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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST ENHANCEMENTS

Posted On: September 15, 2011 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast topics, Plastic Surgery

Over 300,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2007. Breast enhancement has now become one of the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. Dr. Stuart Linder’s plastic surgery practice has become a destination for breast enhancement surgery. His practice specializes in cosmetic breast augmentation procedures. Approximately 90 percent of Dr. Linder’s cases are breast enhancement procedures, mastopexiesreductions, and do-over’s of other surgeons’ sub-optimally performed breast procedures.

POSSIBLE REASONS TO CONSIDER A BREAST AUGMENTATION

  • Gaining and losing weight.
  • Age Natural aging can also cause a woman’s breast to sag and lose internal volume.
  • Childbearing Being pregnant and nursing babies can cause a woman’s breasts to lose volume and then sag.

WHAT TO EXPECT

During the surgery, artificial breast implants are inserted into the breasts in order to increase their size and enhance their shape. Breast implant surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with a breast lift for those looking to raise the breasts as well as increase their volume.

Dr. Linder most often uses smooth, round saline implants under the muscle because the shell of the implant doesn’t adhere to the capsule or the tissue and the implant can move more freely in the pocket. Additionally, because he inserts the implant through the periareolar approach, one often finds identifying the actual incision site afterwards to be quite difficult.

The incisions for one of Dr. Linder’s breast augmentations can be placed in a number of different locations. After making an incision, a pocket is created either under the breast tissue or under the pectoralis muscles. That pocket is made just large enough to accommodate the breast implant which is inserted into the pocket and then inflated, usually with saline, to give the best cosmetic result.

Dr. Linder positions breast implants as perfectly as possible by placing them under the nipple and down subpectorally using the dual plane technique. The lateral third retromammary subglandular and the medial two-thirds under the pectoralis major muscle. Placing the implants with two-thirds muscle coverage reduces visibility, palpability, allows for better contour of the upper pole of the implant and also reduces capsular contracture and hardening versus placing the implants subglandular.

It also is useful for detecting calcifications or breast masses on mammography, thereby improving radiographic diagnoses with mammography. Rippling is much less significant medially as well when there is pectoralis muscle covering the medial portion of the implant, especially on the thin ectomorphic built women. Patients who have developed capsular contracture and hardening require an open capsulectomy or open capsulectomy, implant exchange, as well as women who have had problems with placement of their original implants or malposition causing a severe deformity of the chest.

After a short healing period, breast augmentation patients have larger, more natural looking breasts and become excited again about wearing more attractive styles, going to the beach and wearing more open tops. Additionally, it’s hard for breast enhancement patients to pass a store window or a mirror without casting an admiring glance at themselves.

Beverly Hills has become the destination for women looking to achieve breast enlargement. Dr. Stuart Linder is a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, who has been recognized for his efforts in breast enlargement surgery. Dr. Linder has made many television appearances, appearing on MTV, the E! Channel, NBC, CBS and many others stations. Through his television appearances, Dr. Linder educates the public on various plastic surgery procedures. You can view some of Dr. Linder’s television appearances here on our website.Breast augmentation should only be performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, doctors who are Diplomates of theAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery, and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Make sure that your doctor also uses Board Certified Anesthesiologists and not nurses, to put you to sleep in order to make sure that there are no problems under general anesthesia. Also, make sure the surgery center is licensed and certified. Our center is Medicare and State Licensed. This is the highest credentialing in the State of California for an Ambulatory Surgery Center which should give the patient peace of mind – knowing that they are in the safest place possible when undergoing breast augmentation surgery.