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How a Tummy Tuck Can Help You See the Finish Line

How a Tummy Tuck Can Help You See the Finish Line

Sometimes life can feel like a race. It’s you and Time, running neck and neck, trying to stay ahead of each other, the same race that every human being on Earth is running. And sometimes that race can feel harder than it should, because your body goes through changes that can slow you down and make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that you can keep running that marathon with your head held high: There are some changes you can turn back the clock on with a tummy tuck! At the office of board certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown, tummy tucks are one of our most popular treatments. Tucks can turn back that clock and correct changes to your body that you may have no control over. If you’re wondering how getting a tummy tuck can help you, read on as we breakdown what they are and what they can do for you.
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4 Common Misconceptions About Mommy Makeovers

4 Common Misconceptions About Mommy Makeovers

Sometimes becoming the “new you” means getting back to the “old you”. Any mother can tell you: Bringing a child into the world changes you. And some of those changes might not be ones you want sticking around for the rest of your life. That’s where getting back to the “old you” comes in: Thanks to mommy makeovers, you can restore your body back to its pre-childbirth state! At the office of board certified plastic surgeon Richard J. Brown, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about mommy makeovers. It’s a very popular procedure AND a highly misunderstood one. A lot of misconceptions surround this life-changing, life-enhancing process. Let us clear up the confusion by debunking four of the most common misconceptions about mommy makeovers.
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Why We Started #ReleaseYourInnerBeauty

Everybody is beautiful. That’s something we believe down to the core of our beings here at the offices of Scottsdale board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown. Each day we have the pleasure of working with patients who are intelligent, caring, and accomplished. They’re drop-dead gorgeous, both inside and out. But not everyone sees it that way. The thing is, you can be perfectly happy with yourself as a person and still feel out of place in your own skin. Just because you are successful and intelligent and have a happy, loving family doesn’t mean you’ll feel beautiful. Sometimes in spite of all your accomplishments, you simply don’t feel whole.
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things to know before a mommy makeover

5 Things to Know Before Having a Mommy Makeover

Few changes are as fulfilling, meaningful and powerful as giving birth to a child. It’s a great big change to your life, to your family and to the world itself. But it also means a bunch of small changes for your body, as well. You may end up with more weight, you may get stretchmarks, or your breasts may change shape or lose volume. You feel grateful for the big change you’ve brought into the world but wishing you still had the body you had before it happened. But like the old saying goes: change is good. Mothers who want to get back in touch with the active bodies they had before pregnancy may not have access to a time machine, but they have the next best thing available to them: a mommy makeover! A series of surgical procedures, mommy makeovers use a combination of tummy tucks, liposuction and breast surgeries to restore mothers back to their pre-childbirth bodies.
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mommy makeover have it all

How a Mommy Makeover Can Help You Have it All

Bringing a new life into this world is an extraordinary thing that can transform a mother both mentally and physically. Sometimes that transformation can be a radical one. Our bodies are resilient and can bounce back from so many things, but pregnancy and childbirth are special cases. They can cause permanent changes that a mother may not want to have to spend the rest of her life living with.
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tummy tuck boost your health

5 Ways a Tummy Tuck Can Boost Your Health

If you’ve recently had a major weight loss or pregnancy, then you’re likely familiar with the loose, baggy skin, scarring, or stretch marks that a body change like this often leaves. The skin is an amazing organ with some truly wonderful defensive and regenerative properties, but it simply doesn't always have the ability to shrink itself after a weight loss or childbirth.
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Will Bigger Implants Result in Stretch Marks?

woman-right-2000x800 It is very common for women considering breast implants to ask about developing stretch marks. These are women who have either experienced stretch marks in other parts of their bodies from pregnancy or gaining weight, or they might be women who have seen stretch marks in other women. Related: Can Bigger Breasts Hurt Your Back? There is no definite answer although we can say that we have only seen a handful of cases where stretch marks occur after a breast implant surgery. They are not a complication that we focus on because it happens so rarely. Even when reassuring women that there is a very small likelihood that they will see stretch marks after their breast augmentation surgery, some typically follow up with questions about what they can do to ensure they avoid them. They often talk about precautions they have read online such as ointments and lotions. It surprises most women to learn that the main cause of stretch marks has very little to do with the products they use and more to do with genetics. Women who have already experienced stretch marks in other parts of their bodies are more likely to develop them after breast augmentation surgery. Women with thin, weak skin will typically see stretch marks more than those with stronger skin. It has less to do with the size of the implants they are getting and more to do with the natural elasticity of their skin. These women would most likely experience stretch marks in natural situations, such as breast growth during pregnancy. This is actually an important part of the examination process that should take place before any plans for surgery are put into place. The doctor who will be performing the implant surgery should carefully examine your skin and ask questions about stretch marks you may have in other areas of your body. Knowing how prone you are to stretch marks may influence the doctor when it comes to suggesting the size of the implant you should use. If you already have stretch marks that have occurred naturally, it may be a good idea to stay away from large implants. The good news is, when you work with Dr. Richard J. Brown, he will take the time to properly assess the situation and make proper recommendations along the way. His experience allows him to know what to look for and what things to discuss with his patients before a surgery is scheduled. If he senses that a certain procedure will result in unsightly stretch marks, you can trust that he will let you know. To set up a time to talk with Dr. Brown about breast implant surgery, call our offices today at 480-947-2455.
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