Category Archives: Breast Enhancement

Confidence, Information Promotes High Satisfaction in Breast Reduction

In the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a new study was published regarding patient satisfaction after breast reduction surgery. Patient confidence and pre-operative information had a large effect on the patient’s satisfaction with the results. The study also found that surgeons and patients focus on different aspects of the results when determining their […]

Breast Augmentation Statistics: An ASAPS Infographic

A week ago on July 30, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) posted on their webpage a summary of some of the statistics related to breast procedures. Before the high tech solutions of today, women would use a variety of materials to augment their chests.  Today, 31 percent of women use saline implants […]

First Ever Breast Augmentation with Modern Implants Over 50 Years Ago

The first ever breast implants with modern methods were done in 1962 for a patient named Timmie Jean Lindsey. Originally seeking care for a tattoo removal, her landmark breasts are now still healthy more than fifty years later, according to an article in The Guardian. When Lindsey’s doctor first asked her if she would be […]

Tips for Choosing the Best Size Breast Implants

While your plastic surgeon will help guide you through the process of picking the best breast implant size, remember that ultimately the decision is yours. Here are a few ways that may help you choose the right breast implant size. Look at before and after photo galleries. This can be a good place to start. […]

What Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

Options are growing for breast implants. The FDA recently approved the first “gummy bear” breast implant for use in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know about this new type of silicone implant. Why Is It Called a Gummy Bear Implant? The medical term for these devices is “cohesive silicone gel breast implants,” but […]

Breast Implants Improve Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Sexual Function

Studies have found that breast reduction surgery, along with many other cosmetic surgeries, offers significant improvements to a patient’s quality of life. Recently, some researchers decided to test whether breast augmentation might offer similar benefits. Their results, which have been published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, revealed that breast augmentation can […]

Jewel Selected as Spokesperson for National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and breast cancer advocate Jewel has been appointed as the official spokesperson of National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, which is set for October 17, 2012, according to a recent press release from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. BRA Day is a joint effort between the ASPS and the Plastic Surgery […]

Brazil Tightening Breast Implant Rules

Brazil is one of the major world centers for plastic surgery, but some of the country’s regulators fear that the country lacks sufficient mechanisms to ensure the safety of breast augmentation patients. According to a recent article by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Brazilian regulators are bringing new rules in place that will […]

Experimental Breast Implant Deters Cancer Cells

  What if a breast implant could deter the recurrence of breast cancer? Researchers at Brown University, who dared to ask whether nanotechnology could benefit breast reconstruction patients, have created a breast implant that may one day revolutionize the field of breast reconstruction. Their results have been published in the journal Nanotechnology. According to ScienceDaily, […]

Can Breast Augmentation Scars Be Avoided?

Despite numerous advances in breast augmentation techniques over the past several decades, it’s inevitable that plastic surgery will result in scarring somewhere on the body. Every year, over 300,000 women who make decisions about their augmentation – including implant type, size, and placement – must also decide where the knife may fall. A recent feature […]