Angela Champion, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

714-422-3199

1310 W Stewart Drive, Suite 605 Orange, CA 92868

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Category: Plastic Surgery

Can I have a “Mommy Makeover”?

spl112442_001-ali-landry-239x300 Can I have a "Mommy Makeover"? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyMany people have a general idea of what a “Mommy Makeover” is just from the clever name that was derived from the commonality of the procedure.  Basically it makes mommy over, right?  Yes!  Moms can get their pre-baby body back with a breast procedure and tummy procedure performed at the same time!  Doing it at once, saves on recovery time so mom can get back to being a mom!  Just a side note, but one thing you may not know is that you really don’t have to be a mom to have a “Mommy Makeover”.

Although it is mostly moms who want this procedure, weight loss patients can also benefit from it because of the breast deflation and loose skin associated from weight loss.  With that said & focusing on moms, “Mommy Makeovers” are  a popular procedure with a high satisfaction rate.  After babies and nursing, you lose the volume you once had in your breasts and they become deflated, droopy and you may even have stretch marks.

Carrying your baby for all those months can loosen your stomach muscles and stretch out your skin resulting in possible stretch marks and loose skin that unfortunately, no amount of exercise will get rid of.  Do you still have that pooch even though you do thousands of sit ups and eat right?  That is most likely because your abdominal muscles have loosened up and need to get tightened up again, but that can be better determined at your exam.  If you are done with babies and are ready to get your body back to pre-baby shape, interested in learning more about the procedure and most importantly, which procedures would benefit you the most, you may want to consider a “Mommy Makeover” with Dr. Angela Champion.

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

What is a Breast Augmentation?

images-2 What is a Breast Augmentation? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyBreast Augmentation

When you think of a breast augmentation, some people automatically think of very large, voluminous breasts.  While you can achieve that, there are many women walking around who have had a breast augmentation and you would never know because they look so natural.  This procedure is one of the most gratifying procedures and is the most requested procedure by women today! Not only does it increase the volume and fullness of your breasts, it can also enhance your self-image and confidence!

 

Silicone gel or saline implants are typically placed under the muscle through an incision which is well-hidden in an area like the breast fold, under the areola or in your under arm. This procedure can take about an hour to an hour and a half under general anesthesia (you are asleep). Over the next several weeks, continue to follow your post-op instructions and you should notice your swelling resolving, your implants dropping, your breasts softening and looking more and more like the breasts you envisioned.  There are activity restrictions that your surgeon will discuss with you but you can typically return to most, if not all, of your normal activity within 4-6 weeks or sooner depending on how you heal.  Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, like Dr. Champion, for your consultation to learn if you are a good candidate for this procedure!

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

What is the best breast implant for me?

images-2-copy-3 What is the best breast implant for me? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountySilicone or saline?  High profile or Moderate profile?  It can be confusing so here is some information about implants that will hopefully be helpful in your decision making process.  Both are FDA approved and good implants.  Both can have a lifespan of 10-15-20 years or more but they are not lifelong devices.  With the expectation of living a long, healthy, happy life, you will most likely have another surgery at some point and switch them out due to reasons such as pregnancy, life changes or possibly implant deflation or rupture.

 

Deciding between silicone or saline breast augmentation can be difficult but shouldn’t be something to lose sleep over.  If you are not quite sure about the new cohesive silicone gel implant even after your consultation, saline is definitely an acceptable choice.  They will both give you the desired result of enhancement which is typically the goal of a breast augmentation.  breast-augmentation-new-jersey-300x198 What is the best breast implant for me? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyA saline implant is a silicone shell filled with saline water.  If it deflates, your breast will go flat and saline will absorb into your body.  A silicone implant is the same silicone shell filled with a cohesive gel so if it were to rupture, you will not notice a change in your breast size but may possibly feel a hardening of your breast.  If you are concerned after for example, a trauma, go see your surgeon and an MRI can be ordered to help determine if you do indeed have a rupture.  In both cases, you will need to have your implants replaced sooner than later.  One other important thing to consider, if you do not have a lot of your own breast tissue to help camouflage the implant, silicone gel may be a better choice because it does feel more like a real breast than the saline.

Depending on your expectations and chest measurements, your surgeon can help determine which profile would be best for you.  Size of implant can also be determined based on your expectations and what your body can realistically accommodate.  Your consultation with Dr. Champion is going to be very helpful in your decision making process, as implants are discussed in depth and you can also touch and feel them so you have a better understanding of what will be in your body.  Remember, whichever implant you decide on, they are both good implants and will give you fuller breasts that you can enjoy for years to come!

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

 

Why is Breast Augmentation SO Popular?

BREAST-AUGMENTATION-SCOTTSDALE-227x300 Why is Breast Augmentation SO Popular? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyThe American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) recently released their 2014 stats stating that Breast Augmentation Reigns Supreme! But WHY? Why is it so popular? In 2014, there were approximately 286,254 breast augmentation procedures done making it the #1 cosmetic procedure in the US with nearly 1.7 million cosmetic procedures total. WOW!! A majority of women (86%) start researching breast enhancement as a result of feeling self-conscious for many reasons, some of them being because they are simply smaller than they would like, their breasts are asymmetric, they are deflated from having kids/weight loss/genetics or they feel droopy!

After having the procedure, only 13% felt self-conscious. That is a remarkable drop, wouldn’t you say?? OK, just one more statistic, but you will love it. Did you know that 98% of women are satisfied with their breast augmentation results and on a scale of 1 to 10, gave it a perfect 10 reporting that their results met or exceeded their expectations? OUTSTANDING, right!?! We, as women, all have our own reasons for having a breast augmentation whether it’s to return fullness & volume to where it was (or never was) or because we feel disproportionate and want our body to be more balanced. What’s wrong with wanting to be happy & confident when we look in the mirror?! Nothing. Whatever your reason, Dr. Angela Champion is here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have and because she is a woman, she understands how we think & what we want.

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Geographic Beauty

IMG_7021-219x300 Geographic Beauty Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County NY Face vs. the LA Face and the differences that the Top Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists noticed

Beauty isn’t just in the eye of the beholder…it depends on where you live too! Geography plays an important role when it comes to what is considered desirable. For example, what is considered beautiful in Japan is vastly different from what the people of Paris consider beautiful. This difference in opinion isn’t just from country to country…it is also differs from coast to coast in the United States! With that said, let’s talk about the NY Face vs. the LA Face and the differences that the Top Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists noticed.

The perfect example of the NY Face is actress, Robin Wright. She obtains beauty and femininity, but still looks strong and confident which is what the environment demands from a successful New York women. Therefore, NY women gravitate towards wanting a stronger chin, jaw & nose. A 50 year old NY woman can easily be the hottest woman in the room!

Now, the LA woman…

IMG_7020-229x300 Geographic Beauty Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County We all know Meg Ryan as a mother and actress who is typically cast as the pretty girl next door. Plastic Surgeons consider her face the typical LA woman’s face…sweet and feminine with fuller lips, a bit more exaggerated but still beautiful and youthful. They also noted that LA women have softer, clearer skin maybe due to the weather or the laid-back Californian lifestyle, but stated that they are the closest to “achieving perfection than women anywhere else”.

You would never think that geography has any influence on beauty, but it’s interesting to see just how much it does!

The BEST Christmas Gift Ever!!

images-11 The BEST Christmas Gift Ever!! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County Christmas is the time of giving…not only things that we need or things that we want, but things that we know will make the recipient truly happy and things that make us truly happy. According to an article in Time online, “gifting” plastic surgery is on the rise and quickly becoming a holiday trend…YAY!! In an ABC News Report, plastic surgeons stated that depending the the procedure, the trend of “gifting” plastic surgery has risen 20%-35%, a dramatic increase wouldn’t you agree?? Gift card sales of around $150-$200 are part of that increase and cover lower cost, non-invasive procedures such as Botox or anti-aging skincare. That’s not the only type of plastic surgery “gifting” that is on the rise. Actual surgery is on the rise!! Why?? The most common answer is because there is simply just more time off for recovery and it also helps meet a popular New Year’s goal of kicking off the New Year with a new look!!

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Angela Champion, M.D.