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Is breastfeeding with implants safe for my baby?

Is breastfeeding with implants safe for my baby?

“Should I choose for the implants to go under the breast or in an incision via the nipple?” “Are saline implants or silicone implants more suited for me post baby? “Will I be able to breastfeed?” “Will breastfeeding be safe for my baby?” If you’re one of the burgeoning number of women who are considering or have had breast augmentation surgery, some of the above questions would have definitely been on the top of the list of questions you would have had. However, as with almost all nursing women, the core success of breastfeeding depends largely on having proper information about the positioning and management of the baby for optimal latching, regardless of breast augmentation procedures. The fact is, even women without breast augmentations have been disheartened with the struggles they faced trying to breastfeed their babies. While there are studies which show that women with implants may have a few more hurdles to overcome, adequate effort on the mother’s part can still accomplish the task of providing nourishment for their bundle of joy. Ironically, there are women who make a conscious decision against breastfeeding their child to maintain the shape and pertness of the breast as the implants stay in place and hold their shape for women who have had breast augmentation. Women who have not had implants generally notice increased elasticity in the breast tissues during or after the period of nursing and this eventually could cause a sag. As with nature, the results of breastfeeding differs from woman to woman and it is impossible to ascertain how much change will occur. For women who are determined to nurse their babies with implants, they need not fret. In the case of saline implants, the salt water is reabsorbed into the body rather quickly, thus not posing any risk to either mother or baby. A lot more research has been carried out for silicone implants. Weaving through the scientific information available on the effects of breastfeeding with implants reveals one common link - silicone cannot travel from a mother’s implants, through the mammary glands and into breast milk. You can heave a sigh of relief at that bit of information but there are other factors to consider like the positioning of your implants, incision sites and the size of the implants. Incisions on the areola (periareolar), the pigmented area on the nipple, while not as aesthetically pleasing, it also runs the risk of decreasing the ability to breastfeed as the milk ducts could accidentally be nicked during surgery. There are drawbacks to this procedure such as an increased risk of infection and loss of sensation in the nipple. Incisions made in the fold under the breast, with the implants placed behind the muscle, optimise the preservation of breastfeeding abilities as there is little surgical trauma to the breast, therefore resulting in better milk production for the little one. “A very large implant in a woman with fairly tight skin, no matter how it is placed, could conceivably diminish breast milk production by the pressure on the overlying breast tissue,” advises Douglas J. Mackenzie, M.D. This is especially so when breast engorgement post pregnancy kicks in. Choosing the best type of implant is key at Shens Clinic and in consultation with Dr Shens, you will be able to select a suitable size and shape for your implants from among the Motiva range.

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Breast Augmentation and Implants - Premium Motiva Implants

Breast implants help women to increase the size of their breasts. This procedure is done for cosmetic reasons and after mastectomy for breast cancer. There are two types of implants available, silicone and saline gel. Saline-filled implants are silicone shells packed with saline (sterile salt liquid). On the other hand, gel-filled silicone implants are shells of silicone filled with silicone (plastic gel). These implants feel like real breasts. Breast augmentation also known as “boob job” or “breast aug”, involves the fat transfer or breast implants to increase the size of breasts. This procedure can restore the volume of the breasts after pregnancy and weight reductions. You can achieve more rounded breasts or improve the natural size of the breast. Purpose of Breast Augmentation Surgery Increase projection and fullness of breasts Enhance your self-confidence and self-image Improve the balance of hip and breast contours. Keep in mind that breast augmentation is not for rigorously drooping breasts. In that situation, you will need a breast lift with augmentation. Breast lift with augmentation is excellent for sagging breasts to make them lifted and fuller. Premium Motiva Implants Motiva Implants are dynamic and revolutionary breast implants. Surgeons can efficiently work to choose the ideal implants for each patient. The surface of breast implants is textured. Textured surfaces are manufactured by projecting sugar, salt and other particles on implant shells. These implants may have secondary impacts on women who use them. Motiva implants VelvetSurface and SilkSurface can be obtained without the use of exotic materials like sugar or salt, through a particularly controlled procedure. The nano-surfaces of Motiva Implants offer a better interaction between the surrounding tissues and the implant. This allows Motiva Implants to adapt the normal movements of a breast. Perfect Shape Choices Breast implants have a contoured, oval or a round shape that comes in different projections and sizes. Round implants are known for increasing the fullness of the upper-pole of the breast, while teardrop or oval shaped implants are designed to mimic the natural shape of breast, with maximum fullness in the lower pole. Placement of teardrop implants require advanced techniques. These implants may have complications, such as undesired aesthetic outcomes and implant rotation. You can get a more natural look with the Motiva Implants line, Ergonomix. Projection, Base and Size Choices While considering implant shape, you should consider the projection, base, and size required to get desired aesthetic outcome of the breast. The foundation of an implant will define the cleavage while implant projection determines the fullness. The volume of the implant determines the cup shape and size. Innovation for Enhanced Safety Ergonomix implants from Motiva are designed with the patient and surgeon in mind. Plastic implants can frustrate surgeons because of their rotation problems. These implants are 100% filled after grafting to give off a natural look of customary anatomical implants. Motiva implants uses Advanced True Tissue equipment, which is a combination of elastic elastomer case, and the exclusive rheological properties are combined with gravity. As the patient lies on her rear, the implants will react and move similarly to natural breasts.

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5 reasons why you should consider fat grafting for your breast augmentation

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Fat Grafting for your Breast Augmentation

More and more people are going for anything and everything natural for their beauty regimen. That’s why when it comes to body parts enhancements, it’s also good to consider a more natural procedure. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgeries nowadays and implants are always the immediate solution to that. But what most people are not aware of is that there’s an alternative way of enhancing your breast to make it look more desirable. It’s called Breast Fat Grafting. Breast fat grafting is a process of transferring fat to the breast by first harvesting fat by liposuction from another part of the body like thighs or stomach, then transfer it by injecting into an area to add volume or correct deformity. Here are some points you can ponder on why you should consider fat transfer to breast for your breast augmentation.   All Natural Fillers No foreign objects will be injected in your body. The entire procedure doesn’t use any synthetic materials. Because of that, it also avoids other risks such as rupture or capsular contracture. And since it’s all natural, there are fewer chances of allergic reaction. It’s just like putting your fats where it’s worthier. Medically safe Transferring of body tissues may sound scary at first but it’s safe. This procedure doesn’t use general anaesthesia. Thus, it has fewer side effects and more effective. About 50% to 80% of patients were able to permanently retain the transferred fat. With the help of an experienced surgeon, you’re sure to be on the right track. Quick Recovery You’ll see results in a few days. The healing period may vary depending on your body’s condition, but it’s sure shorter than other procedures. And since the procedure is not using any artificial elements, you will not have a hard time going back to your daily activities. Feel more confident in no time. Two benefits in one procedure If you are transferring fats, it means you’re removing it from another part of the body. It only means one thing: you’ll also have liposuction. Thus, Breast Fat Grafting will give you two benefits in one procedure. It can definitely give you a boob boost and a fine body contouring at the same time. You can get a flatter belly, sexier thighs, and fuller breasts. Imagine that. Better Results If it’s natural and it has more benefits, it only means that it can give better results. Choosing Fat Grafting for your breast augmentation will result to a softer and smoother breast, compare to implants. More than that, the entire process leaves less visible scars. Most of the procedure is suctioning and insertions of cells. Thus, it only uses tiny incisions where the fat is harvested and injected. But whether you want to have an implant or if you want a more natural way, it’s important to partner with a renowned surgeon. It’s still best to get yourself checked before deciding which procedure you should go for. To get a cup higher, set an appointment now and start your journey to a sexier body.

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4 ways to make your breast appear bigger and fuller

4 ways to make your breasts appear bigger and fuller

There are many different reasons why women want to have bigger and fuller breasts: for some, it’s a way of getting back their old breast size after breast volume is lost due to pregnancy; while for others, it’s a means to wear clothes that would generally be hard for them to wear in their current body structure. No matter what the reason, it’s normal to want a nice and attractive figure to help boost one’s confidence and self-esteem. If you’re looking to make your breast appear bigger and fuller, here are some ways you can do just that. Exercise Your Upper Pectoral Muscles One method that some people will give you to help make your breast appear bigger is by doing exercises that focus on your upper pectoral muscles. Push-ups and inclined chest presses are some exercises that focus on toning the upper pectoral muscles to make your breast more firm and appear bigger. While this might be a natural way of increasing your breast size, it takes tremendous exercise and a very long time to see results, making it highly impractical. Another downside to this method is doing exercises that tones the lower pectoral muscles could decrease the size of your breasts. Having a Proper Diet And Eating Food with Breast-Enhancing Properties Another method used to increase breast size naturally is by eating food that helps in breast development. Herbs like Fenugreek and Blessed thistle imitate hormones used in breastfeeding, while apples and rice are rich in Estrogen, the female hormone that helps in breast development. Like exercising, this method takes a while to see significant results. Scientific studies on this method are also limited without concrete scientific proof that certain food groups increase breast size. Use a Push-up bra Unlike ordinary bras, push-up bras are designed to add more lift to breasts, making them appear bigger and fuller. Push-up bras have strong underwire supports and specifically designed cups to help give breasts a lift; the cups also have specially-made pads that help provide a center cleavage to create an illusion of having bigger breasts. These pads are either sewn into the bra or could be removable. Push-up bras may provide faster results than doing exercise and diet, but it’s not permanent. Without the push-up bra, the breasts will just fall to its normal state. Push-up bras also don’t help make the form of the breasts permanent, so it’s just a temporary fix. Korean Style Short Incision Breast Augmentation Despite all the other options, breast enhancement is still the best option for making breasts appear bigger and fuller. The results of a Korean Style Short Incision Breast Augmentation is long-lasting, fast, and without visible scars. The procedure requires inserting a breast implant under the breast muscles to lift the breasts and increase breast size along with enhancing its shape. The procedure does not last long, and results appear immediately after surgery and can last for 10 years or more depending on the implant used. Downtime for the procedure has also improved greatly, so it won’t take long for you to recover from the surgery. Having bigger and fuller breasts is something many women aspire for, especially for those who want to have a better image of themselves. Trying the methods mentioned above might be just what you need to achieve the body you always dreamed of.

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4 ‘Must-dos’ Before and After Breast Augmentation

4 ‘Must-dos’ Before and After Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing procedure: it can improve a person’s self-image and confidence, or help reconstruct damaged breast due to accidents. Whatever the case, breast augmentation, when done properly, can greatly help women project themselves better. But like any other surgery, there are dangers when one undergoes breast augmentation. So it is always best to know what to do before undergoing the surgery and what to do after the surgery to ensure best results. Here are some things you’ll need to remember before and after the procedure: Before the surgery: Do search for the best cosmetic surgeon available to you Searching for the best cosmetic surgeon is perhaps the most important thing to do before having a breast augmentation because you will be talking to your surgeon even after the operation is done. When searching for a cosmetic surgeon, avoid picking your preferred surgeon based on price, as this might compromise your safety and health. Make sure that the surgeon you pick is a qualified surgeon with lots of experience in the field of surgery and breast augmentation. Researching their track record and achievements will also help you decide which surgeon is best suited for you. Do follow the surgeon’s instructions before the procedure Before undergoing the surgery, your doctor will ask you to avoid specific activities to help ensure that you have a successful surgery and reach the best results after the surgery is over. Some instructions that surgeons give would be to avoid smoking a few weeks before the operation, and drinking multi-vitamins or blood thinning medication to avoid profuse bleeding during the surgery.   After the surgery: Do avoid Strenuous exercise for 2-4 weeks The procedure usually takes one to two hours under general anesthesia, but the implants would settle only after a few weeks later, reaching the final result of the operation. During this time, patients will be asked not to doing strenuous within the first few weeks to avoid jeopardizing the result of the surgery. Since muscles in the area operated are still bruised from the operation and the breast implants have not settled with the surrounding muscles, doing strenuous activity early will add damage to the muscles and even on the implants. Patients, however, will be asked to do certain exercises to help relax the muscles during the recovery period. Do keep in touch with your surgeon Your surgeon will be your life-long friend. Even years after the operation, you will need to keep in touch with your surgeon in case you want to have your breasts implants change when they start to sag over time. Another reason you will need to keep in touch with your surgeon is because certain complications might arise throughout the years after the operation. Sometimes implants will silently rupture and will need to be replaced. A successful breast augmentation surgery will have a largely positive effect on women’s image and self-confidence, but it’s important that they do their part in ensuring that they get the safest and best result from the operation.

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Breast Enhancement Singapore

Is breast enhancement right for me?

Breast augmentation remains to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. It is estimated that about 300,000 women are opting for breast implants. In Asia, breast enhancement surgeries have increased dramatically due to a growing number of women who are paying more attention to their physical appearance. If you’re contemplating of getting your breasts enhanced, then here are the questions you may want to ask yourself first:   What’s my reason for having breast augmentation surgery? Women have different reasons for opting for breast enhancement. Some women do it to improve self-esteem. Research shows that women who had breast enhancement are reported to have significant improvement in their self-esteem. Although the surgery doesn’t cure underlying psychological issues, the surgery can bring a renewed sense of self-confidence and positive body image. For some women, breast enhancement is their key to getting rounder and fuller look, addressing the issue of breast asymmetry, and for getting back their pre-baby body. Whatever your reason may be for getting breast implants, it should be a result of personal choice and not merely out of someone’s influence or opinion. [caption id="attachment_6156" align="aligncenter" width="300"] breast enhancement for you?[/caption] What kind of implants do I want? When choosing for breast implants, there are several factors that you need to consider; one is your body. Your height, weight, body frame, hip width, buttocks, and starting breast volume should be taken into consideration before deciding for breast implants. Clearly, someone who stands at 5’ who weighs 120 lbs will be needing a smaller implant compared to someone who stands at 5’6” and weighs 165 lbs. Other factors to consider including activity and implant style. Generally, bigger implants are not the ideal option for those who are into sports or active lifestyle. However, this still depends on one’s body profile. [caption id="attachment_4007" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Smooth Round Breast Implants - Breast Augmentation[/caption] Another thing to consider is the implant style. Some surgeons make low, medium, and high profile implant styles. Each implant style has a different amount of projection and base diameter. In many cases, implant sizers (silicone gel implants) are used in the doctor’s office to give their patients an idea of what to expect after the surgery. As these implants tend to sit lower in the bra, you may want to ask help from your surgeon on how to try it. Can I take some days off work? Breast enhancement recovery time is usually between 5 to 7 days. Unless your job involves manual labor, you can get back to work within a week after breast augmentation surgery. Although there are still precautions in doing certain activities, overall by this time, you will be in good enough shape to do your job. It can be more challenging though if you have your implants placed behind the muscle. Some women opt for this as it looks more realistic and there is less chance of scar formation. The only downside is that it may take longer for you to recover. Am I aware of the risks involved? Like other medical procedures, breast enhancement also comes with certain risks. Aside from the typical surgery-related complications, breast enhancement may also risk your ability to breastfeed in the future especially if you have an areola incision. If you’re planning to breastfeed in the future, you should talk to your doctor about it. Some breast enhancement techniques still allow women to breastfeed. In breast enhancement, there is also a risk of losing your sensation in the nipples. This depends on some factors including the breast surgery type and breast shape. Am I healthy enough? Unfortunately, breast enhancement is not for everyone. It’s not for those who have a family history of breast cancer and those who are obese and smoking. These things can increase one’s risk of surgery-related complications. Can I handle the cost? Breast enhancement is not a cheap procedure especially if you’re getting it from a highly reputable cosmetic surgeon. In Singapore, breast enhancement surgery can cost at least SGD$2,200.   Shens Clinic is one of Singapore’s leading cosmetic clinics. Breast enhancement is one of their signature procedures and can be safely carried out using tear drop implants or fat transfer. For a no-obligation consultation, you can contact the clinic here. Image: https://pixabay.com/en/girl-erotica-nude-breast-nipple-2034836/   References: https://www.kenresearch.com/blog/2017/07/breast-implants-to-multiply-in-asia-pacific-via-evolving-positive-economic-scenario/ https://www.castellanocosmeticsurgery.com/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-augmentation/12-different-reasons-why-women-pick-breast-augmentation/ http://www.hessplasticsurgery.com/choosing-breast-implants-fairfax-virginia/ http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/advice/a38708/things-you-should-know-before-getting-a-boob-job/

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Breast Augmentation - the Biggest Myths And Misconceptions

Breast augmentation is the most in-demand cosmetic procedure. In a 2016 report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation remains to be the top cosmetic surgical procedure since 2006. In fact, there’s a 4% increase in the number of women seeking breast enhancement procedure compared to 2015. While there’s a growing demand for breast enhancement and acceptance even in conservative countries, there’s also this growing list of misconceptions about the procedure, keeping women from getting the procedure that could enhance their look and boost their self-esteem. Many of these misconceptions are inaccurate and could taint the public’s perception on those seeking for breast enhancement procedure. Learning the facts from the myths is a vital part of the process as it will guide you in making an informed choice. The following are some of the biggest myths and misconceptions about the breast augmentation surgery:   Myth #1:  Breast augmentation surgery produces the same results. Fact: Breast augmentation is never a “one size fits all” procedure. Think of it as shopping for a new lingerie. Even if you pick the same size, products from different manufacturers will feel and look different in you. Some women approach breast enhancement surgery as a “one size fits all” journey. They go to the same cosmetic surgeon, request for the same size of implants their friend had, thinking it would look good on them too. But breast enhancement doesn’t work this way. The implants used in this procedure are measured in cubic centimeters (cc). It’s a measurement of volume and not by bra size. A 400 cc of breast implant could look big on some women and look small on some. It’s because other factors play a role here. These include the woman’s body frame and natural body dimensions. Before any breast enhancement procedure, surgeons do what is called ‘dimensional planning’. In dimensional planning, surgeons take the measurements of the client’s body to customize the procedure based on their height and weight, height and base width of their breasts, chest or shoulder width, and fitness level. [caption id="attachment_6163" align="aligncenter" width="300"] breast enlargement natural in Singapore[/caption]   A good cosmetic surgeon will tailor the breast enhancement procedure based on the client’s unique needs. He will make sure that it will be done in such a way that the chosen breast implants are ones that look most natural on the client. Myth #2: The results won’t look natural. Fact: Some women are still apprehensive about getting a boob job because they think it won’t give them a natural look. This may be true in the early days of breast augmentation especially with the old versions of saline implants. But these days, with technological advancements, this is far from the truth. Breast augmentation in Singapore will give you the most natural look, given the range of options you have when it comes to shape, size, and profile. During consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, your goals after breast enhancement will be evaluated. Depending on your needs, you may be recommended to have the implant either over or under the pectoral muscle. Generally, breast implants placed under the muscle give the more natural look as the overlying tissue smooths out the surface of the implant. Implants placed under the muscle also create a more sloping than rounded look, mimicking the natural curve of the breasts. How natural the breast implant would look also depends on the shape. You have the choice to choose between teardrop or round-shaped implants. Although both shapes can create a natural look, the teardrop-shaped look more natural than the rounded one as it mimics the natural slope of the breasts. [caption id="attachment_6012" align="aligncenter" width="300"] breast augmentation in singapore[/caption] Myth #3: Breast implants are not for women who plan on breastfeeding. Fact: Women, especially those in their 20s and 30s, can get apprehensive in getting breast implants because of this. But the truth is, you can still breastfeed even if you have breast implants. Studies have shown that there is no medical risk involved for babies breastfed by mothers have either saline or silicone breast implants. Milk supply may be affected but still depends on the location, orientation, and extent of the surgical incision. If you’re planning to breastfeed your child, there are certain techniques your cosmetic surgeon can apply to minimize the effects of the implants on nipple sensation and breastfeeding. Some of these techniques include doing an incision in the breast fold under the breast (inframammary incision) or in the armpit (axillary incision), placing the implant under the muscle, or choosing a smaller implant to prevent wide dissection and avoid disruption of the nerves responsible for nipple sensation. Myth #4: It’s painful. Fact: Like other cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation is done under anesthesia. There is a mild discomfort after the procedure, but it is normal and can be managed with the medication prescribed by the surgeon. The placement of the implant can have an impact on the severity of the soreness. Typically, you will feel sorer if the implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle. This placement is the most popular because it gives one a smoother and more natural look. You can be up and walking a day after your surgery. However, you should avoid activities that involve bouncing or lifting of more than 10 pounds. You may be recommended to wear sports bra for four to six weeks to provide ample support to your breasts while they’re healing. [caption id="attachment_5958" align="aligncenter" width="222"] Breast Implants Singapore[/caption] Myth #5: All cosmetic surgeons produce the same breast enhancement results. Fact: Extensive training and experience are what set highly-rated cosmetic surgeons from the rest. Hence, you shouldn’t rush when choosing a cosmetic surgeon to do your breast augmentation as the results differ from one surgeon to another. Cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation in Singapore is growing. If you wanted to have full, natural-looking breasts, then you better have it done by someone who has undergone extensive training in cosmetic surgery. You should also look for a surgeon who has done a lot of breast enhancement procedures. Shens Clinic in Singapore offers the best cosmetic procedures. Dr. Shens, the plastic surgery consultant, has done extensive training in and outside the region. Having trained in Korea, Dr. Shens has mastered a lot of Korean techniques in enhancing one’s beauty. You will feel safe and well-taken care of in Shens Clinic as Dr. Shens and the rest of the team have done thousands of breast augmentation in Singapore. References: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2016/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2016.pdf https://www.realself.com/article/breast-augmentation-size-fits https://www.richardjbrownmd.com/5-myths-breast-augmentation/ https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/popular-myths-and-other-misconceptions-about-breast-implants-debunked http://www.bfar.org/possible-augmentation.php

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Top 5 Questions to ask before Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation or breast enhancement remains to be one of the top cosmetic procedures performed today. In 2007 alone, a total of 347,524 women had breast implant surgery. Going under the knife to improve the look of the breasts is a major step for many women. And often, this step is a positive one. Studies have it that breast augmentation can help in boosting self-esteem, body image, and improve one’s sexual satisfaction. However, like other medical procedures, there are things that you need to think about it. [caption id="attachment_5938" align="aligncenter" width="217"] woman breast augmentation[/caption] If you are contemplating of having breast augmentation, then you may want to ask the following questions to your cosmetic surgeon: How much does breast augmentation cost? Breast augmentation cost is certainly one of the things you need to ask, as there may be a need to plan carefully to afford the procedure. Breast implant surgery is not cheap. It can cost you over SGD$9000 depending on the type of breast augmentation you want to have. While price is a factor, it should not be the only consideration when choosing a surgeon. Surgical expertise and surgical room safety should still be the prime consideration. What would breast augmentation surgery be like? Undergoing breast augmentation surgery can be both a thrilling and intimidating experience. However, knowing what to expect before, during, and after the surgery can help in alleviating the fear and anxiety. It can make you feel more excited than anxious about the procedure. Before the surgery: There will be consultation with your surgeon before the procedure. During the consultation, your doctor will explain the entire process of the breast implant surgery. You will be asked for your preference regarding the size, the type of breast implant, and the shape. Depending on your choices, your doctor will recommend whether to place the implant above or below the muscle. There are some surgeons that offers 3D Imaging for the patient to allow the patient to have a look at the post-op result of the breast implants according to the models selected. This imagining tool allows a patient to view their “new” breast in 3D environment. Patients can select different sizes and see the results in 3D view. This is a relatively new system and not many surgeons are offering this. Some will even charge an additional fee in order to render the 3D images. If you’re a smoker, you’ll be asked to refrain from smoking at least six weeks before your scheduled surgery. Smoking is a major risk factor for postoperative complications. It can affect the administration of anesthesia, delay wound healing, and can affect the overall outcome of the surgery. Aside from smoking, you’ll also be asked to refrain from taking blood-thinning agents such as aspirin and heparin, supplements, and multivitamins as they can increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure. On the day of surgery: Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. It can be done in a day surgery center. On the day of your surgery, it would be best to wear comfortable clothes and to have someone with you who can drive you home after the procedure. Breast augmentation is done under anesthesia; hence, you will not be feeling any pain during the whole process of it. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will make a cut or incision in one of these places: in the crease under your breast, around your nipple, or under your arm. The surgeon will create a pocket either behind or in front of the outermost muscle of the chest wall. The implant will be inserted in this pocket.   When the implant has been in place, the incision will be closed with sutures and will be bandaged using skin adhesive and surgical tape. [caption id="attachment_4018" align="aligncenter" width="186"] breast enhancement or breast augmentation[/caption] After the surgery: You will be taken to the recovery room until the effect of anesthesia wears off and your vital signs are stable. Before you will be discharged from the facility, you will be given instructions and information regarding your take-home medications (your surgeon will most likely prescribe you with pain meds), possible side effects, and activity. Soreness, swelling, and bruising may occur a few weeks after surgery but they won’t last for too long. Some may be recommended to wear compression garments or sports bra for extra support and positioning for your breast implants. As for the activity, you will be advised to avoid any strenuous activity such as contact sports or anything that would cause jarring movements of your breasts for a few weeks after the surgery. How long is breast augmentation recovery time? For 3 to 7 days after the surgery, you will be required to minimize your physical activity. You can gradually increase your physical activity though over time. Breast augmentation recovery could vary. The downtime is largely dependent on where the incision was placed, the size of the implant, and where the implant was placed - whether it’s placed above or below the pectoral muscle.   Will breast augmentation scars fade completely? Breast augmentation scars are dependent on the method of incision used. There are ways though to make them as subtle as possible. Scar massage, the use of silicone sheets or scar gels, fractionated laser therapy, and the use of sunscreen can help in preventing the scars from darkening and can help in making them barely visible after a considerable amount of time. Surgeons are constantly looking out for ways to minimise the scar of the incision. There are some unique techniques developed to minimise the scarring.   Will breastfeeding ruin the implants? If you’re having a breast implant surgery that’s compatible with breastfeeding, you may be wondering if nursing your child would ruin the implants. The good news is, breast implants would not affect breastfeeding if the correct method is selected. According to a new study*, women with breast implants shouldn’t worry that breastfeeding will cause sagging. What usually causes breast sagging is the hormonal change that happens after pregnancy. So, there’s nothing to worry about if you’re planning to breastfeed after having breast augmentation. Shens Clinic in Singapore consist a highly trained and well-experienced surgeon in the field of cosmetic surgery alongside a dedicated team of nurses and staff. Dr Shens has renowned skills and expertise in breast augmentation. We take pride in our top-notch services and quality of care before, during, and after the surgery. Regular reviews will be provided to ensure the smooth recovery of the patient.For consultation, you can book an appointment with us here.   *disclaimer: please note that outcomes from studies are from clinic trials and results vary from person to person because everyone is unique and biologically different.

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Breast Implants Change The Way You See Your Body

While in certain cases, breast implants can boost woman self-esteem, in other cases it can let her down. This article will help you get an insight on breast implant procedure. You may also refer to wikipedia articles on breast implants later. Reality Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most preferred cosmetic procedures performed by top plastic Surgeons in Singapore. It is a chief step that women often take to increase their self-esteem, sexual satisfaction, and body image. It can change your life in many beneficial ways. For instance, if you have asymmetrical breasts, the procedure can turn them into a pair of symmetrical boobs. Moreover, if you have undergone significant weight loss or have had a mastectomy, getting an augmentation will restore the shape back. Breast Implants Some women suffer from a medical condition known as Micromastia, under which young women fail to develop breasts. Thus, their chest looks like boy's chest. On the other hand, there are some women whose chest grow asymmetrically and thus leave them with a red face. Therefore, to get rid of all the irregularities, women often choose to go under the knife. Here they choose the surgery, to increase their confidence and to deal with body image issue. Every woman wants her body to look better in every type of clothes and this surgery gives her an easy way to look amazingly beautiful. See a Qualified Surgeon Before undergoing breast augmentation, make sure you have talked to a qualified surgeon who has complete knowledge of the process. The difference between getting the right treatment and a terrible one lies in the hand of the cosmetic surgeon. Therefore, doing due diligence on your part is important. You should not visit a surgeon just because he offers the service. It should be based on the experience and number of cases of breast augmentation he or she had performed. While breast augmentation is seen as a safe procedure, but in the hand of a novice, the surgery can have a seriously damaging effect. The Emotional Journey Some women are not happy with the way their body look and have a realistic approach toward the procedure. They have rational expectations from the surgery and want to deal with the body image issues practically. Well, after the procedure, their breast may look satisfying to their eyes, it will not have an effect on their self-esteem. The procedure to get breast implants can also be an emotional one. Therefore, it is important to communicate with the doctor beforehand. Let the doctor know what exactly you want and how you want your breast to appear after the procedure. Removing the Doubts on Your Post Results It is often hard for a patient to imagine the results of their breast augmentation. Nobody likes to go for a procedure being unassured. A major concern of every woman when it comes to the resulting appearance, technology had come into play. There are several types of imaging system but each with their pros and cons. At Shen’s Clinic, we have a dedicated imaging room that produces a 3D Rendered image of the patient with their new breast implants. This virtual reality result will allow the patient to view their breast at infinite angle. This will help to manage the expectation of our patient by using the latest technology. The Procedure Masks Bigger Problems in Life Some people who suffer from self-esteem issues tend to have unrealistic expectations from the procedure. They want to go under the knife to attract more dates, change their lives rather than doing it to make their own selves happy. However, there is a large gap between real self and ideal self. So trust your judgment and choose to undergo the breast augmentation surgery only if you want to change the way you look for your own self. The benefits aren’t just physical. According to surveys, women who performed breast augmentation tends to be more confident, happy and assertive. If you would like to know more about Breast Augmentation surgery, we would love to help. Schedule a cosmetic consultation today!

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Why is Breast Augmentation Perceived as Bad?

Sometimes even the best things are perceived as bad if people don’t have proper knowledge about them. Breast augmentation also falls in this category. If you too feel that it is not worth spending your hard-earned money for breast augmentation surgery, this is for you. You may also read more on wikipedia's articles on breast augmentation Here are a few things that led people to make the wrong assumptions. Breast Implants History Nowadays breast enhancement surgery uses high-quality silicone implants that allow easy internal gel diffusion. However, because of the previously used low-quality implants, people still suppose that today’s version is similar to the older models and are prone to rip apart. The implants were designed with a rubber envelope, which encloses silicone gel. On the other hand, the second generations of implants were made slimmer to increase implants fluidity. Being thinner, it was prone to rip apart along with dispersal of the silicone gel. But not anymore as nowadays high-quality implants are used. Improper Care In some situations, people might have had negative experience not because of the breast implant, rather due to inappropriate handling and care of the implants or misinformation. Women generally go under the knife to increase their self-confidence. However, if proper aftercare is not taken, they may fail to achieve satisfactory results. While breast augmentation is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery, people still perceive it as bad. Act Of Self Hatred Getting breast augmentation is seen as an act of self-hatred. People often feel that their body is not attractive and thus they end up getting breast implants. However, this is not true. Everybody has right over their body and can do whatever they want with it. Rather than perceiving it as disrespect to other women who have small breast and don’t want to insert a foreign object into their body, Breast Augmentation should be seen as a surgery that gives people a chance to achieve a body they have always craved for. All Implants Look fake When breast implants became increasingly popular, a majority of women wanted big, bold and obviously enhanced boobs. However, the trend has changed over the years as now women want modest enhancement. With technological breakthroughs, a vast range of implants are available that allows a woman to achieve perfect results for her body type. Nowadays, it is extremely easy to achieve a natural-looking breast after the surgery as long as the correct implant is selected. The latest implant in the global market now can even flow and move according to the movement of the patient. For example, there are some silicon breast implants brands that offers soft and natural implants. Implant Needs to be Changed often One of the biggest concerns which made people believe that breast augmentation is bad is the fact that implants need to be changed after a few years. However, it is a misconception as if the implants aren’t leaking or you do not observe any tenderness around the breast, there is no reason to replace the implant. But being ignorant about the maintenance of the implants can decrease the life of the implants. If you have cared properly for the implants, there are high chances that they will last a lifetime. While some negative comments are due to wrong assumptions, others are because of improper care. Therefore, instead of depending on hearsay, get in touch with a professional cosmetic surgeon to know every aspect in detail. You would be please to know there are people who consider Dr Shens to be the best cosmetic surgeon in Singapore offering various cosmetic procedures at affordable prices. You would love his korean style on short incision breast augmentation procedure.  

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