For most women considering breast augmentation surgery, the thought of having to redo the surgery is probably the last thing on their minds. The reasons for breast augmentation revision are numerous, but the most common include capsular contracture, switching from saline to silicone implants (implant exchange), weight- or age-related changes, and cosmetic concerns.
While the majority of plastic surgery patients are pleased with their breast augmentation results, there are always one or two individuals whose results did not turn out as they expected. Heidi Montag, former reality television star, has brought this issue to the forefront of American gossip magazines as she recently talked about regretting her multiple plastic surgery procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, chin reduction, brow lift, and buttock augmentation.
Dr. David Whiteman does his best to prevent these incidences through education and by discussing patient desires, needs, and expectations before surgery during a thorough consultation and determining which procedure would best benefit that person’s individual situation. Continue reading
Pregnancy and motherhood bring about many changes in a woman’s life. From the indescribable love for your new child to the renewed since of purpose in your relationship, many changes associated with motherhood are positive. Along with positive emotional transformations, pregnancy and motherhood can permanently change your body as well. Throughout the process, your body acts as a protective barrier between your growing child and the outside world, nourishing and sheltering the baby. While gaining weight in moderation during pregnancy is necessary, losing the pounds and reducing excess inches afterward can be difficult, especially given how busy new moms can be.
Mommy Makeover surgery is Southern Plastic Surgery’s answer to helping moms rejuvenate their bodies to match their new attitudes toward life. Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Whether you’re looking to tighten up your waistline or give yourself a complete rejuvenation, a mommy makeover is customized to suit your needs and help give you the body you remember. Continue reading
While breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure, there are several things to consider before pursuing breast enhancement surgery. While patients must think about factors like breast implant size, shape, texture, and type, a plastic surgeon must consider breast implant placement (above or below the pectoral muscle) and the type of incision to use. Breast implants come in all different sizes (volume), shapes (anatomic or round), consistency (smooth or textured), and are filled with saline or silicone.
Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a viscous silicone gel, while saline breast implants are surrounded with a strong silicone elastomer shell filled with a predetermined amount of sterile saline solution. One type of breast implant is not better than the other; the decision is solely based on patient preference. Continue reading