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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Philippines – Breast Augmentation

The field of cosmetic plastic surgery is a dynamic branch of medicine which continues to grow through modern innovation, technique and researches; this is because of the endless desire for physical perfection by man. Breast Augmentation for example, is now one of most frequently performed cosmetic plastic procedure in the world. The interest for breast enhancement by patients and surgeons alike, continue to evolve as newer methods with improved result are being develop. At present, more and more women undergo breast augmentation in the Philippines every year as the popularity of the procedure is increasing, especially among women in the entertainment industry.

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Silicon shelled implants are commonly used for breast enhancement. This implant could be either silicon gel or saline-filled. The implants are used to augment the breast of an individual that lack breast tissue or volume that could be genetically predisposed or environmentally induced. The female breast tissue is primarily composed of gland and fat cells and in the past, surgeons tried to inject the breast with fat that was initially obtained through liposuction from other parts of the body. However, in this day of modern medicine, this is completely unacceptable and obsolete, with undesirable effects such as hardening of the breast due to calcification, etc.. Some women also do hormonal therapy, since some of the female hormone such as estrogen leads to increase in breast size, slightly, but not enough for the majority of women.

At present, the most common and accepted way to increase breast size is via breast implants placement. A breast implant is a sac of silicone elastomer that is either filled with saline or silicone, and is surgically placed under the breast tissue or chest muscle. Silicon oil injection, which used to be performed in the past for breast augmentation had been condemned locally and internationally, since the result are unpredictable and compounded by numerous complication such as extrusion, skin necrosis and infection. Do not allow youreself to be subjected in this kind of procedure, because of its risks and deforming results.

The selection of breast implant size or volume depends on multiple factors such as the proportion of the breast to body height and shoulder width, as well as the location of nipple/areola complex, and cleavage. And because the concept of breast aesthetics are constantly changing, there are many factors such as implant type, size, and incision site that should be considered to tailor the needs of each individual specifically. The incision for implant placement may be placed at various locations of the chest/breast area such as; under the breast or at the breast fold; around the nipple areolar area; in the armpit (axillary); and the latest, at the umbilical area via endoscopic approach. The resulting scars are thin and inconspicuous, especially at the armpit area. Each of this incision has its advantage and disadvantages that must be discussed thoroughly between the patient and surgeon.

Breast Augmentation Philippines

Breast implant could be silicone gel or saline filled. Silicon filled implant was popularly used 12 years ago in the United States, until it was thought that it possibly causes autoimmune mediated health problems associated with leakage, that’s why saline implants is now used in most of breast surgeries. At present, silicone implants are now gaining momentum and recent studies had come out, proving the safe use of silicon breast implant in breast enhancement surgery. The advantage of silicone implant is that it is softer and appears more natural. However, leaks may be found in surrounding tissues. Generally, saline is a bit firmer, but it is without the supposed health risks because a leak is simply absorbed by the body. The final breast size is mainly a personal decision by the patient. There are several ways to estimate the ultimate breast size. This would include the breast cup size, but this is an inexact estimate of the final size, since cup sizes vary with the bra manufacturer and how tight or loose the patient wears her bra, as well as how much breast tissue is already present. But describing the preferred cup size does aid the surgeon. The most accurate method of estimating the implant size is to fill a plastic bag with measured amounts of water or breast implant sizer that is place in a bra with the patient’s estimated cup size. One can see with the bra on and covered by a sweater what the final result will approximate.

Watch On YouTube: Breast Augmentation Manila Philippines by The Renewed You Aesthetic

Breast Augmentation – Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Philippines

The field of cosmetic plastic surgery is a dynamic branch of medicine which continues to grow through modern innovation, technique and researches; this is because of the endless desire for physical perfection by man. Breast Augmentation for example, is now one of most frequently performed cosmetic plastic procedure in the world. The interest for breast enhancement by patients and surgeons alike, continue to evolve as newer methods with improved result are being develop. At present, more and more women undergo breast augmentation every year as the popularity of the procedure is increasing, especially among women in the entertainment industry.

breast augmentation philippines

Silicon shelled implants are commonly used for breast enhancement. This implant could be either silicon gel or saline-filled. The implants are used to augment the breast of an individual that lack breast tissue or volume that could be genetically predisposed or environmentally induced. The female breast tissue is primarily composed of gland and fat cells and in the past, surgeons tried to inject the breast with fat that was initially obtained through liposuction from other parts of the body. However, in this day of modern medicine, this is completely unacceptable and obsolete, with undesirable effects such as hardening of the breast due to calcification, etc.. Some women also do hormonal therapy, since some of the female hormone such as estrogen leads to increase in breast size, slightly, but not enough for the majority of women.

At present, the most common and accepted way to increase breast size is via breast augmentation procedure. A breast implant is a sac of silicone elastomer that is either filled with saline or silicone, and is surgically placed under the breast tissue or chest muscle. Silicon oil injection, which used to be performed in the past for breast augmentation had been condemned locally and internationally, since the result are unpredictable and compounded by numerous complication such as extrusion, skin necrosis and infection. Do not allow youreself to be subjected in this kind of procedure, because of its risks and deforming results.

The selection of breast implant size or volume depends on multiple factors such as the proportion of the breast to body height and shoulder width, as well as the location of nipple/areola complex, and cleavage. And because the concept of breast aesthetics are constantly changing, there are many factors such as implant type, size, and incision site that should be considered to tailor the needs of each individual specifically. The incision for implant placement may be placed at various locations of the chest/breast area such as; under the breast or at the breast fold; around the nipple areolar area; in the armpit (axillary); and the latest, at the umbilical area via endoscopic approach. The resulting scars are thin and inconspicuous, especially at the armpit area. Each of this incision has its advantage and disadvantages that must be discussed thoroughly between the patient and surgeon.

Breast implant could be silicone gel or saline filled. Silicon filled implant was popularly used 12 years ago in the United States, until it was thought that it possibly causes autoimmune mediated health problems associated with leakage, that’s why saline implants is now used in most of breast surgeries. At present, silicone implants are now gaining momentum and recent studies had come out, proving the safe use of silicon breast implant in breast enhancement surgery. The advantage of silicone implant is that it is softer and appears more natural. However, leaks may be found in surrounding tissues. Generally, saline is a bit firmer, but it is without the supposed health risks because a leak is simply absorbed by the body.

The final breast size is mainly a personal decision by the patient. There are several ways to estimate the ultimate breast size. This would include the breast cup size, but this is an inexact estimate of the final size, since cup sizes vary with the bra manufacturer and how tight or loose the patient wears her bra, as well as how much breast tissue is already present. But describing the preferred cup size does aid the surgeon. The most accurate method of estimating the implant size is to fill a plastic bag with measured amounts of water or breast implant sizer that is place in a bra with the patient’s estimated cup size. One can see with the bra on and covered by a sweater what the final result will approximate.

Watch On YouTube: Breast Augmentation Manila Philippines by The Renewed You Aesthetic

Breast Augmentation – Breast Implant Procedure

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Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breast with the use of breast implant (silicon or saline). The procedure also enhances breast contour and volume after pregnancy. Breast implant is composed of silicon gel or saline within a silicon shell. Breast implant is different from silicon oil. Most Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon all over the world doesn’t do silicon oil injection of breast to enhance breast size and volume. This technique is condemned both locally and internationally by most surgeon, since the result are unpredictable and compounded by numerous complications such as extrusion, skin necrosis and infection. Patients should not allow them self to be subjected to this procedure, because the risk for unwanted complication is very high and result are deforming or unpredictable. Most surgeon uses Breast Implant which is composed of material that is non toxic, non allergenic, non teratogenic and biocompatible to human tissues and thus have less risk for any unwanted results and with more predictable outcome.

This is one of the most common cosmetic procedures done world wide specially in the United State. It is a straight forward procedure with a very instantaneous and pleasing result. Because of this, the public’s attention and interest focused on the search of a very safe breast implant material. Breast Augmentation is the only procedure in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery specialty that is the surrounded by controversy and scrutiny. In the past, specially during the late 70’s and early 80’s a lot of medical condition such as breast cancer and autoimmune disease, was wrongfully associated with the use of silicon implant. Because of this the US Food and Drug Administration had regulated the use of silicon breast implant for cosmetic breast procedures until recently in mid 2007. After extensive clinical research study that included more than a thousand breast augmented women, it was found out that silicon breast implant does not cause any malignant disease or breast cancer or any autoimmune disorder. Because of this the US – FDA had approve the use of silicon implant in cosmetic breast procedure.

There are 2 basic types of breast implants, saline or silicon implants. The implant is compose of an outer membrane compose of silicon shell. This shell contains either saline (fluid) or silicon (cohesive gel) material. It is prudent for every patient to discus extensively the advantage and disadvantage of each implant type with their surgeon before they finalize their decision.

I perform my Breast Augmentation procedure under deep sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The procedure can be done either as an outpatient surgery or patient can be admitted or confine for a day or two in a hospital, depending on the surgeon and patient’s preference. Weather the procedure will be performed as an Out-Patient or as a Hospital procedure, preoperative laboratory and medical clearance is required. The surgery usually takes one to two hours to complete. The breast implant can be inserted through an incision at armpit or breast folds or at the areolar border. Each choice of incision site has its own advantage and disadvantage in terms of scar cosmesis and nipple sensation. And among the three incisions the transaxillary approach has the best scar cosmesis since it is concealed and nipple sensation is well preserve. But it is advisable to the patient to further discus this issue if ever scaring will be a significant concern. After the procedure there will be some swelling and mild bruising that last for several days to few weeks and this is only a transient changes. Patient is required to wear breast binder for 3 to 6 weeks. This will hold the breast implant in place during the healing process and also help control the swelling. Sutures are removed after 7 to 10 days.

Any patient planning to have this procedure will require 10 to 14 days for the initial consultation, laboratory, medical clearance, surgery; follow up, suture removal and early recuperation. After this patient is safe to travel since wounds are dry and healed.

Breast Lift, Your Surgical Answer for Drooping Breasts -Mastopexy

Women are often self-conscious about their own physical look and strive to remain young looking and stunning at the same time. A lot of women tend to have or develop some problem with sagging breasts particularly as they age. There are a lot of factors like pregnancy, breast feeding, obesity, and huge weight loss that can lead to sagging breasts. Mastopexy or commonly called braes lift is often the best solution for such problem of sagging or drooping breasts.

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Mastopexy or breast lift surgery, intended to make or re-contour your breast to look younger and fuller. As time passes, most of the physical characteristic that attributes a youthful breast changes due to cyclic hormonal changes or massive weight lost. This turn out to be lost of skin suppleness, shed or lost of elasticity, their firmness and their shape changes because of pregnancy, weight acquire with subsequent weight reduction, nursing or breast feeding. Breast lift is particularly is indicated to raise and reshape your falling breast. The only negative draw back that will have an impact to some patient will be the resulting scar or probably reduction of one’s areola around your nipple. The scar may be concealed around the areola, or it may extend vertically or my be as long as an inverted T scar the runs along the breast fold.

Mastopexy Philippines

Mastopexy, also referred to as breast lift, is a cosmetic surgical option, performed to raise and enhance the shape of the breasts. It’s often combined with breast augmentation with the use of silicon implant to give much more firmness and volume. The lost of volume comes following pregnancy and nursing. The skin of one’s breast stretched. All women can benefit from this breast surgery but the process and impact can last longer with smaller breasts than bigger ones.The process entails getting rid of excess skin and tightening the surrounding skin tissue to create firmer breasts. Throughout a breast lift surgery, the nipples and areolas are repositioned to generate a more youthful contour. Check out some realistic results breast lift before and after photo gallery here.

Sometimes, patient that needs breast lift surgery will also need silicon breast implant placement to enhance further the resulting breast volume and contour. But this is only done in patients with mild sagging breast tissue.

Breast Lift or Mastopexy can make you look and feel good, renew your self-confidence and increase your self-esteem. Breast lift can be performed as a standalone procedure or together with breast augmentation that is with an implant to restore the fullness the breasts.

Depending upon the degree of sagginess from the breast, various techniques are utilized for breast lift, which consist of concentric mastopexy, vertical mastopexy, and also anchor-shaped mastopexy. Concentric breast lift is ideal for those women with smaller breasts and minimal sagging. These with serious breast ptosis can benefit from vertical mastopexy, Anchor-shaped mastopexy is the most invasive, typical type of breast lift option, in which the incision is made along the lower fold of the breast.

Women of 18 years of age onwards, non-smokers, with excellent well-being are the best candidates for breast lift surgery. The procedure generally takes one to 3 along with a half hours to carry out, along with a general anesthesia is normally required. Prior to you commit to having this surgery, make certain that you are entrusting yourself to a surgeon who is well trained and professional. The option of cosmetic surgeon is important to think about carefully. Cosmetic surgery may be carried out by any licensed physician, but selecting a surgeon who has the specialized information and expertise for the process can have a greater percentage to yield the very best results. Lastly, It is very important to have a clear understanding with regards to the significant risks and consequences that may be associated using the mastopexy surgery.

To prepare patients for mastopexy plastic reconstructive surgery they need to avoid the following for 1 to 2 weeks; smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, steroids, NSAIDs pain medications like mefenamic acids, Vit E supplements, herbal medications, blood thinning medications like coumadin and heparin, herbal tea, diet pills, oral contraceptives, regulated drugs like valium, prohibited drugs like methamphetamine and antipsychotic drugs like haloperidol…. These will make the procedure bloody and delay healing process. And when bleeding occurs, the risk for hematoma formation, infection, and capsular contracture increases.

 

Breast Augmentation

In this modern times, having a pretty face is not enough. Having the perfect body is also considered. But thanks to the modern advancement in medicine, one can have body that I you always wanted. Breast Augmentation is one of those procedure that you try to improve the way you look.

Breast Augmentation can either be the insertion of breast implants or fat.

Candidate:
•    You think your breasts are too small for your body.
•    Your breasts didn’t look the same prior pregnancy, weight loss.
•    Your breasts are fully developed.
•    Your breast are asymmetrical. breast augmentation manila

Breast Implants

There are three types of breast implants: saline and silicone.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. This one much safer because in an event that implants will leak, the saline will just be absorbed by the body.

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. Many prefer this before because feels more natural. In choosing this, regular checkup is needed to ensure that the implant is in condition. Ultrasound or MRI is used to assess whether the implant has ruptured. Removal of the implant is usually the solution whenever the silicone implant will leak.

Cohesive gel silicone (“gummy bear” or “form stable”) implants are filled with a cohesive gel. This came from silicone too, but a bit thicker and firmer than traditional silicone implants

Since the breasts continue to develop until early 20’s, you have be at least 18 years old to have a breast augmentation with saline breast implants and 22 years old on the silicone breast implants.

Fat Transfer

The Fat transfer augmentation is basically fat coming for the other parts of your body that is injected into the breast.

Preparation

Prior to the procedure you may ask to:

•Stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery to promote healing.
•Avoid drugs that can increase bleeding.

Procedure

The Breast Augmentation is a major surgery that usually takes one to two hours and you’re under the general anesthesia.
Different cuts/ incisions would be made depending on the implant to be used, your body structure and the degree of enlargement. It can also be the patient’s preference.  The incisions can be around your nipples (preareolar incision), under your arms (transaxillary incision) and under breast (inframammary incision).
The breast implant is inserted into a pocket under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue.
After the implant is inserted and position, the incision is closed via sutures, surgical tape/skin adhesive.

Complications

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation has risks that include:
•Infection
•Pain
•Scarring
•Change sensation in the nipple or breast
•Bleeding

Recovery

After the surgery, you may need to wear surgical bra while healing.

No lifting of heavy objections until 6 weeks post operation.

The doctors may prescribed you with pains medications, or an over-the-counter pain medication to relieve discomfort.

Maintenance

Breast implants may need to be replaced if complication arise and if shape and size change.MRI scan is needed for silicon breast implant every three years after surgery.Regular breast self-examination are also encouraged.

Silicon vs Saline Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation procedure will take 1 to 2 hours to complete and this is performed under sedation with intercostal block. Pain is one of the most common concerns that patients for breast augmentation think of. Because of this, we have give this pain issue a lot of attention. breast augmentation manila

In terms of selecting the location of the incision and resulting scar. There are several type of incisions through which the breast implants are inserted. This is the armpit incision, areolar incision and breast fold incision. In my practice, I prefer to do armpit incision in inserting breast implants, because we are able to avoid any direct incisions and thus scarring or scar formation directly at the breast skin and gland thus there will be no visible scar at the breast mound or surface. On addition to this, the result scar at the armpit area is hardly noticeable since its fine and linear. On the other hand, incisions at the areolar area results to a scar that is very visible or noticeable specially for asian and black african patients which scar poorly and may hypo-pigment. In addition to this, significant number of patients with areolar incision complain that their scar widens thus needs revision. Also, risk for loosing or affecting nipple sensation after areolar incision is significantly high. Because of this, I rarely perform this unless patient request it or they would need breast lift surgery as well.

But for patients with well formed breast fold before surgery, breast fold incision is as good option. With this type of incision, nipple sensation is rarely affected. Resulting scar can be concealed with in the breast fold. For me, this is the second best incision. But as much as I could and like, I perform my breast augmentation surgery with an armpit incision. For transgender, the ideal incision would be through the breast fold, for better dissection to facilitate creation of the pocket for the implants and also for ease of muscle dissection.
Breast augmentation procedure will take 1 to 2 hours to complete and this is performed under sedation with intercostal block. Pain is one of the most common concerns that patients for breast augmentation think of. Because of this, we have give this pain issue a lot of attention. We have formed a pain management protocol to address this in which patients are give intercostal blocks to numb their chest before surgery and immediately after surgery. This will help us control the pain. On top of this, patients are started on single IV pain medications combined with oral pain meds so that the effect of these medications would overlap each other.

To be honest with you, majority of my patients does not complain of pain but more of the discomfort due to swelling of the breast after surgery. But swelling is temporary and will eventually resolve through time. After surgery, as I said there will be swelling and some bruising that peaks on the 3rd day and start to subside on the 4th day onwards. You will be instructed to wear special bra used by breastaugmented patient during the first 2 to 3 weeks to help control the swelling and also give you more comfort. Sutures are removed on the 7th day after surgery and wounds are healed by the 10th day after surgery.

For your activity this is gradually increase after surgery since you need to rest for a day or two, you will be allowed to do some light cardio activity on the 3rd week after surgery like walking, and then you may resume regular gym exercise after 4 to 5 weeks. Patients are advise to refrain from sexual activity for 3 weeks after surgery since this may causes hematoma formation and pain.

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Cosmetic Breast Procedure – Augmentation, Enlargement and Enhancement

breast augmentationBreast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts with the use of breast implants (silicone or saline). The procedure also enhances breast contour and volume after pregnancy. A breast implant, which is composed of silicone gel or saline within a silicone shell, is different from silicone oil. Most cosmetic plastic surgeons all over the world don’t do silicone oil injection to enhance breast size and volume. This technique is condemned both locally and internationally by most surgeons since the result is unpredictable and often compounded by numerous complications such as extrusion, skin necrosis, and infection. Patients should not allow themselves to be subjected to this procedure because the risks for unwanted complications are very high and results are unpredictable and could lead to deformity. Most surgeons use a breast implant which is composed of material that is non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-teratogenic and bio-compatible to human tissues and thus have less risk for any unwanted results, and with a more predictable outcome.

Silicon breast implants do have more superior results compared with saline implants. It gives the breast natural fullness and contour, specially at the upper and outer pole/portion of the breast that cannot be attain with a saline implants. Also the feel of a breast with silicon breastimplant is more natural, and patients would often comment that they hardly feel the implant when they massage their breast. This is because breast tissue density is almost identical with the silicon cohesive gel than saline implant. In addition to this, Silicon implants also have a very low rate for deflation and rippling after surgery. I never had a patient with silicon implant that had spontaneous deflation.

To know more about your breast augmentation procedure, it would be best to consult your surgeon, so that you may know all your options.

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Nipple Reduction – How A Nipple Reduction Surgery Works

Nipple reduction can be performed by a number of simple methods, depending on the shape and length of the nipple and to what degree of reduction a person desires. One technique entails removal from the top of the nipple in a v-shaped wedge after which closing it with small dissolvable sutures. An additional technique involves elimination of a strip of skin about the neck of the nipple which when sutured shut, minimizes the height from the nipple by pushing a portion from the nipple back into the breast tissue. With both method, sensation in the nipple isn’t usually changed and also the ability to breast feed is possible. The top reduction technique can reduce the length from the nipple the most whilst the strip reduction technique is made to have the least possible for any effect on nipple perform. Once decreased, the shortened nipple size will probably be preserved permanently.

Big nipples may be lengthy and protruding or merely have a very wide diameter. In either case, such prominent nipples are bothersome to ladies or men since they can be noticed via garments. Whatever the trigger, pinion is done for beauty factors and to appear a chest or breast appear that doesn’t stand out in garments. Enlarged nipples hardly ever trigger discomfort or any nipple discharge problems.nipple reduction

Nipple reduction surgery is a straight forward procedure that may be done under local anesthesia in surgeons office. As soon as the local anesthesia is injected, the nipple numb and procedure is essentially painless and this done in less than one hour. Small incisions is done around the nipple and the excess nipple tissue removed. Dissolveable sutures are used so there is no need for suture removal. Simple light wound dressing like band-aids are utilized for post operative covering. While easily carried out in your doctor’s work place, nipple reductions may also be carried out  or combined with other breast procedure or surgery like breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lifts. When combined with these methods, they’re done within in a formal operating room and usually patients are either sedated or under general anesthesia.

Recovery period for nipple reduction takes 9 to 12 days. One can return to light activities on the same day after surgery provided no forceful exertion is done. Showering and getting the nipples moist is allowed after 2 to 3 days. Other than some mild nipple sensitivity changes during the immediate post op period, there’s minimal inflammation or bruising after surgery. Nipple reduction produces result to nipple that causes less protrusion in garments with normal sensation and feeling.

For best results for your breast nipple reduction surgery, choose a certified  plastic surgeon and make certain that the surgeon you are choosing is affiliated with both certified and professional organizations. These professional societies have strict code of ethics and qualification standards that members abide by. Medical providers in Asia, especially in the Philippines, can rival the very best in the world. Most Filipino physicians speak English fluently, making certain the good conversation between surgeon and patient that’s essential throughout consultation. There are a lot of certified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge very reasonable fees in the Philippines, since cost of living is low. Also since they are able to provide modest outpatient surgery clinics, their overhead expenses are reduced. Although price is definitely an element when considering elective surgery, patients seeking high quality medical treatment at very inexpensive costs should understand that choosing the right surgeon is the solitary most important choice they will make.

Dr. Rino Lorenzo performs a variety of aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries including dermabrasion; cleft lip, palate, and other congenital defects; scar revision; surgery of physical malformation and malfunction as a result of trauma and burns; and even maxillofacial injuries. In terms of aesthetics, Dr. Rino is an expert in full body contouring, liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast surgery, facial rejuvenation, breast lift, breast reduction, buttocks augmentation, cheek and chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, upper and lower eyes rejuvenation, injectables such as Botox, and Dermal Fillers like Restylane and Perlane.

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