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Treating Yourself to a Mommy Makeover

Elegant beach woman in bikini and fashion sarong standing on shore. Becoming a mother is something many women dream of. Having a baby is life-changing and can bring joy for a lifetime. However, the changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy can cause unwanted side effects. Thankfully, there are procedures available that, while perhaps not returning your body to its pre-pregnancy look, can give you the appearance you want.

While some generalize a “mommy makeover” as just breast and body contouring, Dr. Marc Salzman and his expert team at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa will work with you to create a more holistic treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals. Although “mommy makeover” causes many to believe it is just for post-pregnancy aesthetic treatments, there are several reasons why all women deserve a mommy makeover.

Several options for body enhancements will help give you the figure you want. Combining procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, or body lifts in the mommy makeover your overall body figure can be changed, to a nearly pre-pregnancy appearance or other looks.

You can create a plan to dramatically, or subtly change the look and shape of your breasts. The mommy makeover is not limited to just breast enlargement. Breast lifts, reductions, or other augmentations, can be used to create a youthful and toned look for your chest.

A mommy makeover can also help address aesthetic changes in your face. Although not generally thought of with a mommy makeover, pregnancy, as well as other factors, can dramatically change the look of your face with age. A mommy makeover can include options for facial aesthetics including facelift, brow lift, and chin enhancements.

If you would like to hear more about a mommy makeover or want to start achieving your overall aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Marc Salzman and Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY, at 502-425-5200 or visit to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Salzman and his team of expert aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit into your schedule.

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Permanent Lip Implants – Better and With Less Procedures Than Fillers

Close up sexy lips in nude lipstick. Along with your teeth, the shape and size of your lips can have a dramatic impact on your smile. For some people, thin, flat, or small lips can make the difference between a wide and bright smile or a small and hidden one.

For many years, lip fillers have been a go-to solution for those looking for thicker, fuller lips. The material used in lip filler procedures is either dermal fillers, similar to those used in other places of the face, or fat transfers (fat grafts). While both of these fillers, with a skillful surgical hand, can give your lips the appearance you want, they are temporary and wear off over time.

However, the FDA has also approved the Perma Facial Lip Implant for tissue augmentation of the lips. Coming in three different sizes, the Perma Facial Lip Implant not only can give you the aesthetic look of your lips you want, but it is permanent and only requires one procedure.

In a procedure that can be done in the office and takes less than an hour, Dr. Marc Salzman makes a tiny incision in the side of your lip. Your lip will be numbed to help with comfort. He then threads the implant material through the incision and uses dissolvable sutures to close it. The implant is a soft, silicone material that will increase the size of your lips while still looking natural.

The recovery is generally very short and easy. Most patients report moderate swelling and some pain in the first 24 hours, with both of those decreasing over the following week.

If you would like to hear more about permanent lip implants, or want to start achieving your overall aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Marc Salzman and Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY at 502-425-5200 or visit to schedule a consultation today.

Dr. Salzman and his team of expert aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit into your schedule.

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Facelift

Woman beautiful face healthy skin care natural beauty As we age, our defined facial features and structures begin to thin and can start to droop or sag. The natural loss of collagen, combined with effects from sun exposure and even genetic traits, cause our skin to lose its elasticity and obscure the shapes and angles of our jawline and cheekbones.

Thankfully, facelift procedures have become a proven and safe way to restore a youthful look to your face and perhaps bring back confidence from a toned and defined face structure. Dr. Salzman specializes in performing the fusion facelift that addresses all facets of facial aging in one procedure.

In this procedure, Dr. Salzman will reshape the face around the cheeks, eyebrows, eyes, and chin to create a fuller and more youthful look. The excess skin is removed, and the quality of the remaining skin is improved. This helps to create a more even tone and color to blend in with the rest of your body.

Despite the “all-in-one” procedure, recovery from the fusion facelift is no longer than standard procedures conducted elsewhere. For the first week after your surgery, you should limit sun exposure and harsh cleansers for the first few weeks. For patients that did not have laser resurfacing, a little cover-up makeup should be all that is needed.

After the first few weeks, the scars will begin to fade and should be nearly invisible 6 weeks after the surgery. During the fusion facelift, Dr. Salzman keeps incisions as small as necessary and strategically locates them to be hidden once everything has healed.

If you want to hear more about the fusion facelift or want to get a start on achieving your overall aesthetic goals, contact Dr. Marc Salzman and Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY at 502-425-5200 or visit to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Salzman and his team of expert aestheticians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides the longest-lasting results, using safe and easy treatment methods that fit into your schedule.

Dr. Salzman on Ultrasound and the Breast Implant Patient

Dr Salzman is a nationally recognized pioneer in the use of ultrasound for Plastic Surgeons. He has thought the hands on course at the largest Plastic Surgery meeting in the world for the last 3 years, written a textbook chapter and authored a recent paper in the most prestigious plastic surgery journal about Ultrasound being used to look at broken silicone gel breast implants. In this link, Plastic Surgery Practice, a national news website devoted to plastic surgery topics, has an interview with Dr. Salzman where he answers questions about his role in the development of ultrasound use for plastic surgery.

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Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?

woman with a delicate skin dressed in white lace underwear bra When you hear the words “breast augmentation,” images of fake-looking implants and trite procedures may come to mind. But with more than 300,000 women receiving breast implants annually, it’s clear that this cosmetic procedure is anything but fake. In fact, breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States today. If you’re interested in learning more about whether breast augmentation is right for you, read on! In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common reasons women choose to get a breast implant and what to consider before making your final decision.

Why do women choose to get a breast implant?

Before you decide to get a breast implant, it’s important to think about why you want this procedure. You may be considering breast augmentation if you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts. This can occur for a variety of reasons and can be caused by genetics, aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight changes. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your breasts, you’re not alone! One study found that about a third of women reported being unhappy with the size of their breasts. If you’re struggling with feelings of low self-confidence due to the size or shape of your breasts, getting a breast implant can help you feel more positive about your body.

What does breast augmentation involve?

Before you book your appointment, it’s important to understand what the breast augmentation procedure involves. Dr. Salzman will place a breast implant inside your breast tissue during the procedure. There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline.

  • Silicone implants: Silicone implants contain a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel.
  • Saline implants: Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution.

Implants are placed either above or below your breast tissue (subglandular or subpectoral, respectively) in a pocket that is created during the procedure. Silicone breast implants have been used for decades and are the most commonly used breast implants. Saline breast implants are generally recommended for women who are breastfeeding.

Which type of implant is right for you?

There are many factors to consider when deciding which type of implant is right for you. If you are breastfeeding, saline implants are a better option as they are not made with silicone, which can be passed to your baby through breast milk. Other considerations may include:

  • Your body type: If you have a larger frame, we may recommend a larger implant to maintain the balance of your silhouette.
  • Your desired look: Do you want your breasts to be larger or smaller? Some women choose to get both breasts augmented at once while others opt for one at a time.
  • Your health: Your overall health will affect the healing process and determine if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation. Your doctor will assess your health and determine if breast augmentation is safe for you.

Bottom Line

Breast augmentation is a safe and effective procedure that can help many women achieve the body that they desire. Before you decide to get breast implants, it’s important to consider your reasons for the procedure, your options for the procedure, and the potential risks and side effects of the procedure.

If you are interested in breast augmentation, contact Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today! Call us at 502-425-5200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzman. Our practice serves Louisville, KY, and surrounding areas.

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Have You Considered Getting a Mommy Makeover?

Mother and daughter in matching swimwear outfit. Becoming a parent can be the most fulfilling time in a woman’s life. You’ve experienced the joys of pregnancy and motherhood. However, along with these life changes, you may be noticing changes in your own body. Now that you have new responsibilities, finding time to exercise, eat nutritious meals, and get the proper amount of rest can be difficult. Although a healthy lifestyle can do a lot for a mom, it may not always give her the body she wants. As a result, many women consider getting a mommy makeover to achieve their ultimate body goals. If you’re considering having a mommy makeover, you may have questions, and we’re here to answer them for you.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

We know every woman has unique concerns and goals, which is why every mommy makeover is completely customized. There is no set procedural lineup. Here are a few examples of surgeries that are commonly included in mommy makeovers at our modern Louisville practice:

  • Breast implants/lift
  • Liposuction
  • CoolSculpting
  • Arm lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Cellulite treatment
  • Skin tightening

One of the great things about a mommy makeover is that it is tailored to meet your needs. During your consultation, you and Dr. Salzman will discuss the results you hope to achieve. Then, he will suggest the surgical plan that makes the most sense for your exact situation.

How Is The Mommy Makeover Recovery?

You can expect to feel soreness and tenderness in the areas of operation. If you undergo a tummy tuck, the recovery time could take longer since you must wait for the skin to heal before sitting upright. The best way to ensure you heal quickly and experience less pain is to take the proper time to rest and recover. Remember to follow our instructions and don’t push yourself.

If you’d like to have a mommy makeover, we are ready to help you achieve your body goals. Contact our Louisville office at 502-425-5200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzman.

Florida Board Takes Action Following Brazilian Butt Lift Deaths

Board Takes Action Following Brazilian Butt Lift Deaths
Despite changes and a new state law allowing the Florida Board of Medicine to better regulate and discipline doctors when a patient dies or is seriously hurt, the death rate from BBLs has increased.

South Florida has become the capital of the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery as women fly in from across the country to undergo the popular procedure. But as the NBC 6 Investigators have been reporting for years, at least 19 women have lost their lives in our area following the cosmetic surgery in the last five years.

Our reporting prompted several studies that changed the way these surgeries are performed.

“In 2019, because of all the deaths, the Florida Board of Medicine put a rule stating that doctors could no longer inject fat into the muscle,” said Dr. Pat Pazmiño, a board certified plastic surgeon based in Miami.

But despite the changes and a new state law allowing the Florida Board of Medicine to better regulate and discipline doctors when a patient dies or is seriously hurt, the death rate from BBLs has increased.

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Dr. Salzman has years of experience performing BBL surgery using ultrasound technology for the safety of his patients. Click here to learn more about the BBL procedure at our office.

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Am I Too Old for Breast Augmentation?

woman body chest breast with bra We’ve all heard the saying, “age is nothing but a number,” and this statement is undoubtedly true for breast augmentation surgery. There is no age limit for breast augmentation surgery, and feeling great about your appearance doesn’t just apply to women in their 20s and 30s. There are a few advantages to completing this procedure in your 40s, 50s, or beyond.

Age-related Body Changes

As we age, our bodies adjust to changes in hormone levels. While the choices we make in our youth and as younger adults can profoundly impact how we age, some changes are unavoidable no matter how well we take care of ourselves. 

Skin thins and loses elasticity with age, and the layer of fat right below the skin shrinks, causing volume depletion in many critical areas throughout the body, including the breasts. While these changes can be concerning, they are a natural result of decreased estrogen production.

Advantages of Breast Augmentation

Due to elasticity loss, it is common to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for older women. Breast lift surgery eliminates sagging and can help create a perkier and more youthful appearance.

The psychological benefits of breast augmentation surgery are well documented and include improved self-image and self-esteem. Most women also experience a boost in self-confidence after surgery. Few people are aware of the changes in posture that can result from breast augmentation. 

A recent study found that breast augmentation can positively impact a person’s posture. Research indicates this benefit may be due to alignment changes with the center of gravity within the upper body, between the head and the hips. However, the contribution of the psychological benefit of the procedure is substantial.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Young adults do not have a monopoly on the self-confidence of being proud of their bodies. If you live in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and would like more information about breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Salzman of Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, by calling 502-425-5200 today. 

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Medical Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery

Beautiful sexy woman in swimwear on private luxury sailing yacht laying relaxing on deck Pregnancy and giving birth to a beautiful baby are defining moments in the lives of many women. Carrying and delivering a baby is hard work that can leave your body looking and feeling very different from its pre-pregnancy state. Mommy makeover surgery turns back the clock and makes you feel like yourself again.

What is Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Mommy makeover surgery aims to correct some of the less appealing body changes that happen during pregnancy and childbirth. It often includes treatments to the breast and abdomen.

While reversing some of pregnancy’s impacts can increase a person’s self-confidence, there are some medical benefits to the surgery once you’ve finished having children.

Abdominal Surgery

Loose muscle tissue and sagging skin are common complaints from people who have experienced significant weight loss or given birth. Time can sometimes improve the appearance of this area. However, when your skin and muscles are stretched past their capacity to snap back, surgical repair may be necessary to regain a flat stomach.

Typical mommy makeover surgery involves adjustments to the abdominal region using options such as a tummy tuck and liposuction. These procedures have been shown to help improve back pain and incontinence problems after childbirth.

Breast Surgery

It’s no surprise that the hormones necessary to grow and nurture a human being can significantly impact breast tissue. These effects increase if the individual chooses to breastfeed after giving birth. 

Lack of breast volume and sagging breasts are common issues addressed with mommy makeover surgery. Some women lose symmetry in their breasts and may find one side is substantially larger. Such issues can affect your posture and cause back pain. Significant breast sagging can also cause problems like skin rashes. Dr. Salzman routinely performs breast augmentation and breast lift surgery to correct these concerns.

Stretch Marks on Hips and Thighs

Stretch marks are scars that result from rapid weight gain and are a familiar aftereffect of pregnancy. Depending on their location, Dr. Salzman may be able to remove them permanently.

Body confidence is a common problem post-pregnancy. The removal of stretch marks is an aesthetic enhancement that boosts the psychological well-being of many patients.

Who Do I Speak With About a Mommy Makeover?

Contact Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa to schedule a consultation and discuss your concerns regarding the mommy makeover procedure. Dr. Salzman can provide a realistic expectation for the best approach to meet your needs.

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Thinning Lips Got You Down? Let’s Talk About Why This Problem Occurs and What You Can Do about It!

Sexual full lips. Natural gloss of lips You most likely pay more attention to your own face than anyone else does, even those who love you the most. Because you cannot help but see your reflection when you brush, wash, and get ready for your day, you are privy to the small and subtle changes that occur over time. What is interesting about these changes is that they occur gradually until, one day, they seem to suddenly be a profound problem that must be addressed as soon as possible. You may know this experience. For many people, it is their lips that all of a sudden look deflated, wrinkled, or thin. Here, we discuss why this happens and what you can do about it.

Why The Lips Get Thinner with Age

Our lips are a part of our skin. They are filled out with a bit of fatty tissue and with the same chemicals that plump and firm the skin elsewhere on the face and body. These include collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. If you’ve read up on wrinkles at all, you may know that the body makes far less of these vital chemicals in our forties, and even our thirties, than it does when we are in our twenties. As a result, fatty tissue starts to diminish in areas like the lips and cheeks. The skin loses some firmness and has less natural hyaluronic acid to bind to water molecules for moisture. Is this the end of it, though? No, it’s just the beginning.

Thinning lips are also the result of UV damage and prolonged sun exposure. The ultraviolet light in sunshine absorbs into the skin and breaks down collagen that firms the skin. The more sun exposure we get without wearing an SPF lip balm, the more the skin and lip tissue will degrade with age. Whether you’re just starting to notice thinning or you’ve been concerned about this for some time, your first step can be to start wearing an SPF lip product every day. At night, you can apply a lip serum that supports the regeneration of this delicate tissue. Another reason that the lips may age more quickly is that a person smokes. If you smoke, you may know that you’re far more likely to develop fine lines around your mouth. However, you’re also at risk of lip thinning and deflation caused by a lack of oxygenation in tissue. Genetics has something to do with the shape and volume of the lips, as well as how the lips age. That said, there are ways that you can mitigate this contributing factor in your aging process.

What Can be Done about Thinning Lips?

Your lips need to be protected from premature aging. They also need to be treated well on a daily basis to ensure optimal moisture and shape. Some expert tips on lip care include staying hydrated. The body uses water molecules to moisten the skin and also to plum it. If you’re not well hydrated, there are fewer water molecules floating around for your body to use. Then, sleep. Your tissue regenerates and repairs when you sleep. Truly, beauty sleep is a thing. If you want to treat thinning lips, do it with a professional. Lately, lip-plumping devices have been circulating on social media. These devices temporarily plump the lips with a pump-like action. This brings more circulation, blood, and fluid to them. The problem is that continual plumping with pumping can damage the very structure that lays the foundation for the lip shape you already have.

If you want to have fuller, softer, more shapely lips, just come see us. We are specialists at lip enhancement using proven dermal fillers or fat that we take from someplace else on your body. Lip fillers and fat injections are proven safe and effective when performed by a trained provider. Both treatments are wildly popular because they work to a high degree of satisfaction. To schedule your lip enhancement consultation and treatment, contact our Louisville office at  502-425-5200.

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