I’ve been a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face for more than twenty years. In that time, plastic surgery, and breast augmentation procedures in particular, have advanced a great deal. Today, there are several technological advancements that can significantly improve the outcome of these extremely popular procedures before, during, and even after the actual surgery has taken place. This week, I’m discussing some of the most significant technologies and techniques that I utilize in every phase of cosmetic improvement:
Before the procedure
During initial patient consultations, I often use the Vectra® M3 Imaging system to get a sense of my patient’s expectations and to give them a preview of the sort of results we might be able to achieve. The Vectra® M3 Imaging system works by capturing numerous high-resolution images of the patient’s face and body from different viewpoints and then compiling them into a virtual, three-dimensional simulation that can be viewed and modified on a computer monitor. This simulation allows me to show patients exactly how different surgical approaches will affect their physiques and even gives them an opportunity to experiment with different implant sizes and types to find the best fit for their specific body type.
During the procedure
Breast augmentation is highly customizable, and I provide my patients with a variety of options to tailor their surgery to fit their individual goals and general physique. However, no single decision plays as much of a role in the final outcome as the patient’s choice of implants. During consultation, we discuss not only the size of the implants, but also their shape, texture, and placement, as well as whether they will be filled with saline, cohesive gel, or silicone gel. Today, technology has advanced to give patients a plethora of options for a highly customized breast augmentation, from materials to methods.
While the potential for complications during breast procedures is very small, I do often take additional steps to reduce their likelihood even further by using a variety of specialized techniques and technology. Depending on the type of procedure I’m performing, the condition and preferences of my patient, and a number of other factors, I’ll choose the safest, most appropriate pieces of advanced technology to further minimize the risk of long-term complications.
If you want to learn more about your breast, face, or body enhancement options, or if you’d like to learn about any of the other cosmetic procedures I perform, contact me, Dr. James Namnoum to schedule a consultation today. Don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more plastic surgery news and updates.