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By leading a reasonably active lifestyle and eating a healthy and nutritious diet, your tummy tuck results could last for a lifetime. Of course, the opposite is also true: if you become inactive or make food choices that are known to cause health and weight problems, you can quickly undo the results of your procedure.
So, exactly how long do tummy tucks last? As long as you are willing to make the effort to maintain your results.
What Does a Tummy Tuck Do?
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How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?
Recovery from a mommy makeover is slightly different for every woman. Factors including the number and type of procedures that were used for your makeover, your body’s natural response to surgery, and your commitment to following pre and postoperative care instructions will all play a role in your experience and final results. The average recovery time is two to four weeks. Some women may need more, a few may need less.
As a general rule, you can expect some fatigue, dizziness, and difficulties performing routine tasks for a few days following…Read Full Post
Heidi Keesis is a certified physicians assistant with over 15 years of experience helping men and women achieve ideal results through nonsurgical cosmetic services. Skilled, experienced, thorough, and attentive, Ms. Keesis performs all of our nonsurgical skin care treatments including:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Dermal Fillers/Injectables
- Chemical Peels
- IPL Photofacial
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Scar Revision
These treatments are capable of addressing myriad imperfections…Read Full Post
Both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can improve the appearance of the bust, but they are designed to address very different things. Breast augmentation focuses on creating volume, ideal projection, and a more womanly upper body. Breast lift is focused on eliminating loose and sagging breast tissue, improving breast location, and restoring a youthful look to the breasts. While different in scope, however, these procedures are incredibly complementary and are often combined for optimal results.
We offer a number of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation options to help men and women of all ages look their best. Many of our most popular skincare treatments work perfectly as stand-alone services, but several can be combined with surgical options to enhance or improve results as well. What will work best for your needs and goals can be determined during your initial consultation at our Los Altos office.
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While recovery from abdominoplasty is different for every individual, there is a general tummy tuck recovery timeline that is applicable in most cases. While it may be six to eight weeks before you can resume all normal activities following tummy tuck surgery, you should be able to:
- Resume working a non-strenuous job within five to seven days
- Resume most household and work duties within four weeks
- Adopt an exercise routine within four to six weeks
It is recommended that you wear a compression garment for at least six weeks post abdominoplasty. However, it should not interfere…Read Full Post
Liposuction is used to remove stubborn deposits of fat from the body. Suitable for nearly any area, this body contouring technique can produce a slim and toned appearance, reduce unevenness caused by fat deposits, and help restore a more attractive physique. It should not, however, be relied on for…Read Full Post
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures have risen in popularity over the past several years and BOTOX® Cosmetic, along with facial fillers like Juvederm® and Sculptra® are at the top of that list. Noninvasive and typically fast to produce results, these methods of facial rejuvenation have even begun to grow in popularity among younger men and women who, perhaps not yet ready for facial plastic surgery, have nonetheless become unhappy with the way aging impacted…Read Full Post