Category Archives: Breast

Sizing Up Your Breast Augmentation Options

At my practice outside Vancouver, breast augmentation options are an important point of discussion between my patients and me. Patients sometimes mull over their options for weeks prior to their surgery to be sure they choose their “just right” size. Sometimes, though, I will see a patient who is sure she knows what size she wants: extra-large. Although the goal…

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Narrowing Down Your Breast Implant Options

As medical research and technology advances, more and more options become available each year for breast implants. My Vancouver-area patients often say they feel overwhelmed by all the choices and that they don’t know where to start. A good plastic surgeon with a trained aesthetic eye and plenty of experience with a variety of implants can guide patients in their…

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3 Tips for a Satisfying Breast Augmentation

Year after year, one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures is breast augmentation. At my Metro Vancouver practice, breast augmentation patients have a very high rate of satisfaction, and across the board, studies show satisfaction rates of around 95% for this surgery. If you’re considering breast augmentation and want to be sure you’re overjoyed with your results, there…

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Breast Implant Placement Not Just About Aesthetics

My breast augmentation patients in Palo Alto have numerous decisions to make when it comes to their surgeries. Choices regarding implant size, implant material, and incision location are largely dependent on the patient’s specific set of preferences. But some decisions, including the choice of implant placement, can affect more than aesthetics. A November 2013 study published in Plastic and Reconstructive…

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3 Benefits of Combining Breast Augmentation & Lift

I see many patients who are unsure whether they need a breast augmentation or breast lift. Though some women can clearly benefit from one or the other, there are several compelling reasons for combining the procedures into a single surgery. Cost: Financing and payment are important considerations for every patient considering elective surgery. Because cosmetic procedures are not generally covered by…

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