Archive for March, 2013

Five Pointers for Breast Augmentation Patients

consultation-with-plastic-surgeonBreast augmentation is a procedure done to enhance the appearance of the breasts. It should not be decided on an impulse. This is a major cosmetic surgery operations and the risks are very real so it is important to do your own research so that you will be mentally, emotionally and physically prepared once your big day comes.

The process includes looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Philippines, choosing the right shape, size and implant type, etc. There are also financial considerations to look into. This might be too much but this has to be done so that you will be happy with your results.

For breast augmentation patients, here are five pointers that you should think about.

Implants Do Not Last a Lifetime

Here’s the truth: the life span of breast implants vary from person to person. Additional surgeries are common to correct or modify the shape or size of your breasts; so before doing anything, ask your plastic surgeon if you need to pay for additional surgery or not. Also, the longer that a woman has the same implants, the more she is at risk to develop complications.

Always Do Your Research

Treat your breast augmentation procedure in the Philippines as a business venture; and what is the first thing that you do when you want to start a business? Make a study and do your research. This does not only mean finding a board-certified plastic surgeon but as well as the characteristics of the implants. Take a look at the indications for use, risks, warnings, precautions, etc. because who knows, you might be allergic to it.

Always Talk To Your Plastic Surgeon

Your surgeon is your tour guide the whole time that you are going through this journey so it is imperative that you must have constant and open communication with him. He should tell you the risks, recovery practices after the procedure or preparations before the big day. Here’s a hint: to get the best results, you two should always be on the same page and have realistic outcome.

Learn About the Long Term Risks

We cannot stress enough the complications associated with breast augmentation so it is important that you understand them before pursuing with the procedure. According to a recent study, some women who had breast augmentation have experienced lactation difficulties or reproductive problems but there is no evidence to support these claims.

Monitoring is Imperative

Once the procedure is done, it does not mean that the communication between you and your surgeon is over. You should keep a close relationship with him so that he can assist you promptly if ever you notice unusual signs or symptoms during postoperative period. Self-monitoring includes self breast exams or mammograms. For women who had silicone implants, MRI screenings are necessary to detect silent ruptures three years after their surgery and every two years after that.

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Breast Augmentation 2013: The Latest Trend

ideal-breast-implantsIn the last 20 years, we only know about saline and silicone implants but according to the January 2013 issue of Marie Claire US, the latest trend in breast augmentation procedure involves your own body fat and cells. This is already one of the most sought-after procedures in Europe and Asia and with the rise of A-list celebrities “discreetly endorsing” this trend, it has become one of the most in-demand procedure asked by the ordinary Jane.

This only means two things: with further and long term testing, it will prove to have lower risk, yet an effective breast augmentation option. This process is done by using the individual’s own fat as implant material. Together with liposuction, which harvests the fat and stem cells which is thus injected to the breast, the stem cells are sometimes processed first to increase concentration; after which, it is now inserted into the breasts.

Unlike saline and silicone breast implants, one its best benefit is that it is natural. It also do not have scarring and best of all, the breast look and feel like regular breasts. The disadvantage of this kind of procedure is the price because it is more expensive and is limited to just one cup size (depending on hw much stem cell or fat is harvested from your body).

Aside from these procedures, there are other upcoming techniques that might pick up this year. Plastic surgeons are looking into custom-shaped and custom-fitted accessories. The IDEAL implant is something to look forward too as well. This one is composed of multiple and smaller saline implants that are pieced together. Many cosmetic surgeons have agreed that it is more natural aesthetically than the customary saline implants.

Breast augmentation in the Philippines may be far from these procedures but as we always are, we are never too far from being in the latest trend in everything—may it be fashion, food and even plastic surgery—because that’s always how the Philippines have been.

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