Am I the Right candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Most women having small breast feel insecure about their size. Obvious reason is to attract men’s attention. Women, by nature are submissive and think of impressing the other sex. It is believed among women that beautifying themselves gratifies their other halves which is not completely wrong at all. Men, by nature are attracted towards ladies with great curves and proportions, though it may not be the prime criteria for choosing a life partner. Thus, having big, perfect shaped breast is not only the matter of looking attractive but to better the psychological effect on the women. With age, breasts droop and that makes them grow less attractive. Also,  reconstruction and reduction of breast is also considered by some women. Ladies suffering from breast cancer had no choice other than to undergo such a surgery. Thus, plastic surgery serves the medical purpose rightfully here.

Breast Enlargement Surgery
Breast Enlargement and Reduction – A rescue from life ling embarrasment

What Timmie Jean Lindsey started has now become a popular trend and the number of women undergoing the surgery has increased manifold. Plastic surgery now-a-days, is as common as buying a branded shoe. All thanks to improving technology and science that lead to reduced cost of operation. However, people only look at the cosmetic part of it and the surgery part is almost forgotten. Though most people who undergo cosmetic changes are satisfied, surgery is not free of risks. Risks that may result in quite something that one never expected. Things could become irrevocable and then person may live with a life long regret to choose plastic surgery.

These risks come into picture when a person is unsure of what he/she wants out of surgery. Is it something that he just want or it is the need? The purpose must be well defined. Hence, multiple consultations is advised before a person thinks of taking up breast augmentation or any other plastic surgery. “Is the person an apt candidate for the surgery or not” is the main thing to find out during the consultation.

There are people out there who on obtaining the desired results want to go a step further to enhance it more. Their desire never ends. And for such people consultation is obligatory.


History of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery dates back to times before Christ’s birth. The medical work of Indians, namely Sushruta and Charak, are as old as 800 BC. Greeks were also known to perform plastic surgeries. In modern times, The World War 1 and II saw the emergency in fixing the disfigured face of soldiers. Soon after that, plastic surgery entered the aesthetic world and beauty improvement surgeries began to occur in the end of the first half of 20th century.

Timmie Jean Lindsey, first person to undergo Breast Augmentation in 1962
Timmie Jean Lindsey was the first person to undergo Breast Augmentation surgery in 1962.


Some 50 years ago, Timmie Jean Lindsey, a factory worker in Texas, 30 year old made headlines. She was the first lady documented lady to undergo a breast augmentation surgery in the world. She along with Dr. Frank Gerow invented silicon implants. She had led many women through successful breast augmentation surgery. She even made her daughter and grand daughter undergo breast enlargement.


Earlier implants were quite different from those used these days. The stuff used in mattresses were used to fill the breast of women. PIP implants have a rupture chance of 5-7% while the normal silicon implant rupture chance is 1-2%.


The size and shape of the breast augmentation surgery varied from time to time depending on the trend. Earlier it was teardrop shape while now perfect round is in trend.

Buttock Augmentation: Fat Transfer or Silicon Implant ?

Gluteoplasty or Buttock Augmentation, as it is commnly known, is cosmetic surgery specialised for improvement in appearance of gluteul region. Gluteoplasty can be done to increase the size of the buttocks, change the shape of the hip for the aesthitic reasons or modify the body contour in case of transgenders that wish to have more femenine butts.

Who does not want to have butts like these?

Gluteoplasty can be done in two ways –

1. Using Implants

2. Fat Transfer( from other parts of the body)

Implants may be either oval or round in shape. Chosing the shape of implants is highly dependent on the surgeon. He/she may or may not give you a choice and may use whichever he feels will serve better purpose. Compared to Fat Transfer, use of implants is more risky and may cause complications as obvious because of use of artificial implants.

Fat Transfer is comparatively safer than using implants as a gluteoplasty procedure. It involves transfer of body fats from the region having in access to the gluteal region using injection. However, it may not give permanent results. More elaborately, a person can gain or loose fat after surgery depending on his lifestyle. Those changes would reflect in the body and also in the buttock region. There is one thing to note here. As there is transfer of fats from one region to another, even the fats cells get transferred. So, if one gains weight then the weight that a person should put on in a region(from where fats was removed) would actually be put on in gluteal region. This is because the amount and proportion of fat storage in a human body is pre encoded in the human DNA present in cells. Cell transfer leads transfer of these DNA too.

Using Implants

Using Fat Transfer

Involves incision No incision
Relatively more complications involved More safe
Results are permanent Results may change with loss or gain of weight
Comparatively Expensive Comparatively Cheaper

Table 1: Comparison of Buttock Augmentation using Implants and using Fat Transfer

Buttock Augmentation is almost a painless and scarless surgery. Some post surgery irritation, numbness, minimal pain and swelling may be experienced which would dissappear in first few weeks after the procedure. Complications involved are the ones that may happen because of anesthesia, medicine or implant’s side effects.

It is an hour long procedure. The patient can resume day to day activities after 2 days of rest and rigorous physical activities such as gym or jogging after atleast a month. The patients should wear a compression belt to reduce swelling for a month. In order to reduce the pressure, sleeping on the side or abdomen is advised.

The result of gluteoplasty may not be seen immediately after the operation because of the swelling. A patient must wait for atleast 3 months for the real results to be seen. Multiple surgeries may be required, but not necessary, for desired results to be obtained. That is why Buttock Augmentation is recommended for those who are looking for improvement and not perfection.

When the surgery is performed using implants, an incision is made in the crease near the bottom of the gluteal region. This way the scar remains oblivious. With time, it starts to fade out. No incision is made when Fat Transfer is done.

Many a time, Buttock Augmentation and liposuction are done together to attain the planned result.


Cost(in $US)


3000 – 11900


16000 – 27000


1350 – 3550


3500 – 10300

Table 2: Cost of Gluteoplasty in different countries


India has been a major hub for cosmetic surgeries in India having highly professional surgeons that have been trained and experience in countries like USA and UK but offer the surgeries at much lower cost in India than USA and European countries . Thus, a person can save upto 45% – 70% of the total cost of surgery. Being a hotspot for tourists, the patients can combine their treatment with many tourism packages and have an enjoyable experience like never before. And what better place than TransEarth Medical Tourism Company in India! It helps the patient with Visas, offer pick and drop services, arrange their comfortable stay during the procedure and recovery time, offer highly professional treatment and surgery and has tie up with major hospitals and renowned surgeons. Also, TransEarth Medical Tourism offers the tourism facilities for its patients at affordable costs.

More information about Cosmetic Surgeries in India and Medical Tourism are is available at

Face Lift Surgery – It’s type, benefits and side effects

Face lift surgery, also called as Rhytidectomy, is a medical procedure that aims to make the signs of aeging oblivious typically targeting the face, neck and jowl area.

Face Lift Surgery – Before and After Photo

Face lift is the fourth most popular cosmetic surgery in the world.

What it does and what it doesn’t?

Face lift tightens the loose and sagging skin.

Face lift can treat –

1. Saging in face, jowl and neck

2. Creases around eyes

3. Crease along the nose upto the mouth

4. Wrinkles

Face lift is a restorative surgery. It does not change the basic appearance. It cannot stop aging process.

What are the types of Face Lift Surgery? And what are they used for?

1. Skin Only

Targets lower face and neck, involves incision in the hairline.

2. Traditional Face Lift or SMAS Lift

Targets lower face and neck, involves incision.

3.Deep Plane Facelift

It is modification of the traditional facelift, gives better result and more rejuvenation of dreary skin but have higher risks of facial nerve injury.

4. Temporal Facelift

Targets eyebrow area, minimal incision, suited for droopy eyes.

5.Platysmaplasty or Submentoplasty

What is the cost of  Face lift surgery across the world?

Country Cost(in $US )
USA $9555- $19110
UK $6540 – $9495
Australia $6000 – $25000
India $4500 – $5000

What combinations of Face lift surgery should a person opt for?

Face lift surgery is usually comprises of multiple surgeries that may include any of the above mentioned types.

What are the risks involved?

Unsatisfactory result, threats that may be present because of the use of anesthesia, Skin color irregularities, numbness, pain, irritation that may persist.

Which country is famous for Face lift?

South Korea is best known for Rhinoplasty and Rhytedectomy followed by Brazil, Singapore and India.

If you are interested in having Face lift but are having financial problems , then you must consider getting it done in countries like, Brazil, India, Malaysia. They are cheap and are equally good. On top of that you may get the best of the treatments in addition to a majestic tour of these naturally gifted beautiful countries.

More detailed information about Face lift and its types is available at

Arsenic Joins the Menacing Food List

There is a long list of things that pose life threat to many consuming them or being exposed to them, knowingly or unknowingly. Arsenic is a new addition to the record of perilous intakes. It is a natural element and an industrial derivative that can cause grave health issues to millions globally if it seeps into drinking water.

Arsenic can be extremely lethal if taken in large portions. Even recurring exposure in small quantities have a high probability of causing cancer (lung, skin and bladder), infertility, heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.


Health hazards of Arsenic
Health hazards of Arsenic


Often times, it is seen as a huge problem in the developing nations, but the developed countries, too, show a significant level of arsenic problems. A study shows an approximate estimation of over two million people in America who drink water with high proportions of arsenic. Arsenic became an issue of popular concern with its association with rice and other foods.

A variety of different kinds of rice and rice-based products were tested and found positive in inorganic arsenic and organic arsenic (Organic indicates the element’s chemistry). The results showed wide range of disparities as various types of rice are grown all around the world. For instance, FDA’s analysis of 200 rice products and Consumer Reports, both, stated that white rice from the four main rice producing states of USA – Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri – had higher inorganic arsenic as compared to rice cultivated in California, India, and Thailand.

Cereal bars, toddler formulas and other products that contain organic brown rice syrup show higher arsenic levels. Rice specifically carries arsenic because it is generally cultivated in water-flooded lands that lessen the fastening of arsenic in the soil, therefore, making the substance stick to the grain.

Other foods that have certain amounts of arsenic comprise of some of the fruits, some vegetables, mushrooms, poultry, fish, juices, wine and seaweed, particularly hijiki. A 2010 EPA study confirms that rice causes 17 percent of our dietetic exposure to inorganic arsenic, fruits and juices add 18 percent and vegetables sum up to 24 percent. Arsenic is also present in some mineral waters, homeopathic products and herbs of Ayurvedic medicine.

It is not easy to say if the amount of arsenic in rice too high to generate health concern. But, there are no limits set for arsenic in food as it is set for drinking water. And, the health risk largely depends on the absorption of the different forms of arsenic in the rice.

It is advisable that you take required steps to reduce your arsenic consumption. One of the suggestions will be to make rice the way you cook pasta – you must use a lot of water, i.e. use 6 cups of water to boil 1 cup of uncooked rice. You should drain the extra water after you are done cooking. This will help you to get rid of arsenic dregs.


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