Category: Breast Aesthetics

The best thing you can do before getting breast implants is get to know your procedures. Read about breast implants and surgery: A great source for information about breast implants is the FDA website.  Their site explains breast implants, the surgery, and the studies performed on both saline and silicone implants.  The information is presented… Continue Reading »

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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… Continue Reading »

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently has revealed statistics indicating that for the first time, the popularity of breast implant procedures has outdone that of liposuction. ASPS reports reveal that 355,671 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2008, compared to 341,144 liposuction procedures. In a recently issued press release, President Alan Gold, MD… Continue Reading »

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The Orlando Sentinel recently featured an article by Dr. Richard Bosshardt in which he outlined the status of modern breast cancer treatments and the efforts to minimize the negative effects through reconstruction and informed prevention. Bosshardt writes that “the value society has placed on the female breast is an ancient phenomenon” since it is symbolic… Continue Reading »

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In light of research that shows human body fat to be rich in stem cells, cosmetic surgeons have been working toward a new method of breast augmentation; using transplanted fat to reshape the breast. The procedure is not an entirely new concept. New York surgeon Sydney Coleman has supposedly been doing it for years and… 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… Continue Reading »

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