Do I Need to Change My Breast Implants? [Video]

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Consumers read a lot about breast augmentation online. Their one takeaway is, “do I need to change my breast implants every 10 years?” They don’t necessarily remember details about capsular contracture or they can’t find out how much their prospective doctor charges, but they’ve heard of the 10 year rule! Well, it’s not true. But more on that later. Below, we’ll list the reasons you can...
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Be Patient, Your Breast Implants Will Drop! [Video]

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There’s nothing more angst-ridden for a patient (and their plastic surgeon) than waiting for breast implants to drop. But as the case below demonstrates, breast implants will drop, eventually. It may take some time and in rare cases, a revision may be necessary to get them perfectly symmetrical. But in all cases, the implants will drop at least to some extent.   Breast implants will...
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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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Different types of breast lift incisions

In this post, you’ll read about the different types of breast lift incisions but also see examples of each. They have their pros and cons but most importantly, the type of incision isn’t your “choice.” It’s a matter of how much breast droop or ptosis you have. That translates into how much excess skin you have. The more droop and excess skin means more skin......
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What happens when your silicone implant ruptures? [video]

As you can see from the video below, it’s very hard to rupture a silicone implant. Deforming the implants takes a great deal of pressure and rupturing them – well forget about it! Significant force, or a sharp object is necessary. This is why the “gummy bear” silicone implants are safer and more popular than ever.   What makes silicone implant ruptures less common now?......
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Postop Breast Surgery Do’s and Don’ts [video]

Looking to increase your chances of a complication free postop breast augmentation recovery? Then follow these simple recommendations.   Don’t submerge in water While every surgeon is different (and you should check with your surgeon before believing everything you read on the internet!), submerging your fresh breast aug incisions in water is not a good idea. If you’re bathing in a bath tub or hot......
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Postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll be wearing one of these.   What’s the purpose of postop garments It’s not clear why postop garments became such an integral part of cosmetic......
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Breast Augmentation Revision [video]

For those of you considering breast augmentation, read this primer here. But for those who’ve already had that and are now considering a breast augmentation revision, continue reading!   What does a breast augmentation revision entail? A breast augmentation revision can mean many things. First it depends on what the problem is. Did the implants bust or leak? Then a revision would mean an exchange......
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