What happens during the mommy makeover surgery?Every patient has a different goal in mind when they seek a Mommy Makeover surgery. Therefore, the extent of the procedure will depend upon the needs and goals of the patient. For a patient looking for a complete body makeover, the surgery may involve both breasts being lifted and a tummy tuck procedure. This involves two separate surgical procedures to enhance the appearance of the breasts and a flat stomach.
However, one of the most common requests from the patients is to get a flatter stomach. The top stomach area is most important for a majority of Mommy Makeover procedures. This may involve consultation to determine whether the patient is an ideal candidate for just the liposuction procedure, or a liposuction along with a tummy tuck.
Another common request is to have the breasts restored back to the time when they were pregnant or breastfeeding. Some patients want to have nice, full and firm breasts restored through the Mommy Makeover procedure. Such patients may also be good candidates for a breast implant. All these options can be evaluated and discussed with the patient during the consultation, and only thereafter will Dr. Kwan and his team arrive at the best-desired Mommy Makeover procedure for each of the patients.
With reference to the above, it is important patients understand that the recovery time following a Mommy Makeover surgery primarily depends on the type and intensity of the work done in a patient. For example, if a particular Mommy Makeover procedure consists of a breast lift and liposuction, then the recovery time will be relatively quick. Such patients will be able to return to their normal routines within a week or so. However, if the process involved an extensive surgical procedure like a tummy tuck, then the recovery will be much longer in comparison. Such patients will have to limit their activities for a time period of about three to four weeks.
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We invite you to browse our Before & After Photos gallery of procedures we offer such as:
- Brow Lift
- Breast Implant
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Buttock Augmentation
- Chin Implant
- Eyelid Fold Surgery
- Eyelid Lift Surgery
- Face Fat Injections
- Forehead Augmentation
- Inverted Nipple
- Jawbone/Cheek Reduction
- Neck Lift
- Nose Surgery
- Asian Nose Surgery
- Non-Surgical Nose Procedure
- Prominent Ears
- Profile Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Scar Removal
- Tummy Tuck
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Edmund Kwan, M.D.
Dr. Kwan is by far the most talented surgeon I have EVER crossed paths with. I came to Dr. Kwan after an under eye fat transplant, performed 'by another' plastic surgeon, which deformed my face. It was only until I was under Dr.Kwan's care that the deformity was corrected. Dr. Kwan literally gave me back my beauty. This was a priceless feeling. That was about 4 years ago, I can assure you ever since- Dr. Kwan is the ONLY plastic surgeon I trust my face and body to. I look forward to my body contouring procedure coming up in a few weeks!! :)
Reviewed by Tina R.
The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
I was invovled in an automobile accident last May, 2013. The outcome from the emergency room left me with 5 stitches on the bridge of my nose, and the tip of my nose was missing due to the severe impact of the accident. I called and scheduled an appointment to visit Dr. Kwan so he could assess my nose. Upon arriving to the office, I was immediately impressed with the facility, service, and profesionalism of his staff. Dr. Kwan met with me and examined my nose and in detail, he explained the approach he would take in order to get my nose like brand new again.On the day of my surgery, I was met by Dr Kwan, who performed the surgery, himself. His Anestigeologist was very informative and professional as well. The outcome of Phase 1 was a success. In addition to that, the staff even called my medication into the pharmacy that way it would be ready as soon as I left the office. My nose is 98% back to normal, I now look forward to Phase 2 to be completed. After that procedure is done I am positive my nose will look absolutely perfect and I will be back to my confident self again. Thanks Dr Kwan and Staff.
I have had several surgeries with Dr Kwan, and would recommend him highly. Liposuction of abdomen and love handles came out smooth. Upper eyelids look younger and refreshed, and the Basal Cell Cancer he cut out of my nose is not even visible, despite the fact that it was right along the rim of my left nostril.
I have been using Dr Kwan for over 10 years now. I have had many different procedures and all of them have turned out great. One of the breast augmentations had a crimp in the left breast and he had no problem going in to revise it to assure my satisfaction. I have always liked the way he answers each of my concerns and we go over everything for each procedure I've done several times to assure we are on the same page :) Take a list of any questions or concerns an I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .