Breast augmentation is not just about increasing the size or scale of the breasts. Here’s how balance is achieved with different types of implants.
Find out how long saline and silicone breast implants typically last, and what you can do about older implants.
Wondering whether you’ll be able to breastfeed with breast implants? In this post, we explain what women can expect.
Silicone gel breast implants are softer and considered to create a much more realistic look than can be achieved with saline implants. Think of a saline implant like a glorified water baloon. Silicone implants feel softer and more natural. It is often more difficult to discern silicone gel breast implants from actual breast tissue. Silicone gel breast implants also move with the body in a more natural way and take on a more natural-looking shape.
It is common for me to see patients who are not sure whether they need a breast lift or a breast implant, or perhaps both. In fact, many do not truly understand the differences between the two.
For many men, gynecomastia (“man boobs”) is an embarrassing and frustrating issue. Fortunately, at my practice, male breast reduction is an effective solution for most men that can help.
You’re an amazing mom, and you’re already on your way to claiming the “Mommy of the Year Award.” You want to look fabulous when accepting it, right? Now that you’ve brought an adorable genius into the world, it’s time for you to focus on you. It’s time to get back to your pre-baby body. For many new moms, that means a Mommy Makeover. Pregnancy and Giving Birth Changes the Body During pregnancy and then through the birthing process, women’s bodies undergo major transformations – both inside and outside the body. It can take a major toll on your body – impacting… Read More
Do you know which is right for you? Knowing the difference matters, and will play a role in knowing what to expect.
With breast augmentation becoming increasingly popular, it is important to be well aware of the recovery procedures and how to maintain the new changes post-surgery. While the surgery and the results are what patients focus on the most, it is critical that they also understand what steps to take once they enter the recovery period.Follow these tips to ensure a successful recovery:Get Plenty of RestBreast implant recovery normally demands that patients decrease the amount of physical activity for 3 to 7 days after the surgery before slowly resuming more laborious tasks. Because of this, you’ll find that you’ll be resting… Read More
The joy of motherhood is real. So are the aftereffects on your body. Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding all can leave changes, especially noticeable on your stomach and breasts. Not all these effects can be fixed with diet and exercise. A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery that addresses the concerns of moms and lets them reclaim their bodies. These cosmetic surgery procedures typically include breast lift with breast augmentation and tummy tuck of the abdomen can help you look and feel more like your old self, pre-childbirth. What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for You? If the skin on your… Read More
What’s a breast augmentation “refund gap”? In a Q&A chat room, I was asked the question, “How do I avoid a refund gap?” I had never heard this term before so I Googled it. I learned that a refund gap is a situation in which the breast implants have migrated so far apart that there is a large gap between the implants – so the patients request a refund. After 18 years in practice, I thought I should post a blog and tell you how I avoid this. The Best Breast Implant Placement As you may know, I prefer breast… Read More
Congenital inverted nipples are more common than people realize. However, this problem can easily be corrected.
On January 26, 2011, the FDA released an advisory notice regarding the association of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants. While ALCL is technically a type of lymphoma, it appears to have a very benign course, and the condition has been completely resolved by simply removing the breast implant and capsule. It is not breast cancer. In the past 25 years, only 34 cases have been reported worldwide among an estimated 10 million+ implanted devices. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is working with the FDA to follow… Read More
The “bigger disease” usually sets in about anywhere within the first six months after breast surgery. Here’s how to prevent it.