Postop recovery after breast augmentation

shaped breast implant

So you’re considering a boob job! Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding postop recovery after breast augmentation. Even though it’s a cosmetic, elective procedure, it’s still real surgery and needs to be “treated with respect.”   Postop recovery after breast augmentation: things to know Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure so […]

Restore your breasts after breast feeding

Kids and pregnancy can do a number on your breasts! While the breasts can enlarge during pregnancy and certainly remain large while breast feeding, they can deflate soon thereafter. And with deflation comes breast ptosis, or droop. Good news is there’s something you can do about it!   Breast feeding deflated my breasts, what can […]

What is capsular contracture?

A breast augmentation may seem like a pretty straightforward procedure and it often is. But a breast augmentation and lift can be a little trickier…especially if it’s a redo procedure! For example, a patient may have had a breast augmentation when she was young. But with kids and age, the breasts start to droop. Scar […]

Will removing breast implants cure Lyme Disease?

Crystal Hefner, wife of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, recently had her breast implants removed as reported here. The article initially suggests her symptoms of food intolerance, back/neck/shoulder pain, memory loss and fatigue was diagnosed as Lyme Disease. However, after more research, she diagnosed herself with “breast implant disease” and decided to have the implants removed. […]

Bustin’ out with shaped breast implants! [video]

Here in the United States, the most common type of breast augmentation is performed with round implants…but shaped breast implants are catching up! Regardless of what implant you choose, the same risks apply as you can read in this post. So the question is, why are more women choosing shaped breast implants? They tend to […]

Don’t believe the size tag on your bra!

If I had a nickel for every time a patient asked me what bra size they would be after their breast augmentation surgery, I’d probably have about $250 (you can do the math)! The problem has always been and will continue to be that bra sizes are different between manufacturers so I can’t tell them […]

Sientra Breast Implants Available Again


As you may have read in this previous post, Sientra breast implants have had a trying several months. But that may soon be behind them. As of tomorrow, March 1st 2016, they’ll be available again.   The truth is, nothing was ever wrong with the implants. In an overabundance of caution, the company chose to […]

Cleavage: It drives men crazy!


While it may seem surprising, some women aren’t looking for larger breasts when they request breast augmentation. They’re actually looking for a more well-defined cleavage.   As long as you have reasonable expectations, breast augmentation can in fact improve the appearance of your cleavage but it all depends on what you started with! You see, […]

Breast Augmentation Recovery

The days of a six-week breast augmentation recovery are long gone. In fact, the only operation that takes a full six weeks of recovery may be open heart surgery! Seriously though, even hip or knee replacements have shifted the recovery process to getting the patient up and moving within days and discharged to a rehab […]

Suicide and Breast Augmentation

Several studies in the past have linked breast augmentation and suicide. But just because there is a statistical association does not mean there’s a cause and effect.   Back in 2001, Brinton et al was the first to connect breast augmentation and suicide. In that particular study, “breast augmentation patients were four times as likely […]

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