Scared of Plastic Surgery? How Not to Look Like a Real Housewife
Reality TV has taken over the living rooms of many families— both those who watch the shows and those infamous stars who grace us with their drama. With the Real Housewives TV series, it’s easy to become disenchanted by all of the plastic surgery that they have undergone–leaving some of the women resembling more of a Barbie doll than an actual woman. However, if done right, plastic surgery doesn’t have to be frightening or make you look like anything but yourself. By following these tips, plastic surgery can make you look more like a healthier version of yourself.
- Start Simple
If you’re worried about forehead wrinkles and the basic effects of aging that are happening to you, don’t just jump right into getting a facelift. Instead, start simple and have some fillers done such as Botox and Juvederm. That way, you can decide if those fillers are going to give you the effect that you’re going for without having to actually go under the knife.
Plus, your doctor can use fillers to target all areas of the face. For example, your doctor can even inject some Botox under your eyebrow to help raise the sagging skin around your eye area without having to have a surgery like a brow lift.
- Ask Questions
Before you go under the knife, it’s always important to ask your doctor questions. Remember that your doctor is there to not only perform the procedure but to help guide you through the process so that you feel comfortable from start to finish.
For example, if you are considering having breast augmentation surgery, have your doctor explain to you what the different cup sizes will look like and have them factor in your body type. For example, if you have a petite build but are considering a double D cup size, you might look disproportionate compared to if you opted for a smaller cup size like a full C.
- Know When to Stop
Much like with anything else, if you have an addictive personality, you might get addicted to getting plastic surgery— which is what can sometimes happen to these certain reality TV show stars. Before you even meet with your plastic surgeon, step back and address all of your problem areas— that way you can limit any potential procedures to those problem areas that are on your initial list without having to worried about getting carried away.
If you’re considering getting some plastic surgery done but are worried that you will end up looking like a Real Housewife Barbie rather than yourself, follow these three steps and they will help guide you into making the right decisions for yourself.
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Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery In Other Countries
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular over the years. In fact, the United States alone had over 14 million cosmetic plastic surgeries performed in 2013. These surgeries aren’t cheap either. Depending on the type of surgery you are having done, the base cost can range from $2,500 to $5,500. The extreme cost of these treatments has led to an increasing number of plastic surgery procedures being performed in foreign countries.
The problem? On numerous occasions plastic surgeries performed outside the US do not live up to the best practices in the industry. Surgeons tend to take shortcuts, improperly sterilize surgical equipment, or are frankly unqualified to perform such procedures. The United States is not without flaws however. In states like New York, it is unfathomably legal for any practicing physician to perform a cosmetic surgery procedure. That means a gynecologist or dermatologist can perform a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or even a lipoplasty. To protect yourself and your body, it is wise to have your surgery performed by an American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified surgeon.
The Importance Of An ABPS Certified Surgeon
The American Board of Plastic Surgeons is an organization that sets extremely high standards for surgeons performing cosmetic surgery. In choosing a surgeon that is ABPS certified, you can put your mind at ease knowing that you will be receiving the highest quality care available anywhere in the world. It is important to thoroughly speak with your plastic surgeon prior to undergoing any treatment to determine whether or not they truly are ABPS certified. A few questions you should ask include:
- Can he/she perform the procedure in a hospital setting? If she says no or is unclear, they are likely not certified.
- Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- How are complications handled?
- What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome of the operation?
Dr. Elliot Duboys – Leading Long Island, NY Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you are seeking to have cosmetic surgery, we want to make sure you put your health and wellbeing ahead of anything else. Dr. Elliot Duboys is fully certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and serves residents in the Long Island, NY area with state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the doctor, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000.
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The Truth Behind Breast Implants & Breast Augmentation
Prior to making your decision to have a breast augmentation, it is important that you have a thorough understanding of the risks and complications that may arise from the surgery. This post is designed to provide you with information regarding the different types of breast implants, the facts associated with each and the advancements in breast augmentation.
Placement Of Breast Implants
Although both saline and silicone implants have an outer silicone shell, they are filled with a different material and inserted differently. Dr. Duboys utilizes the Keller Funnel technique when it comes to inserting silicone breast implants. The Keller Funnel allows plastic surgeons to insert the breast implant with greater ease and accuracy –minimizing the length of scar as well as contact with exposed tissue. Utilizing a Keller Funnel the breast implant is inserted with minimal touch that greatly reduces the chance of infection. Silicone implants come prefilled from the manufacturer while saline implants are filled in the operating room.
What If My Implant Ruptures?
If a saline breast implant ruptures, this will cause the implant to deflate and lead to a smaller breast. Although saline may be absorbed through your body without causing additional harm, you will likely need surgery to remove the silicone shell. If requested, a new implant may be placed when removing the failed implant.
Silicone implants have become a more popular choice over the years because silicon gel more closely resembles the feel of natural breast tissue. In the rare occasion that a silicone implant ruptures, it may go unnoticed for quite some time. Although leakage is not linked to health problems such as breast cancer, connective tissue disease, autoimmune disease or reproductive problems, it may cause pain or change in the shape of the breast. As with saline implants, a ruptured silicone breast implant will require surgery and may be replaced with a new one. If you suspect that your implant has ruptured you should contact your plastic surgeon immediately.
Advancements In Breast Implant & Augmentation Techniques
Over the last few years, the advances made in surgical breast augmentation techniques have resulted in fewer infections, ruptures and capsular contracture (hardening of implants). More recently, doctors and scientists have been working diligently to eliminate the need for silicone and saline implants and instead, use fat cells to be transplanted into the breasts. Fat cells will reduce the amount of complications caused by breast augmentations because they are a natural substance placed into the body, rather than a foreign object the body may reject.
Questions About Breast Implants & Breast Augmentation? Come See us.
If you are interested in breast augmentation, and live in the Long Island, New York area, schedule a complimentary consultation visit with Dr. Duboys today. Based upon your body type, anatomy, and other factors, Dr. Duboys will assist you in choosing the implant that would best fit your needs. For more information regarding breast augmentations please contact us or visit our office at a time of your convenience.
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Breastfeeding With Breast Implants
How Does Breast Augmentation Effect Nursing For Infants
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, with many women opting to enlarge their breasts at a younger age. However, what does that mean later on down the road?
While pregnant, many women who have had a breast augmentation are concerned about the ramifications their implants will have on their breastfeeding capabilities. Many women with breast implants are able to nurse, though it depends on how the augmentation was performed – specifically the type of incisions.
- If the incision was made under the breast or through the axilla – there should not be any serious problem with breast feeding because the implant was inserted without damaging milk ducts or nerves.
- If the incision was made on or around the areola – there is an increased chance that the milk ducts and nerves may have been severed. This could limit the ability for the milk to reach the nipple during nursing.
Potential Breastfeeding Problems Caused By Implants
One of the most common problems women with breast implants run into is not being able to produce enough milk to properly nourish a baby. Breast size does not determine if a woman is capable of nursing – even women with very small breasts are able to successfully nurse. Every case is different, so it is important to voice your concerns with your surgeon prior to deciding upon breast augmentation. There are a variety of challenges that women can face when it comes to breast feeding post implants, including:
- Nipple sensitivity is a normal side effect of breast feeding, however, after having a breast augmentation this problem may be more pronounced. This is especially true for women who have had their implants placed via incisions made around the areola. Before your surgery, mention to your surgeon your wish to breast feed in the future and your surgery plan may be adjusted.
- This is a common problem for many new nursing mothers, especially in the beginning stages. However, for women who have had breast implants, breast milk production may be more of an issue and breast engorgement more severe.
Increased Risk Of Mastitis
- In some instances women who have had breast implants will be at an increased risk for breast infection of mastitis while nursing. This type of infection can easily be treated with antibiotics. Symptoms include; fever, chills and pains. It is important to monitor engorged and/or plugged milk ducts.
Breast feeding can be a joyous but also stressful time for new mothers. Even without breast augmentation, many women will have issues with breast feeding and there are a variety of factors that come into play. The important thing is to speak with your physicians about your choice to undergo breast augmentation.
Nursing With Breast Implants – Is There A Risk To The Baby?
Many women with implants are so concerned about potential side effects to their baby that they don’t nurse at all. This fear is usually rooted in what is inside breast implants. Some women, especially those with silicone implants, believe that the chemical material inside implants could leak into the breast milk, and then into the baby’s system. However, studies have shown that it is highly unlikely that this will occur. Studies have shown that that there is no silicone in breast milk of woman who have had a breast augmentation.
Speak With Your Surgeon Before Your Breast Augmentation
If you are considering having children later in life, and want to consider breast augmentation you should discuss your concerns with your surgeon. You surgeon will be able to explain in detail all risks and challenges that are associated with breastfeeding a baby after breast implants.
Dr. Duboys has been providing women in the Long Island, NY area with leading breast augmentation procedures for over 30 years. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, please feel free to contact us at our Huntington, NY office today.
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