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Breast Augmentation Articles
Learn about breast augmentation surgery alternatives, including the use of pumps, creams, and exercises.
Outstanding results can be achieved with silicone gel breast implants. Although they are more expensive, they can provide a very natural look and feel.
Cohesive silicone-gel implants, or gummy bear implants, offer many advantages over other types of breast implants.
Saline breast implants provide outstanding enhancement for most women, at a lower cost than silicone-gel implants.
The two breast implant shapes available for breast enhancement are round and teardrop. The look of your breasts after surgery will depend on the shape you choose.
Breast implants come in four different profile, or projection, types: low, moderate, moderate plus, and high profile breast implants.
In the submuscular placement technique, breast implants are placed under the chest muscle. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of this placement approach.
Subglandular breast implants has several benefits and drawbacks. Learn about what makes breast implants over the pectoral muscle a popular option.
Natrelle® breast implants come in various sizes, and patients can choose saline or silicone fillers with smooth or textured shells.
How long do breast implants last? Manufacturers agree on an average lifespan, but there are some factors that can shorten the lifespan of a breast implant.
Transaxillary breast implants utilize an incision made in the implant to keep from scarring the breasts during a breast augmentation procedure.
Mentor® silicone MemoryGel® and saline implants can increase the size of women's breasts during augmentation surgery.
Teenagers and adults asking themselves, "Should I get Breast Augmentation?" should first consider whether or not they are ideal candidates for breast augmentation.
Learn more about the areola breast augmentation incision and the advantages and disadvantages of the nipple breast implant incisions.
Find out how much money is spent on breast augmentation surgery in the United States in this infographic.
Check out this graphic that shows prospective patients how the breast augmentation procedure is performed.
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery and want truly natural looking results, think smaller, silicone, and submuscular.
Diamonds may be forever, but that is not so with breast implants. Although they may last for 10 years, 20 years, or more, most breast implants eventually deflate and need to be replaced.
The TABA breast augmentation technique involves the placement of implants through the stomach incision that is created for the abdominoplasty procedure.
Breast implants can interfere with a mammogram, but extra awareness and special care can maximize the results of the procedure, increasing the chance of early breast cancer detection.
Breast asymmetry, the condition of having breasts of unequal size, is a concern for many women.
Breast augmentation surgery has a few possible side effects, some of which can be prevented or minimized with careful attention from the patient.
Once a woman has decided to have breast augmentation surgery, there are some important decisions to be made; among them is whether she wants to be asleep or awake during surgery.
Following breast augmentation surgery, massage exercises can be used to prevent capsular contracture and hardening of the implants.
Considering the benefits of breast-feeding, many young women considering breast augmentation surgery wonder if silicone implants will interfere with breast-feeding later in life.
In order to achieve the best possible result from breast augmentation surgery, many plastic surgeons recommend breast massage and compression to keep the breasts soft and natural looking.
Women who wish their breasts were bigger and some other part of their bodies were smaller can now have that wish granted, through a procedure known as fat transfer or lipoaugmentation.
While breast augmentation patients look forward to a new, fuller figure, most are concerned about the scars that the procedure leaves.
It is safe for women to have breast implants placed before pregnancy and should not affect a woman's ability to breastfeed.
Trans-umbilical breast augmentation, also known as TUBA breast implants, places the breast implants through an incision in the navel.
Among the questions women often have about breast implants is whether they cause stretch marks. For most women, they do not; for a few, they do; for some, they may even make pre-existing stretch marks less visible.
Plastic surgery fanatic Heidi Montag recently claimed she had the largest breast implants allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Most women considering breast implants want to know how long they can be expected to last. There is no simple answer. It could be as little as five years, or as long as 20 years or more.
Plastic surgeons in the United Kingdom are now using BOTOX® Cosmetic to make women's breasts appear younger and fuller.
Breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Find out which implant types and surgical approaches are best suited to your body type.
Florida plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD, shares his knowledge of the breast augmentation procedure, including the various breast implant types and surgical techniques in use today.
We interviewed a California teenager who underwent breast augmentation at 19; find out why she wanted to have implants placed, what she thinks of the results – and how her parents felt about her undergoing plastic surgery.
Is the speedy surgical sensation destined to slight consumers? Or is technology simply catching up with our cosmetic ideals? DocShop’s Beauty Team introduces savvy consumers to the modern realm of “lunchtime” cosmetic procedures.
How can a woman predict whether an implantable bra – worn under the skin to lift the breasts – will exceed the performance of traditional brassieres? By subjecting it to the same criteria used to judge any lingerie purchase: comfort, cost, and appearance.
Motherhood has its rewards. Sagging or shrunken breasts and protruding stomachs are not among them.
A revolutionary surgical procedure called the Laser Bra is helping women recover more quickly from breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction while using their own tissue, removed during surgery, to raise their breasts.
Can your own fat be injected into your breasts to increase cup size? Cytori Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, says it can be.
Statistics show that more people get breast implants in the Mountain, Pacific, and South Atlantic regions of the United States. What makes breast augmentation more popular in these regions than in others?
Most breast implants have a soft silicone shell filled with saline water. Many implanted medical devices are made from this same nonreactive material. Breast implants do not harm or pose a risk to normal pregnancy in any way.
Does the placement of implants somehow weaken an athlete? Will their weight cause instability? Does placement under the pectoralis major muscle cause loss of muscle function? Like many questions in medicine, the answer depends on the specific variable for each individual.
Breasts of titanium may be in many women’s futures as plastic surgeons get serious about breast support. Titanium mesh can now be used to permanently support breast implants.
A Canadian study of more than 40,000 women has produced intriguing findings — those with cosmetic breast implants enjoy a lower-than-average mortality rate from heart disease, cancer, and other major illnesses.
After 14 years of public controversy, federal debate, and civil litigation, silicone gel breast implants made an eminent return to the American market. The silicone implant ban was initiated by the United States Food and Drug Administration in the early nineties.
Learn more about the benefits of breast lift surgery to find out how it can lift sagging, droopy breasts after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Those considering breast lifts should discuss expectations and questions with their doctor before undergoing surgery.
Breast lift cost is generally not covered by insurance companies; however, many plastic surgeons offer other financing options to make breast lift surgery more affordable.
Breast lift cost is determined by several factors – most importantly, the surgeon’s experience. Learn more about mastopexy prices.
Laser breast lift surgery is the cutting edge technique for getting the perky, full breasts that you desire. DocShop can help you find a qualified laser bra surgeon in your area.
A doughnut mastopexy is an alternative breast lift surgery technique that sometimes utilizes the lollipop incision. This form of breast lift minimizes long-term scarring on the breast.
Breast lift surgery specialists most often use the standard anchor-shaped incision technique. Learn more about this and other breast lift incision options.
Find more information about what to expect after breast lift surgery, including the potential side effects and problems that can develop.
It can be helpful to know what happens during the breast lift procedure before undergoing surgery.
Before breast lift surgery, it is important to choose a surgeon, learn about various surgical techniques, and follow important pre-operative instructions.
Breast lift results can vary from woman to woman, although most breast lift procedures are completed with a favorable outcome.
It is important to consider the potential risks and complications of breast lift surgery before deciding if the procedure is right for you.
Learn important factors to consider when choosing a breast lift surgeon and use our directory to find qualified mastopexy surgeons in your area.
Many women look to a breast lift as a solution for drooping breasts. Find out the qualities of a good mastopexy candidate and see if the surgery is right for you.
Inframammary incisions are popular choices when performing breast augmentation surgery, and involve placing incisions at the base of the breast.
Large breast implants add generous size and contour to the figure. DD cup breast augmentations can be achieved with 600cc to 700cc breast implants.
Smaller breast implants enhance the figure by providing lift and a conservative size increase for a more natural appearance.
There are a few differences between textured breast implants and smooth breast implants that should be considered before choosing which is right for you.
Read information about surgical procedures and breast implants so that you can make informed choices before undergoing surgery.
Breast augmentation surgeons can vary in their level of expertise, making it difficult to choose the right breast implant doctor. Here are some guidelines you can follow.
Breast augmentation surgery can improve your appearance, boost your confidence and self-esteem, and expand your clothing options.
In general, breast augmentation patients are pleased with their implant results.
After your breast augmentation surgery is complete, you may experience a number of common side effects such as fatigue, soreness and bruising.
For women undergoing breast augmentation, the implant placement portion of the surgery is a short, but important, step in the process.
Find out what you should know before undergoing breast augmentation surgery with implants. Several preliminary steps must be taken to facilitate a successful outcome.
Capsular contracture and ruptured breast implants are two of the most common risks and complications from breast implants.