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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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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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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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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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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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What’s the Story on the “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants?

The term “gummy bear” breast implants has been used in the public realm for several years now yet most people know little about them. What they have heard is that they are the latest type of silicone breast implant and something that they may just want to have for their breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. …

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Silicone Breast Implants Are The Overwhelming Implant Preference of Women

For any breast procedure requiring the placement of breast implants, my patients are offered the option of using either silicone or saline implants. This would include women who are considering breast augmentation, breast lift with implants, breast implant exchange and breast reconstruction. I thoroughly discuss with them all the important and relevant information about these …

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Common Reasons For Undergoing Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Replacing of a woman’s own implants for newer ones is referred to as breast implant exchange surgery which also is a category of breast revision surgery. The implants could have been originally placed for a breast augmentation, during a breast lift or in breast reconstruction. There are several reasons why a woman would select this …

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Do Silicone Breast Implants Lower Your Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

You must be thinking that there has to be a typo here. If anything, from all the news media palaver in the past, it is the opposite that must be true. Actually, this is the right question and it does have an unexpected answer. Silicone breast implants have been subjected to more scrutiny and studies …

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Breast Implants in Breast Augmentation: How Long Do They Last?

Breast implants for breast augmentation generally do not last forever but can last for many years

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