Silicone: what is the best time to place?
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If you've ever thought about putting silicone may have seen a lot of doubts and questions. After all, although surgery is relatively common, it is still a medical procedure that requires care and requires attention prior to decision making.
"The most important thing is to make the decision you want to undergo surgery being aware of the risks and possible complications that may occur during the process. Then, it is very clear objective you want to achieve with surgery. This is important to help the surgeon to make a better evaluation of the case and make important decisions together, as the size and shape of the prosthesis, the position within the breast and the type of incision. Thus, the chances of achieving the desire of the patient are bigger, "says dr. Eduardo Sucupira, plastic surgeon of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and director of essendi Clinic in Rio de Janeiro.
The reasons for putting silicone go beyond the aesthetic desire to increase the size of the breasts - surgery may also be sought to correct asymmetry of the breasts or breast reconstruction, for example. Leave your clear objective to the doctor will help in planning surgery, causing the result to be closer to the imagined.
It is also important to note that although it is a common surgery and has a relatively short recovery, it is still an operation that, like any other, has risks and needs care. Keep in mind that you need to prepare before the scheduled date and follow a series of guidelines after the procedure. Remember even if the implant is a foreign body to your body and that there is the possibility that it is not well accepted, and may even have to be removed.
To make an informed and responsible decision, it is essential to inform and clarify all doubts. Thus, you have more chances of getting a positive process without problems and bring good results.
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8 factors to consider before scheduling surgery
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In addition to the choice of doctor, the clarity of its objectives and decide the size of the prosthesis to be placed, another point that can directly reflect the result is the best time to perform the surgery.
Who is planning to put silicone, it has a lot to think about before hitting the hammer and mark the surgery. In addition to an attentive evaluation of their plans in the short and long term, we need to be in good health with the doctor and discuss all postoperative recommendations.
"The emotional aspect, patients usually already looking for a surgeon decided to perform the operation because the correlation with various physical and social factors that bother them, just differ on questions, and especially in choosing the size of the prosthesis. However, such factors do need to be analyzed and observed by the physician so that there is an ethical guidance and appropriate to each case, "recalls Dr. André Eyler, plastic surgeon and member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Check out some factors that should be taken into account so that you can choose your best time:
One of the biggest questions about the best time to put silicone is in relation to pregnancy. It is better to have the surgery before or after becoming pregnant?
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"The most advisable is to place later. During pregnancy the size of the breasts is increasing, due to hormonal changes and increased normal pregnancy weight, which also increases the fat and breast tissue - which can lead to the fall of the breasts, which may change the outcome of the surgery prior, "explains dr. Eduardo Sucupira.
Also please note that opt for breast lift before pregnancy is not harmful to breastfeeding. It is not imperative that the person wait for pregnancy to undergo surgery, just keep in mind that results may change during pregnancy.
To Dr. Roseli Cardinali, plastic surgeon and expert member of the Brazilian and International Society of Plastic Surgery, the ideal is that those who want to put silicone does not plan a short-term gestation. "Since all surgery takes a while for you to get the final result, I recommend that every patient intends to become pregnant at least two years after that surgery," says the expert.
While there is no right age to put silicone, medical recommendation is that the procedure is done only after the maturation of the patient.
"The surgery for the placement of breast implants should be made when the patient reaches his or her full breast development, what happens usually around 18 years. Therefore, intervention is preferably carried out in larger-old women. But we must assess the situation carefully, with the analysis of the structure, general conditions, among other factors, "explains dr. André Eyler.
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Another important point related to younger girls is the emotional issue: it is necessary that the patient is able to decide and is able to make a responsible and conscious choice.
"It is ideal that is after it has already reached the physical and mental development. Body because the breast tissue increases its size during adolescence. Mental because it is a decision for the rest of my life, "says Dr. Eduard.
For those who are going through some process of weight loss and want to put silicone, the best time is when you reach the desired weight. In the midst of significant changes in weight, the result of surgery can not remain the desired; therefore, the ideal is to wait stability.
"During the weight loss process, the breasts undergo some changes, since the breast tissue is composed largely of fat. If the surgery is done before the weight loss can modify the previous result. Moreover, with the loss of fat, the breasts may fall a little, changing often the indication of surgery or planning it, "explains Sucupira.
According to doctors, the season does not influence both the best time for surgery. The pros and cons of winter or summer generally vary according to the availability and comfort of the patient.
"What happens is that in the autumn-winter season is less discomfort because of milder temperatures, ie, reducing the swelling (the heat usually increase) and consequently more adaptation in the use of post-surgical bra," comments The Doctor. André.
In winter can also be easier to comply with the recommendations for the post-operative period, among which is not sunbathe for a period of up to three months. However, undergo the procedure in the summer is not harmful and does not directly affect the outcome or the recovery of the patient.
5. Health status
At the time of making the decision to put silicone, it is important to assess your health. If it is going through a period of illness, including colds or influenza, the more accurate is to prioritize treatment before undergoing plastic surgery.
"The most important is that the patient has an optimal state of health, which will reduce the risks of the procedure. Moreover, it is important to follow the recommendations of the surgeon and anesthesiologist about the medications that are prescribed before and after surgery, "says Dr. Eduard.
Health should not be just physical - it is necessary that the person is also with mental health so that, in fact, surgery is successful and bring a positive outcome for the patient.
"People with severe picture of emotional instability also should not undergo surgery while presenting such a state because after the procedure may occur serious regret and depression," says Dr. André.
Smokers should also be especially careful before marking the date of the surgery, respecting the medical indications. "Smokers can not smoke for at least one month before and one month after surgery. Nicotine has constrictor effect on blood vessels in the skin and can cause disturbances in wound healing, increasing the chances of necrosis and infection, "explains Dr. André.
7. Need for a new surgery
This is a factor to consider and put on your long-term planning. The recommendation is that after a few years, the patient go through another surgery to replace silicone implants. It is interesting to reflect, from now on, if you are willing to undergo a new procedure in the future.
"Every ten years or so, you will change your silicone implant with a new implant. So it is necessary to go through another surgery, and one must also be in good health to make it happen, "explains Dr. Roseli.
Choosing the best time to put silicone also has a lot to do with your plans, your calendar and the time you can devote to a good recovery. Keep in mind that the postoperative care required and one must be willing to follow medical recommendations to avoid any problems.
"After surgery care is the rest of the arms for 30 days without lifting or lift them above the shoulders. Also, you should not do physical effort not to compromise the recovery, "said Dr.. André.
The recovery time can vary according to the conditions of the patient, the technique used and the place of the prosthesis. On average, the recommendation is that the person pass about 15 days without driving. Since release to sun exposure occurs, usually in the third month after surgery.
If you are interested in placing silicone, you talk to your doctor and get all your doubts before making the decision! Rate well and make clear their plans for before and after surgery - this is the best way to reach the ideal time for you.