Shaped and Textured Implants are Next Generation for Breast Enhancement

WSVN.com recently posted a story about “Aimee,” a woman in South Florida who just had breast augmentation surgery with shaped silicone gel implants.

Dr. Blane Shatkin appears on the segment to discuss the new implants, which feature a natural teardrop shape and cohesive silicone gel. “You don’t want to put them in upside down or sideways” he says and “you don’t want them to move in the implant pocket.”

Shaped implants are textured to help prevent rotation. When used in breast augmentation, the implants provide less implant height and greater projection, the doctor explains.

Aimee was pleased with the natural results of her breast augmentation. “It gave me a little more fullness on top,” she said. Her new bathing suit fits perfect, reports WSVN News.

Shaped Silicone Gel Breast Implants by Sientra

sientra2Sientra is the latest breast implant maker to enter the American market, next to Allergan and Mentor. Their shaped implant features a “natural sloped profile and inferior pole projection.” A variety of widths, heights and projections provide surgeons with more opportunities to create a customized result.

The Sientra shaped implant comes in 3 base shapes: round, oval and classic. The high-strength silicone gel is cohesive, so it cannot leak like saline implants or previous silicone implants. While they are designed to maintain their shape, they still offer the soft feel that women want from a silicone implant. Sizes range from 170 cc all the way up to 700 cc in volume.

Can You Look Younger Without Face Lift Surgery?

 8 Face Lift Alternatives

Even if you’re not ready for a face lift, you can still look younger. There are numerous anti-aging treatments, as well as lifestyle changes, that can help set the clock back a few years. If you’re a 20-something, these steps can help you maintain a youthful appearance.

1. Reduce your sun exposure. Apply sunscreen twice a day. If you’re active outside on a regular basis, cover up with a hat or long sleeve shirt.

2. Don’t drink heavily, smoke, or use illicit drugs. All these habits can lead to premature signs of aging.

3. Start using a quality skin care regimen every day. Visit us to find out if you’re a candidate for Retin-A.

4. Get microdermabrasion or a facial every month to exfoliate.

5. Maintain a healthy body weight. Avoid dieting! Instead, commit to eating fresh fruits and vegetables and getting regular exercise.

6. Botox® Cosmetic and injectable fillers at a relatively young age can stop wrinkles when they first begin to appear.

7. Minimally-invasive surgeries like eyelid surgery or an endoscopic brow lift can correct the signs of aging that fillers can’t.

8. IPL treatments and fractional lasers can reduce unwanted pigment and stimulate collagen, with no downtime or minimal downtime.

Set Goals and Maintain Realistic Expectations

Non-surgical treatments are alluring due to their convenience, low risk, and low initial cost. However, beware of the infinite number of gimmicks that have been introduced. They claim to provide results comparable to a face lift, but most of them don’t even come close.

The truth is that face lift results only come from face lift surgery. It’s important to care for your skin and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re a candidate for face lift surgery, and you want tighter and more youthful-looking skin in your lower face and neck, the best long-term plan is to simply get the face lift.

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Before and After Face Lift Surgery at Beautologie