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Sensible Information on silicone breast implants in Bell Gardens

Breast enhancement in Bell Gardens is a surgery growing in popularity as each year passes. Why not? It helps many Los Angeles women gain confidence in their bodies, feel more proportionate and more attractive and seems to improve life by leaps and bounds. While all of these things are true, it is still important to know all the side effects and risks. Your Plastic Surgery Doctor in Bell Gardens should discuss all of these with you beforehand so that you are well-prepared.

Many women in Bell Gardens and Los Angeles are getting breast enhancement procedures at rapid paces. It is a procedure that has become incredibly sophisticated and common and this makes some women forget that there are still risks and side effects. While you shouldn’t dwell on these things and let them scare you, it is important to be aware of these things going in so that you know what to look out for.

One common side effect loss of sensation. This happens when nerves are damaged in the surgery. If this is a concern for you, make sure to discuss it with your doctor. He or she should go over everything with you, but may not remember all the little details.

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This can usually be avoided with different incision techniques. Another common effect is losing the ability to breastfeed. This is the same as the sensation: If you think you may want to breastfeed in the future, inform your doctor. He or she can use different methods to help protect the parts necessary to a healthy breastfeeding relationship.

It is important to know going in that implants do not last forever. They have to be replaced every so often (your doctor will be able to give you an idea of how often you’ll have to replace them) and they can also rupture or leak. Leaking is something that shouldn’t do too much harm if the material is from something that is FDA approved.

This is one reason it is important to go to a Bell Gardens doctor that is licensed and experienced, to ensure that you are getting only approved things put into your body. This material, when it leaks, has not been shown to cause significant damage. However, if you suspect a leak, call your surgeon immediately.

If one ruptures, you’ll usually know it. The shape of your breast will likely change significantly. This can only be fixed surgically. If you are going in for any type of breast exam (like a mammogram) be sure to let them know that you have implants so that they can exercise necessary caution.

There are also risks that are common to any procedure that include a reaction to anesthesia, bruising or bleeding, swelling, and things like that. Your doctor will go over all of those things with you. Make sure to ask about everything in your consultation. If you are not comfortable with your surgeon, look for another one. Your comfort level and full disclosure are two necessary components of any surgery.

When all of these risks are discussed and paired with your medical history, things can be done in ways that are specific to your best interests. When you are well-informed you can go into your surgery with peace of mind and will better be able to enjoy the results of your new appearance.

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Breast Augmentation Techniques - Women's Popular Choice

Breast augmentation, capsular contracture and Singulair were the subject of a recent article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that cites a study that shows that Singulair improves capsular contracture in women with breast implants. 19 patients with breast implants were treated. 17 patients presented with capsular contracture from a variety of breast operations. Two patients who had a history of recurrent capsular contracture were given the medication prophylactically. 11% of the patients became worse 16% of patients had no change 26% improved 37% completely improved and 11% were prevented from getting capsular contracture. The study showed that Singulair improves capsular contracture in women with breast implants. It appeared to have better results in milder contracture versus more severe contracture. Singulair is well-tolerated with minimal side effects.

This corresponds with what I've been doing for the last several years. However now there is a published study that shows that Singulair works. This doesn't make it work any better but it does further legitimize the off-label use.

As mentioned before, many different things can cause contracture after breast implants. Factors like bacterial contamination and hematoma. These can prolong the inflammatory response. A colleague and friend of mine, Dr.Schlesinger, discovered that a drug called Accolate, which is an anti-inflammatory asthma drug, worked in improving capsular contracture and published this. However it was discovered later on that Accolate had a very small incidents of extremely severe complications including hepatitis, liver failure and death. This led to the abandonment of the use of Accolate despite the fact that it worked very well. Singulair is a similar type of drug. It is what is called a leukotriene inhibitor. These are factors that are thought to be responsible for capsular contracture.

This particular study on women with breast implants confirms what I have personally noted over the last several years. Cingular can help reverse contracture when it is caught early and just starting. It can also help prevent recurrence. However, if someone comes in with established contracture or extremely firm contracture it has little effect. The repair of very firm contracture is still a surgical procedure

Capsular contracture still continues to be an annoying and expensive problem in plastic surgery. By using techniques like the no-touch Keller Funnel while placing breast implants during breast augmentation, see my previous blog about the Keller Funnel, IV antibiotics and antibiotic irrigation we can reduce the incidence of contracture. However it is good to know that Singulair has been shown to be effective. In my own practice I combine it with cold laser to make it even more effective and see about 4 out of 5 people respond to the combination.

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My approach to selecting a size for one's breast augmentation is that it is the patient's choice. It is not for me to judge someone's taste or desires. Breast size is a very personal issue and it is, to some degree, a bit like art. Beauty (breast size) is in the eye of the beholder. My goal is to make the patient happy. I usually do this by asking the patient to show me pictures of what size they think looks good and then I try and match that size concept in the surgery. The only preoperative measurement that carries much weight to me is the base diameter of the patient's breast. I have found few women want a breast implant that goes too far to the side and gets in the way of arm movement. Therefore, I keep the size to no greater than the existing breast base width. If the size is going to exceed the breast base width, that is one good reason to go with a high projecting breast implant so that one's breast volume comes forward and less to the side.

In the majority of breast augmentation in my practice, I find that most women select sizes that would be viewed as 'reasonable'. That breast implant size range seems to be between 300cc - 450cc for about 85% of my patients. The remaining 10 - 15% of my patients are anywhere from 450 - 700ccs. For a larger women, in both height and weight, these breast implant sizes are still 'reasonable'. For smaller women, these sizes would be considered quite large.

While, on the one hand, it is not my concern when a patient opts for a very large breast implant, I always feel compelled to make them aware that there are some long-term consequences to that choice that they need to be aware of. First and foremost, it is easy to increase the size of the breast but it is difficult to go the other way. Going down in size later may mean the need to do skin reduction and create scarring to maintain a good breast shape. Secondly, the larger the implant, the more loss over time the patient will have of their remaining breast tissue, otherwise known as pressure atrophy. In many large breast implants over time, the patient will only be left with skin and an implant with little breast tissue in between. Lastly, the weight of a very large breast implant over time may cause the entire breast to sag, weakening the skin support of the breast under its own weight.

Patients who choose large breast implants also need to appreciate that a woman's perception and goals of her breasts will change throughout her life. Like that tattoo of 'Bill' put on your arm at twenty, you may not even know Bill by the time you are forty.

Breast Augmentation: How To Determine Size

Over the years, breast augmentation has been tremendously popular because the results have been predictably good. The only real way to improve this procedure was to make it easier on the patient. This article explains small but significant changes in breast augmentation that have achieved just that. For years, breast enlargement was an operation performed under sedation or "twilight" anesthesia, where a breast implant was frequently not so carefully inserted beneath a woman's breast typically; the surgery takes about two hours. There are four main breast augmentations surgical techniques. The techniques are the inframammary (under the breast) technique, the Transaxillary (under the arm) technique, the Transumbilical (belly button) technique, and the Periareolar (around the areola) technique.

The most common breast augmentation procedure is the Inframammary technique, which inserts the implant in the fold where the breast meets the chest wall, leaving no visible scars. There is less impact to milk production with this augmentation technique because neither the glandular tissue nor the innervation is affected. If the implant is placed on top of the pectoral muscle (each of the four large paired muscles that cover the front of the rib cage and serve to draw the forelimbs toward the chest), it can exert pressure on the ducts and glands, which may reduce milk production functionality.

The Transaxillary Breast Augmentation technique is to minimize visible scarring. The Transaxillary incision technique requires placement of an incision in the extreme upper, outer region of the breast, near the juncture ("pit") of the arm to the torso. The incision is generally invisible even with the arm raised. Implants are usually placed below the muscle. The impact to milk production is usually minimal because the glandular tissue and nerves are largely undisturbed. As with the other incision techniques, placement of the implant above the muscle will result in greater impairment than placement underneath. The Transumbillical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) is performed by inserting the implant through an incision in the umbilicus (navel) and moving it into place in the breast. In this technique, no incisions are made on the breast tissue or into the breast tissue, although the breast tissue is disrupted and sometimes damaged as the implant is brought into position. Insertion through the umbilicus makes it difficult to position the implant accurately, requiring the use of a camera scope. It also permits placement only above the muscle. Like the transaxillary incision technique, the Transumbillical incision technique preserves glandular function and nerve response so that the impact to milk production is usually minimal.

The periareolar incision technique requires an incision around the areola. It is often used by surgeons to hide scarring. Placement of the implant in this location results in considerable duct, glandular, and nerve damage. Ducts and glands are likely to be severed because the incision penetrates deeply through the breast tissue. If the implant is placed above the muscle, it may further impede milk production functionality by placing pressure upon the glandular tissue. "They say typically, the surgery takes about two hours", postoperative bleeding, often described as "swelling", caused significant and often severe pain, which could last for several weeks. This swelling was often treated by either placing drains or tightly binding the breast, both of which generally added to the patients' discomfort. Returning to normal life as soon as possible is one of the goals for most surgeons for the breast augmentation patient. In my opinion none of this is worth it. I could go on for days why I believe breast augmentation should not be performed.

Some reasons: 1. According to the National Institute of Medicine, 25 to 40 percent of people who get breast implants end up needing another operation to correct something wrong with the first one. 2. Up to 9 percent of saline implants end up deflating within just three years, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA also found that complications become more and more common for each year implants spend in the body. 3. Can you imagine your doctor brushing off life-threatening complications and telling you "You look great!" when you ought to be heading for the emergency room? It's been known to happen in the cosmetic surgery business.

At the end of the day it's not worth it. God made you the way you are and you should love yourself regardless of the size you are, you can be 32 A or 32 D either way that's what you are. Why spend thousands of dollars for a surgery that you will be repeating in 10years from now. Beauty comes from the inside anyways, Inner beauty is the best.

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Over the years, breast augmentation has been tremendously popular because the results have been predictably good. The only real way to improve this procedure was to make it easier on the patient. This article explains small but significant changes in breast augmentation that have achieved just that. For years, breast enlargement was an operation performed under sedation or "twilight" anesthesia, where a breast implant was frequently not so carefully inserted beneath a woman's breast typically; the surgery takes about two hours. There are four main breast augmentations surgical techniques. The techniques are the inframammary (under the breast) technique, the Transaxillary (under the arm) technique, the Transumbilical (belly button) technique, and the Periareolar (around the areola) technique.

The most common breast augmentation procedure is the Inframammary technique, which inserts the implant in the fold where the breast meets the chest wall, leaving no visible scars. There is less impact to milk production with this augmentation technique because neither the glandular tissue nor the innervation is affected. If the implant is placed on top of the pectoral muscle (each of the four large paired muscles that cover the front of the rib cage and serve to draw the forelimbs toward the chest), it can exert pressure on the ducts and glands, which may reduce milk production functionality.

The Transaxillary Breast Augmentation technique is to minimize visible scarring. The Transaxillary incision technique requires placement of an incision in the extreme upper, outer region of the breast, near the juncture ("pit") of the arm to the torso. The incision is generally invisible even with the arm raised. Implants are usually placed below the muscle. The impact to milk production is usually minimal because the glandular tissue and nerves are largely undisturbed. As with the other incision techniques, placement of the implant above the muscle will result in greater impairment than placement underneath. The Transumbillical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) is performed by inserting the implant through an incision in the umbilicus (navel) and moving it into place in the breast. In this technique, no incisions are made on the breast tissue or into the breast tissue, although the breast tissue is disrupted and sometimes damaged as the implant is brought into position. Insertion through the umbilicus makes it difficult to position the implant accurately, requiring the use of a camera scope. It also permits placement only above the muscle. Like the transaxillary incision technique, the Transumbillical incision technique preserves glandular function and nerve response so that the impact to milk production is usually minimal.

The periareolar incision technique requires an incision around the areola. It is often used by surgeons to hide scarring. Placement of the implant in this location results in considerable duct, glandular, and nerve damage. Ducts and glands are likely to be severed because the incision penetrates deeply through the breast tissue. If the implant is placed above the muscle, it may further impede milk production functionality by placing pressure upon the glandular tissue. "They say typically, the surgery takes about two hours", postoperative bleeding, often described as "swelling", caused significant and often severe pain, which could last for several weeks. This swelling was often treated by either placing drains or tightly binding the breast, both of which generally added to the patients' discomfort. Returning to normal life as soon as possible is one of the goals for most surgeons for the breast augmentation patient. In my opinion none of this is worth it. I could go on for days why I believe breast augmentation should not be performed.

Some reasons: 1. According to the National Institute of Medicine, 25 to 40 percent of people who get breast implants end up needing another operation to correct something wrong with the first one. 2. Up to 9 percent of saline implants end up deflating within just three years, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA also found that complications become more and more common for each year implants spend in the body. 3. Can you imagine your doctor brushing off life-threatening complications and telling you "You look great!" when you ought to be heading for the emergency room? It's been known to happen in the cosmetic surgery business.

At the end of the day it's not worth it. God made you the way you are and you should love yourself regardless of the size you are, you can be 32 A or 32 D either way that's what you are. Why spend thousands of dollars for a surgery that you will be repeating in 10years from now. Beauty comes from the inside anyways, Inner beauty is the best.


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