Know The Facts About Teenagers & Breast Implants
When determining if teenage breast augmentation is a viable option for teenage girls, it is important to have a firm understanding of the subject’s motive(s). Teen breast augmentation is designed for young girls with breast abnormalities to fit in with their peers while breast augmentation in mature women is often initiated to stand out.
Many teens undergo breast augmentation to improve physical aspects of their body that are flawed or may impact growth and development. In most cases, if these problems are left untouched they could affect the patient both physically and mentally throughout life. Teens more so than any other group gain confidence and self-esteem when physical flaws or problems are corrected. Many variables, including physical development and emotional maturity must be evaluated before determining if a young woman is ready for breast augmentation.
Is Teen Breast Augmentation Safe?
The majority of patients in their late teens-early 20s desiring breast augmentation are in good health and well-nourished. Consequently, the risks associated with the breast augmentation procedure are mitigated when compared to older women. Patients who smoke regularly should consider quitting before undergoing surgery as smoking greatly increases the risks associated with breast augmentation.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations assert that women must be at least 18 years old to have saline breast implants and at least 22 years old to undergo breast augmentation with silicone implants. These regulations were established because during the late teens and early 20s, women’s’ bodies continue to mature. Established physical milestones in physical maturity must be reached before considering breast augmentation. Furthermore, patients any younger than this typically lack the emotional maturity to make such a decision and do not understand the risks and limitations that come hand-in-hand with breast augmentation procedures. The teenager must have realistic expectations about the life changes that will occur once the procedure is completed.
Younger patients considering breast augmentation will benefit from their youthful skin. Skin loses its elasticity as we age and the more supple skin of a patient in her late teens to early 20s will help to maintain the new position of her breast implants.
Make Sure She Is Ready
If your daughter is considering any type of breast procedure, whether it’s the correction of breast asymmetry, breast reduction or breast augmentation, the most important factor is to talk about the pros and cons and risks and limitations associated with the procedure. The three criteria to question are listed below:
- Did the teenager initiate the request?
- Parental support and consent are fundamental, but the desire for a breast augmentation must come from the teenager herself and cannot be a decision based on a whim. The request must be repeated over a long period of time.
- Does the teenager have realistic goals?
- As mentioned previously in this post, the teenager must have a realistic grasp on the limitation and benefits associated with plastic surgery.
- Does the teenager demonstrate the proper level of maturity?
- Teens must be mature enough to handle the recovery process associated with breast augmentation. This procedure is serious and is not intended for teens that undergo constant mood swings or who abuse drugs and or/alcohol.
Schedule A Breast Augmentation Consultation
If you and your daughter are ready to determine if she is a candidate for a breast augmentation, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Elliot Duboys has been providing the Long Island, NY area with leading cosmetic surgery for over 30 years, and will take the time to walk you or your teen through all aspects of breast augmentation.
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.
Knowing The Difference Between Procedures
Deciding which surgery will best enhance your breasts is a personal choice that many of our patients face. Dr. Elliot Duboys of Long Island NY is here to explain each step of your decision. To start, it is important to understand the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift.
Breast augmentation patients, generally seek to enlarge the size of their breasts. This is achieved by using saline or silicone breast implants that may be placed behind the breast tissue (retromammary) or beneath the pectoralis major muscle (retromuscular) or a combination of both (dual plane).
Reasons For Breast Augmentation:
- Individual unhappy about the size (volume) of her breasts
- Different sized or asymmetrical breasts
- Difficulty in finding clothing that fits
- Disproportional breasts in relation to the rest of the body
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
When a women chooses a breast lift (mastopexy), the plastic surgeon will ‘lift’ the breast restoring the breast to its proper location. Then, the any excess skin will be tightened and a rounder, perkier shape created.
Reasons for Breast Lift :
- The nipples point downward
- Reduction in size of the areola
- Breast positions shift as weight is gained or lost
- Restore breast shape as a result of aging, breast-feeding or genetics
Sometimes patients chose both procedures, to restore both volume and shape that frequently occurs as a result of child birth or aging. Basically, breast augmentation changes the volume of the breast, while Mastopexy (breast lift) changes the contour/shape of the breast.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Which procedure do I want? Or do I want both?” Whether or not you have an idea of how you see yourself looking, Dr. Duboys will walk you through both procedures and explain how you may best benefit.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 631-423-1000 to schedule your complimentary consultation at our Long Island office. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along your journey!
Bringing Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Body
Mommy Makeovers are becoming one of the more common plastic surgical procedures performed each year. The goal of this new type of procedure is to help women restore their body after having gone through the rigors of pregnancy and child birth.
There is no doubt that becoming a mother, and bearing children, is a highly rewarding experience. While, a woman may love her role as mom, she may not be as content with the new shape of her body. Many moms across the country have found that the Mommy Makeover is the ideal cosmetic surgical procedure for them, as it can give them back the confidence they need to be the best mom possible.
What Are The Mommy Makeover Procedures?
Mommy Makeovers can be customized depending upon a woman’s specific needs, but the most common procedures are breast augmentation (implants), breast lift (mastopexy) and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
Breast tissue can change drastically after pregnancy, especially if you choose to breast feed your children. Breasts will grow larger during pregnancy and then reduce in size after giving birth. Breast implants are a great option to restore volume to breasts to pre-baby size and fullness. It is important to note that breast augmentation may alter your ability to breast feed in the future so you should voice your concerns with your surgeon.
A breast lift is another popular makeover option. Breasts have the tendency to sag after giving birth and nursing. Just like breast augmentation, this procedure should only be performed after milk production has stopped – typically 6 months after cessation of nursing. This will also reduce the chance of infection post surgery. During the breast lift procedure, the surgeon will lift the breast to restore their original appearance. Often, breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation. witch symptoms curse black magic spells.
Sometimes there are problems that diet and exercise just can’t fix, such as that skin bulge over your jeans or the residual “pregnancy bump”. This is when a tummy tuck may be a viable option. This procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the muscles in the abdominal region. It is important that a woman has achieved and maintained a stable/healthy weight for at least 6 to 8 months prior to having a tummy tuck.
A Mommy Makeover should be done after a woman has decided that she is done having children. Recovery time depends on the type of surgeries performed, and all Mommy Makeover patients should abstain from physical activity for at least 6 weeks post surgery.
Want To Learn More About Mommy Makeovers In Long Island?
Dr. Duboys has been serving the Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County, NY area with leading cosmetic surgery procedures for over 30 years. He performs all Mommy Makeover and cosmetic procedures in his fully accredited ambulatory surgery facility at his practice, Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Duboys, please contact us at our Huntington, NY practice. We will work with you to find an appointment that fits best within your schedule.
The Longevity Of Breast Implants
There are a lot of questions to ask when considering a breast augmentation:
- “How long do breast implants last?”
- “Will I need to replace my implants?”
- “How often do breast implants leak?”
- “How will my breast implants look when I’m older?”
These are all important questions to ask, and we highly suggest you ask your cosmetic surgeon before making your decision. The answer in short to all of these question is: it depends!
The longevity of breast implants depend on the patient’s body and lifestyle as well as the surgeon’s technique and type of implant. Dr. Duboys has been performing breast augmentation for over 30 years to the women in the Long Island, NY area . We’ve compiled some advice for patients deciding on breast implants.
Will I Need To Replace My Breast Implants?
The idea that breast implants will need to be replaced ever few years is a myth, and it keeps many women from choosing to undergo the procedure. Breast implants last longer than you think, which means there is no reason to plan on having major surgery every few years for as long as you wish to have breast implants.
The most important thing to remember about implants is that you have them, and that you will probably require one or two “follow-up” surgeries during your lifetime. There is no guaranteed “lifespan” of breast implants, however, many surgeons will agree that women will need their breast implants replaced within 10 years of the initial surgery. Typically, saline implants have a 10%/year failure rate while silicone implants should last twice as long!
What Happens to Breast Implants As You Age?
The most common reason why patients choose to replace their implants is implant leakage. It doesn’t matter whether your breasts are natural or augmented, your breasts remain subject to the realities of gravity, aging and the weakening of connective tissue – also the effects of motherhood.
Age related changes often include:
- Breast sagging
- Size change due to hormone fluctuations
- Visible ripping of implants (seen primarily in saline implants)
Women who have breast augmentation surgery before childbirth may find that their bust may change in size and shape.
Speak With Your Cosmetic Surgeon
It is important to discuss all questions and concerns with your cosmetic surgeon before you finalize your decision to get breast implants. Dr. Elliot Duboys has been a leader in cosmetic and plastic surgery care in the Long Island, Nassau & Suffolk County NY area for over 30 years. If you would like to schedule a breast augmentation consultation, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office today.
Innovative Technique For Minimal Scar Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgergical procedures . Breast enhancement is achieved by placing either a silicone or saline implant either beneath the pectorlis or on top of the pectoralis to increase size. One of the top concerns when considering breast implants is the severity and length of the resultant scar. Employing techniques that result in minimal scaring is always top priority for any good cosmetic surgeon. However, only the most skilled surgeons can truly provide minimal scar results.
The Keller Funnel Method – Making Breast Implant Surgery More Efficient
Dr. Elliot Duboys has been performing breast augmentations in the Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County areas for over 30 years. With his experience employing the latest technology, Dr. Duboys can provide optimal results with as short an incision as possible.
The Keller Funnel Method is one way that only the most skilled plastic surgeons can achieve a minimal scar in breast implant procedures. This technique has changed silicone breast implants procedures by revolutionizing they way surgeons orient and place an implant. The design of the Funnel creates a slick surface, which permits implants to easily pass through the Funnel and into optimal position all by reducing the length of the incision.
Shorter Surgical Time
Another added benefit to the usage of the Keller Funnel is reduced surgical times, which means less time under anesthesia for patients. On average the Keller Funnel can save 10 to 20 minutes off of a standard breast augmentation.
Ideal For Reconstructive Procedures
The Keller Funnel is used for many reconstructive breast surgeries since its use allows for easier and more efficient placement of implants.
Come See us for a Breast Implant Consultation
It is extremely important to talk to your surgeon about your best options for incision location and method used during surgery. This will help insure that you will have the shortest scar and the most efficient recovery time. Please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Duboys. During this first visit Dr. Duboys will be happy to explain all options and aspects of breast augmentation as well as answer any questions you may have about the Keller Funnel.
Dr. Duboys has been providing leading cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures to patients in the Long Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY area for over 30 years.