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:
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.
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.
Plastic surgery to enhance or lift the breasts remains a popular option. In 2012 and in 2011, breast augmentation was the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Depending on the size and shape of your breasts, you might want a breast lift procedure, an augmentation procedure, or both. An individual consultation with Miami plastic surgeon Ary Krau, MD can help you make the decision that is best for you.
Dr. Ary Krau, a leading Miami plastic surgeon, has been selected by Mentor Worldwide® to serve on its Mentor® LEAD Program advisory board, an accomplishment which is achieved by only 35 plastic surgeons each year.
Each year Mentor Worldwide®, a global manufacturer of state-of-the-art plastic surgery products, invites the country’s top plastic surgery experts to serve on its advisory board and to meet and discuss their experiences using the company’s products during the company’s annual LEAD conference.
Cosmetic surgery procedures involving the breasts are among the most popular in the US. The type of procedure that you choose depends on the final result you want. Some are designed to enhance the breasts, either by enlarging them or by lifting them up. A few breast procedures are meant to minimize them to make a patient more comfortable. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau has performed thousands of breast procedures, giving patients the shape and size that they wanted.
Good news for women considering breast augmentation surgery: A new study using a nationally- and internationally-approved survey shows women who undergo the procedure also experience sexual and psychosocial benefits that can result in a better quality of life overall.
If you’re considering breast augmentation but you’re hesitating because you’re not sure if you’ll be happy with the end result, you might be interested in the results of a new study published in the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s (ASPS) flagship journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Conducted by Eric Swanson, M.D., director of the Swanson Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, the study found that 98% of women who undergo augmentation surgery are very happy with their results.
When it comes to breast augmentation, size truly does matter. Depending on your body’s size and structure – and, of course, your own goals and reasons for having breast augmentation – the size of the implant can have a significant impact on your overall satisfaction with the procedure. Choosing the right implant size can also eliminate the need for additional surgery to “swap” implants for a different size in the future.
When it comes to plastic surgery, some procedures are more in demand than others. The more popular surgical procedures shed a light on what people want from their bodies during a particular year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, some procedures have remained at the top of the list in terms of popularity for several years.
1. Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation, using either silicone or saline implants, has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the country since 2006, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.