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idPatients Now Choose Between Saline and Silicone Breast Enhancement

Patients wanting to improve their bust line will eventually need to choose between saline and silicone breast enhancements. In the 90s, there were some concerns raised that silicone implants were tied to health issues, but years of extensive research and testing could find nothing. This means that, while doctors may recommend one or the other for specific reasons, patients will still need to weigh the pros and cons of choice and make the final decision.

idPatients Now Choose Between Saline and Silicone Breast Enhancement

Silicone breast implants are made of a silicone rubber shell filled by the manufacturer to a specific size with non-toxic silicone gel. They come with various shell types, volumes, colours, shapes, and thicknesses to help physicians make them appear as natural as possible. However, it’s important to note that this variety is not adjustable and requires a larger incision below the breast because they are prefilled.

With the same outer shell as silicone implants, saline devices are filled with a saline solution, which is better known as a saltwater solution. They can come prefilled by the manufacturer to a specific size, or they can come deflated.

The deflated versions are favoured because they can be placed through the belly button, under the arm, around the areola, or under the arm through a small incision. This provides plastic surgeons with a number of options to hide the incision. Then, physicians can fill them to the correct size and firmness. Adjustments can then be made at any time through a minor surgery.

Patients do state the saline implants feel harder than normal and have a texture that resembles a water balloon. To help offset this effect, however, new surgical techniques have made it possible for plastic surgeons to set the implant behind the chest muscle in addition to overfilling it slightly.

Plastic surgery experts warn patients that there are risks involved with this procedure, regardless of the implant chosen. Permanent damage, infection, excess scar tissue, breast pain, and the need for additional surgeries are just a few of these risks. Both materials are also at risk for leakage. A leak in saline implants, however, is almost instantly noticeable while silicone implants are difficult to see because the gel leaks and collects in the surrounding tissue. Silicone and saline implants can also interfere with the detection of breast cancer and dense tissue.

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Bespoke Breasts

With the ever rising demand for breast enhancement, The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery, has launched the revolutionary new Natrelle™ breast implants f r o m Allergan.

With a range of over 500 implants, the patient has a choice of four projections and gel types as well as a number of textured and smooth surfaces, allowing a more natural and individual breast enhancement.

Surgery isn’t something to be taken lightly, and to ensure the patient is in control every step of the way, The Hospital Group’s surgeons utilise the latest Biodynamics® Breast Analysis System which will measure the breast accurately and assist in selecting the perfect Natrelle™ implant based on the individual’s requirements.

A total of up to 36 detailed measurements may be taken during the consultation, followed by a discussion of the patient’s preferences and expectations in terms of cleavage, shape, size and feel.

The amazing new software also offers a visualisation system, enabling the patient to see and feel the effect of the enhancement before undergoing surgery by wearing a specially designed vest with externally worn simulated breast prosthesis.

David Ross, chief executive of The Hospital Group, said: “Our main concern when performing any form of surgical procedure is that the patient is 100 per cent happy with the end result.

“This fabulous new technology allows patients to actually see the difference our bespoke implants will have on both posture and appearance before undergoing any form of treatment. This in turn ensures patients will be completely satisfied with the proposed enhancement”.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown f r o m a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

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Surgicare Opens New Flagship London Clinic

SurgiCare, one of the UKs largest cosmetic surgery providers, has announced the opening date of the latest addition to its growing network of clinics in London.

The flagship London clinic will be opening at 58 Wimpole Street on Tuesday 3rd March, and to mark the occasion, SurgiCare will be holding an open day offering free live non-surgical demonstrations, goody bags, expert advice on cosmetic and non-surgical treatments and discount offers.

The cosmetic surgery giant which managed to boast a 40% overall increase of patients compared with last year, has chosen to open a new clinic in London to meet the rapidly growing demand for cosmetic procedures in the area. The clinic will offer one of the most experienced teams of surgeons, doctors and nurses in the business to consult and provide advice on the latest treatments and procedures.

Mark Bury, CEO at SurgiCare said: “Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more popular and this increase in demand is mirrored by the need to increase our spread of clinics in the UK. We’ve got a busy schedule of new clinic openings planned for 2009, London being one of the first.”

Nick Percival, consultant plastic surgeon will be on hand at the open day to discuss brand new procedures in breast augmentation and general developments in cosmetic surgery, alongside, Jonquille Chantray, SurgiCare’s non surgical director to discuss the latest leading edge non surgical cosmetic treatments.

About SurgiCare
SurgiCare is one of the largest and most respected cosmetic surgery networks in the UK. SurgiCare was established more than 16 years ago by a leading professor of surgery, now its medical director, who also chairs its in-house Medical Advisory Committee.

As one of the leading UK specialists in cosmetic treatments, SurgiCare has the experience, latest therapies and the caring, professional staff to enhance a patients self-confidence by improving appearances. SurgiCare prides itself on providing an unrivalled aftercare service with all surgeons registered on the General Medical Council Specialist Register, to ensure every patient receives the best possible standard in care and results.

SurgiCare has helped more than 20,000 patients fulfil their dreams of looking and feeling their best. SurgiCare provides the highest standards of treatment for all surgical procedures like breast enhancement as well as nonsurgical cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation.

Surgicare also specialises in weight loss surgery with a unique 24 month support programme and lifetime aftercare.

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