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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Bottoming out…in breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures out there. And since cosmetic surgery is real surgery, some complications are inevitable. One such complication is bottoming out of the implant as shown above.   What is ‘bottoming out’ in breast augmentation? In an ideal situation, a breast implant sits behind the breasts in perfect symmetry. However, if the fold under the breast, the......
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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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Clever ways to hide your surgical scars

Getting surgery and want to hide your scars? Whether you’re getting surgery for medically necessary or cosmetic reasons, here are a few ways you can better hide your scar. Keep in mind that it’s ok to ask your surgeon about hiding scars but  don’t demand it. While you may be most worried about scars, they’re worried about ensuring the best access to perform your surgery......
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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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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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