This week the FDA announced approval of Sientra Silimed new silicone breast implants for use in the United States. The Silimed breast implant is the only silicone breast implant to be approved in the United States since the FDA approved the use of Mentor’s and Allergan’s silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast surgery in November 2006. Like the approval in 2006, the Silimed line of breast implants was approved for use for cosmetic breast enhancement (in women 22 years and older) and for breast reconstruction. The Silimed line consists of both smooth and textured implants in moderate and high profile designs.
Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills
Sometimes the confidence obtained from a Mommy Makeover comes from the ones who made you a mom in the first place; your kids. Recently, a mom in my Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery practice decided to “one-up” her own surgical rejuvenation when she brought her daughters in for a tandem makeover all their own. This Mommy Makeover package was designed to give two young sisters the self-confidence that they were craving. These sisters underwent same day plastic surgery for mommy makeover in Beverly Hills, that included breast augmentation, breast augmentation with crescent lift and liposuction of their necks.
Mommy makeover must be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Kevin Brenner in Beverly Hills.
Each Mommy Makeover experience with Dr. Brenner is unique and is tailored to the patient’s individual needs. For more information, call Dr. Brenner’s office at 310-777-5400.
This patient presented to Dr. Brenner for a Mommy Makeover with very specific complaints about her abdomen. Although she was very thin and had excellent abdominal wall/muscle tone, she had noticed an increased laxity to her lower abdominal skin when sitting and moving around. In particular, she noted excess hanging skin over her belly button. The interesting part, however, is that this patient did not have a belly button. She had her belly button removed when she was a baby following repair of a very large umbilical hernia (ventral abdominal defect/omphalocele) and was left with nothing but a thin linear scar. After she had children, she developed increased laxity of the skin which created a somewhat natural appearing fold. To help make it look more natural (i.e. more like a belly button), the patient decided to have the extra skin pierced. If you note in the picture, the piercing was just to the right of midline.
Because of this patient’s very unique complaints, Dr. Brenner designed a very customized operation for her. In addition to silicone implant breast augmentation and “donut mastopexy,” she underwent a modified abdominoplasty (without muscle tightening). This included only excision of redundant skin and fat. The skin that was excised was fashioned into the shape of a belly button. The third photo (on the botton) shows the patient one month after Mommy Makeover surgery with her brand new belly button.