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Bakersfield or Fresno Plastic Surgeon Discussion: Breast Augmentations

Whenever a woman is self-conscious about their breasts, they may begin to consider a breast augmentation. A breast augmentation is usually a combination of techniques other than just placing implants, that a Bakersfield or Fresno breast implants surgeon will perform to have your breasts looking their best after recovery.

A breast augmentation is the surgery that a woman gets when they want breast implants. Your Bakersfield or Fresno breast implants surgeon will perform an evaluation prior to performing the surgery. This will help them to make the best suggestions for your surgery. They will be able to tell you what size and shape implant they feel your body will look its most natural with. Of course, you may choose not take their advice, but it is always wise to deeply consider their suggestions. They are highly trained and experienced in performing breast augmentations.

Breast augmentations are very common, but that doesn’t make them any easier than other surgeries out there. It is still a major surgery that will require downtime and special care. Make sure that you are prepared for the surgery. Your Bakersfield or Fresno breast implants surgeon will also make sure that you are well aware of all aspects of the surgery before you go in for your breast augmentation.

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.

Endermologie Cellulite Treatment

Let’s talk a little bit about cellulite and a non-invasive way to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin! Cellulite is a major problem for many women and an incredibly hard thing to get rid of. To most, it seems as though it’s much easier to develop more cellulite that to get rid of it! Cellulite is made of deposits of fat and other material trapped in “pockets” of connective tissue beneath the skin. The pockets are formed by tiny fibers of connective tissue that attach the undersurface of the skin to the tissue underneath. Over time, the fat volume increases causing progressive dimpling. Cellulite affects about 90% of women after they reach puberty.

So, why are women more prone to develop cellulite than men? The answer is, genetics! A woman’s skin is built differently to help store fat and expand during pregnancy and breast feeding. When estrogen levels fluctuate in the body, the skin retains fluid, the connective tissue hardens, and blood and lymphatic circulation is decreased. This causes fat cell storage to be favored, leading to the development of cellulite. Although there are many creams and potions out there, none have been proven to work. Only exercise and dietary modification seems to foster a modest decrease the amount of cellulite.

The good news is that Endermologie can help! Endermologie is a non-invasive procedure using a combination of aggressive massage and suction to improve the health of connective tissue. Endermologie is performed by a qualified Endermologie Therapist using the Cellu M6 Keymodule machine, a hand-held motorized treatment head with specially designed rollers to gently lift and roll the skin.

The sessions last 35 minutes, treating the entire body, but focusing on the problem areas. Realistic results include disrupting the bands that create the “pockets” of fat, smoothing the skin’s appearance, and improving circulation. Many people achieve dramatic improvement in 10-15 sessions. For the best results it is recommended that patients start with two sessions per week and participate in healthy living strategies, which the therapist describes in detail at the time of consultation. Patients are encouraged to drink two liters of water per day and do a minimum of 4 days of cardiovascular exercise per week for optimum results and appearance.

Rest assured that you are in the best possible hands with Michelle, our certified Massage & Endermologie Therapist at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. She has been practicing for over 7 years and truly believes massage is relaxing, helpful, and important for overall wellness. Her past clients swear by Endermologie and her trusted expertise.

Even though men are not prone to develop cellulite, they might have loose skin, or some fat trapped under the skin, that can be improved by Endermologie. Clinical experience has shown excellent results for problem areas such as “love handles” and loose pectoral tissue. It is an excellent skin toner, therefore it is a good option e to treat the skin after weight loss that resulted in loose skin.

Endermologie also is great after liposuction! Many patients begin a series of Endermologie treatments one month after liposuction to speed healing, decrease swelling, and achieve better and smoother results. Since Endermologie is a non-invasive procedure, the results are temporary, not permanent. We suggest that you approach cellulite treatment as a lifestyle change. Just as we go to have our hair cut on an ongoing basis, we need our cellulite treated regularly as well. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and 1-2 Endermologie maintenance treatments per month are recommended to help maintain the results achieved.

If you are interested in Endermologie and would like a consultation, please contact us to set up an appointment with Michelle. If you would like to know more about liposuction in Bakersfield or Malibu, our doctors Dr Darshan Shah, Dr Brett Lehocky, and Dr James Knoetgen would love to see you for a consultation. Dr Milan Shah also can help small pockets of fat with an injection treatment called Mesotherapy. Call and make an appointment with him at the Bakersfield, CA location or the Malibu location to get more information.