What Makes A Good Breast Augmentation Candidate?
Thinking about breast implants? You are not alone.Last year almost 300,000 patients underwent this surgery for a variety of reasons, from genetic factors to anatomical changes following childbirth. Whatever your reason may be, the bottom line is it’s all about feeling great in your own skin. Before you continue on your journey, it’s important to understand what makes someone a good candidate for breast augmentation.
Top Three Tips to Help You Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery
After much thought and contemplation, you have finally decided to schedule your breast augmentation. You are likely experiencing some anxiety, excitement and every other emotion in between. Now that the surgery date is on the books, let’s take a look at what to do before your breast augmentation surgery. It is important to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically to ensure you have a smooth experience and best results possible.
How to Care for Your Breast Surgery Scars
For most women, the size and appearance of their breasts play a huge part in their self-confidence and how they view themselves. Having children, genetic factors, breast feeding, weight fluctuations and aging (thank you gravity!) can all negatively impact the appearance of women’s breasts. It is incredibly common for women to explore breast surgery as a means to feel more comfortable with their shape.
Do You Find Yourself Wishing You Felt More Confident in Your Own Skin?
Each year, we perform hundreds of breast surgeries at the Center for Plastic Surgery. Our patients are normal women who have finally made the decision to do something BIG for themselves. But for most, it’s not an easy decision to make! Here are some of the concerns we hear time and time again.
A Special Note Regarding ALCL
This week the FDA released a statement regarding a possible link between a very rare type of cancer (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) and breast implants. ALCL is typically associated with the use of certain types of textured implants and has occurred in less than 0.1% of patients that have breast implants. The majority of the breast implants used at the Centre for Plastic Surgery are NOT the type of implants associated with this type of cancer.
Are Anatomically Shaped Breast Implants Better?
By: Douglas Leppink, MD A recent article in the Plastic and Reconstruction Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons looked at the question of whether there was a visible difference between anatomic shaped silicone implants and smooth round implants. 30 patients underwent bilateral submuscular (which means placement under the muscle) breast augmentation with half…
A Mommy what? The skinny on a Mommy Makeover.
By: Carlie Zervan Note: Originally posted to blog.mlive.com on January 22, 2016 There isn't a feeling that can compare to bringing a child into this world. Childbirth is a peak experience that is joyous, exciting and unique. Women who go through labor and birth often emerge from the experience feeling as if they are an entirely…
What is the best placement for breast implants on a female athlete?
What is the best placement for breast implants on a female athlete? By: Douglas Leppink, M.D. When considering breast augmentation, choosing an implant type and style is a unique and personal process for every patient. Choosing an implant position, whether under the breast gland only or under the breast gland and partially under the pectoralis…
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Which is better, implants or fat transfer for breast enhancement?
By Scott Brundage, MD Doctor Answer: Fat grafting is an option for breast enhancement.* It is not commonly performed for breast augmentation but some surgeons are doing it. It is much more time consuming of a procedure but with micrografting techniques the results can be long lasting and the problems of lumpiness are a thing…
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3 ways to get the Breast Augmentation Results you want
By: Scott R. Brundage. MD One of the biggest decisions in breast augmentation is choosing the size you want. Simply telling your surgeon you want to be a “C” cup often is not enough since “your idea of a C-cup” may not be the same as your surgeons “idea of a C-cup”. At the Centre…
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Nipple Sensation after Breast Augmentation
By: Douglas M. Leppink, MD Many woman are worried they will lose sensation in their nipples following breast enhancement surgery;* while the loss of sensation is rare there is a risk of a change. When the “pocket” or space for the breast implant is made the surgeon effectively pushes the breast gland and muscle back to develop the…
Mommy Makeover Recovery Guide
By: Douglas Leppink M.D. A “Mommy Makeover”, which often includes a “Tummy Tuck” and Breast Surgery, is a common and effective way to restore a youthful contour to a woman’s figure after pregnancy or weight loss. The “Tummy Tuck” procedure involves both removal of excess skin as well as tightening of abdominal “core” muscles.…
Choosing the Optimal Breast Implant Size
Choosing the Optimal Breast Implant size: If you are considering Breast Augmentation, one of the most important questions is ”What is the best size for me?” You probably have an idea of the size that you would like for your breasts to be, but you won't know exactly what implant size fits your body. The…
Exercise with Breast Implants
Leading an active lifestyle is a key part of looking and feeling great. For many women, so too is breast augmentation, a procedure in which the breasts are enhanced to better match the rest of your frame. If you are considering breast implants in the Holland, Michigan area, you may wonder how they will impact…