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Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler started 2019 by mentioning her recent Mommy Makeover, which is sure to raise interest in the solution to many common effects pregnancy and childbirth have on a woman’s body. Changes addressed by the combination of surgical procedures include breast deflation and sagging, stubborn fat pockets, a flabby belly, and abdominal muscle separation. The catchall procedure seems to be increasingly popular and accepted among women who want to recapture the contours of their pre-baby body.
When it comes to understanding what goes into a Mommy Makeover, the Los Angeles-based plastic surgeons at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery regularly meet with women to explain how the procedures work, as well as how they are tailored to each unique patient.
A typical Mommy Makeover may include some or all of the following procedures: tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, and even Brazilian butt lift. That said, the belly is almost always a primary focus. This is because, during pregnancy, the abdomen grows larger as the baby grows. This causes the abdominal muscles to weaken and separate. The stretching may also cause collagen fibers to break down in the skin, and leading stretch marks. A tummy tuck can address this problem by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and tissue to restore a pre-pregnancy figure. Liposuction can be used to remove persistent fat cells in the abdomen, as well as elsewhere on the body.
The other primary area of focus is the breasts, since pregnancy can cause significant changes to the breasts regardless of whether or not a mother has ever nursed her child. Fluctuations in breast size due to hormones and milk production can result in stretched and saggy breasts as volume eventually decreases. Many Los Angeles women would prefer their pre-pregnancy breasts, and thankfully, a breast augmentation or breast lift (or a combination of both) can address the physical changes.
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Drs. Steve Svehlak and Dan Yamini both perform liposuction at their Los Angeles-area practice, but no two of their surgeries are alike. Every patient who comes to Sunset Cosmetic Surgery for surgical fat removal gets a customized procedure intended to provide results that reflect their body: their proportions, their existing contours, and their natural look. […]
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Breast augmentation is a Los Angeles-area reality. Hollywood and other nearby Southern California cities long ago embraced the idea that women have the right to look the way they want and to get help from plastic surgeons as desired. That said, there are still a good many people in the area—and beyond—who know about the […]
At Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, we obviously take pride in helping our patients to achieve the contours they’ve dreamed about—sometimes for years. While most of the procedures we offer shape the body in some way, few stand out as elegantly as the Brazilian butt lift. Los Angeles-area patients have likely heard the term, even if they […]
We all know the many reasons to go through with cosmetic surgeries. It may be that we just want to enhance our looks or be more like an image we have in our minds or have seen in movies or TV. It could also just be to feel more confident and sexier. Some feel there […]