Choosing the Right Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgeon

When choosing a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation, there are quite a few things to take into consideration. You will want to know about the surgeon’s skills, experience, and credentials. You should see more than one surgeon in consultation before making your decision. Ask questions and take notes. Bring photos of what you expect your results […]

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Breast Augmentation Implants: Saline or Silicone?

When it comes to breast augmentation, you have two choices when it comes to the type of substance used to fill your implants: saline and silicone. (All breast implants have a silicone rubber outer shell or bag.) The most commonly used implant is the saline implant, which is filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants are […]

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The Effect of Breast Implants on Exercise

Will having breast implants affect your ability to participate in athletic activities? It’s a question posed by many of our patients, and the answer really depends on each individual’s situation. But here, I’ve outlined a few points to consider: The action of reaching across the chest, as needed in sports like tennis and golf, can be slightly […]

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Types of Breast Augmentation Incisions

The decision regarding where to have your breast augmentation surgery incision placed is one that you and your experienced cosmetic surgeon will make together. Here are the four types of breast augmentation incisions generally used: Inframammary – This common type of incision is made underneath the breast, where the crease naturally conceals the scar. Transaxillary – Another popular choice, […]

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Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

What are the factors that make up a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery? Here are the three most important factors to consider if you’ve been thinking about breast implants: Are you at least 18 years old (or 21 years old for silicone implants)? Are you in good overall health? Are you a non-smoker? Is your […]

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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Angelchik offers a few tips on choosing the right cosmetic surgeon for you. Learn what questions to ask your potential surgeon, as well as what certifications you should look for:

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Breast Augmentation Recovery Time

Recovery from breast augmentation surgery will be different for every patient. But in general, this type of surgery requires four to six weeks for complete recovery. Here are a few other points to keep in mind: • A majority of breast augmentation patients are able to perform light activities the day after surgery and can return to […]

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What to Expect During a Breast Augmentation Procedure

In most cases, breast augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, which does not require an overnight stay in a hospital. General anesthesia s typically used, so you feel no pain during the procedure. The surgery itself lasts from one to two hours. Here’s a brief outline of what happens during the surgery: • Small incisions […]

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Study Determines Most Popular Breast Implant Size

A study reported in a recent issue (March/April 2009) of Aesthetic Surgery Journal has found that more than 80 percent of breast augmentation patients choose a size C-cup implant (or 300 to 400cc) size. The study surveyed only those breast augmentation surgeries that were done for only cosmetic purposes. However, while C-cup may be a much-desired size […]

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