Body

Will Pregnancy Change My Body Forever?

Although there are many changes that happen to a woman’s body as a result of pregnancy, not all of these changes are necessarily permanent. For example, some women may notice their feet seem slightly larger after they’ve had a baby. This is usually related to the swelling that occurs during pregnancy, so most women’s feet will go back to normal over time—but some women may actually have to go up a shoe size, moving forward! Other common physical changes include stretch marks, changes in breast size and appearance, and excess skin in the abdominal region. Pregnancy is no small feat…

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FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone

The FDA recently issued a warning to caution against the dangers of injectable silicone for cosmetic enhancement. Although silicone breast implants and other similar medical devices are FDA-approved to be placed inside the body for cosmetic use, it is dangerous to have the substance directly injected. According to the FDA warning, silicone can cause several health risks if injected, such as permanent disfigurement, tissue damage, ongoing pain, stroke, and death. In some cases, patients have unknowingly been injected with silicone—these patients were led to believe they were receiving an FDA-approved dermal filler, such as JUVÉDERM®. The individuals performing these unsafe…

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What to Expect for a Tummy Tuck Recovery

tummy tuck recovery

After deciding which type of tummy tuck to have, understanding what to expect during the recovery process is an important next step. When planning for this procedure, patients should consider every angle; from the day of the surgery, to the end of the recovery. A safe and healthy healing process is what our practice strives to educate our patients on, enabling them to be as prepared as possible. Most individuals are able to return home shortly after surgery, but we recommend taking one to two weeks off from work, school, and/or other daily activities—although this can vary based on individual…

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Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients may consider a tummy tuck to remove excess skin, as it cannot be addressed with exercise. This procedure can also tighten abdominal muscles that have separated, something that even strenuous activity cannot accomplish. While a tummy tuck is usually best for patients who have been pregnant or undergone a significant weight loss, it can also be appropriate for individuals seeking to eliminate loose skin on their abdomen, which can be addressed with a panniculectomy. Panniculectomy (with or without abdominoplasty, which addresses loose muscles) may be helpful for women who wish to transform their post-pregnancy body into a leaner, more…

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What is SculpSure®?

If you’ve been trying hard to lose weight through diet and exercise and are close to your goal weight, but still haven’t been able to get rid of some stubborn areas of fat, SculpSure® might be able to help. As a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, SculpSure® has enabled many of our patients to achieve the silhouette they desire. Using heat via innovative light-based technology, SculpSure® targets and breaks down fat cells in the treatment area while leaving surrounding healthy tissues unharmed. Body contouring with SculpSure® has proven to be a great way for our patients to eliminate those last few…

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