Monday, December 28, 2015

Reinvent Your Body in 2016 with Liposuction

                The New Year is almost here and it’s a great time to reinvent your body.  Liposuction can be a good way to get rid of pesky fat cells that won’t go away through regular exercise.  Some common areas for liposuction are the backs of the arms and legs.  It can also be applied to other areas of the body for better contouring and a more shapely appearance.  

                The surgeons at Body by Motoki are compassionate and friendly during all interactions.  Our philosophy is to treat you with the utmost respect before, during and after your procedure.  It is this type of experience that makes Dr. Motoki one of the most respected surgeons in the Wasatch Front.  Beyond his reputation for successful procedures, Dr. Motoki is a board certified plastic surgeon, which speaks to the safety of his work and knowledge in the field.  In fact, if you read our patient feedback, you’ll see that our practice has gotten rave reviews time and again from satisfied clients.  This philosophy is the foundation upon which we have built our organization.  From the time you walk through the door until you finish your recovery, there will be a friendly voice to help whenever needed.  

                We have done many successful liposuction procedures and look forward to serving you during your journey to a more contoured body.  Please see our website for current specials and scheduling information.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Laser technology is one of the latest advancements when it comes to skincare. Medical spas and cosmetic surgery clinics have installed this technology in their practices. One of the most popular treatments is facial laser resurfacing. For clients, this treatment can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and can give you a more youthful appearance. It can also help with sun damage, hyperpigmentation, improve discoloration, warts and enlarged oil glands around the nose. This laser is designed to help stimulate existing collagen. Most facial procedures only treat the epidermal layer (surface) of the skin.

Facial laser resurfacing is built with an ablative laser which can penetrate deep into the dermis and revitalize the look of your skin. How does it work? The surgeon will use the laser beam to start slowly cutting through the top layer of the epidermis, then eventually the laser will start digging deeper into the skin. The laser sends out short, pulsating beams of light on concentrated areas targeting impurities in the dermis. Because your skin will be cut open, it is recommended that patients take two weeks off and let the skin heal. Patients choose this treatment because it corrects sun damage, aging lines and will replenish your skin.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Considering a Tummy Tuck? Here are some things to Consider before the Procedure

Today, many individuals find that diet and exercise are the key to weight loss and a tighter stomach.  However, when regular ab workouts and healthy eating over an extended period bring limited results, many people become disheartened.  This is where tummy tucks come in.

A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure where a plastic surgeon removes excess fat and skin in/on the abdomen and tightens the muscles in the abdominal area.  People who are working to lose weight with minimal results and women whose abdomens are stretched post pregnancy are some of the main people who choose tummy tucks.  Over the past several years, tummy tucks have increased in popularity in the United States, with thousands of people getting the procedure each year.

What to Consider Before the Procedure
Before choosing to have a tummy tuck, it is important for patients to do their research.  The following are a few necessary things to consider:
  • Who is performing your procedure?  The plastic surgeon you choose can have a significant impact on the results of your procedure.  Before selecting a surgeon, ensure he is board certified through the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has had previous experience performing abdominoplasty procedures.  Patients can also get in contact with former patients of the same surgeon to ask them about their experience.
  • What kind of procedure do you want? There are several tummy tuck procedures patients can choose from.  They can have a procedure that addresses a) the lower abdomen only, b) both the upper and lower abdomen, or c) the upper and lower abdomen and the sides.
  • How long is the procedure? A typical procedure lasts 1-5 hours.
  • Are you prepared for the recovery time? Compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures, tummy tucks tend to have a longer recovery time.  Patients should expect to have swelling that lasts for several weeks post surgery.  It can be helpful to ask the surgeon and staff, what other recovery symptoms they should expect.

Love the Results of Your Procedure

Although getting a tummy tuck is a big and serious decision, it also comes with a lot of benefits.  Post procedure patients have a flatter, tighter, more toned tummy.  Abdominoplasty also comes with several health benefits, namely the reduction of fat cells, which helps abdominal organs to function properly. The results of abdominoplasty usually last throughout the patient’s life, giving them long-term confidence with their “new” slimmer body.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Safety Concerns to be Aware of When Considering Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery has been performed across the world for many years and continues to grow. Plastic surgery helps those who want to fix deformities or achieve a specific look. Any surgical procedure is risky, and there are safety concerns that you should be mindful of. It is important to do a health background check and be aware of any diseases that run in your family.  For example, a history of cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes, or obesity can result in more complications during surgery. Smoking can also increase the risk of possible complexity. Surgery can still be performed, but it is important to choose the right doctor who is knowledgeable in informing the patient of the risks.

The surgeon should perform a series of medical evaluations and communicate to the clients of possible complications. He/she should inform the client of ways they can prevent these risks, before the surgery. Complications that can occur after surgery include bleeding, excessive swelling, and infection. It is very rare that these incidences will occur, but it is important to stay informed as a possible candidate for cosmetic surgery. Investing in an experienced board certified surgeon, like Dr. Motoki, will help minimize the risk and help make your experience worthwhile.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Forehead Lift can Remove Wrinkles that have Developed Over Time

As the years go by, our foreheads get quite a workout.  The forehead is used to make facial expressions, and over time, the skin can become wrinkled or misshapen.  For this reason, you may want to consider getting a forehead lift.  If you see deep creases in the skin or wrinkles forming above your eyebrows, this is a simple procedure that can revitalize the look of that area.  Since the skin is elastic, our surgeon can move it into a position that keeps it tight and looking youthful.

We are currently offering specials on many surgical procedures, and you can view those by visiting our website.  As for the surgeon who would be performing your forehead lift, you couldn’t ask for someone with better qualifications, especially at our reasonable prices.  Our goal at Body by Motoki is to ensure that patients are treated with respect before, during and after their procedures.  It is common for our patients to feel like they are part of a friendly community when they enter our offices.

Beyond the friendly atmosphere, you’ll notice that we take great care in cleaning and preparation of our facilities.  There are rigorous checklists for all surgical procedures and for after you go home to recover.  Although Dr. Motoki’s prices are reasonable, his reputation is growing in popularity, so we encourage patients to book in advance whenever possible.  This vital first step will ensure that you have access to a respected, board certified surgeon at the time that you are ready to have your procedure.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Breast lifts can return perkiness and form

Are you considering breast augmentation?  You may also want to learn more about breast lift procedures.  Aging, changes in weight, and having kids can all cause breasts to lose perkiness and begin to sag.  A breast lift will improve the appearance of the breasts by elevating them and eliminating sagging.

If you are unhappy with how your breasts look, this might be the best choice for you.  Do you simply want to return your breasts to the perkiness they previously had?  Then a simple breast lift could be what you need.  This procedure will help decrease laxity in the breasts that has occurred over time.
Breast procedures often come with scarring.  A minor breast lift can be done while only leaving a small scar that encircles the nipple areola.  Sometimes the scar may go below the areola area depending on the severity of the procedure.

A breast lift is also a great option to combine with other procedures.  Breast lifts can be done at the same time as implants, which can make the results even better.  Not only will you be getting a larger, rounder breast but they will also be more perky and in a better position.  Combining these two procedures can also save money and time.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Liposuction could be the solution to help you fix those trouble spots

Are you working hard and eating right, but still have problem areas of your body that just keep the fat on?  The best way to get fat out of your body is a combination of diet and exercise.  How many people have tried different diets and types of exercise, but find that those troublesome spots just don’t show any improvement?
It’s not uncommon for people to have parts of their body that just don’t respond to exercise or diet.  This can be extremely frustrating and leave people feeling disheartened.  If this is the case for you, then liposuction might be the perfect solution.  This procedure removes excess fat from common problem areas such as the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms.  It’s ideally suited for people who are close to being at their ideal weight, but just need a little help fixing certain areas.
Liposuction is a great choice for women who have recently had a baby and can’t seem to get rid of the last little bit of fat.  With a recovery time of as little as one week, this can be an easy and effective way to help you reach your goals and achieve your desired body and look.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Skin Care Tips to Prevent Wrinkles and Keep Skin Healthy

Skin care is one of the highest priorities for many people who want to achieve a younger and more natural look. Caring for your skin is always important for maintaining healthy skin, and can help prevent wrinkles and other issues as you get older. Here are some of our top tips for maintaining healthy skin throughout your life.

Don’t Smoke: Smoking cigarettes causes many issues within the body that can lead to deteriorating skin. Smoking causes the blood vessels in the body to contract and cut off the oxygen supply to the skin. The reduced oxygen levels allow for toxins to spread more freely throughout the body, and creates skin wrinkles. Smokers also often develop lines on their lips that can make them appear much older than they really are.

Avoid Tanning Beds: While tanning beds have declined in popularity recently, the goal of having smooth tan skin is still at the top of many people’s priorities. Tanning beds have not only been linked to skin cancer development, but can also cause the elasticity of the skin sag and droop.

Don’t Pick at Acne:  While the temptation to pick at acne can be great at times, this can often lead to bumpy skin and unsightly scarring. In some cases picking can make the acne worse and slow the healing process.

Find a Good Moisturizer: Find a product that works well with your skins temperament and use it regularly.  This keeps your skin looking fresh and promotes elasticity and durability. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Is cosmetic surgery a safe way to get your pre-motherhood body back?

Becoming a mother can be one of the greatest accomplishments in a woman’s life, and the blessings of childbirth and breastfeeding are countless.  While the end result of pregnancy is awesome, one thing every woman can agree with is that saggy breasts and a flabby abdomen are outcomes of pregnancy that are not so great.
Stretching, sagging, and loss of shape are all words that can come to mind when looking in the mirror following pregnancy and it can be discouraging.  Just remember that you are not alone and many women face the same challenges.  A growing number of moms out there are now turning to mommy makeovers as a solution for restoring their body back to its pre-pregnancy state.
While giving the body time to normalize, and implementing diet and exercise can help, there comes a time when it may be obvious that cosmetic surgery is the only answer for feeling and looking normal again.  Mommy makeovers consist of a combination of surgical procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, liposuction, and abdominoplasty.
Depending on where your body has taken the biggest hit, you may choose to undergo just one or possibly multiple surgical procedures.  Undergoing surgical treatment may seem overwhelming at first, but keep in mind that many mothers out there have been through the same experience and a mommy makeover was the answer and may just be the answer for you as well.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Is concern over your physical appearance contributing to your postpartum depression?

Giving birth to a baby brings on a wide array of different emotions in a very short time and can greatly affect your emotional and mental well-being.  While you may be happy for the new arrival and basking in the joy of being a mom, there are also stresses and frustrations that can arise very quickly after baby is here.
Crazy changes in your hormones, loss of sleep, recovery from pregnancy, and a whole new schedule are just a few of the things that can take a toll on a new mom and cause feelings of depression.  Then of course there are the physical changes that have taken place in your body, and these alone can become a huge source of depression.
Even mild postpartum depression can be one of the hardest and most frustrating things to deal with after giving birth.  Don’t hesitate to seek help if you are feeling any dark moods, fluctuating appetite, or feelings of hopelessness or despair.  As time goes on you will adapt to the new addition, adjust to the new schedule, and hopefully the baby will be sleeping more.  But sometimes not everything returns to normal as quickly as it should, including your pre-pregnancy shape.
Physical health and how you feel about your body can play a huge role on mental health and your emotional well-being.  This is where a mommy makeover may be beneficial.  Utilizing cosmetic procedures to restore your body back to its previous, (or even improved) state can provide a huge source of confidence and restore a feeling of normalcy.  If physical appearance after giving birth has become a source of sadness and frustration, do not hesitate and take the appropriate steps to love that body once again.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mommy Makeovers: Post-pregnancy cosmetic procedures for Utah mothers

Every woman wants to get her pre-pregnancy body back after childbirth. Some of us find that the struggle to overcome changes to hormonal balance and lifestyle make the recovery that much harder.  There are many cosmetic procedures that women may want to consider to improve a trouble area.  While it may seem a little overwhelming at first, many of these cosmetic procedures and treatments are very safe and can make a whole world of difference in how you look and feel.
Some of the most common procedures and treatments many moms consider after pregnancy include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction.  A main concern for many women is the recovery time that will be needed afterwards.  The good news is that recovery is usually very manageable and short in duration depending on the procedure and how your body responds.  Within the first few weeks the bruising and swelling have usually resolved and the incision may have healed depending on what you had done.
After the first few weeks, pain medications may be phased out and you may be returning back to many of your usual daily activities.  There are always exceptions in regards to recovery time from a procedure as everyone’s body will respond differently.  Often you can be back to your old self within just a few weeks of this life-changing procedure.  You can live your life again, with a body you love.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Get your body ready for swimsuit season

With summer just around the corner, you will soon be pulling out the swimsuit and heading out in the sun for some fun.  Getting into your swimsuit for the first time of the season can be very intimidating, and even more so after giving birth to a child.
Despite your best efforts with exercise and diet to get swimsuit-ready, you may still feel like there are some areas that could use some improvement.  Luckily, there are some fairly simple procedures and treatments that can help to improve trouble areas and help you to feel comfortable in that swimsuit once again.  Some of the possible procedures you may want to consider could include breast augmentation, a breast lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction.  These procedures all help improve unwanted sagginess and can help reshape areas that were impacted the hardest during pregnancy.

These options can specifically target the areas that may be cause for concern when sporting your favorite new swimsuit and other summer attire.  Whether it is relaxing and sunbathing on your favorite beach with your little one, or engaging in your favorite active water sport with friends, feeling comfortable and proud in your swimwear should be a top priority this summer, and obtaining that body may be a lot easier than you originally thought.