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FAQ: Your Mommy Makeover Questions Answered

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When we consult with people considering a mommy makeover at our Torrance practice near Long Beach, CA, our goal is to provide as much information as possible. To this end, we answer quite a few questions about the procedure daily, a few of which come up more often than others. In this blog post, we’ll share answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about the mommy makeover, from the cost to the recovery time to the results. How soon after having a baby …

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Mommy Makeover: Are You the Right Age for It?

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Many women wonder if they are the “right” age for a mommy makeover, with some feeling it may be too soon after childbirth and others feeling they may be older than ideal for the surgery. In reality, there is no “right” age. Women considering mommy makeover surgery in the Long Beach or Torrance, CA, areas can trust our board-certified plastic surgeons to personalize each procedure to best serve their individual age-related needs and concerns. Whether you’re an older mom or recently had children, there are …

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It’s Called a Panniculus, and You Can’t Remove It By Working Out

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You might know it by another name—a pooch, a pouch, or even the tasteless FUPA. But this bothersome bulge has a technical name: panniculus. It's defined as the apron of sagging skin and sometimes a bit of fat that hangs below the navel. Although many people, especially women, are prone to fat accumulation in this area, it can become quite significant after pregnancy or a significant weight loss. In these circumstances, the panniculus is mostly empty skin. When loose skin is to blame for a …

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Unwanted Fat or Sagging Skin? Your Best Options for Each

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When it comes to contouring your body, it can be difficult to know where to start—especially if you're not sure whether your concern is caused by excess skin or excess fat. Although both issues are common, they're often treated in very different ways. Understanding what's causing your problem area is key to treating it effectively. Options for Unwanted Fat Most people, no matter how fit, have some areas of unwanted fat that just won't go away. Fat accumulation patterns are unpredictable and largely related to …

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