Four Misconceptions About Breast Lift and Augmentation Surgery

Breast lift and augmentation mythsAre you considering enhancing your breasts through breast lift or breast augmentation surgery? Learn the facts about both procedures from a trusted source. In this blog post, leading Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia clears up some common misconceptions regarding breast lift and breast augmentation surgery.

Myth #1: Breast Implants are not Natural-Looking

Thanks to advances in breast implant technology, modern implants look and feel very natural. What’s more, a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Savalia is highly-trained in the latest surgical techniques to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Savalia offers his Newport Beach patients several implant types, including the popular “gummy bear” implants. These highly cohesive silicone gel implants are designed to mimic natural breast tissue and are teardrop shaped, just like natural breasts.

Myth #2: Breastfeeding After Breast Lift or Augmentation is Dangerous

Many women worry their implants could leak and potentially contaminate their breast milk. This is highly unlikely as modern breast implants are strong and safe. It is important to note, however, that the incision pattern used to place a woman’s implants can affect her ability to properly breastfeed. For example, the periareolar approach involves making a small incision around the nipple, which can possibly interfere with the milk ducts. If you plan on breastfeeding in the future, Dr. Savalia can use an incision pattern that does not require making an incision close to the nipple or milk ducts.

Myth #3: Breast Augmentation Alone Can Correct Breast Sag

While breast augmentation can correct slight breast sag for some women, there are a few things to consider. First, if your nipple sits below your natural breast crease line, it is highly unlikely that breast augmentation can fully correct the breast sag. Second, while breast augmentation can help you achieve the breast size you have always wanted, the truth is, fuller breasts are more likely to sag due to the effects of gravity. For women who want bigger and perkier breasts, Dr. Savalia can combine breast augmentation with lift. Breast lift with implants resizes and reshapes your breasts for a more beautiful appearance.

Myth #4: Combining Breast Lift and Augmentation is Dangerous

Not only is combining breast lift with augmentation safe, there are several benefits to combining the two procedures. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Savalia, breast lift with implants can achieve breasts that are both fuller and perkier, adding to a more beautiful physique. Additionally, a combination procedure means you only undergo surgery once and avoid additional visits to your plastic surgeon’s office. Your body heals all at once from breast lift and augmentation, allowing you to enjoy the results you seek faster.

Learn More from Dr. Savalia

Do you have more questions regarding breast lift or breast augmentation? Dr. Savalia, a renowned plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, will gladly answer all of your questions. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (949) 759-0980.

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

iStock_000012936571SmallAs a leading plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Dr. Nirav Savalia performs tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) on hundreds of men and women each year. While many of these patients seek the body contouring procedure to achieve a sleeker and firmer physique, some choose to undergo the procedure for medical reasons. In this blog post, Dr. Savalia shares some of the medical benefits of tummy tuck surgery.

Reduced Stress Urinary Incontinence

Following vaginal pregnancy, some women develop Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a common bladder problem that is characterized by an uncontrollable leakage of urine. The leakage can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, exercising or laughing. Research has shown that tummy tuck surgery can help reduce SUI. During tummy tuck, a slight bladder obstruction can be created using soft tissue in the pelvic area to reduce incontinence.

Improved Posture

Following massive weight loss or pregnancy, stomach muscles can become weakened and/or separated, leading to poor posture as well as neck, shoulder and/or back pain. Tummy tuck surgery repairs these weakened muscles while removing excess skin and fat to flatten the abdomen. Following the procedure, many of Dr. Savalia’s patients notice their posture has improved due to the tightened muscles that are now supporting their spine.

Corrects Ventral Hernia

In some cases, tummy tuck surgery can be used to treat a ventral hernia. A ventral hernia can occur when the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall, forming a painful sack. Patients who have lost a massive amount of weight or undergone surgeries such as C-sections can experience a ventral hernia. Surgery to correct a ventral hernia is similar to tummy tuck surgery. Both surgeries correct weakened abdominal muscles. In some cases, a surgeon may decide to combine tummy tuck surgery with the hernia repair to strengthen the abdominal wall and prevent future hernias forming.

About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Are you considering tummy tuck surgery? Whether for cosmetic or medical reasons, Dr. Savalia is committed to helping patients like yourself achieve a better quality of life through tummy tuck surgery. He performs two types of tummy tuck surgeries:

A mini tummy tuck removes excess tissue and skin from the belly button down to the waistline. The procedure is best used on patients with a small amount of skin and fat.

A full tummy tuck removes excess tissue and tightens the remaining skin from the chest down to the waistline, for a slimmer and smoother midsection.

In order to find out which procedure is best for you, Dr. Savalia will conduct a thorough physical examination and discuss with you your concerns and goals. To learn more about tummy tuck surgery or the other plastic surgery procedures Dr. Savalia offers, please contact the Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today by calling (949) 759-0980.