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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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A Quick Overview of the Arm Lift Surgery

Brachioplasty, or more popularly known as arm lift surgery is a “cosmetic procedure for those who have excess fat and skin beneath their upper arms.” Saggy and fatty arms have been the dilemma of countless women around the world. This happens for many reasons including diet, inherited propensities or simply, just growing old.

But if you want to avoid having flabby arms when you get old, diet and exercise should help you get your desired arm physique; but this is not always the case. This is where the arm lift surgery answers your problem.

This procedure will give you a noticeable and effective tightening and lifting in your arm and can even help in restoring your overall arm appearance.

Who Are Good Candidates

The good candidates for arm surgery procedure are those who have healthy weight, which does not change greatly, they should not have major underlying conditions and should not be a smoker. In preparing for this procedure, a person interested should stop taking herbal dietary supplements, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory medications because it can be a great source of blood loss during and after the procedure.

The Procedure

Brachioplasty is usually performed with other plastic surgery procedures like tummy tuck, breast augmentation and thigh lift. During the procedure, the patient is first placed under general anesthesia and generally, the procedure takes up to two hours. Your board-certified plastic surgeon then makes an incision on the underside of the arm—from armpit to the elbow. Any excess fats may be removed using lipoplasty. After that, the surplus skin is cut down and the remaining skin will be tightened and finally sutured firmly into place.

Benefits of the Arm Lift Procedure

The most immediate effect of brachioplasty is the improved appearance of your arms. Saggy and flabby arms are eliminated and weight is reduced. The patient will now be able to move the arms much better. Patients also enjoy heightened sense of self-esteem and confidence. Final results only begin to show three to six months after the procedure. But the results last for a very, very long time but the natural aging process will continue to affect the whole body, including your arms. As a patient, you should be prepared for the continued loss of elasticity of your skin in the arm area.

Risks Involved

This is still a plastic surgery procedure so it still has its risks. The most common ones are reaction to anesthesia, excessive bleeding, blood clot, infection and possible numbness. This is generally a safe procedure but if you want to have a smooth and fast recovery period, consult your plastic surgeon about how to prepare properly for the procedure.

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