It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
And you know what that means… lots of pink ribbons, and lots of reminders to do your self breast exams!
Every woman over 20 should know how to do a proper self breast exam. The best treatment for breast cancer is early detection, so make sure to take five minutes every month to do a good exam.
Pick a day that’s easy to remember like the “first Friday” each month and stick to it!
For all you ladies who’ve had a little surgical enhancement, this is for you too! Remember, breast implants don’t cause breast cancer, or make it harder to detect breast cancer. In fact, breast implants are still the most popular method of breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.
Check out this great “how to” VIDEO on how give yourself a proper exam!
3 Important Things to Keep in Mind While Watching this Video
- You should be bare chested for your exam. Don’t try to do the exam through your shirt or bra like she does in the video.
- Use concentric circles to make sure you examine the entire breast, and use the same pattern every time so you don’t miss a spot.
- Don’t skip the armpit step. It’s really important to feel those lymph nodes too.
Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon, New York City
MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery
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NOTICE: None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.
Question: What happens when you have kids after you get breast implants? Answer: The same thing that happens if you never got breast implants in the first place… sagging. We all know Britney Spears is a very proud mom, but I’m not sure she would be so proud of this recent pic of her out and about… literally 🙂
If you are considering cosmetic surgery of any kind, make sure you read this!
Prompted partly by the death of Donda West, Kayne West’s mother, a recent study published by the LA Times looked into who was actually performing cosmetic procedures in Southern California… The results are shocking!
Only 1 in 4 doctors who offer cosmetic surgery are plastic surgeons! And 40% have NO SURGICAL TRAINING at all!!
Thinking about getting breast implants? Big ones? Think again.
The human Barbie Doll, Heidi Montag, obviously doesn’t realize what she signed up for when she asked her surgeon, to give her 700cc breast implants.
Here are 5 reasons why she is going to be really sorry she decided to go so big.
The “silicone scare” is old news, and silicone breast implants are rapidly becoming the favorite for breast augmentation surgery. If you’re considering breast implants, but are still a little skeptical about silicone, make sure you do some research before you make a decision. You don’t have to rely on second-hand, outdated information. Check out the 3 main reasons why silicone implants are becoming the “gold-standard”.
Welcome to Breast Augmentation 101. Please take your seats and turn to page “34C”. Passing notes and text messaging are permitted at all times 🙂
Thinking about getting breast implants, but not sure how to pick the right size? Here are 5 of the easiest, and most reliable, ways to choose: