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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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Am I a Good Liposuction Candidate?

181669883-300x196When a person is unhappy with areas of excess fat on their body, they might consider liposuction performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, helps slim and reshape specific areas of the body. This is done by removing excess fat deposits and improving body contours and proportion. The goal is to ultimately improve and enhance your self-image.
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How to Get Your Pre-Children Figure Back

YtGMK3TEVibdt9gdOqZZ0pK26Nh67TWkfljDSyStzy0-1Women who have completely finished having children are often motivated to work on their bodies to get them back into the shape they were before having babies was part of the plan. Some women go to great lengths to get their pre-children figure back, spending an impressive amount of time and money working out, eating healthy and sculpting their bodies. While the results they end up seeing are definitely impressive, there are some women who get to a point where they just cannot seem to get rid of fat or loose skin in certain areas of their bodies. They may try many different specialized exercises or diets trying to address these areas of their body, but unfortunately, do not see the results they are looking for. Liposuction The good news is, there are some very powerful and proven methods available to these women that will allow them to address these problem areas. One of the more popular methods is liposuction. It is important to know that liposuction is not a weight loss solution. It is a body sculpting procedure that allows a doctor to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that have not responded the way we would like them to through diet and exercise. Some of the more popular liposuction areas include the abdomen, thighs, hips, neck, and breasts. Liposuction is a short process with a quick recovery time and has proven to be very successful. Related: Will Having Children Ruin My Liposuction? Mommy Make-Over A Mommy Make-Over, like the one offered by Dr. Richard J. Brown, addresses several of the issues that may come up for women who have had children in the past. These women have also seen too few results from diet and exercise after giving birth to one or more children. The Mommy Make-Over helps to resolve the following:
  •      Laxity from stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin
  •      Changes in breast size, shape and skin quality
  •      Stretch marks
  •      Areas of fat not easily alleviated through diet and exercises
Mommy Make-Overs can be customized for each woman so that all important target areas are addressed. This could include breast augmentation, breast reduction, facelift, tummy tuck, and other skin dermabrasion procedures. Find out more about how Dr. Brown can help you reach your goal of looking and feeling like you did before you had children. We all know how special each person’s kids are to them and that most women would never trade the experience of having children for anything. Our goal is to help you look and feel as beautiful and confident as possible. Call us at 480-947-2455.
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Will Having Children Ruin My Liposuction?

181669883-300x196Women who are looking into liposuction as an option to rid themselves of unwanted fat in their abdomens, thighs, waist and backs often ask if a future pregnancy will undo or ruin the effects of liposuction. If they are still young and planning on having children down the road, they want to know if they are better off just waiting until after they have children before moving forward with liposuction. A pregnancy will not ruin or undo what liposuction has done. Liposuction is the process of removing small amounts of fat from various parts of the body. Once that fat is removed, it is gone forever. That is not to say that new fat cannot form in the same places – it can and it might when you get pregnant and have a baby. When a woman becomes pregnant, there are many different physical changes that will come about. Each woman’s pregnancy may be very different from another’s. There is no way to say that fat will definitely not form again in places in the body where you have had liposuction. It just depends on you and your body. There are women who have become pregnant after liposuction who claim that the procedure actually helped them avoid gaining fat or as much fat as they may have seen in a previous pregnancy. They say that the liposuction was helpful during their pregnancy. It is sometimes easy to confuse liposuction with other types of body makeover procedures such as a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck performed before a woman becomes pregnant is very likely to be undone or ruined as the baby grows. Tummy tucks, like the ones offered at Dr. Richard J. Brown’s office are a much more permanent procedure with results that can easily be disrupted by a pregnancy. So our answer is no, liposuction is not ruined or undone by a pregnancy. Some women seek out liposuction for results they want to see now, knowing that they will not be getting pregnant until further down the road. There is no reason to wait until after you have your child or children to pursue liposuction. Each patient seen at the offices of Richard J. Brown has a unique background and set of circumstances. By taking the time to learn more about each patient, including their medical history and their goals for the future, like having babies, Dr. Brown is able to make suggestions that make the most sense for the individual patient. Related: Will Having Children Ruing the Look of My Implants?  The best way to know and understand how liposuction can help you in your current situation is to set up a consultation with Dr. Brown. Call us at 480-947-2455 today and we can help you get started.
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Benefits of Ultrasonic Liposuction

ThinkstockPhotos-466376941At the offices of Dr. Richard J. Brown, we offer two types of liposuction for those who are looking for a way to rid themselves of stubborn, unwanted fat and tissue. Traditional liposuction was first developed over 30 years ago and remains one of the most effective ways to address unwanted fat deposits. We also offer Ultrasonic liposuction, which is relatively newer, but still very effective. For those who are not familiar with Ultrasound Liposuction, there are some key benefits that we feel are important for you to know. Dr. Brown will usually make a recommendation to a patient about which procedure would be best after discussing desired results and the medical history of the patient. It is not a question of which method is better, but more about what part of the body will be addressed during the procedure. What is Ultrasonic Liposuction? To understand Ultrasonic Liposuction, it is first important to understand what ultrasound is. Having been used for over 40 years now, ultrasound is the use of sound waves at a very high frequency. These sound waves create an energy that, when focused, can eliminate tissue. Doctors have used ultrasound to remove cataracts and tumors in the past and experts are continuing to find new ways to use the technology. With Ultrasonic Liposuction, these high-frequency sound waves work to dissolve or melt the fat at the target site. Once the fat has been sufficiently broken down, a doctor uses a small tube called a cannula to completely remove the fat once and for all. How is This Better or Different From Traditional Liposuction? The biggest difference between the two types of liposuction offered by Dr. Richard J. Brown is what parts of the body they can be used. Because ultrasonic liposuction works by first breaking the fat down, it can be used in places where traditional liposuction is impossible, such as the neck, face and arms. Ultrasonic liposuction has been extremely effective in helping patients who want to see a change in their bodies, but are unable to make that change by diet and exercise alone. This procedure eliminates fat and has the potential to break up cellulite. It leaves the patient with a more positive self-image. To learn more about ultrasonic liposuction and to find out if it is the right choice for you, call our offices today at 480-947-2455 to set up a consultation. Dr. Brown will discuss your goals with you and make suggestions as to which procedure would be the most beneficial.  
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What You Should Know About Thigh Gaps

thigh gapFollowing some negative attention due to unfortunate photoshopping on advertisements, thigh gaps became the talk of the nation. Genetically speaking, thigh gaps aren’t very common and can be extremely difficult to attain. Some body types simply don’t lend themselves to the sought after thigh gap - and that’s okay! Every body type is beautiful! Related: The Liposuction Facts You May Not Know If you’re interested in working towards a thigh gap, the first step is healthy living. A healthy diet and frequent exercise can help you lose inches in the thigh area if done right. But if you’re looking for a surgical alternative, liposuction can help in that stubborn area. There are a few things that Dr. Brown wants you to know first….
  • Have realistic expectations. If you’re a curvier woman, a thigh gap might not be possible. We encourage you to embrace your full figure!
  • Liposuction is not a means to weight loss. Most of our liposuction patients have reached or come close to their goal weight and use liposuction as a finishing touch to contour their problem areas that just can’t be fixed with diet and exercise.
  • Love your body. No matter what shape or size you are, loving yourself is the most important part of plastic surgery! Our procedures are meant to enhance your natural self and make you happy when you look in the mirror. Plastic surgery will only benefit your self esteem if you have realistic expectations.
Related: Bring Your Inspiration to Your Consultation! If you’d like to schedule a consultation at our Sun City or Scottsdale plastic surgery office, give us a call at 480-947-2455. Dr. Brown will take time to sit down with you and design a procedure that will have you feeling your best!
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The Myths and Truths of Liposuction You May Not Know

liposuction mythThere are many misconceptions about liposuction that Dr. Richard Brown runs into during consultations with patients. He addresses a lot of these questions on his YouTube channel. When it comes to liposuction, there are a few questions in particular that Dr. Brown hears most often, but the most important thing you can do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown and get all of the information you need to feel comfortable before your liposuction surgery in Scottsdale or Sun City. Related: Get Informed During Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Liposuction Myth: You Won’t Gain Weight After Liposuction

This myth needs to be dissected a bit and can actually be a bit of a myth and a truth. It is true that the specific fat cells that are removed during liposuction will not return. But if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle following surgery, weight can be gained, negating the results of the liposuction procedure. In order to have long-lasting results, it takes a commitment to not gaining the weight back.

Liposuction Truth: Liposuction is a Surgical Procedure and Should Be Treated as Such

As with any plastic surgery, you will have rules to follow after the procedure. It is a  liposuction myth that liposuction is not an actual surgery. All of the same rules apply to liposuction including diet restrictions and wearing a compression garment after the surgery. Related: Rules to Follow After a Plastic Surgery Procedure

Liposuction Myth: Liposuction is for Patients Who Want to Lose Weight

While it’s inevitable that fat is removed during the procedure, it is a liposuction myth that it can be used as a weight loss alternative. Consider liposuction as a body sculpting procedure. It can make minor changes to the shape of your body, but should not be considered until you are close to your ultimate weight goal. Then liposuction can help you eliminate the fat from your problem areas. For more information on liposuction or other cosmetic procedures in Scottsdale and Sun City, please call 480-947-2455.
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