19 Nov

Top 3 Plastic Surgery Procedures in Houston, Texas

Plastic surgery is a field that adapts to the needs of the patient. Being one of the most effective ways to help them reach their cosmetic goals, plastic surgery has gained acceptance into the media and our society. Houston, being the diverse and fast growing city it is follows the general cosmetic trends of the United States. According to WebMD the top three most common plastic surgery procedures are:

  1. Liposuction: A relatively simple and safe procedure that can help you remove unwanted body fat from areas that are hard to trim-down with diet and excessive alone. The procedure is fairly simple and consist of injecting a fat-dissolving substance into the body and then using a “fat vacuum” remove the excess fat from the body.
  2. Breast Augmentation: A procedure that helps patients increase their breast size and gain extra firmness. The procedure can be performed with or without breast implants and can dramatically improve the appearance of the patients breast.
  3. Abdominoplasty: Also known as “tummy tuck”, this procedure helps reduce body fat in the mid-section area and firm out the skin specially after weight-loss or pregnancy.

Source: WebMD 2011.

Contact us today if you would like to know more information about the different types of plastic surgery procedures available for you. We are happy to help you clarify any questions you might have.

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13 Nov

Mommy makeover, Plastic Surgery Just for Houston Moms

Moms have many things to be proud, having a baby is a true miracle. Yet after childbearing the body might have a hard time adapting back to ones normal state before pregnancy. If you are a mom and would like to regain your body contour and looks before you became pregnant and or would like to improve your appearance after years of childbearing, then a special kind of plastic surgery might help you look your best.

What is a mommy makeover?

Moms deserve the best and because childbearing can sometimes reshape the body in undesirable ways, there is a special kind of procedure than targets many of the bodily change can occur because of having a baby. A mommy makeover is a plastic surgery than combine many types of procedures with the goal to correct consequences of childbearing.

What kind of procedures might be included in a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a personalized surgery that can join different procedures to help you archive the results you want. Depending on the features that you would like to work on and the areas of the body you wish to change a mommy makeover might consist of

  • Breast Lift: because of the increased size of the breast during lactation, collagen fibers might become overly stretch and as a result your breast might actually cut in size after a pregnancy. Breast augmentation is usually included in a mommy makeover to help increase the firmness and size of the patient.
  • Tummy Tuck: while some woman report recovering their normal waist line after child labor, some might notice extra skin hanging or build up of unwanted fat deposits around the abdominal area. By removing loose skin and unwanted fat, tummy tuck is also included in most mommy makeovers.
  • Body Sculpting: over all pregnancy changes the physiology, a body sculpting procedure helps literally reshape the body using its own tissue to help enhance your overall appearance. A body sculpting might be included in a mommy makeover to help the patient transfer fat from one area of the body to another. Liposuction is usually included as well in a mommy makeover procedure.


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14 Sep

Breast Lift Surgery

Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can all affect the shape of the breast.  With time, the breast can become longer and sag, with the fullness at the top gradually decreasing.  Women who wish to restore a more full and rounded look to the breast are candidates for a breast lift or breast reduction surgery.

In the past, women who wished to improve their breast shape were left with few optionsLiposuction Photo, before and after case 1 other than the traditional anchor shaped scar.  Dr. LoMonaco performs all of his breast lifts using a much shorter €œlollipop€ shaped scar.  Not only does this reduce the overall amount of scarring, but the short-scar technique results in a much more natural and full breast shape.

Learn about breast lifts and breast reduction procedures by clicking on the picture.

Individuals who have lost a large amount of weight may also develop sagging of the breasts. In these patients, the same short scar technique  is employed to reduce the amount of excess skin and restore a more uplifted and a natural appearing breast.  An implant may be used to provide more fullness if desired, contact us to find out if you are the right candidate for a breast implant surgery in Houston.

Other patients may be concerned the size of their breasts. Large, heavy breasts can cause neck, back, and shoulder problems. They also interfere with the fit of clothing or  may be a source of embarrassment. The short-scar breast lift procedure may be modified to include removal of a significant amount of breast tissue. Many times, the more extensive scars usually needed for a breast reduction can be minimized.

Doctor LoMonaco offers breast lift and breast reduction in Houston, TX. Along with tummy tuck, breast lift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. It is often non-invasive and offers dramatic results fast. There are several different options for breast enlargement and each patient would require an individual assessment to determine what kind of procedure is the right one. Breast lift surgery requires careful consideration and Dr. LoMonaco makes the process easier for his patients.

Breast lift cost in Houston, TX

Depending on the procedure you choose, enlarging your breast can have different fees added to your bill. Nevertheless, for the average for an all-inclusive estimate for a saline breast implant/breast augmentation is $5,500. Other options such as gel implants or a complicated mastopexy procedure might range in the $7,500 for an all-inclusive estimate.

For patients who desire an improved breast shape or smaller more youthful size, mastopexy and breast reduction can be excellent choices. Please review our before and after breast lift pictures to see what you can accomplish with Dr. LoMonaco.

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14 Sep

Gynecomastia and Other Procedures Just For Men

Surgery For Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek words for “woman-like breasts.” Though rarely talked about, gynecomastia is actually quite common. Gynecomastia affects an estimated 20 percent of men, although probably more are have a mild form of the condition. Gynecomastia may affect only one breast or both, results in a rounded or pointed shape to the male chest, which causes it to look more like a female breast.

The cause of gynecomastia is unknown in the majority of case, however certain drugs and medical problems have been linked with male breast overdevelopment. Cannabis containing compounds such as Marinol or marijuana can cause gynecomastia, as well as anabolic steroids. Obesity can also accentuate the appearance of the male breast.

For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, gynecomastia surgery can help. The most common procedure is ultrasonic liposuction, which removes fat and the firmer glandular tissue from the breasts through small and hidden incisions. In more extreme cases of gynecomastia, excess skin will be removed, which may leave more noticeable scars. The goal of all surgery is to create a masculine appearing chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.

Liposuction for Men

Plastic surgery is an option for many men today, and newer procedures are being developed every year to help keep men on the cutting edge of looking good.

Liposuction for men is almost always focused on removing excess fat around the hips, abdomen and waist (commonly called the love handles spare tire.) Men benefit from using the ultrasonic technique, which breaks down the tougher fat and tissues in this area, resulting

Abdominal Etching for Men

Abdominal etching can use standard and ultrasonic techniques to give the appearance of a more sculpted abdomen. This can often be achieved by creating a six pack (also called tendinous inscriptions) or a midline indention. Fat removal from the abdomen or flanks can also be done at the same time to accentuate the result.

The surgery is done as an outpatient under either local or general anesthesia. Most incisions can easily be hidden in the natural body creases of the body, leaving very small scars. As with all liposuction procedures, the procedure does not substitute for weight loss and individuals near to their ideal weight will have the best liposuction results.

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