The advantage of combined surgeries is the saving of money in terms of theatre fees and anesthesia fees and the recovery from multiple procedures at the same time. The disadvantage is the risk of prolonged surgery and the long recovery time from such a long combined operation.
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Scars in facelift surgery are placed in areas that are very inconspicuous. Facelift scar will be covered by one’s hair in almost all cases.
A breast lift is used when the patient is happy with the size of her breasts however due to aging and pregnancy the breast gland has begun to droop.
Augmentation Mammaplasty is a procedure that is used to surgically increase the size of a small breast. Different techniques are used and the implant may be introduced through three different incisions: under the breast, around the nipple, or in the axilla (armpit).
It depends on what type of breast surgery one underwent. It happens when the incisions are around the nipple and have implant placement above the muscle. Below the muscle implants and incisions under the breast help to breastfeed children later in life and has the lowest chance of loss of nipple sensation. Extensive surgeries like breast reduction do affect breastfeeding and nipple sensations in a minority of patients.
It is recommended a waiting period of several months after one has finished breastfeeding, a minimum of three months after breastfeeding should be enough.
Breast reduction is done to make large breasts smaller. The patients present with neck, shoulder, back pain, paresthesia of the arms and bra strap grooving of the shoulders. The technique of breast reduction requires lengthy incisions; which are placed in inconspicuous areas such as the fold underneath the breast.
It’s recommended to wait for one year (12 months) after childbirth before having tummy tuck surgery.
Liposuction removes the accumulated fat; it does not take care of a person’s lifestyle. As long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a sensible diet, liposuction results will last. Once the fat cells have been removed from an area any weight gain will be distributed more evenly over the rest of the body.
Liposuction can be used to treat many body areas the most common areas in females are the tummy, hips, and thighs. Men are often treated for fat accumulation in the breasts(Gynecomastia), hips, and tummy. Liposuction can be done to other body parts including the upper arms, under the chin and the buttocks.
The kind of surgeries performed on an otherwise normal person to improving one’s appearance constitutes Cosmetic Surgery. While Plastic Surgery is a broader Surgical subspecialty which is intended to improve both form and function which includes cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgeries like pediatric plastic surgery, burn care, cancer reconstruction etc
No one is too old for surgery if one is in good health, and once health conditions are optimized one can undergo surgery under watchful eyes of an Anesthetist.
Plastic surgeries as with all kinds of surgeries have risks associated with it. The specific risks depend on the kind of surgery performed. The risks include that of infection, excessive bleeding, bruising, poor healing of the wound and those related to anesthesia which has more to do with the general health of the person.
All surgeries including Plastic Surgeries require incisions and hence scarring is inevitable. But Plastic surgeons are specially trained to minimize scar size and to place them in hidden areas.