Are you a good candidate for a Breast Augmentation Surgery?

In the event you opt for breast augmentation surgery, you can judge for yourself whether you are a suitable candidate. In the event you have one or more of the following conditions, chances are high that you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.

  • You feel bothered or self-conscious that your breasts are too small (in proportion to your body structure)
  • When you try on clothes, those that fit you well around the waist-line are often too large at the bust-line
  • You feel that swimsuits or body-fitting outfits are not for you
  • You’ve had children and your breasts have lost their firmness and may have also become smaller
  • Rapid weight-loss has changed the size and shape of your breasts
  • One of your breasts is noticeable smaller than the other

Why not drop in at Yorkshire Cosmetics for a free consultation and find out how we can help you!

BREAST ENLARGEMENT SURGERY – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Before opting for Breast Enlargement Surgery, it’s imperative that you know all the fact relating to the procedure. Here are a few questions that you need to have answers fo before going in for surgery!

1. What is Breast Enlargement Surgery?

Also known as a “boob job”, breast enlargement surgery is a surgical procedure that’s designed to increase the size of woman’s breast by implanting a silicone or saline based implant to increase size.

2. What’s the difference between saline and silicone implants?

The saline based implant consists of silicone shell filled with a saltwater solution, whilst a silicone implant is filled with silicone gel. The saline implant is inserted empty and once in place, filled from within. This results in less noticeable scarring as the incision require for insertion is smaller. For women with very little breast tissue, silicone gel implants provide a better solution in terms of augmentation and reconstruction.

3. How long is the recovery process?

Under usual cases, women can return to work after 3-4 days of undergoing the surgery. However, one must avoid exercising and other strenuous activity for one month.

4. Will breast enlargement surgery affect breast feeding?

Very few cases have been reported where the procedure has affected breastfeeding. However if the surgery is done properly, with the implant being placed behind the chest’s muscle wall, it wouldn’t affect the mammary glands.

5. What are the risks associated with the procedure?

It has been reported that there’s a 7-10% rupture deflation rate for breast implants once they reach the 10 year mark. There are two types of rupture: in-capsule leak and out-of-capsule leak. Both of these types of ruptures require the surgeon to remove the implant. Another potential side-effect is capsular contracture which happens when the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten, squeezing the implant and causing the breast to harden.

6. Is there any solution for breast enlargement surgeries that cause complications?

Yes. The procedure is called breast implant revision, which replaces the implant.

7. How do you choose a suitable cosmetic surgeon to perform the breast enlargement surgery?

It is imperative that you choose a credible surgeon who is suitably qualified and skilled in the respective field.  Always do your homework before selecting a surgeon. Check referrals, before and after photographs and also affiliations to find out about his/her credibility. Previous patients who are happy with their results will be more than happy to recommend their surgeon. Therefore, online forums too will provide a wealth of information on cosmetic surgeons.

8. What’s the cost involved with the surgery?

The cost will depend on the clinic as well as the type of surgery that you undergo.

THE BASICS OF FACE LIFT SURGERY

Facelift surgery is very popular for its capabilities of reversing the effects of ageing by removing wrinkles and folds.

As you age, your facial muscles begin to loosen and your skin loses its elasticity, paving way for the formation of wrinkles and folds. Facelift surgery gives you a youthful and fresh appearance by minimising wrinkles and folds.

The procedure removes excess skin from the neck, chins and cheek areas and then smoothens the skin. It also tightens the tissue underneath to give a fresh and tight appearance. In recent years, facelift surgery has become popular among men and women alike, for aesthetic as well as reconstructive purposes.

The Procedure

Facelift surgery can give you a full facelift or simply lift your brow area, lower face or neck. A typical facelift surgery is carried out by making an incision along the hairline, starting at the temple and going downwards while curving behind the ears underneath and back up to the next ear. If your jaw line is also sagging, the incision goes up to the chin. After the incision, the skin is lifted and the overlapping excess skin is trimmed away.

Results

You’ll notice that the wrinkles on your face will have disappeared along with the lose skin around your neck and other areas. You will get a fresher and younger looking appearance.

Facelift surgery results have been reported to last for 7-10 years. You must keep in mind, however, that the surgery does not halt the ageing process. Instead it will allow you to age gracefully allowing you to look much younger. You can even ask your surgeon to show you before and after photographs along with 2D or 3D images to get a complete understanding of what results you can expect.

Closing thoughts

Always ensure that you check your cosmetic surgeon’s credentials and track record before going in for surgery. Check referrals, affiliations and of course get details of procedures or previous surgeries the surgeon has done before. The initial consultation will give you a good opportunity to clarify all your doubts. A good cosmetic surgeon will be very patient when handling your questions and will make sure that your mind is at complete ease before the surgery.

Opted for a Facelift and nervous?

Opted for a Facelift and nervous? Here’s what you need to ask your surgeon…

Undergoing a life changing surgery is big decision and understandably may tend to cause nervousness. The first thing to do is to shop around the best Cosmetic Surgeon / Clinic to treat you. Your initial consultation with your Surgeon will be the next step towards a Brand New YOU. At this consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your condition and ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate to undergo a Facelift Surgery. It is only natural that a thousand questions will cloud your mind and you may even feel nervous to have those questions answered. Fear not – a good cosmetic surgeon will be open to answer all your queries and put your mind at peace at the initial consultation itself.

We’ve given you a list of questions that you can ask your surgeon to get a clear picture of the experience you are about to undergo.

General Questions

  • Is Facelift Surgery suitable for me?
  • Are there any alternatives that may suit me better, such as non-invasive treatments like Botox and Dermal Fillers?
  • Will there be a very noticeable difference between the results and how I look now?
  • What is the total cost of the procedure?
  • Does the cost include follow treatments and medication?

Questions relating to the procedure

  • Can you brief me on the surgery process?
  • What is the success rate of this surgery?
  • Are there any risks or complications that I’m exposing myself to by undergoing a Facelift?
  • What’s the duration of the surgery?
  • What preparations must I make prior to the surgery date and on the day of the surgery?

Questions relating to after-care

  • How long is the recovery period?
  • Will I have to take time off work and other extracurricular activities?
  • Will I experience any discomfort or pain?
  • Will I require someone to help me at home?
  • What specific activities do I need to refrain from and for how long?
  • Do I have to wear any special dressings during the recovery period and will it be provided by the clinic?

Please note that we have outlined the above under the assumption that you’ve done your homework on the surgeon/clinic and made a wise choice on same. You may select a Good Surgeon based on referrals, checking his/her professional affiliations, condition of the clinic (is it clean and state of the art), manner in which the surgeon interacts with you and also some secondary research via Internet and medical journals.