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Cosmetic surgery, breast implants

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

A lot of recent advancements in medical and surgical sciences have developed techniques that are used in alteration, restoration and enhancement of various body parts. One of the most common techniques is cosmetic surgery. In the recent past, the demand for cosmetic surgery has sky rocketed. The reasons for this can be attributed to minimal post-surgical complications, effective results, low risk, and time efficiency. Some of the most sought after surgeries include breast augmentations, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, and nasal surgery.

Amongst women, one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery is breast implants. This surgery helps to regain or enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Initially, saline implants were frequently used but later they got replaced by Silicone implants. Silicone implants are considered to be softer and provide a more natural look. Moreover, the side effects associated with Silicone implants are too less in comparison to Saline implants. Surgeons have mostly utilized round and teardrop implants. In addition to the use of low- and high-profile implants, medium profile implants were also introduced.

Health care professionals need to be consulted on a regular basis if any symptoms like infection, deflation, or shift in location are observed. If such kinds of symptoms are observed, then patients should prefer going for ultrasound, MRI or mammography. It is often recommended that implants should be replaced every ten years. In case of older people, regular consultation with the radiologist or consultant physician is recommended.

A renowned rhinoplasty los angeles surgeon with adequate knowledge and experience should be considered for this procedure. A feedback can also be sought from the patients who have already undergone this surgery. If a women takes a decision with confidence, this surgery will be a boost up in self-esteem, appearance, and confidence. You can refer to a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon. Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills surgery procedures are renowned worldwide. Also, breast augmentation Los Angeles are being done by some of the best known plastic surgeon. Los Angeles offers you the latest technology and best treatments.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Procedures

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Los Angeles Plastic SurgeonSouthern California attracts people with its beaches, shopping, theme parks, and most notoriously—its Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles is recommended because it is safe, affordable, and life-enhancing. Cosmetic surgeons will consult patients and provide options and available methods to achieve the physical outcome patients are looking for.

Tummy Tuck Los Angeles patients undergo this procedure (also called Abdominoplasty) to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area of their body. This procedure is recommended for patients who cannot accomplish weight loss goals by diet and exercise alone. Tummy Tucks are recommended because they are safe, affordable, and effective. Tummy Tuck patients find success with the procedure resulting in a defined waistline (by using Liposuction) and tightened abdominal muscles.

Liposuction Los Angeles patients are recommended this procedure because liposuction can be treated on virtually all areas of the body effectively. Liposuction can be done using local or general anesthesia depending on the area being worked on and patients usually go home the same day following the procedure. Recovery from the procedure varies between patients and the area that was worked on. Some patients recover in 3-4 weeks and other patients can take up to several months for a full recover.

Los Angeles Breast Augmentation procedures are one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. During consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will help you determine the size and type of implants that will be used. Most patients do not experience much discomfort during recovery but pain medication is always provided. Recovery time also varies between patients as full recovery usually takes a few months.

Breast Implants: A Multitude of Choices

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Breast Augmentation Beverly HillsThe decision to get breast implants is not an easy one to make. On top of that, when one decides to get breast implants, they must also make several other important decisions regarding the procedure. First, one must ensure that they are getting breast implants that are not too big for their frame. The same size implant will look different on two different women based on their body type and height.

One of the main decisions you will make with your Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon is where the implant will be placed. During a sub-glandular placement, the implant is placed directly under your natural breast tissue. This option has a faster and easier recovery time. Also, this makes the breast look high and perky and allows for natural movement. However, the sub-glandular implants can look less natural, especially on women with little natural breast tissue. On the other hand, sub-pectoral breast implants have a longer recovery time since an incision is made in the pectoral muscle to insert the implant. In addition, mammograms can be more difficult because the implant can block part of the breast. However, many people opt for sub-pectoral breast implants because they create a more natural look. It is up to each woman to discuss these two options with their plastic surgeon.

Another important decision one must make, with a Los Angeles plastic surgery consultation, is the type of incision that will be best for the procedure. When it comes to the incision placement, usually it is best to go with your surgeon’s recommendation. An armpit or axillary incision is the most visible but allows women to breastfeed successfully. A nipple or periareolar incision is most easily concealable but creates the most difficulty with breast feeding. An inframammary incision is below the breast. It is a moderately visible incision. One lesser-known but quite popular incision is through the belly button. It is called TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation). It is a very small, barely visible incision through the belly button. Both implants can be inserted through the same incision. This is done using an endoscope just under the skin.

When getting a breast augmentation Beverly Hills residents must decide what type of breast implants they will get. Saline breast implants are filled with a salt water solution called saline. There are several benefits to saline implants. It can be safely absorbed by the body if the implant tears. Also, they can be filled to specific amounts prior to the surgery. However, they sometimes have an undesirable rippled look. Silicone implants feel smoother and softer. They are said to have a more natural look. However, they must be checked for leaks and tears every couple of years. Cohesive gel implants are being reviewed by a select number of surgeons. They are made of a stable silicone gel and are also known as “gummy bear implants.” They have a solid consistency and will not leak into the breast tissue if ruptured. We can expect to see more of these in the near future.

When consulting with a plastic surgeon Beverly Hills residents should know information about all of these options so they can make the best decision with the help of their surgeon!

More Information about Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Nose Job Los AngelesThere are many different reasons why one might get a rhinoplasty. Some get the procedure done for cosmetic reasons, while others for medical reasons. Ethnic rhinoplasties are becoming very popular. One of the most challenging aspects of nose surgeon’s job is to perform a rhinoplasty while still retaining the nose’s “ethnic” appearance. This is why the initial consultation is so important. Some patients want a completely new nose, while some just want to make small changes. It is important that both the rhinoplasty surgeon and the patient are on the same page before the procedure.

Ethnic groups often have certain characteristics to their nose that they want to change. For example, Many African American noses have wide bases and less sharply defined tips. They often have thick skin at the tip of the nose, giving it a bulbous appearance. In addition, some ethnic noses have a wide and flat bridge or a bridge with a bump. When looking into a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty many minorities have the desire to change these things without losing their nose’s ethnic identity. When seeking a nose job Los Angeles minorities usually don’t want their nose to look completely like a Caucasian nose. They just want to change one undesirable part. For this reason, the Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon must be very skilled.

Ethnic noses often require extensive work to create the desired look. They often have very thick skin and poor cartilage support. This is common among African Americans, Middle Easterners and Asians. Often, the nose surgeon will use the patient’s own cartilage. The cartilage is often taken from the septum or ear as these are accessible places. It is used to define the tip of the nose. This is a frequent complaint of ethnic rhinoplasty patients; they want a more defined tip. It is important for the surgeon to not take too much tissue away from the nose. Sometimes a rhinoplasty patient will decide that they want a revision rhinoplasty; if there is too much tissue taken away, it will be very difficult to make further changes on the nose without excessive grafting.

One of the biggest complaints that patients have is that they have a bump on the bridge of their nose. Many Middle Eastern patients’ noses have thick skin and want a reduced bump, for example. Many of these patients don’t want any changes to their nose except to have the hump reduced. In this case, removing the hump is comparatively simple. However, some patients are unhappy with their nostrils or the width of the nose. This is more difficult and takes a skilled surgeon to make sure the nostrils are symmetrical.

When getting a rhinoplasty Beverly Hills residents must be sure to research different plastic surgeons. Just like when getting a breast augmentation or breast reduction Los Angeles residents should look at a surgeon’s before and after pictures. A surgeon’s before and after pictures are a good guide to finding an experienced surgeon. In the case of ethnic rhinoplasties, this is especially important. Make sure the surgeon has extensive experience with ethnic rhinoplasties!

Frequency of Plastic Surgery in 2009

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Los Angeles Plastic SurgeonThe American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has recently reported almost 10 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2009. Like most other industries, the plastic surgery industry has suffered from the effects of the recession. The number of overall cosmetic surgery procedures dropped by 2.4% from 2008-2009. This is a relatively small dip in cosmetic surgery numbers. Since 1997, the number of annual plastic surgery procedures has increased by 146.7%. Therefore, many industry professionals believe that the drop is directly related to the recession and will certainly increase in the coming years.

In 2009, nearly all plastic surgery procedures decreased in frequency. The only plastic surgery procedures which increased were buttock augmentation and buttock lifts. The biggest procedure drops were seen in forehead lifts, facelifts, surgical lip augmentation, and chin augmentation. On the other hand, non-surgical procedures have experienced a boost in the last few years. The most popular procedures are anti-aging injectables and laser treatments such as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, and laser hair removal. It makes sense that non-surgical procedures increased in frequency because of their ease and cost. Most procedures cost less per treatment and usually require less recovery time. This is often the way to go for patients who want to save money where they can.

When visiting their plastic surgeon Los Angeles residents will often ask for breast implants. For the second year in a row, 2009 statistics have reported that breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. Some professionals are reporting that when it comes to breast implants Los Angeles women are eager to visit their plastic surgeon for more realistic silicone gel implants. There was a 20 year moratorium on silicone gel implants that have recently been lifted. Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular surgery for patients 19-34 years old; while liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for patients age 35-50.

When thinking of rhinoplasty Los Angeles residents often guess that southern California is the biggest hot spot for the popular surgery. In reality, the region of the United States reporting the most rhinoplasty procedures is the New England and Middle Atlantic states. The number of overall rhinoplasty surgeries in the United States decreased by about 8% between 2008 and 2009. The number of rhinoplasty procedures is, like breast augmentation surgery, expected to increase as the economy improves.

Whether getting breast implants or rhinoplasty Beverly Hills residents are encouraged to visit a Board Certified plastic surgeon in their area and ask questions about the procedure in which they are interested. In addition, if you are considering getting plastic surgery and cost is an issue, there are many companies and plastic surgeons that offer plastic surgery financing.

Stay Safe with United States Plastic Surgery

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Los Angeles Plastic SurgeonThere are many things one can do overseas that are more cost effective. More and more companies are outsourcing work to other countries these days. However, one thing that should not be done in other countries is plastic surgery! Plastic surgeons in the United States are held to higher training standards than those in other countries. If you are going to a Board Certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon in the United States, you can be assured that you are not gambling with your health. Sometimes these procedures can be significantly more affordable, but it is not worth it to get a procedure done that could turn out to have serious consequences. When opting to get a breast augmentation Beverly Hills residents are much better off staying in the United States!

Any surgical procedure can lead to risks and side effects. Pain, dizziness and nausea are very common, but there are more serious side effects which a foreign facility may not be able to treat. Significant bleeding, infection at the site of an incision, accumulation of fluid beneath the wound and others can occur during the procedure. If these aren’t treated properly, the problem can get much more serious and another surgery might be needed. In the United States, these problems can still occur, but an accredited facility is much better equipped to handle these situations. Mexico and Thailand are two of the most popular places to get plastic surgery abroad. Although these two countries will often have better facilities than some other countries – especially those in South America – they are still not going to be as safe as those in the United States.

Many of the activities associated with postoperative traveling also increase the risk for complications. When you are traveling in a car, airplane, or train, it is inevitable that you will have to do somewhat strenuous activities. For example, bag lifting and standing for long periods of time can increase recovery time and risk of complications. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, infection is the leading complication among traveling patients. In addition, traveling is also associated with higher swelling, blood clots, and pulmonary embolism rates. When traveling abroad for a breast augmentation Los Angeles patients often find themselves visiting American facilities to get secondary treatment.

In the United States, there are accrediting agencies that are usually not found in other countries. In addition, doctors must obtain hospital privileges to perform procedures. In addition, the training of doctors in other countries can be different from those in the United States. For procedures outside of the United States, it can be difficult to evaluate the medical facility, the skill of the doctor and staff, the procedure, and the devices used during the procedures. When getting breast implants Los Angeles residents are advised to stay in the United States where they can be assured of a certain level of medical care!

Common Myths about Breast Enhancement

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Beverly Hills Plastic SurgeonGetting any type of Beverly Hills plastic surgery procedure can be scary. Going under the knife can make even the bravest person very nervous. There are few surgeries that incite more nervousness than breast enhancement surgery. There are many myths surrounding breast surgeries; many of them are just that: myths. Before getting this procedure done, it is important to know what myths are true and what are false. This can help ease one’s mind significantly before the surgery.

One of the main myths surrounding breast implants is that they cause cancer. This is certainly not true. Both saline and silicone breast implants do not cause any medical diseases or illnesses. There have been studies which have proven this over and over. This myth may have originated because it is a fact that breast implants can make the detection of breast cancer via mammogram more difficult because the implants themselves can obscure about 10% of a patient’s breast tissue. Still, there are special techniques for performing mammograms on women with breast implants in order to view as much breast tissue as possible. When it comes to breast implants Beverly Hills residents can rest assured; breast implants do not increase a person’s chance of contracting breast cancer.

Another main myth surrounding breast implants is that they make breast feeding impossible. In most cases, this is false. However, there are some types of incisions that can make breast feeding more difficult. If a woman plans to breast feed some time after getting implants, she must make sure to tell her Beverly Hills plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure. If the surgeon places the incisions in the folds under the breast or the armpit, they are less likely to disrupt milk production. A peri-areolar incision is a lot more likely to sever the milk ducts as the nipple is removed from the breast and re-adjusted. Still, even this procedure may not completely cut off milk production. If a woman is having trouble breast feeding, she should consult a lactation consultant.

Some people think that a lower priced breast surgery doesn’t compromise the result. This is not true. Although a small discount is one thing, there are costs associated with a quality surgery. A plastic surgeon should have a certified operating room, a board-certified anesthesiologist, and a surgeon certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Going abroad to get a procedure done is not a good idea. There is no way to know if the surgeon has the proper credentials and experience. Although you may cut costs by going this route, it can lead to serious health risks. When looking for a breast augmentation Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have many qualified surgeons. If money is an issue, than some offices offer no-interest payment plans.

Breast Surgery Options

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Los Angeles Plastic SurgeonWhen talking about breast augmentation Los Angeles residents mainly think of breast implants. In reality, there are many different surgeries that can be done on the breasts for different reasons. In addition, these reasons are not all cosmetic; some people have other reasons for getting breast surgery.

A breast enlargement is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the United States. Many women request this procedure following pregnancy or weight loss as they want to restore the volume to their breasts. In addition, some people simply want to have larger breasts for aesthetic purposes. The size of the breast implants can be decided upon consultation with a plastic surgeon. The goal is to enlarge the breasts while also making them look and feel natural!

While getting a breast augmentation Beverly Hills residents will often opt for a breast lift (mastoplexy) as well. Gravity causes the breast tissue and skin to stretch resulting in sagging appearing breasts with low positioned nipples. Breast sagging, also known as ptosis, can occur at any age. A mastoplexy will lift the breast, the nipple, and tighten the skin of the breast. During a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, one can decide if a breast augmentation is needed as well as a breast lift.

In the case of breast reduction Los Angeles patients often benefit greatly! This is because extremely large breasts often cause significant pain to the neck, back, and shoulder area. There are three techniques used during breast reduction surgery. The inverted T method results in a vertical and horizontal scar (hence the name). The breasts are lifted and the size of the areola is reduced. The vertical reduction technique is used for people with smaller breasts. It results in a vertical scar and a scar around the areola. The free nipple breast reduction technique is used for patients with very large breasts. This technique involves removing the nipple and areola, reducing the breast size, and suturing the nipple to the breast in a higher position.

A less common procedure is inverted nipple correction. This is performed through a small incision at the base of the nipple. A constricting band is then released and the nipple is maintained in traction for several weeks using a suture taped to the breast. This procedure may or may not influence sensory changes or inability to breast feed.

Another surprisingly popular procedure is a breast revision. One of the main reasons women undergo this procedure is because of a deflated breast implant. In addition, some women want to change out a previous implant to a smaller or larger size. Finally, some women are just not happy with the original results of a previous surgery. Most women who undergo breast surgery will have to have some kind of revision done eventually. Breast implants wear out after a few years and need to be corrected.

When consulting with a plastic surgeon Beverly Hills residents have many options when it comes to breast surgery! Speak with your plastic surgeon to learn about all your options.

The (Not So) Elusive Male Rhinoplasty

Friday, June 4th, 2010

When thinking of plastic surgery, especially the rhinoplasty Los Angeles residents tend to think that only women are going under the knife. However, this is far from true. Although most plastic surgery procedures are done predominantly on women, men are joining in on the plastic surgery craze as well. This is partly because of the “metrosexual” movement. It is becoming more and more socially acceptable for men to take care of their appearance and their body. Some American men are beginning to turn to plastic surgery to improve their appearance.

There are a small percentage of men and women who undergo rhinoplasty surgery in order to eliminate breathing problems, but many want to reduce their nose size and make their face appear more balanced. By contacting a plastic surgeon Los Angeles residents can now change the shape of their nostrils, alter the tip of the nose, and make general changes to boost one’s appearance and self-image. Just as for women, however, there are restrictions on who can get plastic surgery. For example, young men under the age of sixteen should not undergo rhinoplasty surgery because the nose is still growing. Many young men are self conscious about their nose’s appearance but they should wait until they are old enough to understand the full ramifications of the process. When undergoing a rhinoplasty Beverly Hills and Los Angeles men must make sure they are doing it for the right reasons. The surgery cannot completely change your nose. It can alter the appearance but one must have realistic expectations as to how it will look after the procedure. Many people like to look at the “Before and After” pictures that most plastic surgeons have on their websites. One can look for a nose similar to theirs and see the changes that were made. Then he can ask himself if that is what he wants his nose to look like as well. Every nose is different but one can get a good idea of what he will look like after the procedure.

The main difference between the male rhinoplasty and the female rhinoplasty is that men tend to have thicker skin layers and a stronger bone and cartilage. In addition, it is very important for most males undergoing rhinoplasty to retain their nose’s “masculinity.” The ideal modern male nose is usually characterized by a strong and straight nasal dorsum as opposed to a soft feminine nose. A skilled plastic surgeon will be very careful not to make the nose too small or thin when performing a male rhinoplasty. When contacting a plastic surgeon Beverly Hills men must be very clear on what they want out of the surgery and what they expect their nose to look like!

Reasons to get a Breast Reduction

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

When people think of breast augmentation surgery, they usually think of breast implants or a breast lip (mastoplexy). When it comes to breast reduction Los Angeles residents usually underestimate its popularity. There are many reasons for people to get breast reductions. Some women find that their breasts develop very early and are ostracized by their peers for this development. No matter how they feel about their shape, other people can make someone feel very self-conscious of their developing body. In addition, some young women’s breasts develop at a disproportionate rate to the rest of their body. This can make it hard for the women to fit into clothes and can even cause back pain. Some women even find they are uncomfortable with unwanted attention they get from young men.

Most women turn to their Beverly Hills plastic surgeon because they have unusually large breasts for their frame and cause the women severe discomfort. These back problems can be very debilitating. The women may have a lot of trouble standing for long periods of time. Women with large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight including back and neck pain, in addition to skin irritation and even breathing problems. The excessive breast weight can cause the skin to be stretched and can cause large stretch marks in addition to severe skin irritation of the skin under the breasts in the creases. Breast reduction is also known as reduction mammoplasty. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Unless the large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort, it is usually performed for physical relief rather than cosmetic improvement on women with fully developed breasts. It is best to wait until the women’s breasts have fully developed as further growth can cause unpredictable results. If the breasts continue to grow, the young woman may even require another surgery.

Many women consider Los Angeles plastic surgery after they have children. Some women find that pregnancy and breast feeding leaves their bust deflated and smaller than before, others find that the weight gain of pregnancy has left their breasts looking swollen and droopy. A breast reduction and breast lift can help the woman to have firmer, perkier breasts. However, the woman should wait until she is done having children as a breast reduction surgery can create problems with breast feeding.

A breast reduction is a beneficial procedure which many women and men choose to undergo. It comprises a significant proportion of the number of breast surgeries carried out. When it comes to tummy tuck Beverly Hills resident are very familiar with the procedure, however a breast reduction is something that everyone should learn more about. It can help to improve health problems as well as appearance!

 

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