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Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry exists when a woman’s two breasts are not identical, mirror images of each other. The reality is that this is true of essentially all women’s breasts. Differences can be in shape, size, projection, skin tone, and even location on the chest wall as well as nipple location, size, shape, and projection. Usually, these …

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Celebrity Breast Augmentations

A tremendous number of female celebrities have attained their stardom or maintained their fame, attraction, and allure with the help of plastic surgery, most notably of the breast augmentation type. Yes, many other cosmetic surgical procedures are performed in Hollywood such as liposuction, nose jobs, and eyelid lifts, but none have quite the glamour or …

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Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. There are multiple options for implant type, shape, texture, and size, and the implant may be placed either over or under the chest muscle to achieve the patient’s desired breast feel and appearance. Another important decision …

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Size Really Does Matter

  When it comes to breast augmentation, selecting the exact proper sized implants is probably the most critical decision for achieving the desired results. Yes, breast implant type (silicone versus saline), profile (ultra-high, high and moderate) and placement location of the implants (submuscular versus submammary) are also very important factors that need to be considered …

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Do Breast Implants Have Warranties?

  When most people think about breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, implant warranty is the last thing on their minds. But considering that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point, implant warranties can be very beneficial if breast revision surgery is needed. I perform breast augmentation and …

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What Is Capsular Contracture?

Breast augmentation is a very satisfying procedure for the vast majority of women as it provides them with fuller, firmer and more attractive, alluring breasts. With this often comes greater confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of increased sexual attractiveness with improvements in their sex life. Nevertheless, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks for problems …

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Famous Breasts Through Time

Since the dawn of time, breasts have been admired by and fascinated mankind. These mounds of flesh mainly serve to nourish our young, but there’s no denying the visual enjoyment they also produce. Some women are naturally endowed with exquisite breasts, and breast augmentation surgery provides many women with the large, shapely breasts they desire. …

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Breast Lift Techniques

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I offer several different approaches to breast lift surgery depending on a variety of factors, most importantly of which is the extent of drooping. The first technique is referred to as a mini lift, and it involves repositioning the nipple-areolar complexes higher on the breast by excising …

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Candidacy for Breast Lift Surgery

Whether it’s a lift with an enlargement, a lift with a slight reduction, or simply a lift by itself, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is the procedure of choice for women who have droopy breasts and are seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. Before they proceed with this surgery, I do recommend to patients that they are …

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Breast Augmentation: Recovery Timeline

Breast augmentation surgery was the most popular plastic surgery procedure that women chose to undergo in 2013. This probably comes as no surprise. It has been a top procedure with women for years with the reasons for such popularity being quite obvious (more so in some than others!). In fact, around 95% of women who …

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Common Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery

  Breast revision surgery is a general term used to describe secondary surgical procedures that are performed on women who have previously undergone either a breast augmentation, a mastopexy, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction. The reasons can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature as well as “elective” or “urgent.” The following are some of the …

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Breast Implants: Over or Under the Muscle?

Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to increase the fullness and projection of the breasts, and it is often performed using breast implants. This surgery has helped a multitude of women achieve the larger breasts they desire, with approximately 286,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2012 alone. This procedure can also improve the shape and …

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Does Breast Feeding Increase Your Risk For Saggy Breasts After a Breast Augmentation?

The breast augmentation that you had sometime in your past has really added sizzle to your sex appeal and sex life. And now, well, you’re pregnant! Or maybe, perhaps, you have even just given birth to a wonderful baby. (This latter scenario isn’t very likely though. No, not the giving birth to a “wonderful baby” …

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Undergoing Breast Augmentation Surgery Doesn’t Have to be a Very Unpleasant Experience

It seems that there are still misconceptions regarding the presence and magnitude of pain and discomfort following breast augmentation surgery. Many women believe that considerable pain is inherent to the procedure – unavoidable, natural and expected. This belief has actually caused some women to delay or abandon their dreams of acquiring larger, more voluptuous breasts. …

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Breast Augmentation with Saline Breast Implants CAN Yield Excellent Results: A Ten Year Patient Follow-up

Silicone breast implants are used in the majority of breast augmentations that are now being performed. In fact, in 2012 they constituted 72% of the total number of breast implants used for breast enlargement with the remaining 28% being saline. In my practice, due to my firm evidence based convictions on the superiority of silicone …

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Additional Information on the Natrelle® 410 (“Gummy Bear”) Silicone Breast Implants That You May Like to Know

In my blog, Gummy Bear” Silicone Breast Implants Just Approved by the FDA for Usage, I shared with you the news that the FDA finally allowed widespread usage of these next generation silicone breast implants after over a 12 year wait. Also, rather than being referred to as “gummy bear” implants, they have now been …

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“Gummy Bear” Silicone Breast Implants Just Approved by the FDA for Usage

After waiting years for approval of the widespread usage in the United States of the so called “gummy bear” silicone breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday finally announced their formal approval to the manufacturer of this implant, Allergan, Inc. This implant will be officially known by the marketing name Natrelle® 410 …

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Breast Revision Surgery to Change One’s Implants

For a woman who has undergone breast augmentation surgery or even a breast lift with an enlargement, it is not necessarily one and done with regard to the implants. That is, there is a substantial likelihood that those aren’t the last pair of implants that she is going to have in her lifetime. Why? First …

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Computer Simulation for Breast Augmentation Surgery Can be Helpful (and We Have it Available for YOU!)

If you are considering having a breast augmentation or a breast lift along with a breast enlargement, figuring out the size that you want to be and how that will look on you can be VERY confusing. Compounding this dilemma is the lack of standardization of cup size. After all, two different bra cup sizes …

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Beauty Secrets for Better Appearing Breasts: Insights from Boobology

Do you want to know some of the secrets of making your breasts look as youthful and attractive as possible? Of course you do! We’re not talking here about surgical procedures that enlarge, lift or reduce the size of your breasts like breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction surgery. These are very effective procedures …

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