Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) Articles

If you are going to be fitted with a breast implant, there are several important items of information you should have for your personal records prior to your surgery.

Breast Augmentation is the most frequently performed plastic surgery on women in the U.S. today. Over 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation every year, with the popularity of the procedure ever increasing, especially amongst female body-builders.

Brenda Dickson is a 34 year-old mother from Dallas, Texas. After having twins she didn't look the same as she used to. She had loose skin around her abdomen, lost some of the shape in breasts, and just didn't feel as attractive as she once was. So like many women in her situation, she considered cosmetic surgery her only opportunity to regain her youthful appearance. Well, to make a long story short, mission accomplished; her surgery was a success and she has been recovering nicely. It wasn't the type of case highlighted so often on television shows, where she received such a complete makeover that friends and family could barely recognize her, nor did she suffer any kind of Frankenstein-esque disfigurement that left her embarrassed and distraught.

In the midst of the shocking news about former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair with Mildred Baena and his out-of-wedlock son, Schwarzenegger has also been found guilty of paying for his mistress’s plastic surgery makeover. According to recent news reports, Schwarzenegger shelled out the funds to pay for his housekeeper’s breast implants and lip augmentation procedure. Hollywood Life reports that he also paid for breast implants for his mistress’s adult daughter, Jackie.

A: No one is better than the other and both should look natural. The real question is, which breast implant type is best for your body. The biggest difference is the detection of a leak. Should you choose a saline implant, the leak is obvious because breast volume deflates as the body absorbs the solution. A gel implant is not absorbed by the body. In fact, there is no change to the look and feel of your breasts, should it leak. There is also no known disease caused by the gel going into your body.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Plastic surgeons can reduce breast implant re-operations in augmentation patients to 3 percent by following a new system of decision and management algorithms, according to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryR (PRS), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). At the same time, these algorithms can raise patients' safety and overall satisfaction, the study also found.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - In light of recent media coverage on the topic of teenagers seeking purely cosmetic breast enlargement, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has adopted a policy that is consistent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of saline filled breast implants for women at least 18 years old. The ASPS policy statement gives background on the controversial issue of teenage breast augmentation as well as information on patient selection, informed consent, provider qualifications and recommendations.

If you’ve been considering breast implants to increase the size of your breasts and improve your silhouette, you may not have to endure the pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. Laser enhanced breast augmentation is an innovative procedure that uses a laser to cut into the skin to reduce pain levels upon insertion of the implant, and when creating the pocket for the implant on the chest wall. It’s a unique technique for inserting silicone or saline implants, and is still undergoing testing. However, this procedure could be a valuable option for many women considering breast augmentation surgery.

An exotic dancer by the name of Chelsea Charms recently appeared on “This Morning” in Great Britain to reveal her D-cup breast implants that weigh more than 50 pounds. According to Fox News, these types of implants were developed by a U.S. plastic surgeon and banned by the Food and Drug Administration shortly after their release. The “super size” implants are made out of a material that expands after the implant has been inserted into the breast tissue. This means that the breasts continue to grow after the procedure, and can weigh several times more than their initial weight.

Gummy bear breast implants, also known as cohesive breast implants, have become a popular choice for women who want a more natural look and only want to increase their breast size by one or two cup sizes. Unlike traditional silicone implants, gummy bear implants are much firmer and tend to maintain their shape. They can give you that much more rounded appearance and add some coveted curves if you are especially flat-chested. Are these implants right for you? Here’s what you need to know: