Any time any type of implant is placed in the body, a fibrous layer of connective tissue will develop and surround the implant. This is called a capsule. Particularly with breast implants, this layer of connective tissue may at any time shrink and tighten around the implant. This process of tightening is called capsular contracture. With mild forms of capsular contracture, the breast becomes somewhat more firm to the touch. With more severe forms, the implant may become distorted or displaced, which can alter the shape of the breast and result in asymmetry.
It is extremely important to wear compression garments after liposuction. This is an integral part of the procedure and is critical to achieving the best possible result. First stage garments are worn for the first two weeks. These are high compression garments with reinforced panels and snaps and zippers on the seams. These garments should be worn around the clock except for dressing changes and bathing. These garments control bleeding and bruising immediately after liposuction.
There are some minor variations in the amount of pain experienced from liposuction of different body parts. In general, liposuction of the extremities, arms and legs, is a little more painful than liposuction of the abdomen, flanks and back. This is at least in part due to more movement and weight bearing on the extremities and more manipulation of the treatment areas on these parts when removing and replacing garments.
Yes, it is true that implants can make sloshing or squeaking noises early after surgery. In fact, this is a common complaint of patients following surgery. It is really more of an observation than a complaint. It usually causes some concern to patients but once they are reassured that it is only temporary and that it is a benign consequence of the surgery, any sense of distress is relieved.
I am not happy with the placement of my eyebrows and do not want to have a brow-lift. Are you able to simply transplant brow hairs from a lower location to a higher one? And what is the fee?
Dear Adriana – It is a pleasure to reply to your questions.
This is a procedure I perform several times a week, with typically quite impressive results after just a single procedure of 200 to as many as 325 hairs per eyebrow. Having had a permanent tattoo to the area presents no problems. The typical fee for such a procedure runs $4500 to $6000, depending upon the number of hairs transplanted. Once performed, all the crusts fall off after 5 days or so, with most of my patients flying back home as soon as the first day after their procedure.
I have been on Propecia for 10 years. I was out of the country and lost the bottle, so was off of it for 5 weeks. When i got back I started up again, but now obe month into restarting I am losing a ton of hair throughout the scalp. It is now very noticeable. Does that mean I lost the “propecia hair” for good after stopping for only 5 weeks? Will it come back now that I am back on it?