Category Archives: Breast Enhancement

6 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

After your breast augmentation surgery, you’ve probably had some time to rest at the clinic, but now it’s time to go home. What comes next? While you have a conversation with your doctor about your recovery, here are some important things to keep in mind for the weeks ahead: 1. The healing diet. Vitamin C, […]

Cosmetic Tourism Poses Serious Risks

In these tough economic times, it’s easy to understand the appeal of cosmetic tourism, but with lower prices come greater risks in clinics overseas. According to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, complications arising from botched cosmetic procedures have been on the rise in that country, with a 38 percent rise in the number of […]

A Brief Guide to Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

The transaxillary technique in breast augmentation uses an incision in the axilla. The axilla is the space beneath the shoulder through which vessels and nerves enter and leave the upper arm. It’s commonly known as the armpit. If you’re considering breast enhancement, you might think this technique is appealing because the incision (and scar) is […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2011
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Natural Breast Augmentation Techniques Revealed

A new technique in fat grafting could improve how breast augmentation procedures are performed, according to a recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The procedure, which builds upon previous successes and innovations in fat transfer for breast augmentation, involves several weeks of pre-expansion treatment with a bra-like device that uses gentle vacuum […]

Breast Augmentation and Lift Combo Procedures Produce Results

While traditionally performed separately, many plastic surgeons and patients are seeing great results with combined breast lift and augmentation procedures. Changes to the breasts can be caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and weight changes. Some women with smaller breasts may experience ptosis (sagging breasts) and want to get the entire […]

Silicone Implant Safety Findings Released by FDA

Since completing a study, the FDA has released its positive findings on silicone breast implant safety. After conducting an in-depth study of silicone implant safety, the FDA has confirmed that silicone gel implants “have a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness when used as labeled.” For consumers, this means silicone gel implant augmentations performed by […]

TODAY Show Highlights Breast Procedures

Having breast surgery can be a dramatic change for a woman, and as seen on the TODAY show’s Life Changers segment, two women who underwent breast surgeries experienced positive changes. Erica, who underwent breast augmentation for what she called her “zero” breasts, actually an A-cup, said that her silicone gel implants made her feel like […]

Cosmetic Products See a Sales Resurgence

Shoppers in San Antonio and around the country are returning to optional goods and services, like designer jewelry and cosmetic procedures as the economy begins to show signs of a rebound, according to a Wall Street Journal article. While lower-income individuals may still be shying away from “elective” spending, those whose investments are looking up […]

Breast Surgery at Forefront of Regenerative Medicine: Cytori in Wired Mag

Wired Magazine published an excellent article last week documenting the progress of Cytori Therapeutics as they develop methods for breast surgery using “adipose-derived stem cell fat grafting.” If their methods are successful, a woman could undergo breast augmentation or breast reconstruction using fat grafts and stem cells harvested from adipose tissue. That’s the hypothesis behind […]

  • Posted on: Oct 27 2010
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Nurses Uncover Informational Needs for Breast Surgery Patients

Now more than ever, breast surgery patients have a wide range of information sources to reference regarding their procedure.  From outside sources or directly from your plastic surgeon, you can learn about what to expect during surgery. However, a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses argues that information provided about post-operative […]

  • Posted on: Jun 28 2010
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