How to Love Your Natural Breasts Without a Bra

Have you heard that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? Whether the commonly quoted statistic is accurate or not, it is true that most women have a complicated relationship with their bras. Dr. Sophie Bartsich is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in cosmetic breast surgery. She weighs in on the subject with her professional opinion in her Charlottesbook article, “How to Lose Your Bra in 10 Days (Or So)”. One of Dr. Bartsich’s main goals for her patients is for them to be able to go bra free if they choose, and she explains how she uses her artistic surgical expertise to make that possible. 

Why Women Hate Their Bras

Dr. Bartsich says that bra problems began back with the ancestor of women’s undergarments—the corset. The painful squishing and squeezing days of old should be long gone, but today’s woman is no stranger to similar discomforts to her natural breasts because of her bra. Dr. Bartsich acknowledges that many women are wearing ill-fitting bras, but takes the blame off women themselves and says it’s because “bras are poorly made and, more importantly, poorly sized.” She continues, “The greater issue, however, is that the sizes actually have nothing to do with human people shapes. What may have a cup that has the right height, or projection, could easily be too wide or too narrow, cancelling out any chance of ever feeling truly ‘fitted.’” 

So how does a woman break free from her bra? Dr. Bartsich talks about how her patients can finally go braless with the help of a breast lift or breast augmentation.

Fixing the Sag

Finding structure and support without a bra isn’t impossible. Women whose natural breasts are droopy or sagging can find the rejuvenation they need with a breast lift. Dr. Bartsich says a traditional breast reduction doesn’t solve the bra problems because, with time, the tissue at the base of the breast spreads out as the skin begins to stretch. That’s why she performs the procedure differently. She explains, “With a supported breast reduction, tissue is removed in the lower part of the breast as well as the sides (that part that goes into your armpit). After that, the remaining tissue gets redirected where you want it most: your cleavage.” The surgery gives women a long lasting supported breast shape that makes bra wearing optional.

Building Structure With Breast Augmentation 

Breast augmentation gives your breasts a boost by adding volume with implants. The surgery can be done alone or in combination with a breast lift depending on the look you want to achieve. Dr. Bartsich has performed many breast augmentations and knows how to avoid the pitfalls some patients experience. She says if implants are too large or wide for the breast pocket, they push against the chest causing it to stretch and appear misshaped. When this happens, going braless is not an option.   

With Dr. Bartsich’s extensive experience in breast augmentation and her artistic talent, her patients can say goodbye to their bras for good. She says, “A perfectly sized implant in just the right pocket, and with the right support, will fill out the contour just right without weighing you down. Here, too, if it’s just right, bras become optional.”

One option Dr. Bartsich offers her breast augmentation patients is IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest breast implant technology on the market. The IDEAL IMPLANT is made for women who want the beauty that silicone gel implants provide without any of the concerns that come with them. It is filled with saline, so it has zero risk of silent rupture or leakage of silicone gel into the body tissues. The IDEAL IMPLANT’s unique structured design gives women the look and feel of natural breasts, so you can confidently go bra-free. 

Lose Your Bra, Keep Your Confidence

Dr. Bartsich’s article, “How to Lose Your Bra in 10 Days (Or So)”, speaks truth to women who are tired of having to wear a bra. Your natural breasts can be beautiful without the support of an expensive, uncomfortable contraption made with wires, tags, straps, and clasps. Dr. Bartsich understands the impact that breast shape can have on women’s figures. Whether it is with a breast lift or breast augmentation, she is passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best. She says, “. . . over the years, what has become most striking to me is the level of happiness and liberation a woman can have when she has the choice of whether or not to wear a bra today. Little did I know when I started my practice that this was really all about physical freedom.”

The IDEAL Choice for New York City Breast Implants

Considering breast implants in New York City? Contact Dr. Sophie Bartsich today to discuss your options. Simply call 212-717-9200, or visit www.doctorsophie.com. Dr. Bartsich’s office is located at 960 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. 

How Plastic Surgeons Near Me in Hampton Roads Perform Breast Augmentation

An Interview with New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein

Board-certified New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein has over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. He has conducted extensive research on breast implants and breast tissue expanders. Dr. Weinstein helps his patients achieve their optimal results in breast augmentation and breast enhancement. His patients appreciate his professionalism, his thoughtfulness, and his kindness. We recently sat down with Dr. Weinstein to discuss breast augmentation and what to expect from a consultation, different breast lift options, and IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Why should patients choose your practice over others in the New Jersey area?

“When it comes to performing breast augmentations, I have 32 years of experience. Not every surgeon can say that. My goal is to help my patients achieve a natural, proportional look to their bodies. I strive to never rush my patients, so I’ll spend quite a bit of time discussing the procedure and answering any questions they might have. I do everything I can to make my patients’ expectations a reality.”

What is a breast augmentation consultation like in your office?

“The first thing I do is ask my patient what their goals are. I talk to them in terms of cup size and  volume. Then I’ll examine the patient to check and make sure that they don’t have any breast abnormalities. My examination also helps me determine if they would also benefit from a breast lift. The patient can then try on different sizes of breast implants in a tight fitting sports bra so they can get an idea of what they will look like when everything is said and done. Once the patient and I are on the same terms as far as volume is concerned, my Vectra 3D imaging machine can also project a 3D image of that breast size. I try to help my patients achieve a natural and balanced look. I check the breast diameter, the tummy diameter, and the hip diameter so their body can be as close to proportional as possible.

“After we’ve established what the patient wants, my computer can also show them what a breast lift might look like if they need it. We’ll also look at their photographs and compare those to previous patients I’ve operated on. I show them patients who are 18 years old and I show them patients as old as 69. These before and after pictures help the patient determine to what extent they want to be enhanced.”

Do a lot of your patients get a breast lift in addition to a breast augmentation? Can you talk about the different breast lift options?

“Many people think that breast implants will correct saggy breasts. Certainly an implant can help with that, but if a patient’s entire breast is below the inframammary fold, they are going to need some type of lift in addition to an augmentation. With a lift, excess breast skin is removed and then the nipple and areola are lifted to a higher position. The skin that surrounded the areola is then brought down and met together to reshape the breast.

“I perform four different types of breast lifts. It depends on the volumetric difference. The simplest lift I do is called a Crescent lift. The Crescent lift is where I take a little ellipse of skin above the areola and I bring the areola up and that brings the breast up a good half of an inch or 3 centimeters. That allows us to bring the areola into a better position rather than it hanging too low.

“The other technique is a periareolar approach which I do with patients who have laxity in the breast and sagginess. With the periareolar approach, I make an incision that goes all the way around the areola to lift the location of the nipple. I use a permanent suture in order to maintain the areola diameter. A dissolvable stitch in that area tends to cause an increase in diameter over time because of the implant play on it.

“I also do what’s called the lollipop lift. This is where I make an incision that goes around the areola and straight down to the fold underneath the breasts. Many patients benefit from that. I have done that a number of times when doing a full mommy makeover. We’ll do a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and a little lollipop lift.

“Another common technique for a breast lift is the anchor-shaped incision. This is where I make a small incision underneath the inframammary fold or an inverted T that follows the natural contour of the breast. I’m very careful in terms of suturing. That’s really the key whenever you do any procedure. It’s not about how fast you do it, but how well you do it. Each procedure has to be individualized and each wound has to be treated appropriately and carefully. By having that careful and gentle approach, you tend to get a very nice result.”

What can you tell us about the difference between silicone gel implants, saline implants, and the IDEAL IMPLANT?

“When my patients are trying to decide which breast implant they want, I have them look at and feel silicone implants, regular saline implants, and the IDEAL IMPLANT. Most of my patients describe the IDEAL IMPLANT as very soft and pliable, with a similar feel to the silicone gel implant. Because the IDEAL IMPLANT has a double chamber, we can also give it more projection, which can sometimes avoid the need for any breast lift procedures. The other nice thing about the IDEAL IMPLANT is that it allows me to make smaller incisions in surgery, which I prefer to do. Of course each patient is an individual and can decide which breast implants are right for them. We tailor each procedure to that individual and if they want to use the IDEAL IMPLANT, then I am happy to do that.”

How can women ensure they have a successful recovery after surgery?

“In preparation for surgery I always make sure that my patients understand that they should stop taking any sort of NSAIDs [nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs], such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Clinoril. These medicines can affect the plated adhesiveness and you run an increased risk of having a clot or hematoma. We also explain to our patients that they won’t be able to exercise for several weeks afterwards. I usually recommend waiting three weeks to exercise again. I do encourage and appreciate patients who exercise regularly, but you have to give your body some time to rest and heal from a procedure like this. You can’t expect to go out and conquer the world in the first three weeks. Most patients can go back to work in four or five days, but you shouldn’t try to do every activity that you would normally do.

“I also tell my patients to take a multivitamin everyday, to eat healthy, and to not smoke. It’s very important they don’t smoke for at least two weeks before surgery because it affects their ability to recover from surgery. Also, the problems with anesthesia are greater with smokers than non-smokers and the healing process is different with smokers versus non-smokers. I’ve done research on the effects of smoking on wound healing and smoking does not contribute toward the healing process. We want the wounds to heal perfectly, as beautiful as possible, and we want our patients to have the easiest recovery. So I think if you avoid alcohol, avoid smoking, avoid the sun after surgery, and avoid exercise for about three weeks after surgery, you’re going to have a very smooth recovery.

“Before surgery, we also have our patients wash with special soap. We use the Hibiclens soap, which keeps bacteria from growing for about 48 hours on the skin. When using the Hibiclens shower, our incidents of infection are zero. We want to keep our infection rate for breast augmentation at zero so we always ask our patients to wash with a microbial soap, to shower the night before surgery, and the morning of surgery. I ask my patients to keep certain areas dry immediately after surgery, and to only shower after an appropriate amount of time.”

Can you share any stories of successful past procedures?

At one time, three sisters came in and they all wanted a breast augmentation. One sister was married with children and had slightly saggy breasts. She wanted to be a B-cup, but she had almost no breast tissue. She had what’s known as postpartum involution when the breasts sort of go away after you’ve had children. So in her particular case, I was able to use a slightly wider implant with low projection. She did extremely well, she got her B+ cup and she was really excited to go to the beach after that.

Her other sister was younger but she was very thin and delicate and had almost no breast tissue whatsoever. So I used a moderate plus profile and an IDEAL IMPLANT, which gave her nice cleavage and some volume and a little more projection. Then the third sister came in and she was a little bit heavier, slightly more stocky than the other two. So I selected an implant that was perfect for her and we were able to achieve a result that was very proportional for her body. She had nice cleavage and superior fill.

Though these sisters had some genetic similarities, I customized all their breast augmentations to meet their different goals. I used three different types of implants of varying sizes and volume with distinctive projections in order to achieve ideal results. My goal in every breast augmentation I perform is to make sure I gave my patient what they wanted, and that they are thrilled with the outcome.

Considering breast implants in New Jersey? Contact Dr. Weinstein today to discuss your options. Simply call 908-879-2222 or visit docweinstein.com. Dr. Weinstein’s office is located at 385 State Route 24, Chester Township, NJ 07930. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

The Feel of Silicone Gel, the Safety of Saline: IDEAL IMPLANT with Dr. Jonathan Heistein

As a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Fort Worth worth plastic surgeon Jonathan Heistein is part of an exclusive group of surgeons eligible to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant to his patients pursuing a breast augmentation. In a recent interview, he discussed the benefits of this new, innovative structured implant.

What are the different breast implant options available?

“Over the years, breast implant technology has changed a little bit. The choice for many, many years was either the standard saline implants or the newer silicone gel implants. Now we have a third option, which bridges the gap and has some of the best properties of both worlds. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured implant and so it offers the ability for the implant to maintain its shape a little bit better than a saline implant would, yet has some of the better qualities of silicone gel in terms of it being softer and more natural feeling.”

How do you help your patients decide what type of implant is right for them?

“When a woman comes in for a breast augmentation consultation, in addition to discussing all of the pros and cons of each of the styles of implants, I allow them to feel each one, see each one, and see how each one looks on them. They are able to try them on. I present the data in an unbiased way, so that they can see what the literature says about the implants in terms of the rupture rate and contracture rate. It gives people who want to have that information a better understanding of what they are choosing.

“Many women come in unsure of the kind of implant that they want. Some have heard good things about silicone gel, and some have heard bad things about silicone gel. They may have preconceived notions about one of the other. But if I present them an unbiased opinion and give them the facts about each one of those, many women are now choosing the IDEAL IMPLANT as a viable option, which can give them some of the properties of a saline that make it better and some of the properties in silicone gel that make it better.”

What happens when a woman with silicone gel implants experiences a “silent rupture” and wants to change her implant type?

“In general, when a silicone gel implant ruptures, it can be problematic. But for women who don’t want to deal with the problem of not knowing that they’re ruptured, then a saline or a ‘structured implant’ might be a better choice. When there’s a ruptured implant and an exchange is planned, I don’t think that the style of implant going back in really has much of a change of the outcome. The majority of the operation, the hard part of operation, is making sure that all the implant, implant material, and sometimes scar tissue, is removed appropriately. But once that groundwork has been laid, the process of putting in that new implant is pretty straightforward.”

How do you help women determine the cup size that will best fit their body?

“Determining size is one of the most important things we do at the consultation for a breast augmentation, because that is ultimately what determines the outcome. First, I find out what each patient’s goals are. So if they’re a B cup bra, and they want to end up something like a D or a C, that can give me a basic idea of where we should start. The first thing I do is take some measurements. That’s important to understand the dimensionality of the implants, and how they’re going to look and function. It also allows me to help decide which implant might look most natural based on those dimensions. Once we’ve determined the dimensions and what would fit and what wouldn’t, I allow patients to try on the different sizes in a bra that we provide for them. They look in the mirror and see what they look like and feel what they look like. This way they can really see what they are getting into with each volume.”

Why do you like the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant?

“As a surgeon, the IDEAL IMPLANT offers some advantages over both saline and silicone gel. The biggest advantage is that it’s useful for women who worry about having a ‘silent rupture’ with a silicone gel implant. So the IDEAL IMPLANT, like saline implants, if there’s a rupture, it will deflate and you will know it right away. The other thing that’s very nice about the IDEAL IMPLANT is that it maintains the shape of the implant like a silicone gel implant would due to the structure that’s inside the implants. It combines the best of both worlds because there’s no risk of ‘silent rupture’ and there is no need for frequent MRIs. That’s also another added benefit that women like in choosing the IDEAL IMPLANT.”

What kind of response do you get from your patients that choose the IDEAL IMPLANT?

“I think that my patients that have come to the conclusion that the IDEAL IMPLANT is the right implant for them, are usually very comfortable and happy in their decision. Most of my patients, no matter what type of implant they use, are usually very happy with their breast augmentation outcome because I’ve involved them in the process of helping them decide how big they are and where the incision sites are going be. They have almost full control over deciding the outcome. My IDEAL IMPLANT patients seem to be very well informed and very happy with both their physical outcome and also their mental outcome as well.”

What is the recovery process after receiving a breast augmentation?

“The recovery process is fairly straightforward. If you take it easy and don’t try to over exert yourself or do more activity than is recommended, most often you will heal just fine. Problems can occur if you go back to activities too quickly or you pull or push something too heavy, then it might displace the implant or cause bleeding. The best advice is just to follow the directions that your surgeon gives you. Most of the time that’s going to be to limit your activity, use a compression bra or a sports bra, and to sometimes do some massage techniques which are shown to you usually at the first or second postoperative visit.”

What if a woman wants a breast lift and a breast augmentation?

“Some women come in and they have breasts sagging in addition to the fact that they want more volume. In those situations, I offer a breast lift at the same time as an augmentation. It does increase the complexity of the procedure a little bit, but it is convenient to be able to accomplish both of those goals at the same time. And so most often we do it that way. It changes the approach a little bit. The scarring is a little bit different, but it all depends on how much sagging and how much rejuvenation is necessary to determine the course of that. The surgery, when a breast lift is combined with an augmentation, is a little bit more complex than just having breast augmentation by itself. The cost is a little bit higher. The recovery is a little bit longer. But for most young, healthy patients without any other medical problems, the recovery period is quite simple and uncomplicated. It generally goes along without any hiccups.”

How do you address concerns about placement of the breast implant and potential scarring?

“In terms of whether I put the implants on top of the muscle or under the muscle, almost 100% of the time I recommend that women put an implant underneath the muscle. I think it offers some significant advantages and very, very few women are candidates for the other approach. Initially, in terms of some women who have already had implants put in on top of the muscle, if they come in for an exchange, for a new implant, many times in those situations, I’ll keep them in the position that they are. But for a primary breast augmentation, almost always I recommend that they go under the muscle.

“With relation to the approach and what scars to use to get that implant in, there are three main options. The underneath breast or the inframammary fold approach, that’s my most preferred and most common approach. Also the incision can be put around the areola on the underside of the areola, and that’s a viable approach. It has some advantages and some disadvantages, but certainly a useful technique when I’m already making an incision around the areola for another purpose. Then a third approach is in the armpit. It’s an option, but seemingly one that I probably use least often.”

What should women consider when searching out a plastic surgeon?

“I think it’s hard sometimes for patients to understand what doctor to go to. The first and most important thing I think women should look at is if their doctor or their intended doctor is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. That is very easy to find out by going to the American Board of Plastic Surgery website. Once that piece is covered, I think that there are ways to find a doctor that you can trust. Word of mouth of friends or family members that have also used a doctor for a similar reason, or else somebody in the healthcare field that knows which plastic surgeons are better than the others. I think asking for advice from people that have been down the same route is a great way to start. If you don’t have any of those options available, then looking at various websites like realself.com can give you some insights into the doctors in your area that are worth seeing.

“I think that many of my patients are referred to me by word of mouth from other patients of mine that have had good outcomes. I believe that’s a really good way to find out if your surgeon is reasonable, acceptable, and willing to work with you to achieve the goals and outcomes that you desire. My patients are typically very happy with their outcomes, mostly because I start off by educating them about the options, allowing them to help in the decision-making, and then giving them the operation that they are requesting. I’m lucky enough to have a great support staff that really helps our patients both before and after surgery, and become a valuable resource in that process to be able to answer questions and help with anything that might go on.”

Considering breast implants in Fort Worth, TX? Contact Dr. Jonathan Heistein today to discuss your options. Simply call 817-820-0000 or visit www.drheistein.com. Dr. Heistein’s office is located at 521 West Southlake Boulevard, Suite 175, Southlake, TX 76092. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Seeking a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation? Dr. Gregg Anigian offers the IDEAL IMPLANT

Women were once forced to choose between saline and silicone gel implants if they wanted a breast augmentation and breast lift. Now, a new kind of implant is available—IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. This technology-driven implant combines the benefits of both silicone gel and saline to offer the benefits, without the compromises, of each type of implant.

What Makes the IDEAL IMPLANT Different?

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women do not have to compromise beauty for safety when receiving a breast augmentation. It utilizes a unique, innovative design that was created after years of research and extensive testing. As a “structured implant,” it is the first of its type. The IDEAL IMPLANT is comprised of a series of shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure makes it different than any other breast implant option.

Saline implants have no internal structure, making them similar to a water balloon. The upper portion collapses when the implant is upright. Saline implants also tend to wrinkle under the skin and lack the natural feel of breast tissue. This is not the case with the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.

The IDEAL IMPLANT has a realistic look and natural feel due to its advanced design, not its filler. The construction of the implant:

  • Supports the upper portion so it does not collapse when upright
  • Reduces wrinkling and rippling
  • Helps control the movement of the saline to eliminate sloshing and what is known as the “water-hammer” effect
  • Provides a youthful shape and desired projection

Plus, the outside edges of the IDEAL IMPLANT have been lowered to naturally conform to the curve of a woman’s chest.

The Peace of Mind of Saline

Our “structured implant” offers peace of mind, without sacrificing beauty. If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, a woman’s body safely absorbs the saline solution. Rupture is easily detected and fixed. A woman can always ensure the IDEAL IMPLANT is intact by simply looking in the mirror.

With a silicone gel implant, it is not so simple. A woman cannot determine a silicone gel implant is intact by examining the breast. An MRI scan is needed to detect the rupture of a silicone gel implant. This is known as a “silent rupture.” If a “silent rupture” occurs, the sticky silicone gel leaks into the surrounding tissues of the body and it must be surgically removed. It can be a long, extensive procedure to remove all the silicone gel. Hence, the FDA recommends women with silicone gel breast implants receive an MRI scan every two years to detect rupture.   

The IDEAL IMPLANT has no such upkeep or maintenance. No MRIs are needed, saving women the expense, time, and energy compared to silicone gel implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant also has a proven lower rupture rate and higher rupture strength.

A Youthful Look

The IDEAL IMPLANT offers the youthful look women often desire with silicone gel implants. Silicone gel implants are filled when manufactured, not during surgery. The IDEAL IMPLANT is not. They are designed so plastic surgeons have the ability to adjust the volume of every implant. This allows surgeons to cater to the exact needs of their patients and specifically create the volume and projection desired by each woman. In addition, because of the adjustable volume of the IDEAL IMPLANT, it requires a smaller incision during the breast lift and breast augmentation surgical process than with silicone gel implants. Since silicone gel implants are already filled, they can be damaged during surgery when trying to fit the implant through a limited incision area.

If Pursuing Breast Augmentation

The IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by the FDA and Health Canada in 2014. The approval was based upon the results of a multi-center clinical trial of 502 women that started in 2009. IDEAL IMPLANTS are made in the USA with safe and proven breast implant materials in FDA-inspected facilities using advanced robotics to achieve greater product consistency and high quality standards.

When pursuing breast augmentation, many women have similar questions and concerns. In the video below, a woman that began her breast augmentation journey years before the IDEAL IMPLANT was available, explains why she eventually chose to receive a “structured implant”:

“My name is Ruth. I’m a nurse and I work for a board-certified plastic surgeon. If they are in there for a breast augmentation, I like to share my story with them and let them know that I’ve been there and I’ve had three surgeries for breast implants. My very first one would have to be about 15 years ago. And back 15 years ago, all I could have was saline implants. They were a little bit too round, too firm, had some wrinkling, just didn’t really like them. So had those, and then four to five years later, I was able to switch those out and get silicone gel. When I had silicone gel, I thought, ‘Gosh, these are great. They’re so much softer.’ But I would tell you that they started changing at about four or five years. They just didn’t feel the same, soft kind of feel. Probably about nine years ago, I started hearing about the IDEAL IMPLANT. Right away when that came out, I was like, “Oh, I want this.’ But when they first came out, I wasn’t quite having trouble with my silicone gel. But once I did, I knew there was no question that I needed to have that IDEAL IMPLANT in. And so far, it’s been the best choice. It’s actually softer than my silicone gel implant was. No matter what implant you choose, you want to make sure you are choosing the right one for yourself. To me, it seems like a no-brainer. I always tell everybody, ‘If you go with the IDEAL, you get the feel, you get the softness, you get the safety. And not the worry, you don’t have to worry.’”

A Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation with Dr. Gregg Anigian

IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are only available to plastic surgeons who are board-certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gregg Anigian is part of this exclusive network of plastic surgeons that offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. Whatever your cosmetic goals, Dr. Anigian is dedicated to helping his patients them.

For the last 11 years, “D Magazine” has recognized Dr. Anigian as one of the best plastic surgeons in the Dallas area. He has been in practice at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas since 1991, and continues to offer high quality care using his extensive training and background in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Anigian received an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, and obtained his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He then went on to complete a five-year residency in general surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and also a two-year program in plastic surgery from Wright State University. Additionally, Dr. Anigian is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Texas Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Anigian takes the time to create individualized plans for all his patients. Patient care and safety are his top priorities. If you have any questions regarding breast surgery, whether for a lift, augmentation, or both, Dr. Anigian works hard to address those concerns and strives to help you feel confident in your decision.

Are you considering a breast lift in Dallas, TX? Contact Dr. Gregg Anigian today to discuss your options. Simply call 214-369-0006 or visit www.dallasplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Anigian’s office is located at 8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75231. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Need Dallas Breast Implants Surgeons? Choose Dr. Setty

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

The great thing about before and after photos is that they show examples of real results. This is important to women who want to know what they will look like after their surgery. Dr. Setty knows this and his practice provides what women want in Dallas. Breast implant surgeons like Dr. Setty will give you the best idea of what the differences are between the look of each implant and what the best option will be for you.

Before and After Photos from Dallas Breast Implant Surgeons

This patient is a 48-year-old who desired more fullness and a breast lift. She received a bilateral breast augmentation and lift with 370 cc IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT gave her a nice result without rippling and a soft-feeling breast, and the ability to know her implant is intact by looking in the mirror. She is doing well and loves her new shape and size.

It used to be that when considering breast augmentation, women struggled to decide between their only two options: saline or silicone gel implants. Then, in 2006, work began on a third way, to create an alternative breast implant with the natural feel of silicone gel and the safety of saline. The result became the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. Not every plastic surgeon knows about or offers the new IDEAL IMPLANT. Dr. Setty has chosen to be among the first to offer this revolutionary implant to women in Dallas. Breast implant surgeons like Dr. Setty use the latest in implant technology so that their patients don’t have to compromise on the look or feel of their implants.

About Dr. Naveen Setty

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Naveen Setty, aims to use his diverse plastic and reconstructive surgery skills to enhance function and form while providing the highest quality of care to his patients. With three facilities in Allen, McKinney, and Dallas, TX, he takes pride in being a plastic surgery leader in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He understands how nervous you may be coming in for a consultation for the first time, and has designed his practice and protocols to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Today, Dr. Setty lives with his wife and sons in Prosper, TX where he loves spending time with his family outdoors, in sports activities, or on the road traveling.

Researching Dallas breast implant surgeons? Contact Dr. Setty today to discuss your options. Simply call 972-848-0512 or visit www.settyplastics.com. Dr. Setty’s office is located at 175 Ridge Road, Suite 200, McKinney, TX 75070. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Preparing for Breast Enlargement or Breast Lift Surgery

If you’re considering breast enlargement or breast lift surgery, you need to prepare yourself physically and emotionally. Breast augmentation could take a toll on your body if you aren’t prepared for it, and knowing what you are getting into will help you deal with any unexpected emotions post-op. Here are some ways to prepare both physically and emotionally so you can get the best outcome and enjoy your new body for years to come.

Choosing a Doctor

One of the most important steps in your journey is picking a plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should make sure you are comfortable with the procedure, answer your questions, and keep you informed about the surgical process. Pick a surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery states its mission is to “promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.” If your plastic surgeon is unable to obtain certification through the board, you should question why and potentially start looking for a new surgeon. If needed, interview several surgeons until you find one you are comfortable with and treats you with respect. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a list of helpful questions to ask your surgeon before a breast augmentation. Finally, make sure your surgeon offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, so you have all the breast implant options available. The IDEAL IMPLANT is only offered through an exclusive network of board-certified plastic surgeons. To find one near you visit the surgeon finder.  

Choosing a Breast Implant

The type of implant you get will make a dramatic difference in your life, both physically and emotionally. Talk with your surgeon about what implants are available for an enlargement or breast lift surgery and the benefits and compromises of each type. Here is a basic break down of the three types of implant you will encounter:

  • Saline-Filled Breast Implants: these implants have a silicone shell filled with sterilized salt water (saline). Many women love these implants because they feel at peace knowing the saline is naturally absorbed by their body in case of a rupture. However, these implants tend to ripple and look unnatural under the skin because they are not as dense as breast tissue.
  • Silicone Gel Breast Implants: these implants also have a silicone shell but are filled with a thick, sticky silicone-gel. Women and surgeons tend to pick these implants because of the natural feeling results they give. One drawback is that silicone-gel is not absorbed by the body if the implant ruptures and often a rupture is only detectable on an MRI (silent rupture). The FDA recommends women with silicone gel implants get an MRI every few years to check for a rupture, and remove the implant with any leaked silicone if a rupture occurs.
  • The IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants: the IDEAL IMPLANT was developed to address common concerns women have about the unnatural look of saline-filled implants and the worry about silent ruptures in silicone gel implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline, making ruptures immediately detectable and allowing the filling to be naturally absorbed into the body. The structure inside the IDEAL IMPLANT gives the implant stability, meaning less rippling and a natural, beautiful appearance and natural feel.

Educate Yourself About Risks

It is important to know the risks and safety factors of breast lift surgery and compare each type of implant before you make a final decision. Any surgery will include a certain amount of risk, but some implants will leave you will a higher risk of post-op complications such as capsular contracture or rupture. Ask your doctor for data, such as the tables below, before choosing an implant.

Implant Brand Capsular Contracture Risk for Primary Augmentation (in FDA 6 or-7 year clinical trial data)
Allergan silicone gel 16.2%
Mentor silicone gel 9.8%
Sientra silicone gel 10.0%
IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant 6.3%

 

Implant Brandc Rupture Risk for Primary Augmentation (in FDA 6 or-7 year clinical trial data)
Allergan silicone gel 7.4%
Mentor silicone gel 3.4%
Sientra silicone gel 5.4%
IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant 1.8%

Your doctor may ask you to sign a consent form before your breast augmentation or breast lift surgery stating you understand the risks and complications. If you feel uncomfortable or confused by this form, make sure you talk to your doctor about your questions. Don’t be afraid to switch doctors if your doctor seems too pushy toward silicone gel or refuses to answer your questions. You should be at peace with your decision before, during, and after your breast enhancement.

Think About Peace of Mind

How do you imagine your life after breast augmentation or breast lift surgery? Most women imagine the joy they will have with their new body, but few think about the emotional and psychological effects they might have. A recent survey found that 98% of women would feel somewhat to constantly worried about the possibility of a silent rupture with silicone gel implants. After learning about the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, 49% of women said they would specifically seek out a doctor who offers these new implants. Don’t discount peace of mind when you are weighing the benefits and compromises of breast implant types.

Prepare Your Body

Preparing your body physically for breast enhancement or breast lift surgery will help you have the best possible outcome. Your doctor should give you comprehensive pre-surgery instructions, but here are some basics things the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends you do before surgery:

  • Take a blood test
  • Review your current medications with your doctor
  • Stop smoking and taking recreational drugs
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, which can increase bleeding

It is important to be open and honest with your doctor about your medical history. Holding back information can lead to complications during or after surgery.

Setting Expectations

Set clear expectations for your recovery time, post-op pain, and what emotional mood swings may come. Everyone’s experience will differ, but the most important thing you can do is listen to your surgeon’s instructions and recommendations. Your breasts may take a few weeks to settle into place and for the swelling to reduce. Do not expect to engage in any vigorous activity until you are cleared by your surgeon. You should also be aware of emotional mood swings you may experience, and know they are normal after a procedure such as breast lift surgery. Talking to a friend who has had the procedure or finding an online message board can help you cope with any of these situations. Realself has a forum where you can learn and connect with others in the breast augmentation community. If you find yourself in a large amount of pain or experience moods you are not used to, don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon.

Get Started On Your Journey Today!

Now that you know more about how to prepare for breast enlargement or breast lift surgery, get started on your journey today. Find a doctor who offers the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant through the IDEAL IMPLANT surgeon finder. Learn more FDA statistics about breast implants. Join a breast augmentation forum. And learn more about the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant and how it is revolutionizing the breast implant industry.

Dr. Rowley Answers the Question, What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or a mastopexy, is needed when a woman’s nipples are no longer straight, but drooping towards the ground. This usually happens in women who have had children and breastfed, experiencing changes in size and volume of their breasts. Some people have thin, elastic skin and, over time, will experience more droopiness in their breasts than others. In a mastopexy, the nipple-areolar complex is always repositioned or lifted, and skin is then removed to tighten the breast skin envelope.This procedure takes 90 minutes to two hours and is done under general anesthetic in the office operating suite or a surgicenter.

Dr. Rowley Answers, “What is a Breast Lift Going to Look Like?”

“Unfortunately, many patients who come in seeking a mastopexy hope to look like a small-breasted person who has had implants. However, once you have had breast tissue followed by a volume loss, it is very difficult to make breasts look like someone who was big-breasted to start with. It is very important that patients have a realistic view of this procedure. It is very important to me to spend a long time talking to my patients about what they are hoping for and set realistic expectations for this procedure so they can have a positive outcome.”

About Dr. Jane Rowley

In an era when plastic surgeons were typically trying to speed up their training, Dr. Rowley held herself to a very high standard and completed a full general surgery residency at Creighton University. Dr. Rowley was then Board Certified in General Surgery. She then continued her training in plastic surgery at New York University’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, one of the premier plastic surgery training programs in the country with over 25 full-time and part-time plastic surgeons on its faculty. She is part of the exclusive group of surgeons that offer the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Considering breast implants in Lubbock or researching, “what is a breast lift?” Contact Dr. Jane Rowley today to discuss your options and view breast implants before and after surgery. Simply call 806-792-3715 or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Rowley’s office is located at 3519 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

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