Breast Augmentation

Accelerate Healing Logically and Naturally

Posted on by wordadmin in Breast Augmentation, Fitness and Wellness, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

logical and natural healing after plastic surgeryFollowing cosmetic surgery of any type, your body will need time to recover. Healing calls upon many of the body’s systems simultaneously to decrease swelling and promote repair. With hundreds of thousands of operations performed annually in this country, surgeons and patients have learned what’s needed to encourage speedy, safe recovery while minimizing inflammation and pain. Below is a list of proven techniques to get you back on your feet and looking your best post-op.

The Do’s and Don’ts

Do follow doctor and clinic discharge instructions. Follow them to the T, in fact. Simple, avoidable mistakes are made by patients following surgery that cause complications, prolonged symptoms and delayed healing. Care for your incisions, bathe as directed, and attend all your follow-up exams.

Do Not drive before it is advisable to do so. Don’t exceed physical activity limitations, including lifting more than you should. Avoid direct exposure to the sun and baby yourself for a while – it’ll pay great dividends.

Do get lots of sleep, rest and as much time off as is recommended. As sedentary as we are, Americans are increasingly sleep-deprived and stressed. Both conditions run counter to ideal healing. That said, get up on your feet and start moving as soon as possible. Moderate physical activity (short walks) promotes circulation and restoration of bowel function. It can also help prevent clotting and other post-surgical risks.

Do Not consume high-sodium and high-sugar foods and drinks. Common sense dictates that alcohol consumption is to be light, if not completely avoided. If you can help it, do not smoke. Beyond well-documented health risks, smoking impairs circulation and prevents your body from healing on many levels.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Hippocrates was on to something here folks. Modern medicine has amazing tools, drugs and techniques at its disposal, but healing remains a natural phenomenon. Doctors can do little to elicit healing. The body is essentially on its own to handle that part. Therefore, controlling variables and inputs, as we just described above, is perhaps the most important step a patient can take to promote healthy healing and great surgical outcomes. The most significant input of course is food. Here’s a list of important foods to consume after your procedure, if not all the time:

* Lean Proteins – Assistive with wound healing and collagen restoration – fish, poultry, meat and legumes have the protein you’re looking for.

* Probiotics – Restore healthy biotic cultures in the gut destroyed by anti-biotics – fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir, and pickled foods like sauerkraut are packed with healthy probiotics.

* Fibrous Foods – Get your bowels moving after the blocking effects of inactivity and medications – fruits and vegetables which abound in cellulosic fiber, consumed with plenty of water, will have you back to regular quickly.

* Deeply and Brightly Colored Fruits – loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamins – peppers, oranges, blueberries, pomegranates – the list goes on and on – get plenty of them. They’re delicious and nutritious and will foster cellular repair and well-being.

* Nuts and Seeds – High in fiber and protein, nuts and seeds boast high zinc content, which is instrumental in boosting the immune system.

Closing the Loop

As the title of this post suggests, healing after surgery is dependent upon common sense, self-care and great nutrition. Give your body every possible chance for a superb outcome. Eat the foods you would if you were trying to look and feel your best – they’re the same ones you’ll need after cosmetic surgery. For more in-depth information about post-operative care and nutritional guidelines, contact the informed staff at Talbott Plastic Surgery Center in Reno. They’ll provide everything you need to know and what to expect before and after your surgery.

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Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know About Pre-and Post-Op

Posted on by wordadmin in Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

breast augmentation surgeryBreast Augmentation is a topic we can’t ever seem to put down. And no wonder – breast augmentation is the most sought-after cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S. each year. Women want fuller and better-shaped breasts. We at the Talbott Plastic Surgery Center are here to help. Let’s start by addressing some important points about what’s right for you and how to achieve optimal results from the procedure.

Before We Begin

Over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures are completed every year in this country and recent advances in techniques and implant technologies have led to increasingly successful outcomes. So, while it is a surgery, and all surgeries are to be undertaken seriously, it is so widely performed that techniques, procedures and standards are constantly being improved. That said, don’t rush into this. Take your time to think, consider and choose your surgeon, your center and how you want this procedure to work for you and your life.

Approximately 75% Of All Breast Augmentations Now Utilize Silicone.

And of those 75%, many are performed with the newest generation of silicone gel which retains uniform shape and most closely resembles natural breast tissue. Unless you have special reason, your surgeon will recommend silicone implants. While silicone is a more expensive material, the outcome and longevity of the recontouring speak for themselves. Regardless, you can expect to pay around $10,000 for a standard breast augmentation procedure.

Selecting Your Surgeon…

is perhaps the most important thing you can do. Your job boils down to researching credentials and reputation. Like Dr. Talbott, your surgeon should be board certified in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. She or he should also have an excellent reputation with scores of satisfied, healthy former patients. Scrutinize the before and after pics of all previous surgeries. Last, make sure that you are personally comfortable with your surgeon, the staff and the facility. Do you feel that you can connect with your surgeon? Do you feel that you’re being listened to? Be certain that your surgeon takes a strong, personal interest in your outcome and well-being.

Concerns About The Right Size And Look…

…are quickly allayed when you select the right surgeon. Great doctors will recommend the appropriate look for your physique and activity level. At the Talbott Plastic Surgery Center, every factor including lifestyle, unique physiological attributes and health history, as well as your personal goals are considered before making a recommendation about implant configuration. It’s without saying that the size of your augmentation should be naturally appropriate, appealing, reasonably proportionate and sustainable as you age. This is why pre-surgery consultations and evaluations with competent surgeons are essential, so don’t skip steps!

To Ensure The Best Results And Most Comfortable Recovery…

…you need to practice self-care and allow yourself sufficient time off. Doctor Talbott and her staff will preach and repeat the absolute must-dos for you to obtain the most beautiful results. From scheduling time off to maintaining your weight and eating nutritious foods, you’ll learn everything you need to know to succeed, but here are a few questions to help qualify you as a good candidate for surgery:

  • Are you done birthing children and breast feeding?

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