Body Cosmetic Procedures

A Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Augmentation

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Getting a boob job can be one of the best things a woman could ever do to herself. However, some were unfortunate to have encountered some life-changing moments of the scary kind. It looks simple enough and is widely accessible nowadays, but without the proper knowledge about the procedure, you could end up ruining your form and physique, instead of enhancing it. Below are the things you really need to know before getting that dream boob job of yours.

Implants: On Top or at the Bottom of the Muscle

For the uninitiated, there seems to be no difference. But there is and it depends on the kind of implant you are going to use.

For those who choose the saline implants, the ones with a small amount of natural breast tissue, or those with a family history of breast cancer, choose the sub-muscular or the one under the muscle. If you prefer silicone implants and you have a large amount of natural tissue, go for the sub-glandular or over-the-muscle placement. There are also some rare cases when both options are advisable for the patient so please consult your surgeon regarding this matter.

Expected Recovery Period

After choosing the position of the implants, it would be good to know that this would affect the recovery period of the procedure. But generally speaking, the patient should be able to do her regular activities within 7 to 10 days after surgery.

A week off from work would be efficient for recuperating. With this in mind, it would be wise to strategize your schedule and factor in your healing time.

Another important concern when planning for your procedure is to consider the nature of your job. If you lift a lot of heavy things, you should absolutely avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk, especially within the first week post-surgery. If you have kids in the house, some assistance would be needed, so make sure you enlist one ahead of time.

When to Go Back to Your Routine

The way to go is to do it slowly at first by walking a bit and then do a bit more strenuous activities like aerobic activities when you start feeling more confident and comfortable. If you are the type who lifts weights, you should rest for a minimum of two weeks. You are actually not going to mind this because your body would probably tell you it is not yet ready for such activities. For those who choose to have the implants under the muscle, recovery period will be longer as this creates trauma to more tissues.

Brand Matters

Brands, for the most part, symbolize the quality that you can expect from the products that they sell. In the U.S. you have Mentor, Sientra, and Allergan. Among the three, the one that provides the best service is Allergan which is why a lot of surgeons prefer this brand. This shouldn’t stop you from trying other brands because they would only matter when you need to replace them while they are still under warranty.

Teardrop-shaped Implants

Implants also have different shapes and the round ones are the best because they are completely symmetric, and because of that, would never cause a problem in its position in your body. On the other hand, you have the teardrop-shaped implants that are asymmetric which aside from having a greater projection at the bottom compared to the top, it also has the tendency to rotate which may cause aesthetic problems. If you wish to have it looking more natural, opt for rounded implants instead.

The Need for Breast Lifts

For some women, breast surgery might not be the immediate option to enhance the appearance of their breasts. So what’s the best way to figure out the right one for you? Look in front of the mirror and is your nipples are lower than the breast crease, the additional implants that will be added without removing the excess skin in the area will make the breasts sag. And this is just the beginning because gravity is the enemy that becomes stronger with the passage of time. If this is the case, then a lift should do the trick. And if the surgeon insists on getting bigger implants, walk out of the clinic immediately.

Shape Over Size?

One of the biggest concerns about the kind of enhancement that the patient should get is the perennial choice between size over shape. And because different women have different needs, the options are a lot. But as a rule of thumb, there is a range of sizes that fits most people pretty well.

And let’s not talk about bra sizes. Though it is used to measure how big your breast should be because there are so many factors that could affect the size of the bra, making it a less credible method for measuring breast sizes.

So it all comes down to the most important thing and that is the shape of your breasts. It should be full, yet with the right proportion in comparison to the rest of the body. To come up with the right size, you have to calculate the height, weight, frame, size, and the overall chest size. Surgeons ask the patient to wear different size implants placed inside the bras to visualize the right shape and size for the woman and at the same time, gives the patient a more realistic representation of the kind of breasts that she wants to have.

Bigger is not Better all the Time

As popular as the pop-stars with big boobs are, you should never use it as your basis for what is perfectly attractive for men. Aside from overdoing it would actually be more of a turn-off. The woman needs to consider that she will be putting extra weight on her chest area which could cause problems with her back. Like a true girlfriend, it is best that comfort should be the bottom line of every procedure because no perfect look can replace the confidence you would exude when your body completely agrees with its enhancements.

Before getting a breast augmentation done, make sure to get a consultation from credible and board-certified surgeons. Visit us now at the Esteem Cosmetic Studio in Australia. Our cosmetic surgeons use the latest techniques and technologies to provide you satisfaction based on your realistic expectations.

Call us now or simply fill-out our inquiry to schedule your consultation with us today!


Be in Your Best Shape for Lipo

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Now that technology has enabled people to improve their bodies with the least amount of effort for incredible results, liposuction has become one of the most popular procedures for those who have the will and the money to get it. As fantastic as it sound, this procedure is not meant for everyone, or to be specific, not at the time that the person wants to get it and this article shall delve into the issue to give the prospective patients a bigger picture of what the fuzz about liposuction is all about.

What is Liposuction?

Now that it is commonly heard, it is really easy to understand what Liposuction is. This surgical technique aims to improve the body’s contour. This involves the removal of excess fat deposits that are stubbornly located between the skin and muscle.

To do this, a small stainless steel tube called a cannula (derived from the Latin word for tube or cane) is connected to a very powerful suction pump and is inserted into the fat that you want to remove through small incisions in the skin. Suction is used for this technique to suck out the unwanted fat. As the patient heals, the incisions and the tiny tunnels disappear and leave the desired body as flawless as it was intended to be.

However, not all patients are recommended to get this procedure and one of the factors that would identify a person as unfit for this surgery is his current weight.

The Ideal Weight of the Candidate

Unlike the other vital statistics or figures that represent the actual human condition, the ideal weight of the patient cannot be automatically determined because the procedure demands the analysis of other factors to determine if the patient is fit for liposuction or not.

However, the rule of thumb is to think that the procedure is not meant for people who are obese or overweight in general. Being overweight is still determined by the Body Mass Index of the person. It does not give the patient the ideal weight he or she desires.

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This is the reason why liposuction is ideal for those who are in their ideal weight or a just a little above it. The procedure is really for spot reduction, getting rid of the fat in the areas where fat is naturally hard to burn. To illustrate, a 170-pound woman cannot expect the procedure to let her wear the clothes for a 130-pound woman. Setting this expectation for big women would save them the dissatisfaction that they might have once they discover how little can be removed from them.

To sum it up, there is no specific weight to make a person a good candidate for the procedure. What is consistent is that those who are somewhat obese are the ones that really benefit from liposuction, and those who have localized accumulations of fat that the procedure can effectively get-rid-off.

Not Effective for the Obese

Not to shatter the dreams of other people, but those who expect to perfectly reach their weight goals are not the good candidates for this procedure. Such people usually include the excessively obese ones because they need the transformation more than their slightly chubby counterparts.

Another big reason for obese individuals to avoid liposuction is the fact that they usually regain the weight that was removed by the procedure. The only way to prevent this from happening is to completely change the diet, or to dramatically increase the activity of the person to burn the fats more efficiently.

Serious surgical complications have been noted to happen to large-volume liposuction that was done to treat obesity. The removal of more than 8 to 10 pounds a day with the use of liposuction has never been considered safe. As much as this has been carved in stone, there are exceptions and they are those who are overweight but whose weight has been stable for years, and have specific problem areas to improve.

What to Do When You are Not Yet Fit for Liposuction?

To be told that you are not fit for a liposuction is a devastating experience that all patients do not want to go through. But if you look at it as a good motivation to improve your overall health, it might just pave the way for the healthier and more attractive body that you have always dreamt of. Below are some tips on what you can do to be fit for liposuction.

Have a General Check-up

People who are not healthy are not supposed to get liposuction because it might cause some complications with their existing illnesses. Go through your medical records to be sure that you are completely clear and healthy for liposuction.

Also check for allergies and drug reactions because the procedure might lead to drug interactions that might give some nasty side effects. Avoid certain drugs like aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or anticoagulants because they increase the risk of bleeding. Do not take medicine that inhibits the metabolism of lidocaine too. Though the body is supposed to be clean off those drugs two weeks before the procedure, it would be a good idea to know these and find out possible replacements if necessary.

Set Healthy Expectations

People who undergo liposuction are those who are determined to change their bodies for the better. Sometimes, their determination serves as blinders that hinder them to discern what’s realistic for their current health condition. As long as the mind has an accurate picture of what is going to happen, the results are sure to be the best, no matter how big or small they are.

Dissatisfaction can lead to decisions that could affect the logic and sanity of the person, especially because this is a drastic move for a person to become the best that person can be. This is the reason why patients have to undergo a psychological test before getting one.

Other Concerns

People below 35 years old still have the elasticity of their skin that allows them to conform to their new body shape. As they get older, the body simply finds it more difficult to do so and might even require additional surgical procedures to achieve the desired results. This is exactly the reasons why breast reduction for women is not recommend for senior members of the female community.

Don’t Push It

Because there are people who need it now and need it badly that they resort to extreme ways to lose weight in order to get liposuction. There are establishments that advertise “laser liposuction (SmartLipo)” or “Lipodissolve” and “Mesotheraphy.” The first two were found to use non-FDA approved injectables and were marketed as substances that harmlessly melt the fat away. Unsurprisingly, there were cases when the patients became permanently disfigured. Do lots of research and consultations before thinking of getting anything done to your body.

Actually, there is no need to punish yourself over that. Remember that the key to the success of liposuction is not the procedure itself, but the discipline of maintaining the new figure to make another liposuction completely irrelevant. Go through weight loss as diligently as possible and as naturally as possible.

To learn more how to get liposuction the safe way, Esteem Cosmetic Studio will provide you with the right information and treatment plan that will fit your specific needs. Our pool of highly skilled cosmetic surgeons with extensive experience in providing safe procedures, such as liposuction, in Australia.

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