What if I Get a Cold Before My Plastic Surgery Procedure?
Many people opt to undergo plastic surgery during the winter and spring months, since this typically offers enough time to recover before the busy summer months arrive. Unfortunately, this is also the end of the cold and flu season, which can make patients nervous when they have surgery scheduled. The decision of whether or not your cosmetic surgery will need to be postponed due to sickness will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In general, if you have mild cold […]
Leesburg Plastic Surgeon Details Pregnancy’s Long-Term Effects on the Body
Dr. Behzad Parva discusses how pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to lasting changes in the body, which can often be rejuvenated through cosmetic surgery. Leesburg, VA — Having children is an incredibly rewarding part of many women’s lives, and while certain body changes are to be expected, board-certified plastic surgeon Behzad Parva, MD reveals that certain ones may not revert to their pre-pregnancy form. The Leesburg plastic surgeon explains that a number of body areas may be affected by pregnancy, […]
How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Get Plastic Surgery?
Most women recognize that pregnancy can have lasting effects on their body, but the extent of these changes is often not fully understood until entering the postpartum period. Pregnancy affects everyone differently based on factors like their overall health, their age, degree of weight fluctuation, and how many past pregnancies they have had. Despite knowing it may take time to recover from their pregnancy, new mothers can often feel discouraged if they struggle to restore their pre-baby figure. While having […]
Treatment for Diastasis Recti Following Pregnancy
An aesthetic concern many women experience following pregnancy is an apparent bulge in the abdomen that remains immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Depending on its severity, this bulge can be so prominent that new mothers feel they still appear pregnant, particularly when wearing tight-fitting clothing. Medically referred to as diastasis recti, this relatively common condition occurs when pressure put on the abdominal wall during pregnancy is so significant that the muscles separate down the middle, creating […]
When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover can be an excellent surgical solution for many women desiring to restore their pre-pregnancy figure after having one or multiple children. Aesthetic concerns that patients most frequently seek to address with this combination treatment include stretched skin in the abdomen, loose abdominal musculature, sagging and/or lost volume in the breasts, localized pockets of fat, and stretch marks throughout the midsection. Depending on each individual’s specific needs and cosmetic goals, a Mommy Makeover generally consists of two or […]