Mommy Makeovers are not “one size fits all.” Just as each woman’s body responds differently to pregnancy; each Mommy Makeover is designed to address the unique personal appearance goals of each individual. If you decide to have a Mommy Makeover, you can expect your board-certified Cleveland cosmetic surgeon to perform a physical examination and discuss with you your concerns and goals in detail before recommending a Mommy Makeover plan specifically designed to meet your personal goals and restore your body to its sexy pre-baby shape.
Typically, a Mommy Makeover addresses each of the body areas most affected by pregnancy: the breasts, stomach, and hips and thighs. The following are the more common cosmetic surgery procedures included in a Mommy Makeover, although the number and combination of procedures varies according to the individual’s needs and appearance goals.
- Breasts. A breast augmentation restores lost breast volume after nursing, returning breasts to their normal cup size or augmenting the size of small breasts for a more pleasing body balance. Frequently performed with breast augmentation, a breast lift raises sagging breasts, restoring pre-baby perkiness and improving clothing fit. In some cases, a breast reduction is indicated to reduce cup size or remove excess skin from stretched and sagging breasts.
- Stomach. A full tummy tuck tightens the skin and muscles of the upper and lower abdomen while removing excess abdominal skin and stretch marks caused by pregnancy. When appearance issues are limited to the lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck may be recommended. Most popular today is the lipo tummy tuck which offers the additional benefit of removing excess fat to recontour the abdominal area.
- Hips and Thighs. Smartlipo TriPlex removes pregnancy fat accumulations from hips and thighs, returning body contours to their pre-pregnancy shape.
To find out more about how a Mommy Makeover can return your body to its pre-pregnancy shape, click here to download our FREE Mommy Makeover Guide.
The new 2013 spring and summer fashions that recently debuted on runways in New York, London and Paris looked fabulous on the slim, leggy models that strutted before appreciative audiences. But unless you share model Tilda Lindstam’s svelte silhouette or catwalker Tian Yi’s slim athletic build, you might need a little help re-contouring your body from a board-certified Cleveland cosmetic surgeon before you’re ready to wear the new spring looks with confidence. (Want to see what you’re up against? Click here to check out The Fashion Spot’s pics of the most popular 2013 spring fashion show models.)
Hottest 2013 spring and summer fashion trends
Lots of leg, bare midriffs and revealing peek-a-boo cutouts dominate soon-to-arrive spring and summer fashions. Glamour magazine’s fashion experts expect the following trends to be among the most popular with fashion-savvy women. (Click here to enjoy Glamour’s Spring Trends slideshow.)
- Long Bermuda shorts with a little feminine swish at mid-knee.
- Sporty sleeveless dresses with fitted bodices and flared thigh-high skirts.
- Shorts suits for work and play.
- Revealing midriff-baring tops, high-slit skirts and M-cut hemlines.
- Bold stripes, startling peek-a-boo cutouts, sheer lace and skin-tight leather.
Slim down with Smartlipo
Even if you’re a dedicated gym rat, dieting and exercise may not be enough to achieve the sleek body contours needed to show off the new flesh-exposing fabrics and designs that are generating the greatest spring and summer fashion buzz. If cutting calories and boosting your workout isn’t getting the job done, maybe it’s time to consider Smartlipo TriPlex, the cutting-edge laser-assisted liposuction procedure first introduced to northern Ohio by expert board-certified Cleveland plastic surgeon Dr. Vicente Poblete who is associated with the renowned Cleveland Clinic.
To find out more about Smartlipo TriPlex, click here to watch pre- and post-Smartlipo videos of actual patients discussing their liposuction experiences with Dr. Poblete.
It’s a New Year! Time for new resolutions and goals. Out with the pudgy, wrinkled, tired-looking, old you and in with a sleek, sexy, younger-looking, gorgeous new you! It’s time to banish muffin tops and love handles and embrace a fit new figure. It’s time to erase crow’s feet and worry lines and love the way you look! Resolve to tackle your appearance issues head on and feel good about yourself in 2013. All you need is a little help from your favorite board-certified Cleveland cosmetic surgeon and you can realize your new appearance goals!
Time to assess
The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a close look at yourself and how you feel about the way you look. Be honest with yourself. When you checked out the holiday photos on your friends’ and family’s Facebook pages, how did you feel? Were you proud of the way you looked or did you cringe and wish you could hit delete and make every photo of you disappear?
Time to set goals
Your family will probably tell you that you look fine, and they’ll honestly mean it. They’re used to seeing you as you are right now. Of course, when they look at you they don’t just see what’s on the surface; they also see all the beautiful things you are inside. But here’s the thing, you see what’s on the surface; and if the way you look doesn’t make you happy, that nagging feeling of discontent will eat away at your self-esteem.
Time to act
You don’t have to suffer in misery. Botox and facial fillers can peel away the years, Smartlipo TriPlex can smooth away excess body fat, a tummy tuck can flatten your belly, and a breast lift can bring the girls back up where they belong.
New Year’s wishes can come true! Schedule your cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Poblete today and start looking forward to the New Year and a New You!
High consumer demand for cosmetic surgery has sparked a dangerous trend that has the potential to end in tragedy. In some cases, including the one noted in our previous post, cosmetic surgery performed by inappropriately trained physicians who have no plastic surgery credentials has caused the needless death of a patient.
Like other medical specialties, plastic surgery (also called cosmetic surgery) is a highly specialized medical field with its own specific course of study, dedicated technology and specialized surgical techniques.
Board-certified Cleveland plastic surgeons are required by the American Board of Medical Specialties, a governing and standards-setting organization that operates under the auspices of the American Medical Association (AMA), to complete several years of additional training and medical residency dedicated to the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.
What board-certified Cleveland cosmetic surgeons find so disturbing is the influx into their specialty of physicians and surgeons trained in other fields. According to an online article on USA Today, an increasing number of gynecologists, obstetricians, dermatologists, dental oral surgeons and other physicians with no specific training in plastic surgery have begun offering cosmetic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks, liposuction and Botox injections.
Even more disturbing is the trend to offer Botox and other skin filler treatments at beauty salons, spas and even home parties where procedures are performed by people with absolutely no medical training.
Critics claim that the trend is a blatant attempt to cash in on today’s desire to improve personal appearance. There is considerable concern within the plastic surgery community that some non-certified cosmetic surgery providers may be primarily interested in collecting lucrative fees and not in their patients’ health and welfare. Even when this is not true, non-board certified plastic surgeons lack the rigorous professional training to successfully handle problems during delicate cosmetic surgery procedures, often failing to adequately protect the patient’s health or achieve the desired results.