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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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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants, like all products, have a lifespan. They age slowly, and as they get older, the risk of an implant-related complication gets bigger. The exact time at which they should be considered “too old,” however, is not an exact science. This can lead to significant confusion when patients try to figure out whether or

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The Ballerina Breast

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and few elements define the female form as they do. They attract, they feed, and they change. In the years that I have been focusing on cosmetic breast surgery, I have come to reinforce my long-held belief that shape is a lot more important than size when it

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