Thursday, May 18, 2017

Can Eyelid Surgery Improve Your Vision?

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that involves treating the upper or lower eyelids to improve loose saggy skin, wrinkles and bags. Blepharoplasty can result in a more youthful and energetic appearance of the eyes. In some men and women who have very saggy upper eyelids the blepharoplasty surgery can actually improve their peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can remove excess sagging skin, muscle or fat to improve the aged and tired look of the eyes. In some people the major problem is sagging of the forehead and eyebrows rather than excess upper eyelid skin and these people benefit from a forehead- brow lift.

As people age the skin loses elasticity. The loss of elasticity and gravity can cause the sagging skin to collect on the upper eyelids. Many older adults consider eyelid surgery to help improve their vision. Their vision can be enhanced because the eyelid surgery can decrease any skin that may be blocking their view. There is a simple test to see how your vision can improve with upper eyelid surgery. Simply take your finger and lift up your upper eyelid or areas that sag. If there is a drastic difference, then it is time to consider eyelid surgery.

There is a whole world out there waiting to be seen. Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Motoki to help determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

Should You Get Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is for men and women who want to reduce the size of their breasts. You may wonder why men would be included. Some men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition of breast tissue development.

-Health: This is the number one reason why someone may want a breast reduction. Women with large breasts tend to suffer from back pain that can limit their physical activity. Breast reduction can relieve the back pain and allow these women to become more active. Some health conditions can cause breast development in men and an evaluation is necessary to look for a cause.

-Clothes: For many women, it is difficult to find tops that can fit their larger breast size without looking loose or baggy in other areas. Breast reduction surgery can help make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body. Men with gynecomastia can also struggle to find clothing that fits properly and looks good.

-Personal Gain: Larger breasts can be a distraction or annoyance for many women and breast reduction surgery can improve their appearance and lifestyle. Many women become more physically active after breast reduction surgery and often lose weight. Men feel more comfortable at the gym and pool. Breast reduction surgery can enhance self-esteem for both women and men.

Discuss your concerns and questions with Dr. David Motoki, and together you can decide if breast reduction surgery is right for you.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Why Spring is a Good Time to Get Cosmetic Surgery

From April- mid-June, cosmetic surgery becomes very popular. People want to get their work done before the summer because of pool parties, vacations, weddings, etc. Summer is a season where people want to relax and not undergo surgery, so they opt to do this in the off seasons like spring.

Some advantages of cosmetic surgery in the spring:
     Climate is still not that warm, making it easier to cover up with clothing.
     Your children are still in school, which will allow you more time for healing and relaxing.
     The perfect time to give your body the amount of healing it needs right before summer.

Some surgeries many want right before summer:
     Breast Augmentation: Many want their breasts to look good and full in their swimsuit. This can be achieved by undergoing breast augmentation surgery. It will enhance your figure and give you confidence in your swimsuit this summer.

     Tummy Tuck: Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty helps to reverse those undesirable changes in the abdomen. This will make your tummy look flatter and more toned in your swimsuit.

     Body Contouring: You have worked hard this past fall and winter to achieve your desired look, by working out and staying true to a diet. But the results have left your skin hanging and loose. Don't worry, with body contouring; you can have the swimsuit body you’ve always dreamed about.

Schedule your spring cosmetic surgery today at Body By Motoki.

What Questions to Ask When Thinking About Cosmetic Surgery

The time has come when you have decided that you want to undergo cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is very exciting, and something that will change your life forever. With that being said, you need to make sure you ask the correct questions before taking the next step. Here are some questions to get you started.

Question 1: Is the surgeon certified? It is best to search for a doctor that is board certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery. Certification helps to ensure their certain skills and knowledge.
Question 2: What is their experience? Make sure that they have experience in the procedure you desire. Ask for their portfolio to see examples of their work.
Question 3: What are the potential risks? Any good doctor will be honest and open about what could possibly go wrong.
Question 4: Where will the surgery take place? The surgery must be performed at a licensed and accredited facility. It needs to meet health and safety codes.
Question 5: Does the doctor have hospital privileges? You may need to stay in a hospital for some duration of time. You want to make sure your doctor can still provide you care, rather than another doctor with no previous knowledge of your care.

Congratulations on this next step for a more confident you. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Young vs. Old Who is getting more plastic surgery

From the Kardashian sisters to Kaley Cuoco it seems plastic surgery headlines are becoming more and more common. But are young millennials getting more cosmetic surgery than their parents? The Washington Post recently took a look and the answers may surprise you.
Online Bloggers and beauty mavens seem to devote an increasing focus on the rising trend of cosmetic surgery at a younger age. However according to statistics baby boomers are actually visiting their plastic surgeons more often than any other demographic.
In 2015 in fact, patients over the age of 65 increased their rate of facelift and eyelid surgeries by over 50%

No matter your age cosmetic surgery is clearly nothing to be ashamed of. Modern procedures range from tightening and toning the body to full surgical procedures. No matter what you choose our board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motoki can help you achieve your body goals.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spring is here, How are Your New Year's Resolutions Coming Along?

It’s crazy to believe that just over 60 days ago we were all counting down to 2017. For many of us that meant raising a glass and proclaiming “New Year, New Me!” Once the excitement (and possible hangover) wore off, it was time to buckle down and work on our New Year’s resolutions. For many people that resolution is to lose weight, get in shape, or just drop a few pounds.
Fast forward past Valentine’s Day, and start getting ready for Easter. How are your resolutions coming? Yelp right? With April just around the corner and swimsuit season well on its way maybe it’s time to revisit the abandoned weight loss goals from just a few weeks prior.
Odds are you don’t plan to fail at your weight loss goal; you plan to pick yourself up and make a plan to work out, eat healthily, and stick to your goals. But when the scale just doesn’t show the payoff it can be easy to get discouraged.

At Body by Motoki, we offer our clients several options for people who are looking to lose weight. We believe losing weight is an achievable goal, but there is no reason to go at it alone. Our expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motoki can help tailor you take off the extra pounds in a way that works for both your goals and individual circumstances and have it done in time for bathing suit season!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Five Things to Consider if you are Considering Breast Augmentation

Like any type of surgery it is important to put a lot of thought into a decision such as undergoing breast augmentation. This decision should be approached with care and carefully considered and discussed with close friends or family. Here are some factors we suggest considering before you decide to make the plunge.

11    How is your Overall Health?
Your health will be a major factor in determining if you are an ideal candidate for this type of surgery. Your plastic surgeon will need to know your health history, medications, and any conditions that may increase the risk of complications. Lifestyle choices such as smoking and exercise can also have an effect on your eligibility

22   Have you had Children?
If you have had children you are probably like many other women who are considering a breast augmentation. However, if you plan to have additional children in the future make sure your cosmetic surgeon is aware so they can take care not to disturb the milk gland and nipples.

33    Financial Feasibility
Most plastic surgery is not covered by private insurance. Because of this the financial burden for surgery can be a heavy weight. There are several options including financing and payment plans that can make your dreams a reality.

44    Choosing your Plastic Surgeon

Finally making the choice on a surgeon to preform your operation can greatly affect the outcome. Our surgeon Dr. Motoki is Board certified and will ensure your safety throughout the procedure. No matter who you choose for the final operation perform thorough research and check reviews when making a decision on who will perform the operation.