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Why You Should Combine Your Bakersfield or Fresno Breast Implants Surgery with Related Treatments

When you make the decision to get Bakersfield or Fresno breast implants, you do so because you want to enhance the appearance of your body. However, sometimes your surgeon will suggest having other procedures done at the same time, depending on the situation.

If your breasts sag as a result of aging, weight loss or pregnancy, you may want to consider having a breast lift at the same time. Your surgeon can lift your breasts, move the position of your nipples and enlarge your breasts with implants all at the same time. This will prolong the length of the procedures and allow your breasts to look fuller and more youthful. A Bakersfield or Fresno breast implants surgeon is very familiar with performing both procedures at one time.

Other surgeries that may be done at the same time include the reconstruction of the breasts or the reduction of the breast implants. These are also rather common. A Bakersfield or Fresno breast implants surgeon is capable of helping you achieve the look you are going for.

If you would like to know more about the other procedures that can be done at the same time of your breast implants surgery, talk with your surgeon during your evaluation. They will be able to give you their expert opinion.

The Advantages of an Areola Incision When You Get Breast Implants in Bakersfield or Fresno

Areola Incision - Bakersfield and Fresno Plastic SurgeonAn areola incision has become a more popular choice these past few years. Many surgeons will even suggest it if you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno. There are many advantages to this type of incision.

One of the areola’s greatest advantages is that it has minimal scarring. The incision is made where the areola meets the rest of your skin and therefore the scar is hardly visible.

The placement of the incision makes it easier for the surgeon to place your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno. The incision is directly done on the breast which is perfect for a surgeon to work with.

Another advantage to the areola incision is that women who intend on having a breast lift done at the same time, will have an easier surgery. An areola incision makes it possible to conduct both procedures at one, which also makes the surgeon’s job easier.

The areola incision had become quite the incision choice among women recently. The fact that it’s scarring is minimal and that the surgeon can work with it relatively easily makes it a wise choice. However, as with any incision choice you have for your breast implants in Bakersfield, it also has its disadvantages.

Breast Implants in Bakersfield: Advantages of a TUBA Incision

TUBA Breast Implant IncisionA TUBA incision, or transumbilical breast augmentation, is when the cut for your surgery is made in the navel. There are many reasons as to why women may choose to have this incision over the other their other incision options. If you are wondering what advantages may come with having this incision before you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno, here are they are:

• The scarring is very minimal and unable to be seen, unlike all other incision choices.
• The chances of having numbness occur in your nipples are much less likely.
• Having your incision get infected is also less likely to occur.
• Bleeding is less likely to happen.
• You will feel less discomfort with a TUBA incision.
• The ability to breast feed is taken away.

As one can see, TUBA incisions have many advantages. You will just have to determine if a TUBA incision is right for you before you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno. Your surgeon will be more than happy to give you more information on this incision. However, not every surgeon offers it. It takes a highly trained and experienced surgeon to perform the TUBA incision when you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno.

New Year Resolutions: Improving Your Appearance

Are you ready for a new you?
By Dr. Darshan Shah

The new year is upon us and many of you will be making resolutions to improve your appearance, including taking advantage of surgical procedures to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles, scars, sagging skin and unwanted fat.  Proper planning for any type of surgery is important, especially tummy tucks, liposuction and similar procedures designed to transform the appearance of your body.  This includes ensuring that you are at your ideal body weight by the time the surgery takes place.  When your weight is appropriate for your age and height, you will have the best results possible from your surgery.

You can evaluate your own surgery readiness with the Body Mass Index (BMI).  Developed by the World Health Organization, this easy-to-read scale is used to gauge how much your current weight departs from what is considered normal for individuals that are your same height and weight.  To use the BMI scale, first locate your height (in inches) in the left-hand column labeled Height.  Then move right across the column to find your weight.  When you have found your weight, move up the column to the top bar, to find your BMI ranking.  The formula that is used to calculate BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by height in meters, squared (BMI=kg/m2).

In order to achieve the optimum results from plastic surgery, your BMI needs to be less than 30.  This is particularly important for tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) and liposuction, but should also be adhered to when undergoing any type of surgery.  A tummy tuck is the procedure used to eliminate excessive and sagging abdominal skin that can result from extreme weight loss, bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass surgery or pregnancy.  Liposuction is a popular method of eliminating obstinate body fat that has not responded to diet or exercise.  Your plastic surgeon will also want to ensure your BMI is under 30 for procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, brow lift, fat injections, breast lift, breast reduction and many other procedures.

If you are planning a surgery this year and need to lose weight, there are many different methods that can help you accomplish your BMI goals.  One of the simplest programs to implement is the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid.  This is a tool that is used to help an individual lose weight with a balanced and nutritious diet.  Another popular weight loss program is Weight Watchers, which is based on the way in which your body processes food.  Try to avoid products that promote rapid weight reduction, both due to potential health consequences and the likelihood of regaining the weight after your procedure.  Whatever diet plan you choose, make sure that you are also exercising.  Regular physical activity has many pre-surgery as well as health benefits.  Also remember that before beginning any type of weight loss program, you should visit your physician for a checkup and any tests that may be needed.  This will uncover any medical conditions that may prevent you from losing weight.  

Looking your best this coming year is a worthwhile and obtainable goal.  Our office can provide you with the surgical information that you will need if you are planning a procedure.

Weight Loss or Tummy Tuck?

There are many misconceptions about weight loss and its role in cosmetic surgery results. Some believe that they don’t have to lose weight before cosmetic surgery, and can still achieve ideal results; while others believe they have to drastically lose weight in order to get the toned tummy they want. The truth is that every body is unique, and so is determining the necessity and approach to weight loss before surgery. We like to consider ourselves partners in your life changing surgical procedure. As such, our philosophy is to emphasize that plastic surgery is the end, or the icing on the cake, of your transformation – not the beginning. It is important that you be close to your ideal body weight before undergoing surgeries such as a tummy tuck to achieve the best results.

The purpose of a tummy tuck procedure is to remove loose skin and stretch marks in the abdominal area and tighten the abdominal muscles. The tummy tuck procedure is NOT designed for weight loss. At Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we use a sophisticated analysis system of making recommendations for weight loss before surgery. The first step is to measure your BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is a standard height to weight ratio useful for classifying risks associated with weight, and is one of the best indicators of whether or not you are ready for plastic surgery. A patient with a BMI around 30 or higher, who has a tummy tuck procedure and continues to lose weight after the procedure, will run the risk of creating new loose skin in the abdomen. This is why as a general practice we prefer our patients to have a BMI of less than 30. For those with a BMI under 30, even if they continue to lose weight after the procedure, their skin still has the ability and potential to tighten up.

If it has been determined that you need to lose weight before having a procedure, we can be there to help you achieve the weight loss results you are looking for! We suggest a low-carbohydrate diet in combination with 30 minutes of dedicated exercise. Dedicated exercise is not walking the kids to school; it is dedicating the time to do cardio and getting your heart rate high enough to burn calories. For some, a weight loss program consisting of diet pills and B-12 injections may also be helpful, and others may be candidates for the lap band surgery.

We truly hope that we can help you get to a point where cosmetic surgery will give you amazing and long lasting results.  Please, do not hesitate to come in for more advice, support and another chance to step on our scale and see how well you are doing in achieving your goals!