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Choosing the Right Breast Implants for Your Needs

Choosing the Right Breast Implants for Your Needs

Have you ever wanted to improve the appearance of your breasts because they don’t look as appealing as you would like or they’re not as big as you want them to be? A great deal of women experience this, and often seek out ways to improve them. One of the best ways to do this is through a plastic surgery procedure known as breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation is one of the most sought after plastic surgery procedures in the world. It can help women all over achieve their ideal breast size and appearance, making them feel more confident and secure in their bodies.

What Are Breast Implants?

Breast implants are artificial additions inserted into the breasts to make them appear fuller, firmer, bigger, and more attractive. There are two types of implants available to women who undergo the procedure, saline and silicone implants.

Saline implants are silicone shells that are filled with sterile saline water. Saline implants are filled prior to being inserted into a woman’s breasts during surgery. The amount of saline water used to fill the implant depends on the goals of the patient.

Silicone gel implants are also silicone shells that are filled with a silicone gel. These implants feel more natural than their saline counterpart, but they have a higher chance rupturing and leaking.

Both kinds of implants come in a variety of sizes and textures, each with their own pros and cons, so it is up to you to decide on which type of implant to utilize. Your surgeon will explain the benefits of each and help you make a decision based on your needs and goals.

How to Choose the Right Breast Implant

There are a few important factors to consider while choosing the right breast implant for you. They include:

Your body type

You should choose the size of your breast implants according to your body type. If you have a very thin or lean body type you might want to think twice about enhancing your breast size as implants might make your breasts look disproportionate to the rest of your body. For subtle increases in lift, there are other procedures available such as the breast lift.

Your body shape

Having large breasts can add more stress to your shoulders and back, so choosing an implant size according to your body shape and size is highly important. Being aware of this can help limit any potential discomfort you experience in the future. If you choose the right size for you, you’ll be able to enhance your breasts and feel comfortable as well.

Age

As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity and starts to sag. This is no different in the case of the breasts. The tend to lose their firmness with the progression of time and will begin to droop or sag at a later stage.

Other Factors to Consider While Choosing the Right Implants for You

If you want to enhance the appearance of your breasts and maintain a more natural feel, you should opt for silicone implants. If, however, you want a more reliable solutions, you should opt to utilize saline implants

When undergoing this procedure, you should make sure to work with an excellent plastic surgeon who is board certified and one who has experience performing the procedure and a history of achieving great results.

Contact Our Office

Contact our office to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon. With his help, you can achieve your goals and gain the body of your dreams.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Beverly Hills and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

The Anchor Breast Lift Technique

Your breasts may begin to sag for a number of different reasons. The sagging appearance may be due to gravity, genetics, weight loss, pregnancy, or the loss of skin elasticity overtime. Fortunately, with an anchor breast lift procedure, you correct this problem to reveal more youthful and perky breasts.

Despite being an invasive procedure, the anchor breast lift is the preferred breast lift method due to its reliability and its ability to strategically hide post-surgical marks.

What is an Anchor Incision?

An anchor incision, also known as a keyhole incision, provides the most significant lift and removal of excess skin. It is named an anchor incision due to its resemblance to the nautical anchor.

A breast lift procedure using an anchor incision begins with making a series of surgical cuts around the areola towards the outer edges. The incision then progresses downward starting at the center of the areola, past the inframammary crease. Visually, the incision comprises a circular cut at the top, a crescent shaped cut at the bottom, and a vertical cut down the middle.

The Anchor Breast Lift Procedure

The amount of time spent performing the breast lift procedure depends on a number of factors, including the extent of sagging, your goals, and the technique. Your surgeon will begin the procedure by making guidelines for the incision.

Since this is an invasive procedure, you will be administered anesthesia to ease any discomfort. There are two common routes of administration of general anesthesia: a gaseous state or a laryngeal mask airway. The choice between the two types is solely dependent on your preference and your doctor’s recommendation.

After receiving the anesthesia, incisions will then be made to give your surgeon the access needed to remove excess tissue and reshape the breasts. The final step of the procedure is to close the incisions with stitches or tapes.

The Advantages of an Anchor Incision

The anchor incision breast lift will elevate your breasts to a higher position and make them look firmer, allowing you to feel younger looking and more feminine. The end results are outstanding and the post-surgical marks will be strategically hidden.

This technique is the surgery of choice for patients who suffer from severe ptosis and flaccid breast tissue with poor skin elasticity. The strategic placement of the incisions gives your surgeon optimal access to the underlying tissue. This access will allow him to remove tissue and reshape the breasts from multiple directions.

Understanding the Anchor Breast Lift

With every invasive surgery, there is an associated risk. It is important to set up a consultation with your surgeon to understand more about the procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon will analyze your needs and develop a treatment plan to keep you safe throughout the procedure and to provide you the best results possible.

Recovery from Anchor Shaped Breast Lift

Swelling, tenderness, and some discomfort are expected post-surgery, but it will subside in time. For the best results, patients must wear a surgical bra for a stipulated period of time suggested by your doctor. Avoid smoking and any strenuous exercise for the initial two weeks after the surgery.

Contact Our Office

Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double board-certified plastic surgeon. As a highly experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Keyes is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and will develop a custom plan to suit your needs.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Beverly Hills and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

Correct Nose Complications with Primary Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that involves reshaping, recontouring, and altering the shape and structure of the nose. Rhinoplasty requires a very experienced and qualified plastic surgeon to perform it correctly and efficiently.

If the rhinoplasty surgery is performed well, there won’t be any need to have a revision rhinoplasty done. However, if there are a few functional or aesthetic issues with the primary rhinoplasty procedure then the patient, if he or she is dissatisfied with the original outcome, can opt to undergo a revision rhinoplasty procedure.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary rhinoplasty procedure that is usually performed when the surgeon or the patient are not entirely happy with the outcome of the first rhinoplasty. The primary rhinoplasty might not have gone according to plan and there might have been a few aesthetic or functional issues that arose.

A revision rhinoplasty will help correct a number of functional or aesthetic issues that may have risen as a result of the primary rhinoplasty procedure.

Aesthetic Issues Related to The Nose

Revision rhinoplasty can help correct any aesthetic issues in the nose that may result from a primary rhinoplasty procedure such as an upturned or pinched nasal tip, a narrow or broad bridge, a hooked or crooked nose tip, and any other discrepancies with the length and overall shape of the nose.

It can help correct any abnormalities that occurred with the primary rhinoplasty procedure and it can help restore the strength, functionality, aesthetic appearance, and structure of the nose to help improve breathing and nasal airflow.

Scooped Out Bridge or Persistent Bump On the Nose

Bumps on the nose and a scooped bridge are two more deformities of the nose that can occur after the primary rhinoplasty is completed. This happens when a surgeon fails to remove all the bone or cartilage from the bridge of the nose during the first surgery.

On the contrary, a scooped out bridge occurs when a surgeon removes too much bone or cartilage from the nose bridge leading to a concave look. Revision rhinoplasty can help correct both of these abnormalities. Problems with the nose bridge may arise even later and occur quite frequently.

Deviated Nose

A deviated noses occurs when the nose is off center or crooked, making it difficult to breathe. Correcting a twisted or deviated nose tip is highly technical and requires excellent precision. A revision rhinoplasty will have to be performed by a very experienced surgeon to get it right the second time.

The Pinocchio Deformity

This is the most common type of deformity that can occur after a primary rhinoplasty. As the name suggests, this issue is signified by the tip of the nose being too elongated. This issue, however, can be corrected only if an open rhinoplasty procedure is performed. Repairing this problem in a closed procedure is too difficult and is usually left alone.

Contact Our Office

If you have experienced any of the issues listed after undergoing a rhinoplasty, it’s time that you start working with a surgeon who cares about the results you obtain. Contact our office to speak with Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, about the revision rhinoplasty procedure and the benefits it can provide.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Beverly Hills and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

What Are Light-Depth Chemical Peels Used For?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that involves the application of an acidic solution to affected areas on your face to remove imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and the damaged outer layers of the skin.

The procedure can be divided into three levels depending on the concentration of acid used. The different levels determine the duration of the procedure and the time it takes to fully recover from the treatment. The three levels are light-depth chemical peel, medium-depth chemical peel, and deep chemical peel.

For people with needs that don’t require more intensive treatments, a light-depth chemical peel will get the job done.

The Light-depth Chemical Peel

A light-depth chemical peel can be used to remove superficial lines, blemishes, and acne. It is even beneficial in solving uneven pigmentation problems. The chemicals used in a light-grade peel are mild acids that are often used as home remedies. These acids are known to have very little to no side effects and cause minimal downtime.

The main component of a light-grade peel is alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). It can be derived from multiple natural sources like fruits and vegetables. Some common AHA acids are glycolic acid extracted from sugar cane, malic acid extracted from pears and apples, lactic acid derived from milk, tartaric acid found in grapes, and citric acid sourced from lemons and oranges.

Some doctors may prefer to use beta hydroxy acid like salicylic acid for a light-depth peel treatment. Salicylic acid has been used to treat acne for a long time. It is known to exfoliate your skin and help in oxidation too. It will rejuvenate your skin and make it look young, fresh, and beautiful.

Depending on the concentration, your surgeon may not need to apply anesthesia or other numbing agents. Sometimes, a light topical anesthesia with no side effects may be recommended to limit discomfort. Due to the minimal nature of a light-grade peel, you can return to work almost immediately after the procedure. There are also no restrictions on using make up.

Recommended Lifestyle Changes After the Treatment

Your doctor will recommend that you stop smoking a few weeks before and after the treatment. If you are currently using an acne medication, you will need to stop using it to be considered a good candidate. You will also need to be in good health and cleared of any skin infections.

In a pre-treatment consultation session, your doctor will ask you to provide a full breakdown of your medical history and also ask you to appear for a few pre-treatment sessions where mild moisturizing creams may be used to make your skin more suited for the treatment.

After the treatment is complete, your doctor may recommend a moisturizer, a mild cleanser, and anything else that may help facilitate a speedy recovery.

You may experience a slight tingling sensation during the process but it is mild and will subside quickly. Your skin’s rejuvenated appearance will be noticeable in two to three days. You will notice improved, texture, pigmentation, and a better skin tone.

Contact Our Office

A chemical peel can help you rejuvenate your youthful appearance and correct skin abnormalities without being highly invasive or cause downtime. You should contact our office if you’re interested in learning more about the procedure. Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, will help you acquire the youthful skin you desire.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Beverly Hills and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.