The Latest Breast Implant Trend

breast-implantsWith new fashions trends society is always changing to keep up with the latest and greatest! For plastic surgery, this can be true as well. With all the new hype over butt, boobs, and tummies. Things are constantly changing on sizes, shapes, and what the patient most desires. Breast implants over the past twenty years have had an impact with the newest trends as well, as far as sizes!

Dr. Shienbaum’s patients from some years ago were known for fitting in with culture of the time as “Go BIG or go home”. It was very popular in the 80’s to have large prized breast, and some women still desire that look, but as time has changed and things have evolved over the years, new trends are taking effect. Many patients are now coming back for a more “natural” appearance. A patient of Dr. Shienbaum shares, “When I first got my implants, I wanted to conform with the latest trends, but now with age I just want to be natural and feel myself again.” Many women are noted downsizing or completely removing their implants with plastic surgeons in the 20th century. Dr. Shienbaum’s patient is part of the growing trend of women opting for a breast explant surgery. In recent magazines, they noted the red carpets have been lacking some cleavage over the past couple of years.

More plastic surgeons reported performing Breast Explant or exchanges than ever. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery started tracking the procedures just last year recording more than 38,000 procedures. Most patients replace their current implants with smaller while some prefer to have them taken out altogether. The majority of these patients have had their implants for decades.

If your deciding on any type of surgery Dr. Shienbaum highly recommends you thoroughly think about your decision to make sure it is right one for you and your body no matter the trend currently. Always discuss with your plastic surgeon any questions or concerns you may have about any and all procedures you are inquiring.

 

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts, and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, St. Pete, Clearwater, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit abdominoplastytampa.com

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Breast Implant Choices and Differences

breast-augmentationSaline Breast Implants
Saline Breast Implants are filled with sterile salt water or “saline”. Saline implants have the highest rate of rupturing. If the shell of the implant should leak the whole implant will collapse. Saline is considered the safest option due to your body absorbing the saline if it ruptures or leaks. Saline implants are FDA approved for women ages 18 and up.

Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone Breast Implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel tends to feel more natural as normal breast tissue would. If rupture was to happen or the implant shell was to leak, the silicone gel would remain within the implant or may escape into the breast implant pocket. (The space your surgeon makes to encase your implants). If silicone is your desired implant, it is recommended to follow up regularly with your Plastic Surgeon to make sure the implants are functioning correctly. These implants are FDA approved for women ages 22 and up.

Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy Bear Implants or “form-stable” implants are firmer than silicone and saline. They are a littler thicker and are less likely to break or rupture. They are tapered at the top and more projection at the bottom. One downfall is if the implant was to rotate, it could lead to unusual appearance of the breast.

Round Breast Implants
Round Breast Implants appear fuller than the Gummy Bear Implants. High profile round breast implants are an ideal choice if you want them to have more projection. Due to them being round all over there is less of a concern about them rotating out of place.

Smooth Breast Implants
Smooth Breast Implants are the softest feeling, they have the most natural movement because they are able to move with the breast implant pocket. The downfall is they have more palpable or visible rippling.

Textured Breast Implants
Textured Breast Implants are harder because scar tissue forms around and sticks to the implant. They are less likely to move around inside of the breast and get repositioned. It does however reduce the likeliness of developing a tight scar capsule.
After deciding on the perfect implant for you with your Plastic Surgeon, it is always important to follow-up with the PS to have appropriate check-ups.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts, and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, St. Pete, Bradenton, Clearwater, Sarasota, and Tampa, Florida.

Is there ever a “Right Time” for Plastic Surgery?

plastic-surgerySummer is known for vacationing and spring for weather but what season is the best for a tuck, nip, or fill? Many women and men inquiring plastic or cosmetic surgery plan it around their already crazy schedule. Dr. Shienbaum of Brandon Plastic Surgery finds that a very popular question among his patients is, “When is the perfect time for Plastic Surgery?”

Dr. Shienbaum answers this question with “when may depend on where”. Many of his patients in St. Petersburg, FL would prefer to recover before swimsuit season or preferably not at the hottest time of year, while others would prefer to take some time off during the holidays. Busy time for his practice is considerably is all year, because everyone’s schedule differs. Some people fly down just to have surgery and it’s their winter we may be in the middle of summer. Location has a lot to do with choosing the perfect time for a procedure.

The type of surgery can affect the time for surgery as well. If you’re just receiving a non-invasive, in-office procedure such as Botox, any time can work given the simplicity of the injection. There is no down time, most of our patients go right back to work, or continue their everyday activities. Botox is known to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

If you are considering something more in-depth, such as a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, or Facelift deciding what time to head to Dr. Shienbaum may be important. Some find it easier to take time away during the holidays to recover, or some may differently. All this can be discussed with your surgeon and he can give you the appropriate amount of recovery suggested for each procedure.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Augmentation, and Brazilian Butt Lift. He provides services for the entire Tampa area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Sarasota, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit abdominoplastytampa.com

How to choose the right Brazilian Butt Lift Surgeon

butt-augmentation

Upon your research of your recent inquire of a buttock augmentation you should always consider these questions about the Plastic Surgeon while looking. Are they certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Were they specifically trained in the field of cosmetic or plastic surgery and if so how many years of training did they have in that specific field. Does the surgeon have hospital privileges to perform his surgeries, if so what hospitals? If the office has an in house surgical facility is it accredited by a nationally or state recognized agency? These are things you can look up on the internet or ask the surgeon upon your consultation.

Are you a good candidate for this procedure? Ask the surgeon if this is right for you, and his opinion. Remember they do these EVERYDAY. His/her job is to evaluate your insecurities and address them. Be sure to ask if what is expected of yourself to receive the best possible results. Should you be working out, clean diet, etc.?

ALWAYS ask where and how will he/she be performing your procedure, and what surgical technique is he/she recommending for you. Each surgeon performs the same procedure but may utilize different techniques. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what methods of liposuction they use and how they reinject fat.

Recovery always depends on your body but it’s always good to ask general questions. How long of a recovery should you expect, and might you need anything special for recovery? Do they recommend having any help during recovery? Every surgeon has a different protocol for how to handle recovery, by asking it can help determine if it fits best with you, your healing style, and your schedule. Keep in mind, many surgeons require you to have post-operative follow ups to stay updated throughout your recovery.

Surgical complications are rare but they can and do happen. Discuss with your Plastic Surgeon all the risk and complications associated with your procedure and if a complication does arise how do they handle them. Be honest about your medical history and through in your discussion whether this surgery is safe and right for you.

Lastly, how can you expect to look overtime? Are the results immediate? Generally swelling is apparent with this type of surgery and your immediate results can differ from patient to patient. Talk to your surgeon and explain how you expect to look, if it is possible. Always ask if you are unsatisfied following the procedure, do you have options? Most importantly remember surgery is usually permanent, be sure to have a good understanding of the surgery and what to expect.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Augmentation, and Brazilian Butt Lift. He provides services for the entire Tampa area, including St. Pete, Clearwater, and Bradenton, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit abdominoplastytampa.comor call our office to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Shienbaum and see what is best for you: 813-681-5709