For a woman, having breasts goes way beyond the physical aspect and silhouette of her body. Apart from how she looks, their presence affects the way she thinks and feels about herself, forming part of her confidence in her own looks, eventually working its way into her self esteem and overall identity.
While we know that personal appearance is not, and should not form the basis for any person’s self esteem and identity, sudden changes to your body can seriously affect the way you see yourself. While in positive cases, some adopt a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise and eventually change their bodies to look better and feel better, illness and neglect can cause changes to your appearance that may affect the way you see yourself.
Dr Samuel Ho from Allure Plastic Surgery is the man that can help with that.
Such is the case for one such blogger, @jpglicious, pictured below.
before breast Implants
WHAT IS BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH DR SAMUEL HO
Breast Augmentation Surgery is used to describe an array of procedures plastic surgeons use to change the way the breast look. Common requests are for an increase in size, either by using fat drawn from other parts of their body, or via an implant. There are other procedures that change the way the breast looks, such as breast lift surgery. The breast lift procedure can alter the position of the nipple and change the ‘sagging’ that may happen to some patients as they age or as body weight fluctuates. Rarely, we’ve also received requests to reduce bust size.
It is important to listen and discuss the expectations of each request that comes with each person.
Breast implants are used to achieve a desired look during surgery for breast augmentation. Singapore’s medical scene is highly advanced and has a high trust factor worldwide, given that we are among the world leaders for medicinal science, making it one of the best places in the world to consider when it comes to such important surgical procedures. Breast Implantation Surgery is a type of breast augmentation surgery done to increase breast size using an artificial implant. Implants are surgically placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles to add to and alter the size and shape of the breast.
Breast implants are also often used during breast reconstruction procedures. In such cases, the surgeon carefully studies the patient’s form and aims to restore the patient’s original look with surgery, grafts and implants to recreate the missing breast tissue. Breast reconstruction surgery is usually done after a woman loses her breast tissue due to accident, or medical reasons, such as having to undergo a mastectomy.
WHAT KINDS OF IMPLANTS ARE USED AT ALLURE PLASTIC SURGERY
There are 2 commonly used types of breast implant(s) used in breast augmentation procedures:
• Medical Grade Silicone Gel Breast Implants
• Saline (Salt Water) Breast Implants
Deciding which type of implant to use depends on the end result you wish to obtain. Consult with your plastic surgeon on the best choice for you to create the effect within your expectations. It is important to consider the size, shape and feel of your body after the breast augmentation procedure using breast implants.
Medical Grade Silicone Gel (silicone breast) implants were used with @jpglicious’ breast implant procedure because she feels those have a more natural feel to her own breast tissue and behaves more naturally as compared to the saline breast implant. The shape of the sillicone breast implant and its ability to hold its shape better also played a big part in the decision in her choice of implant for augmentation. Breast implants chosen will play a big part in how the end result will be, so if you are unsure, have a candid talk to the plastic surgeon regarding which implants are the most suitable for your breasts.
As always, what fits one person may not be the best choice for another. There is no ‘best’ type of implant, although silicone breast implants have been more popular in Singapore. Every person’s body is different. It is always best to discuss the choice with the plastic surgeon you are consulting with to avoid misinformation, and to better understand each type of breast implant available to you. The plastic surgeon will be able to advise you on which breast augmentation procedure to go for and the type of breast implant that would bring your closest to the desired outcome.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR BREAST IMPLANTS
Read as much as you can. There’s a ton of information online on breast enhancement and augmentation, keep notes on questions you’d like to ask your surgeon. Breast implants are a big decision, and you’ll need as much information to help you with your decision on what procedure to do. A particularly useful source of information is the patient information from the implant manufacturers. They are required to disclose statistics regarding the usage of their implant products in procedures for breasts. This can give you a good idea on how your breasts implant procedure could be like, and the features of the implants that will be part of your body.
Consulting the doctor that will be performing your surgery is definitely a must, to communicate clearly your expectations and allowing the doctor to advise accordingly. Keep a list of questions, and don’t be afraid to keep asking until your concerns are satisfied.
Certain types of medication can interfere with the breast augmentation surgery, such as blood thinners will have to be stopped for at least 2 weeks. If you’re on regular medication, remember to bring the prescription along to show to the surgeon when you arrange your consult. Supplements such as multivitamins will also require a 2 week break. Should you be a smoker, you’ll have to stop smoking 6 weeks prior to your implant surgery for your breasts.
RECOVERY TIME AFTER BREAST IMPLANTS SURGERY
Recovery time before you can resume light activities differs from person to person when it comes to downtime for breast augmentation surgery, but a general gauge is about 1-2 weeks. Your breasts will experience swelling and soreness for several days post surgery.
Pain relief medication will be given to help manage the discomfort after the breast augmentation procedure. It is highly advised to stay away from your personal medication or over-the-counter products when it comes to pain relief after your breast augmentation procedure. Products like aspirin may have blood thinning effects that may complicate your implant healing process. The issue regarding medication use should be brought up BEFORE you decide to go ahead with the breast augmentation or breast implant procedure.
Light/limited activity will have to persist for several weeks. Rigorous activity is not allowed. Also, avoid sharp movements that involve the upper body after breast augmentation surgery. You should be especially careful with your arm movement as well, after breast implant/breast augmentation surgery. The tissues and muscles on the ribs (under the breasts) are connected to the arms. Sudden and fast movement of the arms should be avoided. Carrying, pushing or pulling of heavy objects should not be done as well.
By around the 6th week, your breasts should have recovered from the procedure mostly, and you should be able to resume normal activities.
Remember to keep up the regular schedule for appointments with your surgeon post-op. This allows the plastic surgeon to spot potential problems on the implant site and also advise you accordingly on how to best care for yourself when recovering from the surgery. If you have questions regarding your taking care of yourself after the breast augmentation or breast enhancement procedure, this is the best time to ask the surgeon about his thoughts.
The tone of the writing really brought forth @jpglicious’ change of mood and exudes a new hope for herself post surgery. I think Plastic Surgeon Dr Samuel Ho also did a great job advising her and putting her mind at ease. The finished result is great. Besides looking great right now, it’s always good to hear a story how somebody put in effort into changing herself for the better. This brings the best beauty out of body and mind.
Before picture taken just before surgery
For our friends out there looking to find out a little more about augmentation and implants for breasts, here’s the contact for you to set a consultation up for yourself. You’re most welcome.
BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY:
Dr Samuel Ho
Allure Plastic Surgery
435 Orchard Road #22-04 Penthouse Floor Wisma Atria Singapore 238877
Tel: 6734 9988
Whatsapp: 9623 7836