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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What Should You Know Before Male-to-Female Transgender Breast Surgery?

Breasts have always been the foremost symbol of femininity. Therefore, pursuing breast augmentation surgery is an integral part of the male-to-female gender affirmation process, both physically and emotionally. It is the first and, most often, the only gender-affirming procedure sought by MTF individuals whether or not they have gender dysphoria. What Are Your Implant Options? …

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How Will a Breast Lift Improve Breasts After Pregnancy?

While breast ptosis (sagging) can occur for many reasons, including the natural aging process and weight loss, one of the most common reasons for this are the consequences of pregnancy and breastfeeding.   Pregnancy significantly affects many areas of your body with the substantial weight gain and the subsequent weight loss often having permanent effects …

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How Does Your Implant Choice Factor Into Your Augmentation Cost?

In the Phoenix metropolitan area (and in most other sizable communities, for that matter), there is considerable variability in the total cost of the price of breast augmentation. For example, though the current average price of generic breast enlargement in Scottsdale is $5,925, you can easily find estimates thousands of dollars more expensive as well …

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Why Should You Consider Breast Implant Massages After Augmentation?

Breast implant “massages” can be an important part of your breast augmentation recovery and long-term outcome. Carefully and correctly performed implant compression exercises (“massages”) can help the healing process and may reduce the risk of implant hardening, also known as capsular contracture. Preventing Capsular Contracture When a foreign object, such as a breast implant, is …

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5 Questions About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure involving the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, recontouring of the breast, and repositioning it on the chest wall. It is an excellent option for those women dealing with the physical and emotional side effects associated with large breasts. Regardless of whether large breasts developed during adolescence …

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Will A Breast Lift Reduce My Breast Size?

There are many misconceptions about the relationship between a breast lift and a change in breast size. Even though some skin will be removed, a breast lift is not a breast reduction nor is it intended to be one. A breast lift changes the shape and positioning of the breast tissue relative to the chest …

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When Is Immediate Breast Reconstruction Appropriate?

Having to make a decision as to whether or not to undergo reconstructive surgery of any kind can be hard and stressful. Having to make that decision upon learning that you have breast cancer makes it an unbearably difficult one. Unfortunately, this is something that many women face every day, as the risk of developing …

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What Are the Best Implants for Cleavage?

For many women interested in breast augmentation, achieving larger breasts is only part of what they want. They also desire cleavage. Cleavage is the space in between the breasts, and many women believe that the narrower this space is, the better. It is for this reason that push-up bras are so popular. Many women think …

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Are Implants the Best Way to Get Bigger Breasts?

Breast augmentation using breast implants is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. The implants add volume, shape, and projection to the breasts and allow for relatively predictable and customizable results. Though virtually all breast enlargements are done using implants, they are not the only way to obtain larger breasts. Are There …

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Are Your Breasts to Blame for Your Back Pain?

Although many women desire large breasts, they are not always all that they are cracked up to be—at least the non-augmented ones. Women with naturally very large breasts frequently suffer from a variety of associated symptoms and issues due to their substantial weight and overall size. Some of these include neck, back, and shoulder pain, …

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Will My Breast Implants Affect My Mammogram?

Generally, mammograms are necessary for all women over the age of 35 to 40 to screen for any signs of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast implants can affect the clarity of some of these images, making interpretation more challenging. Because of this, additional mammogram views are taken in order to fully visualize the breast. Implant Placement …

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Identify a Ruptured Implant

Breast implants are generally extremely durable and can last for a long period of time, though not necessarily forever. Despite their resistance to degradation, given enough time they may lose their integrity and need to be replaced or removed. Trauma can also disrupt their integrity. Implant rupture occurs when the silicone shell of the implant …

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Elective Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision

Deciding to get breast implants, a breast lift or any other cosmetic breast surgery is just like any other major life decision—you weigh your options, consult the experts, and look at what the best option is for you. It is a decision that can have a huge impact on your life, with most women experiencing …

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