How Big Can You Go? A Look at Oversized Breast Implants

4 Minute Read:  For many women, their first and possibly only area of interest in plastic surgery is breast augmentation. This procedure of enlarging one’s breasts has consistently been among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States for decades.  With breast augmentation, women can safely and effectively achieve much larger and more …

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How Can I Reduce Discomfort After Breast Augmentation and Accelerate My Recuperation?

3 Min Read:   For many reasons, breast augmentation remains among the top cosmetic procedures pursued by women. Though they are excited to be able to enjoy the long term results, some women are apprehensive about the initial postoperative discomfort that may be experienced. They might have even heard or read on social media sites …

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Is It Prudent to Remove Your Textured Surface Implants Over BIA-ALCL Concerns?

3 Minute Read:  Since the FDA’s press release regarding the voluntary recall of Allergan’s BIOCELL® textured surfaced implants due to a rare association with BIA-ALCL, many women with these implants have given some thought about either removing them or undergoing an implant exchange using smooth surfaced ones instead. This is in spite of the fact …

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Should I Consider Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss?

Many women are disappointed to see that their breasts are one of the first places they lose volume during weight loss. Unfortunately, there is no way to select where fat will be reduced during times of diet or extensive exercise. This fat loss can be frustrating for those women who want to slim and tone …

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Effects of COVID-19 on Patient Care as of March 23, 2020

Due to the severity of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the potential risks to the health of our patients and staff, along with government mandates, as of March 23, 2020 office visits will be limited to patients with emergent and semi-emergent issues. This largely includes patients who are in need of immediate breast reconstruction as well as …

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Important Information on COVID-19

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery it has been our highest priority to provide our patients with the best and safest possible care. There has never been nor will there ever be any compromising on this. With this in mind, we want to let you know some of the additional actions that we …

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What Are the Different Types of Implant Displacement?

3 Minute Read:  Patients who undergo breast augmentation must understand the risks that can be associated with their breast implants. One of these complications is implant displacement.  What Is Implant Displacement? Implant displacement is where the implant does not remain in the exact location where it was either placed or intended to be placed. This …

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Will Breastfeeding Ruin My Breast Augmentation?

It is quite natural to wonder if breastfeeding will have a permanent impact on the appearance of your breasts. This level of concern may be even more acute if you have already undergone a breast augmentation. After all, this was a significant emotional and financial investment and you want to preserve the results as much …

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How Important Is Proportion?

3 Min Read Plastic surgeons often stress the importance of proportion when discussing the ideal breast size. But what exactly does that mean? Proportionate breasts mean that your breasts do not overwhelm the general shape of your body nor do they underwhelm the “desired” curvatures. Of course, this is completely subjective. Furthermore, aesthetic tastes and …

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About Your Bra

2 Min Read   Bras… Some women love them. Others hate them like the plague. Whether you are the kind of woman who embraces your bra or the type who cannot wait to rip the bra off as soon as you get home, there is no denying the importance of a bra when it comes …

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Will I Need a Breast Lift After Weight Loss?

3 Min Read If you are like many women out there, you have a couple of pounds, if not more, that you would not mind losing. These pounds may be the result of the holiday season, or they may have accumulated over a period of time. With a new year and new decade upon us, …

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Should You Be Concerned About BIA-ALCL?

4 minute read In 2011, reports began to surface about a potential extremely rare link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). These concerns increased since then with the identification of other cases worldwide. With the increasing numbers and patterns emerging, a better and clearer understanding regarding this relationship has emerged. In July 2019, …

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Is It Time to Downsize?

4 Min Read Throughout history, the attractive female breast has been associated with allure, youth, beauty, sex, and fertility. It is the ultimate sign of femininity. For quite a long time, larger female breasts were considered to be desirous traits. However, with relatively recent cultural changes in taste, there has been much less importance placed …

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How Long Will My Implants Last?

4 Min Read There is a very common misconception held by many and fueled by stories, opinions, and recommendations by faux experts online that breast implants must be replaced every 10 years. While it is true that some implants, especially saline ones, may last only ten years or even less, the vast majority of breast …

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How Can Men Conceal Gynecomastia Surgical Scars?

4 Min Read In order to undergo breast surgery, incisions must be made. The consequences of these incisions are scars. Always. And that is no matter how imperceptible they are. Women generally have an easier time concealing these scars (at least from the public) because they are hidden by normal clothing and even many bathing …

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Are Saline Implants Safer Than Silicone Implants?

In 2018, over 313,000 women elected to get breast implants, and of those, more than 275,000 were silicone implants. This clearly shows the overwhelming popularity of silicone implants over saline. With so many women opting for silicone implants today, it brings up the question of whether they are a safe and reliable way to go. …

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What Should You Do If You Have Textured Surfaced Breast Implants

  Over the last several months there has been information in the news and online related to concerns and possible dangers of textured surfaced breast implants. In fact, one company that manufactures breast implants, Allergan, has recalled all their textured surfaced breast implants and tissue expanders as of this past July. What does this all …

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Has My Silicone Implant Ruptured?

When it comes to the ability to determine whether a breast implant is ruptured or not, saline implants are the clear winners—though you may not necessarily be. Why is this? Because saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, so when the implant shell develops a small tear or hole, the fluid leaks out. …

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Breast Revision and Implants: Should They be Replaced or Permanently Removed?

It would wonderful if implants used in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery were of the perfect “one and done” variety: put in one or a pair and they will remain there unchanged and last a lifetime. And, this should be true whether they are (it is) for a breast augmentation, as part of a mastopexy …

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What Should You Know Before FTM Transgender Breast Surgery?

Female to male (FTM) top surgery is the most common gender-affirming procedure sought by those with gender dysphoria as well as by those individuals who just want to feel and look more masculine. This is truly a life-changing procedure that can provide emotional and intellectual relief and comfort, aligning one’s felt gender to one’s external …

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