About: Shankar Lakshman

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Liposuction Recovery

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Liposuction? You should expect to take seven to 10 days off from work in order to recover. Dr. Lakshman may recommend that you walk a couple of times per day. This will help prevent you from developing blood clots. Keep in mind that many women get breast […]


Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast Augmentation FAQs It is important for patients to learn all that they can before getting any type of cosmetic surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation, then you probably have a couple of questions in mind. Below are some of the answers to the frequently asked questions about this procedure: Am I Good Candidate […]


How do Facelifts Work?

The enemy is gravity. When we are young, we have defenses against this nemesis. Our skin contains collagen and elastin, proteins which break down over time and become more and more defenseless in the face of gravity. In addition, as we age, the muscles beneath the skin lose some of their strength and provide less […]


What is a Mommy Makeover?

With the continued development of new technologies in plastic surgery, “mommy makeovers” are now more common. A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during her pregnancy and the time after she gives birth. Unfortunately, this can mean a lot of unwelcome physical changes for the mother that could make her feel uncomfortable with her […]


Tummy Tuck After Childbirth in Pasadena

This is one of my favorite patients and what I think is probably one of my better tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) results. She is shown below preoperatively in the before photo. Her major concerns were the stretch marks, loss of skin quality and elasticity, the pooched appearance of the upper abdomen, loose sagging of the lower […]


Pasadena Tummy Tuck Or Liposuction, Which One Is Right For You?

A tummy tuck removes fat AND excess skin. Liposuction removes fat ONLY and relies on skin contraction and scarring beneath it to change the body contour. If your skin is loose, with stretch marks, then a tummy tuck is indicated. The extra skin will not go away with liposuction and will in fact probably get […]


Breast Augmentation: Over or Under?

Should Your Breast Implant Go under or over the Muscle? The decision to go over or under the chest (pectoralis) major muscle when performing breast augmentation is a hotly debated topic amongst plastic surgeons. Recent studies reported that capsular contracture, or scarring around the implant, was decreased when performing breast augmentation under the muscle. While […]


Pasadena Hand Rejuvenation, Simple, Effective and Long Lasting

You have put in the time and effort to keep your body and face looking young. You’re in the best shape of your life, feeling better than you did in your twenties. You have watched your diet and are exercising regularly, even introducing weight training into your regimen. Your muscle tone is like that of […]


Pasadena Mommy Makeover, Am I Ready For My Procedure?

Childbirth is one of the most satisfying experiences a mother can have but the physical changes afterward can be disappointing. The skin becomes stretched and loose. Stretch marks can extend above the belly button and around the hips. The breasts droop and the nipples enlarge and point downward. Clothes don’t fit the way they used […]


Breast Implants in Pasadena, Silicone or Saline?

An important decision when considering breast augmentation, is whether to go with saline or silicone gel breast implants. Saline implants cost less. They can be placed using a smaller incision. They are more adjustable and can correct for differences in size more precisely. If they rupture, the saline leaks out and the breast becomes flat. […]


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