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Month: January 2016

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Best Ways Pre and Post-Surgery to Avoid Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is an all too familiar side-effect of breast augmentation, but remains poorly understood. Although surgeons cannot predict the instances in which it can occur, they can optimize surgical conditions in order to keep the rate of capsular contracture to a minimum. So let’s take a look at the best ways pre and post-surgery to avoid capsular contracture.

Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture is a condition in which the thin membrane or capsule that the body naturally forms around the breast implant becomes hard and thick. When breasts implants are placed in the body they are seen as foreign objects, and as a result the body forms a thin membrane around them. While this response is natural, there are times when the capsule tightens around the implant as time passes.

Avoiding capsular contracture
Doctors are not entirely sure what causes capsular contracture, but research suggests that the problem may be linked to a low grade infection. Consequently, prevention methods are primarily focused on reducing the possibility of infection, by ensuring that the breast implants remain as sterile as possible:

Pre-Surgery Prevention
•    Antiseptic solution is used to prep the skin.
•    Application of a microbial sealant to the area where the incision will be made, thus reducing the risk of bacteria in the surgical area.

Post-Surgery Prevention
•    Daily doses of oral vitamin E  help to keep the collagen fibers that make up the capsule soft.
•    Compression exercises help maintain the flexibility of the capsule.

If you are considering breast augmentation, be sure to discuss complications such as capsular contracture with your surgeon. Clients in Orange County can contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA for more information. Call 949-701-4454 today, and set up an appointment with Dr. Kyle Song.

lip enhancement

How long will the results last for Juvederm Ultra XC?

Lip augmentation is rising in popularity, as there seems to be no end to the demand for fuller, well-defined lips. However, people should be careful to learn about the products being used, and what type of results to expect. Juvederm Ultra XC is one of the most common dermal fillers now being used for lip enhancement. But how long will the results last for Juvederm Ultra XC.

Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is an injectable gel derived from hyaluronic acid. It is already a well-known wrinkle filler, but has now been approved for lip enhancement. Lip enhancement with Juvederm is a comfortable experience, because the product also contains a small amount of a local anesthetic known as lidocaine. The injection takes about 10-20 minutes, so it can be conveniently done in the lunch hour. Juvederm Ultra XC is FDA approved for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.

How long do the results last?
You should see the results of Juvederm XC the same day of treatment. There may be some slight swelling, but this usually resolves within 5-7 days. The final results will be seen then, but the difference will not be significant.

The results of Juvederm Ultra XC typically last about 12 months, and require only one injection. However, a touch up may be given after treatment if needed.

Lip augmentation with Juvederm Ultra XC is available in Boston, MA, at the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty. Please call (617)-450-0070 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Doherty in Boston. You can also call (978)-369-4499 for the office in Concord, MA.

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