Call it the Kardashian effect: Today, everyone wants to talk about butt lifts, injectables, implants, and of course, dermal fillers and Botox. There’s also a lot of discussion surrounding nonsurgical treatments to melt away or freeze off fat. But in an age when posting personal cosmetic treatments has become the norm, why isn’t anyone talking openly about breast augmentation?
Though doctors are witnessing a rise in patients’ requests for noninvasive aesthetic procedures, breast augmentations are still among the most popular surgical procedures. Over a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries were performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That number is up by almost 30% since 2000, so it’s clear that women are still seeking bigger breasts.
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Known for her ability to quite literally defy aging before cameras and critics, supermodel Christie Brinkley has long claimed to do nothing more than “dabble” with dermatological treatments such as Botox Cosmetic and in-office, noninvasive procedures to keep her youthful complexion beaming and taut. Recently, however, the 63-year-old beauty opened up to People about two new procedures she’s been relying on: Xeomin—a botulinum toxin, which like Botox Cosmetic or Dysport, is used to relax frown lines between the eyebrows—and Ultherapy, an FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tighten skin.
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With new uses of Botox Cosmetic being explored every day (like a cure for depression, a temporary fix for a gummy smile and the unfortunately named Scrotox), it’s hard to believe the drug isn’t already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all of its many indications. Even though the substance has been around since the ’50s and ’60s, it was only in 2002 that Botox Cosmetic received approval for treating frown lines and facial wrinkles (and it was just approved for use on crow’s-feet in 2013). Now, the FDA has approved the brand for use to treat forehead lines as well, making it the only neuromodulator on the market approved for use in wrinkles in three areas of the face—forehead lines, crow’s-feet and glabellar lines.
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Mommy makeover is a comprehensive plastic surgery procedure. The patient should decide to undergo this procedure should only after careful deliberation.
At the time of initial consultation, she should proactively engage with the surgeon, and clarify any concerns and doubts before making a decision. A dedicated surgeon will encourage her to ask questions and provide correct answers to her complete satisfaction.
Patients who make a well-thought out and realistic decision about a mommy makeover surgery will usually attain better satisfaction levels and will be able to appreciate the results better. ABPS board certified, judicious, and terrific cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides mommy makeover and various other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities and cities in this part of SoCal.
Questions about the Surgeon
- Are you board certified in plastic surgery, and if yes, from which medical board?
- How long have you trained and how much experience do you have in the field of cosmetic surgery?
- What is your success rate or patient satisfaction rate in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures?
- Would you perform the procedure at a hospital or an accredited surgical center?
- Are you affiliated with one of the local hospitals?
- Is your practice equipped to handle any emergency that may arise during or after the surgery?
- Do you have an experience to provide revision surgery, if the need arises?
Questions about the Surgery
- Do I make a reasonable candidate for mommy makeover surgery?
- What procedures would you recommend as part of my mommy makeover?
- Will you use the services of an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist for general anesthesia?
- How long would it take to complete the entire procedure?
- Will I need an overnight stay at the surgery center?
- What kind of pre-surgical preparation would be required?
- Can I review a few mommy makeover ‘before and after’ images to understand the expected results?
Questions about Recovery
- Is the recovery from mommy makeover going to be long and painful?
- How many days of leave should I apply at my workplace?
- Are there any ways to speed up the recovery and make it easier?
- What are the potential risks and complications that I should be aware of?
- How long will it take before I can return to my daily routine, including fitness exercises?
Questions about Costs
- How much will it cost me to undergo a mommy makeover surgery?
- Does your price quote include the pre- and post-operative expenses?
- What will be the cost difference if the procedure is performed at a surgery center instead of a hospital?
- Will I have to pay additionally for post-operative visits to your office?
- Can your office provide me guidance about my financing options?
The surgeon will usually address most of these questions from their own side. If the patient is unclear about any answers, she should feel free to ask again. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for mommy makeover.
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