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July 2018

Mommy Makeover
Mommy Makeover Dr. Kjar & Candessa

Being a mom is the most amazing job in the world. It includes highs, lows, and everything in between that teaches and tests you on so many levels. You under-go emotional roller coaster rides. You watch how your body changes shape, size, while growing a human and eventually feeding, caring for, & nurturing them.
While not one pregnancy is exactly the same and not one postpartum body is exactly the same, we are often left feeling like we don’t recognize our old self and feel uncomfortable in our post-baby body. This is where you can bring your concerns to be addressed by Dr. Kjar and consider treating yourself to a Mommy Makeover.
What does the Mommy Makeover surgery(s) include?
The phrase “Mommy Makeover” has been coined and used to describe procedures that help to improve certain areas of the body that don’t bounce back after having children. Sometimes this includes multiple procedures, other times it only includes one procedure. The list of surgeries under the umbrella of “Mommy Makeover” include:
Tummy Tuck
Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift
What makes a good candidate?
A good candidate is someone that is wanting to improve some of those areas that may not respond with diet and exercise after having a baby or significant weight loss. Dr. Kjar likes to see you when you are close to or at your desired weight. He also wants you to be in good health (no smoking, any medical issues are under control and supervision of a doctor, etc.) – when your body isn’t performing well that will inhibit the healing mechanisms needed after surgery.
Dr. Kjar is a firm believer that your safety is as important as your results. When you come in to consult about your areas of concern he will cover your health history, expectations, and recovery. Then he will tailor the procedure(s) to exactly what your individual needs and wants are. The more areas you desire to improve, however, the amount of risk with having those multiple procedures increases. In those cases, the surgeries will need to be separated at least 4-6 weeks in between.
Breast Augmentation:
This is one of our more popular procedures. A breast augmentation uses either a saline or silicone implant to replace any volume that has been lost after pregnancy or significant weight loss. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Breast Lift:
When you’ve had more significant stretching of the skin, this procedure does a beautiful job to get your breasts back. This can be paired with an augmentation if you want or need more volume along with the lifting. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Tummy Tuck
That baby has to grow somewhere and your abdomen is usually the first place you will notice the most change with that stretched skin and muscle. Many women try to get that six pack back, but can’t seem to exercise the muscles in to their original position. This stretching or gap in the middle of the abdominal muscles is generally referred to as Diastasis Recti. There are many exercises that claim to be effective in getting that gap to lessen. While some of them help, in most cases a more permanent improvement needs to take place. This is where Dr. Kjar comes in to bring those muscles together while removing excess, stretched skin during the Tummy Tuck procedure. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
Weight gain is inevitable for some moms and we all know how hard that is to get those pounds to move. Dr. Kjar likes to pair Liposuction with certain procedures to sculpt those areas of concern. In the case of pairing it with a Tummy Tuck, it helps to improve the lower back/love-handle areas to give you a more hourglass shape. For more info and to look at Before & After photos click here.
We would love to answer any of your questions and can help you get to your desired results! Please don’t hesitate to contact our office to book a consultation with Dr. Kjar and find out what your options are.

Help! I’m sunburnt… What now?
Help! I’m sunburnt… What now? Dr. Kjar & Candessa

After a sun drenched holiday like the 4th of July, many of us are feeling the burn after a long day of playing in the sun. The damage has been done. So what can you do now?
Many of us are googling or heading over to Pinterest for all of the tips and tricks we can find. But you may find relief in some of the skincare products you already own!
Drops of Essence- Rhonda Allison: Rhonda Allison Drops of Essence provide the skin with Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Similar in structure to human lipids, they not only aid in healing process of peeling skin, but they also provide anti-inflammatory benefits, minimize scarring, and relieve pain. This moisturizer helps uneven, irritated, or scarred skin types, and  is perfect for burns, cold sores, and even shingles.
Smooth Affair- Jane Iredale: Jane Iredale’s makeup primer, and aloe based moisturizer is very calming and cooling post-sunburn. Lighteners and brighteners help to smooth the appearance of splotchy uneven skin.
Anti-Ox Ultra- Candessa: This powerful antioxidant serum packs a punch when it comes to preventing Free Radical damage. Free radicals are unstable cells caused by sun damage, that can eventually lead to the creation of skin cancers. The antioxidants provide the stability these damaged cells need to help prevent further damage in the skin. It also helps boost retinoid effectiveness.
SunSmart- Candessa, Dream Tint- Jane Iredale, Pressed or Loose Foundation- Jane Iredale: You’re already burnt. Let’s not make matters worse! We have numerous forms of sunscreen to help prevent further damage. Whether it’s our SunSmart moisturiver, or any of Jane Iredale’s foundations, make sure you’re loaded up on SPF and protected for the future!
Sheer Peptide: So now you’re peeling. How annoying, right? Sheer Peptide not only attracts and locks in more moisture for sun sensitized skin, but it also helps to smooth out flaky skin. The hyaluronic acid acts as a glue for lifted and dry skin, creating a smoother appearance.
Cucumber Aloe Facial- Our in-office facial is packed with cooling and healing ingredients.  A gentle papaya enzyme exfoliates and hydrates, our vitamin C add on helps to reverse free radical damage, our Soothing milk mask with our aloe booster helps to hydrate sensitized skin, as well as reducing redness and environmental stresses. Finished with a matte aloe moisturizer and sunscreen, your skin will be as good as new!

July Specials
July Specials Dr. Kjar & Candessa