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Am I a Candidate for Tummy Tuck?

The primary cosmetic concern shared by most individuals considering a tummy tuck is excess skin or skin sagging from the lower abdomen. A tummy tuck is designed to remove this loose skin for a more fit appearance and a sleeker silhouette. Oftentimes, tummy tuck candidates are men or women who have lost a significant amount of weight, either from rigorous diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. Mothers who want to regain a flatter stomach after pregnancy also often choose a tummy tuck to achieve their goals. A tummy tuck is not intended as a weight loss procedure, and candidates should be at or near their target body weight for the best results. Although the reasons for choosing a tummy tuck may vary from patient to... Continue Reading

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani custom-tailors each mommy makeover treatment plan to the individual patient, so the overall price will vary accordingly. Most mothers considering this procedure want to renew the shape of their breasts, address excess abdominal fat and skin, and repair the abdominal muscles that may have been stretched or torn during pregnancy and childbirth. However, the exact procedures that constitute a mommy makeover will differ from patient to patient. Breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction are all common components. Some patients choose to add non-surgical facial rejuvenation to their treatment plan to achieve a well-rested, refreshed look. Depending upon which procedures the patient chooses, the cost of the mommy makeover will fluctuate. The main factor that can influence the price of... Continue Reading

Tips to Make Mommy Makeover Recovery Easier

A mommy makeover can significantly rejuvenate one’s appearance by addressing the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding have on the body. Many women considering this procedure wonder how the recovery process might impact their daily routines, and our plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, has compiled this list of recommendations to make your recovery more comfortable and facilitate the healing process: Since your mobility will likely be limited during the first couple of days of your recovery, arranging a friend or family member to help you around the house can be essential. For the first week or two, mothers should also arrange for assistance with childcare. Heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity should be avoided for four to six weeks, so this extra assistance may be... Continue Reading

When Is the Right Time to Get a Breast Lift?

Several factors contribute to sagging breasts, including significant weight loss or gain, pregnancy, nursing, and the natural aging process. Since women experience these moments at different points in their lives, it is safe to say that timing is unique for each woman; there isn’t one “perfect” time. To help determine if you are ready for a breast lift, ask yourself the following questions: Are my nipples pointing downward? Do my breasts lack firmness? Are my nipples/areolas positioned on a part of my breast that hangs below the breast crease? Am I unhappy with my breast size while wearing a bra? Are my breasts asymmetrical or unusually shaped? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a combination... Continue Reading

Are Smaller Implants More Popular?

Selecting the best implant size can significantly impact a patient’s overall satisfaction with her breast augmentation results. While women who chose breast augmentation years ago often wanted to substantially boost the size of their natural breasts, many women today have a different goal. Rather than selecting implants that might maximize the bustline, our patients are increasingly seeking to attain a proportionate figure that creates a natural-looking silhouette. The reasons for the shift toward smaller implants vary from patient to patient. Many women are increasingly more active and invested in leading a healthy lifestyle. Smaller implants may be more conducive to participating in sports and other fitness activities, such as yoga, pilates, and CrossFit. Our more athletic patients typically desire a well-balanced body rather than breasts... Continue Reading

What Is DVT and How Can I Avoid It After a Tummy Tuck?

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is a condition characterized by blood clotting in the deep veins of the body – particularly the legs – and can sometimes occur after a major surgery such as tummy tuck. The condition may be especially harmful if the clotted blood becomes dislodged and travels to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism, which can lead to other serious health risks. While the chance of developing DVT is extremely low (about 1%) for the average tummy tuck candidate, the risk may increase for patients who are: Over the age of 40 Regularly using tobacco products Using an oral contraceptive Undergoing hormone therapy Individuals with a genetic predisposition for hypercoagulation During the consultation process, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, our board-certified plastic surgeon, will perform... Continue Reading

Why Do I Need to Quit Smoking Before Plastic Surgery?

Most people are aware that smoking is bad for their health. However, potential plastic surgery candidates should understand the unique risks tobacco products may pose for their recovery. Good blood flow to the tissues is an essential part of the body’s natural healing process. Since nicotine can disrupt blood flow by constricting the blood vessels, tobacco products may significantly prolong or delay proper healing. The risks of smoking in the weeks before and after plastic surgery may include: Reduced blood flow to healing tissues Higher chance of infection Blood clots The need for more pain medication Pulmonary complications Extended recovery time In addition, many patients choose to undergo plastic surgery to look more youthful. Tobacco products are known to accelerate the natural aging process and... Continue Reading

CoolSculpting® For Men

Most men know a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are key components to maintaining a toned, athletic looking body. However, even very active men who eat a diet consisting of lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates may find their body stores pockets of stubborn fat in certain areas. The lower abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), and sometimes the chest are common areas of the body where men may feel they are carrying a little extra weight that prevents their exercise and diet efforts from being fully seen. To help these men achieve the definition they are striving for, CoolSculpting® can be used to eliminate this layer of excess fat. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are already at or near their ideal weight and seek... Continue Reading