Breast Augmentation and Cancer Screening

A study by the Group Health Cooperative, published in JAMA January 28, 2004 indicated that breast implants appear on mammograms as a white area that obliterates the breast tissue. Unable to view the breast tissue, screeners miss 22% more cancers in women with breast implants than in those without them. While breast implants do “decrease the ability […]

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Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the perfect baby food, and breast-feeding the ideal way for mother and child to bond. If you plan to breastfeed after having a breast augmentation, be sure you let your cosmetic surgeon know your intent, as it will help him plan implant options that will give you the best outcome. If you are concerned […]

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Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy

Many women are unhappy with the changes their bodies made during pregnancy, and want their breasts to look as they did before their pregnancies. These women will be happy to know that “mommy makeovers” are designed to do just that. Other women of childbearing age are concerned about how breast augmentation will affect future pregnancies, […]

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Implant Size and Cup Size

One of the major aspects of your breast implant evaluation will be to determine the right breast implant size to achieve the cup size that you desire. Choosing your breast implant size isn’t as simple as picking a “C-size” cup implant to achieve a “C” cup breast size. Choosing the right implant for a breast augmentation requires […]

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What is the Best Age for Breast Augmentation?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) adopted a policy in 2004 in line with the FDA approval of using saline filled breast implants for women aged 18 years and older. The guidelines further suggest that you be 21 years of age to receive silicone implants. Dr. Paul Angelchik is among the most ethical plastic surgeons. […]

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Breast Augmentation for Correction of Asymmetry

Women’s breasts naturally differ slightly, usually less than bra cup size. Some women tend to be very aware of asymmetries in their breasts and are bothered more than others by these normal differences. But when the breast asymmetry is greater than a bra cup size, or the nipple or breast position are clearly different when standing up, […]

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Breast Health Before and After Surgery

Protecting skin elasticity is one of the most effective ways of keeping your breasts in good shape. Among the several things you can do to maintain breast health before and after surgery, you can maintain skin by using sunscreen and quality, medical-grade lotions. Our Claro Light and Skin Therapeutics™ were designed for women who want better […]

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The History of Breast Augmentation

Today, breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed each year. In 1992, breast augmentation surgical procedures ranked number six. Surgery for breast augmentation reaches back over one hundred years, but it was not until the 1960’s that breast augmentation procedures began to resemble the procedures in use today. During the early days of […]

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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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