Breast Augmentation

Will Pregnancy Change My Body Forever?

Although there are many changes that happen to a woman’s body as a result of pregnancy, not all of these changes are necessarily permanent. For example, some women may notice their feet seem slightly larger after they’ve had a baby. This is usually related to the swelling that occurs during pregnancy, so most women’s feet will go back to normal over time—but some women may actually have to go up a shoe size, moving forward! Other common physical changes include stretch marks, changes in breast size and appearance, and excess skin in the abdominal region. Pregnancy is no small feat…

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Will I Need to Replace My Breast Implants?

Although most patients who have had breast augmentation surgery are satisfied with their results for many years, it is possible that you may wish to replace your breast implants after a while. However, the reasons for choosing to have breast revision surgery are varied and can include: Capsular contracture Implant rupture Switching from silicone to saline (or vice versa) Increasing implant size Decreasing implant size Removing breast implants A common misconception is that breast implants need to be replaced every ten years. The reason behind the confusion is likely due to a report released by the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Is Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation the Better Choice for Me?

At first glance, breast lift surgery and breast augmentation seem like very different procedures. Broadly speaking, the former elevates the breasts to a more youthful position, and the latter increases breast size. However, there are times when choosing one technique or the other may not be as straightforward as you might expect. For instance, if your breasts experience mild drooping, do you have to undergo a lift, or can breast enlargement effectively eliminate this concern? Dr. Thomas Lintner, our board certified plastic surgeon, emphasizes that everyone’s needs and goals are unique, and the best way to determine the optimal approach…

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Which Implant Placement Provides the Most Natural Appearance?

When considering breast augmentation – on its own or as a part of a mommy makeover – there are a number of options to be considered. Most women prefer to achieve a natural appearance, so when customizing the surgery, patients often ask whether it is better to have their breast implants placed above or below the muscle. The implant placement that can provide the most natural appearance will depend on each patient’s individual physique and aesthetic goals. The natural shape of your breast, in addition to your available breast tissue and skin thickness all play a part in determining which…

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Am I Too Old for Breast Implants?

When it comes to certain plastic surgery procedures, there may be a minimum age recommended or required, but is it possible to be “too old” to consider breast implants? Not necessarily. Mothers looking to enhance their look later in life can rest assured that their age is less of a concern – overall health is always more important than a person’s age when deciding candidacy. Many of my patients wait until their children are a bit older before considering a mommy makeover, so it is not uncommon for them to be in their 50s. Although these women are usually still…

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