Can a Mammogram Damage a Breast Implant?

The short answer is that a mammogram damaging a breast implant is very unlikely. Breast implants (both saline and silicone) are highly durable. They are designed to last many, many years after implantation regardless of a woman’s activities. Everyday life carries with it the occasional injury, which can include a fall while hiking or skiing or being accidentally bumped – occasionally even....Read More

About Breast Implant “Bottoming Out”

In the United States alone there are millions of women who have had a breast augmentation. The vast majority of women who have this procedure are extremely happy with their improved figure. This is an outpatient operation with minimal risk, low complication rates and excellent results. Occasionally, a woman who has breast augmentation can develop a shifting of the breast implant(s). Some of the....Read More

Capsular Contracture or Hardening of the Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. In 2014 there were over 286,000 breast augmentations performed. With the large numbers of breast augmentations having been performed and the millions of women who have breast implants, this has proven to be a very safe operation with great patient satisfaction and minimal risk of complications. Th....Read More

Breast Augmentation without Breast Lift

breast aug liftMost women that come to our practice requesting a breast augmentation do very well with that procedure alone. Some women however, also have some breast sag and believe that a breast augmentation alone will impro....Read More

5 Choices All Women Should Have in a Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a very personal decision that over 2 million U.S. women have made and an additional 300,000 women choose to have done each year in the U.S. alone. Each woman has different goals and desires and there are choices available which can help a woman achieve those goals. Implant Size: This is the most obvious choice. Implants range from relatively small to very, very large. The....Read More

Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States. In 2012 there were over 286,000 breast augmentations performed; an additional 89,000 breast lifts were performed – many of these in the same women. This combined procedure is more common among women who have had pregnancies or undergone major weight loss. In our practice we see many wome....Read More

Factors Influencing the Appearance of Breasts in Aging

According to an article published in the September 2012 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal a study in twins revealed several factors which influence the appearance of breasts while aging. The study performed by researchers at Case Western Univ. compared identical twins to eliminate genetic influences and focused primarily on external factors. What they discovered was that moisturizing the (breast)....Read More