There are usually two issues with breasts that look like they have aged – skin excess (which manifests itself as breast droop) and a loss of fullness in the upper breasts. Both need to be considered for optimal breast aesthetics. In order to regain fullness of the upper breast, an implant will be necessary. Implants CONTINUE READING
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Are breast Implants safe with history of breast cancer?
Implants themselves do not increase the risk of cancer. However placing implants above the muscle can slightly decrease the accuracy of mammography. It’s important when getting them you inform the person doing the mammogram that you have implants, as they will take an additional xray of each breast in order to be able to view CONTINUE READING
How do I find the right implant size for breast augmentation?
In order to find the right implant size, I highly recommend consulting with a surgeon who allows you to try on implants at the time of your consultation. This will give you the opportunity to try on actual implants so that you can see if a certain size gives you the result you are looking CONTINUE READING
What causes stretch marks from breast augumentation and how can it be avoided?
First, take note of what the marks look like. If you notice marks after surgery that look a bit blue in color it’s possible that the implants have made the veins in your breast tissue a bit more noticeable. Those aren’t stretch marks, and there will not be much you can do to reduce their CONTINUE READING
I’m turning 50 this year – am I too old for breast implants?
Congratulations on celebrating such a wonderful milestone! By no means is being 50 a disqualifier for breast augmentation. Good candidacy is left to your overall health, genetics, the health and condition of your skin and breast tissue, as well as your expectations. I’d also recommend getting medical clearance from your primary care doctor beforehand. You CONTINUE READING
Should I get breast implants if I plan on getting pregnant later?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions in my practice. Breast augmentation prior to pregnancy is perfectly safe & while there is a very small chance of trouble with breastfeeding in some women, ultimately it should not affect the ability to breast feed. This is especially true if you opt to have the CONTINUE READING
Are ‘gummy bear’ implants better than standard silicone gel implants or than saline filled implants?
There’s no ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to this question. The most correct reply is that gummy bear implants may be ideal for one patient and not at all suitable for another, depending on body characteristics, age, skin type, size, and personal goals. “Gummy bear’ implants, due to their form-stable shape, require a longer incision than CONTINUE READING
The ‘gummy bear’ breast implant: Cohesive Gel Form-stable Silicone Gel Implants
With the US FDA approval of silicone breast implants in November 2006, US plastic surgeons are again able to offer their patients a choice of silicone implants in addition to the commonly used saline filled implants. Throughout their 14-year ban silicone implants continued to be used in Europe and South America, and were also used CONTINUE READING
Three Ways to Select the Perfect Breast Implant for You
If you’ve made the decision to have breast augmentation surgery and you’ve chosen a board-certified plastic surgeon, you now face the important step of selecting the breast implant that will suit your goals. Here are three ways to ensure that you make the right decision: A full medical appraisal to match your age, weight, skin CONTINUE READING
What is “The Mommy Makeover”?
I’m hearing more and more about the Mommy Makeover procedure. In fact, this is really a collection of procedures that are individualized to each patient to help her recover the body, breast and facial features that she enjoyed before becoming pregnant. During a consultation for a Mommy Makeover we will discuss the procedures that might CONTINUE READING