Everybody loves a bargain. Even among the most affluent, there’s a thrill in getting a great product for less than what others are paying. When it comes to goods like clothing, jewelry, electronics – even cars and homes, shopping around for the lowest price can be a sound approach to keeping as much of your heard-earned money as possible in your pocket. What’s the worst that can go wrong? An item malfunctions and you return it, or maybe the return time has expired and you chalk it up to a lesson learned.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is one of Dr. Ary Krau’s favorite procedures to perform. In our Miami practice, he uses computer imaging software to help patients get the ideal results. The type of procedure that he performs on a patient depends on the desired end results. Some procedures, such as an open rhinoplasty, are better suited for more complicated changes, while others, such as tip-plasty, are ideal if a patient is only concerned about a certain area of the nose.
How long does it take to recover from a breast lift surgery? In most cases, the recovery time after a breast lift procedure is relatively short. Many patients find that they are back to their everyday lives within three weeks of surgery, notes Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau. Getting back on your feet quickly after a breast lift means listening to what your surgeon says and coming back for follow-up appointments as needed.
Breast implant surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. today, and as a result of the wealth of experience that has developed surrounding it, it’s also one of the most successful. While some patients may achieve a successful resolution through traditional revision surgery, others can benefit substantially from the incorporation of acellularized dermal matrix (ADM) as part of their procedure. (You can read more about ADM in a recent blog post here.) ADM has been used for years in post-mastectomy reconstructive breast surgery patients to help heal tissue damage and strengthen and stabilize weak or thinned tissues. Based on the excellent results achieved in those patients, cosmetic surgeons have recently begun using the meshlike material in implant revision surgery to achieve more aesthetically pleasing, longer-lasting results in patients experiencing post-implant issues including:
Multiple studies have shown that breast augmentation not only helps how a woman feels about her appearance, but also increases self-esteem and self-confidence in her life overall. But while breast augmentation is a viable option for many women, those with thin skin or weak underlying tissue may not be good candidates for the procedure. When tissues are thin or weak, they may be unable to support the weight of the implants, causing them to sag prematurely and leaving women with a less than desirable result.
Nothing is made to last forever, including breast implants. In the past, health officials and surgeons recommended replacing implants after 10 years, as it was found that older silicone implants tended to leak after a decade. But, advancements in technology mean that silicone implants are less likely to leak or rupture and can last a patient much longer than 10 years.
Ruptures aren’t the only reason why a woman would want to undergo a breast revision, though. Changes to the body due to aging, lifestyle habits and pregnancy can mean that a set of implants no longer fit a woman. A woman might also change her mind and want a set of implants that are smaller or larger.