March 30

Breast Lift: Myths Vs Facts

download (6)Are you new to surgical cosmetic procedures and do not know whether what you have been told is myth or fact? Here are a few misconceptions that surround breast lift surgery that have been proven to be simply myths.

1. Chest Exercises Will Keep Your Breasts From Sagging

Fact: Exercises will help improve your pectoral muscles, which are found beneath the breasts, but they will have no effect on the positioning of your breasts. Breasts tend to sag as a result of various factors such as age, weight fluctuations and heredity. Breasts are made of fatty cells and contain no muscles. Hence, chest exercises may improve the appearance of breasts as a result of exercising the pectoral muscles underneath, but there is no way to prevent sagging save for a surgical procedure.

2. High-Impact Exercises such as Running Will Cause Sagging of Breasts

Fact: There is very little research available on this particular matter; however, there has been no known link between high-impact exercises and sagging breasts. You are advised to wear a sports bra during exercise as this will help prevent a sore chest caused by your breast moving around too much. You are more likely to develop sagging breasts as a result of overexposure to the sun as compared to high-impact exercises.

3. Getting Breast Implants Will Make Your Breasts Perky

Fact: Plastic surgery is different for everyone as each person has his/ her specific needs. Different breast procedures have different results. For instance, breast augmentation will increase the size of your breasts, but may not necessarily make them perkier. However, a lifting procedure combined with breast augmentation may help your breasts look perkier.

4. Your Cosmetic Surgery Results Will Last Forever

Fact: Breasts will sag for a number of reasons such as weight, age and hereditary. A procedure involving lifting of the breasts will only cheat the clock for a few years; however, there is no way to prevent the ageing process. Breasts sag as skin loses its elasticity, and eventually its firmness. In as much as you cannot expect your breasts to look younger a few years after the procedure, they will look better than they would have had had you not done the procedure.

5. Fat Transfers Make Your Breasts Immune to Weight Fluctuations

Fact: The fat cells in your breasts are affected by weight loss just like the fat cells in other parts of your body. In as much as a breast procedure will make your breasts look youthful, there is nothing you can do to prevent the effect weight fluctuations will have on their appearance. You can prolong the results from your procedure by maintaining a constant and healthy weight.

6. Creams and Supplements Can Replace Breast Procedures

Fact: Do not fall into the trap of various products on the market, claiming that they can magically enhance the shape, size and beauty of your breasts. Because sagging is caused by natural elements such as the skin losing its elasticity, no amount of miracle portion will reverse that.

 

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March 25

Breast Augmentation: Which Is The Best Breast Implant?

download (5)Beauty, for the longest time, has been evolving. Its meaning and the way we view it has been changing. We also have new and innovative methods of achieving the kind of physical beauty we desire – something that didn’t exist in the past. One such innovative method is augmentation surgery of the breast.

With new technological processes, many other kinds of surgical procedures are being used and improved every day. For instance, instead of implanting foreign material into your body, you can now move excess body fat from other parts of your body and get it inserted on your breasts or any other body parts.

This article focuses on the use of implants in augmentation of the breast as a surgical procedure aimed at transforming your physical appearance.

Use Of Breast Implants In Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation is a beauty plastic surgery procedure that has become quite popular with women. When one thinks of having a breast enhancement surgery done, one of the most popular options available is having an implant.

When you decide to have augmentation surgery, you might not be sure which type of implant to have. What it actually means to have a silicone or saline implant procedure done is not clear to many individuals. There exist numerous differences in the particular features of each type of implant…

What Does It Mean To Have A Silicone Breast Implant?

A silicone implant is not a life time thing; hence, at some point it has to be removed, since it gets worn out over a certain period of time. It’s an artificial material that is pouch-shaped and designed to fit in a woman’s breast. It’s filled with gel-like content, which when implanted into a woman’s breast gives the breast a natural appearance. The gel is always pre-filled. The estimated time that a woman can have the implant is around 20 years.

Biologically, a woman’s breast growth usually occurs up till they are 18 years. This is why before one can be legally allowed to have such a procedure they have to be at least 22 years old.

The silicone implant also has its disadvantages. For instance, the pain that you feel after the surgery and the cost of having such a surgical operation (normally, health insurers don’t cover such procedures). It’s also not easy to detect if the implant has ruptured.

What Is A Saline Breast Implant?

Unlike the silicone implant, this type of breast implant involves the use of sterile salt water. The sterile water is normally filled into pouches that are breast shaped, through a valve. This sterile water is normally filled after inserting an empty pouch.

This type of breast implant also has almost similar disadvantages as the ones related to silicone implants; but once the saline implant raptures, it’s normally absorbed in the body and does not pose any health problems unlike the silicone implant (once it has leaked or ruptured, then you have to undergo reconstructive surgery to remove the gel and correct the damage that has occurred).

 

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March 15

Why You May Not Be Suitable For a Breast Lift Even If You Want It

download (4)As much as you may want a breast lift surgery, your surgeon’s expert opinion would always give the ultimate guide on whether you should go ahead with the procedure or not.

There are quite a number of aspects, including physiological and anatomical factors, that are considered before deciding whether to go on with the procedure or not. And sometimes, you just might not be a suitable candidate for the procedure. Even then, it may still be possible to change certain aspects to make you fit for the operation.

1. Do You Have Unrealistic Expectations?

If you have such unrealistic expectations like getting the look of a famous celebrity, breast uplift surgery may not be the best solution for you. It really isn’t possible to get someone else’s look, especially since we each have very unique physical features.

Even if it were possible to get a certain look for your breasts, it might appear out-of-place when compared with the rest of your body. This is why surgeons always spend sufficient time consulting with patients beforehand, in order to temper their expectations to more realistic levels. An expert surgeon would always strive to deliver a look that fits in seamlessly with your entire physical appearance.

2. You Just Don’t Have the Characteristics of a Good Candidate for Surgery

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery provides a useful guide on some of the aspects that would make you well-suited for breast uplift surgery. These include; physical health, fully developed breasts and sagging breasts. Alternatively, it would mean that you wouldn’t be the best candidate for surgery if you don’t possess such characteristics.

Perhaps, you might be too self-conscious about the look of your breasts, yet they are perfectly fine. You might desire to have even more perked up breasts, yet your surgeon would tell you authoritatively, that your breasts are perfectly normal. Actually, even if you do get a bit of droopiness later in life, it too would be something that is perfectly normal.

Being unhealthy would also put you at risk during surgery. Therefore, even if you may be a potential candidate for surgery, you would first need to be in good health before undergoing surgery. Some of the health conditions that may rule you out of surgery include: uncontrolled diabetes, dry/ broken/ hardened breast skin, breast cancer, and cellulitis (an infection that affects soft tissue within your breasts).

Moreover, it’s never advisable to perform surgery on undeveloped breasts. Since the breasts haven’t yet fully developed, it may not be clear enough how they would actually appear later on.

3. Are You Planning on Child Birth or Breast Feeding?

Surgery of your breasts may affect your ability to breast feed afterwards. Therefore, it would only be wise to avoid surgery if you intend to get pregnant or breast feed later on.

In some instances, you might also want to consider whether you will really benefit from surgery before going ahead with the operation. This is something that well-endowed women might need to consider, since the results of a lifting procedure may not last as long as it would in women with smaller breasts.

 

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March 5

Top 5 Reasons For Getting A Tummy Tuck Surgery After Pregnancy

download (3)We all know (especially women) that having a baby changes a lot of things in our lives. A woman who becomes mother would hardly get a straight hour sleep, she would have to stop partying for some time and of course her flat stomach and perky breasts will not be there anymore.

However, there’s no need to get disappointed when it comes to your physique because with the help of various cosmetic surgery procedures, you can easily get your toned body back. One of these highly beneficial cosmetic surgeries is a tummy tuck, which gives your pre-baby body back.

  • What a Tummy Tuck Surgery Can Do

A tummy tuck (medically known as abdominoplasty), can easily make your stomach flat, tight and toned once again. It’s quite common and normal for women to end up getting a stomach pooch after having a baby, even in women who had flat tummies before becoming pregnant. Considering your specific needs and concerns, a tummy tuck surgery can help to remove extra fat from the abdomen area, tighten skin or muscle, and to conceal various types of scars, like c-section scars.

Here are top 5 reasons for getting a Tummy Tuck surgery after pregnancy.

  1. If You Have Extra Skin In The Abdominal Area

During your pregnancy, the skin in your tummy area stretches out and stretch marks clearly prove it. The problem is that the skin won’t bounce back to its shape back again once you deliver the baby. This surgery can work wonders by removing the extra skin in the abdominal area.

  1. To Remove C-Section Scarring

It is a highly effective surgery for covering up different types of scars. A C-section gives a scar running across the abdomen and a tummy tuck will easily conceal the scar by lifting the skin over it.

  1. Diastasis recti

Some women experience after pregnancy a separating of the abdominal muscles known as diastasis recti. A tummy pooch, back pain and constipation can occur due to the split muscles. A full surgery will tighten the muscles, as well as the skin.

  1. You Want To Increase Your Confidence Level

A Tummy tuck surgery, which is performed after pregnancy improves not only the physical appearance of your abdominal area, but also increases your confidence level. After the surgery, you’ll love the way you look and make you more confident in your appearance.

  1. You’re Finished Having Children

One of the most common reasons for getting this surgery is that you’re finished having kids and what to have a perfect body. Often surgeons suggest that you should wait until you’ve finished giving birth to your last child. This will help to ensure that results of this surgery are not affected by future pregnancy.

 

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