While excited for their Mommy Makeover, many women find the idea of their recovery period somewhat disconcerting. Caring and taking time for yourself can present a challenge. As a mother, your family depends on you. Not only demanding time, children also need your attention and help to get through their day. How then, as a mother, is a restful recovery possible?
Understand the Importance of Your Recovery
Be smart about your recovery. A restful recovery is one of the most important ways to ensure optimal healing. More[...]
You have fallen in love with your little one, however, your after-baby body is not as easy to love. For many mothers, the changes that their body experiences during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding prevents them from feeling comfortable and confident in their appearance. In hopes of restoring their figure, mothers come to Pacifica Center seeking the expertise of Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta. While certain of how they want to look, many mothers are uncertain as to how to go about and achieve their desired appearance.[...]
With baby boomers flush with solid pensions, 401Ks and rising investments, more are splurging on cosmetic surgery. Seniors are increasingly spending on facelifts, eyelifts and other procedures to rejuvenate and refresh their appearance. While younger people might seek cosmetic surgery for job or professional reasons, seniors often just want to take a few years off or just want a more youthful appearance to match their still young attitudes and feelings about themselves. Common procedures for seniors include: Facelift. As you get older, your facial skin usually sags[...]
If you're interested in cosmetic surgery in Oxnard but want to know if your health insurer will cover it, call your health plan and find out. Health insurance companies require the procedure to be "medically necessary" in order to be covered. Some cosmetic procedures are paid for by health insurance companies while others are not. For example, breast reduction due to back pain or breast reconstruction needed because of breast cancer are two surgeries that are usually covered by health insurance. With back pain caused by[...]
A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a procedure where a surgeon removes excess skin and stretch marks. Many women request it after pregnancy or weight loss. During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon directly removes excess abdominal skin and fat, and also tightens the abdominal wall. Typically, about 30 to 50 percent of abdominal skin can be removed during the procedure. The remaining skin is then stretched out to cover the entire abdomen, making it thinner and presenting a leaner shape. A tummy tuck[...]
If you're trying to watch your weight by using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, you may actually be setting yourself up for diabetes or even obesity. Every persons ability to handle artificial sweeteners is completely different. For some people, incorporating small amounts of these sugar substitutes will help in weight loss. However, others may be more susceptible to a host of negative side-effects of artificial sweeteners, including: Weight gain (yes, weight gain!) Mood swings Headaches Abdominal pain Dizziness Blurred vision According to one researcher in Israel,[...]
Weight loss surgery is a booming business. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released its annual report on what's hot in cosmetic procedures. The report found that in 2014, procedures associated with massive weight loss including tummy tucks, thigh lifts, upper arm lifts and breast lifts grew at their fastest rate in four years. Cosmetic surgeons believe that such growth in cosmetic surgery is a direct result of the increase in weight loss surgeries. Nearly 179,000 Americans underwent weight loss surgery in 2013. The[...]
A breast cancer diagnosis followed by mastectomy is a difficult challenge for every woman. For younger women, it is often assumed that a mastectomy will be followed by breast reconstruction surgery. For older women, however, the choice may not always be cut and dried.
Women over 65 were the subject of an article that appeared in a recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Using a national surgery database, researchers identified nearly 41,100 women who had[...]
If you're dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes, or looking for a refreshed or more youthful overall look, eyelid surgery may be right for you. According to the staff at Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery in Oxnard, surgery performed on both the upper and lower eyelids can make a dramatic difference in a clients appearance. With upper eyelids, excess skin and fat can create a heavy looking or droopy eyelid, causing an aged appearance and even blocking[...]
After undergoing plastic surgery, you will most likely return home with sutures or stitches. The staff at Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery in Camarillo, California will provide you with instructions on how to care for your stitches. Following the instructions of your surgeon is vital to ensure good healing. These instructions include:
Avoid moisture or water for the first 24 hours. After that time, you can wash the area up to twice a day. Be very gentle and use a mild soap and water.