Why Are Silicone Implants So Much Better Than Saline Implants?

4 Minute Read:  After deciding that you want to have a breast augmentation, you may then be thinking about which type of implants you would want—silicone or saline? Then again, most women these days have already made their decision when it comes to selecting implants for their surgery—and their preferences are virtually always silicone.    …

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What Age Should I Get Breast Augmentation? What About a Lift?

3 Minute Read:  Many women find that as they age, their breasts no longer retain the size or shape they desire. Cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation and breast lift, have been further refined over the years to help address these issues. While these procedures can be beneficial for many women, for some, it can …

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What Are the 3 Types of Capsulectomy?

2 Minute Read:  A capsulectomy is the surgical procedure used to remove the scar tissue that naturally forms and surrounds a breast implant (called a capsule). There are four main reasons that women with breast implants choose to have a capsulectomy.  To treat a condition known as capsular contracture where the scar tissue contracts and …

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Are Breast Implants Better Than Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation?

Fat grafting or breast implants. What is the difference and which is better? Read the expert opinion of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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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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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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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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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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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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How Incision Placement Can Affect Nipple Sensation

There are many variables to take into account and decisions to be made when electing to undergo breast augmentation surgery. One of these is which incision approach to use for implant insertion. There are three acceptable incision options, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages based on the individual’s needs and desires. These incisions …

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Things to Consider Before Your Breast Augmentation

In order to obtain fuller, larger, and shapelier breasts, women undergo breast augmentation surgery. While the decision to proceed with this procedure is usually an easy one, there are many specific choices that need to be considered prior to surgery in order to help obtain the desired results. Implant Size and Profile Breast implants are …

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Top 3 Factors Leading to Women Seeking Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is one of the most highly performed plastic surgical procedures year after year. While the exact motivation for pursuing this breast enhancement treatment is unique to every individual, the commonality for all are droopy, aesthetically challenged breasts. The three most common factors causing breast drooping and motivating women to undergo a …

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How to Correct Asymmetrical Breasts

The vast majority of women experience at least some amount of breast asymmetry. For most, however, they either do not “notice” this or it is not an issue of any significant concern. In consultation for breast surgery, many women are actually surprised at the asymmetries that I will identify in 30 seconds that they had …

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