Not only is Brazil famous for soccer and the Amazon River, but the country is also known for their beautiful women. One of the most striking features of these women’s bodies is their buttocks, which has escalated a trend. By removing the fat from undesirable areas, such as the flanks, and using the fat to further enhance the shape of the butt, many people experience a transformation in their appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Brazilian butt lift is rapidly... More
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Currently, both saline and silicone breast implants have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in breast augmentation and reconstruction. Only three companies manufacture FDA-approved breast implants in the United States: Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Saline breast implants have been in use longer than silicone in the United States, but as of June 2013, five different types of silicone breast implants have been approved.
Even though silicone breast... More
It’s important for women 40+ years old to get annual mammograms. When breast cancer is caught early through a routine screening, it can be life-saving. You definitely can and should still undergo regular mammograms after breast augmentation, but you will need to see a radiologist who has experience screening breasts with implants. Certain techniques must be used to ensure the most accurate mammogram results.
The internal scar tissue that forms around your breast implants can sometimes... More
Many new mothers notice that they have lost breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding. This problem, along with related changes in skin elasticity, can cause your breasts to sag and appear “deflated.” For this reason, some women choose to seek out a breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that are customized to meet your unique needs after pregnancy, including loss of breast volume, resistant fat deposits,... More
If you decide to move forward with breast augmentation, you will have a variety of options to consider when choosing your breast implants. Dr. Lefkovits will help guide you through this decision process, explaining how each option will affect your final results. He will also recommend the options that he believes would best meet your needs. In the end, however, the final decision will be up to you.
Your breast implant options will involve:Breast implant size – Your body frame,... More
Once you have selected the size of your breast implants, the next step will be to determine the best implant placement method. There are three main options:Subpectoral (partially under the muscle) – The breast implant is placed just under the front portion of the pectoral muscle. This provides good coverage for a more natural look, reducing the chances of rippling and lowering your risk of capsular contracture. Good for women with thinner breast skin. This is the most common placement.... More
If you are considering breast augmentation, your age will not be a determining factor as much as your health. As long as you do not have any major medical conditions that would interfere with surgery or recovery, you can benefit from breast augmentation at age 50 and beyond. In fact, an increasing number of women in their 50s and 60s seek out breast augmentation with the goal of restoring their pre-pregnancy appearance.
Breast augmentation in older women can be extremely rewarding.... More
Since some patients heal faster than others, the breast augmentation recovery process will be slightly different for everyone. After arriving home from surgery, you can expect some mild soreness and discomfort, but this should be easily managed with pain medication. Most patients are able to stop taking pain medication after the first 2-3 days of recovery.
You can also expect:Swelling – The majority of the swelling in your breasts will resolve over the next 2 to 3 weeks. However... More
Pregnancy can take a toll on your body. After having one or more children, many women are left with reduced breast volume and breast sagging (ptosis) that compromises the overall appearance of their figure. The question becomes: how can these problems best be corrected – through a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both?
The answer will depend on the specifics of your situation. If your breast drooping is only mild (i.e. the nipple is still near the center of the breast, and does... More
If you had a breast augmentation in the past that did not meet your expectations, or if your breast implants are old and showing signs of rupture, you may be a candidate for a revision breast augmentation. However, if you are not having any problems with your breast implants, replacement is not necessary. Breast implants have no expiration date; as long as they remain intact, there is no need for revision.
Patients most often seek out a revision augmentation to improve unsatisfactory... More