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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 […]

My Friend Told Me That…: Identifying Reliable Medical and Plastic Surgery Resources

Patients frequently seek general information regarding plastic surgery procedures prior to seeking formal consultation. There are many sources for information about plastic surgery procedures. Probably the most commonly accessed source is websites of plastic surgeons. Qualified plastic surgeons have extensive information on websites to assist patients seeking information on procedures. Because every patient is unique, […]

Should PIP Silicone Breast Implants Be Replaced?

The PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse), a type of breast implants, were manufactured by a French company for approximately 20 years (1991 through 2010). The company was liquidated in 2010. Approximately 2 million pairs of silicone PIP breast implants were manufactured. The silicone PIP implants were exported to Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, […]

How Much Time Do I Need to Recover from Plastic Surgery: Part 2

There is no hard-set rule for recovery for any plastic surgery procedure. Recovery instructions are customized for each patient based on many factors, all of which are discussed before surgery. So, recovery time will vary from patient to patient. In addition to minimizing discomfort, there are other reasons that a measured recovery is important. Early […]

How Much Time Will I Need to Recover from Plastic Surgery?

Patients frequently ask about the time needed for recovery after plastic surgery. Fitting a plastic surgery procedure into a busy schedule can be a challenge. Recovery is a very broad term that means different things to different people, depending upon the patient’s vocation and life situation. Because patients’ needs for recovery after plastic surgery is […]

What Cost Considerations Are There When Choosing Silicone Breast Implants?

There is one additional breast screening recommendation by the FDA for patients with silicone breast implants. At the date of this blog entry, the FDA recommends MRI screening every 2 years for patients with silicone gel breast implants. The purpose for getting an MRI every 2 years is to detect implant shell rupture. Detection of […]

Can the Shape of My Nose Be Changed with Rhinoplasty?

The rhinoplasty procedure has improved dramatically in the last thirty years. Modern rhinoplasty techniques make outcomes more predictable and allow many changes in nasal anatomy that were difficult to achieve with older techniques. Rhinoplasty planning has also improved over the last thirty years. Many factors are taken into consideration when planning a rhinoplasty in addition […]

Breasts Are Sisters, Not Twins

Breast asymmetry is a common concern expressed by patients seeking aesthetic breast surgery. Breast asymmetry is the rule rather than the exception, meaning virtually all patients have clearly visible differences. Minor breast asymmetry is considered normal anatomic variation in most patients. Patients frequently voice concern that their clothes do not fit well as a result […]