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Breast Implants & Pocket Correction

Learn about breast implants and pocket correction from Dr. Tom Pousti

Breast Augmentation & Mastopexy Journey

This article documents the journey step by step, with photos.

Breast Augmentation & Lowering the Crease

Learn about breast augmentation and lowering the crease from Dr. Tom Pousti.

Cohesive Implant Expert by Dr. Teitelbaum

Heard of gummy-bear implants? Find out why Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the best at performing this type of breast augmentation.

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Consult

Questions to Ask at a Breast Augmentation Consult

Many patients are hesitant to ask their doctor questions before a procedure. But it's best to cast those reservations aside and ask any pressing questions before surgery commences. Laying your inquiries out on the table will help you make more informed decisions and will better ensure that you get t ...

Breast Implant Options: A Plastic Surgeon's Take

If you're looking to get a plastic surgeon's take on the various breast augmentation options out there, Dr. Cameron Craven is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can lend his expertise. See what he has to say in this Q&A.

What to Look for at Your Consultation

When you go in for a breast augmentation consultation, there are several things you should look for. Here a list of things you should note--and it's not just the surgeon you should be observing.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Why you would like to have breast augmentation? Are you doing it to save a relationship? Are you doing it because you've been depressed, and you think the surgery will bring you out of it? Are you doing it because your significant other wants you to? Depending on your answers, you could be wanting t ...

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FAQ

Breast Implants FAQ

Choosing to get breast implants is a major decision, and with any big choice comes loads of questions. Here are some top questions and answers.

Breast Augmentation FAQ

Choosing to have a breast augmentation is a major decision, and with any big choice comes loads of questions. You'll not only have inquiries before the procedure, but after as well. Here are some top questions and answers.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon - FAQ

The biggest mistake a patient can make is not being diligent about finding a skilled and qualified surgeon to carry out her breast augmentation. Here are some frequently asked questions on choosing a plastic surgeon.

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Incisions

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Incision

A transaxillary incision has the advantage of leaving no scars on the breasts. To find out how it works...

Areola Breast Augmentation Incision

The areola incision is currently one of the most widely used incisions. Find out why it's so popular.

Crease Breast Augmentation Incision

The crease incision is probably the most common incision currently used for breast augmentation, but it has its pros and cons. To find out why this incision type is frequently used, and about the advantages and disadvantages...

TUBA Breast Augmentation Incision / Belly Button or Navel Incision - Belly Button Breast Augmentation

Making an incision at the rim of the navel wasn't an option until it was successfully done in 1991. Known as TUBA (trans-umbilical breast augmentation), the incision scar is very small and practically unnoticeable. But like any incision type, there are advantages and disadvantages. To learn the pros ...

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Placement

Over the Muscle Breast Implant Placement

Want to know what the pros and cons are of over-the-muscle breast implant placement? Read this article to find out...

Complete Submuscular Breast Implant Placement / Full Unders

With complete submuscular breast implant placement, the top 2/3 of the breast implant is covered by the pectoralis muscle, while the bottom 1/3 is covered by the fascia. Read this article to find out the advantages and disadvantages of going this route...

Partial Submuscular Breast Implant Placement

With partial submuscular breast implant placement, the top 2/3 of the breast implant is covered by the pectoralis muscle. Find out what the advantages and disadvantages are of going this route...

Breast Augmentation Incisions

When it comes to breast implant placement, there are a few options. Here you will find the pros and cons of each placement option.

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Research

State Medical Boards

If you're getting breast implants, you'll want to view your plastic surgeon's complete disciplinary history. Here is a listing of all the state medical boards.

American Board of Plastic Surgery vs. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

Make no mistake, these are two entirely different boards: the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Learn the differences between the two.

Board-Eligibility with the ABPS

Learn about board-eligibility with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The Importance of ABPS Certification

Do you know what it takes for a plastic surgeon to become board-certified, or even what the differences are between plastic and cosmetic surgeons? Before having breast augmentation, you should know the answers to these questions--and this article can help get you started.

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Risks

Capsular Contracture Overview

What is capsular contracture? Why does it occur? This article answers those questions and more.

Preventing Capsular Contracture

This article discusses how you can reduce your risks of developing capsular contracture following breast augmentation surgery.

Bottoming Out

In the breast augmentation world, what does bottoming out mean? Who is more likely to experience it? Why does it occur? Can it be corrected? This article answers these questions and more.

Capsular Contracture Treatments

Capsular contracture is a known risk associated with breast augmentation surgery. While there is no way to prevent it from occurring, there are ways to reduce your risk. There are also treatments in place that can help, should the problem arise. To learn what these treatments are and how they work.. ...

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Size

Breast Implant Weight

If you're wondering how much breast implants weigh, use the information in this short article to calculate the weight of various sizes of silicone and saline breast implants.

Determining Breast Size / Breast Implant Size

Before getting a breast augmentation, chances are you will want to visualize what your breast size will look like after the procedure. Your plastic surgeon may let you try on implants during your consult. But if he doesn't, you can try on different "sizes" at home using a the "rice test." Here's how ...

How Big is Too Big? Choosing the Breast Implant Size That Is Right for You

Choosing a breast implant size is a critical decision that can be the difference between loving your surgical results and having second thoughts after your procedure. This is why every woman should know beforehand which implant size is right for them. Here are some tips that can help you determine y ...

Axis Three 3D Imaging

Did you know that there is a technology that allows you to see what you will look like with breast implants BEFORE you have the surgery? Through a 3D simulation system, known as Axis Three, this is now possible. To learn more...

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