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Expert Hands for Breast Surgery Correction

One of the hardest situations in the plastic surgery industry is to have a patient’s results not go as expected. This may or may not be the fault of the physician, but the best results are directly correlated to the most credentialed, experienced surgeon. This is why it is crucial to only trust your face and body to an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon…someone like myself.
In my area, I’m the only triple Board certified plastic surgeon, a member of multiple prestigious medical societies, and a published professor at Georgetown University. Along with my many years of experience, compassion and patient care, these credentials have led to my ability to provide a very high level of patient satisfaction. As a result, I’m often called upon to correct the concerns that arise from unsatisfactory surgeries, at the hands of other physicians, and the unforeseen side effects that happen from improper healing.

For example, an occasional unwelcome side effect after beast augmentation surgery is Capsular Contracture. This occurs when the scar tissue that has formed around breast implants tightens and hardens around the implants to create an imbalanced external appearance. This means that the affected breast will look a different shape or be at a different height on the chest. While meticulous surgical precision can help prevent capsular contracture, as with any surgical procedure there will be scar tissue and there are factors outside of the physician’s control.
Here are some tips that can contribute to avoiding Capsular Contracture:

…Avoid smoking is one of the most predictable ways to reduce your chances, as you’re twice as likely to have Capsular contracture if you smoke.
…Two weeks prior to surgery, start taking Vitamin E and possibly Prednisone, a prescription corticosteroid drug.
…Breast implants in a submuscular position, or under the pectoral muscles, may be less likely to develop capsular contracture than when breast implants are placed in a subglandular position, or over the pectoral muscles.
…There’s a slightly higher percent of Capsular Contracture with silicone implants over saline.
…Upon the instruction of surgeon, massaging and compression of the breast implants can help keep the capsule flexible and loose.

Capsular contracture may develop at any time, but can occur as early as 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, and usually not later than 6 months. It can affect just one or both breasts. Fortunately, it can be corrected with Revision Breast Surgery.  There is a special art and skill to correct Capsular Contracture… because of the difficulty of working with scar tissue. It’s a puzzle figuring out what possibly went wrong and then to skillfully correct it.

Revision Breast Surgery to correct Capsular Contracture can involve a variety of ways for releasing the interior scar tissue. These ways may include capsulotomies, capsulectomies, implant exchange or placement behind the pectoral muscle. A Capsulotomy is a surgical procedure that releases scar tissue without removing it from the pocket. This gives room for the breast pocket to expand, relieving the scar tissue contraction that is squeezing the breast implant. A Capsulectomy is a more aggressive approach, as it completely removes the scar tissue surrounding a breast implant. This procedure is more often used when the scar tissue is very thick and calcified or when a silicone breast implant has ruptured.

If you’ve experienced the disappointment of your breast augmentation not going right and want to trust your body to one of the leading plastic surgeons to correct it, please set up a consultation at www.davinciplastic.com.

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

 

 

 

2016: Year of the Ideal Implant

One of the 2016 predictions I feel strongly about is that the Ideal Implant will grow to be the primary and most requested implant for breast augmentation. After many years of trials and testing, to prove safety and patient satisfaction, the Ideal Implant is now available to my patients and those of other plastic surgeons around the country.

Not the Same Saline Implant
The Ideal Implant improves upon the saline implants of years past… but still offers the benefit of peace of mind by being a natural, harmless substance. It is called a Structured Breast Implant because the design has inner compartments to control the flow of saline, giving the implant a more natural look and feel and making it more resistant to leakage.

Now that a natural feeling saline implant is available, the greatest downside of saline implants, from the past, is eliminated. In older models, all the saline would pool in the bottom to give a sagging feel. Another downside was  folding at the edges so the implant outline would be detectable. Now, with the inner layered structure inside the Ideal Implant, neither of these is an issue.

Designed for an Aesthetically Natural Look and Feel
The innovative design of the Ideal Implant includes a series of implant shells nested together inside two separate chambers. This holds the saline filler in place and controls the movement of the saline within the implant. This maintains an aesthetically appealing position and shape that also feels natural. This internal structure is designed to reduce folding, rippling and wrinkling, which is a common complaint for traditional saline implants. With no folding and a lowered outer edge, the Ideal Implant achieves an improved seamless contour with the chest wall.

Materials with Well Being in Mind
Ideal Implant is filled with saline, a safe sterile salt water solution that is used in many medical capacities and, unlike silicone, poses no harm if it leaks. Even so, Ideal Implants internal structure is designed to reduce folding and wrinkling, which is thought to be the main cause of implant rupture and deflation. The outer shell is made with similar time tested silicone material as other implants, including the silicone. Even though no implant offers a lifetime warranty and requires regular checks, you can have the peace of mind that if there was a leak, you wouldn’t be exposed to a toxic material.

Experience to Demonstrate Reliability and Safety
A multi-center US clinical trial that began in 2009 with 502 women resulted in the Ideal Implant being approved by the FDA and Health Canada in 2014. Ideal Implant is made in the United States at an FDA-inspected facility with more than 30 years experience.

Feel Beautiful and Secure with Ideal Implants
I believe Ideal Implant provides what women are looking for in a safe implant….. peace of mind with a natural look and feel. To schedule a consultation to find out if Ideal Implants are a good fit for you, visit www.davinciplastic.com.

Steven Davison M.D.
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

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