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Breast Implant Primer – Size

In my last blog, I discussed breast implant shapes to explain how I customize my choice of implant for you.  In this blog, I’ll discuss implant size. Breast implant size is a highly personal decision.  As your surgeon, I will work with you to determine the size that is best for you – it is a […]

Breast Implant Primer – Round or Shaped

In my last blog, I discussed the textures of breast implants to help explain how I customize my choice of implant for you. In this blog, I’ll be discussing implant shape. For many years implants were only available in one shape – round.  Not round like a ball, but round like the top of a […]

Breast Implant Primer – Shell Texture

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed various characteristics of breast implants to explain how I customize my choice of implant for you. In this blog, we’ll discuss implant texture. The implant surface can be manufactured smooth, or rough like sandpaper, hence the common references of smooth or textured. Once inside your breast, the implant touches your […]

Breast Implant Primer – Fill Material

In a past blog on breast implants, I discussed the different implant manufacturers. In this blog, I’ll discuss the different options for filling implants. Implants consist of two components – the implant shell and the implant fill material.  Simply, the shell is a container for the fill. The shell is constructed of a silicone type […]

Breast Implant Primer – Manufacturers

In my last blog about breast implants, I provided a brief overview of implant options. In this blog, I’ll discuss the Manufacturers. As of 2017, there were three major manufacturers of breast implants. Breast implants are controlled by the FDA, just like drugs, and all manufacturers must follow very strict guidelines and practices to be […]

Breast Augmentation Primer – Implant Selection

Choices, choices, choices!  There are lots of options when it comes down to selecting the correct implant for you.  Too many in fact, to completely explain in one blog, so I’ll take a few to get it all down. When making a choice, you’ll probably rely on your plastic surgeon to narrow it down once […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, remains one of the most frequently requested plastic surgery procedures I receive to date. With the newest technology and techniques, breast augmentation has become safer and more natural-looking than ever. Patients that come into my office with realistic expectations have a high satisfaction rate after the procedure. Today I’ll discuss […]