Tag Archives Breast Augmentation

Gummy bear implants promise to give breast augmentation patients a more natural look with fewer complications. Form-stable implants, also known as gummy bear or teardrop-shaped implants, are a compelling option for women seeking a low-risk breast augmentation technique, with a wide range of natural-looking shapes and sizes to choose from. Here are the pros and cons of this increasingly popular approach to…

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Most surgeons use silicone breast implants, which provide a more natural look and feel than saline implants. Saline implants are sometimes perceived as being safer, although exhaustive studies have validated the safety and reliability of modern silicone implants. On average, silicone implants cost twice as much as saline implants. Saline or silicone? It’s one of the most important choices a woman…

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture can happen at any time, even years after surgery. There are many non-surgical methods for treating capsular contracture, but not all of them are effective. Surgery may be necessary to remove scar tissue. What is capsular contracture? Whenever there is a foreign object inside of your body -- a breast implant or pacemaker, for example -- your body…

drop and fluff

Since every patient is different, understanding the drop and fluff process is an important part of breast augmentation recovery. "Drop and fluff." It may sound like something out of a pillow care guide, but it refers to a process breast implants go through after breast enhancement. As the breast skin stretches and the muscles relax, the implants slowly shift downward…

fat transfer

Excess fat deposits on your butt, stomach or thighs can now be used to enhance your face or breasts, or even stored away in a "fat bank." Slight swelling and bruising can sometimes occur after fat transfer procedures, but more serious side effects are quite rare. The regenerative potential of stem cells from extracted fat is huge, and we are just…

Uneven Breasts

Symmetry is something of a myth when it comes to breast size. All breasts, including those that are symmetrical, fluctuate in size during ovulation, pregnancy, and menstruation. Surgical options for uneven breasts include fat transfer, mastopexy, and breast implant surgery. Maybe one of your breasts appears perkier than the other, or perhaps one sags a bit more or one nipple…

Breast Augmentation Recovery Stages

Before undergoing breast augmentation, it's important to know that the procedure itself is only the start. The surgical procedure is relatively straightforward, but full recovery does take several weeks. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis by a qualified plastic surgeon, but requires careful attention during recovery to ensure the best possible outcome. Depending on various factors,…

breast enlargement

Breast augmentation can now be performed by taking unwanted fat from one area of your body and transferring it to your breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation can be a good option for women who prefer natural results as opposed to having an implant placed in their breast, but it’s not suitable for every woman. Postoperative discomfort to the breasts after…

Tuberous Breasts

Tuberous breast deformity is a medical condition where the breasts appear underdeveloped and tubular in shape. Research is still emerging about the etiology of tuberous breast deformity. At present, the condition is often overlooked or undiagnosed in sufferers. Specialized breast augmentation surgery and mastopexy can dramatically improve the aesthetic appearance of tuberous breasts. What are tubular breasts? The physical appearance…

breast implant removal

What is breast implant removal surgery? Breast implant removal or explant surgery, is a procedure to remove old, damaged or unwanted breast implants. The procedure is common, with nearly 20 percent of women who receive breast implants having them removed within 8 to 10 years. According to data from the American Society Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about 28,000 explantation surgeries were performed…

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