Breast Augmentation

Is over the muscle a good option for my breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is most commonly placed under the muscle for multiple reasons, however occasionally patients do benefit from the implant placed over the muscle. Let’s start with reasons why the breast implants are placed under the muscle. The first, is that the risk of capsular contracture has been found to decreased when the implant is …

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When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Breast augmentation is the most popular aesthetic procedure year after year. Patients can have the procedure and be back to work within a week depending on their specific occupation. However, just because they can return to work, doesn’t mean the implants have settled and the swelling has resolved. It typically takes three to six months …

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How Much is Breast Augmentation?

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts, breast augmentation may be your ideal solution. When considering breast augmentation, cost is often one of the first considerations. We understand how important it is to fully understand every aspect of your procedure, including price, when deciding if aesthetic surgery is right …

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Breast Augmentation Revision for Double Bubble Deformity

Double bubble deformity is when the breast implant falls below the fold of the breast. The breast fold will create a line across the implant giving the appearance of two separate bubbles, one above and one below the fold. This happened much more commonly when saline implants were used routinely. It is less common with …

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Breast Augmentation Revision: I Would Like to Go Bigger

Breast augmentation is the number one aesthetic surgical procedure in the United States. This is because the vast majority of patients have a phenomenal result and are extremely happy with their results. If patients could change one thing after their augmentation surgery it would be that they wish they had gone bigger. Patients often have …

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I have severe rippling in my 550cc saline implants. Will exchanging them for silicone implants help?

This is a great question as people who had saline implants placed years ago are at an increased risk for rippling compared to patients that have silicone implants. Silicone implants tend to have much less rippling than is typically seen with saline breast implants. This is especially true in very thin patients as that have …

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Will Exchanging My Breast Implants From Saline to Silicone Give Me a More Natural Feel to My Breasts?

Silicone implants have become extremely popular in the U.S. since they were re-introduced in 2006. In my current practice the vast majority of breast implants used in breast augmentations are silicone. This is for several reasons, first, of which is the natural feel and appearance that silicone implants can provide for patients. Silicone implants also …

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Saline Vs Silicone Breast Implants for a More Natural Look?

The current trend in breast augmentation is for a more natural result. There are several new additions to the breast implant family that makes this much easier for your plastic surgeon to help you achieve this goal. The type of implant that you use for your augmentation has a large role in the final results …

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Can Implants Placed Under the Muscle Be Moved to Over the Muscle?

The simple answer is yes the implants can be moved over the muscle. The most common reason to move the implants above the muscle is in active patients that develop an “animation” deformity. An animation deformity is when the implant and breast are moved when the pectorals muscle is flexed. Typically it will cause a …

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