Learn About Breast Implant Surgery Video

Breast implant surgery is something that a lot of women wonder about but might be afraid to ask. So, we headed to a plastic surgeon to give us the scoop and show us a new high-tech device that can show you your after photo before you ever go under...
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Audra Lowe: Breast implant surgery at something that a lot of women wonder about that might be afraid to ask, so we had a two women having plastic surgeon to get the ABC's and SD's are breast implants, and also demo a high new high tech device that can show you your after photo before you even ever go on to the knife. Host: Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery in the US with over a three hundred thousand women going on to the knife every year so we made a pigment having plastic surgeon Dr. David Rapaport to get the A, B, C and even D of breast implants first you want to find about certify plastic surgeon to sit down with and talk about your needs. Dr. David Rapaport: And it takes a little bit of communication to find out what womens goals are and its rare communication in advance of surgery that programs me ending up with the dissatisfied patient. Audra Lowe: Next you'll need to decide on size in this case bigger is an always better. Dr. David Rapaport: You know I have some of my teachers in residency who would be some what shown a stick and would say just every women just a bigger, give her a size bigger than she ask for and what I want it's for her look herself afterwards and go wow, but I have plenty of patients among the of Manhattan, Ohio; corporate people, people with different walks of life that really, really don't want to stand out. Audra Lowe: Traditionally doctors will have a patient placed different size implants inside a sports broad and test the mouth. Dr. David Rapaport: And they look in the mirror and look at themselves and very often they put on their clothes on top and its just see how you feel how do you like this, hoe do you feel in this. Audra Lowe: But now there is something new and high-tech to key the device that will create a 3D image of your tarsal and allow the doctor to illustrate different size options on screen. Dr. David Rapaport: There are six cameras that take a 3D image of the womens breast and then process it on the computer after I give get some guidelines in terms of the boarders of the breast and then its using a lot of high-tech mathematical models and actually putting in to her body different implants specifically based on manufactured, size and style this way they have a visual ability to look at themselves third person and see what will I look like after my operation and for those women its extremely useful. Audra Lowe: In addition of size you'll also have to decide on implant filler silicon, or sailing and Dr. Rapaport says this decision usually depends on your body type. Dr. David Rapaport: The women that's good for sailing is a women who has a good amount of breast tissue may be a B cop solid B cop, who has a decent amount of body fat that doesn't mean that she is heavy it just means she is not really, really lean, really, really skinny. Silicon is better for that really thin women because it's going to shoe less repels on the side and it's going to feel generally softer but based on historical information in ten years silicon probably has a slightly higher chance of hardness than sailing. Audra Lowe: Another bonus for sailing patients a smaller scars, since they can be filled up after they have been implanting. Dr. David Rapaport: This comes empty from the factory so I roll that up and it can be very, very small in to put in this comes the way it is so it has to be squeezed in thorough a hole. Audra Lowe: And lastly women need to consider all the risk. Dr. David Rapaport: I have never had an infection requiring removal of the implant but I tell every women that's possible their issues relating to rapture, their issues relating to the scars, their issues relating to the risk of bleeding a women needs to have really information I mean this is a real operation. Audra Lowe: Dr. Rapaport believes with clear communication and knowledge of what you expect, women can find a new sense of self after augmentation. Dr. David Rapaport: This operation can be very restorative or

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