Four Things To Know About A Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is usually referred to removal of the lower abdominal skin using a short scar. Many patients ask about the procedure and want to know if they are a good candidate. Generally speaking, very few patients are candidates for a mini tummy tuck.
Here are some of the reasons:
1- The amount of skin removed is very limited. In other words if you have a lot of skin that needs to to taken out mini tummy tuck is not for you.
2- The belly button is usually not reshaped. the candidates for mini tummy tuck are those with excess lower abdominal skin and have a reasonably good shape belly button and no excess skin above the belly button.
3- It may not change the the shape of your waist. If you are looking for an hour glass shaped mid section and very sharp contour then mini tummy tuck is not right for you. Usually mini tummy tuck does not involve muscle tightening or significant skin removal.
4- Liposuction may be needed to contour the midsection. Liposuction is usually needed with a tummy tuck and can be used with a mini tummy tuck.
If you are interested in having a mini tummy tuck or have questions about this plastic surgery procedure you can contact our office at 619 522 0821. Moneer Jaibaji, MD is a double board certified plastic surgeon in San Diego.
Here are some suggestions for potential plastic surgery patients for looking through plastic surgery before and after photo galleries.
1- Check if the before and after photos are matching in lighting, camera distance, and posture. In facial procedures check if make up has been added.
2- How long after surgery were the photos were taken? The longer the time from surgery the more realistic of the outcome since it takes a certain amount of time for the swelling to subside for different procedures.
3- Check if the photos are for real patients or if they were models.
4- Check if the photos belong to the surgeon you are seeing or to the practice; i.e. the procedures were performed by another surgeon in the practice.
Moneer Jaibaji, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon based out of San Diego. If you are interested in a consultation you can contact our Coronado plastic surgery office at 619 522 0821 to schedule an appointment.
Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to correct the midsection of the body commonly after child birth or weight loss when the midsection changes and no longer looks the same. The excess skin, change in belly button shape, lax abdominal muscle and excess fat in the waist area will all contribute to that unaesthetic look.
A tummy tuck is designed to reverse those changes. Each individual will require a procedure that is tailored for them. But in general, tummy tuck should achieve the following goals:
1- An hour glass look to the midsection.
2- Tight skin in the front of the abdomen.
3- Tight abdominal muscles.
4- A new belly button.
5- A low scar that can be easily hidden.
If you need more information on tummy tuck or any other plastic surgery procedure you can contact our office at 619 522 0821. Dr. Jaibaji is a double board certified plastic surgeon in San Diego.
Silicone vs Saline: Things You Should know About Breast Implants
If you are thinking about breast implants you may want to consider whether saline or silicone is right for you. During your consultation you will be shown both implants. Below is a table that gives a brief summary on the differences between saline and silicone implants.
During your consultation these differences can be explained in more detail. It is helpful to consider what would work best for you. If you are not sure then your plastic surgeon will help you with that decision.
If you are interested in getting more information about saline or silicone implants you can contact our office at 619 522 0821. Moneer Jaibaji, MD is double board certified plastic surgeon serving the San Diego Area.
Wrinkles around the eyes can add years to your face and make you look tired. Botox is an injectable that will eliminate those lines for about four months and make you look younger, fresher and sharper. Botox is not a filler, it blocks the ability of the muscle to contract.
The best place to get botox treatment is in a medical office rather than at a “botox party” at somebody’s house.
Botox can improve the following areas around the eyes:
1- Crow’s feet. These are the lines on the outer side of the eye.
2- Frown lines. These are line in between the eyes. The can be a single line, II or sometimes III vertical lines.
3- Forehead lines.
4- Bunny lines, around the nose.
If you are interested in getting more information about botox or like to have botox treatment you can contact our office at 619 522 0821. Moneer Jaibaji, MD is board certified plastic surgeon serving the San Diego Area.
4 Tips For Looking Through a Plastic Surgery Before/ After Gallery
1- Check if the before and after photos are matching in lighting, camera distance, posture and in facial procedures to see if make up has been added.
2- Look into how long after surgery the photos were taken. The longer the time from surgery the more realistic the outcome since it takes a certain amount of time for the swelling to subside for different procedures.
3- Check if the photos are for real patients or if they were models.
4- Check if the photos belong the surgeon you are seeing or to the practice; i.e. the procedures were performed by another surgeon in the practice.
Moneer Jaibaji, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon. If you are interested in a consultation you can contact out office at 619 522 0821 to schedule an appointment.
If you are considering a nose job you may want to know how your recovery will be.
Rhinoplasty is the second most common performed cosmetic procedure. In many cases nose surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons such as correction of a bump on the back of the nose or to change the tip shape. In other cases nose reshaping is performed as part of nasal septal surgery to correct a breathing problem or severe deviation of the nose.
Regardless of the reason for rhinoplasty, here are five great tips for your recovery:
1- Swelling of the nose can last up to a year. Your nose shape will continue to improve during that time and swelling will gradually subside.
2- Nose surgery can affect your breathing and this is usually due to swelling and improves with time. If you continue to have breathing problem you should consult with your surgeon.
3- Bruising usually lasts for about three weeks. This means that you should plan your surgery ahead of time and before any social or business engagements.
4- Scarring is usually minimal if any.
5- The nose splint is usually removed a week after your surgery and you should avoid contact sports for three weeks after surgery.
If you are interested in nose reshaping or have questions about the surgery you can contact our office at 619-522-0821 to schedule consultation. Moneer Jaibaji, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the San Diego area.
If you are looking to improve your midsection and have a sharper waist, liposuction can give you the results you are looking for. Liposuction will remove excess and stubborn fat that would not disappear with diet and exercise. Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove the fat from the body and the results are usually permanent. It is an outpatient procedure and is performed under sedation or general anesthesia.
The amount of fat removed will depend on the patient's desired look. In general the desired look can be divided into two types:
1- Soft look.
2- Muscular look.
For patients who desire a softer look, more fat will be left compared to the muscular look.
Recovery from liposuction is usually straightforward. Pain after surgery is usually managed with oral painkillers. You can shower the next day and there will be no drains. The recovery will involve having to wear a garment. Dr. Jaibaji will advise you on a suitable return to work schedule during your consultation.
The areas that liposuction can significantly change are:
1- The abdomen, above and below the belly button.
2- The waist area.
3- The back.
4- The axilla.
5- The thighs.
If you need more information about liposuction or other body contouring procedures you can contact our San Diego office at 619-522-0821. Our staff will address your concerns and schedule an appointment.
If you have loose skin in your mid or lower abdomen and muscle diastasis then a tummy tuck procedure is your best option. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is usually performed as an out-patient surgery. It takes about 2-4 hours to complete and the results are dramatic change in your midsection.
Tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, fat transfer to buttocks, and breast enhancement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you if you can combine these procedures with a tummy tuck.
Here are the top 6 reasons why a tummy tuck might be for you!
1. To regain a positive body image after weight loss or childbirth.
2. To remove loose skin around the mid-section and lower part of your stomach.
3. To correct a protruding abdomen that throws off body proportion.
4. To improve tone in muscles that have been weakened with pregnancy or weight changes.
5. To remove small areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. This is usually performed with liposuction of the waist, flanks and back.
6. To correct the appearance of C-section scars or stretch marks present on the lower abdomen.
If you are thinking about tummy tuck or interested in having it done you can contact our office at 619-522-0821 to get more information on the procedure. Dr. Jaibaji is a double board certified plastic surgeon.
In a recent article published in the UK, the Royal College of Surgeons of England urged people to take their time in searching for a plastic surgeon before undergoing cosmetic surgery.
The booming of the cosmetic industry and easy accessibility to plastic surgery will require extra caution by people willing to have cosmetic procedures. The ability to search a procedure online and the slick marketing campaigns by many practices can give the impression that you can achieve the ideal figure easily and without complications.
The decision to have a cosmetic procedure is a big decision and should not be taken lightly according to the article. The General Medical Council in the UK has published information for patients who are considering cosmetic procedures; below are the recommended information for the public.
C Consent- The doctor who will carry out the procedure must speak to you personally and get your consent.
O Openness- Your doctor must be open and honest about their skills, experience, fees, and any conflict of interest.
S Safety- Your procedure must take place in a safe and suitable environment.
M Marketing- Your doctor must market their services responsibly and be clear about the risks involved.
E Experience- Your doctor should have experience of carrying out the procedure you’ve asked for.
T Time-Your doctor must give you enough time to make your decision. You should never feel pressured or rushed into having a procedure.
I Information- Your doctor must give you clear information, including details about aftercare and who to contact if you’re worried.
C Costs- Your doctor must explain the costs clearly, including details of any fees you need to pay for any potential additional procedures.
Dr. Jaibaji,is a board certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure and more information you can contact our office at 619 522 0821.
Dr. Jaibaji is a double board-certified surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.