It’s no secret that pregnancy can change your body in more ways than one, which is why the “Mummy Makeover” has become one of the most popular surgery packages.
In the last month of pregnancy, your uterus can reach the size of a watermelon. Your abdominal muscles have stretched over your uterus and your skin may have developed stretch marks. After the delivery, oestrogen and progesterone levels drop and you begin to produce milk to feed your new born, making your breasts swell.
Why Are Breast Implants Placed Below the Muscle?
Placing the breast implants below the muscle can be more aesthetically pleasing in appearance as it allows for a more natural look on some patients. This is especially those with thin tissues where the upper pole of the implant may be more visible if the implant is placed above the muscle.
Dr Mark Hanikeri is now using Mentor and Motiva Breast Implants.
Mark Hanikeri uses only the highest quality implants. Australia, through the therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has extremely stringent criteria for medical devices to be allowed in clinical use. Until now, Mr Hanikeri has predominantly used implants made by Mentor. Mentor implants are very high quality implants with a proven track record worldwide. They have long-term data supporting their safety and quality. They are still among the most commonly used implants among reputable Plastic Surgeons worldwide. The Siltex range of Mentor implants have what is known as micro-texturing which we now know is associated with extremely low rates of complications such as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) and capsular contracture (CC).
Kate Aubusson in her recent article 'Soft porn' and Instagram: how plastic surgeons fuel body image anxiety discusses the negative role plastic surgeons play on the predominant issue of body image in today’s society.
Throughout her article, Abusson accuses plastic surgeons of contributing to this worldwide issue of body image and refers to the use of ‘soft porn’ imagery and social media tools such as Instagram, as ways in which plastic surgeons stay at the forefront of the beauty industry.
Vaginal Rejuvenation. A term not so commonly used by the average female has, over recent years in particular, become a booming procedure for plastic surgeons and doctors. This practice has become a heavily debated and slightly controversial topic within the industry in recent years. This is due to the ethical and health and safety risks of some devices and treatments that promise to "rejuvenate" women's vaginas.
Early this year, at a clinic in Turkey, a woman tragically passed away mid surgery. She was undergoing a procedure known as Brazilian Butt Lift , AKA BBL. So, what is this surgery and why is it becoming so popular that some would risk their lives to have it?
BBL Surgery, made popular by social media stars and TV personalities, involves fat being liposuctioned from donor areas on a patient’s body, then injected into the patient’s buttocks.
If there is any further evidence needed to avoid going overseas for your plastic surgery needs it’s Sky Wheatley on the latest episode of Trial By Kyle. Sky Wheatley had a botched breast augmentation in Thailand in 2015 and yes, it is still an ongoing concern 3 years later.
If you don’t know the story here it is in summary. Sky Wheatley (previously a Big Brother contestant) was approached by a company that arranges surgery needs overseas for a competitive price.
They asked Sky if she would be interested in collaborating with them, she would receive a free breast augmentation surgery in Thailand in exchange for promoting her results and the company.
It should be noted that it is illegal for a Plastic Surgeon in Australia to offer any form of discount or benefits in exchange for surgery.
Unfortunately for Sky, when she awoke from surgery her implants were what appeared to be varying in size and showed signs of “double bubble.”
Double bubble is when the implant falls below the inframammary crease. As you can see in Sky’s photo post-surgery below, the implant on the left has slipped below the breast crease. There is no way to correct for double bubble without further surgery