There are so many shapes and sizes of breast implants available that it can make your head spin!
Have no fear though! Choosing the perfect size is a lot easier than it sounds.
Continue Reading to learn more about how I help my patients choose the right size… not too big… not too small… just right!
Nothing lasts forever, and breast implants are no exception!
One of the most common misunderstandings about breast implants is that they last a lifetime. Breast implants have a lifespan just like everything else… your car tires wear out… your bras wear out… and your breast implants will eventually wear out.
Continue Reading to learn more about exactly how long breast implants last, and how you should plan for your future once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery!
It’sBreast 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 25 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
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So you’ve decided to get breast implants – or are at least very seriously considering it – yet aren’t sure exactly how you want them done. If so, you’re in good company – virtually every woman who considers breast augmentation has at least one question about the procedure and the results.
One common question I receive is this: Should I have my implants above or below the muscle? Patients undoubtedly hear good stories and “horror” stories about each approach, so we’ll talk about each approach here so you can make an informed choice with your plastic surgeon.
There are things every woman should know when it comes to their breasts. From puberty, to pregnancy, to aging, breasts are constantly changing. But what makes your breasts “normal”?
Keep reading to find out the top 10 facts all girls should know about their “girls”…
A recent article in a Chicago newspaper talked about the idea of adjustable breast implants!
This idea isn’t necessarily a new… adjustable breast implants (AKA “tissue expanders”) are used all the time in the first phase of breast cancer reconstruction surgeries. However, the idea of using adjustable implants in cosmetic breast augmentation surgery is relatively new and somewhat controversial.
Continue Reading to learn more about Adjustable Breast Implants!
There is a plethora of things to consider if you’re thinking about getting breast implants…
Saline or silicone? Under the muscle or over the muscle? Which surgeon should you choose? And, of course, how much do they cost?
Keep Reading to get the low down on the cost of breast augmentation surgery!