In 1891, American otorhinolaryngologist John Roe presented an example of his work: a young woman on whom he reduced a dorsal nasal hump for cosmetic indications. In 1892, Robert Weir experimented unsuccessfully with xenografts (duck sternum) in the reconstruction of sunken noses. In 1896, James Israel, a urological surgeon from Germany, and in 1889 George Monks of the United States each described the successful use of heterogeneous free-bone grafting to reconstruct saddle nose defects. In 1898, Jacques Joseph, the German orthopaedic-trained surgeon, published his first account of reduction rhinoplasty. In 1928, Jacques Joseph published Nasenplastik und Sonstige Gesichtsplastik.
Our surgeons will speak with you regarding your personal cosmetic goals and the specific results you wish to achieve. To plan your treatment appropriately, our surgeons must determine how much loose skin and fat are present. For an optimal aesthetic outcome, skin tone will also be taken into consideration. During this discussion, Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau will want to know as much as they can about your medical and family history in order to minimize risks, prevent complications, and determine the ideal time for your surgery.
When most people think about breast enhancement options they typically think of breast augmentation surgery. While there are many women who wish to increase the size of their breasts (breast augmentation continues to be the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S.), there are also many women who seek to reduce or reposition their breasts without adding extra volume.
A breast reduction with lift surgery combines two procedures to improve the size and shape of the breasts. A reduction involves decreasing the size of overly large breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. A breast lift is done in order to raise and reshape the breasts. The breast reduction and lift procedure helps to alleviate problems caused by overly large, sagging breasts, including:
Our most popular procedures include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, Botox, and injectable fillers. To provide greater detail, you will find a newly launched section containing cosmetic surgery information in a series of practical guides. Each guide is filled with useful tips and suggestions to assist you in decision, preparation, procedure, and recovery on a specific cosmetic surgical procedure.
If your abdominoplasty is ineligible for insurance coverage, there are several ways pay for your treatment. You can pay with cash, check or credit card, and there are several third-party financing companies. Some practices finance surgery themselves. It goes without saying, but if you choose to finance your procedure, understand your obligations and keep up with your payments.
Surprisingly, breast reduction surgery is not that painful. The pain and discomfort is managed by the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Jugenburg, but most patients use over the counter pain medication after the first several days. Cold compresses help with the swelling and discomfort, and sleeping in an upright position with pillows for the first week or so will help with the pain.
“I inform my patients that most tummy tuck scars are hidden in most styles of swimwear, underwear, and the now popular low cut jeans,” says Dr. Douglas L. Gervais, a Minneapolis, Minnesota plastic surgeon, in a tummy tuck scars Q&A. “However, each person is different and styles can and do change. I prefer to have patients bring in a few pairs of swim bottoms and underwear so that the pre-op markings can be customized to each person as an individual.”
From your description, you seem to be a very good candidate for this new technique and should really get the look that you are desiring without implants or any unnecessary visible scars. I would recommend that you search for an ABPS board certified plastic surgeon who is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in your area or an area that you would like to travel to on holiday who offers the Bellesoma technique to discuss your breast reduction and possible results. You've provided great information - the only thing that would be more helpful in order to give you the best advice about your options would be an in-person exam.
Saline implants are composed of a plastic shell filled with sterile water and salt, medically known as saline. Saline implants are the oldest types of breast implants, and although they are outdated, some women still prefer them. Saline implants can deflate over time, increasing the possibility of complications such as undulations and bends, and the implant rupturing. In the extreme case of a rupture, the salt water filling is absorbed by the body without causing any harm, although obviously the volume loss will be noticed gradually and need to be treated.
Treatments for the plastic repair of a broken nose are first mentioned in the Edwin Smith Papyrus, a transcription of an Ancient Egyptian medical text, one of the oldest known surgical treatises, dated to the Old Kingdom from 3000 to 2500 BC. Reconstructive surgery techniques were being carried out in India by 800 BC. Sushruta was a physician who made important contributions to the field of plastic and cataract surgery in 6th century BC. The medical works of both Sushruta and Charaka, originally in Sanskrit, were translated into the Arabic language during the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 AD. The Arabic translations made their way into Europe via intermediaries. In Italy, the Branca family of Sicily and Gaspare Tagliacozzi (Bologna) became familiar with the techniques of Sushruta.
After excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. Skin that was located above the nipple pre-surgery is pulled down. Together these two maneuvers give a new shape to the breast. Liposuction may also be used to improve the contour under the arm. Because the nipples and areolas remain attached to the breast tissue, sensation in this area is preserved most of the time, but numbness does occur occasionally.
There are variations to the incisions used for breast lifting. The traditional method of lifting the breast uses 3 incisions: one around the areola, the second vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease under the breast and the third along the natural curve of the breast crease. Your plastic surgeon will inform you which incisions are most appropriate for you.
Incisions: Because each patient is unique, incisions will be placed in areas that will maximize the final result. Typically, a traditional abdominoplasty requires an incision along the abdomen, from one hip to the other. Excess skin is removed in the lower abdomen near the fold of skin at the hairline. If you have requests about the specific locations of your incisions—due to your lifestyle or body type—speak to your doctor about it. Incisions are strategically planned out before the day of surgery so they can be easily hidden by underwear or swimwear.
Dr. Benchetrit uses techniques and technologies that produce minimal scarring and require little downtime. He is also one of a small group of surgeons in Canada to own the Vectra 3D photography system, which allows his patients to “preview” their results before making any decisions about surgery. Dr. Benchetrit closely consults with every surgical candidate to explore all available options and recommend a treatment plan suited to the person’s individual needs and goals.
Typically, at our clinic, a breast lift costs $10,500 ($9,500 + $1,000 for general anesthesia) plus tax. The total cost may vary based on your body and desired results, and whether you have any simultaneous procedures. In addition, clinic prices can vary based on factors such as the equipment they use, the clinic's accreditation, the surgical staff's skill levels, and the surgeon's experience.
Larger, more complex wounds have a greater volume and can involve exposed vital structures, such as vessels, nerves, tendon, bone, viscera, and other organs. Such wounds require coverage via transposed or transplanted composite segments of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, and, in some cases, bone and nerve. These tissue constructs are maintained by their own defined blood supply and are called flaps. The pioneering work of Australian plastic surgeon Ian Taylor led to the characterization of angiosomes—the networks of blood vessels that supply flaps—which has allowed for rational matching of flaps to defects. Flaps may be transferred from neighbouring tissue, or they may be disconnected from their original blood supply and reconnected using microsurgical technique to another set of vessels adjacent to the defect.
Cosmetic Surgery Montreal is conveniently located in downtown Montreal in close proximity to the business district and suburbs of Montreal. Our office building is nestled between Place Alexis Nihon and Westmount Square on Sainte-Catherine Street West. The clinic is located within walking distance to the Atwater metro station and is easily accessible by public transportation.
We’ve all heard various horror stories about botched surgeries – lopsided results, serious health consequences, and unbearable pain post-op. The key to avoiding many of these concerns is to find a qualified surgeon you trust to perform your procedure. If you have friends who have had cosmetic surgery, interrogate them about their doctors. Ask questions. Lots of questions. Unfortunately this will be hard to find as so many women are afraid to talk about surgery, which is one of the reasons I wanted to be honest about my experience and decision. Your surgeon should be board certified, but you should also know (and I learned this) that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are not the same thing. Plastic surgeons work on reconstructive, trauma and other types of surgery in addition to cosmetic and cosmetic surgeons focus on the body and face appearance. This means the certifications will be different depending on the Dr.
Many different types of breast lifts are now available in conjunction with a breast reduction, including lifts just around the areola (periareolar), vertical/lollipop mastopexies (incision around the areola and down to the breast fold, and full breast lifts with an anchor incision. For patients who have very loose skin in the armpit or back, axillary or bra lifts are also often combined with breast reductions.
Both breast reduction and breast lift surgeries are similar in that they both serve to reshape the breasts. Breast lift, through any of the various techniques, basically serves to reposition the breast and nipple on the chest to reverse the effects of time and gravity. The same changes that are noted in ptotic, or sagging, breasts are often seen in large breasts that require reduction: the nipple position is often low and there is excess skin (in addition to the excess breast tissue). The breast reduction then combines a lift with removal of extra tissue to create a breast that has a higher nipple position, reduced extra skin, and smaller and more balanced breast size.
After the appointment was over, we went into an office manager office and she talked about the fees and potential surgery dates. We were told what each procedure would cost (procedures based on Doctors suggestions after exam), including OR time and the anesthesiologist. These fees can largely vary depending on what you have done, your doctor and even the area you live in. My tummy tuck cost was $8500, including the tummy tuck, lipo of the flanks and all surgery fees.
It is certainly possible to lift a breast without changing the volume or removing any tissue, however, the breast will sometimes appear smaller after this procedure due to its position. It is also possible to reduce breast volume without lifting the tissue (usually via liposuction) but all reductions that are performed by making incisions will also include a lift.
Your surgeon should give you aftercare instructions for changing your bandages and cleaning your incisions to prevent infection. They’ll also let you know when your drains and any stitches can come out. Until then, sleep on your back or side, avoid lifting heavy things, and follow your doctor’s recommendations for when you can go back to your regular routine, including sex.
However, if a patient schedules a consultation with me and finds that they cannot afford my services, I have recruited a brilliant young surgeon who has my stamp of approval, and is excellent in his own right. If it is a case in which experience makes a significant difference, I will recommend that the client consider undergoing surgery performed by me. However, we stand by the quality of this office, and if my protege is capable of meeting the patient's needs, we can discuss this option further.
As a general rule, patients should expect to pay more for the most experienced surgeon. This is especially true if the surgeon is an internationally recognized expert. However, you should not be discouraged from approaching high-caliber practices. They may offer options that could provide you with beautiful results that fit nicely within your budget.
For patients undergoing a standard or a more extensive tummy tuck, recovery is usually longer. Both of these more invasive options require the placement of drainage tubes and weeks of limited activity. While patients who work an office job can usually return after two to three weeks, those with more physically demanding jobs may need up to four to six weeks to recover fully.