More Women Choosing "Mommy Makeover" Plastic Surgery in the Inland Empire

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Mothers of all ages who are looking to regain their youthful figure are combining abdominoplasty and procedures like breast augmentation near Riverside, California from plastic surgeon Dr. Stewart Wang.

Dr. Stewart Wang, who performs plastic surgery in the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley, has seen a significant increase over the past year in women considering "mommy makeover" procedures. While there is no technical definition, a mommy makeover generally combines liposuction and abdominoplasty (a "tummy tuck") with some type of breast surgery, such as breast augmentation, to help Riverside and other California moms improve the look of their bodies after pregnancy. Dr. Wang offers more information on mommy makeovers on his Web site (http://www.wangplasticsurgery.com/for-you/mommy.cfm).

"Women are shaping their lives in new and exciting ways," says Dr. Wang, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Wang Plastic Surgery. "Many moms want the joys of having a family without sacrificing their looks, which are an important part of their self-image. I think that idea of 'having it all,' while it can be stressful for some women, is empowering for others who have a particular idea of what they want their lives to be about."

Each of Dr. Wang's Inland Empire plastic surgery patients has their mommy makeover procedure customized to meet their individual needs. After pregnancy, the primary area of concern for women looking to reshape their bodies is the stomach/abdomen, which oftentimes does not "bounce back" after childbirth, even with proper diet and a hearty exercise routine. Mommy makeovers almost always include an abdominoplasty, which most women refer to as a "tummy tuck." Occasionally, there is residual fat which can be contoured with liposuction.

"I think some of the increased interest in mommy makeover procedures has to do with women seeing plastic surgery as a good choice for improving areas of their bodies that just seem out of their control," adds Dr. Wang. "If you've had a baby, and despite taking care of yourself those loose muscles and that little roll of fat on your tummy just won't go away, plastic surgery makes a lot of sense to you. It's about restoring the appearance you previously enjoyed, or maybe even looking better than you ever have."

Many women also choose cosmetic breast surgery as part of their mommy makeovers. With a breast lift and/or breast augmentation, Riverside and Los Angeles moms can love the look of their breasts and feel more energized about their appearance. The reality is that pregnancy often causes unwelcome changes to the shape and position of the breasts. Dr. Wang performs breast augmentation for Riverside and San Gabriel Valley women to restore breast volume lost during pregnancy, while a breast lift is used to reposition breasts that have begun to sag.

"I think it's important to emphasize that during the consultation, I provide a complete examination and recommend procedures tailored to a woman's needs," says Dr. Wang. "Customizing the makeover experience plays a huge role in a woman's happiness with her results."

Mommy makeovers have grown in popularity in recent years because an increasing number of moms are realizing that they do not have to give up looking and feeling attractive in order to raise a family. While some women are fortunate enough that their bodies easily "bounce back" after pregnancy, most women need a little boost to get their looks back on track. Dr. Wang also performs facial procedures as part of mommy makeovers in order to erase the physical effects of the sleepless nights and stresses of being a parent.

"Regardless of the procedures chosen," adds Dr. Wang, "my primary concern is patient safety. Combination surgeries must be performed with a high degree of skill, precision, and care. The benefit to the patient is that she is able to enjoy a faster recovery and quickly return to caring for her family."

Wang Plastic Surgery (http://www.wangplasticsurgery.com) maintains three cosmetic surgery offices in the Southern California/Inland Empire area - Alhambra, Arcadia, and Upland, California. Dr. Stewart Wang is a board-certified plastic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The practice offers a complete line of cosmetic surgery and medical spa options.

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