27 Nov 2012

Breast Augmentation: Implants vs. Fat Grafting (part 7 of 7)

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Beautiful results from breast implant surgery results from excellent surgical technique, but it also relies on informed decisions by our patients. One decision you must make is whether to pursue augmentation through implants or Fat grafting.  Fat grafting was not a serious consideration until the past few years, and it still doesn’t have the capabilities of a silicone implant.  Still, for someone seeking a modest augmentation (1 cup) and possessing “good??? fat donor sites, and willing to accept unknown risks, and the possibility of lumpiness and inconsistent results, it is a consideration.  Much is written about how to make the operation more predictable, but at present it remains that breast implants are…

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18 Nov 2012

Breast Augmentation: “Too Big vs. Too Small??? (part 6 of 7)

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Beautiful results from breast implant surgery results from excellent surgical technique, but it also relies on informed decisions by our patients. One decision you must make is the choice of implant size. Size is an easy concept, and many patients feel comfortable making decisions on size. Patients often reflect at great length on size, sometimes calling the day before surgery to change implant size Much of the deliberation is unproductive, as the difference between a 300 and 360 cc implant is only a 20% increase in implant size, and probably a 10% increase in overall breast size. Your surgeon should recommend a size at consultation that factors in your chest…

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3 Nov 2012

Breast Augmentation: Round vs. Anatomic Implants (part 5 of 7)

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Beautiful results from breast implant surgery results from excellent surgical technique, but it also relies on informed decisions by our patients. One decision you must make is whether to choose round or anatomic (breast-shaped) implants. Round implants can be smooth or textured, because a round implant can rotate without changing the breast appearance.  An anatomic implant must be textured to prevent rotation (e.g. upside-down breast!).  A common misconception among patients with some drooping of the areola and a hollow upper breast is that they need a round implant to fill the upper pole and correct this appearance.  In our experience, a better appearance is achieved by using an anatomic implant that…

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