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Just what is a “Mommy Makeover”? You probably have been hearing or seeing this expression used in advertisements recently and wondered what it is. Essentially a Mommy Makeover in Scottsdale is the correction by plastic surgery of the changes that occur as a result of having children in order to regain a more pre-pregnancy figure. Often, related cosmetic procedures can be performed concurrently to improve one’s overall appearance. Pregnancy permanently affects to variable extents women’s breasts, abdomen and body fat deposition and so these are the areas that are addressed.

Following pregnancy, many women lose some firmness, shape and volume of their breasts which may also become droopy and develop stretch marks. These changes can be further exacerbated by breast feeding with the duration and number of children affecting the outcome. A few women actually have a net increase in breast size though the shape and positioning usually suffer. Procedures that can effectively address these changes include a breast augmentation, breast lift with or without a breast enlargement and a breast reduction.

Permanent changes in the appearance of the abdomen following pregnancy are quite variable among women and are affected by a multitude of factors. The often is some residual degree of laxity of the skin and the underlying muscle layer along with changes in the distribution of fat. Cosmetic procedures that could improve the appearance of the abdomen include a mini tummy tuck, a standard tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. Liposuction can also be performed elsewhere including the hips, thighs, knees and even back.

The combination of the appropriate cosmetic procedures of the breast and abdomen with or without liposuction performed at one surgical setting constitutes the “Mommy Makeover”. Of course, other procedures such as eyelid surgery can be done at the same time if warranted and indicated. This rejuvenation of one’s body back to a more desirable shape can do wonders for your psyche, self-confidence and sense of attractiveness.

If you would like additional information on breast augmentation, breast lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) other cosmetic surgery procedure that I perform or you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, you can contact my office in Scottsdale at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

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