Breast Augmentation and Size Changes

One topic that is rarely discussed about breast augmentation is the change in breast size following breast augmentation. The FDA is one interested party that has addressed this concern. The FDA does not recommend that women under eighteen have breast augmentation. This is partly because breasts are not usually fully developed until 18 years of age. This is also because the FDA feels that maturity is important in the decision for breast augmentation. But, to the average woman, we may not realize that breasts can change in size over time.

Breast size may change during pregnancy. Pregnancy may make the breasts larger during pregnancy and they may remain larger following pregnancy. Alternatively, breasts may get smaller following pregnancy and fit in snugly with the breast implants. Pregnancy can impact how you feel about your breast size. For this reason, you may reconsider your breast size following pregnancy. There are hormonal changes that occur in the body which can also make the breasts increase in size.

Breast size may change with weight fluctuations. Weight gain may increase breast size, particularly with age. Medications and hormone use may increase the size of the breasts. Weight loss can decrease the size of the breasts. This occurs because of the reduction in glandular fat of the breasts.

There has also been one study performed to suggest that liposuction may make breasts larger. The study results showed that 48% of women who underwent liposuction below the waist had increased breast size after the procedure. The increased breast size was evident within six months to a year. For these reasons, it’s important to consider the possibility of breast growth when deciding upon the breast augmentation procedure.


The Next Decade for Plastic Surgery


Plastic surgery following massive weight loss is expected to rise. There are the number of techniques that may be used to perform plastic surgery on those that have lost massive weight including liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift. The corset trunkplasty was recently introduced to the plastic surgery community to focus on the abs, buttocks, back and/or thighs.
Gummy Bear Implants: Touting a natural feel and form, the Gummy Bear Implants, also known as Cohesive Gel Breast Implants may receive FDA Approval in 2010.


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Malnutrition and Massive Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Don’t Mix

Malnutrition presents a major risk factor for complications in massive weight loss plastic surgery, according to a study published in the December 2008 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dennis Hurwtiz, MD, a co-author of the study, found that patients who received multi-vitamins, nutritional drinks and mineral supplements prior to plastic surgery significantly decreased their risk for complications, improved scar quality and accelerated wound healing.
The study involved an analysis of over 100 participants and over of half of the participants had not received dietary supplementation prior to plastic reconstructive surgery. Of the participants that did not receive supplementation prior to surgery, 76% had experienced complications and poor wound healing. Only 19% of the participants that had received supplementation prior to plastic surgery experienced major complications and poor wound healing.
The participants that did not receive dietary supplementation underwent reconstructive plastic surgery prior to 2005 at a time when many plastic surgeons first began performing reconstructive plastic surgery on massive weight loss victims. The study noted that participants that used supplements experienced enhanced wound healing, collagen production and immune response was through protein, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Arginine, Glutamine, Iron, Zinc and Selenium.
The study results demonstrate progress among members of the plastic surgery community that are interested in helping massive weight loss victims. Post bariatric plastic surgery was not readily available before the 2000 year. Since then, two organizations have been established to better support the needs of massive weight loss victims.

Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Good Tips To Keep In Mind

You don’t have to be a movie star or on reality television to dream about the possibilities that cosmetic surgery can offer! These days, procedures are more affordable and safer than ever. Why not talk to a professional about what cosmetic surgery may have to offer you? However, make sure to check out the following article on the topic first.



Be sure to ask whether your plastic surgeon is a cosmetic surgeon, or a reconstructive surgeon. While the two sub-specialties both fall under the umbrella of plastic surgery. They can be very different in practice. If you are seeking cosmetic surgery, you want a surgeon familiar with cosmetic surgery in general, and the procedure you seek specifically.

Plastic surgery can cost a lot of money, and you might have to miss work. Because of this, you might want to consider having a savings account specifically for the associated expenses and recovery time involved with your procedure. You will better be able to focus on recovering instead of worrying about what might happen later. Visit the location of your surgery. If you’re going to have outpatient surgery inside the clinic where you’ll see your doctor, you need to ask if you could see the surgery area prior to your surgery. You will feel more comfortable if you are familiar with the hospital or surgery center where you will be having the facelift, breast augmentation, liposuction or other cosmetic surgery procedure.


One of the major complications of undergoing breast augmentation surgery is, that breast cancer can go undetected. Self-examination is one of the most important ways of detecting cancer, but breast augmentation can conceal the signs of breast cancer normally detected by self-exams. When you have implants, they can interfere with your ability to effectively self test. The scarring that can follow surgery can make it difficult to self-detect breast abnormalities.

Once of things that can go wrong during a breast augmentation surgery is that you could have breast cancer and not have known. Self-examination is one of the most important ways of detecting cancer, but breast augmentation can conceal the signs of breast cancer normally detected by self-exams. Because of the inability of finding lumps early, breast cancer can remain unchecked. Also, when the body is healing, scar tissue is formed in the breasts, also making it difficult to find breast lumps. You should know that getting breast implants can interfere with your natural development if you are under 20. Wait until you are more mature and fully-grown before you seriously think about cosmetic surgery; if you get breast implants too early, they might not even work, and you might regret your decision.

Now that you have a little more education on the topic, hopefully you will soon be prepared to decide about having cosmetic surgery. It can open new doors to how you look and feel about yourself, as well as give you a totally new lease on life. Keep learning to make certain your decision is one you will be pleased with for a long time to come!

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