Many women can find a few areas on their body that they believe has too much fat. Many of these women also find that their breasts are too small. A new procedure, called fat grafting or fat transfer, now allows for them to take fat from one part of their body and use it to enhance their breasts.
Anup Dhir is a senior cosmetic surgeon at New Delhi’s Apollo hospital and spoke to The India Times concerning this hot new procedure. He said that surgeons were once afraid to use fat grafting. He explained, “A decade ago surgeons were hesitant to perform this procedure as calcification after fat transplantation could not be differentiated from those caused by cancer.” Calcification is the process where
calcium salts build up in soft tissue making it hard. He goes on to explain that the MRI has allowed these concerns to be cleared up.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which was holding reservations about this procedure, has finally given their approval. Anup Dhir said, “I personally feel the situation with fat grafting will be the biggest thin in plastic surgery in the first half of the 21st century, not just for breasts but for other parts of the body as well.” Being able to have a breast enhancement while also slimming and contouring the body, is a novel procedure that many women will be excited to avail themselves of.
Meenakshi Agarwal is a Mumbai- based cosmetic surgeon who has performed a few fat-grafting surgeries, and he sings praises to the natural look of the new breasts. To the India Times he explained, “If a woman wants natural looking breast, she should go for fat grafting. It is a better way of getting a soft, visible push-up effect and more streamlined breasts.” No matter how good the surgeon is, getting silicon or saline implants to look and feel as natural as a fat grafting augmentation is impossible.
Dr. Dhir would caution women who are seeking this procedure to be sure that the surgeon is well trained. He said, “The technique must include all precautions to ensure that the maximum survival of fat tissue occurs. This can be achieved by reducing the possibility of trauma to the harvested site, demonstrating correct refinement of the tissue.” He also explains that a patented suction system is being designed to make the transfer more efficient.
This procedure is less invasive than a traditional breast augmentation and the results are claimed to be better. The fact that the implanted material is from the patients own body helps to prevent the development of complications and side effects. This procedure could indeed be the future of breast enhancement.
Before there were silicone implants women who wanted breast augmentation were forced to have saline implants put in. Now that silicone implants are available, and approved to be used, many women are rushing to get them. Women who already have saline implants must not be discouraged, because the switch from saline to silicone is easy and quick.
Dr. Allan Parangao, the author of ‘A Woman’s Guide to Cosmetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring’, reports that replacing saline implants with silicone implants is a simple procedure. In fact, the surgery can take less than 45 minutes to complete because a pocket already exists in the breast where the old implant had been. A local anesthetic is sufficient and Dr. Parangao reported that many women returned to work the very next day after having their breast implants switched.
Some women with saline implants wonder if it is really necessary to have their implants changed. In a press release, Dr. Cohen, a board-certified plastic surgeon of the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, said, “Some of my corrective surgery patients choose silicone partly because they weren’t happy with their experience with saline, but what’s interesting is that we’re starting to see many more patients wanting to ‘trade up’ to silicone for its own sake, without necessarily requiring significant correction at the same time.” He says that the silicone implants have a more natural texture and that they can help to compensate for many of the aesthetic challenges that come along with revision breast surgery.
Dr. Parangao said , “silicone gel implants feel more like natural breast tissue than saline implants do. Especially for women with relatively little natural breast tissue, silicon gel implants can give much more natural looking breast enhancement.” Saline implants sometimes take on a rippled effect which is not seen with silicon. Also silicon gel has been refined with a property that causes the gel to ‘stick’ to itself in the same way that breast tissues stick to each other. This creates a feel that is nearly indistinguishable from natural breast tissue.
In an article by American Health and Beauty, 41 year-old Patty said although “saline implants improved my figure 100%…they were hard. They looked great but did not feel natural.” After her breast implants were changed she said that her silicone breast felt better and she was actually able to push them together in a Wonder bra, which had been impossible with the saline.
UK cosmetic surgery companies such as The Harley Medical Group and Make Yourself Beautiful offer breast augmentations.
The cosmetic surgery field has continuously grown to encompass more and more different procedures. Not only are there more procedures, but there are also better techniques and tools. Technological advances from many fields have helped cosmetic surgery to become safe and efficient. More advances are made every day to improve plastic surgery. One of these improvements is a procedure called, cell enriched breast enhancement.
Cell enriched breast enhancement, dubbed ‘Stem Cell Boob Job’, involves taking fat cells from other parts of the body and putting them in the breasts to increase bust size. It is a chemical free treatment, and there are claims that it is permanent. This could be the next generation of breast implants, however a cosmetic expert advises against rushing into the procedure. Dr. Ravi Jain, medical director at Riverbanks Clinic, says, “Almost all the best cosmetic treatments currently available are actually 3rd or 4th generation versions of earlier treatments which have been refined and improved over time and as more data became available. Stem cell-based beauty treatments are certainly going to be big in the future but the treatment is still in its infancy, and in my opinion, has at least another 12-18 months of modification ahead of it.’
The new stem cell procedures are being offered in some clinics in the UK. Cell enriched breast enhancements and cell enriched Botox can be found being offered by certain surgeons but not Dr. Jain. He will most likely be offering some selected trails in 2010, however these trials will be done in order to gain better data about the long term success of the treatment. He said, “If the trial prove successful, this approach could be used to treat a range of conditions more effectively including sun damage, scars, skin tone, and lines and wrinkles. This is definitely going to be the future of cosmetic treatments, but still has some way to go.”
His statements show that he is very excited about the procedure, but being a doctor since 1995 he has gained some wisdom, when it comes to new treatments. He does not want to see a flood of people rush into something that is not yet perfected and then be disappointed with the results. Most procedures require some fine tuning before they become efficient. His advice is, merely, that people wait a little while before
having this new procedure performed on them.
Plastic surgeons perform millions of procedures around the world. These procedures include invasive surgeries such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks. They also perform non-invasive surgeries such as botox and face lifts. When asked what surgeries these surgeons have underwent themselves, liposuction was a popular response.
The Plastic Surgery Channel reported that the American Society of Plastic surgeons performed a survey on some of its members. It reported that, of the 276 members surveyed, 62 percent had undergone procedures themselves. Most of them had undergone noninvasive procedures such as botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels. The Cosmetic Surgery Review said that there were more female surgeons who had opted for these non-invasive surgeries than male surgeons. However, the survey did reveal that a higher percentage of male surgeons underwent cosmetic procedures than men in the rest of society.
The most popular surgical procedures among these plastic surgeons were liposuction and breast enhancement procedures. In fact, more than 30 percent of the surgeons reported that they had opted for invasive procedures. This figure is not as high as the percentages for the general public, however it is encouraging. The fact that surgeons are willing to undergo their own procedures allows them to be a walking advertisement for plastic surgery.
Liposuction is a very popular procedure throughout the world. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reported that there were 3,509 liposuction procedures performed on men and women in the UK during 2009. This means that nearly one in ten procedures done in the UK are liposuction surgeries. This procedure is popular because it can be applied in many areas on the body, to tighten them up and give the body a more streamlined look.
Liposuction procedures are quick, usually taking between 20 and 30 minutes. It is a procedure that removes pockets of fat from problem areas on the body. It is done by using a suction tube called a cannula. The cannula is inserted into a small incision and then it is pushed and pulled through the fat cells. This pushing and pulling breaks up the fat cells, allowing them to be sucked out of the body. The results are amazing and many people have learned this fact for themselves.
This survey will surely make people more comfortable with choosing to have plastic surgical procedures. Knowing that many plastic surgeons choose to undergo the same procedures they perform may raise the confidence of prospective patients.
When the new year comes around people begin to set goals for the next segment of their lives. Some decide to quit smoking cigarettes or stop eating so many snacks. Others get a new membership to the gym or buy exercise equipment. But now a new trend has arisen for these New Year’s resolutions: plastic surgery.
Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, indicated that people are seeking a fresh new look in the new year. In a press release he says that “Most New Year’s resolutions boil down to one simple desire: to look and feel more like the person you want to be.” Many people may have met their goals of weight loss for the previous year but when they look in the mirror they don’t see the thin fit body that they were looking for. They have exhausted their repertoire and are looking something to shape their body into the shape that they want.
The most popular procedures throughout the whole year are breast reduction and liposuction. New Year’s is no exception. An increase in the volume of breast enhancement and liposuction procedures is always seen at the beginning of the year. These procedures enhance the contours of the body and give the desired look that many people are looking for. Body contouring is exactly what a person is looking for when they have lost a significant amount of weight.
Most people do not realize how important the facial procedures are to a person’s self-esteem. When someone wants to look and feel great the range of facial plastic surgeries available can do just that. When loosing weight the face begins to thin out and become more angular, which is good. But the loss of fat cells in the face usually uncovers problem areas in the face that were not noticeable before, such as crow’s feet and gauntness in the cheeks. These features can easily be fixed with a face lift or eyelid surgery.
As each New Year approaches, the popularity of surgical procedures will increase, as people continue to search for that elusive feeling of well-being. Dr. Chaffoo says, “I see cosmetic surgery as a way to help people live to their full potential….simpler pleasures really are taking center stage and encouraging people
to take a fresh look at themselves.” Looking and feeling great is a very important aspect in a persons life and plastic surgery can make it a reality.
Everybody knows the old saying that money can’t buy you happiness. Well, how about this one as an alternative. Money can buy you a dazzling pair of new breasts which, in turn, can bring you even more wealth and, perhaps, a little bit of anti-recession happiness as well!
Research has been carried out which suggests, perhaps quite obviously when you consider the idea logically, that having an enhanced bust-line can help in a person’s bid to become famous and can thus, in the long run, mean that they earn a lot more money. Colin Stewart is the man who pointed out this trend, saying that the two women from the two wealthiest celebrity couples have both undergone plastic surgery. So is this a quantifiable trend? Or merely a healthy, pert coincidence?
The two women in question in this research were Jordan, aka Katie Price, who has recently split from her singer husband Peter Andre, and Victoria Beckham, style icon and worldwide celebrity supreme. Both these women are incredibly wealthy and incredibly beautiful but, does their success owe anything to their surgeries or is it rather down to having a shrewd business head? Jordan’s early glamour modelling career was certainly down to her enhanced figure but, in the case of Mrs. Beckham one does feel that success and wealth was more to do with her Spice Girl associations and footballing husband than her always debated plastic surgeries; indeed it is not really known what surgeries Victoria has had which, I guess, is testament to how natural they look (if indeed she has had any at all). Indeed Victoria Beckham is even said to have had her large breast implants removed in an effort to change her image; she is rich from being a constantly moving style icon, not necessarily for surgery alone.
Indeed, if this research were true then one would assume that there were many more rich people out there than is actually the case. Breast Augmentations are constantly the most requested most performed surgery on both sides of the Atlantic; around 300,000 were performed last year in the U.S alone. There is no doubt that an ample bust can “enhance” certain careers, such as glamour models, but it is not the only thing needed to succeed. Surgery is a helping hand but, as Katie Price has proved, a good business head and a good agent are also needed.
There might have been a time when it was considered that women couldn’t be boxers, that it was a sport which should only be attempted by men. Times have changed but people will be saddened to hear that one woman is now facing another bout of discrimination in her attempt to be recognised as a true sporting great in the ring.
The problem for Sarah Blewden is that she had breast augmentation surgery in 2003. Blewden had originally wanted to become a model and thought that her surgical enhancement would help her along her chosen career path now, ironically, it is holding her back.
The Amateur Boxing Association of England has banned Sarah from pursuing a professional career, saying that “international rules” made it illegal for women with implants to box as there was a high risk that breast tissue could become damaged. However, Sarah has hit a stinging blow back to Tony Atwood, the ABAE chairman, saying that: “My surgeon said they make me no more vulnerable than any other woman. They are not enormous ones – they are in proportion.” She also pointed out that she didn’t have liquid implants, but rather had chose to enhance herself with gel ones and thus there would be no danger that they might burst in the ring. Indeed if such an occurrence happened more frequently on the female amateur boxing circuit the sport might get many more fans than it currently does. Joking aside though, Blewden is upset and feels she is being unfairly discriminated against.
Breast augmentation surgery is continually the most popular procedure in the U.K and the number of women going under the knife to improve their bust is actually increasing year on year. This could well be, as was the case originally with Sarah, because many women feel that bigger breasts will help them achieve their dream careers or boost them into the lower echelons into that baffling phenomenon known as celebrity. Indeed, it is staggering to think, if they have banned Sarah, what the ABAE would make of model Sheyla Hershey who, after a staggering nine operations has size 38kkk breasts; those would be certain to have any opponent on the ropes but would probably not take too kindly to being squeezed into a lycra outfit! One thing is for certain, this battle is likely to go the whole 12 rounds and whoever emerges the winner will have fought hard for their victory.
One of the major trends in the cosmetic industry over the last few years has been the startling rise in the number of brides-to-be deciding to undergo breast augmentations.
The change in fashion in bridal wear from heaps of material and ruffles to slinkier, more body-con numbers, has led many women to realise that their flaws can’t be hidden any longer. Thus, like a bouquet, many women are now choosing to throw away their love handles and their low self confidence!
Many women have a dream of what their wedding will be like, normally from a very young age and the perfect physical form is normally one very important part of this dream. Breast Augmentation can make a bride confident that she will fill out her dress and will look confident and stunning as she walks down the aisle. One bride-to-be, Jackie O’Neil, took herself from a 32AA to a 32C cup before her dream wedding in Cyprus. She told the Daily Mail: “Before the operation, I had no bust at all. It had always made me very depressed. There were lots of clothes I just couldn’t wear, like small summer dresses. “When I went for a consultation, I was a nervous wreck. But it had totally changed my life and given me confidence I just never had.” Jackie’s story is testament to just how big a change to your life a breast augmentation could make. Her wedding might have been slightly deflated if she hadn’t chosen to have the surgery and yet she battled through her fears and came out the other side much more confident, and much more married!
With breast augmentation’s constantly being one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world year on year, and with an estimated 6 billion pounds spent on wedding every year, it seems almost inevitable that eventually the two industries would collide in the form of bride’s boob jobs. Like everything else to do with weddings, it seems that most women believe that the cost is ultimately worth it; they are probably right. It is a day which you will remember forever and, after the confetti has been swept up, the cake eaten and your drunk Auntie Mabel carried up to bed, you will be left with two things. Firstly a partner to love and cherish, but also a new found confidence which will never divorce you.
Despite the difficult economic climate which we are all facing up to as we come towards the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, some companies are still managing to stay afloat and even improve their business.
One of these success stories can most certainly be seen as MYA, the Leeds-based cosmetic surgery company. The company has reported a 25% increase in enquires for procedures at the beginning of the year compared with the year before. The increase demand for MYA’s service seems to point to the fact that the cosmetic surgery industry may well turn out to be recession-proof; the 1224 enquiries received since the start of year seeming to back up this notion.
MYA stands for Make Yourself Amazing and there certainly seems to be an amazing story behind these figures posted in the most turbulent economic times seen since World War 2. John Ryan, the company’s chairman, has said: “The recession is a real thing, but with cosmetic surgery people regard it as a priority in their lives and they will forego a new car or a holiday to get it done. People feel it gives them the boost they require in difficult times.” This seems to sum up the public’s reasoning; they might be feeling down about the economy but many people are choosing to alter their appearance in order to give themselves an extra lift or indeed to give themselves an advantage in the jobs market. Looking good now matters to young professionals more than it ever did in the past.
Breast Enlargements seem to be the most popular procedure with 62% of MYA’s patients opting for this option. It is not just patient numbers that seem to prove that MYA is defying the recession. It recently created 12 new jobs in Leeds through the creation of a new patient booking system and it intends to spend £1million on a new advertising campaign which will also be the catalyst to the proposed opening of 6 new clinics throughout the U.K. This story is only made the more remarkable when you consider MYA is only one company and represents only a fraction of the cosmetic surgery market. When all the industry was considered together it is likely that the figures would be even more amazing and be undeniable proof that the cosmetic surgery industry is not only going to survive the recession but is going to come out of it perkier, fresher and fabulous.
New research by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has discovered that breast surgery patients in the U.S are still favouring saline-filled implants despite the recent news that silicon versions have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The shockwaves such a decision was expected to send through the industry have clearly yet to materialise. Breast Augmentations are always the number one cosmetic surgery performed both in the U.K and the U.S and thus it was thought that the introduction of silicone implants would have more of a noticeable effect.
The ASAPS surveyed 1746 of its members and discovered that patient preference was the number one reason why a disproportionate number of saline implants were being used in comparison to their silicone sister. “The approval of silicone gel implants has expanded the options for women considering breast augmentation” confirmed the authors of the study, Rod Rohrich and Edward Reece, but they went onto say: “Nevertheless, obtaining favourable patient outcomes is usually not dependent on the type of implant as much as the use of patient-appropriate techniques by a qualified and experienced surgeon.” Essentially, what they’re saying is that, whatever new innovations may be brought into the breast augmentation industry, the type of implant an individual patient receives will always depend on their individual case and how best to proceed for the unique case in question. This is why it is always important to book an in-depth initial consultation with your chosen surgeon before deciding to embark upon a cosmetic enhancement.
The number of women undergoing Breast Augmentations has increased a mind-blowing 250% from 1997 to 2008 and, as the procedure comes down in cost and less and less stigma is attached to having a cosmetic treatment, this number is only set to increase. This can only be good news for the cosmetic surgery industry. Also, as the numbers of people having breast augmentations increases, so will the number of silicone implants being used. The cult of celebrity introduced breast enlargement and reduction surgery to a new audience and now the craze has filtered down to normal members of the public. With more innovations and new inventions likely to revolutionise procedures even more in the coming years it is likely that results will come to look even more natural. You needn’t be down about your endowment anymore, boost your confidence by boosting your breasts today!