Your breasts may not appear exactly as you imagined right after breast augmentation. It takes several months for your breasts to fully heal following surgery. You may notice that your new breasts appear to rest too high on your chest. However, as they heal, your breasts will settle or ‘drop’ into place. You may wonder, how long does it take for breast implants to drop?
Breast implants are one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 285,000 women received breast implants in 2014. Although it has been clearly demonstrated that ruptured implants do not cause harm, women should consider potential complications when making the personal decision to have breast implants. A ruptured breast implant is one such risk.
More patients are traveling out of the country every year seeking plastic surgery. The primary reason for traveling abroad is lower cost, but other reasons can include lack of knowledge of the risks involved in surgery and returning to one's homeland. No matter what the reason, it is a growing concern for plastic surgeons with an estimated 750,000 US residents expected to travel abroad for medical treatment in 2014.
Healthy skin starts with you. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures can help you to achieve your desired appearance. However, there are steps you can take to achieve healthier skin. Get started with these five tips.
BREAST AUGMENTATION CONSULTATION
Breast augmentation surgery remains the number one cosmetic surgery among women in the United States – and for good reason. The procedure is safe and has one of the highest satisfaction rates among cosmetic procedures. To get the best result you need to start with a great consultation. In some offices you will find that your consult consists of watching a 10 minute video, then spending 5 minutes with the doctor.
Many men and women are choosing laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair. It has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. Laser hair removal has been extensively studied and is accepted among board certified plastic surgeons as an effective treatment.
To help you decide whether laser hair removal is the right choice for you, please read on for answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure.
The answer to this question is dependent on the individual anatomy of a patient. So, what is right for you? A breast lift, implants or both?
Are you happy with your current breast size?
Do you like the way your breasts look in a bra? Do you like your breast size, but wish that your nipples were a bit higher and you had some more fullness in the upper part of the breasts? If so, a breast lift without implants may the right surgery for you.
Any invasive surgical procedure will result in a scar. The way a scar appears can vary and is based on many different factors. These include how an individual heals, their skin type, area of the body affected and the amount of tension on the scar. As plastic surgeons, we try to optimize a scar's appearance through meticulous techniques that avoid causing trauma to your tissue during surgery. However, despite our best efforts,there is no technique that allows us to perform surgery without leaving visible scars.
Tuberous breasts, also called tubular breasts or constricted breasts, are a condition that affects natural development of the breasts and can cause an abnormal appearance. Typical tuberous breasts have a narrow base with large, puffy areolas.
The breast has a deficiency of tissue on the lower part of the breast and a very short distance between the areola and the inframammary fold. This becomes apparent during breast development and can be the cause of psychosocial distress for afflicted women.
Traditionally, patients who were seeking breast augmentation could only have surgery with round implants. This has changed in recent years. Some of the major breast implant companies, such as Allergan, Mentor and Sientra, now offer anatomic shaped silicone implants.
These are sometimes called “gummy bear” or “tear drop” implants. Now that there is a new choice in breast implants, you may be wondering, are shaped implants or round implants right for you?