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Breast Augmentation

breast augmentationIt a woman’s desire to look good in any way she can. This is not just to attract the opposite sex, but also to feel good about herself too. It is for this need that thousands of beauty products and beauty techniques have been invented. And one of these various inventions for enhancing the way the modern woman looks is breast augmentation.

The desire for a fuller bust line might have come from the way guys go crazy over huge mammaries. Likewise, seeing other woman possessing firm and huge breasts, while seeing oneself lacking in certain departments certainly creates a wave of insecurity that might affect one’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

It may not look like a big thing to many, but for women who are victims of this insecurity, it might be. And since these women cannot find a credible non-surgical solution to the problem in question, they turn to breast augmentation surgery for answers.

Indeed, breast augmentation surgery has changed many lives already. More and more women are coming out of breast surgeon’s offices feeling more confident with themselves as they now have a new pair of firmer boobs to flaunt. The figures provided by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicate, that breast augmentation is the second most popular surgical procedure in 2005. This shows the high level of trust women give to the breast enhancement surgery field, as methods and techniques have evolved to produce very effective and very safe operations.

Breast augmentation’s goal is to enhance the size of the breasts through the use of breast implants. It can be used to enlarge small breasts, balance breasts that differ in size, or even correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy breast feeding or weight loss. Women who underwent mastectomy can also use breast augmentation to reconstruct their breasts.

Breast augmentation may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgical center or a hospital. The surgeon may choose to use local anesthesia with sedation or a general anesthesia. The breast augmentation surgeon creates the incisions usually within the crease beneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. After creating the incision, the breast implant is inserted either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle. The surgeon makes it a point that the implants are placed at the center just beneath the nipples before closing the incisions.

After the surgery, the patient waits for several days before the bandage that was applied over the breast will be removed. By then, a surgical bra will be used as a replacement. Soreness, bruising and swelling are common discomforts. The breasts may even feel sensitive to simulation for a couple of weeks. Physical activities that subject the breasts to physical contact must be avoided in order to ensure safe recovery and to avoid complications. However, patients can return to work within a few days. Stitches will be removed within seven to ten days after the surgical operation.


Trans-umbilical breast augmentation

Trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) is a type of breast augmentation in which breast implants are placed through an incision at the navel rather

Beauty Problem – Skin Tags

skin-tagsAs we grow older skin starts coming out with different growths and spots. Skin tags are one such product of ageing. The exact cause of skin tags is not known. They are also known as Acrochordons. Skin tags look like small growths hanging with a stalk. These fleshy bumps are ugly in appearance and cause lot of mental discomfort compared to physical.

Skin tags appear at different places o the body. The common areas are necklines, below the breasts, underarms, groin etc. Skin tags may appear in different sizes. Small tags appear in a bunch, while large tags appear alone. They normally form in cluster of small tags of about a mm to big ones measuring up to a cm.

Consult your doctor about removal of skin tags. Your doctor will remove them with a suitable method that may be either of these four- surgically cutting them, by freezing them, by electro surgery or by tying a suture around the stalk. The choice of removal method depends upon the location and the size of tag and the stalk. The tag removal normally does not lead to any scar formation. The healing is over in a day or two. Please consult your doctor for more details.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

Aging Skin Care – About Common AHA Molecules

aha moleculesAHAs are becoming very popular in the fight against ageing skin and are getting added to most of the beauty and skin care products. AHAs are one of the ingredients that help us keep skin looking young for a longer time. Let us find out about common AHA molecules and how they help in skin care.

Glycolic acid- this is one of the most commonly used Alpha Hydroxy Acids in skin care. It is derived naturally from sugar cane juice. Glycolic acid has a very low molecular size. This low molecular size allows glycolic acid to penetrate skin faster. The dead skin cells that bind with the skin are removed by glycolic acid by loosening the glue that sticks the dead cells with the skin. As the glue loosens, the dead cells exfoliate giving a cleaner look to the skin. Shedding dead cells faster also allows growth of new cells. Glycolic acids also smoothen fine wrinkles. This acid also helps in treatment of blackheads and dries out the excess surface oil on the skin. It is also thought that glycolic acids stimulate collagen production to some extent. This acid also keeps the skin moisturized by keeping water bound to the skin and prevents drying of skin. It can also bleach some spots on the skin. One added advantage of glycolic acid is that it helps other skin care ingredients reach deeper in the skin and makes them more effective. Glycolic acid is on the frontier of skin care.

Lactic acid- it is derived from milk. Milk baths have been popular since ages to get fresh skin and better skin care. That is because of the lactic acid. Lactic acid is a good skin moisturizer as it helps retain water in the skin. It is also a good exfoliater of dead skin cells. It is generally used in combination with other AHAs in skin care products.

Citric acid is also an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits. It accelerates collagen production and also removes spots on the skin. Citric acid is not a good exfoliator. It is considered a good anti oxidant, as it neutralizes free radicals that age the skin. Citric acid has been used for skin care since long in household remedies.

Malic Acid and tartaric acids are other popular Alpha Hydroxy Acids. They are not commonly used alone for skin care treatments but are added to make a combination of AHA skin care products to derive multiple benefits.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

Abdominoplasty – The Tummy Tuck

EndoscopicAbdominoplastyAbdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” is a cosmetic surgery designed to correct a protruding abdomen that may result from weak abdominal muscles, weight gain, or pregnancy.  These conditions may not respond well to diet or exercise if the skin and underlying muscles have been stretched, which makes this surgery possibly a necessity for someone who wants a decent shape back.

With a tummy tuck, the abdominal wall muscles are tightened and excess fatty tissue and skin are removed to improve the body’s shape and appearance.  The goal is a narrower, flatter abdomen.  Realistic expectations are important, and contrary to some beliefs, a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss.  Dieters should hit their ideal weight before going in for this procedure, and a woman who plans to become pregnant again in the future should wait until she’s finished having new children, otherwise this surgery may just be a waste of money.

Antibiotics will be prescribed prior to surgery to prevent infection. To minimize the possibility of excess bleeding, you will need to avoid taking drugs containing aspirin. You will also be advised to bathe with an antiseptic soap for several days prior to surgery.  Abdominoplasty is performed using general anesthesia.  Some doctors may give you medication beforehand to help you feel relaxed.  Surgeries generally take anywhere from 2-5 hours, depending on the patient’s health and condition.  Recovery time also varies greatly.

Some swelling and discomfort is normal after surgery, and general pain pills will help to get through this more comfortable.  The doctor will provide the instructions you need for changing bandages, showering, and general care.  As with any other medical surgery, it is always important to follow the doctor’s orders.   The scars take time to fade, but they will fade over time.  This is the cosmetic surgery that may take the most recovery time, but to someone who has been plagued by a “fat gut” despite doing everything right know how rewarding this procedure can be for them.  A good diet and normal exercise routine after the surgery (and recovery time) will be of great benefit.