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Choosing Your Breast Enhancement Surgeon

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision, and choosing the right surgeon is imperative in order to maximize the probability of having a safe and effective procedure. Unfortunately, any licensed medical doctor, such as an internist or gynecologist, can call himself or herself a “cosmetic surgeon” and legally perform plastic surgery with patient …

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The Best Bra for After Breast Surgery

Breast surgery, whether it is an augmentation, reduction, lift, revision, or reconstruction, usually results in improved self-esteem and quality of life. However, as with all surgeries, a period of recovery is needed to allow for desirable healing. After the procedure, the breasts will be bandaged, and it is important that they have the proper support …

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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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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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“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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Breast Revision Surgery In A Woman Who Had Multiple Previous Reconstructive Procedures

Breast revision surgery is very commonly performed for both cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction and breast reconstruction. The reasons can be many including issues relating to size, shape, firmness, asymmetries and changes over time. The following patient of mine illustrates an example of revisional breast surgery in a …

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