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Why Biggest is Not Always Best with Breast Augmentation

Mention the word implant and all women of a certain age can envisage Pamela Anderson in a red bikini making her way down the beach. The next thing you might ponder is; how big is too big and how big is not big enough, is there a ‘just right’ size for me? The misconceived idea surrounding breast implants is that bigger is better. Implants, of all shapes and sizes, can solve many breast dilemmas and allow women to feel more body confident, self-assured and proud of their shape. Why do ...
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Breast Enlargement Basics

Breast enlargement, also called breast augmentation, is a type of cosmetic plastic surgery intended to make your breasts larger, fuller, or more attractive. The procedure may be performed in order to provide breast reconstruction or it can be performed for cosmetic reasons. There are some basics that you should be aware of before you consider breast enlargement surgery so that you can determine whether it is the right choice in your situation. The Plastic Surgeon and the Surgical Procedure It is important to carefully research and evaluate a cosmetic plastic ...
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Breast Augmentation Versus Breast Lift: What is the Difference?

A common misconception is that breast augmentation and a breast lift are the same type of cosmetic surgery but this is not true. Each of these procedures involves surgery but the work performed by the plastic surgeon, the problems that can be corrected, and the final outcome that you get can all be different depending on which type of plastic surgery is used. There are some very important difference between breast augmentation and a breast lift that you need to know about before you decide to have cosmetic plastic surgery ...
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Why are Breast Reduction Patients so Happy Post Operatively?

In general patients who have undergone breast reduction plastic surgery are very happy after the procedure, and they enjoy a variety of mental and physical health benefits as well as cosmetic benefits at times. People who have never struggled with excessive breasts may not realize the enormous impact that this can have on almost every aspect of your life. Oversized breasts can be very heavy, placing extra strain on many muscles and areas of your body. This can lead to aches, pain, even muscle spasms and pulled muscles because of ...
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Understanding Breast Implant Profiles and How They Affect Results

When plastic surgeons talk about the profile of breast implants, they are discussing the way the implant projects forward from the chest wall, as compared to the width of the implant base. Think of the profile as the intended distance that the new breasts will project outward in the front. If the patient wants a more obvious silhouette after surgery, a higher profile implant may be used. The implant profile for a breast augmentation can be ultra high, high, moderate plus, or moderate. Ultra High: This implant will have the ...
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Selecting the Right Breast Implant Size

In my recent blog post, “What Implant Details to Consider for Your Breast Enhancement”, I identified implant size as an important factor for patients to consider for their breast augmentation surgery. To help them find the best size for their ideal outcome, I recommend patients bring photos of their desired breast appearance and of looks they don’t like – found in either my own patient gallery or elsewhere. This helps me to understand what results the patient is hoping to achieve. My preconceptions of what is “natural” may be very ...
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What Implant Details to Consider for Your Breast Enhancement

There are many factors involved when a patient is considering the right implant size for their breast augmentation. A number of measurements will be taken, and these will help determine the ideal size of implant. There are also a number of other factors that need to be considered as well. The width of the chest wall, the thickness and quality of the breast tissue and skin, the desired profile and breast appearance, age and amount of sagging experienced, and the placement of the implants can have an impact on the ...
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Common Questions About Breast Enlargement Surgery

My patients express a variety of concerns during breast augmentation consultations. A major issue is how their new breasts will look in their old clothing, and another concern for some of my patients is getting a natural look that does not appear “fake” or “overdone”. Some patients are concerned because pregnancy, age, or weight loss has caused them to lose volume and shape in their breasts. These patients may not be as interested in increasing the size of their breasts as they are with restoring a youthful look and often ...
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How Can I Prepare for Breast Implant Surgery?

Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten recommends that his patients start preparing for breast implant surgery as far in advance as possible. This is one of the more invasive plastic surgery procedures performed by plastic & reconstructive surgeons, and it may be desired because of the loss of breast tissue or improving breast symmetry and proportion. There are several things that you will need to consider so that you are fully prepared after you have breast implant surgery and leave the hospital. The last thing you will want to do ...
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8 Common Breast Implant Questions and Answers

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1. Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Enlargement? There are many factors that go into deciding who is a good candidate for breast enlargement surgery. Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten recommends a consultation with a fully qualified plastic surgeon where your expectations and goals are discussed and your current health status is assessed. In general, breast enlargement is good for improving breast appearance and symmetry as well as regaining body confidence. 2. Is Breastfeeding Possible with Plastic Surgery Implants? In most cases plastic surgery implants should not interfere ...
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