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How to Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures and has a very high satisfaction rate. The breast capsule is a normal biological reaction to the breast implant, and it occurs with all breast implants. It is important to distinguish between normal capsule formation, which causes no problems, and problematic capsule formation, […]

Do I Need to Do Breast Massage After Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation goals include having soft and supple breasts after surgery. After breast augmentation, some surgeons recommend breast massage to help keep the breasts soft and supple. The breast massage is employed to help prevent and/or treat problematic “capsule” formation. Any smooth, non-reactive surface in the body—like a heart pacemaker—causes “capsule” formation. The “capsule” is […]

What Is the Recovery Period Following Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction Recovery

Breast reduction is one of the most commonly performed procedures by plastic surgeons. Patients seek breast reduction for many reasons, including neck and back pain, physical activity limitations, difficulty in finding clothing that fits, and psychological factors. In addition to the aforementioned, there are many other reasons patients seek breast reduction. A wide age range […]

How to Care for Eyelid Swelling After Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery, also known as eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. Blepharoplasty typically involves correction of excess muscle, fat, and skin. In some circumstances, eyelid surgery also involves the correction of fascia and ligaments of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty is commonly done on the upper and lower eyelids. There is some […]

What’s the Difference Between a Full and a Mini Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a term that describes a procedure that contours the abdomen. There are many different variations of the tummy tuck that are commonly performed by plastic surgeons. One way that tummy tucks can be categorized is as a “full” abdominoplasty or as a “mini” abdominoplasty. When discussing tummy tuck with patients they […]

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes fat “only” (adipose tissue) through very small incisions by placing a negative pressure (suction) on a cannula (tube). The procedure first became widely performed in the United States thirty years ago and is still very popular for treatment of areas of diet- and exercise-resistant fat. The advantage […]

What Happens During Your Plastic Surgery Consultation?

The formal plastic surgery experience begins with the in-person consultation. The formal plastic surgery consultation accomplishes several prerequisites before performing any plastic surgery procedure. The first and most important is the professional relationship between the plastic surgeon and the patient. This relationship is of primary importance because the physician-patient relationship is the basis of open […]

What Size Breast Implants Should I Get?

Breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts. In many patients, it also improves the shape of the breasts. The foremost question that patients ask regarding breast augmentation is “what size breast implants should I get”? Choosing a breast implant size can be very confusing. Patients frequently have a general idea of what size implants […]

How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon in 15 Steps

Choosing a healthcare provider, in this case a plastic surgeon, can be a daunting challenge. There are a number of “checkboxes” that may be considered when choosing this type of physician, each weighted differently depending on the patient’s situation. Support Patient support is very high on the list of considerations when choosing a plastic surgeon. […]

Can I Have More Than One Plastic Surgery Procedure at a Time?

Plastic surgery patients frequently ask if it is possible to get more than one procedure at the same time. Although not stated directly, patients are essentially asking if it is safe to get more than one procedure at the same time. In general, the answer is yes, a patient can get more than one procedure […]