Breast Augmentation and Scarring

As with any surgical procedure, some scarring is inevitable after breast augmentation. To heal a wound such as an incision, your body produces collagen, a fibrous protein that connects and supports surrounding tissue. The production of collagen is balanced with the enzyme collagenase. The result of this combination will determine the extent and appearance of your […]

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Breast Implant Options

If you are considering breast augmentation, you will face several different options when it comes to choosing your breast implants. Experienced Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Angelchik will help you navigate through this important decision-making process, discussing how each option will affect the appearance of your breasts and the overall outcome of your augmentation. Some of the key […]

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Bottoming Out

“Bottoming out” is a potential breast augmentation complication that can occur in patients who have very thin breast tissue. If your breast implants are placed above your chest muscle (subglandular placement) and you do not have enough breast tissue, the implant may end up settling too low on your chest, while your nipple appears too high. Dr. Angelchik works […]

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Exercise with Breast Implants

Many women who choose breast augmentation enjoy active lifestyles, and exercise in general is beneficial to your overall health. However, it’s important to resume physical activity slowly and according to the recommendations of Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik after you have received breast implants. During the immediate recovery period, you should limit your physical activity. Most patients […]

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Breast Augmentation Options

Once you decide to have breast augmentation performed, you will need to make several other decisions about the various implant and placement options available to you. After evaluating your cosmetic goals and current condition, Dr. Angelchik will discuss these options with you and recommend the approach he feels is best. Ultimately, however, the decision will be up […]

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Recovering from Breast Augmentation

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation requires a certain amount of downtime for your body to heal and properly recover. Since every person heals differently, the length of any given patient’s recovery time can vary. Generally speaking, if your job is not physically strenuous, you can expect to return to work after about a week of downtime. More physically […]

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How Long Will My Breast Lift Last?

If you are considering a breast lift, you probably have legitimate concerns about how long the results from your surgery will last. The longevity of breast lift results typically depends upon a number of different factors, which can vary from patient to patient. Ultimately, most patients seek out a breast lift because the connective tissues in […]

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Acellular Collagen Matrix

Acellular collagen matrix is becoming a commonly used tool in breast augmentation revision procedures as well as breast reconstruction procedures. It is a processed collagen filler material without any remaining cellular material. At your initial consultation, Dr. Angelchik will review all of your options with you, including the use of acellular collagen matrix in your breast surgery procedure, […]

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Brief History of Breast Augmentation

The desire to increase the size of one’s breasts is not a new concept though the popularity of breast augmentation has sky-rocketed in recent years. But as far back as the late 19th century, women were seeking larger, perkier breasts, and paraffin was one of the first materials used to enhance women’s breasts. However, paraffin (commonly used […]

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Scarring After Breast Lift Surgery

Women are naturally concerned about scarring resulting from plastic surgery, which is understandable. When you go out of your way to improve your appearance, you don’t want to mar it with scars at the same time. Yet, the nature of any surgery includes an incision of one sort or another. And, incisions used in breast lift procedures, […]

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