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Understanding Your Breast Implant Options

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With all the talk of diets and weight loss, you would think that getting a tummy tuck is the most requested cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. But, it isn’t. The most requested procedure is breast augmentation. Women are concerned about lack of breast tissue, breast symmetry, or want to return to pre-pregnancy breast volume. When deciding to have a breast augmentation procedure, you should know the different breast implant options available for your plastic surgery. Lubbock is a great place to explore your options with Dr. Rowley, a board certified surgeon with the experience to find exactly what will fit your personal goals.

Saline Implants

These implants are similar to a water balloon filled with sterile salt water. They provide a firm, uniform shape, and if they leak, you have no need to worry about adverse effects on your body. Saline implants can tend to wrinkle, and some people believe they do not have a natural breast tissue feeling.

Silicone Implants

A silicone gel filled implant feels more like your natural breast tissue, and come more naturally tear dropped shaped or round. These implants are generally pre-filled before your plastic surgery. Lubbock patients need to know the risk of possible punctures of the implant during surgery, and also be aware of the need for periodic MRI’s or ultrasounds to check for leaks in the future.

The Ideal Implant

If you like the more natural feel of a silicone implant, but also want the peace of mind of a saline implant, then a structured implant may be the option you are looking for. This option features an inner shell surrounding an inner chamber which holds the inner saline filler. Then an outer shell surrounds the outer chamber that holds an outer saline filler. This structure gives ideal implants a more natural feeling as movement of the saline is more controlled, and eliminates concerns of a rupture that come with a silicone implant.

With Dr. Rowley and the option of the Ideal Implant, the place you want to be for a breast augmentation consultation is in Lubbock. Plastic surgery is a personal choice with so many personal options. Know your options and discover what is the perfect implant for your breast augmentation.

The Potential Health Benefits to Breast Reduction

Some people when asked about breast plastic surgery will immediately think about breast augmentation which enhances and enlarges the breasts. For residents of Lubbock, plastic surgery for breasts can also include breast reduction surgery. Having breasts that are too large for your body size can create health issues that decreases your quality of life. Physical and emotional issues can be taxing on your overall life experience.

What can you expect with a breast reduction? Your plastic surgeon will make a few incisions in your breast and remove excess fat and breast tissue. Your breasts are reshaped to a smaller size. Sometimes the dark area around your nipple is also made smaller and may need to be repositioned. Excess skin can be removed and incision openings are stitched up.

Most women report being extremely satisfied with breast reduction plastic surgery. Lubbock women can talk about the possible outcomes of surgery with Dr. Rowley before the procedure. Some things to consider are improved ability to move and to be more active. Exercise will be less restricted. Breast reduction can help with back pain and neck aches. Some report fewer headaches. Sleep quality is improved.  Everyone knows that with better sleep and increased daily exercise, general health and well being increases. Some women with large breast suffer from painful shoulder indents from bra straps. This will be alleviated with smaller and lighter breasts

Don’t forget the emotional impact of a breast reduction. For women with large breasts in Lubbock, plastic surgery can help with anxieties and depression caused by insecurities in self image. When you no longer feel self conscious about large breasts, you can feel an emotional freedom. Whether while wearing a swimming suit or just trying to shop for clothes that fit, this freedom is emotionally healing. Mental health is so important to our overall health and quality of life.
If you have a negative experience because of large breasts, contact Rowley Plastic Surgery for a consultation about options and procedures to get a new lease on life and to learn about the benefits of breast reduction.

Natural Looking Breast Augmentation with Shaped Implants

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Sit on a bench at a busy mall and you will immediately notice how different everyone is. People vary in shape and size. We are individuals even when it comes to breast augmentation. Breast implants come in many sizes and shapes so you can choose the right look and style to fit your individual body type, personality, and aesthetic goals. It is important to talk to your surgeon and discuss your goals so you are completely understood before you have plastic surgery.

Thanks to Hollywood, the idea of breast augmentation gives the thought of very large, round breasts. Most women look to breast implants to enhance their natural body and aren’t looking for the Hollywood artificial look. Shaped implants are available to give a woman a more natural breast shape and look.

Before having plastic surgery, Lubbock doctor, Jane Rowley will want you to consider your body shape and think about the breast implant’s size and shape that best fits your body type. You will also need to consider where your implant will be placed in conjunction with your own tissue and muscle. The doctor can talk to you about where your incision site will be and if that affects your implant choice.

Round breast implants are the most popular implants women choose. They are filled with saline or silicone. These implants also have different projection styles. Round implants give more cleavage and lift for women. This lift is in both the lower and upper region of the breast where the breast generally doesn’t have fullness without implants. This is where some people feel upper lift looks more unnatural.

For a more natural breast augmentation, some women will choose a teardrop shaped breast implant.  These implants have a slope to them so they are more filled out on the bottom of the breast like the shape of a more natural breast. Your natural looking breast implants will have a rough surface that will help keep them in place while healing so they do not rotate and look out of place. Teardrop breast implants might just be the option you are looking for to get that more natural look with a more subtle enhancement.

With so many choices in plastic surgery, Lubbock is a great place to find the new you.