Sunday, 27 November 2016

Breast Augmentation Surgery Problems: Dr. Brian Evans's Advice

Breast augmentation surgery is extremely popular. Generally, it is quite safe. However, surgery is never risk free. This article will help you discover the common problems with breast surgery and give you to on how to solve them.

In more than 20 years of private practice as a board certified plastic surgeon, Brian Evans MD has encountered lots of patients with a wide variety of problems after breast augmentation surgery.

Rupture of the implants is a main issue. Fortunately, this is fairly rare but it does happen. Older implants were more prone to rupture than today's implants. If your implants are more than 12-15 years old you should have them checked. Rupture is not always that easy to detect. For a definitive diagnosis, an MRI is required. A rupture should be taken care of immediately, but they are not terribly dangerous as was once feared.

The concerns raised in the '90's about ruptures leading to increased auto immune diseases have been proven false in the research. Fears of ruptures and auto immune disease linger, but Dr. Brian Evans MD assures you those particular fears can be put to rest due to extensive, positive research results.

Some problems boil down to disappoint with the aesthetic results of breast augmentation surgery. Women may feel they were not placed correctly, are the wrong size or are asymetrical.

What often happens to cause these problems?

The best way to perform the surgery is to place the implant behind the muscles and the breast tissue, not just the breast tissue. Unfortunately, some surgeons do not do it the right way; they do it the easy way.

If you have not yet had surgery, avoid these problems by requesting a retro-muscular placement, not a retro-glandular implant.

Shift in the body over time is more likely if the implants are not under the muscle too. so if a woman experiences significant weight loss or gain, or pregnancies after implantation, the stretching of the skin causes capsular contraction.

Capsular contraction is a condition characterized by scar tightening around the implants that makes them hard to the touch or cause an uneven shape, or both. The result is an augmentation that is obvious or simply not natural.

Other problems worth mentioning here are:
  • Poorly selected implants in terms of shape and form
  • Over-inflated implants
  • Implants that slip under the breast
  • Ugly scars
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Implants that are placed too high;
  • Developing the "double bubble" effect (this occurs when the muscle still attached to the underside of the breast produces a visible crease across the bottom half of the breast);
  • Implants migrate laterally over time into the armpit, thereby losing the projection in front and desired cleavage.

When these problems show up over time, it can often be traced back to mistakes made during the original surgery. Another reason why choosing a quality plastic surgeon is critical

If you experience any of the issues described above, you can visit Dr. Brian Evans MD a competent, board certified plastic surgeon. Call at (818) 676-4001 to learn more!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Are You A Good Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery? Consult Dr. Brian Evans

If you are considering undergoing the tummy trimming procedure known as the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, you might want to re-consider. Sure a tummy tuck can be beneficial for a lot of people, but there are certain percentages of people out there who are considering a tummy tuck because they are just plain lazy. If you are getting a tummy tuck because you are gaining a few extra pounds of flab around the abdominal area, you might really want to reconsider and just utilize your own self control and hard work to help tone your tummy.

If you are somebody who has recently lost a lot of weight, and you have quite a bit of loose skin hanging around your stomach area, then you are probably a great candidate for a tummy tuck. So many people have put in the hard work and self control that have allowed them to accomplish their weight loss goals. Unfortunately, if you have lost a lot of weight, there can be some stretch marks as well as extra flab which can still make someone self conscious about their body. An abdominoplasty is a great way to put the finishing touches on all of your hard work up until this point.

You might have recently had a child, and let’s face it, a pregnancy can really take its toll on a woman's body. You might have some residual excess belly fat from the pregnancy, and if that’s the case you might be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. Yes, you could probably put in some hard work and self control to trim the excess belly fat and get your body back to how it was before the pregnancy. However, the truth is that you have just had a child, and its not a secret that raising a child is hard work, and you might not have the time to work out and tighten up your tummy, so if that is the case for you, you might really want to consider getting a tummy tuck.

Okay, so we've touched on a few instances where a tummy tuck might be in order. Now, let’s take a look at when you should NOT get a tummy tuck. If you are trying to lose a few extra pounds and your thinking about having some liposuction as well as a tummy tuck, you might want to think twice. Some might say that you are taking the easy way out. Cosmetic surgery can be very hard on the body, and there have been many situations where the outcome of the surgery has caused complications or worse for some people. If you are trying to lose a few extra pounds, don't consider getting a tummy tuck because that is lazy, and it just isn't as healthy as working hard and eating well.

However, a tummy tuck is not to be taken lightly, and if you are just looking to lose a few extra pounds. If you are one of the many people who need to lose just a few extra pounds, don't take the easy way out. Just work hard and eat healthy and you will be happy with your body before you know it.

Brian Evans Plastic Surgery can help you get the body that you have always wanted. Contact our plastic surgery center 818-665-3585 in West Hills Hospital & Medical center today for further information about tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures. A tummy tuck can be the start of a new you!
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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Dr. Brian Evans Discussing the Responsibilities of an Ethical Plastic Surgeon

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is big business nowadays. Every aspect of your body can be targeted via cosmetic surgeries and with new innovation and introduction of newer technology, plastic surgery is now available to the masses and not just meant for a privileged few. In fact society in general has more or less accepted plastic surgery as normal and people are not shy in proclaiming their desires for cosmetic enhancements.

All this has led to enormous growth in the plastic surgery industry and well qualified plastic surgeons are high on demand. However, as plastic surgeons see a significant growth in the number of clients they handle each year; it gives rise to many other concerns as well which are related with the negative aspects of this industry. This is where responsibilities of an ethical plastic surgeon comes in as it is felt the more responsible a surgeon is, the less the chances of any negative aspects emerging from this industry. As a professional plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Evans MD believes to adhere some responsibilities that are as follows:

1) Some individuals may have a genuine need for cosmetic plastic surgery and for some it might just be to look younger, be more fashionable, be more presentable etc. Unfortunately for some, plastic surgery or any kind of cosmetic enhancements is an addiction. While such clients can bring in a lot of business for a plastic surgeon, the surgeon should be able to say no when he or she feels that their client's addiction to cosmetic surgeries is going out of hand. While a surgeon won’t be able to accurately decide whether someone is addicted in the first couple of surgeries, but if the client is asking for cosmetic enhancements too often and has already had quite a few plastic surgery procedures completed, then it might be time to have a frank and honest talk with them to find out if the person is genuinely addicted to cosmetic surgeries.

2) A plastic surgeon should not always paint a positive image about the required surgery in front of their potential clients. They need to inform a client about the potential risks and dangers as well. They should paint a proper picture for the client on what the cosmetic surgery involves, how much time it takes for complete recovery and the potential pitfalls.

3) A responsible plastic surgeon should always have a plan of action ready to deal with any negative reactions on the patient's body post surgery. They should carefully plan out in detail the corrective measures to be taken if the surgery performed on the client does not go according to plan. They should carefully study all negative possibilities and prepare for each one of them.

4) Plastic surgeons must also encourage their clients to maintain a good and healthy lifestyle. They should advise them on the ill effects of smoking and other vices on their body. Surgeons should study their client's medical history thoroughly before deciding to go ahead with a plastic surgery procedure. If a potential client's medical history would adversely affect their body after a particular plastic surgery, the surgeon needs to inform the client about this and perhaps advise on postponing or cancelling the cosmetic surgery altogether.

Dr. Brian Evans is Board Certified in plastic surgeon, whose private medical practice has been divided between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the care of the burn-injured patient. Dr. Evans is currently a surgeon at the renowned Grossman Burn Centers at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, CA. He co-founded the Skin Deformities and Research Foundation and has lectured on Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery.

Here are a few plastic surgery procedures Dr Evans specializes in:
•    Rhinoplasty (nose job)
•    Facelift
•    Blepharoplasty (eye lift)
•    Butt lift
•    Breast augmentation (breast enhancement, enlargement, or reduction)
•    Tummy tuck
•    Liposuction

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