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Transform Your Body with a Mommy Makeover

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May 08, 2020

A mother a daughter, hugging, laughing, and wearing crowns

Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing will change your body. The daily impact of taking care of, nurturing, and raising children can also cause physical changes. Many of these changes, such as fat accumulations and sagging skin, may not respond to diet,…

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Category: Body, Breast, Face

How Often Should I Massage My Breast Implants?

April 02, 2020

Woman in Blue Bra Massaging Breasts Following Breast EnhancementFollowing breast enhancement, your body’s natural healing response will form a capsule around each breast implant. This capsule, made of primarily of collagen, can contain some scar tissue which, over time, may harden and squeeze the implant. This condition, known…

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Category: Breast

Lip Fillers

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March 03, 2020

Profile of Young Woman with Plump LipsPlump, full lips are highly attractive. They are not, however, always provided by genetics.

If your lips are too thin for your face or if you simply desire a more voluminous pout, lip augmentation with a dermal filler may be the best…

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Category: Face, Fillers, Skin

How Long do Tummy Tucks Last?

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February 14, 2020

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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Category: Body

Top Cosmetic Procedures of the Past Decade

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January 27, 2020

From 2010 – 2019, the five most popular plastic surgery procedures were:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
  3. Liposuction
  4. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  5. Facelift

Tummy tuck surgery and facelift alternated as the fifth most popular surgical procedure…

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Category: Body, Botox, Breast, Face, Fillers, IPL, Skin

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

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