Being a woman of a certain age (and as one who has undergone two pregnancies– the last of which left me with that not so lovely c-section kangaroo pouch) is pretty amazing but pregnancy can trigger changes to your body that may be less than amazing. But lest you think I am not in love with the fact that I have survived 43 years on this planet and am not super grateful to have the skin I’m in– deciding to get a bit of a beauty refresher is more about wanting to do something that is entirely JUST FOR ME. I feel like I spend the bulk of my days entrenched in trying to problem solve and keep my brood content and yes often times-in the process my needs are pushed to the side. But that is what I signed up for and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. But by the same token now that my kids are back to school and I have a bit more time to focus on myself I am feeling like IT’S MY TURN (Cue the Diana Ross music!) And when I read up on this initiative I felt like September was the perfect opportunity to get a mini beauty refresher and being able to do so in the expert hands on Dr. Shafer of Shafer Plastic Surgery (well it was just Icing on the cake!)
(This is me three days post Botox and Voluma!)
Check out my video below of my two non invasive procedures which includes BOTOX® (BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.) and JUVÉDERM (JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.)
AND KEEP READING FOR THE SMALL ways Allergan can help you put the oomph back in your step!
Allergan, a trusted leader in aesthetics, recently launched this initiative to encourage women to focus on themselves after all they do for their families. By visiting www.itsmyturn.com, women can explore all of the breast and body treatment options available to them after childbirth.
- Allergan, a trusted leader in aesthetics, recently launched the “My Breasts, My Body, My Turn” initiative that encourages women to focus on themselves after all they do for their families. Visit ItsMyTurn.com to learn about breast and body treatment options and hear real stories from moms who have decided it’s their turn.
- It’s common for women to see a change in their body after pregnancy, especially their breasts.1 Sagging or deflated breasts after having children is common and research shows that breastfeeding isn’t the cause. Sagging is largely determined by weight loss, aging, breast size, and how many times you’ve been pregnant.1,2
- Another area where changes take place is the belly. After pregnancy, the tissue, muscle, and skin on your abdomen can be too weak and stretched out to tighten on its own—no matter how much you diet and exercise.3
- When you’re ready do something for yourself, ask your surgeon about Allergan aesthetic products. You and your surgeon can choose from a full range of offerings.
- A board-certified plastic surgeon is an obvious choice if you’re interested in a breast lift, breast augmentation or a tummy tuck after children, but their expertise is actually much broader. Surgeons are also experts in nonsurgical facial treatments and even skin care.
- According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery top surgical and nonsurgical procedures in 2015 included breast augmentation and facial injectable treatments, such as the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers.4
- For sagging, deflated breasts after pregnancy, a breast augmentation, lift, or both can help enhance fullness.2
- After a pregnancy, the tissue, muscle, and skin on your abdomen can become too weak and stretched out to tighten on its own—no matter how much you diet and exercise.3 Some moms opt for a tummy tuck to address loose skin after pregnancy, but there are non-surgical body contouring options as well.
- In addition to breast and body procedures, women can also ask their surgeon about nonsurgical facial treatments and even skin care.
- Ask your board certified plastic surgeon about risks and complications associated with surgical and nonsurgical treatments and procedures.
- Rinker B, Veneracion M, Walsh CP. Breast Ptosis: Causes and Cure. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2010;64(5):579-584.
- Rinker B, Veneracion M, Walsh CP. The Effect of Breastfeeding on Breast Aesthetics. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2008; 28(5):534-537.
- “Tummy Tuck.” Smart Beauty Guide. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, n.d. Web. 2 May 2016. http://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/body/tummy-tuck.
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2015 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics, 2015. “Top 5 Procedures: Surgical and Nonsurgical.”
- Data on file, Allergan, Inc.; Natrelle® Product Catalogue , 2014 APC12PC16
This post is written in partnership with Allergan but as is always the case all opinions expressed are my own.