Breast augmentation (also known as breast implants or a “boob job”) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the country. People often get breast augmentation and implants confused, but they are essentially the same thing. Augmentation is the procedure itself, and implants are one way to perform the augmentation.
The reason that breast augmentation or implant surgery procedures are so popular is because of their long, successful track record. It is one of the best options available for women who want to enhance, regain, or restore confidence in their figures.
After weight loss or pregnancy, breasts can often decrease in size. A breast augmentation will restore lost breast volume, achieve a more rounded breast shape, and improve natural breast symmetry.
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Breast augmentation increases breast size by using silicone gel implants and sometimes existing fat tissue. When existing fat tissue is used to improve breast volume, it is called fat transfer breast augmentation.
The breast augmentation procedure is done by placing implants behind breast tissue or under the chest muscle. This is most commonly done by making an incision on the underside of your breast, in the natural skin fold. The surgeon then places the implant through this opening.
A breast implant is a sac filled with a sterile material called silicone. Silicone gel implants generally look and feel more natural.
Deciding whether or not to have breast implants is a big decision. It is an investment that will help you achieve the curves and confidence you desire. While generally safe and long-lasting, breast implants are not “lifetime devices.”
On average, modern implants are designed to last more than a decade. It is not uncommon for breast implants to remain in good shape for 20 years or more. Everyone is different, and the life of your implants will depend on your body and how well you take care of your implants.
Here are some essential post-operative instructions that will help your implants last longer:
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Dr. Zachary Willis is a double board-certified surgeon in both cosmetic and general surgery. Additionally, he’s a leading expert in liposuction and skin tightening. Dr. Willis completed his undergraduate degree in kinesiology/pre-medicine at Iowa State University and attended medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO.
After a general surgery residency in St. Louis, MO, he furthered his education and completed a full body cosmetic surgery fellowship. During this fellowship Dr. Willis perfected his techniques for breast augmentations, abdominoplasties, liposuction, face lifts, and many other procedures. Dr. Willis is a highly sought-after expert in the areas of liposuction and other minimally invasive techniques, and in addition to running his practice, he travels the country training other physicians as well.
Dr. Willis is a well-known authority and physician trainer for minimally invasive body contouring procedures, namely BodyTite and FaceTite. These procedures combine liposuction and skin tightening and deliver results only previously achieved through more excisional surgical procedures. Dr. Willis performs BodyTite and FaceTite in the office under local anesthesia.
Botox is an FDA-approved purified protein that is injected into targeted muscles in the face. It temporarily blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements — essentially relaxing the muscle — which reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
The Morpheus8 microneedle uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen production at the deepest layers of the skin. By doing so, the skin’s collagen-building blocks will rebuild themselves through a natural anti-aging process to tighten the skin and minimize fine lines & wrinkles.
Many people have fat deposits that won’t go away, no matter how much diet and exercise they do. Liposuction surgery is an extremely effective solution for that problem, immediately removing unwanted fat and improving your body’s appearance.
EmbraceRF combines FaceTite facial contouring and the Morpheus8 microneedle to deliver the most advanced non-surgical neck & facelift available.
BodyTite is the latest and most advanced body sculpting and contouring procedure in the industry. It delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy in a unique way that results in unprecedented, three-dimensional tissue remodeling.
Facial cosmetic surgery has come a long way over the years. Thanks to advancements in technology and methods, you now have more options than ever for achieving the facial contour you want.
Many women can feel self-conscious about the size and shape of their breasts. Whether you feel that your breasts are too large, too small, or not properly contoured, you have several breast enhancement options that will boost your confidence.
Both men and women suffer from stubborn fat or saggy skin that just won’t go away. Pregnancies, weight gain, and weight loss can leave a woman’s stomach stretched, scarred, loose, and saggy. Many men also suffer from unwanted fat or skin around the stomach, waist, and love handles.