The latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) tell us that breast augmentation is the second most popular type of plastic surgery, right behind liposuction. In 2011, 31 percent of all breast augmentation procedures were performed using saline implants while 69 percent were performed with silicone implants. Silicone implants have become widely accepted around the globe, and a newer version – coined ‘gummy bear’ implants – is an emerging trend.
If you’ve made the decision to get breast implants, your plastic surgeon will provide you with a recovery plan and guidelines to reduce any complications from the procedure. Even though breast augmentation is still one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States, it is a fairly extensive procedure and not without complications. You need to take steps to prepare yourself before the surgery and have a plan in place to ensure a speedy recovery.
You’ll see results right after your breast augmentation procedure but you might be wondering, how long will they last? Most women with breast implants enjoy the fact that they can wear swimsuits and low-cut tops with confidence. However, it’s important to remember that these results are not permanent. If you gain or lose weight, experience some significant hormonal changes, or you live a very active lifestyle, you may need to undergo a breast lift or get a new set of implants.
If you’ve thought about getting a breast lift to make your breasts appear rounder or perkier, you may be worried about the potential scarring involved. Sagging and drooping breasts are easily corrected with a breast lift but this procedure can cause some deep, visible scars that take years to heal. The short scar breast lift is a variation on the traditional technique and was designed for women who are only getting a small amount of work done on the breast tissue. This procedure may be a better option for women who only need a very small adjustment to the breasts, and want to avoid the long incisions and scarring involved with the traditional breast lift procedure.
If you are thinking about getting breast implants but may be having children in the near future, you might be wondering if you should hold off on breast augmentation surgery until after your procedure. Many women have fears that breast implants will interfere with their pregnancy in some way, or that they will have trouble breastfeeding when the baby arrives. However, these are some common myths about implants and you can discuss all of these issues with your surgeon during your consultation.
In the midst of the shocking news about former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair with Mildred Baena and his out-of-wedlock son, Schwarzenegger has also been found guilty of paying for his mistress’s plastic surgery makeover. According to recent news reports, Schwarzenegger shelled out the funds to pay for his housekeeper’s breast implants and lip augmentation procedure. Hollywood Life reports that he also paid for breast implants for his mistress’s adult daughter, Jackie.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Plastic surgeons can reduce breast implant re-operations in augmentation patients to 3 percent by following a new system of decision and management algorithms, according to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryR (PRS), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). At the same time, these algorithms can raise patients' safety and overall satisfaction, the study also found.
If you’ve been considering breast implants to increase the size of your breasts and improve your silhouette, you may not have to endure the pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. Laser enhanced breast augmentation is an innovative procedure that uses a laser to cut into the skin to reduce pain levels upon insertion of the implant, and when creating the pocket for the implant on the chest wall. It’s a unique technique for inserting silicone or saline implants, and is still undergoing testing. However, this procedure could be a valuable option for many women considering breast augmentation surgery.
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