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Mommy Makeover Recovery: What to Expect

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December 10, 2019

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…

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Category: Body, Breast, Face

Meet Our PA-C, Heidi Keesis

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December 03, 2019

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…

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Category: Body, Botox, Fillers, IPL, Skin

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation: Which One is Right for Me?

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November 07, 2019

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.

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Category: Breast

Popular Skin Rejuvenation Treatments at Altos Oaks

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October 02, 2019

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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Category: Botox, Fillers, IPL, Skin

How Long Does it Take to Recover after Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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September 03, 2019

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…

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Category: Body

Can Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?

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August 02, 2019

Woman trying to button jeans over too large bellyLiposuction 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…

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Category: Body

BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

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July 15, 2019

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…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers

Am I too Young for Facial Plastic Surgery?

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July 02, 2019

Is blepharoplasty a good idea for a young woman or man? How about a brow lift? When is the best age for a facelift? These and similar questions are commonly asked of our board-certified plastic surgeons, and the resounding answer is, of course, that all depends on the individual.

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Category: Face

Which Breast Implants Feel the Most Natural?

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June 05, 2019

Woman Holding Breast ImplantsOver the course of its history, breast augmentation has come a very long way. Once almost unavoidably…

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Category: Breast

How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

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May 08, 2019

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses fat from your own body to enhance the size and improve the shape of your buttocks. Because the “filler” is your body’s own fat, results from a BBL can last for several years.

It can take up to six months for results from a BBL to be fully realized. During this time, the care that you take of yourself will have a direct impact on both the appearance and the longevity of your results. While in our care, we will make sure you fully understand how to prepare for and recover from your Brazilian butt lift procedure to help ensure your entire experience is as rewarding as possible.…

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Category: Body