Love Yourself, Even In Your Teeny Weeny Bikini
As winter melts from our memories the longer days, abundant sunlight and warm breezes (finally!), make everyone a little delirious. Our winter coats and snow boots are packed away, and the warm weather signals the start of the skin-baring season. This change in seasons is a fashion moment — swapping baggy winter clothes that camouflage what’s underneath for refreshing clothing that shows who you are. Unfortunately, for some women summer is not a time of rejoicing, but a time of remorse. You may hate summer and sunshine for it means the unthinkable “s” word- swimsuit; just the thought brings about a longing for the winter camouflage.
There is no doubt that the most feminine of a woman’s physical attributes are her curves, especially her breasts. Yet, many women find themselves unsatisfied with the hand that nature has dealt them. While some women choose not to define themselves by their breasts, countless others are unhappy with their size, position or shape. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to concede defeat and settle for status quo. More and more women are turning to a Pittsburgh breast augmentation as a way to look better and feel better about themselves.
Today, breast augmentation, Pittsburgh, is more popular than ever. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), over 364,000 women underwent the procedure in 2005, making breast augmentation the second most popular cosmetic surgery last year. Women in their 30s and 40s (especially moms) are the fastest growing group of patients seeking breast augmentation today. Are you dissatisfied with the shape of your breasts? Have you lost breast volume following pregnancy and lactation? Do you wish to restore your breasts to a more natural and youthful contour?
Once you decide that you want to make that very personal and satisfying change, your next most important choice is your Plastic Surgeon. It is most important that he or she be a true plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. You should be comfortable with the surgeon’s experience, approach to breast surgery, results, and bedside manner. Other choices to be made together with your surgeon include incision site and implant location.
The type of implant is another option you will have. Breast implants that are approved by the FDA are made of biocompatible material. They have either a smooth or textured silicone shell and the shell shape may be round or contoured. The implants are either filled with saline or cohesive silicone gel. These decisions need to be made after a physical examination and consultation with your plastic surgeon.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and takes about 45 minutes. You will travel home after about an hour or so of recovery and resume most activities within three days.
Following your procedure it is imperative that you maintain an ongoing relationship with your plastic surgeon. Therefore, you should have an annual evaluation done along with routine breast health exam and mammogram screenings.
Your surgeon is there to aid you in the decision making process. Expressing your concerns and your desires will allow him or her to make the most suitable recommendation for you. While making the final decision may be a difficult one, you”ll likely find yourself among the millions of women who say it was the best decision they ever made.
Dr. Brian Vassar Heil is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has offices located in Washington County at 455 Valleybrook Road, McMurrary, PA and in Allegheny and Butler Counties. He can be reached at 724-264-3608, or via e-mail, [email protected] For more information about plastic surgery or Dr. Heil”s practice, visit ppspa.staging.wpengine.com.