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Mommy Makeover


Mommy Makeover

Childbearing is one of the most gratifying experiences that a woman can have, but many lament the changes that it brings to their bodies.  Sagging breasts, pockets of fat around the midsection, thighs and lower abdomen are no longer the required uniform of today’s woman.  At Envy Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, we specialize in restoring women in their childbearing years back to their trim, toned pre-pregnancy appearance with a suite of specialized procedures called a Mommy Makeover.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a series of procedures that include head-to-toe rejuvenation that can be done in increments or all at once:

  • Breast Lift with Augmentation to restore the appearance of breasts prior to pregnancy. Some women opt for a simple breast augmentation to maintain the larger, fuller breasts that develop during pregnancy.

  • Liposuction

  • Tummy Tuck to restore sagging abdominal muscles to their pre-pregnancy tone.

If you are considering having more than one procedure, you might want to give some thought to having them all performed at the same time.  In most cases, there are several benefits to doing so including:

  • Shorter recovery time

  • Lower surgical fees

  • Fewer incisions in some cases

Am I A Good Candidate For A Mommy Makeover?

You may be an excellent candidate for a Mommy Makeover if:

  • You are in good overall health

  • You do not smoke

  • You are finished having children

  • You have realistic expectations about the results of your Mommy Makeover

Dr. Gonzales will be happy to discuss your options to complete your treatment plan over a period of several days or even months. There are several factors that will affect your treatment plan: the extent of the surgeries required, the number of procedures desired, and your overall health.  In any event, Dr. Gonzales will take steps to assure you both minimal pain and maximum safety during your procedures.

 

 


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Clothing Fit


Clothing Fit

Spring is in the air!  Now that warm weather is coming around, our fashion will change with the seasons.  As you are pullig out your spring clothes, and looking through all the different designers have you ever thought about how the sizing changes depending on who you are wearing?  Regardless of what size you are wearing, your clothes fitting your body properly is important!  We interviewed some designers at this years fahsion week and they all had the same consensus that the fit of your clothing is the most important aspect of looking great!  The fitting of a pair of jeans, a dress, or even a business suit can make you look up to five pound lighter is worn the right way.

So how do you know what the right fit for your body will be?  Luckily today, many stores have fashion consultants that can help you with the perfect fit.  Everyone likes their clothing different and fortunatley designers today make clothes in various options.  There are also virtual fitting room Apps for your phone that are fun to play around with and can be a great resource. 

Plan a date with your friends and help each other out with revamping your spring attire today!  Just make sure you find the best fit to make you look as good as possible!


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Airbrush Makeup


Airbrush Makeup

Here is some interesting information- Did you know that 70% of women say they would not want to be seen by their collegues, without makeup on. Also, there are many women that don't like to be infront of their significant other without their "makeup mask".  In a survey, women were perceived as more professional and making a higher income, when they wore makeup that was applied correctly. With that being said, your image can influence your success.The average women, spends 25-35 minutes a day applying their makeup.

 

Now, after reading all of this information it's making me want to go re-apply my makeup STAT!  Makeup is a daily essential to many women and there is constantly new products and technology out in the market that we are all dying to get our hands on.  The new latest and greatest is airbrush technology and has several awesome benefits including:

 

-The makeup application takes half the time with better results.

 

-This modern marvel can spray away discoloration , scars, birthmarks and acne in seconds.

 

-With airbrushing every woman is a professional makeup artist, because it blends and applies the perfect amount.

 

-Airbrushing is your magic wand to zap away the years!

 

-The appication is easy and lightweight on your skin.

 

-Can last up to 12 hours or more!

 

-There is hypoallergenic and fragrance free airbrush product.

 

What are you waiting for?!  Be sure to check out where you can find airbrush makeup locally to give you the extra boost you're looking for.


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Micro Derm


Micro Derm

Whether you are 60 or 20 years old skincare should be important to everyone. Be pro-active now and look into the options as to what you can do to improve your skin today.  One treatment we would highly reccomend is microdermabrasion which is still a top requested treatment and no longer just a trend. There are so many amazing benefits to this simple treatment and it has been dubbed the instant face lift.  Here are some additional benefits to micro derm:

 

-It takes as little as 30 minutes to produce lasting results

 

-Zero downtime and minimal risk

 

-Painless and requires no needles or anethesia

 

-Reduces finelines, sun spots/damage, blemishes and acne marks.

 

-Affordable treatment averaging $100-$200 per session

 

The science behind microdermabrasion is the spraying of fine particles or crystals resurface the skins outer most layer. This helps speed up your skins own natural mechanism of exfoliating.The earlier systems used a vacuum pressure that drew out impurities within the skin.  Newer technologies reverse the vacuum pressure to infuse active skincare ingredients. Either way microdermabrasion can help reverse the signs of aging, so treat the skin your in with Microdermabrasion!! 

 


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Oxygen


Oxygen

Now, all the hype in the beatuy world right now is about “oxygen”. Touted as the fountain of youth, these incredible treatments will make your skin youthful, smooth and plump in no time!

 

Madonna, Jennifer Anniston and many other celebrities are big fans. 

 

Oxygen treatments use a pressurized system of 95% pure oxygen infusion-- combined with a serum to provide nutrients and restore damaged skin.

 

Plastic Surgeons use oxygen after peels or lasers to heal skin and increase hydration. Oxygen can prevent and heal acne or mild breakouts. Doing a series of treatments is recommended for the best results. It only takes an hour or so to do and is priced just above a lunch time peel.

 

What to know more?  Here are additional benefits to oxygen treatments:

- You can apply makeup immediately after facial.

 

- Restore skin elasticity

 

- Even out skin tone

 

- Tighten your pores

 

-Reduce hyperpigmentation

 

Your oxygen results are just a phone call away!  Be proactive and take care of your skin today and everyday.

 

 


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Micro Needling


Micro Needling

Its true, needles are the newest technology to combat aging.  While it may sound harsh, it has several benefits you will want to know about and may be the skin treatment you're looking for.

 

Micro needling is used to improve skins texture, tone, resolve skin discolorations, smooth fine lines and wrinkles. This new innovation can puncture through time and take years off your skin. It has even been used to improve scarring and stretch marks.

 

Here’s how it works- a sterile head containing tiny micro needles is attached to a hand held Micropen. The needles create micro channels or small punctures in the skin, this allows topical gels and serums to absorb more effectively. Micro needling helps support new collagen, giving skin a more youthful appearance. A series of at least 4 is recommended to role back the years!

 

Now is the time to be proactive and take the best care of your skin that you possibly can!  Be sure to learn more about micro needling at a place near you.

 


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Skin Peels


Skin Peels

The topic we are discussig this week is the new generation of skin peels.  Better known as the miracle treatments, skin peels can literally peel away the years.  Not sure about you, but we spent our youth worshiping the sun and putting on way less sunscreen than we should have.  Today we're paying for the damage and a skin peel can certainly help rejuvenate your skin.  The myth is that peels have to burn or be extremely aggressive, but truthfully that isn't the case.  Peels can range from light, mid-depth and deep depending on what you're looking for.

 

Chemical peels are now the super exfoliators, the newest combinations use layered enxymes or acids.  The ingredients are derived from natural sources such as milk, fruits vegtables and plants.  These amazing combos digest and remove the skinds dead surface layer.  Why spend over $100 for a cream only to apply it to dead skin?!

 

Skin cell renewal is a key to anti-aging and youthful appearance, so peel away, and lift off the years!

 

Want to know more?  Here are additional benefits to skin peels:

  • You skin will look smooth and fresh
  • Peel stimulates the growth of healthy skin cells and collagen
  • Different types of peels inclusing Jessner, Glycolic and Mandelic which all vary depending on the type of peel you're looking for.

 

Be sure to have your skin evaluated by a skin expert prior to trying any of these!

 

 

 


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Dermaplaning


Dermaplaning

Let's get dicey and bring out the blades.  Don't worry, it's not scary like it may sound. We're talking about a skicare treatment called Dermaplaning or epidermal leveling.  This skincare treatment has made a big comeback in the industry, here's why!

 

The skins natural renewal process slows as we age, and dermaplaning is an easy treatment to enhance your skins natural ability to create cell renewal.  It is a great way to combat aging!

 

So here is how it's done.  It's performed with a surgical blade and gentle touch to gently remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz).  The procedure is  quick and painless with no downtime and instantly creates a youthful appearance.  There are additional benefits and well: Your make-up will go on smooter and products will penetrate your skin better, and it can even out your skin tone.

 

This treatment is a cut above the rest and can be your secret weapon against aging!

 


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Healthier sweet alternatives


Healthier sweet alternatives

We get it! Clean eating can be so hard especially when you have kids in the house! Between fruit snacks , candy, chips and treats all available at an arms reach they are hard to pass up. Sugar is a weakness for many especially at night time after dinner, so we have come up with some good sugar desserts to fulfill my craving as opposed to eating the junk.

 

1) For ice cream lovers, opt for frozen yogurt with fruit you are literally cutting calories in half and won't feel quite as guilty!

 

2) For those of you who love cake, angle food cake has .1 grahams of fat and no cholesterol which you can pair with blackberries, raspberries and a small amount of whip cream.

 

3) Finally for the chocolate lovers which is my all time favorite. If you are going to dive in, eat dark chocolate obviously in moderate amounts. It's also good for your brain, heart and can control your blood sugar.

 

Happy healthy eating!  You can find all of these products at your local store!

 


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Edible Art


Edible Art

Mom's this one is for you!  We are always looking for fun new activities to do with the kids and who doesn't love to spend time in the kitchen with their family?!  It's always fun when you get the kids in the kitchen to help out and all cook together. Edible art has become a popular acvitity and there are so many fun and adorable things that you can make to eat with your kids. You can make anything from a healthy snack to a delicious dessert, all while enjoying some quality time with your family. Here are two of our favorite edible art snacks that are super easy.

 

1)The first is a healthy fruit tree.

Ingredients:

-Banana

-Orange

-Kiwi

You cut up the fruit and make a creative tree.

 

 

2)Next is a hot dog mummy, how fun is this?

Ingredients:

-Hot dogs

-Crescent rolls

-Ketchup

 

Decorate the hot dog with a roll, bake on 350 for 15 minutes. Eat up and enjoy. You can find all these products at your local store! Enjoy!


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Remedies to help cure morning sickness


Remedies to help cure morning sickness

While pregnancy is supposed to me one of the best times of an expecting mother's life, there is the dreaded morning sickness. Today we have some natural remedies that many women have had success with and will hopefully make you feel better!

 

1) One thing you can try is eating more frequently. Even if it is small snacks like crackers and cheese, it's good to keep your body and the babies fed.

 

2) Organic Peppermint tea is another remedy that tastes good, relaxes you and calms your stomach.

 

3) You could also try a epsom salt bath which is rich in magnesium which many women lack during their pregnancy.

 

4) Finally a whole food multivitamin is a good idea so you can get the vitamins and minerals your body needs to ward off the morning sickness.

 

Hopefully one or some of these tips can help and you can find many of these products at your local store.


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Healthy snacks your family will love


Healthy snacks your family will love

Hungry and always on the go? Sound familiar because thats the story of most families lives. It is good to eat six small meals a day and if you don't have it planned out, junk food is always an easy option.  It's important to make the meals count for you and your family in order to maintain a clean and healthy lifestyle. Here are some of our favorite on the go snacks the will nourish your body and give you the energy you need.

 

1) One of our all time favorites is sliced apples with natural peanut butter.  It's always good to throw some extra protein in your snacks.

 

2)Another go to snack is carrots and hummus. Today there are so many varieties of hummus and they are all so delicious. You can always throw some other veggies you enjoy in as well.

 

3)When we have a sweet tooth we will eat greek yogurt with the fruit on the bottom. Greek yogurt is another snack that has good protein and tasts so good!

 

4)One last easy snack for the grab and go type day is a pack of nuts which contains good fat and high protein.

 

Making healthy choices is always rewarding in the long run give some of these a try!  Look for any of these healthy alternative snacks at your local stores.


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How to make your own body wash


How to make your own body wash

More and more we are hearing about all kinds of harsh chemicals that are in the things we eat and products we use everyday. There are many simple things we can do to improve our lifestyle and making your own natural body wash is one of them. Surprisingly a lot of the products needed you already have, and if not they can easily be found at your local store.  Making your own body wash is fun, easy and inexpensive!

 

Here is what you need:

1) First thing is 2/3 cup of liquid castile soap to ensure the wash has good suds.

 

2)Next, ¼ cup of raw unfiltered honey. Honey has many benefits for the body inside and out.

 

3)You also need 2 teaspoons of oil (almond, olive anything).

 

4)Then you need to add 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil

 

5)Finally put in 50-60 drops of essential oils.

 

Put all the ingredients in a squirt bottle and mix. Give it a gentle shake before each use!  You can find all of these products locally!  Enjoy living a healthy and clean lifestyle today.


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QUICK HEALTHY MEALS


QUICK HEALTHY MEALS

Every family is busy, whether you're working all day, taking care of the kids or running errands there never seem to be enough hours in the day.  While it's easy to grab junk to eat, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important and can be done!  Here are a few quick healthy meals for you and your family:

 

1) First meal is Broiled chicken paired with your favorite veggies and quinoia. 

 

2) Another option is Vegetable stirfry with brown rice, you can also toss in shrimp or chicken to add protein.  

 

3) Seafood lovers, salmon paired with asparagus and a small side salad is always delicious. 

 

4) And last for the carb fans, spinach whole wheat pasta with ground turkey and marinara sauce is spectacular. 

 

All of these meals cover several food groups, and nourishing your body.  Living a healthy lifestyle everyday is important, so give some of these quick healthy meals a try today!

 


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