Category Archives: Breast

3 Things to Avoid Before Breast Augmentation

Questions about recovery are quite common among women getting breast augmentation at my Indianapolis practice. But just as important — and in many ways related — are the things a patient should do before surgery. Preparing yourself for surgery by following your surgeon’s preoperative instructions can help improve healing and enhance the recovery process. I provide a detailed list of…

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Profiling Breast Implants

Breast augmentation patients at my Chicago practice sometimes say they feel overwhelmed by the decisions they must make. Questions about implant material, incision sites, and size are all common, and I help guide patients through the process of selecting the best choices for them. But the question of implant profile is one decision that some people overlook during research, and…

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Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Better in Breast Augmentation

A lot of the patients I see who are interested in breast augmentation at my Syracuse-area practice want to know how big they can go without looking unnatural. When it comes to selecting the right size for your breast implants, there are other considerations you should keep in mind, though, such as: Shape: Implants are either round or shaped anatomically (a teardrop…

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Why Qualifications Matter for Breast Augmentation

Capsular contracture is the most common complication following breast augmentation. South of Chicago, I routinely perform revision surgeries for women who underwent breast enhancement surgery with other doctors. Plastic surgeons are still researching what causes this complication, which occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant and tightens, making the implant feel hard to the touch and, in more extreme…

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Is it Too Late for Breast Augmentation?

Occasionally, I see mature women considering breast augmentation at my Portland practice who are excited about the possibility of enhancing their bodies but are also concerned that their ages might work against them. The good news is that, although there are age minimums for undergoing breast augmentation in the United States, there aren’t any upper age limits. I tell patients…

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