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Breast Augmentation – where is the incision located?

I've touched on the topic of breast augmentation in prior posts, including the recovery, how long breast implants last, and the different types of breast implants. But it occurred to me today that I'd never explained some of the basics of breast augmentation. Today...

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What happens during breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a popular procedure: search for breast reduction on RealSelf and you'll see nearly 3,000 reviews, with a 96% satisfaction rating. But what actually happens during a breast reduction? Where is the tissue removed from, and how is the breast...

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Complications After Breast Reduction

The internet is a great way to find information, but sometimes it's difficult to know how to interpret the information you find.  Case in point: looking up medical information.  Many of my patients research operations and treatments online before they see me.  I...

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What Can I Do About Saggy Breasts?

Deflated, ptotic (saggy) breasts are a common complaint, especially after having children. So how do we reverse this process? Like many things in Plastic Surgery, the technique for correction depends on what is causing the problem. Two factors contribute to this...

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How is Nipple Reconstruction Done?

Nipple reconstruction is the last step of breast reconstruction.  The goal of nipple reconstruction is to make a cosmetically pleasing nipple- the reconstructed nipple will never have sensation like the native nipple did.  Some patients opt to have nipple...

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Scars after Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery has a very high patient satisfaction rate, with nearly 90% of women rating their results as "good" or "very good".  One common area of concern, however, is the scars afterward. Whenever I meet with a patient regarding breast reduction surgery,...

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Removing Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is a great procedure, with a very high satisfaction rate.  But unfortunately breast implants do not last forever.  Most commonly implants are removed if they rupture, or for capsular contracture (when firm scar tissue forms around the implant)....

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Breast Implants: Silicone vs. Saline

This question is very similar to asking which is better, a nail or a screw?  Think of breast implants as a tool to accomplish a task.  One may be better than another in certain situations, but they’re both simply means to an end. Here are the important things to know:...

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Is Breast Augmentation Painful?

Postoperative pain and recovery time are major concerns for any patient undergoing surgery.  I think this may be even more of a concern with cosmetic surgery patients, because getting time off work can be tough.  Today we're going to talk about breast augmentation...

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