How Weight Loss Can Affect Your Breast Implants

DR TIM LOVE - TUMMY TUCK (1)Many women get a breast augmentation as part of an overall plan to improve their health. In addition to undergoing the procedure, they may also be planning to lose weight or adding muscle through a workout regimen. Some women undergo breast augmentation after they’ve completed their child-bearing and want to makeover their bodies.

How does weight loss impact breast implants?

A small weight drop after getting breast implants will have little to no impact on your implants and breast size. A patient would have to lose a significant amount of weight (in ratio to their overall weight) to see a decrease in breast size and a potential impact on the implants. A few pounds, say 10-15 pounds for an average-sized woman, would not have an effect.

Much depends on how much fatty tissue is in the breast and the ratio of that tissue to the glandular tissue. There’s no exact formula for this, you should consult your family doctor and/or plastic surgeon if you have lost weight or are planning to lose weight after the surgery.

Will my breast implants still look good after weight loss?

Most likely they will. The reason is that most breast augmentation patients have little fat in their breasts to begin with. Smaller breasts do not have much fat, so weight loss should not impact the breast augmentation. In fact, weight loss may actually enhance implant results, helping your breasts look fuller. Results may vary however, so pay close attention to your breasts during and after the period of weight loss to see how they look.

If you’re considering breast implants, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Why You Should Choose a Credentialed Plastic Surgeon

DR TIM LOVE - TUMMY TUCK (7)Would you let an untrained, untested laborer work on the plumbing in your home? Would you want that person swinging a wrench as they work their way through the pipes running underneath and through the place where you live? No? Then why would you allow a non-credentialed surgeon to work on your body?

Surgery is a delicate and intimate procedure, no matter what type of surgery it is. Don’t trust it to a surgeon who isn’t fully accredited. If you’re considering a procedure such as breast augmentation, a butt lift, or hair transplant, it’s important that you seek out a physician who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) was organized in 1937. As a subsidiary of the American Board of Surgery, the ABPS maintains the highest level of standards and ethics. Plastic surgeons certified by the board are listed with the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABPS is one of 24 boards that comprise the ABMS. The purpose of the board is to protect the public by ensuring a consistent and high standard of excellence and certification in medical practices.

Dr. Tim Love was one of the first plastic surgeons in Oklahoma to be board certified by the ABPS and he’s been certified by the board for more than three decades. As a result, Dr. Tim R. Love, MD has been sought after for work in clinical studies and to speak on several occasions in front of his peers.

Staying current with industry techniques and trends

One of the benefits of choosing a credentialed and board-certified plastic surgeon is to ensure that you’re getting the most current care. Board-certified surgeons are required to take part in periodic educational seminars and training to learn new techniques and procedures. For more information about your options with plastic surgery in Oklahoma City, contact Dr. Tim Love’s office.

OKC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tim Love Supports Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines

6The dangers of skin cancer are something to remember all times of the year, not just when the sun is high and the rays are hitting us during the summer months. Dr. Tim Love of Oklahoma City supports the skin cancer prevention guidelines as established by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an organization that Dr. Tim R. Love, MD has long been an esteemed member of.

For complete information on prevention techniques, consult with your general physician. Here are several prevention techniques that are supported by Dr. Tim R. Love, MD and ASPS.

Use Sunscreen

When planning to be in the sun for any extended time (more than 15 minutes), use sunscreen. You should be using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Take special care to apply the sunscreen to all exposed areas especially when you’ll be taking part in any physical activity or if you’re going to be on the water. Consult the directions to apply properly and seek out an SPF rating that is suited for your skin type. Apply the sunscreen before going outside (about 15-20 minutes prior) so it has a chance to interact with your skin and absorb, making it less likely to wipe off. Choose waterproof sunscreen when going to the beach or out on a boat or to an outdoor water park.

Make sure your kids are lathered with sunscreen and protected at all times. Never let newborns stay in the sun for an extended time.

Seek Shade and Cover Up

When possible, seek shaded areas. Any direct exposure to the sun can increase your risk of burning the skin. Be mindful that you can get burnt even when in the shade on sunny days, so apply sunscreen no matter what.

The warmest and most intense sun rays are from 10 AM to 4 PM, so if you can avoid extended periods in the sun at these times. If you are out, use sunscreen. One of the worst things for your skin is to burn it. Follow the steps outlined here or stay out of the sun if you are prone to burning.

Wear clothing that covers your legs, torso, arms, and neck to protect them from harmful rays.

Don’t forget about your eyes! The eyes are sensitive and vulnerable to sun rays as well. Wear sunglasses that are rated for UV (ultraviolet) blocking.

Check Yourself

Every month do a careful examination of your skin from head to toe to keep an eye out for moles, spots, or abnormalities. Have your partner help you by looking at your back and keeping tabs on any moles that weren’t there before.

Don’t Fake It

Never use tanning booths. The harmful artificial rays and lamps can cause severe damage, especially when used consistently.

Have Regular Check Ups

See your primary care doctor at least once per year for a physical. If you are concerned about a problem with your skin, make an appointment with a dermatologist. Your primary physician can refer you to a dermatologist near you.

Dr. Tim R. Love, MD believes under the muscle is preferable. This allows for the patient’s own tissue to better cover the implant, thus helping prevent rippling and show-through of the implant’s edge. Also, placement under the muscle allows for clearer mammograms and more natural aging of the breasts.

We offer an effective product called bioCorneum which helps improve the appearance of scars.

We offer an effective product called bioCorneum which helps improve the appearance of scars.