Is there a way to tell if my breast augmentation will look real or fake before surgery?

Breast augmentation can give you the breasts you’ve always wanted, but it’s important not to go too big or they may end up looking unnatural. If you are concerned that your breasts will not look or feel natural after surgery, be sure to ask your surgeon – “Is there a way to tell if my breast augmentation will look real or fake before surgery.” Knowing this will help you get the results you desire (click here).

The importance of implant size
Discussing the right breast implantsize for youis one of the most important consultations you need to have with your surgeon, before breast augmentation surgery. However, a lot depends on your aesthetic goals, specifically, whether you want results that look natural or exaggerated.

Real vs Fake breast augmentation results
If you currently have a small cup, your results will definitely look fake if you choose a much largercup size. It’s always best not to go up too many cup sizes, so that the results look realistic.

However, if you want the results to appear excessively large then it’s okay to choose a cup several sizes up. This will create substantial fullness in the upper poles of the breasts, and make the results of augmentation look artificial.

The final result of your breast augmentation procedure will also be influenced by shape and proportion of your breast implants. Trial sizers can be placed in the bra to help you visualize the final results.

If you would like to learn more about the breast augmentation procedure contact Heather Rocheford, MD, of Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN. Call (651) 739-1100 to schedule an appointment.

Body Contouring vs. Body Lift: Which is better to undergo after bariatric weight loss?

The typical patient who undergoes bariatric surgery loses a significant amount of weight. While losing the weight has positive health benefits, it does have a downside, because it often leaves a lot of excess skin. A growing number of patients are wondering whether to choose body contouring vs body lift to deal with this problem, but they don’t know which is better to undergo after bariatric weight loss (click here).

Body contouring vs Body Lift
Body contouring uses liposuction to eliminate selected areas of fatty deposits. It is generally suited for younger patients, (under age 40), with good skin elasticity. Body contouring procedures can address areas of concern such as the upper arms, knees, and inner thighs, which are not usually addressed by the body lift.

Body lift is suited for patients that have large folds of excess skin after weight loss, as it targetsthe tummy, thighs, and buttocks.  The body lift gets rid of excess abdominal fat and skin, and also tightens lax muscles. It also eliminates saddle bags on the hips, and gives definition and shape to the buttocks. It is ideally suited for patients with folds of skin across the body, making it an excellent procedure for patients after bariatric weight loss.

Which is best for you?
If you are considering whether to choose body contouring vs a body lift to get rid eliminate excess fat and skin, consulting a qualified plastic surgeon is the best way to find out what your options are.

Clients in Washington DC and greater Baltimore can contact Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery to find out more. Call 301-880-7022today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nia Banks.Dr. Banks will evaluate your problem areas, inform you of your options, and suggest the best technique to address your concerns

Injectables vs facelift: which is safer?

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A surgical facelift was once the only way to rejuvenate the face, but there are now new options, such as the liquid facelift that uses a mix of injectables.These newer approaches create results that look more natural, but some clients are concerned about the safety of the injectables. So let’s take a look at injectables vs the traditional facelifit and find out which is safer.

Injectables vs Facelift
Injectables are used to create a liquid facelift. Several fillers are combined and injected into specific parts of the face, to achieve facial lift and fullness. A conventional facelift involves surgically tightening the skin,to give the face a more youthful appearance.

Which is safer?
There are several FDA approved injectables on the market that are considered safe, and have few side-effects. However, fillers must be administered by a skilled injector, (preferably a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist), who uses the products only as indicated, and in the correct dosage.

The injector has to ensure that the correct filler is used in the right area, so that you get the results you desire. Injectables that are used ‘off-label’ may not achieve the expected results.Although the liquid facelift is effective, after a certain age it is not possible to duplicate the effects of a surgical facelift (read more).

A facelift is considered very safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon under sterile conditions. The safety of both methods depends on the competency and training of the physician performing the procedure. There are always associated risks, but patients should let their plastic surgeon be their guide when determining which procedure is more suitable for them.

If you would like more information on injectables vs a facelift, contact South Coast Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA. Call 949-701-4454 to schedule a consultation.

What is the best way to get rid of crow’s feet?

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Crow’s feet are those small wrinkles at the corner of the eyes that become more pronounced as we age. Just about everyone gets them at some time, due to the depletion of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin. Injectables, laser treatment, and chemical peels, are a few of the treatment options that promise to banish these wrinkles, but what is really the best way to get rid of crow’s feet.

Why we get crow’s feet
Crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles created by the repetitive action of the muscles,when smiling or squinting.The skin around the eyes tends to be very thin, and as time passes the loss of hydrating components such as hyaluronic acid,causes it to become dry and scaly. As a result, the skin cannot bounce back into position when you smile or squint, resulting in the deepening of the wrinkles around the eyes.

Botox for crow’s feet
Botox cosmetic is considered one of the best options for crow’s feet. It is a neuromodulator that works by preventing the contraction of the muscles beneath the skin. The temporary weakening of the muscles prevents movement, giving the skin a chance to relax, and causing wrinkles to soften.

Botox is a 15 minute treatment that can easily be done in the lunch hour, and has no downtime.  Botox typically lasts 3-4 months in the first instance, but doctors have found that with regular use it can last up to 6 months.

Botox cosmetic treatment for crow’s feet is available at The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT. Call us today at 844-551-9880 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon, and find out why botox is the best way to get rid of your crow’s feet.

Liposuction Alternatives: What are the Pros & Cons?

Do you have problem areas on your figure, and would like to get a sleeker look without undergoing liposuction? Thanks to advanced technology, there are now a range of liposuction alternatives available that allow you to redesign your body without having to face a surgical knife.  But what are the pros and cons of using these options?

Liposuction and its alternatives are not formulated for the purpose of weight loss, they are designed to sculpt and shape the body, by eliminating pockets of stubborn fat. These procedures are especially beneficial for trouble spots such as the flanks, abdomen, and back.

Coolsculpting is a popular liposuction alternative that is performed at Wisconsin Vein Center and MediSpa, Pewaukee, WI.

What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a FDA approved procedure, in which a controlled cooling device fitted with paddles is used to freeze areas of localized fat deposits. Freezing causes the fat to break down, after which it is processed and removed from the body as waste.

Pros
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure, and this makes it the ideal alternative for individuals who are not yet ready for surgery. There is also no risk of side-effects to anesthesia.

There is no downtime. Liposuction has a much longer downtime, but patients who opt for Coolsculpting and similar procedures,can usually resume regular activities immediately after treatment.

Cons
Patients generally experience some pain or cramping after treatment, because of the freezing done to the treated area.

The results of Coolsculpting are not immediate, as the body may take several weeks to eliminate the fat cells.

If you would like to find out more about Coolsculpting and other liposuction alternatives, call Wisconsin Vein Center and MediSpa today at (262) 746-9088, and schedule a consultation.