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    Silicone vs Saline vs Polyurethane Implants

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you’re considering breast enlargement surgery, one of many decisions you’ll need to make is whether you prefer silicone, saline or polyurethane implants.

    Silicone Implants

    Silicone breast implants are made of a silicone envelope and filled with cohesive silicone gel. This gel can create a more natural feel and appearance for breasts. The silicone gel is like Turkish delight – if you cut through it, it maintains its shape and form. Indeed older generation implants have silicone that could technically “leak” and enter the scar capsule or the breast tissue itself but the current implants on the market are more sophisticated and silicone itself is safe

    Polyurethane Implants

    The breast implants are made of silicone gel but coated in a polyurethane foam which offers the advantages of the lowest capsular contracture rate of all implants and less malposition of the implant. They are also often used in breast reconstructions.

    Saline Implants

    Saline breast implants are silicone shelled filled with sterile salt water to desired levels, depending on the shape and firmness preferred in the breast. If saline implants rupture, the saline is absorbed in the body and the breasts deflate. Rippling is more visible with saline breast implants. The majority of plastic surgeons around the world choose silicone implants over saline implants, largely because the cosmetic results are better with silicone and polyurethane implants.

    Breast Implant Procedure

    Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the world, and is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision and forms a pocket into which the pre-filled implant can be inserted. The incision is then stitched and dressings are added. Incisions are made in line with the natural contours of the breast to avoid leaving noticeable scarring, and patients may experience bruising, swelling and other after effects during their recovery period.

    Breast Enlargements In Perth

    Dr Anh Nguyen is a fully qualified female plastic surgeon in Perth, who performs a range of cosmetic procedures for the breasts, body and face. Call 08 6555 3480 to find out more or arrange a consultation.


    Watch The Waistline And Tone The Tummy

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Whether you’re trying to lose weight or get back in shape following weight loss or pregnancy, abdominal exercises and female cosmetic surgery aren’t the only solutions for toning your tummy and restoring a svelte figure.

    Cardiovascular Exercises

    Before you can tone your abdominal muscles, you’ll need to shed some of the fat above, which can be best accomplished through a regular cardiovascular exercise routine. Jogging, dancing and using a jump rope can help to burn off fat and tone your tummy over time.

    Side Extensions

    This waist tightening exercise focuses on the muscles on each side of the abdomen. Reaching upwards with hands clasped together, alternate between leaning to the left and right and holding each position for two deep breaths.

    Cycling Exercises

    If you have a bicycle or stationary exercise bike, cycling can be one of the best ways to target all the tummy muscles. You can achieve a similar effect to cycling by lying on your back and performing pedalling motions in the air.

    Toe Drops

    Lying on your back with your foot stretched out so the toes touch the ground, bend each leg in turn up to the knee and lower it back down, in an alternating motion. This exercise targets the lower abdominal muscles and can be effective for tightening the tummy.

    Female Plastic Surgeons in Perth

    Contact Dr Anh Nguyen on 08 6555 3480 to find out more about tummy tuck surgery and other female cosmetic surgery in Perth.

    Apps To Help You On Your Weight Loss Journey

    Last updated 1 year ago

    For many women, smartphones have become indispensible items that travel with them everywhere. If you’re a frequent smartphone user, there are many apps available that can help you in your mission to lose weight, some of which are recommended by female plastic surgeons and dieticians.

    Noom Weight Loss

    This weight loss toolkit is available for Android devices and allows users to set realistic targets and track their food intake compared to the amount of exercise being undertaken. This app also counts everyday activities like walking when calculating reliable results.

    Endomondo Sports Tracker

    Sportier smartphone users can download this free app for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, which makes use of GPS tracking to provide lap times and distance notifications for runners, joggers and cyclists. Paying for the full version offers compatibility with social networking sites, heart rate monitors and pedometers.

    Eat This, Not That!: The Game

    This iPhone app aims to instruct users on the relative calories and healthiness of similar foods, requiring the user to select which of several options is the most healthy in different situations. The results can often surprise.

    Calorie Counter MyNetDiary

    If you’re committed to the calorie counting approach to weight loss, this app for Android and iPhone accurately tracks the number of calories gained and lost through eating, drinking, exercise and other activities, and puts weight loss firmly within the user’s control.

    Female Cosmetic Surgery in Perth

    Contact Dr Anh Nguyen on 08 6555 3480 for weight loss surgery and breast enlargement in Perth.

    Plastic surgery for teens on a steep incline

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The plastic and cosmetic surgery industry is growing incredibly rapidly, with plastic surgery for teens one of the fastest growing segments. Astonishingly, between 1996 and 2010, the number of teenagers between the ages of 13 – 19 having elective cosmetic surgery increased by a whopping 548 percent.

    The bulk of cosmetic surgery procedures performed on teens are in response to being bullied or teased for their appearance, which in turn is affecting their self-esteem. The most popular procedures amongst these young patients are nose jobs (rhinoplasty), breast reduction for men, ear-pinning (otoplasty), breast augmentation, asymmetry correction and reduction and liposuction.

    The subject of the appropriateness of minors having plastic surgery is very controversial with the professional and legal obligations for plastic surgery for children often blurred. It is often agreed that it can only be determined on a case-by-case basis whether plastic surgery for teenagers is appropriate. This particular video details the case of a young male undergoing rhinoplasty to correct his nose after several breakages.

    If you are a minor or perhaps you have a young family member who is considering plastic surgery, it’s incredibly important to know all the facts regarding the procedure, including the risks, the non-surgical alternatives, and a realistic expectation of the outcome. To do this, it’s important to do your research and consult a professional. Dr Anh Nguyen is a fully qualified plastic surgeon based in Nedlands and Joondalup, Perth. Call 08 6555 3480 today to book a consultation to thoroughly discuss your options.

    How does liposuction work?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Liposuction is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery performed in Australia. Despite popular belief, it isn’t designed for weight loss, but for removing stored fat in areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

    Common areas of the body where liposuction is performed include the chin, neck and cheeks, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and hips, upper breast as well as male ‘breasts’.

    In the human body there are two layers of fat located underneath the skin: deep and superficial. Liposuction generally involves removing fat from the deep layer, which is underneath the superficial layer, as this poses less risk of injury to the skin.

    The procedure involves the use of a small hollow stainless-steel rod called a cannula. The cannula is inserted into the deep fat layer through small incisions pre-marked on the patient. The cannula is then pushed and pulled back and forth through the fat later to break the fat cells up. As they are broken up, a vacuum pump or syringe, connected to the cannula uses suction to remove the fat.

    After the operation, patients must wear a pressure bandage or garment for several weeks. This compression helps break down and even out the leftover fat cells as well as control the swelling and bleeding. Drainage tubes are also placed under the skin for a few days to avoid the accumulation of fluids.  

    Liposuction is always performed in an operating theatre and the patient is typically put under a local anesthesia and sedation for the operation. Larger cases may however require a general anesthesia.

    Any licensed physician can perform liposuction, as it doesn’t require specialised training however as with any type of cosmetic surgery, it is best to use a highly experienced and qualified plastic surgeon.

    Dr Anh Nguyen is a highly qualified, Australian trained and registered plastic surgeon in Nedlands, Perth that performs breast, facial & body procedures. If you are considering plastic surgery, call 08 6555 3480 to book your consultation.

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