While this blog does focus on breast enhancement I thought it would be helpful to include a section of other surgical procedures that are popular with women. Everyone has a different reason for wanting to make changes to their appearance and by reading this article you may not feel so alone with what you want to achieve. Sometimes it is really helpful to reach out to other women and get support and understanding from them.

Breast Implants

This is obviously one of the most common procedures for women around the world these days. Breast implants are viewed as the quickest way to increase your breast size and appearance. This procedure can be expensive and requires follow up mammograms on a regular basis.

Liposuction

This is another very common procedure that removes the fat from your body. Extremely small incisions are made and then the fat is sucked or drained out through tubes.  This procedure is often done on obese women and on those that have large fatty deposits that they want to get rid of.

Liposuction is normally done on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks and to the back of the neck. It is important for the surgeon not to remove too much fat as this can result in indents or bumps being left in the skin.

Lipo Augmentation

This is done to enhance a woman’s breasts and is an alternative method to having breast implants inserted. Fat is taken from another area of the body and inserted into each breast to enlarge them. This method is a permanent method which doesn’t carry the risks associated with implants and the risks of them rupturing.

Grafts

Fat grafts are sometimes used to increase the size of a woman’s breast and is often used when breasts are malformed to some extent. Grafts are also done for many other cosmetic procedures. These can be performed to improve appearance or to help cover up scars or other deformities due to an accident.

This type of medical procedure is still fairly new and there is still some concern about when it should be performed and how safe it is. Concerns include how the breasts will react after the surgery and if the fat will go hard or stay soft.

Tests are currently being done on this method and so far there are positive results after four years of follow up.  This type of surgery can be classified as reconstructive surgery. It would be absolutely vital for any woman to find a qualified surgeon that has been trained extensively in this technique.

The following was stated in a recent report by Scott Spear MD.

“It is clear that autologous fat transfer around the breast or to create a breast is effective,” said Scott Spear, MD, a plastic surgeon from Washington, DC, who is conducting a Georgetown University research project, funded by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), to determine the safety and efficacy of breast enhancement with fat. “However, what still needs to be determined are the more intricate details – technique and placement of the fat tissue, who should receive this transfer, when it is appropriate, and whether it is safe to be done at all.”

If you are contemplating any type of surgical procedure to change your appearance you should take the time to really think about what you are doing and the side effects that you may be left with.

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