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A Fitness Trainer Finds Herself Again
April, 2019 - Issue #175
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Sonia, 34, knew what it was like to feel good in her body. A fitness trainer by trade, she helps other women feel strong and confident - but after nursing her two young children, she didn't feel that way about herself anymore.
"Breastfeeding was an amazing experience and I wouldn't change it for anything," says the Valencia resident, "but when I was done, I felt like all that was left of my breasts was skin. They looked like deflated balloons."
The change made it hard for Sonia to shop. "Finding tops, dresses, sports bras, bathing suits - it was a depressing chore. Everything gapped in the cup area. I had to wear super-padded bras that were uncomfortable just to fit into anything. My skin was still a pre-baby C cup, but my volume was an A cup," says the fit pro.
With another bathing suit season approaching, Sonia knew it was time to see Dr. Justin Heller of Heller Plastic Surgery. "I didn't want to spend another summer on the beach feeling this way. I am a modest person, I don't like being the center of attention, I never wanted anyone to see me and think, 'Oh, she's got nice boobs!' I just wanted to feel like 'me' again. Dr. Heller understood that - he's a great listener," says the patient. "I actually showed him a picture of me before kids and said, 'Give me this back!' He did! I'm back to being a full C cup."
"For Sonia, it was especially important to balance the shape, slope and size of her breasts to her body - she wanted an incredibly-natural look," says Dr. Heller, a board-certified plastic surgeon. "We chose Gummy Bear implants because of the vast variety of shapes and sizes available, as well as the very natural look and feel."
"Dr. Heller and I narrowed it down to two size options and, while he gave me very educated feedback, he made it clear that this was ultimately my choice. I felt empowered and very comfortable at that point; I wasn't even nervous the day of the surgery, because he was so thorough in answering questions and preparing me for everything," recalls Sonia. "I adore Dr. Heller. This is the exact look I wanted! I have referred him to so many friends, many who weren't even considering a procedure like this - until they saw my results."

Is the CO2 Fractioned Laser Right for You?
by Amanda Jameson

I suggest the CO2 laser frequently - the outstanding results achieved are consistently impressive. I love seeing my clients happy! When men and women complain of deep wrinkles, severe texture issues, acne scars, sun damage or blotchiness, this is my first recommendation. The CO2 laser improves the look and feel of skin on the face, neck, chest, legs and arms - but what's remarkable is that it is regularly used with great success on the delicate eyelid skin and around the lips. Wrinkles are smoothed, texture is silky, color is evened and the overall look is glowing and gorgeous! Minimal down time makes this a great choice for patients who need dramatic results, but have to get back to work and life quickly!
Amanda Jameson has been serving So Cal as a board-certified physician assistant for 11 years. She loves helping patients maintain youthfulness and optimize their aesthetic goals by assessing the whole person. She performs a range of procedures at SKIN by Heller Plastic Surgery including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, PRP and PRFM injections, TruSculpt 3D and all things laser.
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