Textured breast implants can come in two different forms of coating; silicone and polypropylene coating.
At Gary Ross, we prefer to only choose the silicone coating when it comes to breast implants as they provide more options. Within the separate coatings there are two types of surfaces which is the textured and smooth surfaces which each have their pros and cons.
Breast implants with textured coating are essentially used to prevent ‘capsular contracture’ which is thickening of the lining of the scar tissue which forms around the breast implant. This extremely common in pretty much every patient and can happen with almost everyone as it’s a biological process that helps to protect the body. However, naturally over time, the layer can thicken which can cause the tissue to develop ‘capsular contracture’ which is essentially the contraption of the capsule. By having textured breast implants, it can help to stop this. This is seen as a major positive as it has been linked with rare conditions such as lymphoma which is why it’s important to discuss the pros and cons of the surgery through your consultation
Anatomical implants are also an option with breast implants which can be popular as they can provide a more natural appearance. The main benefit to these is that they can only come with a textured surface which is why there are certain advantages to having these. It’s important to discuss the different appearances that can be obtained with having these forms of implants.
It’s important to understand that there are different types of facial implants available and there are different anatomical locations in which the procedure can be conducted. For most patients, the most common places they choose to have implants include the chin and cheeks. For the next video in our vlog series, we look deeper into facial implants and the different options you have as a patient.
As well as there being different types of facial implants, there are also several options available to change the appearance of the face, including having a fat transfer and also fillers which are a form of non-surgical treatment which can be applied in addition to facial implants.
A case study has been provided to show how the fat transfer method is used and the images show the results both pre and pro-operatively. As you can see, this particular option provides a subtle change to the appearance of the face. The second case study shows the use of facial implants on the chin and is seen as a more common form of facial implant surgery. The images of the patient show that the results of facial implants are visible, more enhancing but it is worth noting that the use of facial implants can come with larger risks. This is mainly due to the fact that the different types of facial implants can move and migrate around the area over time due to their silicone texture. Treatment is conducted carefully, however, to ensure that this issue doesn’t arise.
Due to the different types of facial implants available, it’s important to discuss the pros and cons of each treatment during your consultation before surgery.
There are many different ways that a fat grafting procedure can occur but the main way that this procedure takes place is fat being needed to be transferred from one area of the body to the face. In this vlog, further details are provided on how a facial fat grafting procedure takes place, the results of a fat grafting surgery and the pros and cons of it.
How the procedure works involve utilising your own body fat and then separating the body fat in its different fragments. There are particular fragments that are separated from the fat including the blood, the stem cells and plasma. Another fragment that’s separated from the fat is the pure body fat which is required to inject directly onto the bone and into the zygoma.
There is a case study provided in the vlog which provides before and after the results of the facial fat grafting procedure. As you can see, it shows there are great enhancements made to the face of the fat transfer procedure. Other elements of the fat grafting procedure can also be utilized to help rejuvenate the face. These products are known to have rejuvenating qualities for the skin which is why they are considered beneficial.
There is another case study post and pre-op provided which also shows the improvements that can be made when a patient goes through a facial grafting procedure. This is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for patients and although some patients may consider the alternative of fillers to improve their skin appearance, it wouldn’t be as effective as a fat grafting procedure in the long term. It’s worth noting, however, that this still wouldn’t be a long term solution as the fat can restore over time. The options that you have available to you can be discussed through a consultation.
If you’d like more information on facial fat grafting then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064.