7 Ways to Avoid Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation

July 21, 2010

7 ways to avoid capsular contracture after surgery include incision choice, antibiotic irrigation during surgery, avoid excessive bleeding during and after surgery, avoid infection, breast implant massage after surgery, possible use of anti-asthma medication, and use of ACDM/ acellular dermal matrix. Roy Kim, MD, Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, discusses these choices in detail. Capsular […]

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Should You Change Your Breast Implants?

June 3, 2010

Many patients ask me if they should change their breast implants. There are some definite reasons to do it, and then there are some more subtle reasons to change them. Most patients who have older implants probably have saline implants. Silicone gel implants have been FDA approved for cosmetic use since November, 2006. Most patients […]

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What Kind of Bra Should You Wear After Breast Augmentation?

June 1, 2010

Generally, you will be given a surgical compression bra right after surgery. This type of bra is not that attractive, but will give compression so that you will have less swelling and little movement of your breast implants after surgery. Obviously, right after breast augmentation surgery, your surgical site will swell and potentially bruise. Wearing […]

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Breast Augmentation – Which Incision is Best for You?

April 29, 2010

In general, there are 4 breast augmentation incisions. All of them have advantages and disadvantages, and you should always talk to your operative plastic surgeon for the best option for you. The 4 incisions are – breast fold or IMF/ inframammary fold – areolar incision – underarm, or axillary incision – belly button, or umbilicus […]

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How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift?

April 19, 2010

To be very brief- the position of your nipple, in relation to your breast fold and the rest of your breast tissue, determines if you need a breast lift. Generally, a youthful, aesthetically pleasing breast has relatively tight tissue, and the nipple is in the center of the breast. As you age and have kids, […]

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