Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

How soon can I travel after breast augmentation?

when can i travel after breast augmentation?We have a large number of patients that travel to New York to see us for breast augmentation surgery, so naturally one of the most common questions my patients ask is “How soon can I travel after the procedure?”

There are several things to consider when traveling after breast augmentation to make sure you are traveling safely, and as long as you pay attention to these considerations early travel is always a possibility.

Keep Reading to find out more about what you should be thinking about when traveling after breast augmentation surgery…

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Which incision is the best for breast augmentation surgery?

incision choices for breast augmentation surgeryNew data presented at the 2013 American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) meeting suggests that the inframammary incision (in the fold under the breast) carries nearly a 50% lower risk of capsular contracture than the other incisions (periareolar, transaxillary, and transumbilical).

The overall risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation surgery is a range of about 10-15%, but new data suggests that the risk can be cut to about 5% with inframammary incisions.

Continue reading to learn more about incisions for breast augmentation surgery and capsular contracture…

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Teardrop Shaped Silicone Breast Implants (Gummy Bears)

gummy bear teardrop shaped gummy bear breast implantsTeardrop shaped breast implants, also know as Gummy Bear Breast Implants, are becoming more popular since they received their FDA approvals recently.

Gummy Bear Implants are great devices, but they aren’t for everyone. They have their own unique set of pluses and minuses when compared to smooth round silicone breast implants, so make sure you have all the facts before you commit to one or the other.

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