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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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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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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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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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Dr. Turkeltaub Patient Discusses Her Breast Augmentation Experiences

Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure being performed today and for very good reasons (which I won’t delve into here). Related to this is the finding that an astounding 94% of women who have undergone this procedure would make the same decision to pursue breast enlargement surgery if they …

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Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Discusses Breast Pills for Your Breast Enlargement

Enlarge your breasts two cup sizes in 90 days with our new, amazing breast growth tablets. There is no pain. No greasy lotions to stain your clothes. You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of getting caught while rubbing some cream on your breasts that must be applied six times a day. No dangerous chemicals …

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Breast Augmentation and “Natural” Looking Breasts

“Natural” looking breasts. Over the years, many thousands of women have seen me in consultation for their breast augmentation. When sharing their goals to me, a majority of them invariably requested that they wanted their breasts to look “natural”. Then they proceeded to describe these desired outcomes that were in reality not so very “natural”. …

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Do American Women Need to be Worried About the PIP Silicone Breast Implant Debacle?

A French manufacturer of breast implants, Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP), has been in the news worldwide and for all the wrong reasons. Inferior quality breast implants that break easily. Usage of unauthorized, non-medical grade silicone in their silicone implants. Poor quality control and manufacturing techniques. Concern that their implants may be associated with an increased …

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Can One’s Body Really “Swallow” a Breast Implant?

A few days ago, there were countless headlines and stories in the media about a woman whose breast implant was “swallowed” by her body while doing Pilates. These were in response to a medical report documenting an unusual case that was just published in the Dec. 15th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. …

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Arizona Plastic Surgeon Reflects Statistics on Breast Augmentation

Of the more than 9.3 million cosmetic enhancement procedures performed in 2010, breast augmentation was the most common form of surgical enhancement according to the latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Steven Turkeltaub says the same is true at the Arizona …

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Silicone Breast Implants and the Cost Effectiveness and Accuracy of MRI’s to Screen for Rupture

As a result of research and technological advancements, there have been fundamental improvements in the design and construction of silicone breast implants over the years. These have translated into breast implants filled with a cohesive gel (like taffy) that are stronger, far more durable and resistant to a multitude of forces and factors and which …

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