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Once you have decided to improve upon some of the physical changes associated with pregnancy with a mommy makeover, one of the next questions is the timing of your surgery. While you can choose to undergo the procedure at any time during the year, there are some personal factors to consider to ensure that your recovery is relaxed and you feel as rejuvenated as your body looks.Time away from work or other commitments. If you are a working mother or involved in volunteer activities during the school year, you will want to choose a time that you can step down from those responsibilities for a... Read More
Recently, Natrelle® released a new style of their “gummy bear” implant. This round version of their cohesive silicone gel implant is called the Natrelle INSPIRA™ Cohesive Line. The Inspira implants are designed to create a somewhat rounder, fuller look. The INSPIRA Cohesive Line uses the same slightly firmer fifth generation silicone gel that gives the shaped gummy bear implants their name and allows them to better maintain their shape after placement. This new implant style combines certain advantages over its shaped predecessors. Advantages include:In thinner individuals or in women undergoing mast... Read More
Shannen Doherty has been extraordinarily courageous and caring in her desire to help others in each step of her battle with breast cancer. Her recent American Cancer Society Giants of Science Courage Award was very well-deserved.
Several years ago, I also had the privilege of caring for Ms. Angelina Jolie. It was her altruism, strength, and ability to so effectively articulate that led to public awareness of the concepts of prophy...Read More
At the Inaugural Giants of Science Gala at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Shannen Doherty was presented with the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award for her bravery in publicly sharing her courageous journey with breast cancer.
Shannen said, “I don’t view it as me accepting the Courage Award for myself. I’m accepting the Courage Award on behalf of every single cancer patient out there because it takes a lot of courage.”
Her long-time friend, Sarah Michelle Gellar presented the award to Shannen, saying “She has always been a courageous person but over the last year, she has become a one-woman army. Fearles...Read More
Having children is an amazing and blessed experience, and one that leaves you with little loves of your life. However, it can also take its toll on your body and leave you wondering what happened to your pre-pregnancy look. A mommy makeover combines multiple body contouring procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your midsection, breasts, and other places you feel could benefit from some rejuvenation. Combining procedures gives you the potential for less total recovery time. Find out more about a mommy makeover here:
To schedule a consultation with our double Board-Certif...Read More
Before you decide whether to move forward with a tummy tuck, it is important to understand a variety of aspects regarding the procedure, including the recovery phase. Abdominoplasty surgery is a major procedure, and it will take some time before you are back to engaging in all of your regular activities.
The exact duration of the tummy tuck recovery period varies based on several factors, including:The type of tummy tuck procedure performed Your body's unique healing ability Your adherence to Dr. Orringer's aftercare instructions
As a general rule, more extensive tum...Read More
A mommy makeover consists of a series of plastic surgery procedures performed to potentially restore more of the appearance you enjoyed prior to having children. It often involves a cosmetic procedure on both the breasts and abdomen, two areas often most affected by pregnancy. It is important that you take the certain steps to better encourage an optimal outcome and smoother recovery process.
The following tips will be helpful with your mommy makeover. Before your procedure:Do your homework -- Do some online research prior to scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic... Read More
Before moving forward with breast augmentation, it is important to understand important aspects of your procedure, including the recovery process. The exact recovery time varies from patient to patient based on a variety of factors, including:Your body’s natural healing ability and your overall health Whether you underwent subglandular or submuscular breast implant placement Whether your procedure was an initial augmentation or a procedure involving revision of a previous augmentation Whether breast augmentation was performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction wi... Read More
If you have large breasts that are causing you discomfort, annoyance, or even pain, it might be time for a breast reduction. Oftentimes, breast reductions can even be covered by insurance because of the pain and discomfort they can help avoid in the future. To find out if a breast reduction is right for you, please take this quiz:
To schedule a consultation about breast reductions, please contact Dr. Jay Orringer today by calling 310-273-1663. We are proud...Read More
The night of surgery, Dr. Orringer encourages walking and some use of your arms while wearing the support bra. While many patients can resume most normal activities by two weeks, healing is variable and return to exercise should be cleared by Dr. Orringer.
Dr. Orringer will recommend what he considers to be appropriate increases in activity levels based on your progress during your recovery.
While every patient's ability to resume exercise varies based on their unique circumstances, light exercise usually begins at about 2 weeks. Most normal exercise activities after a breast...Read More