Elective Breast Implant Removal: More Happy Breast Augmentation Patients Deciding “Been There. Done That”

  As I noted in a recent blog, Breast Implant Removal – An Increasingly Common Trend, breast implant removal is being requested far more commonly over the last several years. This change can’t be explained away by conjecturing that a far greater percentage of women with implants are unhappy with…

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When Will My Breasts Appear Normal After Breast Lift with Augmentation?

Immediately following a breast lift with augmentation, one’s breasts will be swollen, firmer and larger than the ultimate “long term” result. The swelling and firmness will subside over a period of several weeks to a few months and is better facilitated by adherence to proper care as outlined in the…

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Breast Implant Removal – An Increasingly Common Trend

Six years ago I wrote a blog detailing the rarity of women who had breast implants, either for breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, wanting to have them removed permanently (An Uncommon Form Of Breast Revision Surgery: Permanent Removal of the Breast Implants). The very positive impact that their cosmetic or…

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Should You Have Your Inverted Nipples Treated While Undergoing a Breast Augmentation?

You are very self-conscious about your breasts for two quite understandable reasons. They are small AND you have inverted nipples. You know that a breast augmentation will enlarge your breasts, making you feel more attractive, sexy, confident and sociable as well as improve your self-esteem. Several of your friends have…

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Deciding Whether to Replace or Just Remove Ruptured or Deflated Breast Implants

The vast majority of women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery are very happy with their outcome and the impact on their lives. For many, their lives are positively transformed in a multitude of ways. Which is exactly what they were seeking. These women may also be faced with another…

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How Long Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery following a Mommy Makeover will depend on several different factors including the specific procedures performed as part of your Mommy Makeover, the number and extent of such procedures, the severity of the issues to address, the specific techniques employed and the skill with which they are done, operative time…

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When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts. However, it is also one that usually comes with some undesirable and permanent changes to one’s body. These physical changes frequently include breast drooping and/or volume loss, lax and excess abdominal skin, a disruption of abdominal wall musculature, stretch marks and…

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Breast Augmentation With Different Sized Breast Implants

When it comes to women’s breasts, rarely if ever are they perfect symmetrical. There may be differences in size, shape, projection, location on the chest wall, skin tone, crease location, crease shape, areolar and nipple size, shape and location, etc. These differences can range anywhere along the spectrum from minor…

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Breast Implant Removal Can Provide a Simple Solution to an Unsatisfactory Breast Augmentation Outcome

The vast majority of women who have had a breast augmentation are very happy with their results. In fact, the procedure ranks among the top plastic surgery procedures in terms of satisfaction. This is quite understandable given the multitude of positives associated with breast enlargement some of which include looking…

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Is Breast Feeding Still Possible After Breast Augmentation?

A question that many prospective breast augmentation patients have is whether or not breast implants will affect their ability to breast feed if they decide to have children in the future. The simple truth is this: if your body is capable of producing breast milk prior to the placement of…

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Which Implant Placement Yields the Best Breast Augmentation Results?

In breast augmentation surgery, implants are placed either in a “pocket” formed behind (subpectoral/submuscular) or directly in front (prepectoral/submammary) of the large chest wall muscle known as the pectoralis major muscle. While both of these locations can provide nice results, positioning breast implants behind the muscle generally provides superior, more…

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How Do I Select the Right Breast Implant Size and Shape?

Whether it’s for a breast augmentation, a breast lift with implants or breast revision surgery involving implants, choosing the proper breast implant shape and size is essential to achieving an optimal outcome. During the consultation process for breast implant procedures, I strive to comprehensively educate my patients on the various…

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How Can I Get Rid of Excess Skin After Massive Weight Loss?

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Whether it’s achieved through bariatric surgery or a strict but well balanced diet and regular exercise, losing a significant amount of excess weight can be a key step to living a healthier, happier lifestyle. However, the consequences of massive weight loss often include loose, inelastic, redundant skin in various areas…

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Decision to Undergo an Explantation Can be Based on Multiple Issues

As I have discussed previously, the vast majority of women who have had breast implants placed for a breast augmentation, in association with a breast lift or to a lesser extent, in breast reconstruction, are quite happy with the improvements in their appearance and couldn’t imagine living without them. Not…

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Obtaining Great Results in Breast Augmentation is Not Just About the Number of CC’s of the Breast Implant

Bigger isn’t always better when contemplating appropriate breast implant sizes for breast augmentation surgery. However, at the same time, probably the most common reason for disappointment following this procedure is not having selected a large enough implant. As I have mentioned numerous times before including recently in “Small” Breast Implants…

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The “Insta Breast” Temporary Breast Augmentation

  Perhaps you have heard of or seen in the news the insta breast procedure which was “developed”, is performed and marketed by one New York City plastic surgeon. Because of its somewhat bizarre, salacious, superficial as well as pricey nature, it has gained considerable traction with the news media…

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“Small” Breast Implants Can Provide “Big” Results in Breast Augmentation

When it comes to breast implants, it is quite common that women contemplating a breast augmentation place too much emphasis on numbers, that is, implant sizes in cc’s rather than what would give them the best aesthetic result. They will compare themselves to friends who have had a breast enlargement…

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Long Term Results from a Breast Augmentation Using Saline Breast Implants

My unequivocal preference in breast implants for breast augmentation are silicone ones. In fact, they are used in virtually every single breast enlargement that I perform now. Only in very rare situations are saline breast implants used and that is usually due to economic considerations. Why? Silicone breast implants are…

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Breast Lifts Are Increasing in Popularity – Or Are They?

Breast lifts, also known as mastopexies, have significantly increased in “popularity” over the last decade and a half. In fact their rate of increase is double that of breast augmentation procedures. This statistic, however, is somewhat misleading. Why? Because it is not a procedure that a woman would chose unless…

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“Rare” Case of Size and Symptoms Leading a Woman Seek Breast Implant Removal

In my experience of over 26 years as a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale and Phoenix Metropolitan area, I have noted that a vast majority of women who have had breast implants placed either for a breast enlargement or breast lift with implants, don’t at some point in time elect…

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