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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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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Breast Implants Lite: A Future Possibility

We have light bread. Light butter. Light potato chips. Light beer. Well, why not light breast implants? Does it sound like a crazy, bizarre idea from someone who has too much time on their hands? Or breasts on their minds? Perhaps, they’ve been frequenting the local marijuana dispensary a bit…

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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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The Abundance of Breast Implant Choices Can Allow You to Obtain the Breast Augmentation Results of Your Dreams

If you thinking about having a breast augmentation or breast lift with implants sometime in the future but have been indecisive in pursuing the procedure, I have both good and bad news for you. The good news is that there are far more choices of breast implant sizes, shapes and…

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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 Reconstruction Revision: Recent Innovations Can Now Make Great Results Possible

In a previous article, Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction: A Major Innovation That Can Lead to Great Results, I reviewed some of the most important innovations in breast reconstruction over the last 25 years with the most recent one being the usage of fat grafting for improvement in contouring. This…

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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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Is Routine MRI a Prudent, Cost Effective Choice for Women with Silicone Breast Implants?

You might have heard from someone or read online various recommendations regarding the need for MRI of your breasts every few years following the insertion of silicone breast implants such as for breast enlargement, breast lift with implants or breast reconstruction. If you recently had silicone implants placed or are…

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Silicone Breast Implants and the Utility of MRI’s to Screen for Rupture

There have been considerable technological advances in the design and construction of silicone breast implants since their early days. They are made with much thicker, stronger and durable outer shells that are filled with a very cohesive silicone gel – almost like taffy. The result is that they will withstand…

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Silicone Breast Implants: Cohesive Gel But Not “Gummy Bear” Type … Yet

For several years now, word has “leaked out” that there is a new type of silicone gel breast implant available for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction that is the state of the art, “safe” and the one to request. My office has received countless calls regarding these implants and I…

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Breast Revision Surgery In A 54 Year Old Woman – Rejuvenating and Rewarding

A not infrequent reason that women see me in consultation for breast revision surgery is that they have had their implants in for many years and are considering some “updating”. In the intervening time, often involving the child raising years, many have had significant changes in the appearance of their…

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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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