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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, both in the United States and across the globe. Breast augmentation can give you the silhouette you’ve always wanted and endless confidence.

If you’ve ever considered breast augmentation, you’ve probably wondered if you’re an ideal candidate for the surgery. If you meet the following requirements, breast augmentation may be right for you:

  • Good physical health

Before you undergo any type of surgery, you should be in the best physical condition possible. Be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly. If you’re unsure of diet or activity recommendations, consult your physician or plastic surgeon. (more…)

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Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the size of the breasts. This procedure enables women to bring the breasts into proportions with the rest of the body. When the breasts are very large in comparison to the rest of the body, it can lead to pain, discomfort, stress, and poor body image. 

Signs you need a breast reduction are:

You’re Experiencing Back, Neck, or Shoulder Pain. 

Pain in the back, neck, or shoulders is a key sign that a breast reduction could be beneficial. The weight of overly large breasts can strain the muscles in these areas, leading to pain and discomfort. This pain can become worse over time and significantly diminish your quality of life. By removing excess breast tissue, this procedure will lighten the load on your back, neck, and shoulder for less pain.  (more…)

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What to Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

What to Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

If a prior breast surgery didn’t provide the results that you were hoping for, or if a complication occurred after the procedure, breast reconstruction surgery can resolve the issue. With breast reconstruction surgery, women can achieve the look of the breasts that they want three months or longer after the initial procedure.  Reconstruction surgery improves the appearance of the breasts and resolves complications such as implant displacement, implant rupture, or capsular contracture. It also provides patients with the option to switch from saline implants to silicone, or vice versa. No matter the reason, if you’re considering reconstruction surgery, you’ll want to know what to expect after the procedure.

Immediately After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Immediately after reconstruction surgery, you’ll likely feel weak. We advise patients to have a loved one take them home after the procedure. However, most patients need only a few days of rest before returning to their regular activities. Getting plenty of sleep and avoiding physical activity is important for patients to recover quickly after the surgery. (more…)

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What Not to Do After Breast Augmentation

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you have probably already done a lot of research into the recovery period and instructions. While there are a lot of things you should do to facilitate recovery and get your desired results, such as keeping all follow-up appointments, there are also some things that you should avoid. 

Don’t Lift, Pull, or Push Heavy Objects

During your recovery, it is important not to strain the muscles of your chest and underarms. This means that you will be limited in how much weight you can lift, pull, or push. This may include refraining from pushing full grocery carts or children in strollers. Your surgeon will give you a weight limit that you should stick to until you are completely recovered.

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Benefits and Advantages of a Mini Breast Lift

Have you been noticing some changes in your breasts? There are a lot of different life events and situations in which your breasts might change shape, gain or lose volume, change cup size, or lose definition. Childbirth, breastfeeding, weight changes, and hormonal changes from menopause are the most common reasons for someone to see a bit of a change in their breasts.

One of the best solutions for minor breast changes such as these is the mini breast lift. Rather than make your breasts larger as in a breast augmentation procedure, a mini breast lift only restores your breasts to the perky positioning that they were in originally before your body began to change. Here are some of the benefits and advantages of a mini lift.

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Why Women Are Choosing Smaller Breast Implants

Breast augmentation doesn’t have to be drastic. Many women are starting to choose smaller breast implants for a more natural but feminine look. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, small implants are trending much more than larger implants.

In the past, women wanted significantly larger, fuller breasts. But in recent years, many women are opting for a more natural look. Women are getting breast augmentation to enhance their shape naturally rather than make a big change in breast size.

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Should I Be Worried about Breast Implant Illness?

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you have probably been doing a lot of research about different aspects of the procedure and living with implants. One of the trending concerns that is being raised is breast implant illness. Before getting too concerned and changing your plans for augmentation, get the facts about breast implant illness so you can make your own decision.

Breast Implant Illness Is Not Recognized

Breast implant illness is not a medically recognized disease or condition. Little is known about the effects of breast implants in the body, but the vast majority of women have no problems with their breast implants. Anecdotally, some women do have illness related to breast implants, and removing them sometimes resolves symptoms. 

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Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: Choosing the Right Option for You

There are many things that women might dislike about their breasts—size, shape, firmness, and tightness. Many women believe that the best way to correct these issues is with breast implants. However, breast augmentation is not always the best answer. Sometimes a breast lift is all you need to get the results you are looking for. Here’s more information to help you make the right decision.

Sagging Breasts

If you have sagging breasts, you may just need a breast lift. If you still have the volume in your breasts that you prefer, but they are stretched and sagging from age or breastfeeding, you can get a breast lift and have amazing results. However, if you have sagging breasts accompanied by volume loss, as can happen with breastfeeding mothers, you may want to opt for breast augmentation.

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