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WANT TO ENHANCE YOUR BREASTS WITH IMPLANT SURGERY?

The Advanced Liposuction Center in Cranberry Township, PA can help you feel better about your breasts and your body. Highly customizable breast implants allow you to increase breast size, improve shape, and alter nipple position.

Are breast implants right for me?

Here is a typical but dramatic example of why a woman may choose breast implants surgery. When finished nursing, a woman notices that both breasts had become “droopy, lumpy, and flat.” Fearing the worst, she immediately schedules an appointment with her doctor. Upon examination, her doctor reassures her that she doesn’t have cancer, and that these types of changers are normal. Her next question goes something like “when will they return to normal?” Unfortunately, the answer is that they don’t. Breast implants become the only real option in cases such as this.

Any number of things take their toll on a woman’s breasts, including pregnancy, breast feeding, and gravity. Over time, most breasts lose volume as part of the normal aging process, with genetics playing a large role. Many choose to do nothing, while others invest in lift bras to temporarily improve appearance. Other women, however, choose breast augmentation surgery is by far the most common cosmetic procedure performed today. In America alone, about 100,000 women a year receive breast implants.

Adding to breast volume is by far the most common goal of br

east implants and enhancement procedures. Breast shape and symmetry, however, are perhaps just as important. In the minds of many patients, the ideal breast is full at its upper pole, gently sloping towards the lower pole. The nipples points slightly upwards, and the breast itself is firm with little visible sagging. In short, this describes many of the characteristics found in young adult women.

Unfortunately, gravity, pregnancy, weight loss, and the passage of time can alter this aesthetic. The skin and breast tissue become stretched out, resulting in a sagging, deflated look. For many women, a pronounced loss of volume also occurs. With proper augmentation using modern breast implants much of this is permanently reversible. Saline implants not only restore lost volume but restore (and even improve) shape as well.

Attaining the ideal, natural “beaconing breasts” described above is possible in many cases. Almost any desired size is easily achievable, as is perfect symmetry. All of this is made possible using customized implants specifically shaped for each individual patient.

 

Saline or Silicone: which type of breast implants is right for you?

This depends largely on what you want to achieve. Silicone is noted for its very realistic feel. It closely matches the firmness and density of natural breast tissue, yet is some

what stiffer than saline. Implants made of Silicone lend themselves to a very natural look and a realistic feel. They have soft edges which blend easily into existing tissue, and are indeed in wide use today. This being s

aid, they’re probably not the best choice for a large increase in size.

In all fairness, saline implants share many of the above characteristics. While older generations of saline implants could certainly achieve a realistic look, they were infamous for not moving or feeling natural. The results were often seen as overly firm. An artificial “ripple effect” was also sometimes noticeable when the breasts moved. Today, these problems have been largely solved. Saline implants have proven themselves just as well

 

Schedule your Breast Implant Consultation at the Advanced Liposuction Center in Cranberry Twp, PA.

If you’re serious about permanent breast enhancement, the first step is scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Giraldo. These face to face breast implant consultations always confidential and there’s no obligation. You’ll find out if you’re a good candidate, go over your options, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Simply Click here to set up a FREE appointment for a Breast Implant Surgery with Dr. Giraldo today or call us at Phone: 724-683-7581 | Fax: 878-313-3339. We’re located at 20555 Perry Hwy, Cranberry, PA, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

A Question of Location. Under the Pectoral Muscles or Under the Mammary Glands?

This is an important question, and again there is is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on the thickness of the breast tissue that will cover the implant.

In cases where the overlying tissue is thin, as seen in smaller breasts, it’s best to place the implants below the muscular 

layer.

Where the breast implants are inserted all depends on the thickness of the tissue overlying the implant. If it is thin, insertion should be under the muscle. If it is thick, it could be under the mammary gland or under the muscle. This is determined based on the shape of the chest and patient’s desires. Furthermore, a third technique, which is the dual plane technique, places the implant under the gland and under the muscle. This provides the implantation with a combination of benefits from both techniques. Advanced Liposuction Center and  Medilaser, Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center most frequently utilizes the dual plane technique for implantation. See Dr Giraldos Gallery for actual patient outcomes.

Hiding the Incision: which location is best?

Increasing breast size and improving shape aren’t a patient’s only concerns. Minimizing and hiding incision scars is also a large part of achieving natural looking results. Several sites can be used, including beneath the arm pit, through the nipple, or even through the belly button. Utilizing the area under the breasts, technically known as the

 inframammary fold, is usually the best choice, however.

This approach usually requires only one incision per breast, which is made at the junction of the breast and the chest wall. By taking advantage of a pre- existing skin fold any scarring that does occur is practically invisible.

Scar formation is a highly individual reaction, and some patients develop more severe scarring than others. When this is the case, laser scar reduction is a good follow up treatment. It’s likely that the patient will need more than one session, but modern lasers offer consistently good results. In most cases higher, end lasers such as the PicoSure system can remove scars almost entirely.

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Breast Augmentation Initial Examination

The initial consultation for breast augmentation is very similar to those of other cosmetic procedures. Your doctor will take a complete health history, including review of medications. A physical exam is then performed, allowing your doctor to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for this type of procedure. Your breasts will be measured, noting their shape and nipple position. Special attention is paid to any side-to-side asymmetry.

At this point you’ll have

 an in-depth discussion about the benefits—and potential risks—of breast augmentation. If there are any alternative procedures, your surgeon is obligated to review these with you. Finally, you’ll go over particular aspects of your breasts you’d like to improve upon. This can include size, shape, firmness, and nipple position. Anonymous before and after pictures are almost always used as an aid. This also give you an added opportunity to review the surgeon’s work.

Part of this is setting realistic expectations, which is incredibly important. Most people are thrilled with how they look after their cosmetic procedure. When this isn’t the case, it’s often because the results didn’t live up to the patient’s unrealistic expectations.

Only after all of this has been accomplished can a concrete treatment plan can be drawn up. An appointment time is then set and you’re that much closer to having the breasts you truly want. If you have any questions in the intervening time, don’t hesitate to call the office.

Simply Click here to set up a FREE appointment for a Breast Implant Surgery with Dr. Giraldo today or call us at Phone: 724-683-7581 | Fax: 878-313-3339. We’re located at 20555 Perry Hwy, Cranberry, PA, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Breast size is probably the number one concern potential augmentation patients have. This is an incredibly personal choice. Today’s implants come in a large range of shapes and sizes, providing you and your surgeon with a wide variety of options. Ultimately it’s a matter of matching up your image of an ideal breast with the appropriate implant. Based on the height and width of your breasts, your surgeon can advise you on which implants will best fill you your chest. The choice, however, is completely your own. Many women want to achieve a well-proportioned, natural final look. Others adopt a more “go big or go home” attitude. There’s no right or wrong answer.

Implants Characteristics

Modern implants are essentially made to order. You choose the size, then the implants are filled with the appropriate volume of sterile saline solution. It’s the same fluid used for intravenous hydration. In many cases, one implant will receive slightly more solution in order to correct for asymmetry. These implants are smooth and have a similar firmness to natural breast tissue. Once positioned, they move naturally with much less of a “ripple” effect than previous generations of implants.

Breast Implant Position

Our Surgeon prefers that your implants will be placed directly behind your chest muscles (pectoralis major). This allows the implants to push your existing breast tissue forward, adding to a more natural look and feel. This also gets around the problem of visible edges. Additionally, this positioning also ensures very little interference with breast feeding and mammography.

Breast Implant Surgery

Today, breast implantation is very minimally invasive and boasts short recovery times. This type of procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, and typically takes about 1-2 hours. It requires only light sedation and local anesthesia, which is a much safer alternative to general anesthesia. In most cases, procedures are done in surgical suites located right inside your surgeon’s office.

Increasing breast size and improving shape aren’t a patient’s only concerns. Minimizing and hiding incision scars is also a large part of achieving natural looking results. Several sites can be used, including beneath the armpit, through the nipple, or even through the belly button. Utilizing the area under the breasts, technically known as the inframammary fold, is usually the best choice, however.

This approach usually requires only one incision per breast, which is made at the junction of the breast and the chest wall. By taking advantage of a pre- existing skin fold any scarring that does occur is practically invisible.

Scar formation is a highly individual reaction, and some patients develop more severe scarring than others. When this is the case, laser scar reduction is a good follow up treatment. It’s like

ly that the patient will need more than one session, but modern lasers offer consistently good results. In most cases higher, end lasers such as the PicoSure system can remove scars almost entirely.

What does the ideal breast augmentation patient look like?

Only patients over 18 years of age and in good physical condition should receive saline implants. For silicone implants 22 is the recommended minimum age. Other than this,

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any individual who wants to increase breast size and improve shape and symmetry is a good candidate.

Implant materials and further considerations:

Most women choose to get implants to increase breast volume by an average of 2 cup sizes. This is mostly performed for purely cosmetic reasons, yet is sometimes done after a mastectomy.

Both silicone and saline implants are available. While both have advantages and drawbacks they are for the most part interchangeable. While silicone implants 

have a reputation of feeling somewhat more natural they may pose a slightly higher risk if leaking occurs.

Based on this reason, saline implants are used slightly more often than silicone. Whether or not they look and feel less natural is up for debate. In fact, many surgeons flatly state that there’s no practical difference.

Saline implants do have one distinct advantage, however. When a large increase in volume is desired saline is usually the material of choice.

Breast Implant Surgery Overview:

While breast augmentation procedures can be done in a hospital, they’re most often performed right in your doctor’s office. This is largely due to the fact that only local anesthesia is neede

d in the majority of cases. Since the patient remains awake, no anesthesiologist is 

needed. This makes augmentation much safer and eliminates the need for an overnight stay. It also greatly reduces costs.

A woman’s breasts usually keep dev

eloping until her early 20s. Because of this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that only women over the age of 18 can receive saline implants. By the same regulations

, the minimum age to receive silicone implants is 22.

Choosing a surgeon is an integral part of any successful breast implants procedure.

Price is indeed important yet it shouldn’t be the primary concern. Several types of doctors perform breast augmentation, but It’s recommended that you choose a cosmetic or plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should ideally have at least 2 years of experience doing implant procedures as well.

Before a patient is even considered for surgery a thorough physical exam must be performed. A complete medical history, including a review of medications, must also be taken. If you’re on certain medications your surgeon may ask you to temporarily stop taking them. Switching to different medications for a short time is also an option.

Small access incisions are made at the start of your procedure. These can be made in several places, but beneath the breasts or under the armpits are the most common. For the most part, this depends on the size and type of implants being used. Scar formation is typically minimal, but these inconspicuous locations hide any scarring which does occur.

Depending on the desired shape of the finished look, implants may be placed above or below the breasts. After placement, the incisions are usually closed with sutures (stitches). If the incisions are small enough, specialized surgical tape may be used instead.

Recovering after your breast augmentation surgery.

Directly after your procedure your breasts will be wrapped in surgical gauze. Drainage tubes may be needed for the first few days, but aren’t always necessary. In order to help the breasts form into their new shape, you’ll likely be asked to wear a specialized support bra.

You won’t need to rest completely (bed rest), but will certainly need to take it easy following your procedure. This ensures that the incisions don’t reopen and heal properly. You can carry normal, non-strenuous daily activities but should avoid heavy lifting for about 5-6 weeks.

You shouldn’t have much pain as you recover from your surgery. If you do experience any discomfort, over the counter (OTC) pain medications such as Tylenol are usually all that’s required. Prescription pain medication isn’t needed in the majority of cases.

After any surgery, including breast enhancement, some degree of swelling is unavoidable. This is to be expected, and doesn’t warrant special treatment. Over the next few weeks you swelling will resolve completely.

Timing is everything:

There’s a right (and wrong) time for everything, including breast augmentation surgery. Only women in their early 20s or older should consider implants. They should be in good overall condition, have a healthy, stable weight, and not use tobacco. If you can’t say “yes” to all of the above questions, now is simply not a good time. You can always reevaluate your options after you’ve quit smoking, for example.

Having implant surgery while you’re pregnant or nursing is also not recommended. Either of these can temporarily alter breast shape and volume by a significant amount, making it difficult to gauge how the finished procedure will look. The natural breast swelling which accompanies pregnancy is also a good “preview” of what larger breasts will feel like. After their first pregnancy, some women may realize that breast enlargement isn’t such a good idea after all.

What’s more, realize that while you will continue to age, your implants will not. If you’re like many patients, looking 60 with the breasts of a 30 year-old is a good thing. It’s certainly not a natural look, however.

Do it for the right reason:

In this case, the right reason is because you, not someone else, wants the procedure. When patients get implants to please someone else it almost always backfires. This means that considering breast enhancement to save a relationship or please a new partner is definitely not a good idea.

 

Breast implant maintenance and other considerations

Implants may last for up to several decades. Replacement may become necessary if the size, shape, or firmness of either breast changes with time. This is by far the most common reason for implant replacement.

For women with silicone implants, an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan is recommended after three years to rule out silent rupture. Additional MRIs are recommended every 2 years thereafter. If an implant breaks open, immediate replacement or removal is necessary.

Mammograms for women with implants may be slightly more difficult and require special X-Ray views. This in no way reduces the accuracy of the mammogram. The risk is minimal, but silicone implants have been shown to raise the risk of breast cancer very slightly. Both silicone and saline implants may make breastfeeding more difficult.

Potential breast implants complications

Breast enhancement is a cosmetic medical procedure. Even so, it still carries some level of risk.

  •    Sizing or symmetry problems
  •    Infection
  •    Bleeding
  •    Scarring
  •    Hardening of the area in contact with the implant due to scar tissue
  •    Breast pain

Leakage from a ruptured implant is also possible. If a silicone implant begins to leak there may be no outward signs. This is known as a “silent rupture.” Alternately, fluid may extrude from the implant, causing the breast to change shape as the implant slowly deflates. When a saline implant ruptures the effect is more dramatic. It deflates immediately and the breast instantly loses volume. In both cases it’s necessary to replace the implant.