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WHAT’S YOUR MOMMY MAKEOVER LOOK LIKE?
Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gregory Stagnone gets daily calls for a “mommy makeover” and daily they ask the caller “what does that mean to you? – What’s YOUR mommy makeover look like” That’s typically followed by a minute of silence… So, we ask “what is it that YOU want from the procedure?” A mommy makeover is NOT a procedure or the same for all mommies; but rather a personalized combination of procedures designed to help you look and feel your best after pregnancy.
In addition to your new (or older) bundle of joy, pregnancy can bring with it many undesired physical changes to your body. From weight gain to sagging or excess skin, your body may seem foreign to you after your children. A growing number of moms (new or not-so-new) are choosing to combat these changes and undergo cosmetic surgery to regain their “pre-baby” bodies. It can help restore or improve your body (and spirits) so you can enjoy your body as much as your growing family. Typically, it’s going to include surgery for the tummy and the breast; although we’ve talked with women who’ve discussed their knees, even their faces or noses while inquiring about a mommy makeover (so for that mommy, it’s going to be unique and different!).
As your weight yo-yo’s during your pregnancies, your skin can become lose and despite getting back into the gym or diets, you may be unable to regain your pre-baby body. Often during pregnancy your abdominal muscles become separated (called diastases) which, no matter how much you exercise, can’t be brought back together without surgical help. You may also have a lost volume to your breasts (deflated), or end up with breasts that now are droopy or saggy. Indeed, some mom’s now have breasts larger and heavier than before. Needless to say, most moms’ look in the mirror longing for their pre-baby bodies; so the good news, a mommy makeover can help get that back for you!
More good news is that a mommy makeover can improve several areas of the body with one surgery (AND, one recovery time!) It can help restore youthfulness, reduce excess fat, tighten loose skin and enhance breast volume or “perkiness”. All in all, a thorough mommy makeover can help restore self confidence by making you comfortable again in your own skin!
So, what’s your mommy makeover look like? A full tummy tuck and breast implants (augmentation)? An extended mini tummy tuck with some liposuction and breast lift? Maybe, tummy and hip liposuction with a modified breast lift and new implants? The possibilities are as varied as the kids in a mommy playgroup! One key thing to remember about mommy makeover surgery is that it’s particularly important to find an experience, qualified surgery when combining procedures.
Dr. Gregory Stagnone is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 25 years experience and uses only Board Certified Anesthesiologists for your comfort and safety. The Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas has its own accredited surgery center and recovery facility conveniently located in North Dallas. For more information on getting back your pre-baby body, please visit our website: www.cosmeticsurgerydallas.com or call today to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Gregory Stagnone 972-661-5077.
EVERYTHING ABOUT BOTOX
Just to cover our bases, let us first begin with the obvious about Botox. Botox is a prescription medication that is injected into muscles in the face for cosmetic purposes to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. The FDA first approved Botox 2002, to treat frown lines. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery statistics reports from 2013, over 6.3 million injections were performed that year!
- 95 million patients nationwide, use Botox.
- 30 minutes is the average time to administer.
- $380 is the average price per patient.
- Four months is the average amount of time it lasts.
- According to statistics, the median age of patients are between the ages of 40-59; however, plenty of patients are using it in their 30’s and even in their 20’s to avoid wrinkles later in life.
Be Weary of the “Botox Bargain.”
Yes, it is a well-known fact that Botox specials are happening every day. It is essential to know the potential downfalls of taking advantage of these specials. Sometimes Botox is priced at a discount because the actual ratio of Botox to the saline solution diluted. The FDA suggest that four units of Botox per 0.1 mL of saline solution. Therefore, be proactive and make sure to ask about how many units being used per area and NOT just what is the total volume of liquid in the syringe is that is injected per area.
The reason you want an accurate ratio of Botox to saline solution is to ensure a natural result; Diluted Botox can lead to poor and unnatural results.
Typical Number of Units Used-Per Area of Face
The amount of needed per area is dependent upon how deep the wrinkles are as well as what the characteristics are of that muscle group. Here is a general idea of how many units for the different areas of the face:
- Forehead Line: 10-30 units
- Crow’s Feet: 15-30 units
- Frown Lines: 20-30 units
- Neck Bands: 5-10 units
Understanding & Affording Botox
- Don’t think that you need to fill every little wrinkle that you see.
- Focus on the bigger problem areas – that can go a long way toward enhancing your youthful appearance.
- Make sure to pay by the unit instead of by the area.
- Beware of Botox parties! If the price seems too good to be true, it usually is.
- The number of units times the price per unit equals the estimated cost of botox.
- The average cost should range between $150-$600, and based on how many areas treated.
We hope these tips, trends, and stats help you navigate your next visit to get Botox and help you avoid the pitfalls that can come along with it! Visit one of our Top10MD Plastic Surgeons in a city near you and schedule your appointment today.
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