Plastic Surgery 101: The Beginner’s Guide

February 25th, 2017

If you struggle with feeling that your body isn’t quite the way you want it to be, you’ve probably wondered about getting plastic surgery. Celebrities make it look so easy, right?

People from all over the country come to see Madison’s top, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Clifford King, M.D., Ph.D. for help achieving the beautiful contours they always wanted. But the process is not as simple and quick as the media makes it seem, so it’s important to understand what goes into a successful plastic surgery. Here are some essential things you, as the patient, need to know so that we can achieve the results you desire. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation

August 9th, 2016

If you desire a change or enhancement in your breasts, you have a couple of options that might suit you. The overall outcome you are looking to achieve and your specific issues with your breasts determines which option is best for you. Two common and popular breast  procedures available to you are the breast lift and breast augmentation. Below are explanations of both so you can decide which one (or both) is better suited for you.

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Choosing Your Breast Augmentation Incision Type

May 10th, 2016

Augmentation mammoplasty, or breast augmentation surgery, involves a surgeon surgically placing breast implants into a woman’s breasts to improve their symmetry, increase fullness, and restore breast volume. If you’re optimistic, in good health, and have realistic expectations, you’re likely an ideal candidate for breast augmentation..

According to a May 2013 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery published article, 98 percent of women were satisfied with their breast augmentation results.

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Silicone or Saline Breast Implants?

March 24th, 2016

Here at Madison Cosmetic Surgery in Wisconsin, we understand the importance of the decision to get breast implants for most women. It’s not only an issue of body image and self-esteem, but an issue of safety as well. That is why we take every precaution, whether conducting breast lifts, augmentations, or breast reductions, to ensure your safety and your satisfaction with the procedure.

Both silicone and saline breast implants have been approved by the FDA. Each one offers different strengths and benefits to the women who choose them. We will work with you to help determine which implant type will help you achieve your goals of natural movement and form. We will also work to explain how different types of implant materials are more appropriate for women with different body types, breast conditions, skin tones, health, and age.

Saline Breast Implants

These implants consist of shells that are filled with a sterile saline solution. Should the implant leak the shell will collapse and the body will absorb the saline solution and expel it naturally. This form of implant is FDA approved for women over the age of 17.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants have a more natural feel to them than saline implants, but the shell does not collapse in the event that the gel leaks. This means you may not be aware of the leakage. For this reason, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends regular visits to your plastic surgeon to ensure your implants are intact and functioning properly. This typically requires ultrasound or MRI screenings. These implants have been FDA approved for use in women over the age of 22.

Pre-Surgery Suggestions

Before breast enlargement surgery it’s a good idea to prepare your mind, body, and surroundings for what will come next. These small steps will aid in your recovery as well as your post-surgery comfort.

Allow yourself adequate time for recovery with time off work, and things to keep your mind entertained (books, movies, etc.). You will generally be out of commission for a week. Plan accordingly.

Begin doing back exercises now. They will prepare your body for the extra weight you’ll be carrying.

Create a relaxing area in your home for a peaceful and serene recovery.

Gather a list of items to help you remain fresh and clean in the days after the surgery – it will be a few days before you can shower. Include lotions and creams made with shea or cocoa butter and the herbal supplement Amica Montana (mountain daisy) to reduce pain and bruising.

Keep yourself at a 45 degree angle in bed while recovering. This will also reduce bruising and swelling after the surgery. You may need to purchase pillows, or wedges to do this if you don’t have an adjustable bed.

Move higher, regular use items, to lower shelves as you’ll need to avoid lifting your arms over your head after the surgery.

Stop smoking. It is best to stop smoking forever, but at least for the period leading up to the surgery and for a while after the surgery too.

These things will help you remain calm and comfortable while you recover from the surgery. The average recovery takes seven days from work and most women are able to discontinue pain medications after only five days, according to the ASPS.

Post-Surgery Benefits

Breast implants provide more benefits than mere aesthetics. At least that’s what a survey conducted by reveals about women who have had breast augmentation surgeries. The survey tells a story of improved self-esteem and a boost to the sex lives of women post-augmentation. In fact, the survey reveals that 70 percent of women saw improvement in sex life satisfaction.

Our before and after breast augmentation photos can help you see for yourself the difference breast augmentation and enlargement surgery can make to enhance the female form. An overwhelming 98 percent of women receiving breast enlargement were satisfied with their results.

When working with Madison Cosmetic Surgery to achieve a specific body shape, we will help you understand what you can expect for your body after the surgery, how the different implant designs may impact your health, and the best choice to achieve your desired goals so that you can make an informed decision about the best implant choice for you.

Contact Madison Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about silicone or saline breast implants or to schedule anconsultation with Madison cosmetic surgeon Clifford King, M.D., Ph.D..

Before Breast Surgery [Part 2]: Your Shopping List

February 27th, 2016

When you return home from your breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction surgery, you will want to be as comfortable as possible as you recover.

Madison Comestic Surgery is happy to share this suggested shopping list of items you can benefit from having on-hand at home:

* For Freshness: Baby wipes and dry shampoo will help you feel clean during the few days after your surgery when you should avoid showering. A long-handled bath brush will be appreciated when you do begin showering. We suggest applying shea butter or cocoa butter lotion to the breast area afterward.

* From the Pharmacy: Fill a basket with magazines, hard candy, tissues, moisturizer and anything else you anticipate being happy to have as you relax at home.

* Good Herbs: For two weeks before and after your breast surgery, taking the herbal supplement Arnica Montana (or Mountain daisy) can reduce bruising and pain. A cream containing the herb can be massaged directly onto the breasts.

* Ice Packs: To ease pain and swelling, four flexible gel ice packs are recommended, so you can use two while the other two stay cold in the freezer. For three days after surgery, practice “20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.”

* Lots of Pillows: You’ll need a few big pillows or a wedge pillow to lay at a 45-degree angle, which reduces swelling and bruising. Also, use them to prevent you from rolling onto your breasts while you’re sleeping.

* Choice Clothes: Choose a shirt with buttons or zippers on your operation day. Wear soft, comfortable fabrics.

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