Posted August 29, 2019
Tummy tuck surgery cuts through multiple layers of skin and fat and includes muscle tightening to restore a slimmer and more defined abdominal contour. Therefore, it should not surprise you that the recovery for tummy tuck surgery will be painful at times.
You cannot eliminate all discomfort; however, there are ways to care for yourself so that pain is not only managed but minimized.…
Posted February 01, 2019
Aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy often result in excess skin, stubborn pockets of fat, and loose or separated abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery slims and restores youthfulness to the abdomen, creating beautiful abdominal contours and an attractive silhouette. While many patients only consider the procedure and the recovery period in their preparation, there are other things to keep in mind before your surgery date.…
Posted June 20, 2018
Tummy tuck surgery does wonders in shaping and firming the abdomen by tightening lax skin and muscle and removing excess pockets of fat. While this is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures, it may not necessarily accomplish everything you desire—if your desires are unrealistic.
When researching your tummy tuck surgery, you’ve no doubt run across a statement along the lines of “candidates should have realistic expectations of their results.” This statement, which is true regarding any cosmetic surgery, is especially relevant during tummy tuck surgery.…
Posted November 29, 2016
A protruding abdomen is one of the body characteristics that both men and women find troublesome. Many people develop excess fat and loose abdominal skin due to weight fluctuations, aging, and pregnancy. They often attempt to diet and exercise to slim the appearance of the abdomen but find it hard to eliminate a distended stomach despite their efforts.…
Posted October 14, 2016
You are not alone. Winter is a popular time for patients to schedule plastic surgery. If you are thinking about it, now is the time to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a better you for the new year.
Although it seems like Fall just began, there are only 78 days left in the year!…
Posted May 30, 2016
With the summer season upon us, many women become more self-conscious about the flaws in their body. Mothers especially may feel uncomfortable in the summer clothes and swimsuits they used to wear before pregnancy and childbirth.
At Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction are both popular options for our mommy makeover patients. Each procedure helps you achieve different results.…
Posted April 19, 2016
Stretch marks are a result of skin stretching at a rate too fast for elastin fibers to keep up with. This can occur during puberty and growth spurts or during periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that 90% of women will develop stretch marks during their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy – even if balms and preventive measures are utilized.…
Posted March 29, 2016
As we approach the summer months, moms throughout the Los Angeles area will begin to get children swim-ready. But what about the moms themselves? Don’t they, too, deserve to be ready for warmer weather and the more revealing clothes that accompany it? Board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole believes so – and is pleased to offer mommy makeover options that are personalized for each mom, enabling optimal correction of problem areas and natural-looking results that you will be proud to show the world.…
Posted February 08, 2016
With spring approaching, warmer days are just ahead – and if you are uncomfortable with the shape or size of your body, now is the time to start considering your options. Board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole offers a wide range of body contouring options that can trim and tone nearly any part of your frame to get you ready to show off your tight new contours just in time for summer.…
Posted January 27, 2016
Pregnancy causes abdominal muscles to separate. This is essential to make room for your growing baby. It is also something that can prove next to impossible to reverse after your child has been born – even with consistent core exercises. In addition to separated muscles, fat deposits containing essential nutrients for babies in utero tends to accumulate in the abdominal area as well.…