If you’ve been reading the news at all in the past month, you’ve probably heard about the media firestorm that was kicked up following the royal birth, when at least one British newspaper began wondering – in print – about when new mommy Kate Middelton would start to get back into pre-pregnancy shape. No sooner had the report hit the newsstands than readers took to the Internet to loudly voice their outrage over the unrealistic expectations that the article appeared to foster.
Life can really do a number on the breasts. The effects of gravity, aging, and pregnancy, can cause the breasts to lose their firmness and to start sagging. Women who want to restore a youthful, full look to their breasts often choose to undergo a breast lift with implants. If a patient is satisfied with the size of her breasts, she can choose a lift without implants, too.
Breast lifts can work wonders for your appearance and your self-confidence and self-esteem. Lifting a noticeably saggy breast area can result in a much slimmer, much more youthful and even more energetic profile, and when performed by a skilled surgeon, the results of a breast lift can last for years.
As doctors and surgeons become more experienced in their fields, opinions about the best ways to do certain procedures change. In the past, accepted medical wisdom dictated that it was better for all involved to perform a breast lift or mastopexy and a breast augmentation as two separate procedures. Over the course of thousands of surgeries, Miami-based plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau has found that it makes much more sense to perform the procedures together. His findings are backed up by a study published in January 2013 in the journal “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Although breast augmentation procedures have been the most commonly performed plastic surgery since 2006, not every woman wants to have larger breasts. Breasts that are too large for the body can cause physical pain and discomfort. They can also make it difficult for a woman to perform daily activities or exercise. Some women have self-image issues as a result of disproportionately large breasts. In Miami, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau performs breast reduction procedures to reduce the size of the breast while maintaining a natural shape.
As you get older, the skin on your neck gets looser. You can also have excess neck skin if you’ve lost a lot of weight. Along with excess skin in the neck area, as you age, the muscles in the area start to weaken and separate. Loose skin, weak muscles and extra fat all combine to produce a look that’s often called “turkey neck,” since it resembles the wattle that turkeys have under their beak.
Some cosmetic procedures such as injections and fillers have a short recovery time. But if you decide to undergo a surgical procedure, you can expect to have a significantly longer recovery time. The exact length of recovery varies from patient to patient. In some cases, it can be just a few days. In others, it can be as long as a few months. Dr. Krau recommends that all patients give their bodies ample time to heal after a surgery for the best results.
One way to achieve balance or symmetry on the face is to make the chin more prominent. Some people have a weak or receding chin naturally. A small chin can make a nose look larger than it is or otherwise impact the balance of the face. In Miami, Dr. Ary Krau performs chin implant surgery, or mentoplasty, on patients either on its own or with other facial surgeries.