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Ongoing Impact of Pregnancy on a Woman’s Body

January 07, 2019

Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding will often cause your body to undergo several changes. Unfortunately, these changes often make it challenging to restore the figure you enjoyed prior to having children. Eating well and exercising regularly can have a positive impact on your body’s appearance, but these efforts won’t be able to restore lost breast volume, tighten stretched abdominal muscles or eliminate stretch marks. In order to address these issues, you may need the assistance of plastic surgery.

The infographic below highlights many of the common ways your body will be impacted by the rigors of pregnancy. Dr. Lee offers mommy makeover

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Category: Mommy Makeover

Will Fat Cells Return after Liposuction?

December 21, 2018

It’s common to find that in spite of your most diligent fitness efforts, you still have a few stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away. This occurs because we are genetically predisposed to store fat in certain areas of the body, and this often may not be where you want this fat to accumulate. Liposuction can be an effective way to eliminate these stubborn pockets of fat in order to achieve the toned, sculpted figure you desire.

One of the most common questions Dr. Lee receives during a liposuction consultation is, “Will the fat cells come back after my procedure?” The good news is that fat cells removed during liposuction will never return.…

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Category: Liposuction

How Long Must I Wait after Giving Birth before I Get a Mommy Makeover?

December 04, 2018

Motherhood brings many changes to your life. Most of these changes are joyous, as you get to revel in each milestone your child reaches. Watching your baby crawl, walk, and talk for the first time will put a smile on your face and remind you that the hard work you’re putting in as a mother is truly worthwhile.

However, not all of the changes associated with motherhood are desirable. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding will take a toll on your body, and the sacrifices required while taking care of a baby (you may lack proper sleep, nutrition and exercise for a while) often make it hard to regain your figure. Fortunately, a mommy makeover can help…

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Category: Mommy Makeover

5 Reasons Winter Is the Optimal Time for Plastic Surgery

October 09, 2018

Summer is now firmly behind us, and winter will be here before you know it. If you’ve been contemplating plastic surgery, now would be a great time to start talking with Dr. Lee about planning your procedure. Timing is a crucial factor to consider when undergoing plastic surgery, and there are many reasons why winter is often the ideal time to get your cosmetic procedure completed.

You will Be Fully Recovered by Next Summer

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When should I Consider a Tummy Tuck?

October 02, 2018

If countless hours in the gym and thousands of crunches haven’t delivered the toned, chiseled abs you desire, then you may want to consider a tummy tuck to put the finishing touches on your workout efforts. During a tummy tuck, loose abdominal muscles are tightened and excess skin and fat are removed to help you achieve a flatter, fitter stomach appearance.

Dr. Richard Lee will customize your tummy tuck to address your unique needs and goals. Many of our patients have found their procedure to be life-changing, providing a boost in self-confidence and the added motivation necessary to live a healthy lifestyle moving forward.

While a…

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Welcome to Our Blog

May 30, 2018
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Welcome to the new blog of Richard H. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery. We hope this blog will serve as an important tool to share valuable information about our practice and new developments in the field of plastic surgery. As part of our commitment to patient education, we are proud to present this online resource to help you learn more about us…

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Breast Enlargement Recovery — Newport Beach Implants

March 06, 2018

Most women go into breast surgery with a list of concerns. Some are worried about the surgery, while others question the breast enlargement recovery process. The best advice when planning for your surgery is to learn as much as you can about each phase of the process and to be sure to ask your surgeon as many questions as possible.

Once you arrive at home, it will be important to get as much rest as possible. Before falling asleep, make sure you have a large glass of water. Sleeping off the anesthesia is key for a fast recovery. Too much activity during breast enlargement recovery can cause bleeding, an upset stomach and even a loss of consciousness.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery in Newport Beach

March 06, 2018

The breast implants available for a breast augmentation come in various shapes (round and anatomic) and sizes. The choices you make regarding these factors will determine the exact nature of your results.

It is impossible to predict the exact cup size after surgery. Generally, the patient should not choose an implant that could cause problems later because the implant is too large for their frame.

Some other considerations in choosing an implant size for a breast augmentation are chest width, chest height, and base diameter (width) of the breast. For example, a patient who is six feet tall probably would not need the same size breast implants as a patient who is…

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Are You Ready to Look Up To 10 Years Younger?

January 26, 2018

People usually look down upon aging as a bad thing instead of looking at it as a chance to enrich their experience of life. They become frustrated as all the signs of aging that manifests on their faces and general body health. Everyone knows that aging is an inevitable and a natural process that our body goes through, and yet have a tough time accepting it.

As we age, our skin produces less of the essential proteins that give us youthful and beautiful skin.…

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What to Bring to Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

January 23, 2018

Your breast augmentation consultation gives you and your plastic surgeon a chance to get to know each other and determine the best approach for reaching your cosmetic goals. There are many different breast implant options — different sizes, implant types, placements, and shapes — and your consultation gives you a chance to figure out the right choice for you.


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