According to national data, the most common reason for reoperation after breast augmentation is not implant rupture, infection, or scarring….it is size change! It is all too common for women to undergo breast augmentation yet still feel like they want to be bigger. As a board certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic breast surgery, this makes me crazy because it is preventable.
Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures and not just in New York City. I am constantly striving to improve my technique for this procedure. Over the years I have altered my technique to create a “Rapid-Recovery Breast Augmentation” that requires half the recovery, half the bruising and swelling, and half the pain as other breast augmentation methods.
There is a new weapon in the war against small breasts – a breast implant that has adjustable volume. Adjustable breast implants have a port through which saline can be added or removed. This allows the volume to be adjusted for various reasons. Before you get too excited, these are not intended to allow women to increase their breast size for a night on the town, or decrease the size for that important business meeting. The adjustment process involves a plastic surgeon placing a sterile needle through the skin into the fill port that is under the skin and meticulously adding or removing sterile saline solution. So it is a far cry from the Reebok Pump sneaker technology of the Eighties.
If you traveled by airplane over the holidays you might have seen or experienced the latest security measures, x-ray scanners. The Transportation Security Administration has implemented a new advanced body imaging device that can basically see through clothing to detect any form of foreign object in or on the body.
It is common for my patients to request specific body parts of celebrities. Topping this list is Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardasian’s butt, and Jennifer Aniston’s breasts. This is common in plastic surgery, and plastic surgeons have come to expect (and accept) this because many of these body parts represent what we consider the aesthetic ideal.
Just as frequently though, patients request not to look like well known celebrities. This list of celebrity “don’t-wanna-be” changes a few times a year, but here is a list of the most common celebrity no-nos and tips to avoid looking like them. Read more
Breast augmentation remains among the most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year. While commonly done, it is also commonly done “badly.” Revising breast augmentations is among the most difficult procedures that plastic surgeons perform. Unfortunately, revising breast augmentations from other surgeons remains common in my practice.
In order to understand how problems can be fixed, we must first understand where problems can occur. I like to categorize these problems into 4 major areas: Read more
Many women desire breast augmentation but decide not to have the surgery because they fear looking “fake.” There are ways to avoid having breasts that announce to the world that they are implants. It is possible to have breast augmentation surgery that gives a natural-looking result. Here are things to keep in mind: Read more
Because the majority of my new york city breast implant patients are young women of childbearing age, the issue of breast implants and breastfeeding is an important one. I am routinely asked if the presence of breast implants affects the ability to breastfeed. While many people think that they do, the answer is “No.” Breastfeeding with breast implants also does not place the baby at any risk.
As I lounged on the beach this weekend (with my SPF 50), my eyes wandered to all the breasts around me. It’s ok, because as I tell my wife, it’s all “research” and I assured her it was for my latest blog entry. Breasts can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. But the point is that the breasts that I observed are likely not the same size and shape that they were five years earlier. Breasts are extremely susceptible to changes – they change with age, weight, pregnancy, and breast feeding. To understand why, we have to examine the physiology of the female breast.