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Whats the difference between getting a breast lift and getting implants?

Whats the difference between getting a breast lift and getting implants?

Lift vs. augment: A breast lift will lift the nipple and make the breast appear perkier and more youthful. Breast implants will enhance the size of your breasts. I perform a combination procedure of breast lift with implants on many women. A breast lift with implants will not only raise the breast, but it will give more fullness in the top portion of the breast. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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What is the recovery difference between a breast lift and augmentation? 

What is the recovery difference between a breast lift and augmentation? 

Similar recovery: The recovery time for a breast lift vs. A breast augmentation is similar. Both procedures require about 1 week off from work and at least four weeks off from aerobics. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between breast implants and breast lift?

Please advise what is the difference between breast implants and breast lift?

Breast augmentation: Breast implants are placed to increase the volume of the breasts. A breast lift involves reshaping the breast skin and tissue to raise it higher on the chest wall. This does not change the volume of the breast. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a chin implant and a genioplasty?

Whats the difference between a chin implant and a genioplasty?

Genioplasty: Strictly speaking, a chin implant is a prosthesis (i.e. silicon) that is inserted into the chin for purposes of augmentation. A genioplasty is reshaping of the chin by making osteotomies and repositioning the bony chin into a more esthetic position. One of the main differences between a genioplasty vs. a chin implant, is that there is no insertion of a foreign body. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of a butt lift over butt implants? I am considering a butt augmentation but can't decide between a Brazilian butt lift and implants for the skin on my rear that is droopy. The Brazilian seems less invasive; are there any other adva

What are the advantages of a butt lift over butt implants? I am considering a butt augmentation but can't decide between a Brazilian butt lift and implants for the skin on my rear that is droopy. The Brazilian seems less invasive; are there any other adva

Butt Lift or Implant: Butt lift vs implant a bbl is safer for the patient since there is a lower chance of a complication arising. Since the implant procedure needs an incision, it is more likely to get infected and cause problems post-op. Also, since a bbl is a less complicated procedure, the healing time is also a lot shorter and patients can return to work sooner. However, you do need sufficient fat elsewhere in you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between butt lift and butt implant?

Slight: Butt lift is the ability to raise the height of the overall buttock of a patient. This could be accomplished with enhancement of the connective tissue, exercise or with an implant (fat or prosthetic) An implant of fat or prosthetic material most often lifts the butt in addition to increasing its volume Never do a silicone or other prosthetic implant, use your own fat instead. ...Read more

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What is the difference between teardrop-shaped breast implants and round implants?

What is the difference between teardrop-shaped breast implants and round implants?

Breast implant types: The difference between round & teardrop implants is their shape. The round has a round base (flat bottom) & domed top--regardless of how it's turned it looks the same. Shaped or anatomical are more like a natural breast with an upward slope from a thin upper pole to a full lower pole. They are made of similar materials & have similar risks/benefits. If anatomics turn the breast may look abnormal. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of a butt lift over butt implants? I am considering a butt augmentation but can't decide between a Brazilian butt lift and implants. The Brazilian seems less invasive; are there any other advantages to the lift?

What are the advantages of a butt lift over butt implants? I am considering a butt augmentation but can't decide between a Brazilian butt lift and implants. The Brazilian seems less invasive; are there any other advantages to the lift?

Implant vs fat : The brazilian butt lift is great at contouring the buttock as well as your waist. The results are quite dramatic in the right individual. If one does not have a lot of fat to transfer, then the implant will give a better result. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of getting a Brazilian butt lift rather than butt implants? I have always been self-conscious about my flat buttocks. I am trying to choose between a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants. How would the shape of my buttocks diff

Very different : Implants are very good but requirer additional surgeries for replacement and maintenance. Fat graft on the other will last forever . But remember not all of the transfer fat may work. Fat graft allows your surgeon to sculpture your buttock shape and place it where the extra fat is most needed. Where implant will fill only where there is implant.But different shaped implants are a available. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between breast augmentations and implants?

Please advise what is the difference between breast augmentations and implants?

Usually the same: Breast augmentation is the technical name for enlarging or size alteration of the breast. Utilizing an implant to accomplish that goal is the most common way to augment the breast. Some doctors also utilize fat transfers or mechanical devices to augment the breast size, but those are not very common at this time. Breast implants account for more than 95% of all augmentation, about 300, 000 a yr. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections?

What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections?

Some over lap: Botox will soften lines and wrinkles and calm down overactive muscles. A brow lift repositions the low lying brows, smoothes the forehead wrinkles and calms the muscle bulge between the brows. Botox temporizes the problem with a brow lift the results are longer lasting. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and costs of getting a breast lift?

What are the benefits and costs of getting a breast lift?

Several: The benefits are many if done correctly by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. You should have a more youthful appearance and "feel" to the breasts, look better both in and out of clothes, and feel more confident. The cost to you will vary depending on where you live and how skilled the plastic surgeon is. Please don't shop price, shop results, skill, talent and experience. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of getting a breast prosthesis?

Psychological: If a woman is not ready or not interested in breast reconstruction an external prosthesis is often a simple solution to wardrobe problems and social situations. Modern breast reconstruction should always be thoroughly discussed as an option. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of getting a Brazilian butt lift rather than butt implants?

What are the pros and cons of getting a Brazilian butt lift rather than butt implants?

Shape: A brazilian butt lift helps to define buttock shape. An implant is necessary to create significant buttock projection, specially in thin patients. ...Read more

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What's the difference between breast lift and breast augmentation?

What's the difference between breast lift and breast augmentation?

Breast Lift vs Aug: A breast lift removes skin and raises the nipple to lift the breast to a new position while a breast augmentation enlarges the breast.

A lift can sometimes appear as though the breast has been slightly augmented and an augmentation can sometimes cause a slight lift.

Best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss all of the options available. ...Read more

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What is the difference between silicone and saline implants?

What is the difference between silicone and saline implants?

IV fluid: Saline implants are a silicone balloon filled with IV fluid-saline. Silicone implants are silicone balloons filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants are softer, more natural, with less chance of seeing ripples. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a breast ultrasound and a mammogram?

What is the difference between a breast ultrasound and a mammogram?

Sound vs xrays: Mammograms use xrays to image the breast tissue. Screening mmgs involve 2 views (mlo, cc) of each whole breast. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the breast tissue. The area visualized is dependent upon where the probe is placed on the breast and is influenced by how it is angled, how fast it is moved around and how much attention is being paid to the screen during the exam. ...Read more

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Help please! is an inch difference between left and right breast a big difference?

Help please! is an inch difference between left and right breast a big difference?

No, Normal: One breast is always larger than the other. You and even differ by a cup size. It is okay as long as one is not shrinking or retracting and becoming hard. If so then get a mammogram. ...Read more

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What's the best breast filler for a breast reconstruction? My surgeon is going to use a lat flap for my breast reconstruction, and he said i'll also need either implants or fat grafting to fill out the breast. Is one better than the other? .

What's the best breast filler for a breast reconstruction? My surgeon is going to use a lat flap for my breast reconstruction, and he said i'll also need either implants or fat grafting to fill out the breast. Is one better than the other?

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Many options: Options for breast reconstruction are vast today. And there is no single "best" reconstructive procedure. All of the individual details of a patients circumstances need to be evaluated to determine the best procedure. Many times a flap or an implant based recon can be improved with the addition of fat transfer. ...Read more

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Breast Lift (Definition)

A breast lift is the removal of excess skin and repositioning of the nipple/areolar complex to a more pleasing position. The volume of the ...Read more