How to enlarge your lips? On one of the greatests attributes of femininity.

Permalip lips enlargementToday’s subject is on the borderline of plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine – modeling the appearance of the lips. Lip augmentation is a very popular treatment today. Contrary to the popular belief, it gives a very natural, interesting result and helps achieve a nice shape of the lips. Of course, you can always overdo it and as a result end up having an “algae eater” look :-), therefore I recommend reading this article, which role is to help avoiding any undesirable effect.

In terms of lip enhancement, there is wide range of treatments. The choice of method depends largely on the degree of the permanency of the results the patient is seeking through the treatment. Lip enhancement is usually performed by using fillers. This is the method that most patients try out first. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and it gives a temporary result, usually lasting up to a year. The short duration of its effect is both a disadvantage and its advantage. As for the disadvantages the matter is quite simple – since we spent a bit of money, we would like the effect to last for as long as possible. The advantage of this solution is, however, the reversibility of the treatment’s outcome – after a few months filler gets absorbed, and the result is lost, which can be beneficial if you are not satisfied with you new look (usually you need to survive these few months with the effect, or request a correction, which is not always possible for medical reasons). Another important advantage of the filler is the possibility of an eventual additional injection/readjustment of the original result. However, after a few years many patients do not want to keep repeating the same procedure and are looking for a more permanent solution. For these patients great alternative treatments include implants, lip, skin graft or fat transplant.

Recently a lot of attention has been given to fat transplantation from patient’s own body. However, patients considering this solution must reckon with the fact that adipose tissue is quite a chimeric material. Fat tissue taken from the patient’s body is prepared accordingly (centrifuged) prior to the injection. However, there is not really a guarantee as to how much of the collected cells “survive” such a procedure, for each cell in the moment of the collection is a different age. Therefore, you must wait at least three months after surgery to see how the end result will work out a treatment. Result of fat graft is permanent, that is, it is not possible to withdraw the treatment; at most, the result can be corrected.

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February 4th, 2015 by nina manduk | Comments Off on How to enlarge your lips? On one of the greatests attributes of femininity.

Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

LiposuctionLiposuction, like any other plastic surgery, can be an intense experience for the patient on both the physical and the emotional level. No wonder, therefore, that before making an informed decision considering liposuction, people want to learn as much as possible about the surgery, clinic, plastic surgeon, and how the convalescence might look. Each patient, I try to emphasize, needs to be considered very individually, because everyone has different needs, different expectations, and different story. Prior to the surgery, people might come up with very different, sometimes unexpected questions. I take it as a good sign, because a well-informed patient is a calmer patient, who is more aware of what awaits her/him. Some of the frequently asked questions appear more often than others. Here I wanted to quote the most frequently asked questions and address them in a way I answer patients preparing for a treatment at my clinic.

From how many areas on the body the fat can be sucked from during one treatment?
From one to several areas. Depending on how much body fat is to be removed and on modeling the areas where we want the most.

What tests are required before the surgery?
Basic requirement for healthy people are blood tests (morphology, APTT) and, in people over the age of 40, an ECG. Patients who are suffering from chronic illness or need must consult our specialist before coming to the clinic to decide whether additional tests should be performed.

Should the necessary tests be performed before coming to the clinic, or can they be arranged in place?
Tests can be performed at the clinic.

How much weight loss can I expect after the surgery?
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, but a surgery that offers the body contour modeling and the change in the body’s proportions. The result of the procedure is not visible on the weight scale but measured by circumference of inches of the improved area of ​​the body.

When can I expect to see the outcome of the procedure?
Very often there is swelling present after the procedure, so liposuction does not give an immediate effect. You need to wait for it. Depending on the individual predisposition of the patient, the end result requires 2 to 3 months to see.

What type of anesthesia is used during a liposuction?
Either general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia, combined with deep sedation are used.

How long does the procedure take?
On average most procedures take about 2 hours. It all depends on the extent of work to be done during surgery.

How long after the liposuction surgery a patient remains at the clinic?
Because of the risk of blood clots or embolism, each patent should stay in the clinic under medical supervision for at least 2 days after surgery.

How many days of absence from work would undergoing liposuction require?
At least one week (depending on the nature of the work).

How to proceed after liposuction?
Each patient receives individual guidance. The most important thing is to follow your doctor’s instructions, wear compression clothing, use massage and start leading a healthy lifestyle, gradually becoming more and more physically active ( in sync with the progressing of our recovery).

How long after the surgery do I need to wear compression clothing?
Frequently six weeks, but each individual patient receives an indication as to the length of wearing clothes.

After surgery do I need to use massage?
The use of massage after liposuction is absolutely necessary. During the stay at our clinic, each patient receives one free massage.

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January 11th, 2015 by nina manduk | Comments Off on Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

The fight against stretch marks

Stretch marks are the curse of many women. They form as a result of a sudden and drastic weight loss and/or weight gain, hormonal changes caused by puberty, pregnancy, etc. Generally, they appear during an excessive stretching of the skin. It is definitely easier to prevent stretch marks than to cure them. There are many methods available that can help minimize their visibility once they appear. However, the complete removal of stretch marks unfortunately depends on surgical intervention, and in some instances, may even be impossible.

Stretch mark treatment–or rather minimizing their visibility, as well as treatment of scars–may be carried out through a variety of methods. Frequently, women will begin treating stretch marks by using special creams. Soon, however, they might realize that this method proves not very effective. More invasive methods can be considered then. It would be best to consider either different dermatological methods or laser treatment. The latter, by means of fractional lasers, often produces very satisfying results and is highly regarded among patients.

How do we approach plastic surgery as a solution to problems with stretch marks? Very often patients carry a false belief that stretch marks can be simply removed by being cut out during a surgery. Indeed, sometimes on the occasion of another surgical procedure, a plastic surgeon may remove skin excess and therefore the skin is affected by stretch marks. However, I haven’t yet met with such a situation where stretch marks were removed surgically only for the sake of getting rid of them. One procedure where the surgeon often deals with stretch marks can be abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck. During this procedure, stretch marks that are located on the part of the skin fold which is being removed are automatically removed as well. So, if you want to get rid of stretch marks only, look for the solution among various available dermatological and cosmetic procedures. There are many different treatments available, therefore it is best to see 2-3 specialists in order to select the most effective method for yourself. Partial removal of stretch marks can also be conducted on the occasion of the procedure in the field of plastic surgery, for example, adominoplasty, thigh or arm lift. Good luck in the fight against stretch marks.

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A face lift without secrets…

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A face lift is a plastic surgery designed to reduce the visible effects of aging. It can be performed as a full face lift, in which case it covers part of the face below the eyes and neck. The procedure can also be performed as mini face lift, which includes the central part of the face but without neck. A face lift can be combined with an eyelid correction surgery and/or eyebrows raising treatment, but again, while combining treatments an experienced plastic surgeon must make the decision.

Candidates for a face lift are people with visible effects of aging in the central area of ​​the face, cheeks and neck. The aging effects may include sagging skin, loss of muscle tone, excess skin, or excess fat tissue. I have fielded many queries about face lifts from a relatively young people (under 40 years old), so I would like to state in advance that in order to qualify to receive the treatment people should be at least middle-aged.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and requires the patient to remain in the clinic for at least 3 days after surgery. The skin is cut by a plastic surgeon, and then pulled out in the cheeks area, and sometimes in the neck area if necessary. During the next stage the surgeon dissects muscles and skin on the face and neck, giving them the right shape and tension and thus affecting the change in their appearance. At the end of the operation, the surgeon removes excess skin and creates drains to control the bleeding.

During the first weeks after the surgery, the patient should take care of themselves in a particular way, mainly avoiding the exposure to sun and overheating,  avoiding hypothermia, avoiding drying the skin, etc. Plenty of rest is advised as it will speed up the recovery process significantly. The stitches are removed 7 to 10 days after the surgery. At the clinic each patient should receive a detailed information on both the risks of the operation, as well as the proceedings after the surgery.

A face lift does not stop the aging process, but it delays its effects and gives long-lasting results. It makes you look younger and more rested. It also increases the self-esteem of the patient significantly.

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Breast lift without secrets …

Breast lifting LondonToday on the blog a bit about raising breast …

Breast lift is a far less popular than breast enlargement surgery. This stems perhaps from the fact that the breast lift effect can be achieved through breast augmentation surgery, and often most of the patients chose the latter. The ideal candidates for the breast lift surgery are women who have experienced a significant collapse of the breast, as a result of aging, weight loss, prolonged breastfeeding, changes after pregnancy, etc. The treatment consists, in most cases, of an excision of excess skin followed by breastlifting and repositioning in such a way as to obtain the effect of firm, raised breasts.

There are several techniques (methods) that a plastic surgeon may choose from. The surgeon chooses the most appropriate method for a given patient during the initial consultation. The procedure’s method depends on the position of the breasts, their shape, and size. The most common techniques are a notch in the shape of reverse T, or so called ‘anchor lift‘ (around the nipple, vertically downwards, and in a natural recess at the breast), L , also known as ‘lollipop lift‘ (around the nipple and vertically down), or only around the nipple cut, that is referred to often as a ‘donut lift‘. The operation lasts from 2 to 3 hours, is performed under general anesthesia and, unfortunately, in most cases leaves a scar.

After surgery, the patient should remain in the clinic for at least two nights. This period should be sufficient to remove the so-called drains. In the first week, the patient experiences pain and discomfort, but it can be easily controlled by analgesics. For about 6 weeks after surgery the patient needs to wear a special protective bra. Some surgeons also recommend wearing a special bandage around the chest. Depending on the preference of the surgeon, the stitches used during surgery may be soluble or not. Insoluble stitches should be removed 12 days after surgery.

Women performing mental work are advised to take one week off from work. For women in the labor force, this period should be extended to at least 2 weeks. Swelling is normal after surgery, and may persist for several weeks. Scars might remain flushed for several months. After about 3 weeks of operation, it is recommended that the cuts be lubricated with a special ointment that accelerates healing and scar whitening.

It is important for women who are thinking about pregnancy that breast lift usually does not infringe the breast and a woman after surgery can normally breastfeed. The details must, however, always be discussed with a plastic surgeon.

Breast-lift surgery helps women regain self-esteem, and feel feminine, confident, and sexy once more.

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How to recognize if there is something wrong with your implants?

Is there anything wrong with my breast implants?

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I have been working in the medical industry for over 8 years and every day I meet patients who underwent breast enlargement surgery many years ago of and now report problems with implants. Sometimes it’s just unfounded fear, but sometimes a problem actually occurs. How, then, do we determine whether or not there is something wrong with breast implants?

I always emphasize that breasts with implants need the same degree of care (or even more) as natural breasts. Therefore, we nurture them, massage, and most of all we check them regularly. We check breasts with implants regularly by hand. Any kind of change will become immediately noticeable thanks to regular check ups. Watching our breasts in front of the mirror will help us determine any changes that occurred since the last time we checked them, such as asymmetry, bulges, etc. It is mandatory to regularly undergo an ultrasound examination.

What can get us worried? First of all, any type of change in appearance (it usually occurs in one breast, although sometimes it can affect both), stretched nipple portion, collapses in the breast, perceptible implant corrugation, breast redness, or swelling. Sometimes such changes indicate formation of a so-called capsule, which in an advanced form leads to deformities and requires an urgent consultation with a plastic surgeon.

In addition to regular care and research, remember, dear ladies to avoid wearing bras with an underwire. You should not wear them regularly as they can compress the breast/implant. Despite the temptation, it is also recommended not to walk braless. Nothing will happen if we give up on this rule from time to time, especially since breast with implants look very sexy;-). But let’s not do this too often.

And what if we suspect deformation or damage to the implant? Above all, we go immediately to our plastic surgeon. Most likely, he will recommend ultrasound or breast MRI and decide from there how to proceed.

At the end I’d like to offer some valuable advice: ladies, remember to keep the certificate/documentation regarding the implants in a safe place. The clinic is required to provide you with such documentation (usually by a certified manufacturer) on the day of discharge. Also remember what size, shape, and brand of implants were used by the surgeon during the procedure. Very often I meet with patients who do not remember what shape and size of implants they have chosen in the past. During the consultation, and after the surgery always remember to ask the doctor about the warranty policies of chosen implants. It is very important, as today there are many manufacturers of implants on the market. Some of them provide several years of warranty (e.g. 10 years), others a lifetime. A lifetime warranty is obviously a better choice, though probably a bit more expensive.  We cannot be sure if in 10 years we can afford another operation. It is also worth knowing that replacement of the implants is unfortunately often more expensive than the breast lift surgery itself.

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Liposuction without secrets

liposuction surgeryLiposuction surgery, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical technique that helps model the body’s contour. I would like to emphasize the word “modeling” and will come back to this later. Liposuction involves the removal of the excess body fat and as a result, the body becomes thinner and we notice an overall improvement in the body shape.

The best candidates for this surgery are people with flexible and elastic skin who experience disparities in the body, most often brought by the accumulation of unwanted fat. An example may be folds of fat around the hips, excessive amount of body fat on the thighs, calves, waist, and chest.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. When only an insignificant amount of fat is being removed, surgery might be performed under local anesthesia, but this is really very rare and in my career I have only seen a single case. Liposuction is performed by making small incisions in the operated area, injecting a special liquid which dissolves the fatty tissue, and then inserting a thin tube (called a Cannula) into the patient’s body through which an excess fat is drawn out of the body.

After the surgery, the patient should remain in the clinic for at least one day. The surgery itself is of course completely painless, but during the first few days after, most patients experience swelling, bruising and soreness. Pain and discomfort can be quite easily reduced by common pain killers. It is quite important that for the first six weeks following the surgery, the patient wears a special compression garment. At the clinic each patient receives detailed instructions on how to take care of themselves after surgery.

In most cases, the difference in appearance is noticeable fairly quickly. However in order to see the final effect of the treatment, one must wait 4 to 6 weeks, during which time the majority of the swelling diminishes. It is difficult to determine how long after the surgery one must wait before the complete disappearance of the swelling. In some cases it takes three months, but in others even up to six months. Everything depends on the individual predisposition of the patient.

Liposuction results in a better modeled silhouette. This may mean slimmer thighs, more visible abdominal muscles (called a six pack) or more clearly underlined deck. It should be noted that although a few pounds of fat are removed from the patient during the operation, the liposuction surgery is not a surgery that results in weight reduction, but in modeling of the body shape. Therefore, while evaluating the result of a liposuction surgery we should not look at the weight, but in the mirror.

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Correction of protruding ears

Protruding ears correction

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Protruding ears are now one of the most common problems for which patients seek plastic surgery. While some beauty imperfections that we associate with deficiencies – such as imperfect breasts, belly, or an excess fat here and there – can be easily hidden with the appropriate attire, doing that with the ears is rather difficult. Hence the great interest of patients of all ages in a simple surgery that significantly improves their appearance, and thus their mood and self-esteem.

Correction of protruding ears, also know as otoplasty, is a short procedure, lasting up to an hour. It is performed under local anesthesia and involves making the appropriate cuts in the ear cartilage, which is then modeled. The surgeon uses soluble sutures and applies special dressing, which must be worn for a few days after the treatment. Because the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the patient can leave the clinic the same day.

The treatment is painless, but for about 2 – 3 days after the treatment, the patient may feel pain and discomfort, which can easily be controlled by painkillers. For the first four weeks after surgery, the patient should avoid exposure of the treated area to extreme weather conditions (wind, frost, heat, sauna, intensive sun, etc..). It is also recommended to take plenty of rest. All this can significantly speed up the healing processes.

As with the other correction treatments, otoplasty is not free of risks, including infection, bleeding, swelling, and formation of visible scars. All risks should be discussed with the doctor performing the procedure. The final results of the treatment are visible after about a month. An easy and short surgery with no need for hospitalization, and a painless and quick convalescence allow for the otoplasty to be performed in both adults and children.

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Correction of the shape of the nose without secrets

Nose job

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To begin with, why would anyone ever want surgically correct their nose? The most obvious answer that comes to mind is to improve its appearance. It is not merely a matter of the removal of a hump, or curvature, but also regulation of the proportions of the nose relative to the whole face. But plastic nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, often solves breathing problems as well. Therefore, candidates for this surgery are usually people with a history of nasal trauma, people who have trouble breathing, suffer from a nasal septum curve, or people with visible disparities between the shape and dimensions of the nose versus the rest of the face. Either they consider their nose to be too big, too long, or marred by a noticeable hump, unusual tip, or overlarge nostrils. People who determine whether or not each particular person qualifies for such surgery include plastic surgeons, an otolaryngologist or other specialist, upon a consultation with the patient.

Depending on the needs of the patient, the parts of the nose that are improved during the surgery are the cartilage and/or the nasal bone. The decision over the technique of the surgery is made by a plastic surgeon during the preoperative consultation. The choice of anesthesia will be made at this time as well, based on how complex and extensive the treatment is. The operation can be performed either under local anesthesia (minor adjustments) or general anesthesia (more extensive treatments). If patient is operated on under local anesthesia, he can leave the clinic on the day of the surgery. When the operation is performed under general anesthesia, a patient should remain in the clinic for 2 to 3 days after surgery. The patient has to wear a special bandage that protects the nose for seven to ten days following the surgery. The bandage often resembles a plaster cast. Its aim is to stabilize and protect the nose against all types of accidental injuries in the first period after the surgery. During the first 2-3 days following the surgery, special nose pads are placed inside the patient’s nose.

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Be prepared that bruising and significant swelling are very common after rhinoplasty and they may increase during the first few weeks following the surgery. On the first day after surgery the patient must remain in bed, positioned so that his head is raised. Cold compresses are recommended to help reduce swelling. For at least 3 months after surgery, the patient should at all costs avoid situations that could lead to nose injury, as that would completely nullify the result of the surgery, and make their appearance even worse. It is also forbidden to overheat (sauna, sun, tanning lamps) and chill the body. Each patient receives detailed information on post-surgery treatment before leaving the clinic.

There is quite a lot of controversy among patients over the amount of time that must elapse before the full healing of surgically treated nose. Each person’s nose is different, so some patients won’t see a trace of post-surgical swelling after 3 months, while others may experience swelling even 6 months after the procedure. Let’s be clear: full recovery after rhinoplasty can take from three months to a year, in extreme cases. It all depends on the extent of the surgery, the individual predispositions of the patient and the extent to which the patient takes care of the nose after the surgery.

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Breast Enlargement Without Secrets

Breast enlargement without secrets

Breast enlargement without secrets

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery all around the world. There are a lot of reasons why women decide to undergo this type of treatment. A reduction in breast size after significant weight loss, lost flexibility or enlargement of the breast after breastfeeding, or just the aging processes–all of these can cause increased laxity of the skin in the breast area. And least but not last, consider the psychological component. In most cases women who decide to undergo the surgery are dissatisfied with the size and shape of the breast and therefore unsure of their confidence, attractiveness and femininity.

Well then what, technically speaking, is breast augmentation? 

Breast augmentation is conducted with the use of implants. The implants can be filled with saline solution or silicone. The former have an unfortunate tendency to unseal, and are harder to the touch and therefore more noticeable. Silicone implants are filled either with a liquid or solid silicone gel. Silicone implants are generally considered to be safer and more durable. A large number of implant manufacturers now even offer a lifetime warranty. To make it seem even more  complicated, I would like to add that there are many sizes of implants and they come in different shapes. The most popular ones are round and teardrop-shaped, the so-called anatomical implants. When deciding on the size of an implant and its shape it’s important to consult the plastic surgeon or an experienced consultant who has a lot more experience in selecting implants and is able to pay attention to many aspects, which easily are omitted by a person with no expertise. Well selected implant should be invisible to the touch and feel like a natural breast.

Breast augmentation surgery takes about 90 minutes and is performed under general anesthesia–that is, the patient is asleep and feels nothing. During the procedure, the surgeon locates the previously selected implant in the body of the patient. The most common incisions include in the natural fold under the breast, around the nipple or in the armpit. From an oncological point of view it is best when the incision is made under the breast, in the natural fold, as it does not violate the mammary gland and in the future a woman is able to breastfeed. Depending on how much skin tissue is present in the patient, the implant can be placed under muscle or directly under the mammary gland.

After surgery, the patient should remain in the clinic for at least 1 – 3 days. This period should be enough to remove the tubing. In the first week, the patient experiences pain and discomfort but it can be easily controlled by analgesics. The patient should wear a special bra for 6 weeks after surgery. Some surgeons also recommend wearing a special bandage around the chest. Depending on your preference, surgeon sutures used during surgery can be soluble or not. Insoluble sutures should be removed 12 days after the surgery. It is recommended that women who do desk work take one week off from work. Women who work physically should take off work for at least 2 weeks.

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Swelling is normal after the surgery and may persist for several weeks. Some patients experience a loss of sensation in the nipple, but this symptom is brief. Scars may stay red for several months. Three weeks after the surgery, it is recommended to lubricate the incision area with a special ointment which accelerates healing and also has scar whitening qualities.

As with any surgery, breast augmentation carries a certain risks: bruising, swelling, a change in nipple sensitivity, bleeding, infections, and prolonged healing of surgical wounds. All risks associated with surgery should be thoroughly explained by the doctor during the consultation prior to the surgery. Breast augmentation helps women regain self-esteem, feel feminine, confident and sexy.

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How long should we wait until replacing breast implants?

The answer to this question is complex. It all depends on the brand of the implant and the manufacturer.

My advice to all ladies before undergoing the surgery is to learn about breast implants by reading about the manufacturer, and the types of implants used. Each manufacturer has its own website, which should contain clear and full information on such topics like implants warranty, filling implants, etc. For a few years now I have been working with surgeons who use implants by MENTOR, one of the two American manufacturers of breast implants. On the manufacturer’s website, you can find a lot of important information about implants, their quality and warranty. It is therefore worth reading all the information before deciding which implants to chose, and if we have a problem with finding such information, it is useful to discuss this issue with the plastic surgeon.

However, back to the main idea: breast implants should be replaced accordingly to the manufacturer’s note. Your plastic surgeon should inform you about all of these during the consultation, what is more, on discharge from the hospital the patient should be given written information about that the implants have been used and what are the conditions of the warranty. There are in fact implants with lifetime warranty, which means that the manufacturer guarantees the highest quality of its product. There are also manufacturers who give a 10-year warranty for their product, which means that after that time the implants must be replaced. But note that the warranty covers the quality of the implant, and not our aesthetic needs associated with implants or breast appearance. Breast with implants age the same way as breasts without them, and are subject to the same laws, including the law of gravity. That is, over the years breasts can become less firm and sag. So if, after 10-20 years, we come to the conclusion that we would like to correct the breast because we have the need to do so from the aesthetic point of view, then no warranty will be honored.

In conclusion, breast implants should be changed accordingly to the time specified by the implants’ manufacturer, so it all depends on
which implants have been used in the patient.

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How to care for breast implants?

breast-implantsDear readers, this entry applies particularly to those of you, who have had a breast augmentation and are past the recovery period and now enjoy the new look of their breasts.

I mentioned many times before that breast implants age just like untreated breasts. Breasts are subject to the laws of gravity, which over the years makes the breast a little fall and become less firm. To slow down the ageing process of the breast, every woman should take care of them in a special way. First, to the daily care I would like to add a must-have in the form of firming and moisturizing creams, or at least oils that will properly moisturize skin of the breast. Skin on the breasts is very delicate, which is why the daily care is very important.

Second, we have to remember to wear a well-fitted bra that provides comfort, will not oppress the breasts or cause an artificial position of the breasts. Many surgeons do not recommend under-wired bras, and categorically prohibit not wearing a bra at all. I personally think they are quite right. Under-wire can pinch the implants, and regular walking without a bra leaves the breasts without support, and eventually will cause their descent. Dear readers, do not forget about the right bra during workouts at the gym, while jogging or while horse-riding. While exercising one should remember about appropriately supportive sports bras.

Third, remember about a regular breast exam. I mean the standard at-home test done by yourself that is recommended to all the women regardless of whether or not they have implants. By regularly self-examing your breasts, you will know your breasts better, including the implant placement, and if in the future you find something new or disturbing, you will be able to act quickly. Additional tests include breast ultrasound/mammography, and once every
few years an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to thoroughly check the condition of the breast and the implant.

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Which tests should you do before breast augmentation surgery?

The standard tests carried out just before the surgery include blood work (i.e.morphology, coagulation profiles, blood ionogram/electrolytes, blood type, etc.) and ECG. In addition, patients who are over 40 or 50 years of age are recommended to undergo a chest X-ray. Taking into account the general health of the patient, the anesthetist and the plastic surgeon may order additional tests.

In addition, it is very common that patients usually want to do an ultrasound of the breast. This is very important and highly recommended because this test allows you to explore the inside of the breast (invisible to the naked eye). In addition, remember that each clinic / surgeon plastic have their own guidelines.

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Which treatment is best done after the birth of a child?

Women often ask whether they will be able to have children after a surgery. No plastic surgery procedures affect the ability to have children. However, the question is justified: Is it better to have a baby first, or to perform a surgery first?

For most plastic surgery procedures it really does not matter which you decide to do first. You can undergo a surgery before a planned pregnancy and before having children. However, there are two procedures that the order is of a great importance: breast reduction surgery and abdominoplasty.

Breast reduction is one of the most serious procedures in the field of plastic surgery. The procedure requires a very significant interference in the breast. It is therefore necessary to perform the procedure after childbirth, because breast reduction may affect the possibility of subsequent lactation. After initial treatment, it may happen that a woman cannot breastfeed. Also, during pregnancy, breasts grow and extend, which may alter the appearance of the breast and treatment. In addition, many doctors believe that breasts achieve “maturity” only after childbirth. Therefore, in young patients who do not have children yet it is often advised to wait for the procedure. I would like to also add that the patient is ready for the treatment only after the end of breastfeeding. Readiness for the treatment of the patient should be assessed individually by a plastic surgeon.

As for abdominoplasty, yes, we can get pregnant and have a child, if we had a tummy tuck done in the past. However, it is recommended to only have the surgery after childbirth since pregnancy causes re-stretching of the abdominal skin and muscle, which spoils the result of the treatment.

It is worth noting that some ladies do not have a choice and therefore do not wait for the time of surgery after childbirth. This applies to women who lost a lot of weight and among variety of reasons require fast surgery to get rid of unwanted skin-flap in the region of the abdomen. These ladies can get pregnant in the future, however, must take into account the fact that the pregnancy (or another significant weight gain) can spoil the result of a treatment. Again, just as formalities, I would like to add that a person is ready for abdominoplasty procedure at least a few months after giving birth. Readiness of each patient is assessed individually by a plastic surgeon.

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July 2nd, 2013 by szymon | Comments Off on Which treatment is best done after the birth of a child?

Why does plastic surgery have a bad PR?

The topic of plastic surgery and beauty treatments is always very controversial and still many people associate it negatively. In my opinion this results primarily from the media tendency to publicize Hollywood-like, slightly exaggerated approach to cosmetic surgery, as well as the focus on negative cases, e.g. unsuccessful plastic surgery. For the media, plastic surgery is a very attractive topic. It attracts attention, increases the audience, the number of views. To further heat the atmosphere, the media, and the community behind them, brand those who have undergone too many treatments, which resulted in some if not the best postoperative results.

Unfortunately, many people build their negative attitude towards cosmetic surgery based on such information carriers. It is a shame, because before forming a negative opinion on the matter, it would be worthwhile to think about how plastic surgery has changed the lives of ordinary people. Perhaps we should check among friends or family members who had undergo the surgery. Instead of consuming negative extreme cases exploited by the media, ask ordinary people who have undergone revision surgery what has changed in their attitude toward life? With the whole experience behind them, would they undergo the surgery again?

Of course, in such a hostile environment it is difficult to persuade anyone to confide and share experiences. Therefore I want to write from my own experience that plastic surgery, which I see every day, is very far from the examples discussed in the media. It is rare for me to meet people who carry out a procedure for the tenth time, or a surgery that involved cutting out the ribs, etc. Every day I have the pleasure to meet ordinary people, patients who for various reasons decided to undergo surgery. These reasons vary: complexes from childhood or adolescence, the desire to return to the pre-pregnancy shape, weight loss or the need to sculpt the body or just the desire to do something for myself. Making the decision to have a treatment was not easy for these people, but after the surgery and recovery time passed, the majority of patients gain a lot of positive energy, confidence and bravery. Consider the image of an ordinary man with the most pure intentions choosing to undergo surgery, and the discipline of plastic surgery itself appears in a much more positive light.

Plastic surgery treatments which lend themselves to ordinary people should be seen as self-care, not only in terms of physical, but also mental health. Undergoing a surgery carries a lot of positive changes in the life of the patient. So before you respond negatively to someone who has had a treatment in the field of a plastic surgery, try first to see whether or not it is worth to try “to walk in the shoes” of the person for a while and emphatically consider the reasons that guided him or her, or just listen to his/her opinion on the matter.

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June 16th, 2013 by nina manduk | Comments Off on Why does plastic surgery have a bad PR?