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Breast Augmentation Surgery Problems: Dr. Brian Evans’s Advice

Breast augmentation surgery is extremely popular. Generally, it is quite safe. However, surgery is never risk free. This article will help you discover the common problems with breast surgery and give you to on how to solve them.

In more than 20 years of private practice as a board certified plastic surgeon, Brian Evans MD has encountered lots of patients with a wide variety of problems after breast augmentation surgery.

 

Rupture of the implants is a main issue. Fortunately, this is fairly rare but it does happen. Older implants were more prone to rupture than today’s implants. If your implants are more than 12-15 years old you should have them checked. Rupture is not always that easy to detect. For a definitive diagnosis, an MRI is required. A rupture should be taken care of immediately, but they are not terribly dangerous as was once feared.

 

The concerns raised in the ’90′s about ruptures leading to increased auto immune diseases have been proven false in the research. Fears of ruptures and auto immune disease linger, but Dr. Brian Evans MD assures you those particular fears can be put to rest due to extensive, positive research results.

 

Some problems boil down to disappoint with the aesthetic results of breast augmentation surgery. Women may feel they were not placed correctly, are the wrong size or are asymetrical.

 

What often happens to cause these problems?

 

The best way to perform the surgery is to place the implant behind the muscles and the breast tissue, not just the breast tissue. Unfortunately, some surgeons do not do it the right way; they do it the easy way.

 

If you have not yet had surgery, avoid these problems by requesting a retro-muscular placement, not a retro-glandular implant.

 

Shift in the body over time is more likely if the implants are not under the muscle too. so if a woman experiences significant weight loss or gain, or pregnancies after implantation, the stretching of the skin causes capsular contraction.

 

Capsular contraction is a condition characterized by scar tightening around the implants that makes them hard to the touch or cause an uneven shape, or both. The result is an augmentation that is obvious or simply not natural.

 

Other problems worth mentioning here are:

  • Poorly selected implants in terms of shape and form
  • Over-inflated implants
  • Implants that slip under the breast
  • Ugly scars
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Implants that are placed too high;
  • Developing the “double bubble” effect (this occurs when the muscle still attached to the underside of the breast produces a visible crease across the bottom half of the breast);
  • Implants migrate laterally over time into the armpit, thereby losing the projection in front and desired cleavage.

 

When these problems show up over time, it can often be traced back to mistakes made during the original surgery. Another reason why choosing a quality plastic surgeon is critical

 

If you experience any of the issues described above, you can visit Dr. Brian Evans MD a competent, board certified plastic surgeon. Call at (818) 676-4001 to learn more!

To know more, please visit: http://www.drbrianevansplasticsurgery.com/meet-dr-evans.html

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Recovering from Cosmetic Surgery – Dr. Brian Evans

Well, the terms plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are often used interchangeably. But in reality there is a difference between the two procedures. Cosmetic surgery is usually elective, a choice. People choose cosmetic surgery to fix a part of their body that they are not happy with. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, can also be called reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgery is used to correct birth defects and in the case of accident victims plastic surgery is used to rebuild. Sometimes plastic surgery is medically necessary. However, both plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic surgery procedures change the way a person looks and should only be performed by doctors that are Board certified.

 

While the outcomes of plastic and cosmetic surgery are quite desirable it is a long road to get there. By definition cosmetic surgery itself is a medical procedure. Like any other surgery the procedure can be painful, often requiring stitches to close up incisions. Like a magician, the cosmetic surgeon will strategically place these cuts in parts of the face or body that are not immediately apparent to other people. This way any scarring as a result of the surgery will remain hidden. Pain medications and local and/or general anesthesia will be administered as needed.

 

Many people instinctively know what we have just told you – but what is often overlooked is the recovery period after the operation is complete. Once again a cosmetic surgery is just that – surgery. That means that the patient will need time to heal and get better. After the surgery, if anesthesia was administered, time will be needed in the hospital or doctor’s office for the anesthesia to wear off. The affected area will be wrapped in gauze and there may be some bruising as well as some swollen areas. The site of the surgery will need to be treated tenderly so the stitches are not compromised and the incisions do not tear. Not only will the patient need to relax for a period of days but it may be necessary to have someone, like a close family member, around to assist and care for the patient.

 

There will be follow up visits to the doctor over the course of the next few days. Also, the patient will want to have emotional support during the healing process. Usually the desired results are not apparent until much later, which can be discouraging.

 

The time needed for healing will vary by procedure. But having a good rapport with the cosmetic surgeon and having a strong personal network available will go a long way towards improving the patient’s morale and the overall cosmetic surgery experience.

 

Dr. Brian Evans MD Plastic Surgery is Board Certified in plastic surgeon, whose private medical practice has been divided between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the care of the burn-injured patient. Dr. Brian Evans is currently a surgeon at the renowned Grossman Burn Centers at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, CA. He co-founded the Skin Deformities and Research Foundation and has lectured on Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery.

 

Here are a few plastic surgery procedures Dr Evans specializes in:

  • Rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • Facelift
  • Blepharoplasty (eye lift)
  • Butt lift
  • Breast augmentation (breast enhancement, enlargement, or reduction)
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction

 

Call for free consultation (818) 676-4001 today.

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