Ever wanted to see what you would look like after your plastic surgery even before the actual procedure took place? With the rise of 3D printing technology, it is now a reality. No longer will there be cases of people getting upset with the results, at least hopefully and it is about time in my opinion, that we get such a feature in plastic surgery especially when the results can possibly affect you in the long run.
Is 3D Printing Necessary?
Well YES! The effects of cosmetic surgery are far reaching, and hence all necessary precautions should be taken before you opt for such a procedure. Even though the professionals that perform the surgery are highly qualified, well-trained and have years of experience, the results are not always what the patient has in mind. This can lead to disappointing. Digital imagery can be useful but by no means is it comparable to a physical and 3 dimensional model that you can touch and feel. It will also be beneficial to the surgeon, allowing him to show his customers models of the other surgeries he has conducted, serving as a resume of sorts.
What is the Current State of 3D Printing in Cosmetic Surgery?
Currently a standard 3D printed model will cost you around $300 to $600 depending on the size and make, which is pretty expensive but considering that a normal surgical facelift can cost you up to $12000, it is not really much of an extra for those that decide to undergo the procedure. 3D printed models of breast are also being offered. At present this service is not available to every plastic surgeon but certainly worth looking into.
Future Trends in Surgical 3D Technology
As 3D printing technology improves and gets cheaper, we are likely to see this feature to become more and more common, not just in each plastic surgeon’s facility but as market service as well. Already MirrorMe3D, one of the leading companies when it comes to making 3D models for plastic surgery, will be launching a public portal, through which they will enable people to buy a 3D lifelike bust of themselves by simply sending them a photo of their face. In the future, it is likely to attract more people to undergo plastic surgery as the risk of the results not meeting one’s expectation is minimized. What’s more, as with stellar advancements in genetic sciences, one would not even need to give his or her picture, as surgeon would be able to, using powerful computers, to generate your face model using the data about his genetic make-up. All in all the use of 3D modes holds a lot of promises in the field of plastic surgery.
In previous Articles we’ve discussed Breast Augmentation but what about Breast reduction surgery?
The what, and the why of breast reduction surgery.
Breast Reduction is also known as Mammaplasty.
Thinking of having a breast reduction?
Who is a good candidate for this operation?
If you’re a woman with a small frame and have larger breasts you may experience a variety of troublesome physical and psychological effects.
What types of issues can this cause? Well to name a few:
Difficulty or even inability in exercising or taking part in sports
Self-consciousness (for example, clothes don’t fit properly)
Depression (Associated with Self-consciousness)
Unwanted attention or harassment
Painful rashes due to sweating.
Many of the women who have reduction mammoplasty surgery suffer the experience some or all of these negative effects.
How can a Plastic Surgeon help to alleviate these symptoms? What does the surgical procedure consist of?
Breast reduction surgery is where a Plastic Surgeon will remove glandular tissues, skin and fat in order to properly proportion the patient’s breast with their body. This practice is very common in women who are looking to alleviate the above mentioned discomforts or suffering.
The result of Reduction mammoplasty
Your breast reduction surgery will leave you with smaller breasts and scarring will usually fade almost entirely over the ensuing 10 to 18 months.
You will not only feel better about yourself and your look, but you will be relieved of these discomforts we have been discussing!
What is the recovery time?
Full recovery is usually about six weeks, however during the first six weeks it is highly recommended that you avoid strenuous or vigorous movement such as exercise or heavy lifting. You will also be informed of the type of undergarments you should avoid – such as wired bras
It is also important to note that your breasts will be swollen and sore for the first few days, this is quite normal! Your Doctor will of course inform you off all the best practices for a speedy and healthy recovery as well as all possible side effects.
What about the cost?
We have seen prices ranging for $4200.00 US to upwards of $10,000 however the cost takes into effect of whether or not it is inclusive or exclusive of other associated charges.
Not all estimations Include charges for the operating room, anesthesia, supplies, and implants, overnight stay etc. Most operating room fees are very reasonable. Costs are different around the world, and each surgeon’s fees may differ. This is something you will have to discuss with your clinic of choice.
When it comes to cost relief of the symptoms associated, many women who have had this surgery agree it is well worth the money.
A very important surgical procedure that a plastic surgeon can perform is extremely beneficial to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women that are at a high risk.
This is called a Preventative Mastectomy
Preventative Mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which the Plastic Surgeon removal of breast tissue or the entire breast to reduce or prevent breast cancer.
In most situations the operation involves both breasts.
Why women choose to undergo a Mastectomy procedure?
For obvious reasons! Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer often consider and decide to reduce their risks by undergoing the mastectomy.
We’ve all read in the tabloids about Angelina Jolie having a double preventative Mastectomy and I don’t want to belabour the topic, the media has already done that! However, it was effective in raising awareness of this procedure and its benefits.
To quote her
I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.
How is this surgery performed?
In a complete mastectomy the surgeon will remove the entire breast and nipples.
A total mastectomy is most often recommended because it removes the most tissue – thereby providing the greatest degree of protection against
These surgeries can often be performed on an out-patient basis. It involves removal of the majority of breast tissue and immediate first stage reconstruction using what is called temporary breast expanders which are later replaced with permanent implants and nipple reconstruction is done later at the appropriate time.
This is a very important procedure because it can reduce the chance for breast cancer in some women at moderate or high risk by about 90%.
Most women will opt at a later date to have Breast Reconstruction surgery.
Breast Reconstruction surgery rebuilds the shape of the breast(s) by including tissue flaps and implants.
Complete recovery time is usually 30-40 days
A total mastectomy can cost upwards of $50,000, however there really cannot be a price put on the 90% risk reduction of breast cancer.
It’s probably the last place that a woman would want a sharp object, however the whole procedure is painless and can be done within minutes. It’s been said to be no more uncomfortable than a routine Pap smear.
How does the G-Shot Injection procedure work?
Essentially, it is a simple procedure that takes less than a minute! The Surgeon will perform a quick examination followed by an injection of a local anesthetic. Once the patient is prepared the Surgeon will inject Hyaluronic Acid – This is the same gel surgeons used in common procedures such as reducing wrinkles or to plump up the patient’s lips.
On the bright side:
This procedure is Painless, quick and there is literally no recovery time needed.
What does this gel do?
It augments or enlarges the G-Spot to roughly the size of a quarter. This simple procedure drastically enhances the sexual experience making for enhanced gratification and heightened pleasure during sex.
Is it permanent?
No! However, the benefits will last you an average of three to five months!
Who is the expert?
This procedure was developed by renowned Beverly Hills Surgeons Dr. David Matlock, MD, and Dr. Alexander Simopoulos, MD.
Dr. Matlock says:
“The shot works by enlarging the area along the anterior of the vagina that’s known to be a highly sensitive erogenous zone to about the size of a quarter and the thickness of pencil eraser.”
This makes the G-spot or anterior of the Vagina easier to find and stimulate, resulting in a better experience for the woman.
How much does the G-Shot Injection procedure cost?
$1800, and YES it really does work! However, reportedly it is not recommended for women with previous libido issues.
We would love to hear from the Ilikeplastic community!
Ladies? Is this procedure something you would consider?
Social media has changed so much about the world, and the rise in popularity of “selfie” photos has only added to those changes. A “selfie” is a photograph taken of yourself, by yourself, and usually involves striking a playful pose. Many young men and women are snapping selfies everywhere they go—with friends, in front of their favorite restaurant, and with random strangers if the occasion calls for it. All of these photos, it seems, have started to take a toll on young people’s self-images. In fact, some selfie habits are sending would-be patients straight to the nearest plastic surgery clinic forrhinoplasty surgery.
WHAT MAKES SELFIES SO DIFFERENT?
Photographs have been around for generations, causing a fair amount of angst for those who don’t like to have their pictures taken. When a person often avoids having pictures taken, this is an indicator of a typical amount of self-image trouble. Eventually, these people will put up with a few snapshots or group photos, even if they aren’t thrilled about the idea. Social media connects us all in a much more visual way. Profile photos are required for most social networking sites, so there is a tremendous amount of pressure to take a really great picture to post. Then, of course, that picture must be updated again and again and again. Social media and selfie culture have shifted the focus of our interactions to a very visual level. Not only are young men and women aware that everyone is looking at photos of them all the time, but they themselves are taking and studying photos of themselves. Suddenly, those flaws seem magnified and the need for procedures, like nasal surgery, becomes more apparent.
WHO CAN HAVE RHINOPLASTY PERFORMED?
People seek rhinoplasty surgery to resolve many of their unwanted nasal features. Rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to change the size and shape of the nose in order to improve form without impeding function. Typical concerns that bring patients in for a nasal surgery include a nose that is too large or too small, a nose that is too flat or too pointy, a crooked nose, and nostrils that are too narrow or too wide. Good candidates for the rhinoplasty procedure are in good physical health with realistic expectations about their potential results. Rhinoplasty can improve inherited characteristics like bumps or humps on the bridge of the nose, nasal deformities, or old injuries from a past nasal fracture. Other patients opt for rhinoplasty to improve asymmetry or a crooked appearance, to refine or narrow the tip, to adjust the projection of the tip, to reduce width of the nasal passages, to increase or decrease the overall size of the nose, or to reduce the size of the nostrils.
ARE SELF-IMAGE PROBLEMS A GOOD REASON FOR RHINOPLASTY?
Regardless of how you’ve come to think rhinoplasty might improve your self-image, learning more about this procedure can help you make an educated decision that is right for you. If looking at your album full of selfies uncovers a feature you’ve always disliked about yourself, your reason is no less valid than anyone else’s. The intensity of your dislike might be a bit heightened, due to the amount of photos you’re faced with daily, but it doesn’t change the fact that you don’t like your nose. If you think you might be a candidate for rhinoplasty, start with aone-on-one consultation with a facial plastic surgeon. During your consultation, the doctor will talk about the features you don’t like about your nose and what lead you to decide that rhinoplasty could be a good option. He will evaluate your physical health, your facial features, and your nasal features. The goal of any cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is to create an improved nasal shape that is proportionate to the face. Your surgeon will be able to discuss the projected results of a rhinoplasty so you can get a real idea about how this surgery can help you.
CAN RHINOPLASTY SOLVE SELF-IMAGE PROBLEMS?
As mentioned already, good candidates for rhinoplasty have realistic expectations for their surgery. While surgical results can definitely help alleviate some of the strain on your self-image, they cannot provide an instant cure. Following surgery, you will need to give yourself time to adjust to your new nose and accept the way you look with these changes. A good self-image starts within, but sometimes making the right change to undesirable features can be a life-changing experience. If you’re unsure whether plastic surgery is the right answer for you, be sure to discuss these feelings openly with your plastic surgeon. He should be happy to work with you to give you a better understanding of the procedure, how it can change your look and your life, and what you should expect. Getting started with a consultation is the best way to decide if your selfie-inspired rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.
WHERE CAN I CONSULT FOR A RHINOPLASTY?
If you want to get the bets rhinoplasty results for yourself, it’s important to choose the best surgeon possible. Dr. Philip Miller has specialized exclusively in facial plastic surgery, offering over 20 years of experience and knowledge to his patients. A recognized expert in rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller has been frequently invited to share his specific techniques with his peers at various national facial plastic surgery meetings. He has been voted among the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007 and has also been named a Top Doctor of New York. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, contact his office located at 60 East 56th Street, Third Floor in New York City, by calling (212) 750-7100.