Breast Augmentation (Silicone Gel Implants) Articles

Cosmetic Enhancement is not a decision to be taken lightly. When considering cosmetic enhancement, whether surgical or nonsurgical, there is no substitute for safety. Be sure to choose a skilled, well-credentialed doctor you can trust.

Everyone wants a fast recovery from their cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reductions and lifts, tummy tucks or abdominoplasties and many other. Rapid recovery from surgery can be related to the commercial about arthritis that says, “A body at rest tends to stay at rest”. This saying is taken from Newton's First Law of Motion which states that, “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it’. If you took high school physics you will remember this!

A special guest article by Brian Windle, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Kirkland, WA.

The average person is exposed to 174 newspapers full of information every day and visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text.

"I love my patients and feel they are some of the most wonderful interesting people I have ever met."

"Dr. LeBlanc is AMAZING! I am very pleased with the results of my reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy. She is very caring and compassionate; something you don't find very often in doctors today. Thank you Dr. LeBlanc for helping me get back to normal, after breast cancer. You are one in a million!" (Janet, Fort Worth, TX)

Steven S. Carp, MD, FACS, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has specialized in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery since 1993. Dr. Carp understands that plastic surgery requires a combination of skills, technique and an artistic eye; knowing each and every patient has different needs that must be understood. The combination of which presents him with an exciting and challenging career.

It can take time to find the right breast augmentation surgeon to perform your breast lift, breast augmentation procedure or breast reduction surgery. You’ll need to review the surgeon’s credentials, learn about the different services he or she offers and review breast augmentation before and after photos to gauge the surgeon’s skill level.

Different incision approaches create different type of scars, and some are easier to hide than others. With your input, your cosmetic surgeon or board-certified plastic surgeon will select your breast implant incision location. Breast implant surgeons prefer to use certain types of incision approaches based on the type of breast implants you’ve chosen and how much breast tissue manipulation will be involved. Also, certain incisions carry more risks than others.

Breast augmentation prices vary significantly by the cosmetic or plastic surgeon and by the type of breast implants you choose. When you are searching for cost of breast implants, it’s important to remember that every surgeon will quote you a different price based on their experience, the type of surgery that needs to be performed, general anesthesia fees and follow-up care involved.