Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Demand for Breast Lifts Increase 70% Since 2000

Statistics show that though breast implants surgery is still the popular choice, the demand for breast lift procedures has increased considerably in recent years

Breast augmentation reigns supreme among cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S.  However, breast lift surgery has done a lot better in terms of the growth rate. Plastic surgery statistics recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the demand for breast lift or mastopexy has increased by 70 percent since 2000.

According to ASPS, more than 90,000 breast lift procedures were performed in the country last year by ASPS member surgeons. In 2000, the number of lifts performed was less than 53,000. While the number of breast augmentation performed in 2013 was 290,224 procedures, its growth rate since 2000 was just 37%. So lifts grew at twice the rate of breast implant surgery.

Childbirth, breastfeeding and aging diminish breast volume and cause sagging. Breast lift surgery helps resolve saggy breasts, reduces excess skin, repositions the nipples and resolves enlarged areolas, and results in a firmer, more youthful bust line. The steady growth in the demand for breast lifts is an indication that plastic surgeons are successful in providing the desired results.

Recent trends indicate that many women are opting for cosmetic breast enhancement using their own tissues. Another interesting fact is that 70% of the total breast lift procedures performed last year were on women age 30-54.

Breast lift surgery cannot change the size of breasts or make the upper part of the breast look fuller. Plastic surgeons often recommend breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery to enhance the results. Regardless of the procedure you are considering, it’s important to choose a well-qualified, experienced and skilled plastic surgeon to ensure optimal results.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Woman Dies after Attempting Breast Augmentation with Vaseline Injection

A 39-year-old woman died a few weeks after she gave herself a Vaseline injection in an attempt to augment her breasts.

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. Trained and experienced plastic surgeons offer safe and effective options to help women achieve their breast enhancement goals. The recent news of a 39-year-old athlete who killed herself with a self-administered Vaseline injection to augment her breasts has shocked the nation, especially the plastic surgery fraternity.

According to the report in the Huffington Times, Sonia Perez Llanzon - an athlete, marathon runner and boxer - died a few weeks after she suffered blot clot in her lungs following the self-administered Vaseline injection. She was rushed to the hospital after she developed breathing problems and admitted to her foolhardy act to only later. The Vaseline entered her bloodstream and resulted in blood clots which finally impaired lung function.

It’s strange that a woman should think of attempting such measures when there are many reliable and effective breast augmentation alternatives available today. Women should also be wary of going to bogus practices which would invariably result in a botched up procedure.

Breast implant surgery is performed utilizing saline, silicone gel and novel gummy bear implants. For those who have some extra fat to spare, the plastic surgeon may recommend fat transfer breast enhancement. In the fat transfer method, fat is removed from areas where it is abundant such as the flanks or buttocks and transferred to the breasts to improve volume and contour. Some surgeons perform composite breast augmentation where breast implant surgery is combined with a fat transfer procedure to provide optimal results. With advanced 3-D imaging technology, women can visualize what the results of their cosmetic breast surgery will look like, which would improve their confidence and help them make an informed decision.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

FDA Approved Gummy Bear Implants for a Natural Looking Bust Line

Gummy bear breast implants offer more natural looking results and are safer too.

An ABC News report on gummy bear implants said they got their name because they resemble chewy, gummy bear candies! Just like the candies, the implant retains its shape and is stable when cut in half. 

These cohesive gel implants, the latest fad in breast augmentation, are filled with high-strength silicone gel and are an alternative to liquid-filled saline and silicone implants. These implants are form-stable, retain their shape and rest in an upright position because of their semi-solid nature. They also have the look and feel of natural breasts and also allow better visualization on a mammogram.

Gummy bear implants are also unlikely to ripple or fold. They also have a lower rupture rate than other breast implants. Breast implants leak when the silicone shell breaks along the fold lines and the liquid comes out. The cohesive gel implant is not likely to develop fold lines and the chances of breakage are reduced. Even if they do rupture, the high strength silicone gel is in semi-solid form and dense and would not ‘go anywhere’. 

Choose the right plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. He should be well-trained and experienced in breast implant surgery and perform the procedure in an accredited plastic surgery practice. Leading practices offer the advanced 3-D imaging facility which help the surgeons plan the intervention and allow patients to visualize the results.

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. With advancements in technology and options, demand is likely to grow even further.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Fat Grafting – The Implant-free Solution to Breast Augmentation

The fat transfer method utilizes the woman’s own fat to provide natural looking results for breast augmentation

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation surgery ranks first among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in 2013. Breast implant surgery is the widely accepted, conventional augmentation solution. However, many women express anxiety about the insertion of foreign material in the body and related complications. Fat transfer breast enhancement could be the solution.

This natural cosmetic breast surgery option uses fat deposits from specific areas of the woman’s body to enhance the breasts. Excess fat from the chosen donor site – typically the thighs, hips and tummy – is removed and purified and then injected into the breasts to improve volume and contour. Women with excess fat in the identified donor sites are the best candidates for the surgery. The removal of this fat also offers liposuction benefits and enhances overall body contour.

A recent report says that the fat transfer is increasing breast augmentation options. An American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) statement even notes that “fat grafting to the breast is showing promising results and may become a popular breast augmentation procedure”. The many benefits of fat transfer breast enhancement are

• No foreign material insertion
• No implant-related complications
• Reduced chances of tissue rejection
• More natural looking outcome
• Body contouring benefits
• Can resolve breast asymmetry
• Good choice for subtle augmentation

For optimal results, make sure you consult a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon in an accredited plastic surgery practice. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

Breastfeeding after Breast Implant Surgery Won’t Cause Sagging

The growing popularity of breast augmentation surgery since its entry into the cosmetic surgery world speaks volumes of its effectiveness and safety. However, some women who really wanted to undergo this cosmetic surgery are concerned that breastfeeding after the treatment may cause the breasts to sag. A recent study regarding the same that was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons brings relief for such women. The study concluded that there is hardly any chance for the breasts to sag due to nursing.

For the study, measurements of the breasts were taken for a set of women who breastfed after implant surgery and those who didn’t. The measurements were taken before pregnancy and one year after pregnancy or one year after completing breastfeeding. The measurements showed no significant variation. So it was concluded that nursing has nothing to do with the sagging of the breasts. The changes if any were due to reduced production of hormones, which were evident both in those who breastfed and those who did not.

Women who have plans to have children or breastfeed after the breast implant surgery have to make it clear to the plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. By doing so, the surgeon could help with a personalized breast surgery solution to help improve the breast size and shape without affecting the nursing.

The right surgeon is vital when it comes to breast surgery using implants. Established practices are also offering natural fat transfer breast enhancement solutions in addition to the breast implants method. The 3D imaging options offered in reputable plastic surgery centers enable excellent pre-operative planning for improved results.

Breast augmentation is rated as the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the country. USA tops the worldwide list for the maximum number of breast augmentation procedures performed. With the positive results from the latest study, the popularity of the procedure is expected to increase further in the near future.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation Rapidly Gaining Popularity

Breast augmentation now occupies the 2nd position in the list of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for women. Earlier, breast implants surgery using saline or silicone implants was the only option available to enhance the breasts. The story has changed over the past few years. Fat transfer breast enhancement utilizing the candidate’s own fat has now become the more favored technique of breast augmentation. This procedure is a welcome alternative for women who wished for attractive breasts but were concerned about the insertion of foreign material such as implants in their bodies. 

In the fat grafting method, excess fat from body areas such as the hips, flanks, and thighs is removed via minimally invasive liposuction. The extracted fat is purified and then injected into the breasts to enhance the volume. This natural breast enhancement solution offers the double advantage of not only bringing about the desired increase in breast size, but also that of contouring the donor site thus improving one’s overall appearance.

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the new fat grafting technique is employed by 70% of US plastic surgeons for breast surgeries. However, the method is utilized more for breast reconstruction procedures rather than cosmetic breast surgery. It is expected that soon this method will be widely used for cosmetic breast enhancement as well.

Considering advantages such as minimal scarring and natural results, women are increasingly favoring fat grafting breast augmentation.  The reliability factor is yet another attractive element as there are only minimal chances for the body to reject its own tissues. Compared to breast implants that come in specific sizes and shapes, this fat injection method allows more customized solutions.

Established plastic surgery practices utilize advanced 3D imaging technology, which would help in efficient pre-operative planning. This allows candidates to view the expected results and the cosmetic surgeons to make further interventions if any, to meet the candidate’s expectations. 

Friday, 17 January 2014

Resolve Sagging with Breast Lift Surgery in Manhattan

Many women are concerned about sagging or droopy breasts, usually a result of aging, excessive weight loss, genetics, or pregnancy. Well-shaped, perky breasts are what all women long for. This is now possible with advanced breast lift surgery at an established plastic surgery practice in Manhattan. The procedure is performed to

•    Raise and reshape sagging breasts
•    Correct asymmetrical breasts
•    Restore youthful breast contour

The surgery, also called mastopexy, involves removing excess or stretched skin. The treatment also repositions the nipple higher for which superior techniques such as 'anchor' or 'inverted-T' mastopexy, and vertical breast lift are employed. Depending on the correction needed, the appropriate incision pattern is selected. Anchor mastopexy is ideal for moderately to severely sagging breasts and involves making a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision down to the fold under the breast, and a curved incision along this fold. Mild droopiness can be resolved with an incision that encircles the areola and runs in a straight line down to the place where the breast and chest meet.

The cosmetic surgeon may advise women having breast augmentation to have a breast lift procedure as well to improve the results. Implants can make breasts fuller but do not lift them.

Women are usually advised to wait at least six months from the time they give birth or from the time they stop breastfeeding to know their true post-pregnancy breast size. If you are planning to undergo breast lift surgery in Manhattan, then choosing a reliable plastic surgery practice is crucial for customized results. At the right Manhattan plastic surgery practice, you can expect to achieve your cosmetic goals with short downtime and minimal pain, risks and complications. In an established practice, the plastic surgeon would use advanced 3D imaging technology to help in preoperative planning and provide patients with a preview of the results.