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Plastic Surgery for the Holidays – Mommy Makeovers

December 15, 2012,

The holiday season is here again, and mothers everywhere are finding themselves consumed by the spirit of giving. Once the hectic period of gift shopping and seasonal decorating has passed, many women finally take the time to do something special for themselves. For busy moms who usually only think of others, plastic surgery has become increasingly popular as a means of much needed rejuvenation.

Young mothers make particularly good plastic surgery patients because they are generally healthy and highly motivated people. Frequently, these women have experienced unwanted changes in their body after pregnancy that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise alone. With so much of their lives focused on their children and spouses, the opportunity to focus on themselves by improving their physique and self-image is often an empowering experience.

Breast surgery is one of the most frequently requested procedures by young mothers. During pregnancy, women’s breasts enlarge due to production of breast milk. Once milk production ceases, women’s breasts tend to shrink, often to a size smaller than existed prior to pregnancy. The shape of the breast changes as well, frequently resulting in breasts that are smaller and less perky than before pregnancy. Lifting the breasts back to their original, youthful position with the Laser Bra lift is an elegant way to restore what has been lost. The Laser Bra procedure uses the patient’s own tissues to create an internal bra that shapes and supports the breast from the inside. For those patients who wish to increase their breast volume beyond what they have, a small breast implant in conjunction with a lift creates a dramatic improvement in breast size and shape.

Liposuction is another very popular procedure for women after pregnancy. In the years after childbirth, many women have an undesirable redistribution of fat to the hips, back, abdomen and thighs. This can result in the loss of the youthful figure they had before pregnancy, and may not improve significantly despite diet and exercise. By sculpting these undesirable collections of fat with Power-Assisted Liposuction technology, it is possible to shave years (and inches) off their figures.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a highly requested procedure that provides a dramatic tightening and shaping of the waistline. After pregnancy, the skin, muscle, and connective tissue of the abdomen may be stretched beyond their ability to return to normal. Loose skin, stretch marks and a bulging lower abdomen are frequently the results of this situation, and no amount of sit-ups will correct these unwanted changes. In these cases, an abdominoplasty may be needed to remove excess skin and stretch marks, and tighten the connective tissue and muscles to their pre-pregnancy contours.

Alone or in combination, breast surgery, liposuction and abdominoplasty are fantastic ways to improve body proportions, sculpt the female figure and tighten loose skin. These are just a few of the procedures that are popular for women seeking to rejuvenate themselves. In the spirit of the holiday season, many young mothers find great happiness in finally doing something special for themselves. And what better gift is there than the return of their youthful figure?

For information call Marina Plastic Surgery & Dermatology at (877) 298-9915 or www.marinaplasticsurgery.com.

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