Next to hair, the breasts are the most scrutinized parts of a woman’s body. For some women, having perfectly shaped and ample breasts enable them to feel good about themselves. For those who are ashamed of the sizes of their boobs, they go at great lengths beyond padded or underwired bras to provide an answer to their desire to have fuller bosoms. It is no wonder that breast augmentation surgery tops the list of the most requested surgical cosmetic procedure among women.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there has been a big increase in the number of patients who have sought for the procedure. What started in the year 2000 with 212,500 has increased to 286, 254 in 2014. Not only that, among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures of 2014, breast augmentation remained the leader with 286,000, followed by nose reshaping (217,000), liposuction (211,000), eyelid surgery (207,000), and facelifts (128,000).
However, there are some women who want to achieve a holistic enhancement more than just a boob job. Here surgical and non-surgical procedures that would effectively complement the results of a breast augmentation and create a total transformation.
This type of surgery allows you to regain your youthful breasts in terms of its contour and appearance. This is usually performed to correct a prior breast augmentation procedure that has resulted in unhappiness with the sculpted size, or shape, uneven or fake appearance, a damaged implant, or wrinkled or rippled implants. Beyond the aesthetic concerns of the patient, some cases involve unforeseen complications like infection while some could have been avoided had the patient sought for really competent surgeons.
Breast revisions are normally performed under general anesthesia and through incisions along the inframammary fold. The recovery period is ideal with most women returning to work a week after surgery and exercising rigorously after 6 weeks. Patients who have their implants removed are expected to recover faster and experience less discomfort than those who opted to have their implants replaced.
Giving birth can be the most gratifying, yet it creates the most dramatic changes in a mother’s body – especially the figure. However, society puts a premium on “pre-pregnancy” sexiness. That is mommy makeovers promises to bring back the glorious pre-pregnancy form.
Aside from breast augmentation, mommy makeovers typically involve surgical procedures that sculpt the body back prior to getting pregnant. This usually includes a breast lift, breast enhancement, liposuction, tummy tuck and thigh lift. And because it involves multiple procedures, mommy makeovers can cost $10,000 to $50,000. Also, it is important to note that multiple procedures mean longer recovery period and a higher risk of complications when post surgery care is not strictly followed.
Strategically placed, the nipples are easily seen on top of the breasts. Unfortunately, there are medical conditions that would produce inverted nipples, large areolas or enlarged ones, giving some women with conditions that they are insecure about. Though mostly congenital, other causes for nipple inversion include breastfeeding, prior breast surgeries, or even infections.
A variety of corrective methods are available to correct such nipples and most of them are carried out under local anesthetic and on an outpatient basis, though some would take longer, depending on the required technique of the surgeon. Even if you would be awake and without pain, you still have the option of having a mild sedative.
The botulinum toxin is very popular among those who want to keep their faces eternally young, especially for the problem areas like the surprise lines, crow’s feet, and the turkey neck on the throat. When injected, it just relaxes the muscles and prevents skin from wrinkling.
While this may seem like too far from enhancing the result of a breast augmentation, a number of women seek out anti-wrinkle fillers to create a youthful appearance of the skin to complement the equally youthful new breasts. Anti-wrinkle fillers are the top non-surgical cosmetic procedure among women, making it a great procedure to get along with the top cosmetic surgery procedure.
Popularly known as mastopexy, this procedure raises the breast by eliminating excess skin while tightening the surrounding tissues for a reshaped and supported breast contour. The popularity of this procedure has been on the rise since the year 2000 with a staggering growth of 70%. And why wouldn’t it when it addresses a host of breast-related problems like sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and even enlarged areolas.
All of these are caused by uncontrollable reasons like pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, heredity, weight fluctuations, and gravity and should be the only reasons for you to consider a breast lift. Other important reasons would be situations when breast implants will not be enough to achieve your desired contour or when the tissue around the nipple has been really stretched.
For women who want to have fuller and more natural breasts, there is the Fat Graft. This procedure uses autologous fat to reconstruct or augment breasts. This is the dream procedure of those who are afraid of silicone implants. A pure and highly effective fat graft creates the possibility of enlarging breasts in the most natural and painless manner. The fat used comes from the stubborn pockets around the abdomen and thigh areas as it gives you the option to reshape the problem areas that have become resistant to diet and exercise.
Other benefits include the absence of foreign bodies, non-invasive surgery, short downtime, and the desired permanently natural look of the augmented breasts. As the implanted fat becomes a part of your breast, the appearance continues to improve months after the operation. As a good side effect, the affected skin becomes softer and tighter, which is large because of the rejuvenating properties of mesenchymal stem cells that are in abundance in the transplanted fat.
No procedures required
For those who are afraid of the knife, there are some things that you can do that would allow you to enhance your boobs, even if these are not permanent in nature.
These include cleavage contouring with the use of make-up, specifically bronzers and shimmers. Wearing the correct bra size always highlights the size and shape of breasts. Also, incorporating food that are known to increase breast size, like avocado and flaxseed, are excellent, natural and healthy ways to boost the results of your breast enhancement procedure.
Regardless of the procedure you choose with your breast augmentation, what is important is to seek out a cosmetic surgeon that will provide you with natural-looking results that harmoniously complements with your other body features.
To learn more about breast augmentation, you can trust that our doctors at Esteem Cosmetic Studio will provide you with the best information about what the procedure involves.
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