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Breast Enhancement: Common Concerns
Breast Enhancement: Common Concerns

There’s nothing more self-assuring than waking up in the morning, walking in front of the mirror, and loving how you look.

Loving how your curves are perfectly proportionate, how voluptuous your butt is, and how your breasts look with each and every outfit.

If the years have gone by and you’ve noticed certain parts starting to sag and droop, especially your breasts, we have just the solution for you.

Breast enhancement is a safe and effective way to restore your bosom’s lost volume, revive their natural, lifted shape, and revitalize the perkiness they’ve lost over the years.

So, once again, you can look in the mirror and absolutely love what you see.

But, in regards to aesthetic procedures like breast enhancement, there are always some key concerns. For example, many women believe they’ll lose sensitivity throughout the nipple. Others have concerns about breastfeeding with implants.

That’s why today I’m addressing each and every concern you have about breast enhancement – so you can love your breasts again without worrying about what could happen.

Below are the most common concerns women want to discuss when considering breast enhancement…

Loss of Sensitivity

While breast enhancement is a great solution to add perkiness and volume to breasts, there is a chance of losing sensation throughout the nipple. It’s not uncommon to experience sensory changes after receiving a breast augmentation, especially with larger implants.

Although, complete nipple sensation loss isn’t very common, with only 15% of people experiencing permanent nipple numbness nationally. Typically, nipple sensation does come back, thus one should wait 3-6 months for the sensation to return.

Overall, loss of sensitivity isn’t something you should significantly worry about – especially when you weigh it against all of the benefits you’ll experience!

Risk of Infection

Like any surgical procedure, there comes a risk of infection when receiving a breast enhancement. Typically, an infection occurs within the 2 months following the procedure. One may experience soreness, redness, swelling, and a bit of pain if the area has been infected.

Although, your chances of getting an infection after a breast enhancement are very small; the national average being around 1%. Similar to loss of sensitivity, as far as infections go, there’s really no need to worry about one! As your chances of infection are trivial.

Breastfeeding

Another common concern of women considering breast enhancement is how it will affect their ability to breastfeed. With implants, most of the time it’s still possible to breastfeed, although the implants may affect your capacity to produce a full supply of breast milk.

Typically, your ability to breastfeed and produce a full supply of milk depends on:

  • The implant placement.
  • The type of implants.
  • The way the surgery was completed.

Additionally, sometimes women are concerned about the chemicals in breast implants that could leak in the breast milk. Some implants contain a saline water solution, which is completely safe when mixed with breast milk! Overall, your inability to breastfeed with either silicone or saline implants is highly unlikely.

Pain After Breast Surgery

If you’ve done a quick Google search on the pain women experience after a breast enhancement, you might have come across a few exclaiming, “It felt like a truck ran over me!” or maybe, “It’s as if a few tons were sat on my chest!” But, in reality, it doesn’t have to be that way (and it’s usually not!).

Most of the time, women experience a slight pain similar to being sore from a hard workout at the gym. Their chest feels a bit tight, soreness throughout, and slightly uncomfortable. And while it’s not the most pleasant sensation, it’s not even close to being ran over by a truck or sat on by an elephant.

Typically, the pain is easy to manage. Although, if you experience intense discomfort, this will subside within two weeks after the surgery. In the first few months, you’ll notice your breasts continue to look better and better once your body adjusts to the implants. Overtime, you’ll no doubt love the way they look!

Recovery Time

While the actual breast enhancement surgery takes little time, the recovery time takes place over the course of several weeks. Although, everyone’s recovery is different and varies considerably.

In the first 24 to 48 hours, your arm movements will be restricted – which will prohibit you from driving, amongst other things. Additionally, in the first few days physical activity and strenuous movements should be avoided. Thus, you should have someone help you move around, get dressed, and prepare meals.

Following the first couple weeks of recovery time, you should be able to resume light daily activities. After four or six weeks, you should start to see the final results of your breast enhancements! With each day, the results should get better and better.

Downtime

While working your way back up towards strenuous activity after a breast enhancement takes a couple months, many patients can return to work within the first couple weeks, or even less than a week.

Although, if work requires high amounts of physical exertion, like lifting heavy boxes, give it a couple months before returning. But light activities such as computer work or desk work can be returned to with the first couple weeks after your breast enhancement.

Post-Operative Assistance

Immediately after your surgery, once you wake up from the general anesthesia, a friend or family member should be by your side to drive you home. Make sure to ask someone to stay with you for the first night, as you’ll likely be disoriented and groggy from the anesthesia.

Your handy helper should keep you hydrated with water, make sure you take your prescription medication at the right time, and help you make meals! Additionally, don’t drive until you’re completely off prescription pain medication and postpone any activities until you can avoid putting strain on your incisions.

So, are you ready to give new life to your breasts? Whether you want to restore the shape and lift after pregnancy, revive their size due to aging, or just achieve the breast size you’ve always wanted, a breast enhancement might just be right for you.

Give us a call today and schedule a no-obligation consultation!

Best Plastic Surgeon Trends
Best Plastic Surgeons – Trends in Plastic Surgery

Among all cosmetic procedures, lip fillers was at the top of everyone’s mind in 2016 – thanks, Kylie Jenner!. However, 2017 was the year of plastic surgery in general. With a growth of 11% in 2017, surgical procedures rose 3x what it grew in 2016!

And the biggest plastic surgery procedure increase this past year? Eyelid surgery.

Topping the charts, reigning queen of all surgical procedures… Breast augmentation. Up 3 percent from 2016.

In a cosmetic world of fat transfers and butt lifts still on the rise, no one but the best plastic surgeons know which trends will continue and which will die out in the future.

Let’s take a look at the top cosmetic trends for 2018 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)…

All About the Face

Fat Transfer

One facial rejuvenation trend that is becoming popular among the best plastic surgeons is facial fillers using the patients own fat.

ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD said, “Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast. Because the material injected is the patient’s own fat the results typically last longer than fillers.”

And who doesn’t want results that’ll last?

The Selfie Facelift

As social media and selfie culture continues to grow, so does the rise of facelifts. And the newest trend this past year? The so-called “Selfie Facelift.”

Everyday, more and more people are participating in taking selfies – which forces individuals to constantly reflect on our appearance through the lens of our social media accounts.

In fact, according to this survey, in 2017, 55% of facial plastic surgeons saw patients in their practices who want to look better in their selfies (that’s up 13 percent from 2016).

With that said, how would you feel about a “selfie facelift”?

Trends in Breasts

Less is More (Breast Reduction)

Did you know there was a 4% drop in breast reductions in 2016, yet a significant rise of 11% in 2017? Also called a mammoplasty, a breast reduction sounds exactly like what it does. The plastic surgeon removes breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion the patient’s body.

As ASPS President Jeffrey E. Janis, MD said, “Breast reductions are consistently reported as one of the highest patient satisfaction procedures because it positively affects a woman’s quality of life. It addresses both functional and aesthetic concerns.”

Silicone vs. Saline

Breast augmentation topped the list of all surgical procedures with over 330,000 surgeries performed in 2017. And according to the ASPS, silicone implants were used in 84 percent of all breast augmentation procedures in 2016.

While silicone breasts are often thought to feel more like natural breast tissue, saline offers more safety, as the saline naturally absorbs into your body if the implant is punctured.

If considering a breast augmentation, particularly breast implants, make sure to go to the best plastic surgeon in your area. He or she will discuss the best option for your body!

Minimally-Invasive is On the Rise

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

There is no doubt that non-surgical is becoming the new surgical.Especially for small pockets of fat here and there.

And with new innovations, the trend will continue to grow as improved technologies are developed to tighten, lift, tone, and rejuvenate – all without going under the knife.

Using the latest technology we are able to reduce the amount of fat cells in the body. Whether it be cryolipolisis, radiofrequency or laser, new technologies like these are paving the way for body contouring without surgery.

Fight Age Signs with Botox

The amount of people who turn to Botox to fight signs of aging continues to rise year after year. According to the ASAPS, Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox) topped the non-surgical list, yet again, in 2017.

Botox is the most popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most common areas treated being the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Now you can turn back the clock on your more intimate area, without going under the knife!

More and more plastic surgeons are offering non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Your plastic surgeoun is likely to help you turn back the clock on your vagina with vaginal rejuvenation.

There are a variety of technologies used to rejuvenate down under including: radiofrequency, injectables, laser and even electromagnetic.

Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation helps improve certain vaginal functions like vaginal dryness or painful sex, urinary incontinence, as well as, increase sensation, and more!

Using Our Own Bodies for Enhancement

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is on the Rise

Now you may or may not be thinking, platelet-rich what? It’s a remarkable and innovative discover using our own blood’s platelets to enhance various features on the body.

Some plastic surgeons around the country predict 2018 and 2019 will be all about using our platelet’s to:

  • Naturally reverse the unappealing signs of aging.
  • Revive and enhance hair growth.
  • Experience remarkable vaginal rejuvenation.
  • Turn back the clock on one’s face.
  • Banish wrinkles, fine lines, and heal dark spots.
  • Restore one’s full head of hair naturally (without transplants!).

No doubt, platelet-rich plasma therapy is becoming one of the most remarkable treatments in the aesthetic and cosmetic industry. Considering it’s a natural procedure, as the PRP is taken directly from a patient’s blood, it’s extremely safe and there’s absolutely no allergic risk!

Would you talk to a great plastic surgeon to undergo a procedure using PRP therapy?

Booty Bump with Fat

As mentioned earlier, patient’s are beginning to use their own fat as a filler for their face… but that’s not all their using fat for.

Butt augmentation using a fat transfer to boost the booty was the 2nd surgical procedure which saw the most significant increase from 2016 to 2017. In fact, it was up nearly 26%!

This day in age, the butt fat transfer is informally known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” It’s preferred over butt implants, as it results in a softer, more natural look and feel!

So, there you have it. The top plastic procedure trends for 2018 and 2019 from the best plastic surgeon in [location of practice]! If you’ve been putting off having a cosmetic procedure, the time is now. Don’t wait any longer! Give us a call today and schedule an appointment.

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