The goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. There are many areas of the body that can be addressed, most commonly the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single stage procedure. The possible procedures in a mommy makeover is breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction and a tummy tuck. Read more from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
It seems like a simple question. “Is breast reduction surgery covered by health insurance?” But the answer can be very complicated and involve many variables. It is typically considered a cosmetic procedure until the patient can show an adequate number of related health issues and attempted remediation prior to undergoing corrective surgery. Read more from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
More American spent more than ever on cosmetic surgery in 2016. The top most popular surgical procedures and their costs were: Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures): national average cost of $3,719, Liposuction (235,237 procedures): national average cost of $3,200, Nose reshaping (223,018 procedures): national average cost of $5,046, Tummy tuck (127,633 procedures): national average cost of $5,798 and Buttock augmentation (18,489 procedures) national average cost of $4,356. Read more from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In the age of the selfie, more women than ever are looking for ways to perfect their pouts—which might be why a record-breaking 27,400 lip implants were performed in the United States in 2015. But what does the “perfect” pair of female lips really look like? According to new research published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, they’re (mostly) more natural-looking than you might think. Read more…
(reprinted from Marie Claire)
Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!
Are you thinking about finding the right procedure for a refreshed and natural look? The new year is a great time to look and feel your best. During the month of January, Dr. Gilbert will be waiving his consultation fee ($100). Make sure to mention this promotion when calling us at 617.479.1492 to make your appointment.
Who doesn’t want to look fabulous during the holidays? The problem is, a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance takes time and planning. Now that summer is over, now is the time to make an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon. While it might feel too early to start thinking about your Thanksgiving dinner or that New Year’s celebration, keep in mind that while some techniques can provide immediate results, most take weeks for the full benefits to become apparent. This list of the top five procedures to get you ready for the holidays can ensure you look your best for the season’s festivities, but start planning now. continue reading and reprinted from the ASPS blog
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.
Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.