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Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of a Breast Augmentation

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Whether you’re having a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or liposuction, plastic surgery can cause anxiety. If you are feeling anxious or even fearful about an upcoming breast augmentation, understanding the source of the fear will put you in the right direction towards calming those feelings.

Consider Your Doctor

It’s important to choose a board certified plastic surgeon in Lubbock. Plastic surgery performed by a board certified plastic surgeon means your surgeon has graduated from medical school, completed years of surgical training, completed additional training for plastic surgery, and passed both oral and written exams. Board certified surgeons are required to operate in an accredited facility. An experienced and certified doctor is the foundation to having the best possible experience with your breast augmentation procedure.

Consider Your Implants

With research and technological advances, breast implants are safer than ever! Breast implants are regulated by the FDA to ensure they are a safe product for patient use. Lubbock plastic surgery patients can exercise without worrying that a good workout will rupture a breast implant. You can also elect to have your implants safely removed down the line, and contrary to popular belief, you can still breastfeed after having a breast augmentation.

Consider the Results

Thinking of your post surgery pain and recovery is also a cause of concern. If you can, talk to a friend who has already had the type of surgery you are planning. First hand accounts of what to expect with your surgery will give you more information and ideas of what to discuss with your doctor. Then talk to your doctor and share your concerns so that your surgeon can explain expected recovery, pain, and final results from your surgery.

In Lubbock, plastic surgery doesn’t need to cause fear or anxiety. Dr. Jane Rowley can explain your procedure and recovery expectations thoroughly, giving you clear information about your surgery, and what to expect. Lubbock women have the best possible care available when they visit Rowley Plastic Surgery. Call today to schedule your consultation!

Will People Know My Breasts Aren’t Natural?

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There are a variety of factors that play a role in determining the final look and feel of your augmented breasts. Before getting any type of plastic surgery, doctors recommend you do your research, and have an in-depth, one-on-one consultation with a qualified surgeon to help you understand all of the factors that will contribute to the final outcome of your breast augmentation surgery. It’s important to understand the various surgical techniques, implant placements, and implant types and how each contributes to helping you achieve the most natural look and feel.

Surgical Techniques

There are multiple locations for incisions through which the implants may be placed.

Inframammary – At the base of the breast, just below the crease

Periareolar – On the lower border of the areola (the dark area around your nipple)

Transaxillary – Through the armpit

Transumbilical – Through the navel

Implant Placements:

The most natural results for breast augmentation is when the implant is placed beneath existing breast tissue and fat, or the pectoral muscle. Some women may not have the existing breast tissue for this type of placement.

Submuscular – beneath the pectoral muscle

Subglandular or submammary – in front of the pectoral muscle, immediately behind the breast tissue

Implant Types:

The amount of natural tissue in your breast will impact your final results and could change your approach for your plastic surgery. Lubbock surgeons will help you evaluate the amount of natural tissue you have to work with, and in cases where there is less native tissue or fat, they may recommend silicone over saline implants to reduce the risk of rippling. Options for implants include silicone gel-filled, saline-filled, form-stable, ultra-cohesive silicone gel-filled (known informally as “gummy bear”).

Implant size, texture, shape, and profile also affect the final look and feel. Post-procedure massages can impact the implants as well. Ultimately, each of these options need to be evaluated carefully with your doctor to ensure you select the right combination for your body type and your goals. Whether getting a breast reduction or augmentation or any other Plastic surgery, Lubbock plastic surgeon, Jane Rowley, can discuss your options so you achieve the best results for you.

The Future of Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation still ranks as the highest asked for cosmetic surgery procedure. But, trends don’t last forever. Hollywood has given us images of full, large, rounded breasts as the idea of the perfect bust, but the “bigger is better” idea is shifting towards a more natural looking breast augmentation.

Ideas About Size

When a women has less breast tissue than she would like, the idea of breast augmentation is a real option to increase a bust size. In the past, the only implant shape available was a rounded implant that gave lift to the breast on the bottom as well as the top. This gave a less natural look with an overall fullness. Images of women with extra large, perfectly round breasts flooded the media suggesting this was the perfect breast image. We have been told that men thought ‘the bigger the better,’ when it came to breast size. Now women are wanting younger looking breasts, maybe even larger than they currently have, but with a more natural size and look. Some studies have suggested that most men and women feel that an average C cup bust is the best breast size. What you want is entirely up to you, and should be discussed with your doctor.

More Implant Options

With technology advances in plastic surgery, Lubbock plastic surgeon, Jane Rowley, has many different implant options for you to choose from. The FDA has approved silicone filled implants that feel more like your natural breast tissue. You can also choose from round or teardrop shapes, and a saline filled structured implant that has different layers of fluid gives a more natural look, without the concerns associated with silicone.

Changing Past Augmentation Choices

If you were someone that went for the bigger bust, and feel a change is needed- you are not alone. Many women who had breast augmentation for bigger breasts are able to come to the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, and change your older implants for a new look that fits your current lifestyle today.

Breast augmentation is still the most popular requested plastic surgery. Now that surgery comes with so many choices, you don’t need to feel it is a ‘one size fits all’ world.