5 Responses To Plastic Surgery Shaming

5 Responses To Plastic Surgery Shaming

Dealing with shaming from others is, unfortunately, sometimes a result of getting plastic surgery. You are, of course, under no obligation to respond to them or engage with their trolling. However, if you do feel the need to stick up for yourself, your body, and your choices, here are some tips to help you out.

My Body, My Choices

My Body, My Choices
Much of the shaming women experience when they decide plastic surgery is right for them is because other people feel like they have some sort of say when it comes to your body. Don’t be afraid to remind them that this is your body and you can do what you want with it. Other people do not own it, nor do they have the right to make comments about it.

I’m Not Doing This For Anyone But Myself

I’m Not Doing This For Anyone But Myself
Some folks may comment that the choice to get plastic surgery must “be for a man” or something along those lines. For this sort of shaming, feel free to tell them, as in point one, that this is for yourself alone. The choice is not to please a man or make anyone like you, it’s because you decided it’s what’s best for your own body.

This Was Not An Impulse Buy

This Was Not An Impulse Buy
As you are likely well aware, the choice to get plastic surgery involves plenty of research and long days spent thinking about what is right for you. It’s not like rushing into Target and going on a shopping spree. Anyone who feels like shaming you with the phrase "you’re just doing it without thinking about it” clearly has not done their own research into how plastic surgery works and the process of deciding on doctors, procedures, risks, and rewards.

Yes, I Considered This Important Enough To Save Up For

I Considered This Important Enough To Save Up For
Sometimes people may disguise their shaming with phrases along the lines of “well how could you afford that!?” or “aren’t there better things to spend your hard-earned money on?” This might be a perfect time to ask such people if they’ve ever saved up for anything they considered important, like a new car or a fancy tech gadget. If something is important to you, it’s perfectly reasonable to find ways to pay for it.

This Body Is Just As “Real” As Any Other

This Body Is Just As “Real” As Any Other
People have a bad habit of shaming plastic surgery by calling it “fake” and anything else “real.” But that means everything from pushup bras, makeup, and hair curlers to tanning and Spanx can also be called “fake.” This is an arbitrary line to draw. Rather, you body is still as “real” as you say it is, and it is your choice how to frame whatever you decide to do with it.

The Dirty Little Secret About Bra Cup Sizes and Breast Augmentation

The Dirty Little Secret About Bra Cup Sizes and Breast Augmentation

The Dirty Little Secret About Bra Cup Sizes and Breast AugmentationBra cup sizing was introduced in 1932 by the S. H. Camp company. They did not refer to the size of breasts at that time, but how pendulous they were. In 1937 the Warner company introduced four cup sizes, A, B, C, and D and these represented four sizes of breasts. A few more sizes have been introduced since then, but the basic idea has not changed all that much.

The idea behind lettered bra cup sizes is mostly unchanged. To begin, measure over top the breasts and just under the breasts. The underneath measurement is the bra band size, and the over top subtracted from the band is the bra cup size. A one inch difference between these is an A cup, two inches is a B, three inches is a C, a four inch difference is a D. That’s where we get into to trouble. First of all, standardization really only agrees on these four sizes, after that it gets far more loosely defined, and it varies by country. Secondly, even within these sizes, these letters and numbers don’t tell the whole story.

Where It All Goes Wrong

When they come in for breast augmentation, many women tell their plastic surgeon that they would like a “full C cup.” Ostensibly, this is simple enough. That would be a three inch difference between her band size and the final, augmented measurement over the breast.

But this is not always so clear cut. To begin with, bra sizes do not so much represent the size of breasts as the size of a bra. That is to say, they are for fitting undergarments, not for accurately representing the body. Secondly, many people have a misleading idea of what bra cup sizes mean, because many wear the wrong size bra to begin with. Third, it is often difficult to sum up the variety of factors that breast augmentation entails, like implant volume, shape, placement, projection, and more, with a single letter representation.

What To Tell Your Plastic Surgeon

Breast size is a more than a letter-and-number combination for fitting a bra, and working with your plastic surgeon, you’ll go over a variety of factors that influence the final shape and size that will work with your goals and what your body can handle. You’ll discuss implant volume, shape, and placement, along with aesthetics. You may try on various sizers and outfits to see just how variable breasts can be. Instead of relying on cup size, research and think about what will work best for you, and always remember to talk with your surgeon.

Breast Implants? Breast Lift? Both? Which Is Right For You?

A better bosom is no doubt desirable. With the various options available to you, however, it may feel a bit overwhelming and intimidating when trying to decide which procedure to get. With a bit of information about these two types of breast surgeries, they are easy to understand.

Breast Implants

Breast implant, silicone breast implant

Breast implants augment the size of breasts, but not their position on the chest.

Breast implants are silicone or saline medical devices that are inserted either over or under the chest muscles to make the breasts larger. They usually look like small bags, with silicone implants coming pre-filled from the manufacturer, and the surgeon fills saline implants after their insertion into the body.

Implants augment, or add to, the breast and make them physically larger. This is beneficial to those looking for increased volume and a fuller bust. This could be because of a loss of volume due to breastfeeding or simply because you feel your breasts are not at the size you wish them to be. Breast implants come in many varieties of shape, feel, and size and when speaking with Dr. Vennemeyer, you’ll go over these options so that you both can ensure the result will be to your satisfaction.

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

A breast lift re-positions the breasts on the chest to a more youthful, perky place.

A breast lift moves the breasts up. Sometimes, due to age, pregnancy, or other factors, the breasts can sag and sit lower than their initial natural position on the chest. This can make fitting clothes, bras, and dresses difficult.

To lift the breasts, the surgeon removes excess skin and may also move around and re-position your breast tissue. This procedure creates perkier breasts that look more youthful. If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts, but would like them to be perkier and sit higher on your chest, a breast lift is ideal. When working with Dr. Vennemeyer, you’ll decide on how much lift is right for you.

Both

Breast Augmentation Vennemeyer Plastic Surgery

Both procedures may be right for you if both size and position are concerns.

If you feel that your breasts are both smaller and less perky than you’d like, both procedures combined could be your best route. In a combined procedure, the breasts are moved up and augmented. This combined process is often best when the breasts are smaller than you like and are sitting down further on the chest as well. Dr. Vennemeyer will provide advice and options to determine if a lift and augmentation are right for you. Keep in mind there still may be more than one surgery required.

When going over your options, be sure to ask Dr. Vennemeyer any questions you may have. Breasts that you want and that feel like the truest expression of you are possible, and lifts and implants have their place, sometimes together.

Mommy Makeover Breast Lift Dallas Fort Worth

After Pregnancy

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeovers - Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake

You love your kids, right? We are guessing that you feel less affectionate about the effects of pregnancy on your body… mommy makeovers in Dallas / Fort Worth are popular procedures that address the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy—namely your breasts and tummy. In one procedure, you can restore breast fullness and perkiness, a flatter tummy and a smaller waist.

THE MOMMY MAKEOVER BREAST LIFT PROCEDURE

The Mommy Makeover Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lifts are part of many of the mommy makeovers at Vennemeyer Plastic Surgery. Mommy makeovers improve your tummy and core area in addition to enhancing your breasts. As you know, pregnancy and breastfeeding wreak havoc on the shape of most women’s breasts. We address many cosmetic issues women have after pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Common cosmetic issues may include:

1.    Sagging with nipples too low
2.    Deflation with loss of fullness
3.    Loss of cleavage
4.    Enlarged areolae, elongated nipples or both

Breast procedures are typically combined with tummy procedures in a mommy makeover to maximize your improvement in one procedure. This means one recovery period instead of two. This saves time and improves results for busy moms who want to look their best.

Breast lifts, also known as mastopexy, move your nipples up to a “normal” or more cosmetically desirable level. This is part of what we describe as “perky.” The other component of perkiness is moving up your breast tissue so that it doesn’t hang over your breast crease. When you combine perkier breasts with a flatter tummy and skinnier waist you can get dramatic results. Although results vary by individual, significant improvement is possible for most of the women Dr. Vennemeyer sees in consultation.

Considerations before making the decision (diet, fitness, weight (after giving birth) lifestyle, risks etc.

Dr. Vennemeyer is committed to the overall health of his patients. These are his suggestions to maximize your results with a mommy makeover:

1.    Get within 5-10 pounds of your desired, healthy weight to get the best shape and improvement possible with breast and tummy surgery.

2.    DIET CONSIDERATIONS: Significantly reduce or eliminate white sugar and white flour containing products from what you eat. These ingredients are horrible for you, increase inflammation, increase the storage of fat and increase the retention of water. It is incredibly hard to lose weight when you eat any amount of these. Besides, did you know it has been shown that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine? No wonder its so hard to get off the stuff…

3.    EAT RIGHT - Read and follow the eating plan outlined in the book “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman, MD. This is the most enlightened, healthiest, science-based way to eat that I have ever found. People who are stuck at a plateau can lose weight if they actually follow this plan. This way of eating helps detox you and get past the addiction to sugar and refined carbs. You will feel better, reduce your risk of disease and live a lot longer to enjoy the results of your mommy makeover, too!

4.    EXERCISE a little every day (even a 10 minute walk) to maximize health. The better shape you are in, the lower your risk of complications with a mommy makeover procedure.

Factors that influence a successful makeover

Women are happiest after mommy makeovers involving breast lifts when they get really clear on their goals. Specifically, you should consider the following questions:

Do you want your breasts to be bigger and perkier or just perkier?

If you want to be the same size, but perkier, a breast lift alone may do the trick. If you want to have larger, fuller breasts and be perkier, a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift is necessary.

Do you want enhanced fullness in the upper portion of your breasts?

You lose fullness in the upper portion of your breasts when they sag. Although breast lifts move up your nipples and any overhanging tissue, they do not increase the fullness in the upper portion of your breasts much. You many want to consider breast augmentation plus a breast lift combined to enhance fullness and perkiness.

Vennemeyer Plastic Surgery has a tremendous amount of experience with moms post pregnancy wanting to get their pre-pregnancy looks back. We hope this information helps you understand the issues and the possibilities with your procedures. We know it doesn't answer every question you might have that is why we suggest a consultation. If you live in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere within driving distance, we'd be happy to discuss with you in person some of the procedures associated with the mommy makeover. Call us today! You won't regret it.

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Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation Dallas Fort Worth

After Pregnancy

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeovers - Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake

You love your kids, right? We are guessing that you feel less affectionate about the effects of pregnancy on your body… mommy makeovers in Dallas / Fort Worth are popular procedures that address the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy—namely your breasts and tummy. In one procedure, you can restore breast fullness and perkiness, a flatter tummy and a smaller waist.

MOMMY MAKEOVER - BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast Augmentation

Many of our patients in the Dallas, Ft. Worth area are new moms with the hope of restoring breast fullness, eliminating sagging after pregnancy and breast feeding. Having babies and breastfeeding takes its toll on your breasts. Most women see a significant increase in the size of their breasts during pregnancy and lactation. This can stretch your breast skin beyond its ability to shrink back resulting in sagging and deflation. Many women even lose breast volume after they have children, leaving them with less breast fullness.

Breast fullness and breast sagging are two separate issues. Breast fullness is the amount of volume filling out your breast skin. If your breasts do not have enough volume they will appear deflated. This can be subtle or extreme.

Sagging, drooping or ptosis means that your nipples or breasts are too low. The inframammary folds or breast creases are used as a reference to determine how much drooping you have. The more your breasts and nipples hang below the inframammary fold, the more severe your sagging is.

Sometimes deflation and sagging are separate issues and sometimes they occur at the same time. Dr. Vennemeyer will determine if you have one or both issues. This is important because different procedures are necessary to get a great result. Breast lifts (mastopexy) improve breast sagging and make breasts perkier by removing extra skin and moving your nipples to the right level.

•    Breast augmentation makes your breasts fuller and larger by adding volume with breast implants. This will not make your breasts perkier!

•    Breast augmentation and breast lift combined with make you fuller and perkier.

If you wish your nipples were higher, you probably need a breast lift. Implants alone will not fix this, but if your nipples are only a little low, many women can get a great result with just breast implants (assuming you want fuller, larger breasts). If you just want larger breasts and you are happy with the level of your nipples, breast implants will likely get you the result you want.

Considerations before making the decision (diet, fitness, weight (after giving birth) lifestyle, risks etc.

It’s best to be close to your desired weight prior to breast surgery, especially if your breasts change size significantly when your weight fluctuates. If you drop a lot of pounds after cosmetic breast surgery your breasts may deflate to the point where it could affect your result. If you gain weight your breasts may end up larger than you want. Most women maintain a good result when they are within 5 to 10 pounds of their desired weight. Your risks with surgery drop significantly the closer you are to your ideal weight, so the benefits go beyond aesthetic considerations.

Factors that influence a successful mommy makeover

Get the right sized breast implants

Breast size is probably the biggest source of satisfaction or dissatisfaction after a breast makeover. Dr. Vennemeyer takes extensive measurements and helps you try on breast implant sizers in the office. This allows you to see what a size looks like on you. You can even try on different outfits to get a sense of what your new proportion would look like in different clothes.  The goal is to help you pick a size you will love.

Get the right breast augmentation procedure

Choose the right procedure(s) to get the result you want. Do not make the mistake of getting large implants thinking it will give you a lift. This leads to big problems. Use the right size of implants to give you the size you want and get a lift if you need to be perkier, too. If you want more fullness in your upper breasts, implants are usually necessary. If you want to be the same size, only perkier, a lift alone may do the trick. However, most of the time women with sagging want to enhance the fullness of the upper part of their breasts and cleavage area. Breast augmentation combined with a breast lift is the most common procedure to achieve this. If you want the fullness, the perkiness, but do not want to be any larger, then a breast reduction with implants can make you perkier, add fullness to the right places and keep you around the same size or smaller.

Vennemeyer Plastic Surgery has a tremendous amount of experience with moms post pregnancy wanting to get their pre-pregnancy looks back. We hope this information helps you understand the issues and the possibilities with your procedures. We know it doesn't answer every question you might have that is why we suggest a consultation. If you live in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere within driving distance, we'd be happy to discuss with you in person some of the procedures associated with the mommy makeover. Call us today! You won't regret it.

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