Breast Augmentation Tips

Breast Augmentation Tips

There are some things to consider when seeing a doctor for a breast augmentation: saline vs. silicone implants, round vs. anatomical implants, breast implant sizes, location of incision, and over or under the muscle. Dr. Xiaoti Xu, Plastic Surgeon, Mia Aesthetics with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says the natural breast has a teardrop shape. “If […]

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Types of Breast Reconstruction

Types of Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Rafael Gottenger, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains for breast reconstruction doctors used to place the implant under the muscle, but now they have evolved and they do it above the muscle. “There’s less pain and they recover faster,” he says. About the implants, he explains an expander is used when a […]

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Risks of Breast Reconstruction

Risks of Breast Reconstruction

An implant reconstruction is a longer procedure, because sometimes it can take four to six hours and it’s a longer recovery time overall. For an implant reconstruction a foreign body is obviously used, thus increasing the risk of having a scar, says Dr. Xiaoti Xu, Plastic Surgeon with West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “The most important […]

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Recovering from a Breast Implant

Recovering from a Breast Implant

Is it painful after a breast augmentation surgery? Dr. Daniel Careaga, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains how patients describe that discomfort and what they feel in the chest area. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: . . Follow us on social media: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: . . Listen to our Podcast: SPOTIFY: […]

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The Benefits of Breast Lift

The Benefits of Breast Lift

Dr. Max Polo, Plastic Surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida, says women choose breast lift surgery, because there is a general trend towards smaller implants and even no implant at all. They prefer just restoring the shape of the breast with a lift procedure. He also explains they will spend a lot of time sizing […]

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Downsides of Breast Augmentation

Downsides of Breast Augmentation

Dr. Daniel Calva, Plastic Surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are complications that can happen from some implants, such as pain when the muscle is stretching; because of this, the nerves can be trapped; there is also animation, which means the implant moves as you are moving. He also says there could be […]

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Breast Augmentation Expectations

Breast Augmentation Expectations

Dr. Rafael Gottenger, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says companies give a 10-year lifespan for breast implants, but he recommends his patients to keep them more time if they are satisfied with the results. To match the reality with the patients’ expectations, he explains it is very important to have a consultation and […]

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Smooth vs. Textured Breast Implants

Smooth vs. Textured Breast Implants

Dr. Rafael Gottenger, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains patients can have breast implants with gel that is very smooth inside or less cohesive; they can have an in-between cohesiveness, which is harder; and they can have a cohesive gel, which is much harder. The option will depend on what the patient wants. […]

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Fat Transfer Instead of Breast Implant

Fat Transfer Instead of Breast Implant

Dr. Max Polo, Plastic Surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida, explains fat transfer involves liposuction, containing fat from the patient, from areas they consider difficult where they have contour irregularities and they desire to improve them. “Those are typically areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, so we will perform liposuction in those areas. […]

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