How to Prepare for Your Breast Augmentation Consultation
Have you always wanted to have larger breasts but just haven’t been sure about whether or not a breast augmentation is right for you? Alternatively, have you recently stopped breastfeeding and realized that your breasts are maybe a little bit deflated? Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation. Before you come into our office for your breast augmentation consultation, however, we have created a list of a few ways for you to feel more prepared.
Sure, you may not look like Kim Kardashian or even resemble her at all, but you may like the look of her breasts. As a good point of reference for both our surgeons and yourself, bring in some pictures of some celebrities or anybody else whose breasts you feel like are a good size and shape for your body. Then, from there, we can talk more about the results that you will get from a breast augmentation procedure.
Think About the Results You Want
Here at our office, we offer patients two different types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Even though we will go over the details of these implants during your consultation appointment, it’s still good to come into our office feeling a little more informed. So, what’s the difference between silicone and saline implants?
- Silicone: Silicone implants are pre-filled implants that contain a silicone gel in them. Silicone is really popular amongst patients because it tends to feel a bit more natural and softer than saline.
- Saline: Saline implants have a silicone outer envelope that is filled with saline during the procedure. One reason why patients choose saline over silicone is that the incision is usually smaller.
The last thing that we want you to feel about getting a breast augmentation is confused or uncertain. During your consultation with our staff, we will answer any questions or concerns about this procedure to help you determine whether or not it’s right for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
- Published in Blog, Breast Augmentation
The History of Sculptra
Having more volume in your cheeks and lips is something that most people want. Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we provide patients with a variety of different fillers that can be used for these very reasons in addition to filling in fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Even though Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular types of dermal fillers, we offer another one as well that’s called Sculptra. Because Sculptra was one of the first cosmetic fillers out there, it has a long history. Just for fun, let’s take a closer look.
It used to be that the only way to add more volume to your face and lips was with collagen, but collagen was anything but perfect. During the AIDS and HIV epidemic in the 1990’s, a lot of patients developed a “skeletonized” look which made cosmetic and plastic surgeons start to look for fillers that weren’t yet available. Because of the social stigma associated with this skeletal appearance, the FDA had to fast-track a new filler to help appease these individuals living with HIV and AIDS. All of a sudden, these patients were finally able to be treated with an early version of Sculptra. Even though the initial version of Sculptra helped many patients living with HIV and AIDS, the medical community didn’t have the experience in the cosmetic community yet which means that it wasn’t perfect. In fact, many patients developed small nodules.
Even though we haven’t perfected Sculptra yet, there is only a 2% chance that you’ll develop these small nodules which means that it is very rare. Additionally, Sculptra has gained more popularity over the years because it gives patients longer lasting results (up to 2 years on average) than other fillers. Additionally, it can be used basically anywhere on the face and neck where volume is needed which isn’t something that most fillers can claim.
Does Sculptra sound like something that you’re interested in learning more about? If so, schedule your Sculptra consultation at our Huntington office today and give us a call at (631) 423-1000.
- Published in Blog, Dermal Fillers