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Holiday Nipntuck Quick Fix

November 19th, 2014

Haute Holiday decor in Paris department storeAnti-aging quick fixes or minor nipntucks usually do not offer permanent changes. However, with recent advances in fat grating techniques, the minimally invasive procedure offers facial rejuvenation with quick recovery and minimal downtime just in time for the Holidays.

Fat grating utilizes liposuction and repurposing the fat to plump sagging faces, minimize lip wrinkles and more.  Autologous (your own) fat is liposuctioned from areas like the abdomen or thighs and the concentrated fat cells are injected and sculpted into targeted areas for facial rejuvenation. Lipo-fat grafting marks a significant change in offering permanent changes over popular chemical fillers which are only temporary. In addition, using your own fat is the ultimate natural way to improve the appearance of aging. For more information on Fat Grafting for Facial Rejuvenation, click here. Fat Grafting for Breast Enlargement, click here.

Photo: Haute Holiday decor in Paris.

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Mommy Makeovers: a Growing Trend

December 26th, 2013

Women are postponing motherhood, waiting longer to have children today. What is the best age to have a baby? Many factors enter into this equation. From a purely biological viewpoint, the late teens or early twenties are best biologically, according to John Mirowsky, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin.  Women in their twenties are least likely to have developed health problems that would put them or their babies at risk, and they have the lowest rates of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and infertility. Physically speaking, it is apparent that younger women are able to weather pregnancy and bounce back more quickly than older moms.  

Perhaps the growing trend of considering a Mommy Makeover reflects the desire to erase the physical toll that later childbearing sometimes brings. Many will agree that having children at any age is one of the most rewarding experiences a mother will have. However, the physical effects of pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, can leave unwanted and unflattering changes to your body. Common complaints from my patients include, loss of breast fullness and/or sagging, excess abdominal skin, stretched or torn abdominal muscles and umbilical hernia. Even if you adhere to the 25-35 pound weight gain during pregnancy, it’s often more difficult to get back into shape the older you are when you have a baby. No amount of exercise or weight loss can fix some of these problems. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery is an option to help a patient return to a pre-pregnancy appearance and restore the natural feminine shape following their pregnancy. Some of my happiest patients are women of all age-ranges who have chosen Mommy Makeovers.

Be sure to watch KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live, when we share a personal story of a Mommy Makeover.

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