Many of us have seen or heard on the news stories of people ending up with horrible outcomes from a plastic surgery procedure, gone bad. In many of these cases, the person performing the surgery is either unqualified (and perpetrating a surgeon with the right credentials) or it is actually a surgeon who may be under-qualified. It is vitally important be informed. Dr. Anthony Yuon urges prospective patients to do their homework before cosmetic surgery. Research the surgeon’s background, specialties and certifications, and confirm if he or she has hospital privileges, which is mandatory in some states.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), recent published a study “Texting Linked to Faster Breast Reconstruction Recovery” led by Dr. Rao of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which showed the benefits of post operative support via texting between patients and their doctors, for added support during recovery.
New resources are available online for men who suffer from Gynecomastia, a condition that causes their breast tissue to grow and reveal man boobs or “moobs.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) launched a new website, Gynecomastia.org to help men learn more about the causes, and to find solutions and surgeons to treat it.
Dr. McNemar, a Board Certified, California plastic surgeon who is a co-author “Your Complete Guide to Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring” shares his concerns for women considering “lunchtime boob job: procedures. There are risks associated with the filler substance Macrolane, used in this non-surgical procedure, and he suggests that FDA approved implants offer more flexibility than other options for adding volume to the breasts. “With the wide variety of implant sizes and shapes available, we can achieve beautiful, proportional augmentation that complements a woman’s figure, no matter what her body type.”
Coming together for a cause, and helping women stay informed about their options after a mastectomy, three entities unite to create more opportunities for women to lead more fulfilling lives after cancer. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) announced their partnership with the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) in support of breast reconstruction awareness and BRA Day USA on October 17, 2012. As the national medical sponsor of BRA Day USA, CRBS will lead the way in the campaign to help support women physically, mentally and emotionally as they survive and thrive after breast cancer. Singer, songwriter, Jewel will be the national spokesperson.
Breast implants can be successfully used on athletic women with low body fat percentages; techniques vary from patient to patient. Women who regularly engage in athletic activities often find that their breast size is affected by any accompanying weight loss, as breasts are partially composed of fatty tissue. To maintain a feminine figure while engaging in a serious exercise regimen that lowers body fat percentage, athletic women may choose breast augmentation. Designing the appropriate surgical approach, as well as the type of implant used, depends on a variety of factors, all of which should be discussed with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.
Patients who undergo the procedure known as a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are overwhelmingly satisfied with their results, says Dr. Eric Chang of Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The board-certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore sees numerous patients for this procedure and says it can help improve people’s self-image as well as their body contours.
We all understand what breast implants are – but, when deciding to have an augmentation procedure actually requires us to pick out what type we want. Do we want saline of silicone, high or moderate profile, textured or smooth? Which feels more like a natural breast? Are they safe? Read here about the different types and information regarding each…
Over half of being happy with the end result of any plastic surgery…is the expectations that we have when we decide on a procedure. In this article, we address a woman who has a trim, in-shape body – but, is unhappy with her thighs (join the club, right? : )). She provided pictures of impossibly leggy models and asked if she had Smart lipo….could her legs look like that? Yes…IF her legs were 5 inches longer and hereditary. That is not to say that Smart lipo won’t do an amazing job at taking bulk away from the thigh area. It certainly will – but, this is a common issue in plastic surgery – people need to understand that we cannot go into the procedure with unrealistic expectations. The difference between improving upon what we were born with…and asking for the impossible must be reconciled BEFORE we attempt any procedure. Smart lipo CAN produce incredible results…but, it cannot add 5 inches to your legs : ). However, meeting with a Smart Lipo Top Doc can give you the benefit of understanding that while you cannot add those 5 inches….the results WILL make your legs look longer, slimmer and more proportionate – regardless of their current stature.