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What type of breast implant is right for me?

What type of breast implant is right for me?

If you’ve decided to have breast augmentation and found a board certified plastic surgeon you’re comfortable with, there are still some important decisions you have to make about surgery.  Specifically, you have to determine what type of breast implant would be right for you.

Types of breast implants

There are two main types of breast implants – saline and silicone implants.  Saline implants contain sterile salt water, and silicone implants contain silicone gel.  Breast implants are also available in different shapes and sizes.  Round implants and tear drop shaped implants are the most common shapes. 

What type of breast implant is right for me?

Selecting the breast implant that’s right for you is essential, because it can make all the difference to the final outcome of your breast enhancement surgery.

The ideal breast implant for you will depend on the look you want, and your specific body type.   

If prefer more natural looking breast augmentation results, tear drop shaped implants may be the right option for you, because they closely mimic the contour and shape of the natural breasts.   However, if you would like your breasts to be fuller at the top, round implants would be the better choice.

The most appropriate breast implant size for you will depend on your body type, and chest measurements.   If you have a small frame it’s not a good idea to choose overly large breast implants, unless you want to achieve an ultra-enhanced look.  Ideally, the breast implants you opt for should be proportionate to the shape and size of your body.

Would you like to learn more about breast implants

If you are in the Newport Beach or the greater Orange County, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Tenley K. Lawton M.D. for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at www.lawtonmd.com, or by calling (949) 835-4597.

5 tips on prepping for a breast augmentation

5 tips on prepping for a breast augmentation

Are you making preparations for a breast augmentation? There’s no need to be anxious, because your plastic surgeon will review the entire process with you, so that you can make the necessary plans to ensure a safe, healthy surgery. Also, recovery will certainly go much smoother if you pre-plan for surgery.

5 tips on prepping for a breast augmentation

  1. Get blood work done. Patients undergoing breast augmentation may be required to have pre-operative blood work done, to ensure that they do not have an underlying medical condition that could adversely impact surgery.
  2. Stop smoking. Patients are advised to stop smoking at least one month before a breast augmentation, as smoking can affect wound healing. Doctors also advise patients to refrain from smoking 2 weeks after surgery.
  3. Avoid taking certain medications. Patients should stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen at least 14 days prior to surgery, as these drugs can thin the blood. Your surgeon may also recommend that you stop taking certain dietary supplements.
  4. Fill prescriptions. Patients should ask their plastic surgeon about the prescription medications they will need after surgery, so that they can get these early.
  5. Stock up on supplies. It’s a good idea to get food items and other supplies that will be required during recovery.

After breast augmentation patients generally need help at home, so requesting help from a family member or friend to assist with chores is also recommended.

Would you like more tips on prepping for a breast augmentation. Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area, Longwood Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.lpsmd.com, or by calling (617) 749-2715.

How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost In Irvine?

How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost In Irvine?

If you are thinking about having breast augmentation done, it’s important to be aware that it can be a costly procedure. While it may be helpful to do your own research, it’s always advisable to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and ask them directly – how much does a breast augmentation cost.

How much does breast augmentation cost in Irvine

The cost of breast augmentation in Irvine, CA ranges from $6,500 – $8,500, and the national average is approximately $6,100.

There are different variables that can influence the cost of breast augmentation and this includes breast implant prices, geographic location, and the surgeon’s fee.

Breast augmentation is typically performed with the use of saline or silicone breast implants, and silicone implants are more expensive.

The cost of living index within the state of California will also have an impact on the cost of breast augmentation in Irvine. Additionally, costs will vary among surgeons in the same state, as a surgeon with more extensive experience and expertise may charge more than a less experienced physician.

When checking out the cost of breast augmentation, be sure to determine if the quote given includes surgery related costs such as anesthesia, cost of the surgical facility, and surgeon’s fees.

Selecting a surgeon for breast augmentation

When choosing a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation, don’t consider cost alone. A careful choice must be made based on the qualifications and experience of the surgeon, as safety must take priority. Patients get what they pay for, so it’s important not to compromise on quality by choosing heavily discounted plastic surgery.

Are you interested in breast augmentation in Orange County or Irvine, CA.

Contact board certified plastic surgeon Kyle Song MD in Irvine for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Song at www.kylesongmd.com, or by calling (949) 835-4472.

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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.

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What’s the Best Method to Treat Capsular Contracture?

Before you decide to undergo breast augmentation, you need to find out about capsular contracture, and what are your chances of developing it. Estimates indicate that at least 10% of the women in the US, who undergo breast enhancement with implants, are likely to experience this problem. Therefore it’simportant to know what it is, and what’s the best method to treat capsular contracture.

What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is a complication associated with breast augmentation surgery. The body’s immune system reacts to the insertion of a breast implant by creating a thin protective lining or fibrous ‘capsule’ around it. However, for reasons that are not quite clear, there are cases in which the capsule tightens around the implant, causing it to become hard. This condition is referred to as capsular contracture.

What’s the best way to fix it?
Treating capsular contracture effectively,may require the surgical removal of the scar tissue along with the breast implant. The procedure is known as a capsulectomy. During this operation, the implant is also replaced, but is inserted in a different location. Therefore if the breast implant was originally placed subglandular, that is over the pectoralis major muscle, it is repositioned and placed below the muscle.

Complete removal of the capsule is recommended when there is significant capsule formation, but there are times when partial removal of the scar tissue may be adequate.

Breast implants don’t last a lifetime, and patients contemplating the procedure should be aware of the possible risks and complications, and discuss these with their plastic surgeon.

Clients in Orange County can contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA for more information on capsular contracture. Call 949-701-4454 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kyle Song. During your consultation, Dr. Song will discuss the various options, and determine which is most suitable.

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