GASTRIC SLEEVE OR GASTRIC BYPASS: WHICH ONE IS THE BEST FOR YOU?

With the endless array of information available, deciding whether the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure is best for you can be overwhelming. You’ve come to the right place, as we’re going to cover the particulars of these surgeries, including the complications, and the benefits of each. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypasses, and other weight-loss procedures come under the umbrella of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery has been shown to help patients lose weight quickly and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Research shows that bariatric surgery:

  • improved or resolved Type 2 Diabetes in 86% of people
  • improved high cholesterol in 70% of people
  • improved or resolved high blood pressure in 78% of people
  • improved or resolved obstructive sleep apnea in 83% of people

What is the difference between them?

Now that the benefits of weight loss surgery are apparent, let’s address the difference between the two most common surgery performed, the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass operation. While both surgeries have similar results, the procedures themselves are very different.

  • Gastric Sleeve: Gastric sleeve surgery is a laparoscopic operation that requires a few small openings in the abdomen. Most of the stomach is eliminated, leaving about 20% of its original size to the remaining part. The new stomach is now a sleeve-shaped tube, and no longer a pocket to accommodate a greater amount of food. Since the stomach is much smaller now, patients feel fuller more easily and for longer periods. Complications for this procedure are:
  • Leakage where the stomach was stapled
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Stricture, or narrowing of the newly formed stomach
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, also known as heartburn
  • Gastric Bypass: In comparison, gastric bypass surgery can be either laparoscopic or open, in which a typical incision is made in the abdomen where the surgery is performed. Your doctor will decide which approach is best for you by weighing the advantages and risks of each. In either case, a pouch of the size of an egg is made using the upper part of the stomach. This new stomach pouch is then attached further down the small intestine, leaving a section of the stomach and intestine bypassed. This new stomach pouch is then attached further down the small intestine, leaving a section of the stomach and intestine bypassed. Complications for this procedure are:
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Changes in tolerance to alcohol
  • Ulcerations where the new stomach pouch is connected to the intestines

After bariatric surgery, you will stay in the hospital for several days. Your doctor will give you advice on the operation after you are discharged to your home. Most of them will return to normal activities within 6-8 weeks. Bariatric surgery will change the way your body absorbs nutrients. You will also find that your tolerance for certain foods is also changing. Immediately after surgery, you will be put on a simple diet of liquids and eventually progressed to soft and solid foods. After the initial healing period has passed there are a few key areas in your diet that will require more attention than before. These are using your vitamins and protein intakes and exercise. If you follow all instructions, you will get successful results for losing weight.

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HOW TO SCHEDULE PLASTIC SURGERY AFTER PREGNANCY?

Pregnancy and motherhood come with so many rewarding experiences. However, many women find it difficult to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, even with a balanced diet and exercise routine. If this sounds like you, a mommy makeover may be able to help. Read about some of the advantages of Mommy makeover and how this treatment will fix particular post-pregnancy trouble spots.

Tummy Tuck

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures to be used in a mommy makeover is the tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. During pregnancy, the abdominal skin and muscles of a woman stretch and expand to accommodate her growing infant. After having a baby, many women are left with loose skin and muscle tissue that can be difficult or even impossible to recover through diet and exercise alone. That’s where a tummy tuck comes in. During this operation, the plastic surgeon will remove and tighten excess skin and muscle tissue to help you get a cleaner, more toned look and feel.

Liposuction

If you want to include a tummy tuck in your mommy makeover, you’re likely to benefit from liposuction as well. Although a tummy tuck can fix sagging skin in your belly region, it cannot remove excess fatty deposits that may not react to your workout routine. Liposuction, on the other hand, will eliminate isolated pockets of stubborn subcutaneous fat that simply do not budge using conventional weight loss methods. So, if you’re struggling to lose your love handles or belly pooch after pregnancy, your mommy makeover could benefit from adding liposuction to the mix.

Breast Augmentation

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may change the size, shape, and position of your breasts, which is why many women prefer to include some form of breast augmentation in their mommy makeover. Keep in mind that if breast drooping is a problem, you’ll probably get at least a breast lift that will help you get a firmer, firmer look and feel on your breasts. On the other hand, some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding have increased the size of their breasts significantly enough to interfere with their active lifestyle or their day-to-day comfort. If this is the case for you, your plastic surgeon may recommend that you include breast reduction as part of your mommy makeover.

The most beneficial aspect of a mommy makeover is that you can choose and choose which procedures to include and which to skip.

DOS AND DON’TS A WEEK BEFORE FACELIFT

Now that you have selected an accomplished plastic surgeon and set a date for your facelift, you may be wondering how you can prepare for your facelift operation. While your plastic surgeon should be able to answer any specific questions you might have, these five dos and don’ts of facelift prep can be a good place to start.

Do have realistic expectations

While you are probably excited to see the results of your facelift, it’s important to be able to keep your expectations reasonable. First, remember that a facelift isn’t going to drastically change your appearance. In reality, most people won’t be able to put their finger on what’s different about you only that you look to revitalize and refresh. But this reaction is the true mark of a good facelift since you don’t want to look fake or “done.” Second, bear in mind that you will not see the final result immediately, so be prepared to go through the healing process with an open mind and some patience.

Don’t smoke

As if you wanted another excuse to stop smoking, this habit will greatly impair your body’s ability to recover after surgery and may raise your risk of complications during the operation. Check with your plastic surgeon on his or her suggestions about how much to stop smoking in advance of your facelift. The general advice is to stop smoking at least four weeks before and for four weeks after surgery.

Do be transparent about medications

Your plastic surgeon should inform you about any medicine you are currently taking. It’s best to be as open and honest with him or her while going through this detail to ensure your safety and help you get the best results from facelifting. Don’t forget that vitamins and herbal supplements often qualify as normal medicines, as some can serve as blood thinners and should therefore not be taken before surgery. Just some of the medications and supplements that you’ll need to stop taking several weeks before your facelift includes: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q-10, Saint John’s wort

Don’t shorten the process of recovery

As tempting as it might be to try and rush straight back to your daily routine after your facelift, you just need to take some time off and do nothing but relax and recover. At the end of the day, speeding your recovery would just increase the risk of complications and slow down your body’s healing process. The phase of facelift recovery can vary from person to person, but generally speaking, you should be able to cover most symptoms of facelift surgery with makeup within about 10 days of your operation. Still, plan to take 1 to 2 weeks off work and avoid strenuous physical exercise for around 3 weeks. When going back to work or an intense workout schedule, check-in with your plastic surgeon to make sure your body is up to it and you’re on the right track for a smooth recovery.

Do plan ahead

You will make the healing process as stress-free as possible by doing some quick prep work ahead of time. First, do your research because reading the facts on facelift before your treatment will help you know more about what to expect. Next, make sure you have another adult around you who can support you with your regular household tasks, such as laundry, washing, grocery shopping, and pet care. Finally make yourself a comfortable relaxation zone, complete with pillows, blankets, movies, books, crossword puzzles, and other entertainment to keep you occupied while you’re recovering.

MYTHS ABOUT NOSE JOB THOSE YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE

How much do you know about rhinoplasty? The Nose Job is a very common plastic surgery procedure that can offer relief from both cosmetic and functional problems. If you’ve ever thought of getting a nose job for some cause, it’s important to distinguish the truth of the rhinoplasty from the myths that don’t get it right. In this article, I will mention 6 myths about nose job that is not completely true. 

  • Nose jobs are so obvious: This popular nose job myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, there are examples of unfortunate-looking rhinoplasty outcomes out there. The truth though is that you probably saw a lot of people who had rhinoplasty, and you never knew it. A nose job that results in a plastic, synthetic, or pinched look is not the perfect outcome.
  • You can have any nose you like: Having a nose job isn’t like getting a new car and you can’t just say, “I’m going to take that sporty one.” One rhinoplasty fact that is particularly difficult for some people to swallow is that there are limits to what can be done by facial plastic surgery. They all have different dimensions and proportions. A plastic surgeon needs to work with what you’ve got, and certain transformations are just not practical or may look rather unnatural. Although you might be able to admire a nose that looks very flattering and proportionate to one person, know that their nose might not look as amazing to you.
  • Just celebrities and rich people can have nose jobs: Another myth floating between the reality of the rhinoplasty out there is that only wealthy or famous people have their nose job. Although many celebrities have indeed had rhinoplasty (even if they don’t admit it) most plastic surgeons do rhinoplasty for ordinary people more often than they do for TV personalities or movie stars.
  • It’s pointless to want rhinoplasty: First, not all rhinoplasty operations are conducted on their own for esthetic purposes. Rhinoplasty also blends shape with the feature, with many people opting for minor cosmetic changes when performing corrective work on their nose or sinuses. Second, it’s very unfair to say that someone pursuing a cosmetic change is in vain. The desire to have a more balanced or polished look is entirely understandable. Wanting to look your best is perfectly healthy and normal.
  • Any plastic surgeon can perform nose job: A nose job is far from a simple surgery but quite the opposite. The most important part of getting a good result from a nose job is choosing the right plastic surgeon to do it. Just because rhinoplasty is offered in a plastic surgery practice, it does not mean that the surgeons have the right to ensure the best results. Do your research and work only with a qualified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics and reconstruction.
  • Insurance also covers rhinoplasty: This is not true. Insurance providers typically do not cover rhinoplasty since they are commonly considered to be elective surgery. However, if you have a nose job to fix a functional problem, the insurance coverage can cover all or any of the procedures. Some non-cosmetic causes for rhinoplasty include a deviated septum, persistent nasal congestion, and other issues with breathing. If this is possible in your situation, you should ask your insurance agent.

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GLOBAL BEAUTY TRENDS

Curtain bangs from the ’70s, blush contours from the ’80s, and blue eye shadows from the ’90s are past beauty trends that have been more readily classified over a decade. Such trends have taken years to die away, and newer trends have also evolved more slowly than the current pace. The rate of emergence of newer trends in the fashion industry has gone up dramatically and every year has its defining beauty trends. The lightning speed at which social media operates has led to a modern age in which every day we see new ways of styling your hair, makeup, nails, and even our complete wardrobe. The same is true of cosmetic procedures – Botox is becoming mega-popular year after year, lip growth, filler injections are gaining huge popularity since the major boom in 2015 – according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Those are just two noninvasive options in an always-expanding world of plastic surgery.

With technology advancing at an unprecedented pace, the number of products available for cosmetic care has gone wild. Among the different forms of surgery, there are four main types of cosmetic surgery, namely breast implants, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and nose surgery. According to most research, breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery in the world. With the US ranked the highest and closely followed by Brazil, this is representative of the social mentality of these nations. America is now known to the world for having a dominant philosophy of “bigger is better,” which is a significant contributor to the vast number of women who opt for breast enlargement surgery in the United States. The influence of Hollywood and the western glamor industry would, of course, be another factor.

But we should bear in mind that not only are Americans affected by western expectations of beauty – East Asian countries are still highly influenced by western culture and celebrities. The growing westernization of Asian culture explains why Japan is the world’s leading eye surgery country. Even Japanese surgeons recognize that their patients are susceptible to a wide eye look that makes their features more ‘westernized.’ On the other hand, China has emerged as the world’s hub for liposuction surgery, with the highest number of liposuction surgeries performed per capita in the world. The comparatively lower cost of such procedures in China than in other western countries may be a possible reason for this explosion.

EFFECT OF VIDEO CONFERENCING ON PLASTIC SURGERIES

Lockdowns driven by the COVID-19 pandemic led to a shift towards working from home. Teams are now collaborating via meetings on video conferencing sites such as Zoom, Webex, and Facetime. This has caused people to become aware of how they look at the camera. According to leading plastic surgeons, with increased usage of video channels, people are searching for ways to update their faces because they don’t like the way they look at video calling apps. People claim their eyes look tired, their necks look full; a bad camera or a bad angle can exaggerate these problems.

This year, other recreational things have taken a back seat, and having an elective surgery done gives people a chance to get something special done for themselves. Also, having plastic surgery at this time is good for people who work from home because it helps them to heal at home, without running around too much and getting stressed out. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 68% of plastic surgeons have begun to see patients through telemedicine consultations to avoid contact during the pandemic. During this time, Botox injections to address wrinkles in the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes and fillers for lines around the mouth are the most commonly sought treatment nationally, according to the ASPS survey.

Other trends during the coronavirus lockdown include liposuction and tummy tuck, although breast enlargements and breast reductions are increasing at a slower pace. Liposuction is better than other treatments, with higher demand among women, as you can stay at home and recover by wearing a compression garment. MAYCLINIK practices offer all of these procedures using the latest techniques:

  • Liposuction: Liposuction removes excess fat from regions of the body such as the chest, thighs, belly, back, neck, or limbs with the new techniques. They come with fewer side effects than traditional liposuction as well as short downtime and recovery.
  • Facelift: Having a facelift with MAYCLINIK will help you maintain a more youthful look by treating sagging skin and other age-related changes. The procedure is performed using advanced techniques such as an endoscopic or deep plane.
  • Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck with MAYCLINIK can help you achieve a trimmer midsection by getting rid of stubborn abdominal fat and tightening the skin and muscles.
  • Breast Augmentation: MAYCLINIK surgeons conduct breast enlargement with different forms of breast implants which can have natural-looking outcomes.
  • Breast Reduction and Breast Lift: Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of large breasts. A breast lift increases the bust line by removing excess skin and reshaping the tissue, resulting in a firmer, more youthful bust line. Breast reduction is also performed to address gynecomastia.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Istanbul / Turkey, do your research well and arrange a consultation with an accomplished plastic surgeon in an AAAASF-accredited practice. Most practices offer virtual consultations and discuss your concerns and goals with your surgeon when you do your consultation. If you are a good candidate for the procedure you want a specialist who will help you achieve your cosmetic goals through personalized treatment. And if you have more questions about the treatments, please contact us!

GASTRIC BALLOON OPERATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR’S EXPLANATION

What is Gastric Balloon?

A gastric balloon is an inflatable medical device that is placed in the stomach by an endoscopic method to get rid of excess weight. The procedure takes 15-20 minutes and does not require hospitalization and you can go back to your home on the same day. In overweight patients who are not suitable for surgery, that is, those with a body mass index between 25-30, the first non-surgical method is gastric balloon application. The principle of the gastric balloon is the feeling of satiety due to the tension created by the balloon inflated in the stomach and the feeling of satiety by eating less due to the reduction of the stomach volume remaining in the upper part of the balloon.

How is the gastric balloon placed?

It is not a surgical method, but it is performed in a complete sleep without feeling with intravenous anesthesia drugs. First, the mouth esophagus, then stomach, and duodenum are examined by the endoscopic method. If there are no findings such as ulcer, gastritis, reflux, stomach hernia, cancer in the esophagus, stomach, and intestine parts examined, it is appropriate to place a gastric balloon. When it is decided that the gastric balloon is suitable for placement, the endoscope is removed. If a six-month balloon is to be placed, it is advanced through the mouth, if a one-year balloon is to be placed, it is fixed with a special apparatus at the end of the endoscope and sent to the stomach with the endoscope. It is then inflated with 500-600 cc of saline colored with methylene blue, depending on the volume of the stomach, or with air in some balloon types. When the inflation is completed, the valve part is pulled out of the body, and the gastric balloon remains at the entrance we call the fundus. The purpose of the blue dye is that it is absorbed in the intestine and dyes the urine blue when the balloon bursts, even if it is very unlikely. In the case of blue urination, the balloon should be removed immediately.

Is there any risk of gastric balloon?

The risks of the balloon inserted in the stomach are negligible, but the technique may have some complications, these are stomach and esophageal injuries due to traumas performed by endoscopy. However, such complications are almost nonexistent with professional surgeons. When such a situation occurs, patients should be informed about fever and abdominal pain, and when such a situation occurs, they should immediately contact the doctor who placed the balloon.

What will I encounter after the balloon is placed?

After the gastric balloon is placed, we give you medications that eliminate the feeling of nausea, vomiting, and discomfort, so that you can have a comfortable after-procedure. However, since the gastric balloon we have placed is foreign to the body, it is tried to be thrown by the stomach with vomiting. Therefore, you may have nausea and vomiting on the first night and the second day. To avoid these complaints, we write you a prescription and tell you the medications you will use before leaving. Following the placement of the balloon, we want you to be fed in a way that will minimize these complaints. For this purpose, we will give you a special diet, we want you to strictly follow this diet. We have a special diet consisting of liquids and mashed food for about two weeks. You have to apply this carefully. Starting immediately after the procedure, standing and walking every second you are awake is of great importance both in terms of losing weight and tolerating the balloon. For this reason, we want you to walk as much as possible on the first day and the following days after the effect of anesthesia.

How much weight will I lose?

If diet and exercise compliance is achieved with the gastric balloon method, you can lose approximately 25-30 pounds.

Will I regain the weight after the gastric balloon is removed?

After the gastric balloon is inserted, you will lose weight due to less eating and early satiety. However, since there is no permanent change in the stomach after the balloon is removed, weight can be gained again if diet and exercise are not made into a lifestyle. We continue to support our patients who lost weight by placing balloons until today after the balloon is released. If you start to gain weight again, we interfere with weight gain with reset diets. If there is an eating disorder, in other words a psychiatric disease such as bulimia, we get support from psychiatry. In case of high glycemic index (nutrition with white sugar derivatives), we get support from our bariatric dietitian. As a result, the weight loss process should be handled as a team with the determination of our patient and the cooperation of the surgeon, psychiatrist and dietician.

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TUBEROUS BREAST CORRECTION SURGERY

Tuberous deformity of the breast is a hereditary and congenital disease of the breast. This disorder is present at birth, and while it may be present in families, it is not hereditary. Tuberous deformity of the breast is normal in mild form but uncommon in an extreme form. It can affect young women bilaterally but results in breast asymmetry when it is unilateral. This can cause psychological problems, but also practical problems in the choice of weapons and clothes. Women with tuberous breast deformity will typically breastfeed and have no increased or decreased risk of breast or breast cancer. It is not clear why tuberous breasts grow, but it is possible to see the changes that occur when they occur.

What happens during tuberous breast correction surgery?

Breast deformity has several degrees of severity: mild, moderate, and extreme. If you have a mild case of tuberous breast deformity, an increase in the breast with an anatomical implant would be successful. You may need anatomical implants and a breast lift if you have a mild case of tuberous breast deformity. You can need to have lollypop raise and fat grafting in extreme cases of tuberous breast deformity. To adjust the height of your nipple and correct your breast asymmetry, a lollipop eliminates excess breast tissue and skin. It is important to remember that every breast correction surgery is customized to your unique needs.

The most common breast correction procedure involves breast reconstruction and breast enlargement. This operation is performed under a general anesthetic. The wounds you have after your breast deformity operation can be determined by the type of surgery you have. If your nipple shape and size are corrected, there will be a circular scar around your nipple. You’re also going to have a vertical scar passing from the nipple down to the breast fold. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will pay attention to where these incisions are made so that you can hide the scars under your clothing.

While it is possible to correct tuberous breast deformity, because each case of tuberous breast deformity is different, the type of treatment recommended will be different for each individual.  In most cases, the appearance of the breast tuber can be dramatically improved by releasing the deformity-responsible constrictions and inserting appropriate implants. It is necessary to carry out comprehensive research and consult with Cosmetic Surgeons who have expertise and experience in breast surgery. The surgeon will assess you at your Cosmetic Surgeon appointment and will also discuss the size and shape of the breast that you would like to have.

What are the risks and complications with tuberous breast deformity surgery?

It is important to remember that every surgery carries with it the dangers and complications of anesthesia. They can include:

  • Bruising and swelling.
  • Hematomas, or localized swellings can occur that are filled with blood.
  • Capsular contraction as a result of excessive scar tissue.
  • Skin necrosis or skin death.
  • A loss of nipple sensation.
  • Breast asymmetry.

 

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES ARE SEPARATED?

Have you found that your core strength isn’t quite what it used to be? Despite targeted exercises, many people particularly after childbirth, find that their abdominal muscles just don’t function as they used to. Although age and other factors – weaken muscles, sudden and dramatic changes can suggest something more serious: diastasis recti, a condition that can be treated with diastasis recti, such as abdominoplasty.

What are diastasis recti?

Your core muscles are vital to how your body operates, from your stance to your breathing.  These muscles include:

  • The diaphragm
  • The abdominal muscles
  • The back muscles
  • The pelvic floor

Any harm or improvement to these muscles can have a major effect on your overall health. Internal abdominal pressure usually due to pregnancy can cause the muscles of the rectus abdominal to spread apart. In addition, pregnancy hormones trigger connective tissues to loosen, making the separation more pronounced. This disorder is called diastasis recti, which does not always resolve on its own or by exercise.

How to tell if you have diastasis recti?

You are at risk of developing diastasis recti if you are or have been pregnant, die, or sometimes perform abdominal exercises with a dubious technique. If you fall into one of these groups and you’re asking, “Do I have diastasis recti? ” you need to take action to find out. It’s best to talk to your doctor about this, but you can also check at home. Here are five self-tests for diastasis recti:

  • Lay down on your back on a hard surface. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor.
  • Place one hand behind your head for support and take a deep breath. Then exhale as you raise your head and shoulders off the floor.
  • During this lift, contract your rectal abdomen—think of bringing your rib cage closer to your hips, not just raising your head.
  • Place your fingers horizontally across the navel when maintaining the contraction. Feel above, over, and under the belly button. Using your fingertips, measure the distance between your muscles.
  • If you find that the gap is more than 2 cm, or about 2.5 fingers, in width, you most likely have diastasis recti.

Diastasis Recti Treatments

If you test at home and find that you have diastasis recti, don’t panic, there are treatment options that can help. Your doctor may recommend that you wait, depending on your situation. This is particularly valid if you are either pregnant or postpartum, as there is a risk that the condition will be corrected on its own. If it is clear that the disorder is not reversible, you may need care. The first step to correct diastasis recti is to perform targeted exercises to help get the muscles back together. If this fails to fix the problem, your doctor will possibly prescribe surgery, normally diastasis recti surgery. Many women prefer to have a tummy tuck to treat their separate muscles, as this treatment may address other related issues. In addition to muscle rehabilitation, you will have the ability to remove excess skin and fat, contour the body and resolve any cosmetic issues that you might have. After a healing time of around 6 weeks, you should find yourself looking and feeling a lot better.

BREAST AUGMENTATION AND NIPPLE SENSITIVITY

Women seek breast augmentation for various reasons: recovery of breast volume and loss of firmness due to weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or other reasons, for correction of breast asymmetry. Performed using FDA-approved saline or silicone implants, the operation improves breast volume and contour. It improves women’s confidence and body image by enhancing their figure and overall proportions. Hundreds of thousands of women chose to have breast augmentation surgery every year and report no adverse reactions. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced that this was the most commonly performed procedure in 2019. This common technique, however, is not without its concerns. One question many patients ask is whether a rise in breasts would affect the sensitivity of the nipple.

Changes in nipple sensation – feeling less sensation or more sensation in one or both nipples – are very common after breast augmentation or breast surgeries of any kind and depend on how the nerves were affected during surgery. Usually, improvements in the nipple sensation are transient, lasting from a matter of weeks to a few years. Several factors, such as breast shape and form of surgery, also play a role in how your breasts and nipples feel after breast implant surgery:

  • Implant Size: A large breast implant in a small body frame could pull out the nerves in the breasts and cause the nipples to lose their sensitivity. Besides, if you do not have enough natural breast tissue, it would be difficult for surgeons to produce optimal results for the operation. To be on the safe side, select the size of the implant that is right for your body type. The implant should have a smaller diameter than the breast.
  • Incision: An incision made over or around the dark region around your nipples carries the greatest risk of loss of nipple sensation as it can trigger nerve damage in this area. This form of the incision can also damage the nerves of milk ducts and may affect breast-feeding. Your surgeon will discuss the type of incision with you and prescribe the alternative that is best for you.
  • Placement: Implant position is also an essential factor that can influence the sensitivity of the nipple. Breast implants may be replaced under the muscles of the chest or between the muscles of the chest and the tissues of the breast. Implants placed above the muscle, but under the milk glands, are at higher risk of loss of sensation. Placing breast implants under the muscles can prevent damage to the nerves and also conceal the feeling of the implant. Discuss these choices at the appointment with your plastic surgeon.

The surgeon’s choice of procedure plays a crucial role in the sensitivity of the patient’s postoperative nipple. The best breast enlargement surgeons take care to protect the main nerves that attach to the nipple. This involves recommending the size of the breast implant that is suitable for your body shape and frame. Breast implants that are too big for your body can stretch your skin and damage your nerves and affect your breast/nipple sensation.

Although some women have a long-lasting loss of sensation, the loss of sensitivity in most patients lasts only a short time. Reliable surgeons warn their patients that it can take a few weeks or even months to recover all the sensation in their breasts or nipples. Your sensitivity should be healed by the time you recover fully. In certain cases, patients will need to wait a full year as their nerves may require time to recover. Regular self-massage of the nipples and breast tissue (as suggested by your surgeon) can accelerate the recurrence of the post-op nipple sensation.

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