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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The Best Bra for After Breast Surgery

Breast surgery, whether it is an augmentation, reduction, lift, revision, or reconstruction, usually results in improved self-esteem and quality of life. However, as with all surgeries, a period of recovery is needed to allow for desirable healing. After the procedure, the breasts will be bandaged, and it is important that they have the proper support …

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Size Really Does Matter

  When it comes to breast augmentation, selecting the exact proper sized implants is probably the most critical decision for achieving the desired results. Yes, breast implant type (silicone versus saline), profile (ultra-high, high and moderate) and placement location of the implants (submuscular versus submammary) are also very important factors that need to be considered …

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Do Breast Implants Have Warranties?

  When most people think about breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, implant warranty is the last thing on their minds. But considering that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point, implant warranties can be very beneficial if breast revision surgery is needed. I perform breast augmentation and …

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What Is Capsular Contracture?

Breast augmentation is a very satisfying procedure for the vast majority of women as it provides them with fuller, firmer and more attractive, alluring breasts. With this often comes greater confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of increased sexual attractiveness with improvements in their sex life. Nevertheless, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks for problems …

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Common Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery

  Breast revision surgery is a general term used to describe secondary surgical procedures that are performed on women who have previously undergone either a breast augmentation, a mastopexy, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction. The reasons can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature as well as “elective” or “urgent.” The following are some of the …

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“Gummy Bear” Silicone Breast Implants Just Approved by the FDA for Usage

After waiting years for approval of the widespread usage in the United States of the so called “gummy bear” silicone breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday finally announced their formal approval to the manufacturer of this implant, Allergan, Inc. This implant will be officially known by the marketing name Natrelle® 410 …

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Breast Revision Surgery to Change One’s Implants

For a woman who has undergone breast augmentation surgery or even a breast lift with an enlargement, it is not necessarily one and done with regard to the implants. That is, there is a substantial likelihood that those aren’t the last pair of implants that she is going to have in her lifetime. Why? First …

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Breast Revision Surgery In A Woman Who Had Multiple Previous Reconstructive Procedures

Breast revision surgery is very commonly performed for both cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction and breast reconstruction. The reasons can be many including issues relating to size, shape, firmness, asymmetries and changes over time. The following patient of mine illustrates an example of revisional breast surgery in a …

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