Tag: Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift Minneapolis

Dr. Landis has helped many women achieve a rejuvenated breast appearance through Breast Lift. The breast lift surgery is used to lift breasts that have begun to sag or droop due to the natural aging process. Women who have had multiple pregnancies and nursed or who have lost a significant amount of weight may notice that their breasts are prematurely aging. Breast Lift surgery can help create more youthful looking and perky breasts. Some women may opt to combine the Breast Lift procedure with a Breast Augmentation in order to increase breast volume that has been lost or perhaps was never there to begin with, as the Breast Lift procedure itself is not designed to alter or enhance the size of the breasts.

We encourage you to take a look through our online before and after Breast Lift photos of actual patients. If you are unhappy with the sagging of your breasts and are interested in learning more about achieving perkier, more youthful looking breasts again, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Breast Lift procedure.

Breast Augmentation Minneapolis

The Breast Augmentation is achieved through the use of either Saline filled or Silicone implants. Women seek out the popular breast augmentation procedure because they feel their breasts are too small for their figure, they feel their breasts have lost volume as they’ve gotten older or after weightless, pregnancy or breastfeeding, or to correct breast asymmetry (where one breast is more than a cup size larger than the other breast).

There are a number of options to consider when going through with a breast augmentation procedure. The size and type of your breast implant, as well as the placement of the implant and the placement of the incision. Dr. Landis works with each patient on an individual level to determine the best procedure plan to help achieve the best results for each patient. If you are interested in discussing your breast augmentation options and to find out if a breast augmentation may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures Of 2015

Plastic Surgery continues to grow in popularity. Last year, there was a grand total of 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures across the United States, a 2 percent increase since 2014. Breast augmentation was most in demand with 279,143 procedures as recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the premiere society of plastic surgeons, or which I am a member – and your plastic surgeon should be too!

The battle of the bulges brought liposuction into second place (222,051 procedures) while nose reshaping came in third (217,979 procedures). One of the most interesting aspects of US cosmetic surgery in 2015 regards the booming popularity of buttock implants and fat grafting. Back in 2000, surgeons conducted 1,356 of these procedures and that went up to 4,767 in 2015, a growth rate of 252 percent.

Breast Implants are Now 50 Years Old

Breast Implants are Now 50 Years Old

In the world of medicine, technology and medical devices advance at a rapid pace. Many of the surgical instruments of yesterday have given way to newer, state-of-the-art equipment. Despite the amazing advances in medical technology, one tool of the plastic surgeon has remained for 50 years now: the silicone breast implant.

Although the implant itself has gone through changes, breast augmentation surgery has continued to grow in popularity since its creation by Drs. Cronin and Gerow. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the silicone breast implant, this blog is dedicated to some of the most important milestones in the history of breast augmentation surgery as well as the outlook for tomorrow.

In the first 50 years of the silicone breast implant, the most important may well have been 1992. The world was abounding with horror stories about the negative effects of some implants. There were all sorts of allegations, largely based on junk science that breast implants were harmful and caused systemic illnesses in women. For the first time, it became crucial that doctors begin to gather data regarding the implants and do research to demonstrate that the implants were indeed safe in order to convince the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) to allow silicone implants back on the market. Through years of hard work and a dedication to quality breast augmentation surgery, the data was gathered and research completed that provided a foundation for viable (and safe) silicone breast implants.

As a result of the efforts put forth, 2006 saw the return of the silicone breast implant to market. It was not a simple fight. Despite the strong evidence to the contrary, there were many naysayers who still insisted that the silicone implants were unsafe. Ultimately, good science won the day, and it became more apparent than ever that as a community, plastic surgeons needed to continue to collect important health and safety data and push continued research to not only ensure the health of their patients but to prove to the rest of the medical community the safety of the practice.

2010 saw another potential set-back for breast augmentation advocates with a rare lymphoma associated with breast implants. The anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) matter could have been a major setback like the silicone breast implant scare of the 90’s, but instead it sent the plastic surgery field into full research mode again, and a better understanding of the anomaly began to come together. The plastic surgery community as a whole developed a reasonable process to manage to the late-term periprosthetic fluid accumulation as a result. Although this situation is extremely rare, the attention brought on by the occurrences helped doctors better understand the situation.

This year has seen another major milestone. The FDA has approved for use a third breast implant by a new company Sientra. Sientra offers both round and anatomically-shaped breast implants, made from the same silicone gel formulation. Their anatomically-shaped implants differ slightly from those produced by Allergan and Mentor, which are form-stable inside the body. The form stable gel implant (also known as the “gummy bear” implant) is a silicone based implant that promises to be an even more natural feeling and looking breast implant. These implants come in anatomically shaped varieties depending on your body type or preference, and are shaping up to be the future of the breast implant. It may be a while for these implants to see wide spread use as they require a different set of techniques and skills to implant them properly.

At 50 years old, silicone breast implants and breast augmentation itself continues to evolve and improve. Breast augmentation is the most popular of all cosmetic surgery procedures and shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. With all of the advances in the procedure, it is still not a simple one and one constant has remained throughout the years: to ensure the best results, a patient needs a board-certified expert to handle the care. With expert care by doctors like George Landis, and quality, safe products, now is the best time to move forward with that breast augmentation procedure.

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