Plastic Surgery Options for Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer Surgery

Leading AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer breast lift surgery in New York for women seeking to achieve firmer, perkier, and more youthful looking breasts. In a recent report published by unionleader.com, a Portsmouth surgeon says that breast reduction along with a breast lift can help women battling cancer improve their appearance. Women who have had a mastectomy are usually concerned about the dramatic change in their appearance. Today, these breast enhancement procedures can be performed using cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical techniques that optimize outcomes while reducing pain, scarring and downtime. Let’s look at the various options that women can choose from to reconstruct the breast following mastectomy.Breast Reconstruction

  • Breast implant surgery: Following surgery to remove a breast, women can choose to have it rebuilt using a breast implant. Some women need to have, or opt to have both breasts removed, either because cancer was diagnosed in both breasts or because they have a risk of developing breast cancer due to genetic test results or strong family history. In such situations, plastic surgeon can rebuild both breasts.
     
    Saline and silicone implants are used to rebuild the breast. The breasts can also be reconstructed using the patient’s own tissue taken from elsewhere in the body. Implants can be combined with fat grafting. Fat grafting can correct contour deformities by contouring and filling in small areas to improve breast size, shape, and symmetry. Breast reconstruction can be done simultaneously with removal of the breast or started at the time of the cancer surgery and completed later, possibly months or years after the mastectomy.

  • Breast lift surgery: Mastopexy or breast lift surgery or is a highly sought-after procedure for those wanting to achieve firmer, perkier, and more youthful looking breasts. This procedure can address concerns such as sagging breasts, asymmetry, nipples pointing downward, and nipple or areola located below the crease underneath the breast. A breast lift involves removing excess, sagging skin, reshaping and tightening the breast tissue and raising the nipple as well as areola to a higher, more forward location.
     
    According to a medicalxpress.com report, women who have a lumpectomy can opt to combine it with a breast lift to rejuvenate their appearance. A lumpectomy removes the tumor and some of the non-cancerous tissue surrounding it, and not the entire breast as in a mastectomy. A breast lift can raise and reshape the natural breast if it is droopier than the reconstructed breast.

    Patients are advised to have breast lift surgery before the lumpectomy because performing this procedure after radiation poses a higher rate of complications. The study notes that the oncologist who performs the lumpectomy and the plastic surgeon who performs the breast lift can collaborate to provide the patient with the best aesthetic outcomes.

  • Opposite breast balancing: The ultimate aim of breast reconstruction is achieving symmetry. When one breast is removed, the reconstruction would consist of a balancing procedure on the opposite breast to achieve symmetry. Opposite breast balancing surgery involves breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation or combined breast lift and augmentation, or combined breast reduction and breast lift. For instance, if the reconstructed breast is larger than the other breast and the patient prefers a larger breast, the natural breast can be made bigger with an implant. Breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift. On the other hand, if the natural breast is larger than the reconstructed breast, breast reduction can be performed to reshape and reduce the size of the natural breast. The benefits of opposite breast balancing surgery include:
    • Improves appearance to match the opposite breast (size, shape and projection) for optimal outcomes
    • Addresses existing concerns such as “droopy, too large, too small, deflated”
    • Small breasts can be reconstructed and augmented with an expander

With an experienced NYC plastic surgeon performing their breast reconstruction, patients can achieve attractive, natural-looking results.

Global Breast Implants Market to Touch US$ 1482.1 Million by 2024

Breast Implants Market to Touch US$ 1482.1 Million by 2024Most women place a lot of importance on physical appearance and many turn to plastic surgery to achieve their goals. For instance, the demand for breast augmentation in New York City has increased over the years. In fact, according to the latest annual report of the American Society of Plastic surgeons, breast augmentation was among the top cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017 along with liposuction and nose reshaping. Persistence Market Research predicted that the global breast implants market is likely to attain a 4.1% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the assessment period from 2016 to 2024 and will reach US $ 1482.1 million by the end of 2024.

Women opt to have breast augmentation for various reasons: to enlarge breasts that are naturally small in size, reinstate size and shape after breastfeeding or excessive weight loss, and to address asymmetry. Augmentation mammoplasty, as the procedure is also called, involves surgery to place a breast implant under the chest muscles or breast tissue. Leading NYC plastic surgeons help women achieve their aesthetic goals using FDA-approved saline and silicone gel implants.

A Global Market Insights (GMI) breast implants market report (2013-2014) published in August 2017 provided an analysis of the market based on product type (saline or silicone), shape (round, teardrop), application, end user (hospitals, cosmetic surgery practices) and region. The findings of the report are as follows:

  • By Product: Silicone gel implants dominated the market in the year 2016 and the report predicted that the trend would continue over the forecast years. With silicone-gel breast implants, there is less wrinkling or rippling, and importantly, they offer natural-looking outcomes. However, the report noted that their comparatively higher cost and larger incision required for insertion might discourage demand.
  • By Shape: Breast implant shapes include round and teardrop. Round breast implants accounted for the larger share of the market in 2016. Their ability to give round, soft and proportioned breasts and availability in a range of diameters and degrees of projections offer a great deal of flexibility to fit any body type. Moreover, the round shape addresses the problem of rotation. But the report predicted that the disadvantage of superior pole fullness in women with small breasts would restrain the growth of this type of implant during the forecast period.
  • By Application: The GMI report noted that the demand for breast augmentation would grow as it is a short duration procedure with minimal complications and can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. Breast augmentation improves a woman’s self-confidence and this would drive  the growth of the breast implants market.
  • By Region: According to the report, the S. market held over 85% of the regional revenue share in 2016 due to the demand for breast augmentation to address aesthetic concerns. GMI predicted that the rising adoption of innovative products, evolving healthcare infrastructure, and growing awareness could strengthen regional growth.

Persistence Market Research predicted that the North America market may achieve a 4.0% CAGR during the forecast period. Revenues are expected to grow in the APAC market and the Latin American market is expected to record a 4.3% CAGR, with higher growth in Mexico and Brazil. However, expansion would be limited in the MEA region due to low understanding and other factors. In Asia, especially China, women tend to imitate Western trends and their increasing disposable incomes are leading to an increasing number of women opting for breast augmentation.

Factors such as risk of complications such as infection, capsular contraction, breast and nipple sensitivity and deflation of implants could dampen the growth of the market over forecast period. However, the increasing emphasis on physical appearance and rise in women’s disposable per capita income are expected to be strong factors that will drive growth of the global breast implants market in the coming years.

What Women Need to Know about Breast Implants Longevity

Breast ImplantsThe latest plastic surgery procedural statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that breast augmentation topped the list in 2017 with 300, 378 procedures, up 3 percent from 2016. Even as the popularity of the procedure soars, Manhattan breast augmentation specialists report that one of the main concerns women have relates to how long their breast implants will last.

The question about the longevity of breast implants arises in women’s minds because of a 2011 report by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the safety of silicone implants which mentioned that one out of five patients would need a replacement or revision after 10 years. So do women really need to change their implants after a decade? An ASPS report published in January 2018 says that the FDA statistics should put women’s minds at ease rather than cause alarm as it means that while “one out of five patients need a replacement or revision after 10 years that means four in five are still enjoying the benefits of their implants 10 years after receiving them”.

The idea that they may be a breast lift or an implant replacement discourages many women from getting a procedure. It gives rise to concerns about long-term costs and future surgeries. However, as the ASPS points out, the FDA’s data shouldn’t be a cause for concern as:

  • While breast implants may not be lifetime devices, they are designed to be long lasting and safe.
  • Most revisions or replacements relate to change in size or further improvements
  • Deflation or rupture of the implant occur only rarely and affect only about 3% of implants.

Today’s fourth- and fifth-generation Breast implants are safe and you can expect lasting outcomes when your procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. The reasons follow-up procedure may be needed after breast implant surgery are:

  • Deflation or rupture: According to the ASPS, saline and silicone implants rupture or deflate very rarely. However, revision surgery will be needed if this occurs. While saline is sterile, silicone gel can leak into the breast tissue or even other parts of the body. Moreover, in a conventional silicone gel implant, leaks involve “silent rupture” and can be detected only by an MRI scan. On the other hand, with the newer IDEAL implants, women can detect rupture by simply looking in the mirror.
  • Development of capsule contracture: If scar tissue forms around the breast, it can harden and change position and/or shape. In this case, this issue can be addressed by replacing the implant.
  • Aging: Many patients choose to replace their implants because of the natural effects of aging such as increased skin laxity, changes in body weight, and hormone shifts. These can affect the appearance of breasts that have undergone augmentation.
  • Dissatisfaction with initial results: Women may opt for revision surgery if they are not satisfied with the results that the plastic surgeon provided.
  • Change in breast size: Women may desire a change in their breast size well after their initial procedure due to a new trend or implant. While patients previously chose large, dramatic-looking breast implants, today, many women are requesting small size implants that are natural-looking and do not appear surgically enhanced. When a change in size is required, replacement or revision is an unavoidable procedure.

Women should do their research as there are many things they need to understand before going ahead with breast implant surgery. Those who have breast augmentation need to be prepared for the follow up surgery in future so that they won’t be disheartened if a revision or replacement is needed, which is a rare thing to happen. No medical device can be expected to last for lifetime, and as you age, your body will change and anatomical changes can occur which may lead to the need for additional surgery for a replacement or revision implant surgery.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Manhattan, find an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in the procedure. Reliable surgeons offer a variety of implants and use advanced techniques to provide safe treatment and attractive outcomes.

Breast Implant Surgery can Improve Posture

Women choose to undergo breast augmentation in New York City for different reasons such as to enhance breast volume, correct breasts that differ in size and shape, and reshape the breasts and make them firmer and rounder. According to Italian researchers, breast implant surgery can improve posture through changes body mass and mood.

Breast Implant SurgeryAccording the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) breast augmentation ranked first among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2016, with 290,000 procedures. Many women report the procedure improves image, confidence, and self-esteem. The study found that breast implants also help improve women’s posture.

The researchers studied postural changes in 48 patients who underwent breast augmentation. They analyzed factors such as position, centre of gravity, orientation, and center of pressure. The study found that breast augmentation surgery improved posture throughout the entire spine, that is, it resulted in a “retro positioning” of the upper part of the body through a slight retro positioning of the head and a compensatory anterior positioning of the pelvis.

While breast augmentation brings about a sudden change in body mass and improves posture, the researchers suggest that role played by psychological aspects is even more significant. It was found that women who perceive themselves as having underdeveloped breasts may stoop or slouch, trying to hide what they consider a deficiency. According to the study, the patient’s dissatisfaction disappears after breast augmentation surgery and her self-esteem increases because of her new breasts. This improves the way she carries herself, regardless of the changes in body mass due to the insertion of the implants.

There are some important things that women considering breast implant surgery should know. Implants come in different sizes and shapes such as tear-drop and round, and with textured and smooth surfaces. In addition to individual preferences, size selection is influenced by considerations such as chest size and the amount of breast tissue present. The greater the elasticity of your skin’s elasticity, the greater will be your ability to accommodate larger implants, without stretch marks. It’s important to set realistic goals. You cannot expect to go from a small cup size to a very large one at one go, though implant size can be increased over time.

In NYC, breast augmentation is available in AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices. If you are considering the procedure, choose a practice with well trained and experienced plastic surgeons. Such surgeons will provide customized treatment based on a thorough evaluation of your anatomy, breast tissue, and aesthetic goals and help you achieve attractive, natural-looking outcomes.

Answering the Question – Do Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

Breast ImplantsThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that breast augmentation ranked first among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2016. In leading plastic surgery practices that offer breast augmentation in New York City, the procedure is performed using various types of FDA-approved implants. According to the ASPS, in 2016, silicone implants were used in 84% and saline implants in 16% of all breast augmentations.

The FDA approves implants for increasing breast size in women, for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery or trauma, and to correct developmental defects. Implants are also approved to correct or improve the result of a previous surgery. However, the safety of breast implants is under scrutiny, especially with regard to the potential link between implants and cancer risk and how serious the risk is.

The FDA recently updated its understanding and warnings concerning cancer linked to breast implants. The FDA has identified a possible association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The FDA believes that breast implants that have textured surfaces pose an extremely low but increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). However, a recent www.brooklynpaper.com report points out that BIA-ALCL is not cancer-“It is important to note that this is not a form of breast cancer, but a separate strain of cancer that can be found in the skin or lymph nodes”. In a Mayo Clinic report, an expert notes that that the FDA’s warning doesn’t mean that breast implants with textured surfaces cause BIA-ALCL. The report from Mayo Clinic says, “Further research is needed to fully understand the relationship between the condition and breast implants”.

In the light of these reports, here are some important things you should know if you are considering breast implant surgery:

  • Breast implants continue to be a generally safe option for those seeking augmentation or reconstruction.
  • According to the FDA, BIA-ALCL is rare.
  • According to the ASPS:
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare and highly treatable type of lymphoma.
  • The most recent data available shows that in the U.S., the lifetime risk of association between breast implants and ALCL is 1 in 30,000 patients with textured implants.
  • Careful reviews of scientific research by independent groups such as the Institute of Medicine have not found any link between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases.
  • Educate yourself before having breast augmentation. FDA-approved saline and silicone breast implants come in different sizes and shapes and have either smooth or textured shells.
  • Weigh the potential benefits in achieving your goals with the risks and potential complications of the procedure. Discuss all your concerns with your plastic surgeon.
  • Monitor your breast implants as instructed by your plastic surgeon. If you notice any changes, schedule an appointment with your health care provider.
  • If you have silicone gel-filled breast implants, get periodic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect ruptures as advised by your physician.

New York City plastic surgeons provide educational materials to their patients before surgery and discuss all benefits and risks of the different types of implants with them. They also provide routine care, follow-up, and support to their patients with breast implants.

Breast Augmentation with Implants – Varying Options

Breast Augmentation with ImplantsBreast implant surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures among women in the US. Manhattan plastic surgery practices offer various breast implant options such as saline, silicone, gummy bear and IDEAL to enhance the bust line. The procedure boosts volume, corrects asymmetry, and reshapes breasts that have lost volume and firmness.

Saline implants need only a small surgical incision to insert. The implants are filled with a sterile saline solution after they are placed. Silicone gel implants are placed using a larger incision as they come pre-filled with silicone get. Women can expect a more natural looking outcome with silicone implants.

Gummy bear implants come with benefits such as less scar tissue, best possible proportions, less risk of capsular contracture, and increased longevity. They are made of high-strength silicone gel and offer more fullness to the bottom of the breast. The IDEAL implant offers benefits such as reduced folding and wrinkling and minimal risks of implant rupture and deflation. This model has a unique design comprising multiple silicone shells within an outer shell. It is filled with saline using the two valves and its internal structure controls movement of the saline. It also comes in a variety of sizes.

Choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon is important for safe treatment and optimal outcomes. To provide patients with a customized outcome, a reliable surgeon will carefully assess their goals, and body and breast anatomy. Established plastic surgery practices in NYC offer 3D imaging to help women to visualize the outcome and take an informed decision.

With a total of 1,488,992 procedures and comprising 15.4% of the total cosmetic surgery procedures last year, breast augmentation was also the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure worldwide. The procedure increases a woman’s self-esteem. Women can now choose from various implant options to meet their goals. Moreover, their construction has improved over the years, ruptures occur only rarely, and they are easy to maintain.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Breast AugmentationIf you are considering breast augmentation in NYC, you should know about the various choices that are available. In addition to traditional options such as saline and silicone gel implants, there are the gummy bear breast implants. These highly-cohesive, form stable silicone gel implants overcome many of the problems faced by women with the conventional options and also provide natural looking results.

The key features of the gummy bear implants are:

  • keep their shape even when the implant shell is broken
  • feature more consistent silicone gel filling, making the implant thicker than conventional silicone gel implants
  • are firmer than their counterparts and less likely to rupture
  • are tear-drop shaped and available in a variety of heights and profiles
  • offer more projection at the bottom
  • need a longer incision for placement

Besides breast enhancement, these cohesive gel implants are used in breast lift and revision augmentation procedures. The specific benefits that these implants offer include

  • Best possible proportions
  • Natural looking results
  • Minimal risk of capsular contracture
  • Less scar tissue
  • Increased longevity
  • Lower chances of leakage, rippling and rupture

Regardless of whether you’re considering gummy bear implants or another option, the bottom line is to find a reliable NYC plastic surgeon. In an AAAASF-accredited surgical practice, you can expect the physicians to use 3D imaging in the consultation. These state-of-the-art platforms allow the surgeon to show you what you will look like after the procedure. You can try various implant options, preview the results, and take an informed decision.

What Makes Gummy Bear Breast Implants a Good Breast Augmentation Option?

Gummy Bear Breast ImplantsThe American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ASAPS) reported that up to 286,694 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2014. This cosmetic surgical procedure was on top of the list of 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Gummy bear breast implants are a popular option, report plastic surgeons in NYC. Let’s see why.

These highly-cohesive silicone gel implants offer some clear advantages over their saline and silicone gel counterparts. The most important benefits of these stable silicone breast implants are that that they do not rupture easily and also provide natural looking results.

These implants retain their shape even when they are cut in half. One of the major risks of the conventional saline and silicone implants is that they are prone to breakage and leakage. The health risks associated with the possibility of silicone entering the woman’s body are quite significant. Since gummy bear implants are made of high strength silicone gel, they have minimal risks of shell rupture and related complications.

Another benefit of these cohesive gel implants is their teardrop shape, which offers a more natural looking contour. They provide more projection at the bottom and are tapered towards the top. Other advantages include less wrinkling and more firmness. They are also available in a variety of teardrop styles and anatomical shapes to suit different body types.

A NYC breast surgeon will first evaluate your physiological considerations to make sure you are the right candidate for the procedure. Having the procedure performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is important to for optimal results along with benefits such as:

  • Less scar tissue
  • Increased longevity
  • Best possible proportions
  • Customized treatment plan

These cohesive gel implants are used in breast enhancement, breast lift and revision of augmentation procedures. They are inserted through an incision at the bottom of the breast and so require a relatively longer incision.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices in NYC have advanced facilities such as 3D imaging which allow women to visualize the outcome of their breast augmentation procedure and make an informed decision.

9 Key Facts to Know before Undergoing Breast Implant Surgery

Breast Implant SurgeryMany women in the US are considering breast implant surgery to improve their breast contour and achieve a youthful-looking profile. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual statistics report, this procedure figured again among the top 5 of the most popular procedures in 2015. However, you should understand the decision to undergo this procedure must be carefully taken. A number of factors need to be taken into account in this regard. Let us consider some important ones among them.

  • The decision to undergo breast augmentation must be a personal one, and not made under pressure from others.
  • Choosing the right surgeon is very important. A good surgeon will ensure an effective consultation experience and help you take the right decision. More than just going for an online research where you get a long list of surgeons in your area, it would be better to get a referral from your general practitioner. Get previous candidate feedbacks, check before and after photos of earlier patients, and verify the surgeon’s credentials.
  • Make sure that the chosen surgeon is specialized and experienced in breast augmentation. Ask him/her relevant questions related to A-Z of the procedure to take a well-informed decision.
  • Just like the chosen surgeon, make sure that the place you are having the procedure can ensure utmost safety and privacy. Choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice where you can have a safe and comfortable treatment experience.
  • Make the right choice of implants that best meets your requirements and expectations. Approach a plastic surgery practice where you can make the choice from a range of FDA-approved implants such as saline, silicone gel, gummy bear and IDEAL implant. Learn from the surgeon about the benefits and limitations of each type and make the right choice.
  • You are able to breastfeed after having a breast implant surgery, something which most women are concerned about when taking the decision. Most of the advanced approaches are compatible with breastfeeding and you can discuss your individual concerns with your surgeon.
  • Get all details from the surgeon regarding the post-operative period. In a normal case, complete recovery may take up to six months. Learn about the expected recovery and the options you have to alter the results if not satisfied.
  • Understand that no implants last a lifetime and you may need to change them at some point of your life, say in 10 to 15 years. So be prepared for the same.
  • Most importantly, have realistic expectations about the results. Have a clear understanding regarding what exactly the procedure can offer you.

Are you planning for breast implant surgery in NYC? Consider the above mentioned facts carefully so that you can approach the surgery confidently.

Gummy Bear Breast Implant Surgery in NYC – Get Natural Looking Results

Gummy Bear Breast Implant SurgeryEstablished plastic surgery practices in NYC offer women a wide variety of breast augmentation choices. One option that is finding favor with many women is gummy bear breast implant surgery. Filled with highly-cohesive silicone gel, gummy bear implants are stable and overcome many of the drawbacks of conventional implants. This fifth generation silicone breast implant provides more fullness to the bottom of the breast and also offers a natural-looking outcome.

Women opting for these form stable implants enjoy the following benefits:

  • Best possible proportions
  • Minimal risk of capsular contracture
  • Lesser scar tissues
  • Increased longevity

This FDA-approved, high-strength silicone gel implant finds application in breast enlargement, breast lift surgery and revision procedures. As the consistency of the gel inside the implant is relatively thicker, it maintains its shape. Importantly, the consistency of the highly cohesive silicone gel significantly minimizes the chances of leakage, rippling and rupture. This teardrop-shaped model offers a more natural looking breast contour. Though a larger incision is needed for placement compared to saline, this stable implant is widely accepted among the women considering its numerous other benefits.

In a reliable AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice in NYC, women can expect customized solutions. With extensive expertise in the procedure, the surgeons will assess patient goals to provide the desired results. They will help women choose from a variety of implants with differing heights and profiles based on personal considerations to optimize the outcome. Leading practices offer 3D imaging, which allows patients to visualize the results and choose the option that best meets their cosmetic goals.