Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons on Popular Surgical Procedures Combined For Mommy Makeover
According to a recent survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 325,000 mommy makeover procedures were performed in 2009 nationally on women ages 20 to 39, a milestone noting significant demand for plastic surgery among women of child-bearing age. As the popularity of television shows such as The Desperate Housewives and Cougar Town continues to draw aesthetic attention towards mothers, Dr. Tracy Hankins, and Dr. Samuel Sohn, board-certified plastic surgeons in Las Vegas, say cosmetic procedures will become increasingly common amongst women who have had children. Additionally, the doctors discuss the popularity of surgical procedures associated with the mommy makeover and reasons for high demand.
At their Las Vegas plastic surgery practice, Dr. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn say they have seen a significant growth in the popularity of the mommy makeover in Las Vegas. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) confirms this observation, reporting that over 325,000 procedures were performed nationally in 2009 among women ages 20-39. The ASPS statistics show that if cost were not an issue, 62% of moms say they would consider a mommy makeover. Cosmetic surgical procedures have also increased 5% overall according to the study with 13.1 million total performed in 2010.
Dr. Hankins says the most popular combinations of procedures in a mommy makeover at his practice include breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. He adds that breast augmentation in Las Vegas has also been on the rise as more patients seek to combine the procedure with other surgical enhancements in a comprehensive mommy makeover. He says the rise in awareness of procedure combinations has caused many patients to consider the potential benefits that a mommy makeover can offer. “Increases in patient awareness on the variety of techniques available to rejuvenate the body after pregnancy has directly increased the popularity of the mommy makeover. By combining surgical procedures, in just a few short hours, patients can regain their youthful contours and shape in a safe and effective manner.”
For many women who have had children, Dr. Hankins says achieving a confident and proportional figure is a difficult goal to attain, even for those who have time to exercise regularly. He adds that a mommy makeover procedure can restore their bodies to the sleeker, more youthful shape they enjoyed before the effects of childbirth caused skin to sag and droop. Dr. Hankins also says many of his patients are simply looking to regain the self-confidence and a more positive outlook on life through cosmetic enhancement such as liposuction in Las Vegas.
Regardless of whether patients choose to combine breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck, Dr. Sohn says mommy makeovers can provide patients with a rejuvenated sense of motherhood by allowing them to be proud of their body and their children. “Mommy makeovers help our patients feel confident and comfortable with their bodies again, after the changes that childbirth and breastfeeding can cause. The good news to all moms out there, is that there is hope, and there is a way, through safe and proven techniques of plastic surgery to help make things oftentimes better than they were before their pregnancy.”
About Dr. W. Tracy Hankins
Dr. Tracy Hankins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College in North Carolina and received his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School. He completed his General Surgery residency at Blodgett/St. Mary’s and his Plastic Surgery residency at GRAMEC. Dr. Hankins is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
About Dr. Samuel Sohn
After completing his undergraduate education at Stanford University, Dr. Samuel Sohn went on to receive his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies at Michigan State University/GRMERC and an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
With two locations at 60 North Pecos Road in Henderson, NV and 2150 S. Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas, NV, Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates can be reached at (702) 948-7595. It can also be contacted at hankinsplasticsurgery.com or facebook.com/pages/Hankins-Sohn-Plastic-Surgery-Associates/100247206705081.