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Less Is More – The New Trend In Breast Surgery

There was a time when bigger was considered better. Hello the 80s’. Big hair, big shoulder pads, big breasts. It was a time of excess, and breast implants were relatively new on the scene. Plastic surgery was still somewhat taboo, but it was also considered the ultimate luxury item; so if you had something done,

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Downsizing – Why It Doesn’t Always Make Things Simpler

For decades now, breast implant surgery trends were “bigger is better.” Many patients received very large implants, and wore them for years before making any changes or thinking about the long-term effects. But breast implants are not lifetime devices, and many women end up having to or choosing to remove them at some point. And

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How Long Does A Breast Reduction Last?

Getting plastic surgery is a big decision, and big investment. As with any other investment, it is important to know what to expect from it, and how much return you will get. For some patients, a breast reduction will last them more of their lives, with no need to have any other procedures. For others,

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What Is The Best Time Of Year To Have Plastic Surgery?

There is a lot to consider when deciding how to time your plastic surgery. For one, the season may be important to you based on temperature alone. Holidays and travel are always a consideration, as well as activity limitations after your procedure. Childcare and home responsibilities are just as key as work demands, or the

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If I Remove My Implants, Do I Have to Replace Them?

There are many reasons why you might or need your implants removed. It could be because of a complication like capsular contracture or rupture, because of a malposition, or simply because “It’s time.” As one of my patients once said to me, “I’m just done with them.” The decision to remove breast implants is personal

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The Pre-Pec Pocket Change

For more than a decade, I have been refining my technique for breast augmentation. During that time, I have also been unique in my preference of sub-glandular implant placement. I was trained to perform the procedure by placing the implants under the muscle, but I have looked past that habit with a challenging and practical

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Symmastia Is Anything But Simple

Symmastia is the kind of word you only know if it happened to you. And this is usually not a good time. Simply put, it happens when the two breasts on your body meet in the middle, forming a uni-boob as they become one unit. Symmastia is usually the result of breast augmentation surgery, where

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Is Breast Reduction Surgery Covered By Insurance?

In the health insurance arena, there are procedures that are clearly medical, like an appendectomy, and others that are clearly cosmetic, like a facelift. Medical procedures, provided they are indicated and the patient meets criteria, are generally covered by insurance. Cosmetic procedures are considered non-medical, and they are usually not covered. Breast reduction surgery is

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