Most women seek breast augmentation for more than one reason. In fact, most women cite several reasons. The overwhelming majority of women cite the desire to look better both naked and clothed as reasons to undergo breast augmentation, while many simply desire to have larger breasts. Confidence and a desire to have improved self-esteem are also common reasons for breast augmentation. Whatever the reason, it is important that a woman seek out breast augmentation for herself and not as a reaction to the desires of others.
HOW SATISFIED ARE WOMEN WITH THEIR BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
For most women, breast augmentation has a number of benefits. More than 90 percent of women who undergo breast augmentation are pleased with their decision to get implants and would recommend breast augmentation to others. More than 80 percent also report that their self-confidence improved after breast augmentation, even if they already had high self-esteem before surgery. As an added bonus, 70 percent of women report having a more satisfying sex life after breast augmentation, and more than 60 percent report having sex more frequently. If you have been considering breast augmentation, a great first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara. Call us today at (817) 473-2120 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!
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Quick, name three materials other than silicone or saline that have used historically for breast augmentation! On what animal were recent predecessors of modern silicone implants first tested on? Think you know? Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States, and it isn’t surprising when you consider the level of satisfaction most women report after their surgery. However, very few know the history of augmentation and statistics that surround this popular procedure. Read on to learn a brief history of breast augmentation, as well as the reasons why women seek breast augmentation and other fun facts.
BREAST AUGMENTATION IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Long before modern silicone and saline implants were available, women were subjected to a number of questionable materials when seeking breast enhancement. At one time, surgeons used materials such as glass balls, carved ivory, wood chips, peanut oil, and even ox cartilage to fill out the breasts. The resulting complications are too disturbing to describe. In the 1880s, an Austrian physician named Robert Gersuny began to offer paraffin injections in the breasts as an augmentation method. However, women suffered from complications such as having unnatural hard masses in the breasts to experiencing life-threatening conditions such as blood clots in the lungs and brain. Later, silicone was injected directly into the breasts without good results, although with significantly fewer complications than Gersuny’s methods and materials. Scarily, these methods of breast augmentation are still in use in some parts of Asia.
20TH CENTURY BREAST AUGMENTATION ADVANCES
Moving forward to the 1960s, an American surgeon named Thomas Cronin was carrying a bag of blood when he realized that it was similar in consistency to a human breast. Cronin had already developed silicone prosthetics and realized that he could put together the idea of a solid bag with silicone gel to form implants. Cronin and his colleague, Frank Gerow, developed the first true predecessor to modern breast implants. The first prototypes were implanted in a dog named Esmeralda. After World Wars I and II, mass media such as movies and magazines began to place wider emphasis on appearances, and starlets such as Marilyn Monroe were often cited as the ideal for body shape and breast size. This created a push for proper surgical solutions for women who were unsatisfied with their breasts. Technology advanced fairly rapidly after Cronin and Gerow’s developments, and now breast implants are safer than ever before with oversight by the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA). Although there are risks with any procedure, cosmetic or otherwise, breast implants have come so far in terms of both materials and surgical approach that breast augmentation is now often considered one of the safest of all surgeries performed in the United States.
WHAT ABOUT BREAST IMPLANTS USED TODAY?
In the United States, the FDA currently has approved two types of implants, both of which are encased in silicone shells. The choice of material inside the implants is either silicone or saline. Thirty-one percent of implants used in the United States are saline-filled, and these implants may come either pre-filled or they may be filled after they are placed. Saline implants are FDA-approved for women 18 years of age and older. The remaining 69 percent are filled with a stable, silicone gel. Silicone gel implants are available pre-filled, and are FDA-approved for women over the age of 22. If you have been considering breast augmentation, a great first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara at The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Call us today at (817) 473-2120 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you!
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Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, involves enlarging or reshaping the breast with the use of an implant. If you are thinking about getting breast augmentation surgery, there are a few things you should know before embarking on the process. The first thing is to not be intimidated by the word “surgery”. This type of cosmetic enhancement is one of the most common types of procedures performed in the United States, with thousands of women having breast augmentation done every year. About Silicone Implants Silicone implants are considered to be more realistic in that the gel with which they are filled has a similar consistency to breast tissue. Saline implants are firmer and filled with salt water instead of gel. While there is the potential for a silicone gel implant to rupture as a result of an injury, this is a rare event. If it does rupture, the silicone should remain within the implant shell or move to the implant pocket. If a saline implant ruptures, its contents will be absorbed by the body.
Silicone is used safely in the body in many medical devices and products, including pacemakers, hear valves, artificial joints and baby pacifiers
Silicone gel breast implants are among the most studied medical devices in existence, with thousands of peer-reviewed and published reports on studies
Silicone implants have a softer feel that is closer to that of natural breast tissue than saline implants
Dr. Mark Bishara provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. These procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the face and body through minimally invasive techniques that provide highly effective results. Many of these procedures can be combined in order to achieve your desired appearance. Please call our office for more information at (817) 473-2120 or visit our website at www.MarkBisharaMD.com. Please visit our Facebook page at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Medspa
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In 2012, more than 330,000 women in the United States elected to have breast augmentation surgery; worldwide, that number exceeded 1.5 million. About 30 percent of the women who get breast implants are in their 20s. They often report being self-conscious about their lack of development or embarrassed about their breasts being asymmetrical or uneven. About 35 percent are women in their thirties, many of whom lost breast volume after childbirth. Some want to recapture their pre-pregnancy breast size, while others liked the breast fullness they had during pregnancy and want to recreate it with implants. Whether women are having cosmetic breast surgery, their goals are similar: They want to look feminine, natural and proportional. They want their clothes to fit better. In consultation, women ask dozens of questions about the safety, durability and longevity of saline and silicone gel implants – the two types that are approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Silicone breast implants- The most popular choice
Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket. A leaking implant filled with silicone gel will not collapse. If you choose silicone implants, you may need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are functioning properly. An ultrasound or MRI screening can assess the condition of breast implants. Silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 22 or older.
Are Silicone Gel or Saline Breast Implants Better?
There is no simple answer to which type of implant is best for you. If a saline breast implant leaks, it is just salt water that is easily absorbed by the body. When compared to silicone, it also has less of a chance of leaking or hardening. The main benefit of silicone is that it feels more like a normal breast and is less likely to cause rippling. However, silicone may rupture without you knowing it, and has a higher chance of hardening (capsular contracture). This Information is Brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
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Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammaplasty, involves surgical placement of an implant behind each breast to increase its volume and enhance its shape. Often, after weight loss, childbirth, or as a result of aging, the breasts lose volume and their shape changes. Also, many women choose to have their breasts enlarged in order to satisfy their desire for a fuller bustline. Breast augmentation can be performed at any age after the breasts are developed. Silicone Breast Implants: Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel — a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Most women feel that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue. They come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells. Silicone gel-filled breast implants are approved for breast augmentation in women age 22 or older and for breast reconstruction in women of any age. They are also used in revision surgeries, which correct or improve the result of an original surgery.
Positive aesthetic results, and data has shown patients often receive a substantial psychological boost.
It is often possible to return to work within a week, depending on the nature of your work.
No scientific evidence that breast augmentation increases the risk of breast cancer, autoimmune disease, or any systemic illness.
No evidence that breast implants affect pregnancy or ability to breast-feed.
Every surgical procedure carries some risk. Potential complications may include reactions to anesthesia, blood accumulation that may need to be drained surgically, and infection.
Changes in nipple or breast sensation may result from breast augmentation surgery, although they are usually temporary.
When a breast implant is inserted, a scar capsule forms around it as part of the natural healing process. The capsule may sometimes tighten and compress the implant, causing the breast to feel firmer than normal. If the capsular contracture is severe, it may cause discomfort or changes in the breast’s appearance. Additional surgery may be needed to modify or remove scar tissue, or perhaps remove or replace the implant.
Breast implants can make performing and reading mammograms technically difficult. Placement of the implant underneath the pectoral muscle may interfere less with mammographic examination.
As with other surgical implants, breast implants cannot be expected to last forever. If a saline-filled implant breaks, its contents are harmlessly absorbed by the body, usually within hours.
Pregnancy can alter breast size in an unpredictable way and could affect the long-term results of breast augmentation.
As of May 2000, Federal regulation prohibits breast augmentation for purely aesthetic surgery in women less than 18 years of age
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Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D., serving Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding area.
... My experience from my first consultation, down to the post operative check up, has been nothing but professional, courteous, and above all HELPFUL! I was full of questions and concerns, and I was never once made to feel rushed or bothersome. And of course, the work Dr Bishara did was just short of a miracle! Highly recommend Dr B and his amazing staff.read more
... Dr. Bishara and his staff are absolutely amazing. He is professional with a great sense of humor that makes you feel at ease. I love the results from my procedure. Highly recommend Paragon Plastic Surgery.read more
... All staff members are nice and helpful. I’m with Britt for hydrofacial every month. She’s very professional and sweet. I’ve always had m a lovely experience with her! Highly recommend Britt. Hands down the best med spa around the area.read more
... I go and see Britt for my hydro facials and she is amazing. My sister recommended her to me and so happy she did. If your looking for someone who pays attention to your skin then she is your girl.read more
... My mom and I both ABSOLUTELY love and recommend Brit! We’ve been going to her for a few years now and speaking for myself, besides her being so sweet, nice and caring, her work is phenomenal!
All her treatments I’ve received made my hyperpigmentation go away and overall my skin health is amazing! Definitely book a hydro facial after your laser treatment to enhance your results! Of course this post is in 2021, so it would be weird if I didn’t mention how safe and clean the facility is during a pandemic! It’s upkeep is very professional, and hygienic. I would rate 10/10 but with Brit it’s a 15/10 for me!read more
... If I could give Paragon Med Spa 1000 stars I would! Dr. Bishara makes sure that he addresses all of your concerns and needs rather than tell you what he thinks you need. He wants to make sure that your both on the same page and comfortable. The service that Dr. Bishara and his staff deliver is absolute perfection!read more
... I have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Bishara and his entire staff. Dr. Bishara is knowledgeable and qualified on the latest procedures. He also takes time to explain procedure and options extensively and is responsive to pre and post-operative questions and concerns. His staff and nurses are not only extremely professional but also kind and attentive to patients.read more
... I had such a wonderful experience. The team was everything I had hoped for. Beautiful and clean office. Lindsey started off my appointment with such a comforting approach and Dr Bishara was focused completely on me during my appointment. I would highly recommend this office!read more
... Dr. Bishara is the consummate professional, polite, patient, informative and always explains everything in common language, to insure his patients understanding and agreement. He and his team are very organized, respectful and are willing to reiterate benefits to each applicable procedure. Dr. Bishara is a unique Doctor with excellent emotional intelligence. He really understands how to make you comfortable, even during the
Procedure. You never feel how busy the doctor is during the day. He and his completely focus on your needs and give you sound advice and options to consider or defer your decision for a later time.read more
... The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is a one of a kind indulgent experience. From the moment you step into the office and through the process of your treatment or consultation you have the undivided attention of one of the technicians or the good Doctor himself, Dr. Bishara. The décor is inviting and elegant and the atmosphere is warm and tranquil, everything you would want from a Med Spa.All the ladies that work the front desk are gracious and attentive to an individuals need. Welcoming from the moment you step through the door till you depart.Professionals have business cards with individual emails - you are encouraged to contact them with any questions or concerns prior or after your visit.I love, love, love this place!read more
... It has been one year since I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr. Bishara and I wanted to share my experience and why I would recommend him for the procedure. I first saw Dr. Bishara back in September 2019 for a consultation for a tummy tuck. Dr. Bishara was incredibly kind and patient, taking the time to explain to me the difference between a full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. We agreed to move forward with a mini tummy tuck and I scheduled my procedure. On the day of my procedure Dr. Bishara told me he had reviewed my profile and pictures and felt that I would not be fully satisfied with a mini tummy tuck and recommended I allow him to do a full tummy tuck with no extra cost to me, since we had already agreed to a mini. I agreed and we went ahead. Unfortunately, the results were not what I expected and I was not fully satisfied with the aesthetic appearance of my scar. Dr. Bishara and his staff were incredibly understanding and informed me that they would do everything in their power to make sure I was satisfied with the results. I went back and forth for one year giving myself a full year to recover from the first procedure. During that year, Dr. Bishara and his staff took the time to meet with me several times and worked diligently with me to ensure I felt comfortable moving forward. I am sure my unending questions and requests to meet with Dr. Bishara were not the most convenient for him or his staff, but they were always patient, kind and incredibly understanding. This past October Dr. Bishara performed a scar revision procedure on me and the results were fabulous! Everything is healing very well and I am more than pleased with the results. I greatly appreciated Dr. Bishara and his staff and their diligence in working hard to ensure I was fully satisfied with my results. I highly recommend Paragon Plastic Surgery for your cosmetic surgery needs. Thank you Dr. Bishara and the entire Paragon staff.read more
... I’ve been going to Paragon for many years & recently decided to have a mommy makeover. Leading up to the procedure I had a ton of questions & concerns, but Dr. Bishara was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, & helped put my concerns at ease. He did an amazing job on my procedure and was very responsive and caring throughout the entire recovery process. I’m thrilled with my results and 100% would recommend him to anyone wanting a cosmetic procedure!!read more
... I wouldn’t go anywhere else! I have been coming to Britt, faithfully, for two years now. My skin has never looked or felt better! She is amazing! Dr. Bishara is compassionate and detailed in every facet of his procedures. I could not be more pleased with my services provided by this office and staff!read more
... I appreciated the time and information provided during my visit. I was excited by the prospects of making some small changes at an affordable cost with such an incredible doctor. The facilities and the staff are very inviting. You feel welcomed and at ease from the minute you walk in the door.read more
... After years of putting it off and searching for the right place I finally went and got laser hair removal. Michelle was amazing, she took care of everything I needed, and went the extra mile to make sure I would leave happy. It was actually near painless, I’m so happy I chose this place!read more
... I had a great experience from day 1. At the consultation everyone was so welcoming and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Bishar has exceptional bedside manner. The day of my surgery Erin made me feel at ease about the whole procedure. Thank you to everyone that cared for me before, during and after my procedure. I'm very please with my results and would definitely recommend Dr Bishara to anyone.read more
... I go every month for a hydra-facial with Brit. I gave also seen Dr Bishara for a couple of things. The atmosphere of Paragon Spa is lovely and relaxing. The staff is polite and friendly. I would highly recommend any of the services provided through Paragon.read more
... The esthetician, she is so informative! She really takes the time to explain on which service is best for my needs. We try to even make my $ stretch, as we know it is pricey to have a great complexion. Thank you, and I look forward to my monthly visits!read more
... I have been going to Dr. Bisharas Office for almost 4 years now and I love this place. The staff is always very kind and helpful. Britt has been there from the very start and she is Great!👍🏻
Dr. Mark Bisharas is one of the Best at what he does. He is a very sweet and compassionate person and really wants to make you happy with yourself and that is exactly why I go to him. He will take the time to listen to your needs and tries to help you accomplish what you set out to accomplish. He makes everyone feel like they are his only patient and I love that about him. Definitely would highly recommend this place! Ginnie 😊read more
... The front office personnel were very accommodating and made me feel comfortable. The doctor took his time during our consultation and was very thorough, I never felt rushed and I felt well taken care of with his advice and expertise!! I’m so happy already with my results!!read more
... First time coming to this place. It was very nice and clean. Customer service is great. I met Britt and she is awesome on my first visit. Would recommend anyone to her or this place. I am getting laser hair treatment and my first visit has been a great experience. Nothing negative to say here.read more
... I had my 1st hydrafacial performed by Britt. She was welcoming and educated on the facial. I'm picky with whom I normally get my facials from so to feel comfortable by her was a huge relief.read more
... Dr. Bishara is a genuine person who really listens and cares about his patients. All of the staff there couldn't be any nicer and they along with Dr. Bishara make each visit very comfortable and stress free. I would highly encourage anyone who is interested in any of their services the offer to try them out and can guarantee you wont be disappointed. Thank you to all who work there!read more
... It’s always a pleasure visiting the office of Dr. Bishara. From the courteous staff to Dr.Bishara’s warm mannerisms you feel right at home immediately. Technically, Dr.Bishara is the BEST. He always knows what I need and the best treatment that would satisfy my needs. I trust him and for me that is important. You can’t go wrong with him!read more
... I had my first appointment today, and I was extremely impressed with the staff. The receptionist was friendly, and answered all my questions...Warm and friendly personality. I encountered other members of the staff but the names eludes me. Blame my age. However, they were friendly and helpful. Dr B’s “bedside manner” was impeccable! I have NO complaints, and I am happy to find a “new home” for my cosmetic needs.Thank you! You ladies and Dr B rock!read more
... Dr Bishara’s office staff is amazing. I have had the hydro facials and pixel laser and have had fabulous results. Angela is so amazing with the work she does and so full of information to help with my beauty regiment. Love this facility!!read more
... Angela is truly a facial skincare guru! She is amazing, she discuss with me all my concerns, what to expect, and how to properly take care of my skin. The hydrafacial i received was not only the most relaxing experience that i have ever received. After the facial Angela went over product that my skin would benefit from. I can't wait to go backread more
... Dr. Bishara told me my hair transplant would change my life....and It did... Financially! 15K and my hair looks about the same 15 months after the transplant. I do have limited growth in the procedure areas but not the thick or full coverage I expected. I am disappointed to say the least and now stuck with the option of shaving my investment..
During a follow up consultation in July 2018 (procedure done May 2017) Dr. Bishara said I had continued to have hair loss and asked me what I was doing to counter the continued hair loss.... Nothing was my answer because this was not discussed until now. I really think this is his go to excuse... Some of his other reviews say the same! I would think this would be something that should be discussed extensively as a possibility before the procedure and not after, but that might be bad for business! When I brought up the fact that Dr. Bishara had given me his word that he always makes things right... He told me he felt we had exhausted my donor area and that another transplant would not be an option... If you are considering a hair transplant I would think long and hard about what your expectations are and ask whatever doctor you use, what is the worst case scenario for me and options if the procedure does not give you the results you expect!read more
... Doctor’s bedside manner was great, but the staff from beginning to end, treated me like a number, eager to get me in and out so they can go about their stuff. Im new to all of these procedures, and this is a small business, so I was expecting more sincere genuine care from them. I also didn’t see any results, not even after several treatments. I did everything that was recommended. I’m so upset that I don’t even want to call and complain because I know it wouldn’t matter to a place like this. They never followed up with me to see how my results turned out. A business that cares and who want efficient work for their patients always make sure you’re happy. especially when thousands of dollars is wasted. I do
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... Extremely unprofessional! Doctor has no bed side manner and works on people appearance judges them. But yet he is sloopy and doesn't take care of his own self. The staff always seems so unhappy. I would avoid the place at all cost.read more
... For hair restoration, this is the absolute last place you want to be. He is not an expert, he is only good at selling you that he is. He has good bedside manner but do not let that fool you (He fooled me. I thought I had found a great doctor but I was so wrong). He is extremely dishonest when reviewing results. He promises the world then only delivers 10% of what he promised. When you call him out on it, he blames you the patient for the poor results... it is so distasteful, it makes me sick to my stomach that I trusted him. I had multiple surgeries with this doctor, I was foolish to trust him but I did and still came away with terrible results. I want other people to avoid that experience which is why I am writing this review.People who are losing their hair are already in enough pain then you go to a doctor thinking you can trust them to help your situation but instead Dr. Bishara exploits you, compounding that pain. He may respond to this review refuting it or trying to explain away what happened to me, that is expected.Go see a doctor who specializes in hair restoration not someone who buys an expensive machine and does hair on the side to make more money. Find a good doctor and do not make an emotional decision like I did by going with the first doctor you visit because you just want to get more hair right away.You do not have to take my word for it but I hope it leads you to more research for your own hair restoration.(My name is not on the review because this is a private medical matter)read more
... Very disappointed of this place, if you want to do something to feel better and look good this is not the right place, go to a real doctor that care about his patients not only for the money, this doctor only made me lose my Money is sad people like him we call them doctors I am very disappointed how he treaded me and he dint do what I ask him to do even if a show him picture and still leave my bumps and bruises if u r planing get something done please do not go to this place u will regret when u see that u money went to the trash and he will never going to help u or fix something that he having doing wrong, and honestly I do not want you to feel like I do, I don’t want this happen to you, I hope before u got here think twice and no later be sad like I’m is so many places and I’m sure so many real Doctors that cares for their patients. I went to this place and ask nicely to fix what he did wrong he couldn’t help me or do anything about it. So please please think twice before u go to this place and see Doctor Mark A Bishara .read more
... I met with Dr. Bishara for a consult for breast augmentation today. The whole experience was WONDERFUL and far exceeded my expectations!!! The office staff is friendly and everyone makes you feel so comfortable. Dr. Bishara is very professional and answered most of my questions before I even had a chance to ask them. I was very impressed with his bedside manner and the implementation of current technology.Thank you Dr. Bishara and staff for helping me feel completely assured that I am making a great decision. I am so excited to take the next step in being a better version of me!!!read more