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Dr. Bashioum on Twin Cities Live

January 10th, 2014

I will be appearing on Twin Cities Live on Tuesday Jan. 14th for a story about Mommy Makeovers.  TCL has been following our patient, Christina’s journey with her cosmetic restoration surgery following childbirth. We thank Christina for allowing cameras to film her surgery and candidly share her reasons for having a Mommy Makeover. Christina and I will be in the KSTP-TV studio live on Tuesday to talk about all the options that are available today to consider when exercise and diet are perhaps not enough to return to pre-pregnancy bodies.

In case you miss the episode, watch Christina’s story click here.

Photo of TCL co-hosts Elizabeth Ries and Chris Egert, courtesy KSTP.

 

 

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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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