SOURCE: Town Center Surgery

May 02, 2012 08:06 ET

Plastic Surgery Practice in Los Angeles Prepares for Mother's Day Mommy Makeover Surge

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - At his Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, Town Center Surgery, Dr. Marc Lussier says he typically experiences a sharp rise in popularity of mommy makeover procedures before Mother's Day. A combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, or body contouring treatments, the mommy makeover has become a growing trend in plastic surgery offices across the country. Dr. Lussier says he is anticipating a similar spike in mommy makeover procedures as his patients prepare for a celebration of the sacrifice and beauty of motherhood with the upcoming holiday.

According to recent statistics, over 320,000 mommy makeover procedures were performed on women of childbearing age (20-39) in 2010. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a similar study showing that, in 2011, breast augmentation has increased by 4% to over 307,000 procedures performed, liposuction has increased by 1% to more than 205,000, and tummy tucks ranked in the top 6 surgical procedures performed with 115,000. Dr. Lussier says the rising demand for breast and body procedures can be largely attributed to the effects of childbirth on a woman's body, and the desire of many mothers to counteract those changes. In fact, a survey says 64% of moms say their body image has gotten worse since having children."

As a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Lussier says he sees a significant number of patients at his practice who desire to restore their figure to the way it was before pregnancy and to enjoy the beauty and wonders of motherhood without relinquishing their self-esteem: "The enormous popularity of the mommy makeover is due to its success at correcting post-pregnancy physical changes in a single operation. The primary benefit and desired result for patients is to be happy with what they see in the mirror, and be confident in a bikini on the beach."

While cosmetic enhancements have previously been associated with high-profile changes and the "bigger is better" mentality, he says most patients are now looking for subtle changes to reveal their natural curves and rejuvenate confidence. Dr. Lussier says he is looking forward to Mother's Day and the opportunity to help honor the hard work and commitment of mothers at his office by giving them a chance to feel good about their bodies.

While mommy makeovers can offer significant benefits to mothers through safe, effective treatment of problem areas such as the breasts, abdomen, and thighs, Dr. Lussier says patients should be sure to consider the magnitude of their decision by weighing all options and consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon. He says before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, whether it be a full mommy makeover or a breast augmentation in Los Angeles, he recommends conducting extensive research to ensure patients receive the safest and highest quality care available: "The mommy makeover can help patients address everything from sagging breasts to pooches, love handles, and fallen genitals in one operation. Additionally, if done well, it assists in significant weight loss and improved core strength and posture. The before and after pictures are impressive and the results continue to improve over a year."

About Marc Lussier, MD, FACS

A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Dr. Marc Lussier is certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at New York University Medical Center and a plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine, in addition to a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a Hand Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Southern California. Dr. Lussier is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and several other professional organizations.

Located at 24510 Town Center Drive Suite 180 in Valencia, CA, Town Center Surgery can be reached at (661) 260-3021. It can also be contacted online via the website or the Plastic Surgery Valencia Facebook page.

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