Thursday, August 31, 2017

Is Breast Implant Removal or Replacement Right for You?

Women seek breast augmentation for a variety of personal reasons.  Women also seek breast implant removal or replacement for number of reasons.   Some women note dissatisfaction with breast changes that have occurred following pregnancy, menopause, general aging or weight loss, and may desire a different breast size or shape.  Other common reasons for revision may include formation of capsular contracture, implant rupture, or desire for a different type of implant material than what was originally placed.  

You have many options including removing the implants altogether, downsizing or upsizing your implants, or exchanging implants from saline to silicone.  These options may also be performed with or without a concurrent breast lifting procedure.   


A thorough breast examination and consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David S. Motoki, M.D.  is the first step towards deciding what option is best for you!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Just as children are different and unique, so are the effects which having children can produce on a woman’s body.   The degree of these changes is unique to each ‘mommy’.   Following pregnancy many women note that even after they ‘lose the baby weight’ they are left with subtle, or not so subtle, changes in their figures.  A mommy makeover surgical intervention is a popular option for restoring and enhancing a woman’s body. 

Most women who seek a mommy makeover have experienced some degree of breast changes, which can include a decrease or increase in breast size, sagging, or disproportionate areola size.   Abdominal changes may include stretch marks, skin laxity and separation of the abdominal wall muscles, or
stubborn fat deposits that do not adequately respond to diet and exercise.  In addition, some women note undesirable changes in the labia minora.   A mommy makeover may include a combination of  breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, labiaplasty and liposuction to rejuvenate the post-pregnancy body. 


Whether it is a single area of concern or multiple bothersome areas, Dr. David Motoki’s expertise can help moms of all ages regain their body confidence through customized mommy makeovers.    Find out more by visiting our website www.BodyByMotoki.com .

Monday, July 31, 2017

Best Foods to Eat After Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular surgeries requested.  Liposuction can positively change the appearance of your body by sculpting and contouring your figure, however it is not a weight loss solution, nor is it a substitute for diet and exercise.  The best candidates for liposuction have developed a healthy lifestyle prior to having surgery.


In order to realize the best results following liposuction, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle by continuing good eating habits and, if necessary, adopt new eating habits by making certain modifications in your diet.  These changes do not need to be extreme, just make sure your diet after surgery includes healthier choices over unhealthy eating.  The best rule of is to incorporate more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins into your diet and watch your sugars and simple carbohydrates and saturated fats. Keep your body hydrated with plenty of water and watch your portion sizes.   These simple strategies, along with your commitment to healthy living will allow you to keep looking your best following liposuction. 


Smoking and Plastic Surgery: A Dangerous Combination

Before getting plastic surgery, there are a few lifestyle changes a patient may have to make to make the surgery and recovery process successful.  A few changes your plastic surgeon may recommend are changing your diet, drinking more water, or discontinuing the use of certain supplements.  One major lifestyle change many plastic surgeons recommend of every patient in order to be eligible for a procedure is quitting smoking. 

Body by Motoki: Requirements
Because we care about the overall well-being of our patients, we will not perform procedures on individuals whose smoking habit will jeopardize their recovery.  As such, we require a patient to quit smoking and all forms of nicotine exposure for a minimum of 6 weeks before and after surgery.

Why is this a requirement?
Nicotine, a chemical found in cigarettes, e-cigarettes, patches, gum, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipes, and cigars, has several significant adverse effects on the body.  One of these major effects is shrinkage of the blood vessels which results in overall decreased blood flow.  After plastic surgery, the body relies on blood to help the recovery process. Limited blood flow caused by smoking can hinder or extremely delay proper healing from a procedure.  Also, individuals who are exposed to nicotine are more likely to have procedure-related complications including blood clots, infection, and loss of tissue.


If you considering undergoing plastic surgery and are a nicotine user, there are several resources available to help you stop.  These include support groups, counseling and smoking cessation resources.  Begin your nicotine-free journey to a healthier you TODAY!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How Soon After Having My Baby Can I Get a Mommy Makeover?

Many mothers struggle with the weight gain and body distortions that come with pregnancy. The effects of these body changes can leave the mother feeling self-conscious and vulnerable about what their body now looks like. Luckily, there are surgical options that can drastically improve the post-baby body. The Mommy Makeover can include,

Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation can be done using silicone gel breast implants, saline breast implants or anatomical breast implants. The implants will give you fuller breasts.

Breast Lift: Once your breasts have gone through the process of pregnancy and producing milk, they may suffer from stretching, leaving them saggier than before. A breast lift can help reduce the sagginess and lift them to where they used to sit.

Abdominoplasty: Women are blessed to have bodies that can undergo the stress of having a baby. Pregnancy can leave the body looking different from what it was before. For example, the stomach muscles can stretch making it harder for the tummy to be firm and flat again. Loose skin commonly occurs resulting in a sagging appearance. An abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, to help you feel more confident.

Liposuction: Liposuction is ideal for mothers who have areas of excess fat even after toning their bodies.


So, how soon after the baby is it safe to get a mommy makeover? You may want to consider holding off until you have lost the baby weight. You should also wait until you are done breast feeding for at least three months if you are considering breast surgery. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. David Motoki to learn about your options for a Mommy Makeover. 

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery is ideal for women who want to improve the results of previous cosmetic breast surgery. The revision can change the size or shape of the implants and address any problems with your prior breast augmentation. The goal of this procedure is to restore and remake the breasts for a more satisfied you.

Why consider breast revision:

Size: One of the most common reasons to consider breast revision is to adjust the size of the breasts, whether your primary breast augmentation is too small or too big.

Deflation or Leakage: It is possible for saline implants to deflate or silicone implants to develop a shell leak. Deflated or leaking implants should be replaced.

Scar tissue: Excessive scar tissue may cause the implants to feel hard or can cause discomfort. Scar tissue can be removed to make the breasts feel more natural.

Loose skin: Loose breast skin can cause the breasts to sag in appearance. A breast lift can help your breasts look more youthful.  

Visible or palpable rippling of the implant:  Women who notice rippling may elect to replace their implants with a more molecularity cohesive silicone gel implant.


Whatever the reason may be, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. David Motoki to learn about your options and find out if breast revision surgery is right for you. 

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.