Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in America, with over 300,000 procedures performed each year. As you might imagine, many women who have breast augmentation often need follow-up procedures. A recent article in the Cosmetic Surgery Times has highlighted some of the reasons that women decide to have their implants replaced. According to Canadian surgeon Mitchell Brown, M.D.,… Click to continue reading
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A Brazilian model who underwent breast augmentation to get the largest breasts in the world is now experiencing complications after more than 30 surgical procedures. The latest reports say that Hershey is experiencing a staph infection in her breasts, which could be life threatening if it reaches the bloodstream.
How common is this type of complication? According to Tulsa surgeon… Click to continue reading
This week, we’re featuring a guest blog post by Michelle in Denver, Colorado. She had breast augmentation years ago from another surgeon and is now considering a revision procedure. This article includes her research and discussion on the topic.
Do breast implants need to be replaced periodically?
Breast implants do not have an expiration date and there is no requirement… Click to continue reading
I had my first breast augmentation 20 years ago. I’m an active flight attendant in my 60’s and married with three grown children. I’m glad to have the opportunity to tell you my breast augmentation story – a story with a really happy ending! Three months ago, Dr. Pancholi removed 20-year-old breast implants and gave me a breast augmentation with… Click to continue reading
Based on patient input, researchers have formulated a “conceptual framework” that defines successful breast surgery, in a general sense. 6 factors can influence patient satisfaction and quality-of-life improvements in cosmetic surgery of the breast:
1. Aesthetic improvement – this is obviously, by definition, the main goal of cosmetic breast surgery. participants of the study commented about improvements in breast shape… Click to continue reading
There are different levels of capsular contraction and it doesn’t always occur to both breasts. Essentially what is occurring is the normal scar tissue that surrounds the breast implant is contracting tighter and tighter around the implant.
As this occurs, typically, people first notice the implant seems a little firmer. As the contraction progresses, the implant seems to distort its… Click to continue reading
There are scar revision procedures that can lessen the appearance of scars. You should wait at least a year after your breast augmentation or breast lift for the scar to mature. During this time you will notice the scar lighten, fade, and smooth out.
If your scar is lumpy, bumpy or raised, you may have a hypertrophic scar or keloid… Click to continue reading
A patient recently asked me if you should you go and swap out your breast implants just because time has passed?
Not so much. The breast implant companies (Mentor and Allergan) advise that their implants to last about 10 years. This doesn’t mean you need to change them at that time.
If your implants aren’t causing problems and aren’t deflated,… Click to continue reading
At times, a patient may notice one of her implants has rapidly gotten smaller than the other side. If this happens to you, what should you expect and what should you do next?
If your saline breast implant gets smaller and softer, it usually means it has a leak. A feeling of headache or nausea is common and may last… Click to continue reading