Dr. Allyson Maske Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Augmentation:

Can I pick an exact cup size that I hope to achieve from breast augmentation surgery?
Because cup sizes can vary depending on the bra manufacturer, it can be difficult to commit to a specific cup size when planning a breast augmentation procedure. However, I am able to use Vectra® 3D Breast Surgery Imaging during breast augmentation consultations to help women see a projection of their potential breast augmentation results based on different breast implant sizes and shapes.

Breast Reduction:

Do breast reduction pills and medicines work?

Unfortunately not. There are currently no medications or supplements that can help women reduce the size of their breasts. In order to achieve true breast reduction results, breast reduction surgery to remove excess tissue and skin from the breast area will be required.


How long will the recovery period be following a facelift?
Every patient is different and that means recovery time after can vary. Your recovery after a facelift will depends on several factors including the specifics of your procedure as well as your body’s ability to heal. Generally speaking, many facelift patients are able to return to most of their normal daily activities (including work) about a week following their procedure. I discuss specific recovery details with my patients during facelift consultation appointments.


How long will the results of a liposuction procedure last?
Liposuction removes excess fat cells from a targeted area of the body, and can be a great way for patients who are already maintaining a healthy weight to minimize localized pockets of unwanted fat. The fat cells that have been removed will not return. However, if a patient gains weight after their procedure, the remaining fat cells in the treated area as well as fat cells in other areas of the body can expand, making the patient’s results less apparent. In other words, liposuction results can be extremely long lasting if the patient maintains their post-procedure weight, but subsequent weight gain in the treated area is still a possibility.

Can liposuction be used as weight loss surgery?
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure and will not be able to help patients who wish to use the surgery as a way to lose a significant amount of weight. Although it’s true that fat is removed during the procedure, the total amount of fat removed will not weigh very much. I recommend for my liposuction patients to reach their goal weight before their surgery.

Mommy Makeover:

What is included in a mommy makeover procedure?

Due to the customizable nature of this procedure, the exact details of a mommy makeover depend on the needs and preferences of each individual patient. A mommy makeover often includes body contouring procedures like tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and/or a cosmetic breast procedure like breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift.

Is it safe to combine multiple plastic surgery procedures?

For many patients, it is perfectly safe to undergo combination procedures including a mommy makeover. However, it’s important to consult with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon first to confirm that combining procedures is the safest and most beneficial surgical plan for your needs.

Tummy Tuck:

Can a tummy tuck help improve posture?

In addition to the aesthetic benefits like helping to trim the midsection, tummy tuck surgery can also provide a number of medical benefits including potentially improving a patient’s posture. Posture issues are a result of abdominal muscle damage that occurs from carrying excess skin and fat on the abdomen. By tightening these muscles, a tummy tuck can restore muscle stability to the core and improve back support and posture.