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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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 Breast Augmentation-Mastopexy (BAM)?

A breast augmentation-mastopexy (BAM) is a combination procedure designed not only to increase the volume of droopy breasts but also to rejuvenate them by enhancing their shape and lifting them to higher, more natural position on the chest wall. Also referred to as breast augmentation with a lift, breast lift with implants or a mastopexy …

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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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Breast “Massage” Exercises After Breast Augmentation

A practice that Dr. Turkeltaub generally recommends for most of his breast augmentation patients is to perform a daily “breast massage.” Though it may sound more exciting than it really is, this involves the gentle manipulation of the breast implants in their pockets. This practice is designed to assist with healthy recovery and promote the …

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Over the Muscle vs. Under the Muscle In Breast Augmentation Surgery

When undergoing breast augmentation surgery using breast implants, the placement location of the implants is a very important decision and one that should be discussed with a plastic surgeon. This decision can have a profound effect on your ultimate results, both short and long term. Implant Placement Options Breast implants are inserted either under (behind) …

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Pros and Cons of Fat Injections for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is designed to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. In virtually all situations this involves the placement of breast implants either above or below the chest wall muscle to obtain these desired goals. Over the last several years, fat injections into the breasts are becoming more frequently done …

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Breast Surgery Can Help You Look More Youthful

Time and the related aging are the enemies of beauty, taking their unavoidable toll on the body such as with wrinkles and loose, saggy skin. The body of an older woman is quite different from her formerly youthful self. One of the most prominently affected areas are the breasts, which may become saggy and deflated …

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How Breast Augmentation Can Help You Fill Out Your Dream Wedding Dress

Nearly every young woman dreams of having the perfect wedding. This might be one on a Hawaiian beach at sunset with you holding a bouquet of plumeria blossoms. It could be in the small church where her parents were wed, with only close friends and family present. Perhaps it might be a lavish celebration with …

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What Is Double Bubble Deformity?

Most patients who undergo breast augmentation have excellent results and no complications. However, some do experience complications that require correction through breast revision surgery. A double bubble deformity is one such surgical complication that can arise after breast augmentation. What is a double bubble deformity and how would you know if you have it? If …

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ALCL and Breast Implants

Breast implants are probably the most studied and researched medical device ever, and they have probably had the most rigorous and thorough review process regarding their safety by the FDA to be approved for their usage. Such scrutiny does provide a level of comfort to many of the hundreds of thousands of women undergoing breast …

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Breast Surgery Can Restore Breast Symmetry

It would be ideal if a woman’s breasts were completely symmetrical in size, shape, and overall appearance but in reality, most have varying degrees of breast asymmetry. Breast augmentation, breast reduction, and/or breast lift surgery can be designed to reduce some of the breast asymmetry and give one’s body a more desirable appearance. Characteristics and …

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Silicone, Saline, and Anatomic Implants

As every woman’s body is unique, breast implants are designed in different varieties of materials, shapes, sizes, textures, and profiles. The filler material for breast implants can either be silicone or saline, though the former does have two distinct categories of cohesiveness (see below). These materials have their own distinct benefits as well as issues, …

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What Impact Does A Breast Augmentation Have on Nipple Sensation and the Ability to Breast Feed?

    Does a breast augmentation impact one’s ability to breast feed? What are the risks of loss of sensation of my nipples? These are two questions that I am commonly asked by women contemplating breast augmentation surgery. My answers to these questions are based both on clinical studies as well as my own experiences …

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Expectations for Breast Implant Rupture or Deflation

Though breast implants, particularly silicone breast implants, can be very durable they should not necessarily be expected to last “forever”. That is, given a long enough period of time, they will need to either be replaced or removed. How long can one’s breast implants be expected to last? That is a good question that does …

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Can I Change the Size of My Implants After Breast Augmentation?

A common question asked by women considering breast augmentation is whether or not they will be able to exchange their implants for a different size later in time if they so desire. There are a few reasons why they may seek such a modification. For example, some women who previously underwent a breast augmentation may …

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How to Get What You Want From Breast Augmentation Surgery

No two breast augmentations are alike. Even women who choose identical breast implants will have different results because of anatomical differences. The best way to ensure that you will be satisfied with your breast augmentation results is to communicate well with your surgeon. Below are a few choice words that can help you describe your …

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Breast Augmentation Can Restore Breast Volume After Breastfeeding

Experts have widely hailed breastfeeding as the best way to offer your baby essential healthy nutrients and emotional closeness. Lately, breastfeeding advocates have gone far and wide campaigning for women to be able to breastfeed in public places. While breastfeeding has gained an even more positive reputation in recent years, its aftermath may not be …

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