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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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