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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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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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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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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Common Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange and Revision Surgery

Breast revision surgery is a general term used to describe secondary surgical procedures that are performed on women who have previously undergone a breast augmentation, lift, reduction, or reconstruction. The reasons can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature as well as “elective” or “urgent.” The replacement of a woman’s implants for newer ones is referred …

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Non-Elective Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision

Many women choose to undergo breast revision surgery in order to either increase or decrease the size of their breasts. Other elective reasons for revision surgery can include changing the type of implant (going from saline to silicone; rarely the opposite), the shape or profile of the implant, or the location of the implant (usually …

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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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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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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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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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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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What Is Breast Implant Malposition?

The vast majority of patients who have had a breast augmentation are very happy with their results. However, like any surgical procedure, there are certain risks and untoward outcomes that can occur no matter how uncommon. For breast augmentation, one of these such risks is breast implant malposition. Its presence can have a noticeable and …

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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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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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Are Inverted Nipples a Sign of Cancer?

Contrary to what many people may think, the occurrence of inverted nipples is actually quite common, affecting approximately 10-20% of all women. In the vast majority of women, their existence is due to congenital factors – abnormally short milk ducts and ligaments in the breasts that act as a tether, preventing the nipples from projecting …

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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 Reduce Your Risk of Capsular Contracture

Like any other surgical procedure, breast augmentation is not without risks. One complication that is associated with breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This can occur at any point in time following the procedure – from within a few months to even many years later. While Dr. Turkeltaub can surgically treat capsular contracture if it occurs, …

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Breast Revision: Implant Reduction

Breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures and has a very high patient satisfaction rate. However, there are some patients who have decided that the breast enlargement size they initially chose is now larger than they want to be, so they elect to undergo breast revision in order to reduce the size …

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Breast Surgery Recovery Tips

Whether you undergo a breast augmentation, reduction, lift, or reconstruction, the procedure requires a period of recovery that allows your breasts to heal, swelling to subside, and for them to gradually assume their more “long” term shape. Typically, your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow after surgery to help you to …

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Choosing Your Breast Enhancement Surgeon

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision, and choosing the right surgeon is imperative in order to maximize the probability of having a safe and effective procedure. Unfortunately, any licensed medical doctor, such as an internist or gynecologist, can call himself or herself a “cosmetic surgeon” and legally perform plastic surgery with patient …

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