Gummy Bear Implants: The Pros and Cons of Cohesive Gel Implants

Gummy bear implants promise to give breast augmentation patients a more natural look with fewer complications. Form-stable implants, also known as gummy bear or teardrop-shaped implants, are a compelling option for women seeking a low-risk breast augmentation technique, with a wide range of natural-looking shapes and sizes to choose from. Here are the pros and cons of … Read more

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Saline vs Silicone Breast Implants: Pros, Cons, Safety, and Cost

Most surgeons use silicone breast implants, which provide a more natural look and feel than saline implants. Saline implants are sometimes perceived as being safer, although exhaustive studies have validated the safety and reliability of modern silicone implants. On average, silicone implants cost twice as much as saline implants. Saline or silicone? It’s one of the … Read more

Capsular Contracture

Capsular Contracture After Breast Implants: Symptoms, Treatments, & Prevention

Capsular contracture can happen at any time, even years after surgery. There are many non-surgical methods for treating capsular contracture, but not all of them are effective. Surgery may be necessary to remove scar tissue. What is capsular contracture? Whenever there is a foreign object inside of your body — a breast implant or pacemaker, … Read more

drop and fluff

Drop and Fluff: A Breast Augmentation Recovery Timeline

Since every patient is different, understanding the drop and fluff process is an important part of breast augmentation recovery. “Drop and fluff.” It may sound like something out of a pillow care guide, but it refers to a process breast implants go through after breast enhancement. As the breast skin stretches and the muscles relax, … Read more

Fat Transfer

Fat Grafting (Fat Transfer): Different Procedures, Risks, and Benefits

What is fat grafting? Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injection, is a relatively new procedure that’s catching on fast. And for good reason – it’s safe, effective, versatile, has a short recovery time, and produces natural-looking results. It’s also part of an exciting new field in medical research dedicated to stem cells’ regenerative properties. … Read more

Uneven Breasts

Breast Asymmetry (Uneven Breasts): Causes, Diagnosis, and Correction Surgery

Symmetry is something of a myth when it comes to breast size. All breasts, including those that are symmetrical, fluctuate in size during ovulation, pregnancy, and menstruation. Surgical options for uneven breasts include fat transfer, mastopexy, and breast implant surgery. Maybe one of your breasts appears perkier than the other, or perhaps one sags a … Read more

Breast Augmentation Recovery Stages

Breast Augmentation Recovery Stages: What to Expect, Week by Week

This issue is brought to you by BeautyFix Medspa Before undergoing breast augmentation, it’s important to know that the procedure itself is only the start. The surgical procedure is relatively straightforward, but full recovery does take several weeks. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis by a qualified plastic surgeon, but requires … Read more

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation: The Natural Boob Job

Since 2006, breast augmentation has been the nation’s most popular cosmetic procedure year after year. Over 290,000 patients choose to have their breasts enhanced through surgery last year alone, according to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The same statistics also show an increase in the popularity of fat grafting, a … Read more

Tuberous Breasts

Tubular Breasts: Causes, Diagnosis, and Surgery

Tuberous breast deformity is a medical condition where the breasts appear underdeveloped and tubular in shape. Research is still emerging about the etiology of tuberous breast deformity. At present, the condition is often overlooked or undiagnosed in sufferers. Specialized breast augmentation surgery and mastopexy can dramatically improve the aesthetic appearance of tuberous breasts. What are … Read more

breast implant removal

Breast Implant Removal: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

What is breast implant removal surgery? Breast implant removal or explant surgery, is a procedure to remove old, damaged or unwanted breast implants. The procedure is common, with nearly 20 percent of women who receive breast implants having them removed within 8 to 10 years. According to data from the American Society Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about … Read more