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Breast augmentation all ages

Too Old for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation all ages

Did you know that breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery in the US? Each year, thousands of women choose a surgical option for safely and effectively enhancing their bustline. Most commonly, this is accomplished through the use of breast implants, which are soft synthetic implants that add beautiful round shape and volume to the breasts. While women of all ages commonly undergo this procedure, most advertisements showcase examples of young women in their 20s. However, in reality, the majority of women choosing breast implantation are in their 30s, 40’s and 50s. Oftentimes, these women choose to have breast implants due to the changes that take place in the breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, leaving many women feeling dissatisfied with their breasts. For many women, breast implantation offers a great solution for women hoping to feel more confident in their body again. This blog post will discuss the topic of breast augmentation with implants, as well as address the common question, “Am I too old for implants?”

Let’s start by discussing the options for breast implantation. Breast implants can be divided into two basic groups: Saline and silicone. Saline implants are composed of a thin plastic shell that is filled with a sterile saline solution. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are made of solid silicone throughout. Saline and silicone implants are both great options for many patients, and this decision usually comes down to a one-on-one conversation between the patient and surgeon about their goals for their appearance. Other blog posts that review this topic specifically can be found in the Blog section of this website. Other considerations for breast implants include implant placement (if the implant will be placed above or below the muscle), and scar location (in the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast fold). These considerations are discussed in detail at each patient’s one-on-one consultation with Dr. Temmen. During this visit, patients can discuss what kind of result they are hoping for, as well as review real patient before and after photos to view examples of past patient transformations. Dr. Temmen also allows patients to “try on” different implants underneath clothing to help patients visualize what different shapes and sizes would look like and find their perfect fit.

Next, let’s discuss the breast implantation procedure itself. First, the plastic surgeon creates a surgical “pocket” in the breast where the implant will sit. Then, the implant is placed into the pocket. Saline implants are placed in the surgical pocket and then filled up with saline once in place, whereas silicone implants are solid and so are directly implanted as is. Once the implants are in place, Dr. Temmen takes time to ensure a beautiful, symmetrical appearance and makes any necessary adjustments to implant size or position. Then, the small incisions are closed, taking care to conceal the scars as much as possible in natural skin folds, whether it be in the armpit, around the areola, or under the breast fold.

Now that we’ve broken down the different options and procedure for breasts implantation, let’s address the common patient question, “Am I too old for breast implants?” In short, the answer is probably not! Dr. Temmen is an expert at breast augmentation with implants in women across a wide age spectrum, from young women born with underdeveloped or hypoplastic breasts, to women in their 60s and beyond. More than age, it is important that any surgical candidate is in good health, feels ready to have surgery, and has reasonable expectations for their result. In addition, one extra factor to consider in older women is it is more common for this population to have breasts that have been affected by gravity over time, and are now in a lower position on the chest wall. Many of these women choose to undergo a combined breast augmentation with implants and breast lift, where excess sagging tissue is removed to lift the breasts at the same time that the implants are placed. This ensures a perky and youthful result, as well as a boost in volume and breast fullness.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen understands that the decision to get breast implants comes with many questions and worries, and stands ready to offer a listening ear and her surgical expertise to those who are interested in learning more breast augmentation with implants. In addition, she encourages everyone to look through the Gallery section of this website to see real examples of stunning patient transformations for themselves! If you would like to learn more about if you may be a good candidate for this life-changing procedure, simply call 813-771-6393 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Traci Temmen, MD today!

BBL with Fat Transfer

Where does the fat come from for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

BBL with Fat Transfer

Some women, no matter how many squats or lunges they do, can never achieve the round, perky booty of their dreams. Whether it’s due to aging or just bad genetics, this can be frustrating for many women who feel like no matter what they do, they just can’t get the result they want. Luckily, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen is ready to help! Dr. Temmen has extensive knowledge and experience performing the Brazilian Butt Lift (commonly called the BBL) for her patients who want to improve the shape of their derriere without the use of synthetic implants. This blog post will discuss the fundamentals of the BBL procedure, as well as answer a common patient question, “Where does the fat come from for a Brazilian Butt Lift?”

To many patients, the Brazilian Butt Lift may seem like magic – after all, it essentially moves fat from areas you don’t want it, and adds it to the buttocks! Let’s break down the mechanics behind this procedure, and answer the question of where the fat that will be injected into the buttocks comes from. The BBL can be divided into two steps. In the first step, Dr. Temmen performs liposuction of the body. This accomplishes two goals: One, it melts away unwanted fat deposits, and two, it harvests fat for later use in the BBL. To accomplish this, Dr. Temmen utilizes a technique called tumescent liposuction. In this method, a saline solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is first injected into the areas where fat will be removed. The lidocaine helps to reduce pain, the epinephrine lessens bleeding and bruising, and the saline solution helps break up the fat and separate it from the underlying tissues for easier removal. Liposuction is then performed to gently suction out the solution along with the accompanying fat. Using this safe and reliable method, Dr. Temmen is able to remove fat from the belly, back, sides, and/or thighs. This can also be personalized to fit the patients’ wishes by targeting the “problem areas” that bother the patient the most, such as love handles or back fat. These preferences are all discussed with Dr. Temmen during each patient’s personal consultation to ensure that the best possible result. Once the fat has been removed, Dr. Temmen takes care to equally redistribute the thin layer of fat that remains in order to ensure a smooth, natural-looking result.

Next, it is time to transfer the fat to the buttocks. After the fat was collected during liposuction, it is gently processed and prepared for transfer. Then, it is injected into various aspects of the buttocks to create the desired shape. For example, patients who desire more projection can have more fat injected into the back of the buttocks, whereas patients who prefer a rounder shape can have more fat injected into the sides of the buttocks. Dr. Temmen works closely with each patient to make sure she understands their aesthetic goals, whether it be a bigger “Kardashian butt” or a subtler, more athletic appearance. Once the desired amount of fat has been injected, Dr. Temmen is meticulous in making sure the result is symmetrical and smooth. When everything is complete, she closes the tiny incisions where the injections and liposuction were performed.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a wonderful surgical option for those for are looking for a safe and effective way to enhance their backside. This procedure can be life-changing for many, adding a boost of confidence and helping women feel radiant and beautiful. As a woman herself, Dr. Temmen understands the embarrassment and shame many women feel, and how a fresh new look can change your whole outlook on life! For those who are tired of feeling unhappy with their body, she is ready to offer her surgical expertise to make lasting positive change. To learn more about if you may be interested in the Brazilian Butt Lift or any other procedure you’re interested in, simply call 813-771-6393 to book your one-on-one consultation with Traci Temmen, MD today!