July 21, 2018

Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) in Seattle WA

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Men and women who come to Seattle Washington for rhinoplasty or nasal contouring surgery each have their own reasons for wanting to enhance their nose or facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery – nasal contouring is a plastic surgery procedure to reshape the nose. In most cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, function follows form and reshaping the nose may affect breathing as well as the tone of speech. The nose consists of several subunits and rhinoplasty surgery or nasal contouring may include shaping the bones, cartilage and overlying soft tissues.

Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed by a variety of methods and there is no one method which is best for all patients. In most cosmetic surgery practices, the patient will make the decision regarding rhinoplasty surgery based upon their personal goals and expectations as well as their anatomy. Like everything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages for each option and every patient has different opinions and desires so you are encouraged to discuss the various options with your plastic surgeon at length to find out which option is best for them. Your local plastic surgeon will review a few common aspects of rhinoplasty or nose surgery and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

July 11, 2018

Reasons For Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Women who go to plastic surgery offices for breast augmentation surgery each have their own reasons for wanting to enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation surgery or mammoplasty using saline or silicone gel breast implants is a procedure where plastic surgeons ideally do not touch the actual breast gland at all during the surgical procedure. Most breast enhancement procedures involve making a skin incision and then tunneling around or under the breast gland to create a pocket to place a saline or silicone gel breast implant which will give the breast mound more projection and a slightly larger base diameter to their breast. Occasionally, breast lift procedures are performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation and this does involve manipulating the breast gland itself. Complications are minimized by avoiding touching the gland itself during routine breast augmentation surgery.

Breast augmentation surgery can be performed by a variety of methods and there is no one method which is best for all patients. It is common in most practices that the patient makes various decisions regarding their breast augmentation surgery. Like everything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages for each option and every patient has different opinions and desires, so you are encouraged to discuss the various options with your plastic surgeon at length to find out which option is best for you. Your breast implant surgeon will review a few common options and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

July 8, 2018

Breast Augmentation Incisions

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The other incisions used for breast augmentation are a distance away from the breast mound and because of this, they may compromise some of the access to the capsule and implant pocket. The axillary, arm pit, incision is still popular and has the advantage of being away from the breast mound in terms of scarring on the breast. The axilla has important blood vessels, nerves and lymphatic tissues which can increase potential risks and this incision can be slightly more painful following plastic surgery. Some plastic surgeons will leave drains following an axillary approach as the lymphatic drainage may increase the risk of fluid collections.

The umbilical, belly button, approach is the furthest away from the breast mound and it would be very difficult to do anything else aside from placing an empty saline breast implant which can then be filled in the pocket. It is important for your plastic surgeon to offer their patients a choice and spend time educating them on the pros and cons of each option so they can make an informed decision.

Patients also have a choice as to whether they want their breast implant placed above or below the pectoralis muscle and the advantages and disadvantages to this depend mostly on each patient’s individual anatomy. Placing the breast implant below the muscle allows more of the patients’ own tissue to cover the implant and look more natural. It also can cause more distortion of the breast mound with muscle movement. Most submuscular (below the muscle) procedures are only partially under the muscle as the lower border of the breast mound is below where the muscle would attach to the rib cage and this is released during the surgery. Each patient will need to discuss their anatomy and physical characteristics with their plastic surgeon to decide which placement is best for them.