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While many women experience beautiful results for years after their initial breast augmentation surgery, some may need or desire a revision at some point. There are a variety of reasons for this, some of them purely cosmetic, and some are perhaps due to a complication involving the implant that may have occurred. Here are a few of the most common reasons patients at Florida Plastic Surgery Group have considered revision breast augmentation surgery: Dissatisfaction with results from a previous surgeon The desire to increase or decrease the size of the implants The desire to upgrade the implants from saline to silicone or vice-versa The desire to upgrade the implants to a newer model or different shape To address a complication… Continue Reading

Over the years, the design and manufacture of breast implants have advanced on a number of levels, giving patients more choices for breast augmentation than ever before. The longevity of breast implants depends on many factors. The average life of a breast implant is generally about ten years, and many of the most prominent developers of breast implants provide warranties for several years after they have been placed. With that in mind, some patients have had their breast implants for much longer periods. The thing to remember is: every patient is different, and there are a variety of factors that can affect the amount of time breast implants will last. Ultimately, there can never be a concrete guarantee that an… Continue Reading

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is an elective outpatient surgical procedure to elevate breasts that have become ptotic or droop over time. The most common explanations for breasts to sag or become ptotic are changes in weight, the natural aging process, pregnancy, and genetics. When the breasts droop the nipples typically will then point in a downward direction, the areola may increase in size, and often the breasts lose volume especially in the upper poles. A breast lift will reshape the breast, reposition the nipple/areola to a more central location, and recreate a tighter breast pocket. A breast augmentation mastopexy is the elective outpatient surgical process that includes a breast lift with the addition of breast implants…. Continue Reading

Breast lift with implants, medically referred to as an augmentation mastopexy, is a procedure designed to reduce inelastic skin, add volume and fullness, and give the breasts a firmer, more youthful appearance. This treatment combines breast lift and breast augmentation surgery into a single procedure, and while recovery is slightly different for everyone, there are a few general aspects of the process that will be experienced by most patients following surgery. After the breast lift with implants procedure, your breasts will be somewhat tender and there will be some swelling and bruising in the treatment areas. Our plastic surgeon will likely recommend a special bra to be worn during recovery to facilitate the healing process. Medication can alleviate discomfort while… Continue Reading

Due to factors such as the natural process of aging, heredity, weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and even simple gravity, the breasts can begin to sag and accumulate excess, inelastic skin. A breast lift is often the most ideal option to address these concerns and give the breasts a more youthful and firm appearance. With that in mind, a breast lift cannot effectively address a significant loss in breast volume or help patients who would simply like to eliminate a sagging appearance in addition to enhancing the size of their breasts. A combination breast augmentation with lift procedure can achieve both of those goals, moving the breasts to a higher position while giving them a fuller appearance. Breast lift with… Continue Reading

Breast augmentation is an elective outpatient surgery to enhance your overall breast size and is a well-tolerated surgery by most people. Recovery will always vary between patients, but on average patients are back to work in less than a week depending on physical nature of their employment. Following your surgery, you will be placed in a support/sports bra and/or an ACE wrap for downward compression with steri-strips directly over your incision. Your incision closure is with dissolvable sutures, which are underneath the skin and will not need removal. Swelling and bruising is common, but typically resolves by week 3. In the initial postoperative period, we advise against lifting greater than 10 pounds or exercise until your first appointment, which is approximately… Continue Reading

There are many breast implants on the market today, which can be overwhelming at times. Here we will break down the basic implant types to give you a better understanding of your options. Each basic implant type offers its set of pros and cons. During your consultation, we will discuss your implant options and address your anatomy, desired aesthetic appearance or feel, the amount of soft tissue coverage over the implant, and your personal preference. With all of this collected information, we can offer our professional expertise in selecting the best implant for you as this is an extremely individualized process. In this post, we will focus on the basics of each implant type including saline, silicone gel, and highly… Continue Reading

Breast augmentation, which is also referred as mammoplasty, is an elective outpatient surgery to enlarge the breast volume thereby increasing the overall breast size. Typically the breast size is altered with breast implants, which are filled with saline, silicone gel, or highly cohesive silicone gel. Breast implants are available in multiple shapes, sizes, and may be placed beneath or above the pectoralis muscle. Another breast augmentation alternative is “auto-augmentation”, which is an excellent option for those who would like to use their own tissue to increase the size of their breast. This process is referred to as autologous fat grafting, is best for those that desire a modest breast enhancement and may be coupled with a standard breast augmentation. Auto-augmentation… Continue Reading