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Clash of the Tightens

Clash of the Tightens​

It’s not hyperbole to say that the medical aesthetics and plastic surgery industries are first and foremost devoted to tightening your skin. Skin tightening is the bedrock of most treatments and surgeries we offer. Practitioners in medical aesthetics offices spend hours every day on treatments that attempt to tighten skin and remove wrinkles.  While in plastic surgery offices, we spend a majority of our work hours in operating rooms, surgically removing areas of loose skin. It’s a non-stop war on skin laxity that has been waged for decades.

Smaller and Tighter

On a grand scale, there is a rhyme to the reason. At the root of it, we in these industries make specific areas of your body appear bigger, smaller, or tighter. With the exception of the breasts and buttocks (which the majority of patients wish to enhance), most people want unsightly areas on their bodies to be smaller and/or tighter. Put simply, most people want to tighten sagging skin and rid their bodies of surplus fat.

Pesky, loose skin and annoying areas of fat are the #1 and #2 complaints we hear in our clinics. The causes of loose skin are numerous: aging, weight loss, previous pregnancies, bad genetics, or all of the above. The causes of unwanted fat are also numerous and frustratingly self-explanatory. But it is okay to take a little comfort if you fall within one of these categories, as you are definitely in the majority! Instead of fretting, the next logical step is to determine the best action for you to improve your situation.

What are Your Options?

Some things in life never fail to cause stress and confusion, like IKEA furniture assembly instructions, managing your 401k, security lines at the airport, and my personal favorite, Siri. Even when you devote time to figuring them out, invariably you end up more confused and worse for the wear.

Unfortunately, you could easily add skin tightening treatments to that list. Even though we have a huge arsenal of devices on the market devoted to skin tightening treatments, there doesn’t seem to be any consensus on which device to use. After reviewing the data from Ultherapy® to Fraxel® and from Smartlipo® to VASERlipo®, you’ll find that each of these devices have their notable pros and cons. Up to this point, there has been no clear leader in skin tightening, and that has caused a huge amount of confusion in the medical aesthetics and plastic surgery industries.

As someone who uses many of these devices, I go out of my way to educate my patients on the general effectiveness of these treatments and procedures. In general (not specifically!), any technology that is external and non-invasive (like Fraxel®) will result in an estimated 10% improvement in skin tightness, whereas any internal technology that works below the skin (like Smartlipo®) will result in an estimated 10-20% improvement in skin tightness. For comparison, surgery that removes areas of loose skin will result in an 80-90% improvement, which is remarkably higher than these alternative devices.

Once you frame the improvements in skin tightening in the context of effectiveness as compared to surgery, you can see the inherent deficiency. But what about patients who cannot or do not wish to undergo surgery? Are we forced to settle for less effective treatment? Why can’t we have a device that tightens the skin more effectively than what is currently available, but doesn’t require us to go to the operating room?

BodyTite™

BodyTite™ is the most promising skin tightening device that I have used in the office setting since I entered practice more than 10 years ago. With this device, we finally have an option for skin tightening that can mimic the results of some of the surgeries that remove loose skin. For the neck, arms, flanks, inner thighs, and other places on your body that are notorious for loose skin, BodyTite™ offers transformative results!

BodyTite™ is a dual-purpose device that has the power to assist in both skin tightening and fat reduction. It is powered by Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL), which also helps remove those pesky areas of fat often associated with areas of loose skin. Almost all BodyTite™ procedures are combined with at least a small amount of liposuction to maximize the “smaller and tighter” effect.

Even though the procedure is invasive and works underneath the skin, BodyTite™ can be performed with you awake using local anesthesia. A majority of the areas treated take about an hour to complete and require only one or two weeks of recovery. Any discomfort after the procedure can be maintained with oral pain medications, and most patients can return to work duties within three to four days after the procedure.

Having an office-based device with the potential to offer greater than 30% improvement in skin tightness is a huge bonus to our industry, and more importantly, to all our patients. The fact that BodyTite™ is now combined with liposuction is just the icing on the cake. In a single one-hour procedure, the #1 and #2 complaints in our clinics can now be treated with one device, and the best part? It doesn’t require an expensive trip to the operating room with general anesthesia.

If you are interested in this technology, click the link below to schedule an appointment. We have also included educational videos that describe the science behind BodyTite™ technology. Enjoy!

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Choosing Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Surgery

Having excess fat may be giving you grief. If your diet and exercise efforts have failed to eliminate the extra cushion layers of fat on your body, you will be relieved to know that there are other options available to you. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are both viable choices that can improve the contour of your body.

Liposuction

With liposuction, excess fat is aspirated, or suctioned out, through a cannula. Recent technological developments have led to the formation of new liposuction techniques such as VASERlipo® and Smartlipo™. VASERlipo® uses ultrasound technology to break up the fat, which can then be preserved and reinjected into the breast, buttocks, or face. Smartlipo™ uses laser energy to liquefy fat and tighten the skin. Traditional liposuction does not tighten the skin and has a longer recovery period than VASERlipo® and Smartlipo™.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the abdomen. This procedure includes tightening the stomach muscles and removing excess skin and fat. Options include the full tummy tuck or the mini tummy tuck, and both can dramatically enhance the contour of your waist.

Which Do I Need?  

Your goals and your health history are the most important factors in determining whether you should undergo liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. Consider the following:

Pregnancy: If you have been pregnant, you may have weak stomach muscles and excess abdominal skin. If so, you may need to undergo a tummy tuck, as liposuction cannot tighten the stomach muscles or skin. However, if you also have excess fat on your flanks or hips, you can undergo both a tummy tuck and liposuction for an even more transformative experience.

Major Weight Loss: If you have lost more than 20 percent of your body weight, you will need to undergo tummy tuck surgery to remove your excess skin. You can also combine a tummy tuck with other procedures to improve your overall body contour.

Excess Abdominal Fat but No Loose Skin: If you have a slight lower belly pooch but no loose skin, VASERlipo®, Smartlipo™, or liposuction can help to flatten and contour your lower belly.

Multiple Trouble Areas: If you are plagued by multiple trouble areas, liposuction procedures can target each area individually to eliminate fat deposits and improve the contour of your body.

Excess Fat in Places Other Than Your Abdomen: Tummy tuck surgery targets the abdomen only. If you have excess fat in other areas, consider liposuction, VASERlipo®, or Smartlipo™.

Too Much Here and Too Little There: For individuals with too much fat in some areas and not enough in others, VASERlipo® can transfer the fat from one area to the other for more complete body contouring.

Stretch Marks: Tummy tuck surgery can eliminate most stretch marks and soften the look of the remaining stretch marks.

Slight Skin Sagging and Excess Fat: If you have trouble areas with excess fat and slight skin sagging, Smartlipo™ can eliminate the fat and tighten the skin.

It is best to consider less-invasive body contouring procedures before surgery. However, depending on your case, a tummy tuck may be the best way to achieve your desired results, especially if you have loose abdominal skin. In many cases, both procedures work well to produce complementary results. Dr. Martin will help you decide what will give you the best body contouring experience and results.
To learn more about body contouring, schedule your personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Martin. He will determine which procedure(s) will be best for you. Please call (303) 589-9420 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today. We look forward to helping you transform your body!

Facial Rejuvenation: How to Know What Treatment You Need

To be mature is to be sophisticated, cultured, and grown-up. Becoming more mature is something to be praised – that is, until it begins to show on your face. When your face shows its maturity, you know that you are beginning to look old. Wrinkles, tired eyes, and sagging jowls can all be corrected with the following facial rejuvenation procedures offered by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Jason Martin, M.D.

How Do I Get Rid of Wrinkles?

Everyone will develop wrinkles at some point, but not everyone knows how to get rid of them. BOTOX® Cosmetic can soften wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, and between the brows. Facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® can treat wrinkles that do not respond to BOTOX® Cosmetic. For volume loss and wrinkles in the lower face, RADIESSE® and Sculptra® Aesthetic are the preferred treatments. Fractionated ablative or non-ablative lasers can also treat facial wrinkles to restore softness, smoothness, and a wrinkle-free complexion. For individuals with more severe facial wrinkles, the best treatment may be a surgical procedure such as a brow lift, a facelift, or eyelid surgery.

How Do I Rejuvenate My Eyes?

Rejuvenation of the eyes improves the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and dark rings under the eyes. Effective facial fillers include JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® for filling in wrinkles and volume loss. BOTOX® Cosmetic and various laser treatments may also be used to treat wrinkles around the eyes. If these treatments are not sufficient, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the upper and/or lower eyelids to refresh your look.

How Do I Get Rid of Sagging Jowls?

Sagging jowls are caused by lost skin elasticity. JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and fat transfer procedures can fill in cheek volume and redefine your jawline. Fractionated ablative or non-ablative lasers can treat wrinkles and tighten the skin, as can non-invasive treatments such as Thermage®. If surgery is needed to eliminate sagging jowls, the mini-facelift or Smartlipo™ for the neck and jowls are excellent options.

How Do I Know If I Need Surgery or Not?

Generally, Dr. Martin will first perform non-surgical treatments to correct signs of facial aging. If these treatments do not achieve desirable results, then it is time to consider surgery. In some cases, particularly if you have severe or very severe wrinkles or sagging facial skin, it may be appropriate to consider surgery up front. Dr. Martin will work with you to discuss all your options during your personal consultation for facial rejuvenation.
To retain a youthful appearance through your mature years, schedule your consultation for facial rejuvenation with Dr. Jason Martin. Call (303) 589-9420 or complete our online contact form to schedule your appointment with us today.

Denver Breast Augmentation

A Solution for Post-Pregnancy Breasts

Pregnancy is a remarkable experience that creates new life, and the so-called “pregnancy glow” can make a woman look positively radiant. However, pregnancy also tends to wreak havoc on a woman’s body and, in particular, her breasts. When a woman’s post-pregnancy breasts are sagging and deflated, breast augmentation or a Mommy Makeover can restore their appearance and bring back the mother’s pre-pregnancy curves.

How Pregnancy Affects the Breasts

During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes on behalf of the child. One major change is that the breasts swell and grow in preparation for nursing. This occurs regardless of whether or not the woman will ultimately breastfeed her child. After pregnancy and after breastfeeding, the breasts stop producing milk and, consequently, lose volume. Some women’s breasts return to their former size while others remain slightly larger or even become smaller than they were before pregnancy. In many cases, the breast skin remains stretched out, and the volume loss causes the breasts to appear deflated and saggy. Even if a woman eats a healthy diet, exercises rigorously, and loses all the weight she gained during pregnancy, chances are her breasts will not look as full or perky as they once did. This unfortunate experience is all too common among post-pregnant women, but plastic surgery offers an effective solution.

Breast Augmentation as a Solution

One plastic surgery solution for deflated breasts is breast augmentation. Breast augmentation increases the volume of the breasts by means of inserting breast implants. Breast implants can alter the shape and appearance of the breasts, and, most importantly for post-pregnant women, they can improve breast volume. Deflated breasts that were once full and round before pregnancy can appear full and shapely once again after breast augmentation. Breast implants can also add a slight lift and perkiness to improve the appearance of sagging breasts after pregnancy.

A Mommy Makeover as a Solution

Some women will need more than breast augmentation on its own to improve their curves after pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover combines multiple procedures for more extensive improvements. The Mommy Makeover can not only augment the breasts to improve their volume, but it can also lift them with a breast lift for a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape and position. In addition, the Mommy Makeover can improve a woman’s body shape by toning the abdomen with a tummy tuck and eliminating stubborn fat deposits with liposuction. These treatments provide highly effective solutions for post-pregnant women by restoring post-pregnancy breasts and post-pregnancy bodies to their pre-pregnancy condition.
The changes that occur to your breasts during pregnancy don’t have to be permanent. With breast augmentation and/or the Mommy Makeover and the expertise of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. W. Jason Martin, your breasts can look full and youthful once again. Call our Denver office at (303) 321-1439 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Martin today.

The Differences Between Facial Injectables

Facial rejuvenation with faci injectables can reduce signs of aging by smoothing out wrinkles, softening fine lines, and filling in age-related volume loss. Here are some of the key differences between the facial injectables that Dr. Jason Martin uses to minimize signs of facial aging.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is derived from botulinum toxin type A and temporarily relaxes the muscles of the upper face. This treatment improves the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles in the forehead, brow, and crow’s feet near the eyes. Its effects last up to six months, and many patients undergo regular BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to maintain results.

JUVÉDERM® Products

Products in the JUVÉDERM® family are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is found naturally in the body and improves skin hydration and volume. Rather than inhibiting muscle contractions like BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® products add volume by filling in wrinkles or areas that are thinning. JUVÉDERM® XC is used to augment the lips and mouth area and to correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as smile lines, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a thicker concentration and can provide more profound and long-lasting results for those with severe facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is used to correct volume loss in the cheeks, forehead, and around eyes, nose, and mouth. Treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC produces the longest-lasting results of any filler, with results lasting up to two years.

Restylane® Products

Restylane® is also comprised of hyaluronic acid and can add volume and smooth wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Restylane® Silk is a slightly smoother formula with smaller particles than Restylane® and is used to enhance the lips and mouth area with even more natural-looking results. Restylane® differs from JUVÉDERM® primarily in texture: JUVÉDERM® tends to be smoother while Restylane® tends to be more granular. Restylane® may be more likely to leave bumps during application, but it is highly cohesive and may be better suited to enhance volume in areas such as under the eyes.

BELOTERO® Products

Also composed of hyaluronic acid, products in the BELOTERO® family can rehydrate the skin and increase facial volume. BELOTERO® HYDRO can restore skin elasticity and deep hydration. BELOTERO® VOLUME restores facial volume in the cheeks, chin, and temples. BELOTERO® INTENSE can enhance the lips, Cupid’s bow, marionette lines, and smile lines. BELOTERO® SOFT can treat perioral lines and crow’s feet, while BELOTERO® BALANCE enhances the lips and treats marionette lines, smile lines, and glabellar lines. Results with BELOTERO® products typically last six to twelve months.

RADIESSE®

RADIESSE® is made of a different substance called calcium hydroxylapatite. This substance is found within human bones and stimulates collagen growth. RADIESSE® is used to treat deeper wrinkles around the chin and mouth area, such as the nasolabial folds. The calcium hydroxylapatite in RADIESSE® stimulates new collagen growth over time, which may continue to improve the appearance of facial skin through the weeks and months after treatment.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is comprised of yet another substance: synthetic polylactic acid, a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that can add facial volume. Used to correct signs of fat loss in the face, Sculptra® Aesthetic can improve facial contour and smooth out wrinkles such as smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic is administered over a few treatment sessions and gradually increases collagen production, producing results that subtly improve over time for up to two years.
Dr. Jason Martin is a highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you determine which type of facial injectable will be best for you and your needs. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Martin, please call (303) 589-9420 or fill out our online contact form today.

Venus Viva™: The Latest in Facial Resurfacing and Rejuvenation

One of the most beautiful things about the human body is that every individual is unique. The face, in particular, has distinctive features that set us apart from one another. Still, environmental factors and aging will eventually take their toll on every face, regardless of how full your cheeks are. However, with the Venus Viva™, you can receive fully customizable facial resurfacing to treat and enhance your particular face in the distinctive ways that it needs.

The Technology

Venus Viva™ is an FDA-approved revolutionary system designed for facial resurfacing and rejuvenation. Using SmartScan™ technology and NanoFractional Radio Frequency™, the Venus Viva™ system permits manually controlled ablation and coagulation. In other words, treatment with the Venus Viva™ is completely customizable so the technician can precisely tailor the treatment for your facial needs. This technology enables ablation of the epidermis as well as coagulation of the dermis for ultimate skin resurfacing with improved efficacy and safer results. During treatment, superior heat conduction forces collagen in the skin to contract, causing the skin to tighten. The applicator also creates tiny wounds in the skin, which stimulates new collagen growth to heal and regenerate the skin over the days and weeks following treatment.

The Benefits

The benefits of Venus Viva™ treatments are numerous, it provides superior penetration depth with increased treatment options using multi-applicators. It also offers the largest flexible treatment area. Venus Viva™ is safe for all skin types and has proven consistent and predictable outcomes in clinical settings with both immediate and long-term results. Patients can see results after a single treatment, however we typically recommend a series of three or four treatments for more comprehensive results. The treatment experience offers minimal discomfort, and most patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

The Results

Patients who undergo treatment with Venus Viva™ can look forward to the following results:

Diminished fine lines, wrinkles, and deep folds for smoother skin
Reduction in pore visibility for a more even skin texture
Improved acne scars for a clearer complexion
Smoothed striae (stretch marks)
Evened out texture and tone irregularities for a more refined and youthful appearance
Tightened skin in the neck and jowls
Reduced signs of aging for a more youthful look

To experience the benefits of Venus Viva™ treatments for yourself, schedule your personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. W. Jason Martin. Call our Denver office at (303) 321-1439 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.

Cellulaze™: A Breakthrough in Cellulite Removal

Over the past ten years, the field of plastic surgery has seen revolutionary technological developments. One of these developments is Cellulaze™, a breakthrough treatment that targets cellulite at the source. Once you understand how Cellulaze™ works, it should come as no surprise that Cellulaze™ is one of the most requested office-based procedures in our practice.

Successful Elimination of Cellulite

Cellulite is a common problem that affects 80 percent of all women between 18 and 55 years old. Previous treatment options have been limited at best and unavailable or ineffective at worst. Now, cellulite-prone areas such as the back of the thighs, buttocks, and other areas can be successfully treated with Cellulaze™. Cellulaze™ directly targets the cause of cellulite beneath the skin to smooth out and eliminate the lumpy bumpy appearance of cellulite with long-lasting results. Patients can see as much as a 60 percent improvement in the appearance of cellulite after Cellulaze™ treatment.

How Cellulaze™ Works

The root cause of cellulite lies under the skin in the strong fibrous bands that stretch from your skin to the underlying layers above the muscles. These bands create pockets of trapped fat in between deeper tethered grooves. Cellulaze™ uses a proprietary side-firing laser to release the fibrous bands that pull the skin down thus leveling out bumps and dimples while also liquefying fat and stimulating collagen production. Collagen production will increase over time, causing the skin to become stronger, thicker, more elastic, and smoother so that the appearance of cellulite is reduced. The best candidates for Cellulaze™ will have mild to moderate cellulite and good skin quality.

An In-Office Treatment

Cellulaze™ is an in-office procedure, negating the need for expensive hospital-based operating room and anesthesia fees. Cellulaze™ can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as Smartlipo™, VASERlipo®, or traditional liposuction to diminish cellulite, remove fat, and tighten skin. When combined with other body contouring treatments, Cellulaze™ offers even greater aesthetic results.

An Easy Recovery With Long-Lasting Results

Recovery from Cellulaze™ includes minimal discomfort and some bruising and swelling that usually resolves within seven to 14 days. Compression garments help to minimize swelling and bruising for two to four weeks after the procedure. Scars are very small and will fade quickly over time. To speed healing and reduce your postoperative discomfort, we utilize additional therapies and technology such as SmoothShapes™, which combines a vacuum and rolling massage to improve circulation and reduce pain. Because collagen production continues to increase over the weeks and months after treatment, the final, remarkable results of significantly diminished cellulite will be visible after six months.

To take advantage of Cellulaze™ and other breakthrough body contouring treatments, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. W. Jason Martin. Call us at (303) 321-1439 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Loose skin and excess fat around the belly is a frustrating reality of life for many of our patients. Even though their stories differ, the findings are always the same: annoying, sagging belly skin from pregnancy and weight loss or too much belly fat from weight gain and hormone imbalances. Focusing on diet and exercise is necessary, but some of these issues are impossible to hide or change without surgery. For most patients, Tummy Tuck surgery offers a definitive option. By removing loose skin and stretch marks and by flattening a “poochy” belly, Tummy Tuck surgery returns your belly back to its more toned and youthful self.

Eliminate Loose Skin

If you have excessive loose and sagging skin around your belly, weight loss and core strengthening exercises will offer little improvement. A Tummy Tuck removes all of the excess skin, giving your belly a more flattened and youthful appearance while improving definition.

Correct a “Poochy” Belly

We see “poochy” bellies a lot in our clinic. The biggest culprits for “pooch” development are pregnancy and aging. Each can cause the abdominal muscles to loosen and, in some cases, split apart (rectus diastasis). With either loosening or splitting, the belly protrudes. Core exercises strengthen the abdominal muscles, but they offer little help in reducing a “poochy” appearance. Only a Tummy Tuck can tighten the muscles AND bring them together. This, in turn, will give the belly a much flatter and more toned appearance.

Slim Down, Lose the Fat

Men and women who are considering tummy tuck surgery often have excess fat around the belly and the hips (aka “the spare tire”). Liposuction combined with a tummy tuck will remove most of the excess fat, resulting in a much slimmer midsection.

Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are common, especially with large weight fluctuations and pregnancy. Unfortunately, there are very few non-invasive solutions to improve their appearance. A Tummy Tuck will address most of these unsightly stretch marks during the procedure, as a majority are removed along with the removal of the excess skin. The residual stretch marks will also have an improved appearance once the skin is tightened.

Relieve Back Pain

Your core muscles are essential in providing support to your lower back. When the core muscles are loose or split apart, as is often seen following pregnancy, the support for the lower back is decreased. By tightening the abdominal muscles during a Tummy Tuck, your core muscles can provide more support to the lower back, thus helping to relieve any pre-existing back pain.

Permanent, Long-Lasting Results

With only three to four hours of surgery time, a tummy tuck combined with liposculpting provides one of the most dramatic transformations I offer at my clinic. It will permanently remove stretch marks and excess skin, tighten loose muscles, and contour your bulging hips and belly. As long as you maintain a stable weight and choose a healthy lifestyle, you should feel confident that your results will last for many years.

If you are looking to enhance your abdominal appearance, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jason Martin today. Contact us by calling our Aspen office at (970) 544-0500, our Denver office at (303) 589-9420, or our Vail office at (970) 926-0324. You may also fill out our online contact form here for additional information.

Choose Yourself; Choose a Mommy Makeover

For most women, being a mom is a real blessing and one of the greatest joys of their lives. However, it’s perfectly reasonable to admit that being a mom is also hectic and time-consuming. A common theme for the moms that visit our clinic is that they feel that they need to make sacrifices to keep their family happy. Often, the first thing many women sacrifice for the greater good of motherhood is their appearance. We believe it doesn’t have to be this way and that it is important for all moms to choose themselves every now and then.

Putting Your Appearance First

It can be difficult to find time in your busy schedule to even do the simplest of things like brushing your hair or showering, let alone cooking a healthy meal and exercising. The net result of this hectic lifestyle is often the creation of the “frumpy mom” (a mom who disregards her appearance and makes no effort to address her soft, undefined body). The biggest contributing factor to a “frumpy mom” appearance is not taking the time to focus on shedding those post-pregnancy pounds. Talk to your partner, family, and friends about setting aside time for you to go to the gym while they watch the kids. See if a reliable sitter is available for a few hours each night. If push comes to shove, invest in a running stroller and bring your baby with you. While it’s easy to use your family as an excuse to not work out, you will be much happier when you break that cycle and get out and exercise. Exercise not only helps you lose weight, but the mental health benefits after pregnancy are often more profound.

Treating Yourself

Even though diet and exercise following pregnancy are important for restoring your pre-baby body, rarely will they magically cure the problem areas. Muscles and skin can become permanently stretched following pregnancy. You may have also noticed volume loss and sagging in your breasts after nursing. Diet and exercise provide little in the way of correcting these issues. If you feel that your appearance is flabby and aged after your pregnancy and exercise simply is no longer cutting it, it might be time to treat yourself to a mommy makeover.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover describes a set of plastic surgery procedures that specifically target the common problem areas following pregnancy. It is designed to restore volume and firmness to your breasts and helps you reclaim your lean pre-baby body. Common procedures included in a mommy makeover are:

– Breast augmentation to increase the size of breasts that have lost volume from nursing
– Breast lift to restore the perkiness of sagging breasts following breastfeeding
– Liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits
– Tummy tuck surgery to correct loose and sagging abdominal skin and rectus muscles

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

– Restores a leaner, more youthful body contour and silhouette
– Combines procedures so you only have one recovery period and you save money
– Allows clothing to fit better
– Provides an increase in comfort and confidence in your body
– May rekindle the lost spark in the bedroom
– Achieves a body that looks even better than before your children
– Allows you to feel pampered and cared for by putting yourself first

If you are looking to erase the effects of pregnancy on your body, schedule your consultation with Dr. Martin today. Contact us by calling our Aspen office at (970) 544-0500, our Denver office at (303) 589-9420, or our Vail office at (970) 926-0324. You may also fill out our online contact form here for additional information.

Precision Body Contouring With VASERlipo®

In our office, we use body contouring technologies like VASERlipo® and Smartlipo™ to improve the contours of your problem areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. VASERlipo® is unique as it offers the most precise option. It selectively removes unwanted fat in areas like the love handles, saddlebags, and bra lines, while preserving the surrounding structures. Due to this selectivity, VASERlipo® is one of the few in-office body contouring devices that preserves fat cells, allowing the removed fat to be transferred to other parts of your body.

How VASERlipo® Works

VASERlipo® utilizes controlled ultrasound energy waves to break apart the the building blocks of unwanted fat deposits. The energy is delivered through a small cannula that is inserted under your skin. Unwanted fat is emulsified and easily removed with minimal discomfort and recovery.

Double the results with no Extra Downtime

As VASERlipo® technology uniquely preserves the fat that is removed, other parts of your body like the breasts, buttocks, or face can be naturally enhanced with your own fat. You benefit as the removal and reinjection is completed during the same procedure. Furthermore, the results of fat grafting are long-lasting, natural, and avoid the down side of manufactured fillers like JUVÉDERM®. Fat grafting is a great alternative for breast enhancement without an implant and for facial rejuvenation of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for a facelift.

Benefits of VASERlipo® Over Other Body Contouring Procedures

Unlike most other body contouring procedures, we perform VASERlipo® exclusively in our office, not requiring a surgical center or hospital. There is no need to undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, and there is no need to pay expensive operating room or anesthesia fees. Each procedure is completed with the assistance of local anesthesia for comfort and oral medication for relaxation. Postoperatively, discomfort is manageable with a short course of pain medication, and the recovery period is usually less than 14 days. By following Dr. Martin’s postoperative recommendations, which includes wearing a compression garment throughout the recovery period, your skin will naturally contract during the healing process and smoothly match the new contours of your body. Results with VASERlipo® are immediately visible and will continue to improve as your body heals.

VASERlipo® is an in-office treatment for precision body contouring. To find out if VASERlipo® is the right treatment for you, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Jason B. Martin. Call (303) 589-9420 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.