While it is expected for patients to replace their breast implants after 10-20 years, there are several reasons they may need to be replaced sooner.
Although you will undoubtedly be anxious to see your results immediately after breast augmentation, there are a few processes that need to happen during recovery in order to reveal your final look.
Today's silicone gel and saline breast implants are long-lasting devices. However, no breast implant is a lifetime device.
It's not uncommon for mothers who are no longer breastfeeding to feel that their bodies no longer look as voluptuous and youthful as they did pre-pregnancy.
Breast implants do not last forever, and there are many reasons why women will choose to have their implants removed, usually anywhere from 10 to 20 years after their initial surgery.
While most of our patients choose an implant for their breast augmentation, newer techniques and natural options are now available. Fat grafting – or fat transfer – is growing as an exciting and natural option for small breast augmentation.
Even with a comprehensive breast augmentation consultation and experienced surgeon, there are many factors that could cause your breast implants to deviate from your original expectations or appearance.
A reboot of "Dr. 90210" returns to E! this fall with an all-female plastic surgeon cast in Beverly Hills. The groundbreaking reality show will follow four ASPS members as they perform life-changing procedures while balancing their career, family and personal lives.
Increasing your breast size with a breast augmentation is a major procedure that requires a lot of pre-surgery prep and post-surgery recovery.
Year after year, breast augmentation surgery ranks as one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the world.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery there are many questions you will want to have answered by the plastic surgeon before making your final decision.
If you have considered having cosmetic breast surgery, there is a good chance that you have also wondered if you need a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift.
The most sought-after trend in breasts? Side boob. The look is getting more attention in the media, but how do you achieve it?
Knowing what kind of procedure is needed for a specific situation can be the tricky part, especially for people who are new to the idea of cosmetic plastic surgery.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve both cosmetic and health concerns in your vaginal area by reshaping or resizing the vaginal lips, or labia.
While it's impossible to know at first glance exactly how much breast augmentation will cost for any one person, there are ballpark estimates available.
As summer approaches, you may be starting to think about getting yourself ready for the beach. For some, this may mean having a breast augmentation.
There are many doctors ready to do your breast augmentation surgery, but it takes an experienced, well-trained pleastic surgeon to safely provide the natural-looking, proportionate results you want to see.
According to the latest statistics report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation has again been the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States with over 313,000 surgeries last year.
There are several criteria that patients should meet in order for a plastic surgeon to classify you as a good candidate for breast augmentation.
ASPS compiled six of the most popular questions from its Ask a Surgeon service and asked ASPS President Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS, to provide answers.
One of the most common questions regarding breast augmentation is "how much does it cost?"
The vast majority of patients who undergo this surgery are younger women before they have children, and breastfeeding is a concern for a large segment of women who are considering implant-based surgery.
Once you've decided that breast augmentation is the right procedure for you, choosing the right plastic surgeon to help you with this life transforming next step might seem overwhelming.
Because breast enhancement is a surgical procedure, scarring is an inevitable part of the procedure. That said, there are lots of ways to reduce scarring and make it less noticeable.
You may have seen terms like breast lift, breast augmentation and breast implants used interchangeably. To help shed some light on these procedures, this blog will explain the differences and who can benefit most from each.
Learning what to expect after a breast augmentation and how long it will take to feel completely recovered can help patients better prepare for what can be a life-transforming experience.
One of the most common desires among by patients when it comes to breast augmentation isn't necessarily always size, but rather cleavage.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures across the globe. Millions of women are opting for implants as a way to achieve natural-looking, fuller breasts.
One of the most common questions that women have about breast augmentation is how the procedure might affect the size, shape or position of their nipples.
Making a decision about breast implant size can be much more involved than patients might realize, which is why using a 3D imaging can be so helpful.
With the latest implant options and surgical techniques, breast augmentation today is now even better than ever and can help women get the natural look they want while also improving their self-confidence and body image.
One of the most talked-about choices in terms of breast augmentation is saline vs silicone. Women considering breast augmentation should find a plastic surgeon they feel comfortable discussing this choice with.
In some breast augmentation patients, a capsule of scar tissue can become unusually hard and contract around the implant. This can lead to both aesthetic problems and, in extreme cases, pain in the breasts.
There can be a lot out there to read about breast augmentations. If you’re simply looking for where to begin with your decision-making progress, here are some things to consider.
Many patients who are dissatisfied with some aspects of their nipples or areolas may not be aware of the cosmetic procedures designed to improve their appearance.
Cosmetic plastic surgery has consistently been on the rise, but breast enhancement is by far the most popular procedure. In 2017 alone, there were 300,378 breast augmentations performed.
Not as simple as saline vs silicone – Things to consider before having a breast augmentation procedureJacob Unger, MD | Nashville, TN Tuesday, March 27, 2018
While most patients tend to research the procedures of their interest online before coming in for a consult, some breast augmentation candidates are surprised by the number of factors they need to keep in mind when planning their surgery.
While breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in North America, patients should be aware that there are several factors to consider before choosing to receive a breast augmentation.
A common myth suggests breast implants need to be replaced after 10 years, but this is a misrepresentation of the facts. The truth is that every patient is different.
An easy recovery will depend on several factors, including how prepared you are to pamper yourself during those first vital days.
Unhappy with your breasts? You're not alone. The most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States is breast augmentation.
If you've decided on getting breast implants, one major factor to consider is their shape.
A patient came to an ASPS member surgeon recently with breast problems due to raw silicone being injected into her breasts.
Educate yourself about what to expect when seeking breast augmentation; a step-by-step guide from the initial consultation through post-op.
With an increase in breast augmentation interest comes an increase in questions, with many women asking how long their implants will last.
Over a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries were performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The only accurate way to find out if a breast augmentation is right for you will be to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.
Get answers to some of the most common questions patients ask about breast augmentation – straight from a board-certified plastic surgeon.
With nearly 300,000 procedures performed every year, breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.
Most breast augmentation patients focus their treatment plan on the enhancement of their breasts while still maintaining an overall natural appearance.
A common question breast augmentation patients ask their plastic surgeon is when they can start working out after surgery.
There is not a "one size fits all" approach to breast augmentation. The best implant for each breast will be carefully selected and matched to the space to achieve the specific goals for that particular patient.
Which breast procedure is right for your aesthetic goals? Your board-certified plastic surgeon can help you choose between a breast augmentation and a breast lift.
Patients that are researching breast augmentation have likely read that breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years, but is this fact or fiction?
Women may experience sagging and volume loss in their breasts as they age, however, plastic surgery can offset these changes and rejuvenate their breasts.
Who doesn't want to look fabulous during the holidays? The problem is, a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance takes time and planning. Now that summer is over, it is the time to make an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon.
The breast implants recovery stages involve some pain, although it is generally "manageable" with the right pain management treatment.
When it comes to breast augmentation there are many different options to choose from. Implants come in different sizes, shapes and materials. However, the most commonly misunderstood characteristic of breast implants is their "profile."
The final result of any breast augmentation procedure is determined by a series of choices that the patient (with the counsel of their surgeon) will make. Here are the five main factors to consider regarding breast augmentation.
These plastic surgery procedures can help you achieve your New Year's resolutions.
Successful aesthetic breast surgery, including breast implants, is all about a keen understanding of appropriate breast size and proportions.
A breast augmentation and lift is an excellent option for women who want to restore fullness and correct sagging that can occur after having children, losing weight or with aging.
Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the nation. As the number of surgeries continue to grow, so do the advancements. It's important to consider the four S's of breast augmentation surgery.
Our number one cosmetic procedure was breast augmentation, followed by rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelifts.
Shopping malls and airports aren't the only places that see more action around the holidays. This is also the time of year that merry-makers crowd the offices of plastic surgeons everywhere.
Breast augmentation is consistently the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S.; more than 286,000 were performed last year. For women interested in implants, traditional silicone and saline devices were the only option available to women…until now.
While each individual's needs and wants differ when it comes to choosing a procedure, the most popular cosmetic surgeries can be broken down by age group. While trends in plastic surgery vary from year to year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2012 statistics report shows that some procedures are consistently popular with certain age groups.