Why does everybody seem to want to get such big breast implants?

I am often asked by my breast implant patients to go as big as possible, but let’s consider the downsides. There is more pain after large breast implant surgery. The pocket for the implant is stretched by the large implant and this causes pain. It makes recovery longer and may cause more swelling. They are… Read More »

Can breast implants improve your sex life?

Most women, at one time or another, wonder what it would be like to have breast implants. Realself.com went one better. They asked, “Do breast implants improve a woman’s sex life?” To get answers, they took a survey of women who had breast implants or lifts. Here is what they found: • Sixty-one percent of… Read More »

Treatment of Capsular Contracture

We know that breast capsular contracture is a thickening and shrinkage of the scar tissue that surrounds all breast implants. This shrinkage causes the breast implant to become compressed, hard and misshapen. Conservative Treatment: This is non-operative treatment. The patient is advised to push the breast implant in an effort to stretch out the shrinking… Read More »

Effects of Capsular Contracture

Capsules are scars. They completely envelop the breast implant, just like a lining in your clothes pocket will surround a balloon if you put a balloon in your pocket. Scar capsule can shrink. Since we do not know why, the least we can do is to observe exactly what happens. The capsule may shrink at… Read More »

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics for 2008

Here are some interesting facts as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I am a member of this society. From 2007-2008, there was over a 12 percent decrease in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures decreased by 15 percent, and nonsurgical procedures decreased by almost 12 percent. The top five… Read More »

Why I prefer the peri-areola incision choice

1. The scar is usually better. It is camouflaged at the brown to regular skin color junction. It hardly ever becomes keloid. I have seen the incision under the breast get keloid more often. The incision under the breast is in plain skin and therefore shows more clearly – at least until it fully matures,… Read More »