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18th Century

In 1895, surgeon Vincenz Czerny was responsible for the earliest breast implant emplacement. He used the patient’s loose connective tissue from a benign lumbar lipoma, to repair the asymmetry of the breast where he had removed the tumor.

19th Century

Morton I. Berson, in 1945, and Jacques Maliniac, in 1950, each performed flap-based breast augmentations by rotating the patient’s chest wall tissue into the breast to increase its volume.

In the 1950’s, polyurethane, cartilage, wood and even glass balls, were all tried as breast implants. In addition, doctors started inserting sponge implants into women’s breasts. The sponge technique worked well at first, but did not last – the sponges soon shrank, and became “hard as baseballs” says Biggs.
In 1961, the American plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow, and the Dow Corning Corporation, developed the first silicone breast prosthesis, filled with silicone gel. “Frank Gerow squeezed a plastic blood bag and remarked how much it felt like a woman’s breast,” says Teresa Riordan, author of Inventing Beauty: A History of the Innovations that have Made Us Beautiful.”And he had this ‘Aha!’ moment, where he first conceived of the silicone breast implant.”

1st Silicone Breast Implant

It was spring 1962 when Timmie Jean Lindsey, a mother-of-six lay down on the operating table at Jefferson Davis hospital in Houston, Texas. Over the next two hours, she went from a B to a C cup, in an operation that made history. Lindsey went to the hospital that day to get a tattoo removed from her breasts, and it was then that doctors asked if she would consider volunteering for this first-of-its-kind operation. Fifty years later Timmie Jean Lindsey remains delighted with the results, though there is no stopping the passing of time, she says. She is still very happy with the little piece of history she carries inside her body. “It’s kind of awesome to know that I was first,” she says.

Manufacturing

In 1964, the French company Laboratoires Arion developed and manufactured the saline breast implant, filled with saline solution, and then introduced for use as a medical device in 1964. The significance began to hit home when Cronin presented the work at the International Society of Plastic Surgeons in Washington DC in 1963. “The plastic surgery world was absolutely set on fire with enthusiasm,” says Biggs. It was the decade in which Playboy magazine and Barbie launched.

Fun Facts

In the early days, they only had four choices or sizes – large, medium, small and petite. Now we have over 450 choices! It is 54 years since the first breast enlargement using silicone implants. Today breast augmentation rates as one of the most popular form of cosmetic surgery worldwide, undergone by 1,348,197 women in 2014.
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Why Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is done to enlarge breasts that are naturally small, to restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breast feeding and to:

  • restore symmetry if the breasts are not asymmetrical
  • restore the breast after the patient underwent breast cancer or some other condition that affected the breast size and shape.

Breast augmentation can benefit you. There are a few decisions one must make with the help Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. to have this procedure done.

Self-Esteem Boost

Typically women experience a significant boost in their overall self-esteem and how they feel about themselves sexually and towards their partners. According to an article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 98% of women who underwent breast augmentation surgery said that the results met their expectations. In addition to this women also reported that they had improvement in overall quality of life after the procedure. This research makes all too much sense, when a woman isn’t happy with her body, and is forced to live with it day in and day out, once she gets the issue resolved it is a whole new beginning and chapter in her life. Her loved ones can enjoy her more now than ever as well. The common saying, “happy wife, happy life” rings true.

Statistics

In one study, 225  women that underwent breast augmentation surgery reported   that they were back to normal within 25 days of their surgery date.

  • 85% said that their new breast size was “just right”
  • 13% said a larger size would have been better
  • Less than 2% would have preferred a smaller size.

These findings support a general tendency to go a little larger …especially if you are going back and forth between two sizes you more than likely will be pleased to have gone up in size than down. We hear this all too often that women wish this would’ve gone bigger and rarely hear it the other way around.

  • 1% were not happy with their scars.
  • 75% thought that their breast firmness was “just right”
  • 98% said their results met with their expectations.

The key words here are “met with their expectations” its just as important if not more to have realistic expectations for your breast augmentation surgery. In our edited and photoshopped society we live in it is important to keep those facts in mind when imaging your end result. It’s perfectly normal to expect great looking breasts just not perfect in every aspect like some pictures would lead us to believe.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, there were  286,000 breast augmentations procedures in the USA in 2014. Breast augmentation was also named One of The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2014. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that women getting breast augmentations are growing rapidly and becoming more and more common.

What are breast implants

A breast implant is placed inside the breast to reshape or reconstruct the physical form of the breast. The implant allows surgeons to create an entirely different breast than the one we are born with and aim for the shape and size that will make the patient and surgeon happy with their end result. The outer layer of the breast implant is made of firm silicone. The inside of the implant is where the different options come from, they can either be filled with salt water (saline solution) or silicone gel. At The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we are proud to offer patients the option of silicone gel-filled breast implants, since they are much softer and feel more natural than saline-filled breast implants.The makers of these breast implants say that a standard amount of time that their safe to be in the body is 10 years give or take.

Incision Types

Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. makes incisions in inconspicuous places on or around the breast to minimize scar visibility. The incisions may be located in three different places. First, in the armpit (transaxillary) this incision is one of the newer ones offered by surgeons and has given great results. Second, the crease on the underside of the breast (inframammary) no one will be able to see this unless they are right underneath you and even then it is hard to notice once the patient is fully recovered and the incisions are completely healed. Lastly, around the areola (periareolar) the dark skin around the nipple.

Placement Options

The first option is having a Submuscular placement of the breast implant, this means that the implant would be underneath the pectoral muscle. The recovery time from this placement may be a little bit longer than above because it is going under a muscle that hasn’t had anything underneath it. If this is your second time getting implants underneath the muscle then it shouldn’t be too much of a difference. Placing the implant underneath the muscle gives the breast a more natural look, reduced risk of capsular contracture (post-operative tightening around the implant) and less interference with mammogram examinations. The other option is a Subglandular placement which is behind the breast tissue but over the pectoral muscle.

Before / After Photo

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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.
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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.

BENEFITS:

  • 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.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • 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

This Information is brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa