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What are your treatment options for your Mommy Makeover
Breast – Abdomen -Vagina – Liposuction
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Your cosmetic options for improving the appearance of the neck depends on factors that include the the amount of fat, the amount of skin laxity, the existence of vertical platysma bands and separation, horizontal neck lines, and sun damage.  

Coolsculpting Mini is brought to you by Allergan, the same company who brought you Coolsculpting, the revolutionary nonsurgical device for removing unwanted fat.  

The device was made specifically for the contours of the neck.  Aesthetica is proud to have purchased the first device in Northern Virginia for your benefit.  

Depending on the amount of fat, you may need either one or 2 treatments.  There is minimal to no pain.  And there is no recovery.   Most patients will return to work immediately.  Results can be seen after 6 to 8 weeks.

Prior to the introduction of Coolsulpting Mini, Kybella was our go-to treatment option for the removal of unwanted fat in the neck.  Kybella is injected into neck fat in a similar way that we inject Botox.  Kybella works by dissolving fat in the area of injection.  The treatment causes some mild to moderate inflammation that can partially tighten skin after the fat is reduced.  

Depending on the amount of fat, you may need 1 to 3 treatments.  There is minimal pain.  And there is no recovery.  Most patients will have mild to moderate swelling but may return to work immediately.  Results can be seen after 6-8 weeks

SkinTyte is an advanced nonsurgical skin tightening device by Sciton.  The device delivers broad band light which precisely heats and denatures skin collagen.  The collagen remolds and tightens the skin in the healing process.

SkinTye is purchased as a package of 4 or 6 treatments one month apart. There is minimal pain.  And there is no recovery.   Most patients will return to work immediately.  Results can be seen after 6 to 8 weeks.

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that directly sucks out and removes fat.  Most areas of unwanted fat can be removed.  The most common areas, however, include the neck, abdomen, flanks, arms, and thighs.  Small areas such as in the neck or arms can often be treated with regional anesthesia in the office instead of general asleep anesthesia in the surgery center or hospital.  The most significant limitation is in patients with either a lot of fat or if there exists a lot of extra skin.  Surgical tightening is required in these situations.

Because liposuction is more of a surgical procedure, most patients will take 3-5 days off of work and be required to wear a surgical compression garment for about 4 weeks.

A neck lift is a surgical procedure provides more dramatic tightening of the neck skin.  A neck lift uses incisions hidden behind the base of the back of the ear starting near the earlobe.  It then extends upwards along the crease before turning to the back of the scalp.  

If liposuction is included, that is performed first.  The degree of skin excess is then measured before planning out the neck lift part of the procedure.  

The procedure is often done in the office under local anesthesia.  Patients who choose, can opt to have the procedure at the surgery center or operating room where they can have general anesthesia.

A neck compression wrap is required for one full week and part time for another week.  Most patients return to work in 10-14 days.

Depending on the degree of skin excess, some patients may “get away” with a limited incision neck lift as opposed to the traditional neck lift just described.  Either procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office.  The incision extends from near the earlobe up the the posterior ear crease and ends at the top of the ear but does not extend much if at all into the scalp hairline.  

The procedure is often done in the office under local anesthesia.  Patients who choose, can opt to have the procedure at the surgery center or operating room where they can have general anesthesia.

A neck compression wrap is required for one full week and part time for another week.  Most patients return to work in 10-14 days.

The platysma is a neck muscle that usually forms a sling under the chin.  Separation and sagging of the muscle can often be seen as a “turkey neck”.  This muscle separates in about 30% of people as they get older.  

If the separation and neck sagging is prominent, you may need a platysmaplasty as well as a neck lift.  The platysmaplasty requires a small incision under the chin.  The muscles separation is visualized and sutured back together.

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EXAMINATION OF WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

As reviewed in previous pages, your treatment options for your mommy makeover will depend largely on how your body has changed after having babies and what are your primary concerns. 

The mommy makeover procedure is a cosmetic procedure tailored specifically to your needs and wishes determined at your consultation. 

Most women will choose to have a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, an abdominoplasty with or without liposuction, and and a vaginal rejuvenation procedure.  Some patients will even have minor facial rejuvenation procedures such as botox and fillers.

PRICING?

The cost of your procedure will vary greatly depending on the procedure combination that you need.  You will receive a price quote at the end of your consultation.  Prices will include Dr. Chang’s surgical fee, surgery center fees, anesthesia fees, and material costs such as bras, compression garments, and breast implants. 

We are very sensitive to pricing as we are the first to say that prices can add up.  For this reason, discounts are given for multiple procedures performed on the same date.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES and PREPARATION

Prior to your procedure, your pictures will be taken for documentation purposes.  Face procedure are never published without your specific written consent.  These images are used to follow your progress over the 3-12 month recovery period. 

Most patients will meet with the Karen, the surgical coordinator, after your consultation.  She is there to help you with all your administrative and procedural questions.  

She will start by giving you a written quote for the procedures that you discussed with Dr. Chang during your consultation.  These can always change, of course.  

She is also responsible for scheduling your preoperative visit, surgery, and initial postoperative appointment.  Feel free to call with any questions during this entire process.

HOSPITAL AND SURGERY CENTER

The vast majority of surgeries are performed either INOVA Loudon Hospital or the Loudoun Ambulatory Surgery Center.  Both facilities are accredited premier INOVA facilities with board certified Anesthesia.  

PREPARATION

Patients will be called by the surgical center prior to their procedures to give them more specific questions.  In general, however, they will want you to be at the facility 1 hour prior to your procedure; and tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before.  

Patients should also optimize their recovery by eating well and taking vitamins ( except for vitamin E and fish oils ) prior to their procedures.  

Patients should also avoid aspirin and aspirin products including advil and motrin 10 days prior to surgery.

While some patients will see results after only a month, most patients will need about 2-3 months. We will set up a follow-up appointment for 12 weeks later. We will ALWAYS be happy to see or talk to you prior to our standard appointment schedule.

At your follow-up, we will take your after-photos and weigh you. These are taken to show you your amazing transformation. 80% of patients are so thrilled, they will go on to have a DIFFERENT area treated.

The area will be swollen for a few days to a week.

The frozen fat cells will slowly begin to be broken down by the body and metabolized through your liver little by liver over time,

Bruising is NORMAL for a few days.

The area will feel numb and tingle for a few weeks after the treatment. Let the tingling remind you of how much better it was going to look in a few short weeks!

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