der Beek said.