It might not seem like it, but plenty of women undergo breast augmentation in their 40s. If you’re in your 40s and considering breast augmentation, then you’re probably wizened and ready for a new change. Don’t think of it as if it’s a matter of being too old to get a new figure—if anything, breast augmentation just might be the key to rejuvenating your look. You’ve been there, done that—now it’s time to do a little something for yourself. To help you learn more about the process, we’ve put together this helpful guide on what you need to learn about breast augmentation in your 40s:
Plan, Plan, Plan
It’s important to consider the logistics of breast augmentation—especially when it comes to timing. Lucky for you, being in your 40s is an optimal time to get the procedure done. Many women are often done having children in their 40s, which removes the possibility that their results might be compromised by a future pregnancy. And since age-related volume loss might have set in by their 40s, many women also seek breast augmentation to help restore fullness and firmness to the breasts.
Consider a Lift
At your age, your skin’s elasticity will be slightly compromised. It’s possible that over the years, a small degree of drooping might even have developed. In that case, it’s important to consider whether you should also undergo a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation. Hear us out: for certain women who have some droopiness in the breast, the insertion of implants might actually make sagging worse. With that in mind, you might want to opt for a breast lift with implants because it would be able to give you the right lifting effect as well as give you peace of mind that your results will be long-lasting. A breast lift with implants can address a wide range of issues:
Restore volume loss in the breasts
Enhance the cleavage
Reposition the breasts to a more youthful position
Resize overly large nipples
Maybe a Mammogram
Since many women begin getting mammograms in their 40s, you might be concerned about how implants might interfere with the screening. Fortunately, many physicians consider breast augmentation to be safe for mammograms, although it’s highly recommended that you inform the technician about your implants before every test.
This is your decade—your time to just do you. Maybe you’re done having children or you’re at the peak of your career, but now is the perfect time to boost confidence and pride about your body. To learn more about what your breast augmentation will be like, contactAesthetx now, for a consultation.
Are you in your 30s and thinking about breast augmentation? Lucky for you, your 30s is an optimal time for breast enhancement; you’re more confident, you’ve probably settled into a career, and you know yourself more than ever. If you’re curious about what having breast augmentation in your 30s will entail, check out our guide on getting breast augmentation in your 30s.
The Benefits of Breast Augmentation
In addition to being one of the most customizable procedures in the plastic surgery industry, breast augmentation happens to be the top cosmetic procedure in the world—and for good reason. Breast augmentation is a great way to remake your figure and give yourself a curvier, more alluring silhouette. To be more specific, breast augmentation can:
Enhance breast volume
Enhance your cleavage
Shape the breasts
Create fuller, firmer breasts
Optimal Breast Augmentation
One of the main issues with getting breast augmentation in your 20s is that your breasts might still be growing and maturing; once you’re in your 30s, however, that risk is almost nonexistent. Unless you have some major life changes-like pregnancy-getting a breast augmentation in your 30s is a great way to ensure your breast augmentation results will stand the tests of time.
Breast Feeding and Pregnancy
If you’re thinking about having children in the future, then it’s important to consider potential issues like how your breasts might change because of pregnancy or how breast implants might interfere with breast feeding. Since our breasts naturally change shape and size during pregnancy, it’s possible that your breast augmentation results might be affected. And while it’s not impossible to breastfeed after having breast implants, the amount of milk you produce might be compromised. If having more kids is a possibility in the future, you should make sure to discuss it with your surgeon.
Who You Are
Planning your breast augmentation is more than finding out what will look best on you—in fact, your implants should also fit your lifestyle and personality. Thankfully, a lot of women hit their stride in their 30s; women are a lot more self-assured at that time in their lives, and many of them have settled into lifelong careers and hobbies. By your 30s, you already know whether you’re someone who loves being active or someone who doesn’t mind a dramatic physical change, making it the perfect time to choose the kind of implants that will work best with your life.
Now that you know a little bit more about what it means to get breast augmentation in your 30s, let our surgeons educate you on the rest. ContactAesthetx now, for a consultation.
Almost a third of all breast augmentation patients get them during their 20s. It makes sense; after all, your 20s is such crucial time in your life. It’s when you find yourself and experience major life events for the very first time. It’s also the perfect time to reinvent yourself and grow into the person you’ve always wanted to be. Are you in your 20s and considering breast augmentation? Take a look at this handy guide on what you need to know about the treatment.
What Can Breast Augmentation Do?
Breast augmentation can help you boost your self-confidence and help you feel more alluring and feminine. Breast augmentation is perfect if you’re looking to:
Increase the volume of your breasts.
Enhance your cleavage
Enhance firmness and fullness of the breasts
Shape the breasts
With breast augmentation, you’ll be able to choose a wide variety of options to fully customize your result:
The size of breast implants
The type of incision used
The texture of the breast implants
Where the implants are placed
The type of implants
Did you know that the FDA recommends that women under the age of 22 use saline implants instead of silicone? It’s not a legal mandate, however, and any woman over the age of 18 can use whatever type of implant they want.
Be Ready and Prepared
We all grow at different paces—and that applies to the breasts, too. While some of us might be done maturing at the end our teens, others might continue to grow well into our 20s. It’s not just development that can change our breasts, either; weight fluctuations and switching birth control can also cause fluctuations in size. Many surgeons advise waiting until the breasts are fully mature until getting breast augmentation, so if you’re considering it, make sure your body is completely ready.
The best candidate for a breast augmentation is someone who has realistic expectations and wants to enhance their breasts for themselves and no one else. You need to undergo the procedure for the right reasons, which is why it’s important to have an in-depth discussion about your procedure with your surgeon.
When it comes to planning the perfect breast augmentation, you’ll need the proper guidance and wisdom to help you make the right choices. To work with compassionate, experienced surgeons like Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz, contactAesthetx now, for a consultation.
Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz recently attended the ASAPS meeting in sunny San Diego, and as always, both doctors enjoyed catching up with colleagues, checking out the newest technologies, and having some top-secret meetings about yet-to-be-revealed industry developments.
Dr. Zeidler Featured on Facebook Live for miraDry
Aesthetx is one of the only practices to offer miraDry in Silicon Valley, and it’s wildly popular with patients. Aesthetx patients love permanently getting rid of underarm sweat, eliminating odor without wearing deodorant, and most importantly, the boost in body confidence. While at ASAPS, Dr. Zeidler demonstrated how quick and easy the miraDry procedure is on Facebook Live.
Fat Transfer, Renuva, and More
Dr. Zeidler also met with several companies with new technologies in development, including new ways to do fat transfer to the face and hands, without the need for the operating room and general anesthesia, making it easier and more attainable for more patients (and most likely more affordable). There is also a new product called Renuva that Dr. Zeidler will be starting a clinical trial for some time in 2018. It is fat in a syringe that can be used for filling small dents – great for cellulite and dimples created by surgery. The future studies will be looking at this product as a permanent alternative to HA fillers in the face.
Dr. Zeidler met with the CEOs of both Sientra and Allergan breast implant companies to see where the companies are going and how they plan to refine their products over the next several years. Dr. Zeidler is looking forward to the collaborations both companies are planning with Aesthetx, including supporting Dr. Z’s annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness day (BRA Day).
Dr. Zeidler loved how down to earth Allergan CEO Brent Saunders was. He even followed us on Instagram and regularly “likes” our posts. Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz are both excited about the incredible breadth of technologies Allergan is consolidating into programs that will give patients rewards – from BOTOX®, to fillers, to CoolSculpting, to breast implants. Sientra has some exciting new developments in their US manufacturing plant. Dr. Zeidler is their current Medical Director for their Clinical Trials and is currently working on writing their clinical outcomes paper on their 10 year breast implant study data. She looks forward to joining their Medical Advisory Board, and enjoys collaborating with their CEO Jef Nugent on the company’s plans for expansion.
Dr. Zeidler REALLY was excited about the first clinical trial meeting for the new breast implant company Motiva from Costa Rica. These implants have some exciting new features, including a special blue membrane to detect rupture, an implanted chip to provide more information about the implant size and history, and special shells and micro textures and super silicones, which may have some unique benefits to patients. The “ergonomic” breast implant is one that Dr. Zeidler has her eyes set on as it could potentially offer all the benefits of an anatomically-shaped implant, without the risks. The trial will provide more data on these special features.
The Motiva meeting was hosted at the San Diego Zoo, where Dr. Z dined amongst exotic animals from around the world.
The REAL Highlight of ASAPS
Although dinner at the zoo was amazing, Dr. Zeidler had to admit that her favorite part of her visit to San Diego was getting a ride in a bike taxi after walking around in stilettos all day!
Dr. Berkowitz Speaks on Innovations in Rhinoplasty
Dr. B’s time at ASAPS was just as busy! He was a featured speaker in a panel regarding innovations in rhinoplasty where he showed his 5-minute video of utilizing the ultra-high frequency piezo electric power tools. This generated quite a bit of discussion but with much greater acceptance of the validity compared to his prior presentations on the subject.
Dr. Berkowitz was also the co- chairman of the Rhinoplasty Symposium along with the president of the Rhinoplasty Society, Dr Geoffrey Keyes. The symposium was designed to educate plastic surgeons who are not members of the Rhinoplasty Society on what changes are being made. Surgeons from across the world were speakers in the program. The emphasis was on the more predictable and versatile approach to a more structured rhinoplasty result utilizing cartilage grafts from the nose, ear and rib donor sites.
Again power tools were featured by Dr Berkowitz as an innovation to improve outcomes.
After the Symposium Dr Berkowitz was a faculty member in a cadaver course on rhinoplasty where participants learned basic and advanced techniques in an open forum with their colleagues. Dr Berkowitz provided piezo machines from Comeg and Synthes for the participants to try out. This is the beginning of what will be a revolution if not just an evolution in our field.
Dr. Berkowitz and Dr. Zeidler had a great time in San Diego, but they’re happy to be back at Aesthetx doing what they do best – making you, you…only better.
As a testament to Aesthetx’s reputation for creating breathtaking results, New Beauty magazine recently reached out to Dr. Zeidler for their piece on “The Major Way Plastic Surgery Has Changed Over the Years.” The article focused on how procedures for the breast, body, and face have changed over the years to emphasize more natural-looking results. By consulting with Dr. Zeidler, it’s clear that Aesthetx has truly established itself as a practice that specializes in creating natural-looking results that stand the test of time.
Aesthetx’s Commitment to the Natural Look
What does it mean to create “natural” results? It means enhancing the body in ways that don’t look too artificial or “overdone.” Creating natural-looking results requires an incredible understanding of the human body, and the ability to understand how our bodies move and come together. It requires the ability to respect the structure of the human body, and to sculpt it in ways that look perfectly balanced and proportional. In short, creating natural results requires more than artistry—it’s requires unparalleled surgical skill. In all of their procedures, from breast lifts, rhinoplasty, to fat transfer procedures, Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz strive to make their results noticeable—but in the best, most natural way possible.
Naturally Full Breasts
In the article, Dr. Zeidler spoke about the rise of new varieties of breast implants that give “natural-looking fullness that’s still sexy.” Dr. Zeidler and Dr. Berkowitz themselves are two of the most experienced surgeons on anatomic highly-cohesive silicone breast implants, shaped implants that create natural, soft fullness without making the breasts look too artificially round or hard. The two surgeons are also renowned for establishing techniques like the auto-implant breast lift, a way of lifting sagging breasts that also reshapes the tissue into a rounder and more attractive shape. By addressing the tissue itself rather than merely lifting sagging skin, Aesthetx offers a breast lift that can last longer and looks more natural.
Using Natural Materials and Advanced Techniques
The article emphasizes that the best modern plastic surgery methods look natural by “adding to areas where there is a deficiency and taking away from those where there is excess.” By using fat transfer for their facial, breast, and buttocks enhancement surgeries, Aesthetx offers a chance to sculpt areas with excess fat, while providing natural enhancement to areas that need volume. Aesthetx offers procedures with fat grafts because they’re unbelievably safe, and because it’s the patient’s actual tissue, it moves and feels as real as possible.
Whatever procedure you get at Aesthetx, you’ll notice a change in all the right ways. Your friends, family, and coworkers will notice a more confident, more refreshed you, and they won’t be able to put their finger on what changed. For a chance to work with our talented surgeons, contact Aesthetx now.
We all pine for the days when our bodies were more toned and athletic. If you’re a mom, then you probably already have a plan to get your fantasy body down pat; a lift here, restoring volume there. Thankfully, with a mommy makeover, your dream body can become a reality. A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures that can help mothers retain their pre-baby body. Not a mom? No problem, a mommy makeover can help any woman build her perfect body. The mommy makeover is fully customizable for your unique needs–so it’s whatever you need it to be.
Breast feeding and pregnancy can wreak havoc on our breasts. Once lactation is over, our breasts start to shrink, sag, and lose firmness. If you want to restore perkiness to your breasts, then Aesthetx’s state-of-the-art breast lift is the way to go. Known as the short-scar auto implant technique, Aesthetx’s breast lift can do more than lift and reposition the breasts; it can actually reshape the breasts back into a rounder, fuller form. Want to restore volume, too? Add implants and fat grafting to your breast lift for natural fullness.
When we’re pregnant, our abdomens tend to stretch to make room for our growing bellies. That’s why some of us end up with a stretched out abdominal wall and excess skin that just won’t go away. Want your narrow waist and flat belly back in time for the high-waisted fashion trend? A tummy tuck can tighten those muscles and remove that extra tissue for a more athletic belly. There are many variation of the tummy tuck, from mini with a small skin excision and liposuction, to endoscopic assisted where the mini also includes a muscle repair, to a full tummy tuck with dramatic changes and we customize the procedure based on each patient’s individual anatomy.
Forget the baby bump, there are just some bumps that don’t go away after pregnancy. If you want to sculpt your body back into shape, Aesthetx offers liposuction using Hydrasolve and VaserLipo technology. Our liposuction is easier on the tissues, allows for greater precision, and gives you a faster recovery time. Hydrasolve and VaserLipo can work just about anywhere; so you can say goodbye to fat on the flanks, belly, and even your cheeks!
Pregnancy and childbirth can affect even the most intimate parts of your body. After childbirth, some women find that their labia minora had either torn or stretched to an uncomfortable size. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your body or discomfort during sex thanks to an enlarged labia, a labiaplasty can restore the labia to a normal size and shape.
These are just some of the most common ways women build their bodies with the mommy makeover. What’s the perfect combination for you? Find out by contactingAesthetx, for a consultation.
Thinking of getting breast surgery, but not sure which procedure is best for you? Aesthetx created this infographic the includes facts about a breast lift, breast implants, and a combination of the procedures. For more information on these breast procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Aesthetx.
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