Category Archives: Breast Enhancement

3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant Approved for U.S. Market

Until recently, only two silicone-gel breast implants have passed through the extensive and rigorous FDA approval process for use in the United States. <Earlier this month, however, pharmaceutical giants Allergan and Mentor were joined by Sientra, a company based in Santa Barbara, California, which manufactures breast implants. The device has been approved for breast augmentation […]

New Study Surveys the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery, a procedure that corrects overly large breasts, is often employed as a means of aesthetic improvement. However, many people don’t know that the surgery can also provide a wealth of physical and psychological benefits to women. A study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which involved a survey of […]

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 […]

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 […]