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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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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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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“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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Do It Yourself Breast Augmentation: Not!

For years, breast augmentation has been one of the top two cosmetic procedures chosen by American women. Internationally, it is also extremely popular though there is some variability among different countries. Silicone implants, which are the most studied of any medical device, remain the gold standard and the predominant implant…

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Long Lasting Benefits From a Breast Augmentation

For many years, breast augmentation has consistently been one of the top two most popular plastic surgery procedures for women. Of course, this should be of little surprise to most people. The reasons for this are myriad and are related to its physical, mental and emotional benefits that are virtually…

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Excellent Results With Saline Breast Implants 10 Years After Breast Augmentation

The majority of breast augmentations performed in the United States today are done using silicone breast implants. In 2012, they comprised 72% of the total number of breast enlargements whereas saline implants were used in the remaining 28%. In my practice, I use silicone breast implants in nearly 99% of…

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The Increasing Popularity of Silicone Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation

Silicone breast implants have become increasingly popular as the implant of choice for breast augmentation surgery over the last several years. This follows the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) lifting its restrictions on their usage back in 2006. As of last year, data from plastic surgeons revealed that silicone breast implants…

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Breast Revision Surgery for Ruptured Breast Implants

Breast revision surgery following a breast augmentation can be considered to be an expected eventuality if given a long enough time. The reason for this is that breast implants, whether silicone or saline, are not permanent in nature – at some point in time they will lose their integrity (intactness)…

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Static and Dynamic Deformities From Saline Breast Implants Placed In Front of the Muscle In Breast Augmentation

For many reasons, I have always been a strong proponent of placing breast implants behind the muscle (submuscular) versus in front(submammary) in breast augmentation surgery. These include better support and soft tissue coverage of the implants, lower risk of capsular contracture developing, a softer and more natural overall appearance and…

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Patients Overwhelmingly Prefer Silicone Breast Implants Over Saline Ones

All my patients who are considering cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery procedures that involve the placement of breast implants are given the choice of using either silicone or saline implants. This includes women contemplating a breast augmentation, breast lift with implants, breast implant exchange and breast reconstruction. During their consultations,…

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The Ten Year Myth Regarding Breast Implants

I find it amazing that so many people who have had or who are contemplating breast augmentations are under the false impression that breast implants should be changed every ten years. Did their plastic surgeon impart that advice to them or did a friend who had it done misinterpret some…

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Common Reasons For Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Breast implant exchange surgery is the replacing of one or both of one’s implants for a newer one or pair after previously having had a breast augmentation, mastopexy with implants or breast reconstruction. Why would a woman elect to undergo such a procedure? There are many reasons for this with…

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The Popularity Of Silicone Breast Implants

During the moratorium imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 1992 and November 2006 that limited specific uses of silicone breast implants, women who wanted to have a breast augmentation could only be offered saline breast implants. Since the end of 2006, silicone breast implants have once again…

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Ruptured Saline Breast Implants

Unlike with silicone implants used in breast augmentation, the diagnosis of a ruptured saline implant is usually quite easy and apparent. Most of the time there is a rapid and dramatic decrease in volume of the implant and, therefore, in the size of the affected breast. This can occur in…

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Breast Implants For Breast Enlargement: Should You Select Textured or Smooth

There are many decisions to be made when contemplating breast augmentation surgery such as implant size, shape, projection type, placement behind or in front of the muscle and saline versus silicone. Another factor to consider is the surface characteristics of the implant – smooth or textured. The first generation of…

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What Causes Saline and Silicone Breast Implants to Rupture?

Although breast implants can be very durable, given enough time, they do not last forever. Over time, the cumulative effects of normal intrinsic and extrinsic “wear and tear” will affect the strength and integrity of the implant shell. Silicone implants do last noticeably longer as compared to saline implants. What…

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