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Breast Implant

Breast Lift vs Breast Implants: Pros and Cons of Both Procedures

breast lift vs breast implants

It is common for me to see patients who are not sure whether they want or need a breast lift or a breast implant or in some cases both. In fact, many do not truly understand the difference. They are extraordinarily different surgeries with different outcomes and different expectations. Starting at the Consultation The beginning of the consult is trying to get to the heart of the matter. Does that patient already like her size? If a patient likes her size while in a bra, but when the bra comes off the breasts go south then that patient is a… Read More

Breast Lift vs. Implants: Knowing the Difference Matters

Breast augmentation breast implants

If you look in the mirror and feel unhappy with your breasts, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Aging, gravity, hormone fluctuation, and weight changes can take a toll on your body. Weight loss typically means losing breast volume. Fortunately, there’s a way to counteract those changes by having a breast lift or breast implants. Do you know which is right for you? Knowing the difference matters, and will play a role in knowing what to expect. The basics of breast implants Breast augmentation (implants) is an option for women who… Read More

Dr Tattelbaum Offering Natrelle Inspira For Volumptuous Results

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum an Ivy League Maryland Plastic Surgeon with plastic surgery offices in Maryland, Washington D.C area and Virginia.  Dr. Tattelbaum is now offering the Natrelle Inspira™ round gel implants which offers a more dramatic look while still providing a very natural and soft feel. Dr. Tattelbaum says, “my preference for the majority of my breast augmentation patients are smooth round implants.  Smooth implants don’t stick inside the pocket where they are placed.  By moving within the pocket they tend to look more natural in my opinion”. Dr. Tattelbaum offers every type of breast implant available on the market… Read More

Dr. Adam Tattlebaum Reviews Breast Implant Manufacturers

Implant Update: While I have compared and contrasted silicone vs. saline implants in the past the purpose of this blog is just to give an update on what breast implant options are out there. At the conclusion, I will share my preferences. Summary: Three companies are currently are FDA approved in the United States to make Breast Implants: Mentor Allergan Sientra Mentor and Allergan make saline and silicone implants, Sientra makes only silicone. Each company has its own version of low, moderate and high profile implants. Each company offers round or shaped implants. Each company offers implants that are smooth or… Read More

Dr. Tattelbaum Discussion on Breast Implant Techniques

An Overview of Breast Implant Techniques For this article I would like to go beyond the basic facts that are posted all over the internet and give a personal opinion based on almost two decades of experience and thousands of breast implant procedures performed. This blog covers the most frequently asked breast implant questions: 1)      Under or over the muscle: I generally favor implants under the muscle because they tend to look more natural.  This is because the muscle gives a gentle slope to the upper breast. When the breast implant lies under the muscle mammograms are easier to interpret. Infection… Read More

Breast Implant Manufacturer Reviews by Dr Tattelbaum

Breast Implant Review from Dr. Adam Tattelbaum: Allergan, Mentor or Sientra? Saline or silicone gel? Textured or smooth? Shaped or round, cohesive or gummy bear? And that’s just the beginning. In this brief blog, I will try to share some thinking and philosophy about the “too many” options we now have with breast implants. If you read my last breast blog (silicone or saline) you know that I prefer silicone gel, provided the patient is comfortable with it. If you have a B-ish or C-ish breast you will hide a saline well, but silicone will usually look and feel more… Read More

What’s a Breast Augmentation Refund Gap?

refund gap

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

Which incision for a breast implant?

I saw a young woman last week, and I have seen quite a few like her over the years. She had breast augmentation done elsewhere about 4 months ago. She was concerned that her breast implants were too high. Everyone starts out big, tight and high, but by 4 months most people are dropping nicely, and she wasn’t. It turns out that she had her breast implants placed through the armpit. While it sounds cool and sexy implants that are too high or don’t drop are a common consequence in this approach. During breast augmentation the lower insertion of the… Read More

Wear your Bikini to the Mommy Makeover?

When I plan my mommy makeovers I like my patients to bring in their favorite underwear or even bathing suit with them. No string bikinis please, no lacy panties and no granny panties. Something about an inch or two wide around the hips for a tummy tuck or similar width for a bra under the arms, something not too valuable, in case I get some marker on it. I draw the outline of your garment on your body before plastic surgery and I use the outline as a target in which to hide scars. My incisions are individualized. For example, for… Read More

What’s a breast implant funnel?

I’m not a big one to jump on brand new items that come out for plastic surgeons. It seems to me that manufacturers’ want to sell me something that will “revolutionize” my practice on a monthly basis. Most of these things are short lived because they aren’t so revolutionary or just don’t work. In fact, the hype usually far exceeds the science. I feel differently about the breast implant funnel. A plastic surgical colleague was looking for a way to make it easier to insert silicone gel breast implants. Putting in a large silicone gel implant can require a lot… Read More

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