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Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Welcome to our Cosmetic Surgery Blog!

Mommy Makeovers

Are you ready to pamper yourself with plastic surgery? Is now the time to treat yourself to a mommy makeover? After dedicating months and years to your children, you deserve some time spent on yourself. Moms from Coeur d Alene, Spokane, Tri Cities and all over the Inland Northwest are choosing cosmetic surgery from Shape Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa for plastic surgery to enhance their post pregnancy figure with body contouring techniques.

Mommy makeovers are a personalized combination of plastic surgery procedures we offer moms of all ages to help them regain the great looking body they had before pregnancy, or make it look even better than ever! I am double Board Certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and Board Certified in Body, Breast and Extremity Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  During your initial consultation our patient consultant and I, we will start the process of looking at your post operative goals and helping you get the look you have always wanted to achieve.

Combination of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Mommy makeovers are one of the most popular cosmetic surgical plans with moms, because these procedures address more than one area of the body at a single time.  Several types of plastic surgical procedures may be combined, depending on your health, BMI and procedure chosen.  Below are a few of the top ranked procedures often chosen by mothers:

Tummy Tucks

Tummy tucks with liposuction are always a popular choice for Spokane and Tri Cities moms because pregnancy affects every woman’s mid-section/abdomen. In this article of cosmetic surgery blog we will go over a few different procedures. A tummy tuck procedure helps achieve your pre-pregnancy shape by tightening stretched abdominal muscles, sculpting the waist with liposuction and removing excess skin. Photo Gallery tummy tucks

Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation with Lift 

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Breast Lift 

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Breast surgery including breast lift and breast augmentation, can restore breast shape and volume lost during pregnancy and nursing. 

Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Fat Transfer to the Face, Smartlipo Liposuction

Facial surgery such as eyelid lift, fat transfer to face and facelift restore a youthful facial appearance to moms who are busy, busy, busy!

Smartlipo Liposuction

Liposuction can improve the look of many areas including your tummy, hips, thighs, arms, and even under your chin by removing those pockets of stubborn fat.

Our Pregnancy after plastic surgery information guide will give you more information on how your results may change if you happen to have a pregnancy after plastic surgery.

What to Expect

Your mommy makeover procedure will be performed in our on-site accredited outpatient surgical suites at our Spokane, WA location. The length of your recovery period will greatly depend on your procedure of choice. I recommend you allow a few weeks to have help around the house while you recover.  How soon you are able to care for children after surgery depends on how you feel and which procedure you are recovering from.  Motherhood is a wonderful gift and experience!  You deserve to take care of yourself as well!  Thank you for reading our Cosmetic Surgery Blog!

Yours in good health and improved appearance,

John P. Lundeby, MD, FACS, FAACS



Finally: a treatment for cellulite that attacks its very structure

Are you frustrated that you can’t get rid of cellulite, no matter how hard you try?

Here’s a fact that may surprise you. Cellulite is actually caused by factors outside your control. Many believe it’s a fat problem, which can be addressed through diet and exercise. But fat isn’t the only culprit. Cellulite is a structural problem below the skin. And while you may have tried every treatment possible, you’ve never had a way to treat the very structure of cellulite. Until now.

Introducing Cellulaze from Cynosure, the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite. A minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure performed by a qualified physician, Cellulaze is a new anti-cellulite treatment clinically proven to increase your skin’s natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts. All from just one simple anti-cellulite treatment.

How Cellulaze works: a unique approach

Aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin. And that creates the “cottage cheese” effect you wish you could eliminate, which is even easier to see if you have thin skin.

You can’t control these factors, regardless of how many miles you run or salads you eat. But you can control how you treat cellulite. Many other anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially, applying treatment above the skin. Only Cellulaze treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, while also thickening and adding elasticity to the skin.


One simple anti-cellulite treatment. One incredibly smooth body.

Cellulaze delivers results that last, and all it takes is a single anti-cellulite treatment. Here’s what you can expect during your procedure:

  • Your physician will mark the areas of cellulite to be treated with a marker
  • A couple of tiny incisions will be made, about the size of the tip of a pen
  • Local anesthesia or numbing solution is used (you’ll be awake during the procedure)
  • The Cellulaze laser fiber is threaded through a very small tube (or cannula) and inserted through the incision site
    • Our physician will use the SideLaze3D™ Cellulaze laser fiber to:
    • Level out bumps of fat
    • Treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin
    • Stimulate collagen production to increase your skin’s depth and elasticity for a smoother look
  • The liquefied fat is gently pressed out
  • The entire procedure should take about 1–1.5 hours


Here’s what to expect after your procedure:

  • You’ll have some bruising and discomfort, and small amounts of fluid may leak from the incision sites. Your physician may ask you to wear a compression garment
  • You’ll be able to go back to your normal activities after a day or two and resume more strenuous exercise after one to two weeks
  • Your results will continue to improve for the next three to twelve months

An impressive body of clinical proof

Cellulaze has been thoroughly investigated to ensure safer, more effective results. A clinical study showed that a single Cellulaze treatment improved the appearance of cellulite for one year with few side effects2. Further, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results one year post-procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze treatment to a friend. The data also indicate compelling improvements in skin quality. Thicker, more elastic skin can help improve the appearance of cellulite. Cellulaze was shown to increase skin thickness by 25%, and skin elasticity by 29% even after 1 year —significant claims that other anti-cellulite treatments don’t make. In a qualified physician’s hands, Cellulaze gives you visibly smoother, healthier looking skin—an anti-cellulite treatment that lasts.