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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.

Bakersfield Breast Implants: What is a Partial Submuscular Placement?

Placement is important when you choose to get breast implants. Some Bakersfield breast implants surgeons may have their suggestions but you should know a little about each placement before you decide on where you’d like your implants to go within the breast area. One of these placements is referred to as a submuscular placement. This placement is when the implant hangs slightly below the muscles.

A partial submuscular placement has its advantages like a lower risk of rippling and of capsular contracture, but it also has some cons. Your Bakersfield breast implants surgeon can go over these further with you. Although some surgeons may not offer this type of muscular placement or they may refer to it as a submuscular placement or a dual plane. You will need to ask them the placements that they are capable of.

Choosing the placement of your Bakersfield breast implants is just as important as all of the other aspects and choices you will have to consider such as breast implant type and incision site. However, don’t let all of the choices that need to be made overwhelm you. Your Bakersfield breast implants surgeon will be able to guide you in all your decisions.

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.

Hair Transplantation :Follicular Unit Extraction with Dr. Siporin

At Beautologie for Men, there are two distinct procedures that clients can undergo to correct the effects of hair loss: FUT or FUE. One of those techniques is called Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE.

FUE is available to anyone with hair loss that has enough hair on the back of the head to use as donor hair. This encompasses 90% of hair loss clients. Although the hair must be shaved from the back of the head to use as donor hair, the biggest advantage to FUE is that there is no scarring. This is especially appealing for younger clients who aren’t sure how short they may want their hair one day, perhaps even choosing to shave the head altogether later on. In either of these cases, FUE ensures scarring won’t be an issue.

FUE works by obtaining hair one or two at a time from the donor area and transplanting it to the area of hair loss. This is done by first shaving the donor area on the back or sides of the head. This area is genetically superior to the area of hair loss, in that it will grow back more readily. The hair from the donor area is then taken by removing hairs one at a time with a round needle like device. After the procedure, these small holes heal without any scarring to worry about!

Clients should expect to be at Beautologie for 5-6 hours for the procedure. The area of the head being worked on will be numbed, and patients are also given an oral sedative. Afterward, there are no stitches to worry about, but clients may want to wear a hat for about 10-14 days afterward while the head heals and the donor area grows back. The discomfort should be minimal, and clients can go back to swimming or showering as normal almost immediately.

Set up a consultation today at Beautologie, and let us show you the difference FUE can make for your life.