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What is Included in a “Mummy Makeover”

If you have had children, you may want to change the look or shape of your body. This is what you get by choosing a “mummy makeover”. A mummy makeover is the term used for a full or partial body makeover that includes procedures like a breast lift and tummy tuck to get your body looking pre-baby. After having children, your body changes quite a bit. Your stomach may have loose skin, your buttocks or hips are larger, or your breasts are a little lower or emptier. While there is ...
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Surgery for Multiple Aesthetic Concerns Following Weight Loss

After a dramatic weight loss, skin tightening and lifting procedures may be desired in multiple areas of the body. During the initial consultation that I have with all of my patients, we will go over all of the issues the patient wants to correct. When there are a number of concerns, I will discuss each one of the possible treatment options with the patient, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of each. Body sculpting and liposuction can be used to address several problem body areas at once, and lifts ...
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Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Q&A with Dr. Merten

In a recent interview, our Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Steve Merten, shares valuable information regarding the aftermath of a dramatic weight loss. He details common procedures requested by his post-weight loss plastic surgery patients, as well as what makes someone an ideal candidate. Whether the weight was lost through bariatric surgery, or through natural means of diet and exercise, Dr. Merten is proud to offer his patients renewed confidence in the body they worked so hard to achieve. For more information about body contouring after weight loss, please do not ...
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Can a Tummy Tuck Give Me a Bikini Body after Having Children?

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If I have had children can I get back to a bikini body with a tummy tuck? This is a common  question that many women ask Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Merten, and although the results that you get from a tummy tuck can vary from one person to the next, in many cases you will notice a tummy that is improved in appearance, with tighter and more toned muscles and the elimination of stretched and excess skin and folds that hang down. Why Does My Stomach Droop and Sag ...
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Dr. Merten Details What Patients Should Expect with a Tummy Tuck

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Dr. Steve Merten recently sat down to answer common questions about the tummy tuck procedure. Covering the consultation all the way to the recovery period, our experienced plastic surgeon provides details to help patients understand what they can expect throughout the process. Take a look at the following information to learn more about this popular procedure, and feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment. Q: What steps do you take to help patients choose the most effective tummy tuck treatment plan? Dr. Merten: “Tummy ...
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Are My Plastic Surgery Expectations Realistic?

Having realistic expectations about plastic surgery is very important, and this is true no matter what cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery methods you are having done, from anti-wrinkle injections to a Tummy Tuck. A cosmetic plastic surgeon cannot make your marriage good again, prevent divorce, or make you look like a top model when you are in your 70s. Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Merten counsels his patients on what they should realistically expect after any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery before and after photos can help you ...
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The Three Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries After Pregnancy

Being pregnant and having a baby is undoubtedly a beautiful thing; however afterwards you may not be feeling as beautiful and youthful as before. For this reason, a large variety of after pregnancy cosmetic plastic procedures exist to help mothers in need. If you want the body and appearance you had before the children came along, then you may want to choose from post pregnancy cosmetic procedures available. Known in the media as ‘mummy makeovers’, these cosmetic procedures are very commonly performed and are becoming increasingly popular. That being said, ...
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Which ‘tummy tuck’ is right for me?

The abdominal area is important for both function and appearance. With laxity of the abdominal tissues, which can include the skin, fat and the underlying muscles (the rectus abdominus or “six-pack”), plastic surgeons see problems with both appearance and generalized weakness of the trunk, back and pelvic floor. These problems most commonly are seen after pregnancies and major weight changes, and plastic surgeons, such as Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steve Merten, are frequently asked by patients to assist in the correction of these problems. In most cases, an abdominoplasty or ...
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