(Updated for 2019) By now, all of America (and perhaps the world) has seen the amazing transformation of Mama June Shannon as documented in the recent WE TV reality series “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” Now meet the Doctor behind her amazing new body. Last fall, Dr. Daniel Kolder, a plastic surgeon in Ventura County met with the reality star after she had lost nearly 300 pounds via diet, exercise, and gastric sleeve surgery. While the 37 year old had achieved her weight loss goals, she[...]
Every woman knows that when you’re losing weight, your breasts are often the first place to show it. Like it or not, breast size can be closely linked to fluctuations in your weight. So, if you’re considering breast enhancement, but still have a little weight to lose, is it best to make it to your goal weight before having surgery? What is the ideal weight for breast augmentation?
How Does Weight Loss Affect Breast Implants?
Just like natural breasts, significant weight[...]
Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin in your abdominal area and can also repair separated muscle tissue. This and other body contouring procedures like liposuction are not weight loss methods, though, so it’s important to come as close as you can to meeting your weight loss goals beforehand. Here’s what to know about your BMI before getting a tummy tuck.
The term ‘dog ears’ refers to the skin or tissue protruding from the ends of a closed incision and is a potential side effect of skin-tightening procedures such as a tummy tuck. In surgery, dog ears are unfortunately a common and sometimes unavoidable result following wound closure. Here are some things you can do to help avoid dog ears after tummy tuck surgery.
Do Your Research
After tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, if a portion of skin protrudes from the incision[...]
If you’re planning to have a facelift, you may be anxious about what to expect. It’s important to know what to do and what questions to ask before your facelift procedure in order to help calm your nerves. Here are a few more ways to ease your potential worries and gain a little reassurance.
Do Your Research
Look into online medical forums or group discussions to hear from others who have experienced a facelift themselves. Also try searching for reputable[...]
The confusion between cup size and CCs can make choosing the size of your breast augmentation complicated. How do you know which measurement to use? And once you know, how do you decide what would look best? Use this information to help you demystify breast implant sizes and guide your decision.
Think Results, Not Numbers
Plastic surgeons get requests for specific measurements all the time. “I want a solid C cup.” “My friend had 375 CCs and looks great! I want those, too.”[...]
After pregnancy, it’s not at all uncommon to carry some extra weight in your midsection. For some women, these extra pounds seem an easy fix with the right amount of exercise and healthy eating. For others, the post-pregnancy belly bulge just won’t go away, no matter how much they exercise. If this is the case for you, that tummy bulge after pregnancy might require tummy tuck surgery to correct a condition called diastasis recti.
After your facelift, expect to come home with some swelling, bruising and tenderness.
While these symptoms are typically manageable and will gradually improve as your body heals, there are a few things you can do to reduce swelling and bruising after facelift surgery.
1. Keep Your Head Elevated
Try to keep your head elevated as much as possible in the first few days after your facial plastic surgery to reduce swelling. Some people find that sleeping in a recliner or propped up on several pillows[...]