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Choosing the correct type of breast implants

By London Plastic Surgery The right choice of breast implants for breast augmentation is really a personal decision. Both types of implants are excellent and do achieve a natural look. There are, however, advantages and disadvantages to both implants that may influence your decision. Silicone Gel Implants Advantages Natural feel – whether the implants are placed under the muscle or the breast tissue, these implants tend to have a more natural breast feelMinimal rippling – due to the cohesive nature of the silicone gel, the outside of the implant ripples or wrinkles less which generally means that during movement, there is less visible wrinkling in the skin, especially in thin women or women with a small amount of breast tissue, this therefore gives a more natural appearance Disadvantages More expensive – generally the cost of the implant is more expensive to buy than saline implants likely due to manufacturing costsQuicker onset of capsule formation – regardless of the position of the implant, silicone implants do cause capsular contracture at a faster rate than saline implants, especially when put under the breast gland compared to under the muscleLonger scar – because the implants come pre-filled to the desired size, the length of incision will increase the larger the implant Saline Implants Advantages Capsule formation is delayed – this is compared to similar silicone gel implants placed in the same pocket, meaning fewer touch-up surgeries like capsulotomy (surgery to fix capsular contracture)Shorter scar – the implant is introduced into the pocket as an empty shell and then filled with saline so the incision used can be very shortLower cost – saline implants are cheaper than silicone gel implantsSaline is absorbed by the body during rupture – some women still feel uneasy about having silicone in their body despite a large amount of research in literature showing that silicone is safe, so if this is the case, then saline implants might be more suitable Disadvantages Rippling – this implant is essentially a bag of water and even though it can be over-inflated, in thin women, rippling or wrinkling during movement or even at rest may be seen giving an unnatural lookArtificial feel – again this is essentially water in a silicone shell so it can feel unnatural compared to a normal breastRupture rate – saline implants do rupture more often than silicone implants with a rate of approximately 1% per year
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Erase Thin, Sagging Skin With A Soft Lift

By London Plastic Surgery Hyaluronic acid and collagen act to support the layers of the skin. Over time, these levels decrease and skin can become deflated, dehydrated, thin and loose. Thin skin is difficult to treat because it is so delicate and easily damaged. Our team of medical professionals is trained to assist in preventing and treating thin skin. A non-invasive soft lift can treat these areas with medical grade skin care, boosting the skin’s appearance. Pharmaceutical grade skin care products are made with high-quality and stable ingredients, which are absorbed into the skin, providing a deep level of penetration. This is essential for thin skin as it boosts vitamin A, C, E, consumption, collagen and hydration. When hyaluronic acid naturally diminishes, dermal filler will help replace what was lost naturally. When injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid absorbs up to 200 times their size of water, which restores plumpness and provides deep hydration. This also results in a refined skin texture, minimized pores and a vivid complexion. Dermal filler can also restore volume in the cheeks, jaw and temples by lifting the thin, sagging skin. You can reverse the signs of aging and bring back a more youthful appearance without surgery or downtime! Contact our team at London Plastic Surgery to inquire about how to utilize a soft lift to return firmness and elasticity to your skin while boosting your skin’s natural collagen. A full consultation with one of our medical professionals will help you choose the products best suited for your individual skin type.
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Dark Circles Be Gone!

By London Plastic Surgery As we age, our skin loses volume. This can cause dark, sunken circles under the eyes and can give the appearance of being perpetually tired or prematurely aged. To fight back against this issue, you may consider a tear trough rejuvenation. The tear trough is the depression that runs from your lower eyelid to the top of your cheek. While it is completely normal to have a hollow spanning this distance, some people experience a deepening of this depression. Using dermal filler to treat this area can immediately give a refreshed look. This non-invasive treatment has zero downtime and quickly corrects the problem area. A full consultation should be completed with your medical provider prior to the treatment to assess your suitability for the procedure and to implement a treatment plan. Each patient is unique and requires a different approach. Ample cheek volume is required to give sufficient support to the tear trough. Without an adequate cheek, the tear trough can appear overcorrected and unnatural. For this reason, it may be necessary to place dermal filler into the cheek prior to treating the tear trough. Using the proper tools will give the best result. The team at London Plastic Surgery prefers to use a blunt tip cannula for this procedure. Compared to using a sharp needle, there is virtually no bruising and limited complication. The eyes are very sensitive so it is important to ensure highly trained medical professionals are treating this area. The team at London Plastic Surgery is well trained in preventing and treating any possible complications. The patient pictured here had concerns about her appearance around her eyes. She felt that area looked tired and had aged her significantly. After a full consultation, Mariam worked with the patient and developed a treatment plan. To build up the cheeks so that they could support the tear trough, we injected 2 mls of Voluma by Allergan. This also helped to enhance her cheek contour and jawline. To treat the tear trough, 2 mls of Redensity II by Teosyal was strategically injected. The combination of dermal filler in both the cheeks and tear trough provided a soft lift, which rejuvenated her face, giving a youthful look. With the appropriate product and right injector, this patient was left with natural looking results. Fight back against dark circles and sunken eyes. Contact our team to book your consultation
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