Author: Jennifer Hill

How Do Cosmetic Surgeons Help Patients Improve Their Lives?

Cosmetic Surgery PhotoIt is said that looks can be deceiving and this is true, especially when you are not entirely satisfied with how you look. In fact, your perfect look is only a cosmetic surgeon away and all you need is to ensure that you assign the job of making you beautiful to a trusted expert.

The job

The work of a cosmetic surgeon is to conduct surgery on a patient in order to make the person look how they desire. The changes in appearance of the person will normally help them to lead a better life. This is because the way people view themselves has a significant impact on their outlook on life. There are even some cases in which cosmetic surgery results in improved health for the patient. For example, a patient who undergoes breast reduction may end up getting relief from neck and back pains in addition to looking great.

Breast procedures

There are different procedures that can be used by a cosmetic surgeon to achieve the result the patient desires. Breast augmentation is a surgery that is conducted to increase the size of the breasts, which is usually done using breast implants. There are usually two types of breast implants that may be used – silicone implants that can be in the form of liquid, solid or gel; or saline implants that are made from sterile salt water.

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Breast reduction on the other hand is used to decrease the size of breasts in terms of the volume and weight. In this procedure, fat, skin and tissue are removed and the breasts are then reshaped. Other procedures that are normally conducted by a plastic surgeon include breast lift, nipple surgery and fat graft.

Body procedures

Liposuction is a procedure performed to remove unwanted fat from various body parts, including the thighs, arms or stomach. The fat cells are removed permanently, giving the body a pleasant appearance. The patient, however, has to put some effort to retain the new look by not adding back unnecessary weight, otherwise the body could lapse back to the original appearance.

A tummy tuck is a procedure that is very popular with women who have had children as it is the perfect solution for a bulging stomach. A cosmetic surgeon uses this procedure to remove excess fat and skin to give the patient a nice waist line and a great abdominal appearance.

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To give you that perfect body shape, a cosmetic surgeon can use other body procedures including body lift, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, all of which require a highly skilled plastic surgeon to perform them. You could also go for a post-pregnancy makeover that is tailor-made for you to give you back the awesome figure you had before pregnancy.

Selecting a cosmetic surgeon

Once you have made up your mind to have a cosmetic surgery, the most important thing to do is to identify a qualified, well experienced surgeon. This is the only way to ensure that you are not disappointed with the final result.


The Surgery Of The Breast Augmentation

imagesRound beautiful breasts can be achieved through a breast augmentation. When you’ll go to see a plastic surgeon, he’ll tell you how the implants are introduced inside the breasts.

A Short Presentation

The medical procedure is called breast augmentation and it actually means enhancing the dimension of your natural breasts with the help of an implant. There are different types of incisions and each of them will be discussed with your doctor, before starting the actual procedure.

Here are the incisions that are used: the incision made around the nipple, the axillary incision, the incision made through your belly button or the incision made under the nipple. Usually, after a time, the scars left after the incision fade.

interior-banner-defaultThe implant is introduced under the pectoral muscle or under the mammary gland and in front of the pectoral muscle.

The surgery is made with general anesthesia, as it is the safest method of surgery and it also offers comfort for the surgery team. The risks of the general anesthesia are lower, but these cannot be totally eliminated. Before the surgery, you should tell your surgeon about your medical history – what surgery did you have – if any, what medications are you on, what other illnesses do you have.

The time spent for a breast augmentation can depend on different factors, including the way the surgery team makes the incision, the anatomy of the patient, the type of anesthetic used and so on.

Usually, the surgery takes between 1 and 3 hours. Most of these surgeries need 1 or 2 days of hospitalization post-surgery, so that the patient can be supervised by the medical team.

Possible Complications

Here are some possible complications: the infection, a hematom ( which is a blood clot caught between the implant and the mammary tissue that needs to be taken out), the breaking of the implant and others. For lessening the change of future possible complications, you should always follow what the doctor tells you. The recommendations made are for this purpose exactly.

Post-surgery effects

After the surgery, you need to wear an elastic bra or a bustier. This helps with a correct positioning for the breasts during healing to maintain the symmetry and their compactness.

breast_diagramThe initial discomfort is controlled through painkillers. The stitches will be taken out after 7 or 14 days after the surgery, while the special bra will be kept until the 4th or 6th week.

The scars need at least 1 year to become as invisible as it is possible, and this is one of the reasons why exposing your body to the sun for this period of time is not recommended, as there could appear complications.

Having the implant placed under the mammary gland is followed by less pain, but when the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle, it will lead to the same kind of pain that you have after a powerful workout session.

After such a surgery, you can take up on your activities after two or three days. There could still be pain and the activities that imply moving your arms need to be restricted.

The full recovery takes place after three or four months, but this period of time can vary due to several factors like the surgical technique used, the type and place of the implant and the level of daily activity. Your surgeon will tell you when you can resume your activities.

Having a breast augmentation will make your breasts increase in volume (dimension / size), but it’s recommended to keep a balance and not exaggerate with the dimensions for an aesthetic balance of the body. This procedure will lead to an increase in your confidence, as the new look will be enchanting for everyone’s eyes.

Give us a call at BBD Center to set up a meeting with one of our plastic surgeons and see for yourself what we can do for you!