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Trend Alert! Woman are Opting for Smaller Breasts

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Ever popular, breast enhancement continues to be one of our most requested surgical procedures at Will Surgical Arts. Recently, however, an interesting trend has developed—women are less often seeking out large, buxom breasts and instead, are opting for a smaller, more natural appearing chest.

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Enhance Your Figure with Breast Augmentation Surgery

Enhance Your Figure with Breast Augmentation Surgery
Women often express some level of unhappiness when it comes to their breasts—whether they are naturally smaller or have undergone changes due to pregnancy or age. For these reasons and many others, breast augmentation has become the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the country. Dr. Will can help you choose the right size and type of implants to help you achieve your desired results.
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Enhance Your Appearance with Breast Surgery

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Is it time for a mini-makeover? If you want to restore your youthful look and enhance your silhouette, talk to Dr. Will about breast surgery options. Breast implants are still one of the most sought-after procedures among women and can enhance your appearance by adding more curves to your frame. Whether you want to go up half a cup size or two cup sizes, Dr. Will can discuss different options to help you achieve a more feminine figure.

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A Discussion Guide For Your Breast Augmentation in Maryland

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women undergo breast augmentation surgery, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure since 2006. When deciding to undergo breast enhancement, it is important to consider all of your options. Like any major purchase, it’s important to do your homework and find out your options.

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HOW BREAST AUGMENTATION CONTINUES TO RANK AT NUMBER 1

Since 2006, no other cosmetic procedure has been more popular than breast augmentation. What are the secrets to its success?
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10 Facts You May Not Know About Your Breasts

10 Facts You May Not Know About Your Breasts in Maryland

Just how much do you know about your breasts? You may be surprised by some of these facts about all things breasts, from bra sizes to breast implants.

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3 KEY TIPS FOR A SAFE BREAST AUGMENTATION

Last year, there was one procedure that overthrew liposuction as the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States – breast augmentation. Continuing to receive rave reviews by the growing list of past patients, it is still essential for women considering breast implants to follow these three tips to ensure peace of mind before, during and after your breast surgery.

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Is it safe to combine breast lift and breast augmentation?

According to new research published in the latest issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, breast lift and breast augmentation are safe to combine into a single surgery.

Researchers reviewed 430 breast lift surgeries performed between 2005 and 2009, and of those 430 breast lifts, 332 of them combined breast augmentation (breast implant surgery).

The average patient was 47 years old, and approximately one-third of patients were undergoing a repeat operation after previous cosmetic breast surgery.

To determine the safety of these two procedures, researchers assessed rates of complication and the need for additional surgery (reoperation).

Complications and Reoperations

Of the 430 surgeries performed, 23 percent of patients experienced complications. The most common complications were:

  • Capsular contracture (hardening around the implants)
  • Scarring
  • Recurrent (drooping) ptosis of the breasts

The complications above were the main reasons listed for reoperations following a breast lift/breast augmentation combo. It’s also important to note that complications and the need for reoperation were both more common in women who were undergoing a secondary breast surgery.

Risks Are ‘No More than Additive’

Compared to women undergoing breast lift surgery alone, the reoperation rate was about 10 percent (compared to 13 percent of combined surgery patients seeking reoperation for tissue-related problems).

The remaining reoperations in women who underwent combination breast surgery were related to issues with their implants, which led study researchers to believe that “the revision rate of combining the procedures is not more than additive in this study.”

Advantages of Combining Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation

Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation are two of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and there are several key advantages to combining the two into a single surgery:

  • Lower overall surgical costs
  • Eliminates risks of two surgeries
  • Avoids living with disappointing results between surgeries

According to lead researcher Dr. Calobrace and co-authors “patients overwhelmingly prefer not to undergo a staged procedure and rather have the augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift) concurrently.”

Combination surgery can be a safe, cost-effective alternative, just as long as the proper precautions are taken in advance of surgery.

“With appropriate patient selection and a carefully planned operative approach, our data demonstrates a one-stage procedure can be safely performed with acceptable complication and reoperation rates.”

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Mentor’s Breast Augmentation Tool Helps Patients Envision Implants

Brooke Burke-CharvetA new online interactive tool allows you to upload and manipulate your own photos to see how you would look after breast augmentation.

The New You Visualizer tool is part of a new educational campaign launched by breast implant maker Mentor that features former Dancing With the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet. It is available on the Love Your Look website and allows you to:

  • Securely upload your own photo and make adjustments for implant size, shape and lift.
  • Create personalized before and after images that show your new look with breast implants.
  • Save your results to review or adjust later.
  • Share your simulated breast augmentation results with friends and your surgeon.

Burke-Charvet, who is a mom of four, had her breast augmentation in her 20s. Through the campaign, she says she’s promoting the education of women to make a healthy choice. “All of the information you’ll find at Love Your Look is designed to help women in that decision-making process, encouraging them to have a great relationship with their doctor and ask a lot of questions and really educate themselves,” she says.

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery it’s important to make an informed decision, stresses Burke-Charvet. “Women are bombarded with information about breast augmentation, but don’t get the answer they really want, specifically ‘How will I look afterward?’ I love that the New You Visualizer empowers women to inform themselves,” she says.

Mentor’s goal for the campaign, according to president David Wilson, is to “enable a better conversation between a woman and her doctor so she can achieve the best results possible.”

You can share the images with your surgeon at your breast augmentation consultation, where you’ll discuss all aspects of the procedure, including implant type and size.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation in Frederick County, Maryland, contact Dr. Will’s office to set up a consultation.

Sources: PR Newswire, BabyCenter

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A Guide to Making Your Own Breast Implant Sizers

If you’re thinking about breast augmentation, the size of your implants is one of your most important decisions. The right size is key to your satisfaction. Your surgeon will help determine what size fits your shape and chest wall anatomy, but you can also make your own breast implant sizers to help you decide.

Wearing the sizers at home can help you figure out which size will make you feel most comfortable and look best under your clothes.

Rice implant sizers are a simple and cheap DIY project that allows you to test out various implant sizes. Here’s what you need to make your own rice implant sizers:

  • Panty hose or knee high hose
  • Measuring cups
  • Dry rice
  • Scissors

To make your breast implant sizers, first cut the legs off of the panty hose halfway from the bottom and stretch each out. Then measure your rice carefully, using the following guidelines:

  • 1 cup is equal to 250 cc
  • ½ cup is equal to 125 cc
  • ¼ cup is equal to 75 cc

After you’ve filled the panty hose, compress the rice into the bottom into a spherical shape. Then tie a knot in the panty hose right above the rice filling, cut off the remaining tail of the panty hose, and you’re done.

Put your rice implant sizers in your sports bra and wear it under your tops to get an idea of how a specific implant size will look and feel. You may want to make and try out more than one set to get a better idea of what size implants you like best. The video below shows how to make the rice implant sizers.

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Dr. Michael J. Will cosmetic surgeon Maryland received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College, his dental degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the University of Texas.

He completed his General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Will also completed a General Cosmetic Surgery fellowship at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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