Peter B. Fodor, M.D., FACS
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2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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If I get a breast reduction would I then need to get implants to keep my breasts firm or will they firm up with my existing tissue?
The combination of breast lift/reduction operations is on the top of the list of operations in aesthetic surgery accompanied most commonly by complications. Therefore, your plastic surgeon will try to avoid placing an implant at the same time. Depending on the characteristics of your particular breasts, as a result of a reduction and/or lift (without an implant) you may end up not only with a pleasing appearance, but also with sufficient breast firmness. When more projection and firmness would be desirable, an augmentation in a separate operation may be the most prudent way to proceed. As in any aesthetic surgery, there are exceptions to the above, based on findings that can properly be determined only through an in person examination by a board certified plastic surgeon. I hope this is informative.
I am considering having liposuction of my thighs and hips. However, I have some concerns about anesthesia, particularly general anesthesia. What are the risks? I heard that it ‘shortens your life.’ Is that true?
Lipoplasty (liposuction) of the thighs and hips can be performed with general or epidural (spinal) anesthesia. Local anesthesia with sedation (twilight sleep) can also be used if the amount of fat to be removed from these areas is not excessive. Though there are risks associated with any type of anesthesia, complications are rare. There is absolutely no scientific evidence showing that general anesthesia shortens life span. To help ensure a safe and successful operation, check that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has privileges to perform lipoplasty in an accredited hospital.