Breast augmentation revision

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures out there. And since cosmetic surgery is real surgery, some complications are inevitable. Breast augmentation revision is a specialty unto itself within plastic surgery. One such complication that requires a breast augmentation revision is bottoming out of the implant as shown above.   What is ‘bottoming out’ in breast augmentation? In an ideal situation, a......
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Breast augmentation with the IDEAL Implant [video]

For those of you out there considering a breast augmentation, you have another choice on the market. No longer can you only choose between silicone or saline. Now you have the option of a saline, structured implant – the IDEAL implant!   How is the IDEAL implant different? As you’ll see in the video below, the IDEAL implant isn’t just another saline implant. It has......
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What exactly IS a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is just a fancy name for a combined procedure that consists of a breast augmentation and/or mastopexy (breast lift), along with liposuction and a tummy tuck. What? It sounds like a lot, but this combination is quite common for women who want to fix deflated breasts and get rid of excess, hanging skin in their abdomen. It is an outpatient procedure and......
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Pitfalls of breast aug wish pics!

It’s a totally reasonable thing to do. Patients, when going in to see their plastic surgeon, bring “wish pics.” That is, a photo of someone (doesn’t have to be famous), that’s had the operation and the results they’re looking for. But reasonable intent can translate into unreasonable expectations.   What’s wrong with wish pics? Patients bring in their wish pics all the time. It’s definitely......
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Considering breast aug or fillers? You need to know about biofilm!

Like movies? Biofilm is the most important film you’ve never heard of! Biofilm is the technical name for the slime that bacteria secrete. It’s a problem in the case of breast implants and fillers. We generally worry about blatant infections from bacteria but in the case of implants and fillers, biofilm can cause problems other than a frank infection. Curious? Keep reading.   Biofilm and......
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