Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) Articles

If the state of the economy has caused you to postpone plastic surgery until things improve, you may want to explore some low-cost alternatives of some of today’s popular procedures. From facelifts to breast implants, consumers are getting smart about their surgery by choosing procedures that offer similar results for a fraction of the price.

Did you know teenagers and even children can have crow's-feet? Fortunately, however, the signs of aging don't really begin to kick in until our forties. Then it's only human nature to become preoccupied with that middle-aged spread, those wrinkles and jowls. We also start noticing our peers may look older - or younger - than we do.

Over the past year Dr. Donald Kress, a practicing plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C., has performed breast augmentations on about 160 women using a silicone implant. Now I know what you're thinking, "weren't silicone implants banned in the U.S. years ago because they were too dangerous?" Actually, the implant that Dr. Kress uses is called a cohesive gel implant or "gummy bear" implant, manufactured by Rio de Janeiro based Silimed, a new type of implant that is currently under FDA trial in America.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Reality TV shows are creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic surgery and may attribute to the growth in procedures, however, these shows have not caused a rampant increase. The number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures performed – a growth rate steady with that of the U.S. economy, according to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). New five-year trending data shows cosmetic procedures are up 24 percent from 2000, reports the ASPS.

When you are preparing for a breast augmentation you need to be aware of the complications that could occur. You may be able to avoid some by proper planning or at least be better equipped to deal with problems if they do come up. You may even be able to identify a complication early and address it before it becomes too serious.

Are you considering getting breast implants? If you are, then one of the biggest decisions you and your surgeon are going to have to make is whether to have the implants placed above the muscle (subglandular) or below the muscle (submuscular). Not sure what the differences are or which one is right for you? This article will help you understand the benefits of each and when they should be used so that you will be able to ask the right questions during consultation to help you get the results you want.

Nearly 350,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2007 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual report, and breast augmentation continues to be the top choice in all cosmetic surgery options. While breast implants and breast enhancement surgery have become the procedures of choice for many women, some are skipping surgery entirely and reaching for a pill instead.

If you’re not ready to sport that swimsuit because of unsightly cellulite, extra hair or sagging skin, there are several ways to treat the problem before temperatures start to climb.

Thousands of women pursue breast augmentation procedures each year to improve their body image, enhance their figure and achieve their ideal chest size. The initial consultation with a plastic surgeon provides a realistic perspective on what to expect from breast implants and breast augmentation, and choosing the right size is a part of this process.

Dr. Ramtin Kassir, a top plastic surgeon will be featured as a guest on The Doctors TV show this week for the segment, “Get Red Carpet Ready from the Inside Out”, featuring a woman who has had so much plastic surgery, that she now feels unrecognizable.
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