Breast Revision Surgery to Change Implant Size

Choosing the best implant size for your breast augmentation is often more challenging and confusing than deciding to undergo surgery in the first place. Women know that they want to go larger but deciding how much is the part that can be difficult because they are not truly sure as to what exactly they want. …

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Breast Lift After Weight Loss

Aging is a well-known cause of breast drooping (ptosis) and is one of the most common reasons women pursue breast lift surgery. Other common causes of saggy breasts include pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, poor support, hormonal factors, health, and weight fluctuations. Significant weight loss, in particular, can have an especially potent effect on the breasts as …

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Undergo Breast Augmentation Surgery?

“I must, I must, I must increase my bust!” This quote from Judy Blume’s 1970 novel “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” still testifies of the worries of growing young women even 50 years after its publication. The titular character, a sixth-grade girl who is worried that she is behind her friends in their …

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What Is Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your breast augmentation and be able to skip the recuperation? No pain. No tightness. Just beautifully enlarged, naturally soft, already perfect breasts. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the reality of the recovery from a breast augmentation. The following is more of what you can expect after this procedure. The Day …

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Round vs. Shaped Implants

Breast implants come in a wide range of sizes, styles, surface textures, materials, and shapes. For women who desire shape correction as part of their breast enhancement, it is worth considering whether to choose round or anatomically shaped (“anatomic”) breast implants. While there may be isolated situations to select one over the other, evidence implies …

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Am I Bottoming Out After Breast Augmentation?

mong the most satisfied plastic surgery patients are those who have had a breast augmentation. Having your breasts enhanced can be incredibly rewarding. However, no surgery is without risk and complications and untoward outcomes can occur. One example of a relatively uncommon implant related “complication” is “bottoming out,” which results in a noticeable alteration of …

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Do I Need a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation or Both?

Many women whose breasts have changed as a result of pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations or other factors wonder if a breast lift, a breast augmentation or a combination of both would be best for restoring a more youthful look and feel. While the answer to this question will be unique to each individual, a good …

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15 Facts About Breast Augmentation

It’s best to be as informed as possible before making a decision that could significantly change your life. If you’re considering having a breast augmentation, there flowing are 15 illuminating facts about this popular plastic surgery procedure. 1. Your first surgery won’t be your last. Women who get breast implants should be prepared for at …

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What’s the Difference Between a Breast Reduction and a Breast Lift?

The very close similarities of breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) and breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can create confusion for those women contemplating certain types of breast procedures. In fact, sometimes the only distinction between them is based on arbitrary values of the quantity of breast tissue that is removed. Despite the shared similarities, these two procedures …

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How Will Breast Implants Affect My Running?

Serious runners, in general, tend to have less fat and a lower body mass index (BMI) due to their intense training and high number of miles run weekly. For some female runners, however, they would at least like to retain fat in one particular area: their breasts. Those who feel that their breasts are too …

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What Happens to Breast Implants As You Age?

Some women with breast implants may wonder what will happen to their implants as their breasts age. It is important for every breast augmentation candidate to understand that implants are long-lasting devices, but given enough time, they will likely need to be replaced or removed through breast revision surgery. The following information will help you …

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Treating Breast Asymmetry with Different Implants in Breast Augmentation Surgery

It would be fairly safe to say that a majority of people (maybe just men and some women, perhaps) assume that most women’s breasts are symmetrical. There is little thought given to the possibility that there may be differences in volume, dimensions, shape and/or location on the chest wall much of the time. The fact …

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Would a Breast Lift Even Help Me?

Has gravity gotten the best of your breasts, causing them to head south? Do you wonder whether or not a breast lift can possibly make your breasts perkier and more attractive again? Breast lift surgery can help women with mild, moderate, or even severe breast sagging by tightening, recontouring, and lifting the tissues in order …

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Breast Cancer in Women With Breast Implants

Statistics show that one in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and women with breast implants are no exception to this statistic. A concern that some women have, most notably those who have a strong family history of breast cancer, is if the implants used for their breast augmentation will make …

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Which Breast Implants Are Safest?

Breast implants have been thoroughly evaluated using the most rigorous scientific evaluations including under the auspices of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and they have been subjected to countless clinical studies to determine their safety for use in the human body. The vast evidence and clinical experiences clearly validate the overwhelming safety …

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Boost Your Breasts After Childbirth and Breastfeeding

While most women are prepared for their abdomens to enlarge significantly during their pregnancy, many are surprised by the extent of change in their bra size. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can substantially change the appearance of the breasts, often permanently. If your breasts have become deflated, saggy, or misshapen after pregnancy and nursing, cosmetic procedures such …

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Breast Implants: How Big Is Too Big?

“Go big or go home” is not exactly the best advice for a woman choosing breast implants. There is a careful balance between choosing the right implant size for your preferences and your body type versus choosing implants that are far too big (or, conversely, too small). The following factors can help you understand how …

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What Is Symmastia?

While most patients do not experience complications after breast augmentation, unusual complications sometimes occur. One of these complications is known as symmastia. Though rare, symmastia is well understood and can usually be treated with breast revision surgery. Identifying Symmastia Symmastia is when the breasts are so close together that they seem to be joined as …

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Breast Augmentation Incisions and Scar Visibility

Any person who undergoes surgery WILL have scars afterward just by the nature of the wound healing process. Even with the most skilled of surgeons, scars form where incisions are placed though they may be quite inconspicuous. Women who undergo breast augmentation should expect post-surgical scars regardless of the incision they choose. While each incision …

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FDA Approves New Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new line of silicone gel breast implants produced by Allergan that are marketed under the name Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants. These new implants offer women an even greater diversity of choices that can potentially provide better and more selective results for their breast augmentations. …

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