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How can I enhance my breast size without major surgery?

Would you like fuller, shapely breasts?   Breast augmentation with implants is the most popular option for women interested in making their breasts larger.  However, if you would like to enhance your breast size without major surgery, there are alternatives available.

How can I enhance my breast size without major surgery?

Breast enlargement by fat transfer is a minimally invasive alternative to breast augmentation with implants.  The procedure involves taking fat from a specific body area where it is in excess, such as the thighs or abdomen, and then injecting it into the breasts.  Therefore breast enlargement by fat transfer not only makes the breasts larger, it also contours the area of the body from which fat is taken.

Breast enlargement by fat transfer is considered very beneficial, because it provides natural looking breast enhancement results. 

How does breast enlargement by fat transfer work

Breast enlargement by fat transfer is carried out under general anesthesia.  A special liposuction technique is first used to extract the required fat from the targeted area.  The harvested fat cells are then purified, before being injected into the breasts.   The fat grafting process can be lengthy, so the procedure can take anywhere from 2-4 hours.  It typically takes 2-4 weeks to recover after surgery (click here to learn more).

Who is a good candidate?

Candidates for breast enlargement by fat transfer must have enough fat resources for transfer to the breasts.  The procedure increases the breasts by about one cup size, so it is ideal for women looking for a moderate increase in breast size. 

Would you like to learn more about breast enlargement by fat transfer? 

If you are in Liverpool, Merseyside or Chester UK, contact Sthetix for a consultation. You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk, or by calling 0151 669 1114.

How much does breast augmentation cost

Are you considering breast augmentation?  You’re not alone.  Each year thousands of women undergo breast augmentation to get the fuller, shapelier breasts they desire.  However, it’s always advisable to do some research about the cost of the procedure, so that you know what to expect when you enter your plastic surgeon’s office.     

How much does breast augmentation cost

The cost of breast augmentation can range from $6,000-$10,000, as there are several components that go into the final price.   The cost of breast augmentation will be affected by surgery related fees, the cost of the implants, and the cost of medical tests.

Surgery related fees

The surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and operating facility fee can greatly affect the final cost of breast augmentation.  Surgeon’s fees tend to vary significantly, and surgeons with a greater level of expertise generally charge more. 

Cost of implants

There are two main types of breast implants, silicone and saline.  Silicone implants are somewhat more expensive than saline implants.  Your plastic surgeon will review the choices with you and recommend the best option based on your specific goals.

Medical tests

The cost of medical tests and lab work will also be added to the cost of breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation is not usually covered by medical insurance, so patients should be sure to ask their plastic surgeon about financing options available.  In addition, there are short-term financing plans for cosmetic surgery that can be accessed through CareCredit.

Would you like a personalized cost estimate for breast augmentation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Newport Beach or the greater Orange County, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Tenley K. Lawton M.D. for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at www.lawtonmd.com, or by calling (949) 835-4597.

Can I Enlarge my breasts naturally?

Are you interested in restoring volume and shape to your breasts, but nervous about getting synthetic implants?   There’s a new alternative to implants that makes it possible to achieve fuller breasts naturally, using your own fat cells.

Can I Enlarge my breasts naturally?

Yes, you can enlarge your breasts naturally with the help of fat transfer technology.  Breast augmentation by fat transfer is considered a natural process, because it uses your own body fat to enhance breast tissue.  The procedure provides a subtle increase in breast size (about one cup size), and corrects asymmetry and unevenness.

What is Breast enlargement by fat transfer?

Breast enlargement by fat transfer is a process in which fat is removed from specific parts of the body where there is surplus, and transferred to the breasts.  The tummy, flanks, and thighs are common sites from which fat is obtained for the procedure. 

How is breast enlargement by fat transfer performed?

Excess fat is extracted from targeted areas of the body using a gentle liposuction technique.  The fat is processed, and then injected into the breasts to enhance their size and shape.  Breast augmentation by fat transfer takes 1-3 hours to perform, and is done under general anesthesia.  

Benefits of breast enlargement by fat transfer

Breast enlargement by fat transfer not only increases the size of the breasts, it also improves body contours by removing fat from other areas.  It is less invasive than breast augmentation with implants, and there are none of the complications associated with implants.  In addition, fat transfer breast augmentation produces natural looking results.   

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation fat transfer

If you are in Liverpool, Merseyside or Chester UK, contact Sthetix for a consultation. 

You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk or by calling 0151 317 3052.

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?

Would you like a curvier, shapelier butt? A Brazilian butt lift can give you the sculpted buttocks you desire. A Brazilian butt lift involves two main procedures, liposuction and fat transfer.

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?

Based on patient reviews on RealSelf.com, the average cost of a Brazilian butt lift is $6,500. However, there are several elements that go into the cost of the procedure that can push up the cost significantly. Patients are advised to set up an in-office consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, to get an exact cost.

Factors that affect the cost of a Brazilian butt lift

There are several factors to consider when determining the cost of a Brazilian butt lift, including the following:

  • Number of areas on which liposuction has to be performed: The cost of surgery is normally higher when liposuction has to be done on several areas.
  • Length of the procedure: The length of a Brazilian butt lift varies, as it depends on the amount of fat that has to be harvested. If extensive liposuction is required the procedure will be longer, and therefore more expensive.
  • Surgeon expertise: A highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is likely to charge more than a surgeon with less skill and experience.
  • Geographic location of the practice: The cost of a Brazilian butt lift is generally more expensive in areas with a high cost of living.
  • Surgery related expenses: Other costs involved in surgery include anesthesia, surgical facility fees, and post-op fees.

Are you interested in a Brazilian butt lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Naperville Area or the Western Suburbs of Chicago, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling (630) 835-0033.

Am I A Candidate for Breast Reduction?

Are your breasts so large that they make you feel self-conscious or shy? If your breasts are so large that they are affecting your self-esteem, breast reduction surgery may be just what you need to improve your life. But it’s important to first find out if you would be a good candidate for breast reduction.

What is breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to reduce the size and weight of the breasts by removing excess glandular tissue, skin, and fat. Breast reduction also improves overall body proportions resulting in a more flattering silhouette.

Plastic surgeons typically advise patients to wait until their breasts are fully developed, before undergoing breast augmentation, but it can be done earlier if required.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction?

If you have very large breasts that are causing medical issues such as back pain, shoulder pain, or tingling in the arms, it’s likely that you would be a good candidate for breast reduction.

Breast reduction can also resolve physical problems such as grooves in the shoulders caused by bra straps digging into the skin, and rashes under the breasts.

If your overly large breasts make it challenging to find clothes that fit, or force you to restrict physical activities, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction.

Breast reduction candidates should be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

Would you like to learn more about breast reduction? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the San Francisco or Walnut Creek CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Andrew Barnett, MD for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling (415) 943-0749.

Will A Breast Augmentation Look Natural?

If you are considering breast augmentation, you certainly want to end up with breasts that look proportional and natural. It’s a desire shared by most breast augmentation patients because although they want to increase the size of their breasts, they don’t want the results to look fake and unnatural.

How to ensure that your breast augmentation looks natural

In order to get natural looking breast augmentation results, it’s important to select an implant that is the right size and projection for your body type. Implants that are too big, or push forward excessively, generally look unnatural.

The shape of the implants also affects the final outcome of breast augmentation. Breast implants are typically round or shaped. Round implants are full all around, while shaped or teardrop implants are narrow at the top, and fuller at the bottom. Both shapes can provide natural looking results; it really comes down to which one is the right fit for your body, so be sure to get the expert advice you need.

The placement of the breast implant is also a factor in how your results will look. Breast implants may be placed above the muscle (subglandular) or below the muscle (submuscular). The optimal location for you will depend on your unique circumstances.

Breast augmentation consultation

Every woman has a different body shape as well as specific aesthetic goals, and this will go a long way in determining the outcome of breast augmentation surgery. That’s why it is so important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon that can help you make the choices that will give you the best results.

Would you like more information on breast augmentation surgery? Contact Sthetix Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for a consultation. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK, and also serves Chester.

You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk, or by calling 0151 669 1114.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?

Have you decided to have breast augmentation? If so, you are probably excited about your decision and looking forward to the outcome. However, during your consultation it’s important to discuss all the details about your breast augmentation surgery, including the recovery time.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?

The recovery for a breast augmentation won’t be the same for every patient, but full recovery typically takes 4 to 6 weeks. Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after breast augmentation, and then gradually resume their normal routine after 7 days.

Factors that affect recovery time after breast augmentation

Factors such as the placement of the breast implants (submuscular or subglandular), implant size, and implant type, can all influence the recovery timeline after breast augmentation.

3 Tips for a healthy recovery after breast augmentation

  1. Arrange for help at home. Patients typically experience moderate pain and discomfort within the first few days of surgery, so you will need to ask a family member or friend to assist with household chores.
  2. Follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Following all the post-procedural instructions of your plastic surgeon will help to facilitate a speedy recovery.
  3. Plan ahead. Planning ahead by filling prescriptions, and stocking up on supplies and your favorite entertainment, will make recovery smoother and more successful.

While the above tips are helpful, it’s important to be patient when recovering from breast augmentation, and give your body the time it needs to heal.

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation recovery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Naperville, IL, area, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling 630-405-5342.

What is the cause of belly fat and how can you remove it?

Do you have stubborn belly fat that you have been struggling to remove with diet and exercise? Excess abdominal fat is a common problem for many people, and getting rid of it can be challenging. But what causes belly fat, and how can you remove it.

What causes belly fat?

A poor diet is one of the most common causes of belly fat. Eating a lot of sugary food like pastries, candy, and soda can result in excess weight gain in the abdominal area. Belly fat can also be caused by other factors such as stress, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and excess alcohol.

Remove belly fat with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a simple, non-invasive fat reduction procedure that can effectively treat belly fat. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling or cryolipolysis to get rid of unwanted fat in various parts of the body including the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, and back.

How CoolSculpting works

The CoolSculpting applicator is applied to the treatment area and it selectively targets the fat cells, without harming the surrounding cells, nerves, and tissue. The extreme cold temperature causes the fat cells to crystallize and die. The dead fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body over the weeks that follow.

CoolSculpting reduces fat in the targeted area by 20-25%.

How many CoolSculpting treatments do I need?

Some patients see results after just one CoolSculpting treatment, but others may need 2-3 sessions to see the desired results.

Are you ready to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Dallas, Heath, Garland, Greenville, or Royse City, TX areas, Juvanew Medspa in Rockwall, TX is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.juvanew.com, or by calling (972) 449-9932.

How Can I Eliminate My Muffin Top Without Surgery?

Are you tired of hiding your muffin top with a jacket or layers of clothing? If you would like to get rid of that dreaded muffin top but surgery isn’t for you, you probably want to know if you can eliminate it without surgery.

What exactly is a muffin top?

A muffin top is that roll of belly fat that bulges over the top of the waistband when you wear shorts, skirts, or low-rise pants. It’s caused by excess skin and fat in the midsection that is often linked to factors such as poor diet, and hormonal changes.

How Can I Eliminate My Muffin Top Without Surgery?

CoolSculpting is a simple, non-surgical procedure that can eliminate your muffin top. The midsection is one of those areas that it is never easy to tone with exercise alone, but thanks to CoolSculpting, you can make that muffin top disappear.

Get rid of that muffin top with CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting system uses controlled cooling to specifically target the fat cells in the muffin top area, without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. The intense cold causes the fat cells to crystallize and die. After this they are gradually flushed from the body over the following weeks.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment so there is no anesthesia, incisions, or scars, and there is no downtime. A single CoolSculpting treatment can reduce fat in the treated area by 20-25%. Most patients only need one treatment to achieve the desired results.

Are you ready to get rid of that muffin top with Coolsculpting? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the El Paso, TX area, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 915) 800-0621.

How long will my breast augmentation last?

Breast augmentation continues to be a highly sought after cosmetic surgery procedure in the US and it has a very high patient satisfaction rate. One of the most common questions women considering breast augmentation ask is – How long will my breast augmentation last.

How is Breast augmentation performed?

Breast augmentation may be performed with the use of implants, or by using fat transferred from other areas of the body. This method is known as fat transfer breast augmentation. The fat used for this procedure is typically taken from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. The extraction of the fat is done using a gentle liposuction technique, and the fat must be properly placed, to ensure that most of it survives after transfer.

How long will my breast augmentation last

How long breast augmentation lasts varies, as it depends on the specific procedure. Breast augmentation with implants typically lasts 10-15 years. Patients often have to undergo a second operation due to complications with implants such as capsular contracture, wrinkling, or displacement.

On the other hand, when fat transfer breast augmentation is done correctly, the results can be permanent, since it involves using the patient’s own fat cells. The breasts typically take a few months to settle after fat transfer breast augmentation, as the transplanted cells have to develop their own blood supply. Once these healthy blood vessels are formed, the effects of surgery should last for a long time.

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas, The Langdon Center is our featured practice. The Langdon Center offers natural breast augmentation using fat transfer.

You can reach them at www.langdoncenter.com, or by calling (203) 516-4203.