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Breast surgery generate questions that result in anxiety before, during and after plastic surgery. At ReNova Plastic surgery of Pittsburgh, we believe that answering those questions improve the state of mind of our patients, favoring successful outcomes.

Please find questions related to Breast surgery including: Breast augmentation; Breast implants; Breast implants revision; Breast Lift. Dr. Clavijo answered them with his systematic approach. Analyzing the problem, identifying possible reasons for them, and proposing advice that may help solving the issues.

Be aware that the accuracy of the answers may be limited due to the lack of physical examination, not being the surgeon of the case, and not being part of the decision making of the cases.  

Breast Augmentation - Questions and Answers

What would cause swelling in the breast After upper body exercise?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Upper body work out is... READ MORE

Post lipo and breast augmentation: I’m hungry as can be!

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Hunger after surgery is a normal part of the... READ MORE

Can people who have autoimmune rheumatological complications undergo plastic surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There is not a specific complication for autoimmune diseases and plastic surgery.... READ MORE

18 days post op, my breast look too close together and the left one appears more square. (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The square look to your breast is possibly... READ MORE

Over or under the muscle?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually breast augmentation is requested by patients with small breast and minimal... READ MORE

How can I ENCOURAGE capsular contracture to even out breasts? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In ,principle you do... READ MORE

350cc 8 days post op pain after strapping removed, is this normal? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with... READ MORE

Are 410cc moderate profile round silicone implants considered big?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with your case without a physical... READ MORE

Is it normal to be extremely bloated and my sides be sore the day after my breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with... READ MORE

Options for correcting my asymmetrical (maybe tubular and ptotic) breasts? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with your case without a physical... READ MORE

How long after my myomectomy should I proceed with breast augmentation/breast implant surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The main concern of gynecological surgery is the increase of bacteria in the blood... READ MORE

One week postop BA no sensation (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with... READ MORE

What is considered lifting heavy post breast lift and augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Every surgeon has different restrictions. In my... READ MORE

I had ankle surgery after my BA -- can using my elbows to maneuver yourself around cause issues?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with... READ MORE

Breast feeding after BA?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I usually recommend 6 weeks for back to normal activities. However, you can go back ... READ MORE

My right breast is a lot bigger and has less cc’s. Shouldn’t it be smaller?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with your case without a physical... READ MORE

Surgery symptom? Is it possible for an implant to cause itchy nipple 2.5 years after surgery? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with your case without a physical... READ MORE

Is it possible to obtain more cleavage? Why did I get such a big space between my chest after BA? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The space is simply... READ MORE

Marijuana use before and after breast augmentation? Advice?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Smoking of any kind, increases the risks for infections and wound healing. There... READ MORE

I am looking at having a breast augmentation. I am wanting to improve slightly saggy breasts, after 2 children.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Strenuous exercise  after breast augmentantion under the muscle is c... READ MORE

5 months PO breast implants. Is this visible indentation when I lift my arms normal or fixable? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think you had a very nice result. What you... READ MORE

Noticed something like an air bubble at the edge of my left breast implant . What could this be?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say that the problem is, without a proper physical examination or... READ MORE

Wonky breasts 5 weeks post op. Will this get better or will they always be like this? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The asymmetry of your nipples seems to be a... READ MORE

I sometime have a pain - like a strain - on my left side (my heart, neck and back) it comes and go - 7 years post-op.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A thorough physical exam is needed to better guide you in your concerns.  Finally, ... READ MORE

Does a copper IUD need to be removed before BA?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I do not usually ask my patients to remove their IUD prior to breast augmentation. ... READ MORE

I have a lump after softening of my silicone implant. Did it break?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, it's difficult to better determine what is going on with your breast... READ MORE

Has anyone used the Crisalix simulation? It doesn't seem accurate. (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to determine the accuracy of a system that extrapolates 2... READ MORE

I have two very small black spots on my nipple following my breast augmentation. I'd like a second opinion (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to explain the reasons for your... READ MORE

Do my breasts sit lower than average? Can I achieve a nice and full look? What is my best method of doing so? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lets start by saying that you have beautiful proportion to your breast. Sizing and... READ MORE

How long do I have to wait to do crossfit/bootcamp after getting breast augmentation?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If the implant is placed below the muscle, my recommendation and the implant company... READ MORE

Can you internally tear your breast pocket 2 months after surgery from pulling something down? What could the consequences be?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. She short answer is... If you do not see... READ MORE

4 days post op, just curious if my nipples are looking OK so far? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your photos, I do not see necrosis.... READ MORE

Almost 4 weeks post BA, why do my incisions look as if they have a rash? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Infection is definitively in the list of... READ MORE

Transumbilical vs transaxilliary: which implant will be better?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. TUBA is a creative way for Breast scar-less augmentation. However, only saline filled... READ MORE

Breast lower and flatter looking than other - 2 months post-op. (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Implant not usually descend at the same time. A... READ MORE

1 day post-op and I'm afraid my silicon implants are too small. (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Cup sizes are the black box of breast... READ MORE

Why are my nipples pointing down and why do I have so much upper pole fullness. 4 months post-op. (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There is a tendency to having high ridding ... READ MORE

First time sitting up each morning hurts, post breast augmentation with lift, when will this pain go away?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The night has a tendency to be more painful due... READ MORE

1 month post BA op. Is different healing speed normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. some times the variant anatomy accounts for the... READ MORE

Unsure what cup size to go for. Booked for 4th September. Wanting C or D cup. How can I decide?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Please forget about cup sizes. it is the most unreliable way to determine breast... READ MORE

Intense back pain 7 weeks post op breast augmentation

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Difficult to say without thorough examination. Sometimes the weight of the implants... READ MORE

How much does it cost to get a breast augmentation and is there a way that I can get financial assistance for it?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The best way to figure out the prices in your area is using real self. Unfortunately,... READ MORE

Swimming after breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Everybody has different protocols after breast... READ MORE

8 days post op. Is this normal healing? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to assess the level of separation on the picture.  Finally, make ... READ MORE

Can I vape without any nicotine before a breast enlargement?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There is no literature addressing this topic in relation to cosmetic surgery. Vaping... READ MORE

Why is my breast enlargement scars so red? (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The color of your scars is part of the normal... READ MORE

How to correct asymmetry? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think that the breast shape is overall pleasing. the areola is the main issue.... READ MORE

Will my nipple asymmetry correct over time? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case, I think... READ MORE

Can someone pls tell me what's wrong with my implants? 18 months post-op. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are suffering from... READ MORE

How long after BA until you can resume sexual activity?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Gentle touch should be fine. However, be away... READ MORE

Why do I still have the rolls under my bra Iine? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The excess fat and... READ MORE

Is pain classified as medically necessary plastic surgery?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

3 weeks post-op for a breast augmentation, will my breasts soften? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Once the implant accommodates to the new pocket, the tightness should improve... READ MORE

I have no children. How long after BA can I have one?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Any time after your augmentation, you should be fine. The only concern is the change... READ MORE

Will I ever be able to have perky breasts with cleavage? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Cleavage is the result of various factors: 1. breast volume: something that... READ MORE

My breast incision. Is this normal? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure.the scar is red due to the healing process. with time the redness should become better. follow up with your doctor ... READ MORE

Breast Infection; what do I do? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After all this... READ MORE

Showering after Breast augmentation?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.In my practice I let my patients shower 1 week after surgery. water and soap are good... READ MORE

Wanting breast augmentation best before or after children?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If you are planning on pregnancy some time soon, let you body do the natural... READ MORE

I went from a 32A put in 400cc moderate plus implants. I am now a 32ddd , how is that possible ? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lets start by saying that you got a... READ MORE

Is it normal for there to be active bleeding after the surgeon removed the surgical tape from my areolas? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Bleeding is expected. scab forms around the... READ MORE

Why is my left breast still bigger than my right after maxopexy? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I agree that there are subtle differences between your breast however, pe... READ MORE

Anyone have experal with their BA?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Exparal is a costly but effective medication that delivers numbing for 72 hrs.... READ MORE

Can exercise help my breast look more formed? When I'm on my back it looks like withered lettuce. Need my 36A back. (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The quick answer is No. Exercise only improves muscle tone. the breast is a... READ MORE

Am I at risk of symmastia? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lets start by saying that you had a great... READ MORE

Is it normal for an implant on one side to have dropped and the other side to still be up high, 4 days post op?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is totally normal to have differences between the pace of implant... READ MORE

What would be the best course of action to help my breast appearance? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A breast lift with augmentation may be the best option for your case. It will... READ MORE

Will my implants ever drop? 6 months post op

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After 6 months... READ MORE

2 weeks after BA. What do you think about my breasts? I see it is too high and nipples are too low (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is definitively too early to say anything... READ MORE

Passive sex after breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, pressure on your implants and... READ MORE

36 yr old Mom. Would like to be 32C the perfect round C & currently a 32 small B. How many CC's? Looking to get Silicone (photo)

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Breast augmentation is a great option ... READ MORE

What's the best way to disguise my broad shoulders?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Depending on the reason for your broad shoulders (bony structure, muscle or extra... READ MORE

Should I take any "rest days" prior to my surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Fitness is a good adjuvant to fast recovery after surgery. however, overworking the... READ MORE

Chance of infection higher in hospital for breast augmentation?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is difficult to say if the facility or the surgeon are responsible for the... READ MORE

Am I too thin for a breast augmentation? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You seem a great candidate for breast augmentation. to prevent implant rippling or a... READ MORE

Is it realistic to ask for a transdermal pain management patch for a breast augmentation without a lift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Breast augmentation is a very well tolerated procedure. It is described as muscle... READ MORE

How could you correct these breasts? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.you will be a good candidate for a breast lift. you also have some excess superior... READ MORE

Will breasts even themselves out? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In theory, the... READ MORE

How long will it take for my breasts implants to become soft and have movement?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The natural move or feel of your breast is... READ MORE

How many cc's are lost going under the muscle ? And how much a difference between 350 and 375 hp?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Biology can not be compared with engineering. The usual size difference between... READ MORE

Why is it taking so long to drop? I'm 2 months ans they seem the same as they were. Even my left is slightly bigger... (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is difficult to say why your implants are not... READ MORE

I decided on 450cc Allergan Style 20 round. However, I was thinking is this to big for my body frame?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The measurements are a guide, but only inperson evaluations and the surgery will... READ MORE

Is suntanning harmful to your incision scars after BA? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sun tanning will favor pigmentation of the scars making them more noticeable. Avoid it... READ MORE

Funding for tuberous breast correction. Any options? Vancouver BC canada

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I do not know the regulations in Canada. In the states, a tuberous breast is not a... READ MORE

When will the chest tightness go away? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It seems that your breast on the right (left on... READ MORE

Will breast aug make me look fatter 5'4 150 pounds (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.If anything the breast implants will disguise your tummy making it look smaller. It is... READ MORE

How much and how long the recovery? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. there are obvious... READ MORE

BA 4 days post op , are my implants to high? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The implants seem normal for just 4 days after your surgery. Gravity will always bring... READ MORE

Breast argumentation and lift causing sharp electric shock like pains through out nipple into breast and underneath. Suggestion?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.the pain may be related to stretch of the nerves due to the implant. time should be... READ MORE

Blue veins are very noticeable after BA. Will they go away?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The veins might be... READ MORE

Will permanent stitches correct bottoming out?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes. permanent... READ MORE

What did I do wrong? Right boob (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your... READ MORE

I would like to know how long should I take off work if I work in the auto industry?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The usual time is 2 to 3 weeks. The heavy lifting has to be limited to 5-10 lbs for... READ MORE

4 months post op and breasts have a slanted look to them. Am I bottoming out? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The slanted shape might be related to insufficient release to the lower inner portion... READ MORE

I have small breasts that didn't grow/( one cup growth) since I was 15 years old. 20 now. What can be done to enhance it?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Breast size is related to your genetic information, your weight and your hormones... READ MORE

Are my nipples healing normally? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.it is difficult to determine the end point of your procedure without knowing the... READ MORE

How long do I have to wait before I can have breast augmentation after breast feeding?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The defining parameter is milk production. If you have not produce milk for 1 or  2 ... READ MORE

9 days post op, small amount if fluid leaking around incision. Is this normal? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes some fluid is normal from the incision if... READ MORE

Why my breast look like this? What should I do if I went out of state? What should I do I don't want it to get worse? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. From your pictures it... READ MORE

Can the difference after BA in breasts appearance be cured?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The lateral... READ MORE

Infection? Will my scarring be affected?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The final scaring might... READ MORE

350cc mod+ mentor shaped, textured. Would upsizing to 475 help the gap between my breasts/fit my frame better? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The cleavage is the... READ MORE

I am one month post op ba...march24th..Is this ortho work safe?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I agree with you. I have seen a case of a patient that developed late infection on her... READ MORE

My implants seem too far apart and my nipples seem too low? Can this be fixed? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The answer is yes.... READ MORE

Day 5 into breat augmentation and starting to experience nausea just now? And tuberous results opinions (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The late nausea could be related to the narcotic medication that you are taking for... READ MORE

3 weeks since I did my BA been at my sides can that affect my final results? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You had a great result. with proper bra support... READ MORE

Does my BA incision look infected? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The incision seems ok. The redness may be an... READ MORE

Since you feel a lot of pressure when getting a BA is it worse in patients with asthma?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Breathing difficulty secondary to asthma is related to collapsed airway pathways.... READ MORE

Will there be any changes to my breasts after 5 months post op silicone breast implants?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Pictures and a... READ MORE

Do I need to worry about my infected mole?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your surgeon needs to... READ MORE

Popping feeling. Is this normal? Is it obvious if an implant moves?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.More details and a physical exam are needed to guide you better in your concerns.... READ MORE

I am scheduled to get a breast augmentation, but my Doctor is not on the American board of surgeons. Any suggestion?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The credentialing process in the US is very extensive and not everybody who started... READ MORE

How long until I no longer risk ruining my breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.after 3 months internal scarring and capsule... READ MORE

Incision open after breast augmentation. Should I worry?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems that the... READ MORE

Will my implants get bigger once they fluff and drop? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Let's start by saying that you had a great... READ MORE

Could I go bigger or not?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The placement of... READ MORE

Which procedure would be best for my small tuberous breasts with large areolas? Am I a candidate for Benelli Lift? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.A periareolar mastopexy, or Benelli lift is a good way to reduce their size. however,... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation - When is safe for me to fly short/long haul flights?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Breast augmentation its a procedure with fairly rapid recovery. Usually 2 weeks is the... READ MORE

Is there anything I can do to make my one breast that's a whole cup size smaller than the other the same size?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I'm not sure that your mom's theory is correct. However, for the balancing of a cup... READ MORE

Wearing supportive bra or a wrap after BA?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.there are many approaches to the same goal.... READ MORE

Where can I find statistics on complications of breast augmentation?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Overall breast augmentation complications range from less than 1% to 4% depending on... READ MORE

I hate my new implants and feel like even if they shrink 50% they will still be too big for me. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You had a beautiful... READ MORE

What can I do to help my left implant drop faster besides using the strap? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.downward massaging is a good way to accelerate... READ MORE

Breast aug: Local anesthesia vs general anesthesia?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.All red flags. The local anesthesia in the majority of occasions means that the doctor... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation consultation? How do I go about finding the right surgeon for me and in my area?

Thanks for sharing your question. -The most important thing is board certification in PLASTIC SURGERY.-Check reviews of your doctor. there are many... READ MORE

Will I lose my implant?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The main concern of... READ MORE

Why is my right breast squeaking or rubbing ( like 2 balloons rubbing) after 18 weeks? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your... READ MORE

When can I start some sort of scar treatment? I'm 3 weeks post op today

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.once the skin has shown signs of full healing, you should be able to start your scar... READ MORE

I'm 24 and I have lupus, is there anything I can do or should worry about before my BA scheduled for May 18th? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Lupus should not be an issue per se. the limiting factors for appropriate healing... READ MORE

Will the pocket close before the breast settle down? I have no pain only slight discomfort massaging/laying on my belly.(photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After 2 months your... READ MORE

Is this the start of capsular contraction? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question.  capsular contracture usually takes many months ... READ MORE

I had a circumareolar mastopexy aug back in Oct 2015. I have a small hole on the incision site. Is this normal?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. there are many... READ MORE

3 months post op, is this my final result? They're smaller, I know due to swelling. Was hoping they'd be rounder. (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You had a beautiful result. The scars will hide well over time. Enjoy your results. If... READ MORE

I am 5 months pregnant and had my breast enlargement 2 yrs ago (over the muscle). Any suggestion?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is difficult to tell from your description what is the source of the problem.... READ MORE

Breast Hypoplasia/Tuberous Breast Deformity (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Based on your photo you seem to have small breast, not tuberous breast. You have a... READ MORE

Breast augmentation risks?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your tension will depend on the size of the implant. Your breast will behave normally... READ MORE

Do I have herniated areolas caused by tuberous breasts? Can lower pole constriction release correct it with a BA? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You do not have tuberous breast deformity. Your nipples are prominent, and may get... READ MORE

I would want to know if it is possible to get my breasts back to where they were prior to pregnancy (DD to DDD)?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is possible to recover the former volume of your breast. In general 200cc are... READ MORE

Breast augmentation. Why do I feel this pain?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The studies have... READ MORE

2 vertical lumps under 1 breast, like veins but not blue in colour. Is this normal?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The lumps on your... READ MORE

Is face and neck swelling common after breast augmentation?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Swelling of your face... READ MORE

Pain in ribs under breast? Lactating?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The rib pain is a normal due to the approach. The milking might be a result of the... READ MORE

PRP injection to the breast and BRAVA, are they enough to have my breast overall look normal? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The Brava method is designed to increase the breast field temporalely, for the... READ MORE

What is wrong with my breasts? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I agree with your assessment. Your breast is overall very nicely shaped. I agree that... READ MORE

Did I do something wrong? Should I call my doctor?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. there are many... READ MORE

Breast augmentation risks and health concerns?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Mold infections are unlikely. there have being some concerns with a specific company's... READ MORE

How long after surgery I can hold my 9m 20lbs baby?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You should be able to hold your baby. However, you should not be lifting him like a... READ MORE

Tuberous Breast Deformity (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I do not think that you have a tuberous breast. The symptoms that you are complaining... READ MORE

28 yr old male, slim and fit body. I want to enlarge my boobs like a girl's boobs without losing my penis. Is this possible?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Breast augmentation in males is a complex process but achievable. The complexity... READ MORE

I am 29 years old, 130 lb, with no children. After my weightloss (50 lbs) my breasts are deflated and "slightly saggy" (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your breast have moderate differences between them. An implant might not be sufficient... READ MORE

16 days post-op after BA, when can I go back into the gym?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Different doctors have different protocols, that make their results predictable. Reach... READ MORE

Is it common to pass out after surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Passing out after breast augmentation may be related to the stretch of the nerves.... READ MORE

How to get rid of inflammation in scars? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems to me that... READ MORE

I have tubular breasts, would a breast augmentation with constriction release help correct it? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I do not think you have tuberous breast. however a breast augmentation will be able to... READ MORE

Can I get away with implants, or is a breast lift going to be necessary? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Unfortunately you will need to raise the nipple with a lift to obtain a more pleasing... READ MORE

I'm 5"10 and 154lbs with an athletic build. I want to go between 600cc-700cc. Would that be too big for me? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The size of the implant will depend on the base width of your breast. Also on the... READ MORE

Too small and too squared shaped? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is too early to... READ MORE

I'm 1 wk post op. I worked and pain grew through the day so I left early to rest. By day 6 my rt breast was in pain. Why?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. From your description... READ MORE

I'm 11 days post op and my implants are too big. When is the best time to downsize? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. you may need to wait... READ MORE

I am 23. My breasts are the same as when I was 15. It decreases my confidence. What could be the reason? I am underweight too

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Breast augmentation seems to be a good solution to your problem. Your breast might... READ MORE

I had BA on 14/01/16. My results are not what I expected. I thought I was a 32B, told my PS I had never got measured.

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Bra sizes do not... READ MORE

Itchy breast 3 days post-op. Is it safe to apply organic coconut oil?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The timing will be determine by your surgeon. My... READ MORE

Is under muscle BA more recommended? (Photo)

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. Very good question Breast augmentation BELOW the muscle has the... READ MORE

Chest pain with Brava

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The controcondritis... READ MORE

What size bra to order for after augmentation?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A confortable sports bra will do the job for the first 2 weeks. I love the Knock out... READ MORE

Is dry and flaking skin normal after breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Usually the flakiness is related to the tension... READ MORE

Flash/rapid recovery and scarring?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The flash rapid technique has nothing to do with the quality of the scar that you will... READ MORE

I am trying to find out whether I have tuberous breasts or just sagging breasts. Considering surgery to correct them. (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You have saggy breast. Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a... READ MORE

Possible symmastia in the near future? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The pictures seem... READ MORE

Does my breast augmentation look normal after 6 months post op? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment.You had a very... READ MORE

Why did my breast stay small even after I gained weight?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your breast appearance. Breast size is related to weight gain or loss if the breast content is fatty.... READ MORE

Fibroadenoma and breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. In my opinion... READ MORE

Bubble of skin under breasts, 2 months post surgery

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without a photo is... READ MORE

I am getting BA in two weeks. Any tips on preparing for after surgery?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. Besides the icing, taking it easy, improving protein intake, and... READ MORE

Can someone tell me what this indentation/depression is or caused by? (photos)

Based on your limited picture and description, it seems that the lateral pocket is expanding, resulting in emptiness on the inner area. Correction of... READ MORE

Do I have tuberous breasts? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern.You do not have the typical findings of tuberous breast. best. READ MORE

When can I lift and carry around my 11 kilo baby post breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure.The usual recomendation is 4-6 weeks. however, if you do not do free lifting, you can make it happen earlier.Just... READ MORE

How much time I have to wait after initial surgery to have implants reduction ?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The differences... READ MORE

How "up" will they go? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Your nipple location seems adequate to have a great result with the... READ MORE

I'm curious as to what's making my boobs firmer than most and how I can make them softer? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case many... READ MORE

Breast augmentation. Need information as soon as possible please. Any suggestions?

Please make sure that your surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon.Saving cost on anesthesia, may result in unprecise results that will require... READ MORE

I drank 4 glasses of white white 3 days before surgery. Is it safe?

Thank you for your question.The glasses of wine are unlikely to do anything to your surgical results. Make sure your surgeon is aware. best luck READ MORE

One of my breasts came down/drop. I'm wondering why this happened ?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Malposition may be... READ MORE

What can I do when I'm unhappy with my implants?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your implants will... READ MORE

Any suggestions on incision scars after Breast augmentation? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. From the picture is difficult to assess the... READ MORE

Infection? Need some aftercare advice. (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The black portion of your scar seems to be... READ MORE

700 HP silicone gel implant, what bra size will I be after? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Be careful with the selection of big implants. If your measurement is... READ MORE

I know this 19 girl gotten breast silicone injections. Now she is having major eyes problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Silicone injections can generate blindness with apply to the face area.... READ MORE

Are stretch marks and extreme nerve pain normal for Breast augmentation? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Stretch marks is... READ MORE

How can I get rid of my stretch marks on my breasts? I just had surgery 2 months ago (saline implants)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Stretch marks is... READ MORE

Is there anything that can be done to make my areolas looks the same and my breast more symmetrical? (phtoos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The asymmetries... READ MORE

Is my scar normal? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question.Your suture line seem bunched up. this is a desirable technique to have thin resulting scars.It will take time but it... READ MORE

Is the size too small? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your breasts look... READ MORE

Round vs tear drop? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The more natural look will be given by a shaped implant. The round implants will... READ MORE

My right breast is more swollen than the left. 13 days post breast augmentation. Is this normal? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I agree that the... READ MORE

Which profile would best suit me?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The more natural look will be given by a shaped implant. The round implants will... READ MORE

Bruise appear 1 day after Breast Augmentation post op? Is it normal? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question.Totally normal. the bruising is not significant, but possibly secondary to the pocket creation.Make sure to follow up... READ MORE

BL(lollipop)/BA 520 cc's Silicone HP under the muscle; 2 weeks out & there is SIGNIFICANT size difference. Suggestions? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The differences... READ MORE

12 days post-op Breast augmentation, my bandages where removed and was advised to use neosporin for 2 weeks. Will this be ok?

Congratulations on your procedure. Thanks for sharing your question. Ointments in general create a protective layer that allows the raw tissues to... READ MORE

4 weeks post op, I'm leaking under my breast. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The description of... READ MORE

Do I need an uplift or could I just have implants? (photos)

Congratulations on your new baby and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The need for the lift depends on the... READ MORE

How many cc's would it take to go to a DD?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. As a rule of thumb, between 150 to 200... READ MORE

How long after pregnancy/nursing should I wait to have a breast lift and fat transfer procedure?

Congratulations on your pregnancy and thanks for sharing your question The best time for your lift is 2-3 months after you have stopped breast... READ MORE

Do my breasts look where they need to be 3 weeks post op? And why are my nipples not even? (photos)

I'am sorry you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The breast implant... READ MORE

Any suggestions for scar discoloration? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, 5... READ MORE

Looking for opinions on implant size. Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Your surgeon is correct by saying that bigger implants have more issues... READ MORE

3 months post op, my breasts looks higher. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. When one of the... READ MORE

6 weeks post op, I'm bottoming out. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is too early to... READ MORE

I feel like my implants are bottoming out. Does it appear that they have slightly bottomed out? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In you current stage, the implants are in... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation- Is there such thing as a payment plan?

Thanks for your question.I remember those days when I came to this country and I did not have a credit record.Everything seemed impossible to do.Not... READ MORE

I'm getting my BA September 29th and wondering if they'll be okay by April for my wedding?! Thanks! (photos)

Congratulations on your wedding. The dress looks beautiful and you will look stunning with your surgery.The short answer to your question is that your... READ MORE

Does breast enhancement creams work on saline implants?

Thank you for your interesting question.Saline implants are cheaper, however their feel is inferior to silicone implants. They also have the risk of... READ MORE

Can my nipples be pierced? Will I be able to keep my piercing in if I decide to get a breast augmentation? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.Yes, you can pierce your nipples with your tuberous deformity.When considering the breast augmentation the important thing... READ MORE

I'm 2 weeks post op. My breasts are so sensitive to the touch, even silk or the shower water all over, not just my nipples

Dear Bonnie,I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing these symptoms after your procedure.To answer your question:There is some literature that... READ MORE

Do breast enhancement creams work?

This is a common question among patients. Although appealing, non invasive treatments are most of the times less, or non effective, in the short, nor... READ MORE

Is it normal one breast to hurt more than the other on 3rd day of breast augumentation on top of the muscle?

Dear Ivana, I am sorry that you are going through these issues with your surgery.Some times bleeding might increase pain as it irritate the tissues.... READ MORE

Could I have ruptured my incision inside after my breast augmentation? (Photo)

Dear Becky,I am sorry that you are having some issues after your heavy lifting.The pulling that you felt, might be a stitch that got undone.At this... READ MORE

After consulting a PS, I was told that a circumaerola lift with implants would be best for my breasts. Thoughts? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.To answer your question:There is an old teaching in plastic surgery, that depending on where your nipples are related to... READ MORE

BA in 3 days. Should I go under or over? (Photo)

Dear Kayla,I guess that your surgery is tomorrow. I am sorry that you are still wondering if the technique is going to fulfill your expectations.Were... READ MORE

I am 8 days post op. How to get rid of bruising under my silicone implants? (photos)

There are 2 natural medications that I have used for my patients undergoing facial surgeries (rhinoplasty; blepharoplasty) which are well known to... READ MORE

Breast Implants - Questions and Answers

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Breast Implants Cost Near Pittsburgh, PA The typical cost for Breast ... READ MORE

How Long is Breast Implants Recovery Time?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The answer depends on the level of physical activity that you need to do at your... READ MORE

6 days post-op. The outer side of one breast is firm is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to pin point to the cause of... READ MORE

3 weeks post-op - will my breast drop more? (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You had a great result. The implant seems to be... READ MORE

Will I require a peri-areolar lift with 600cc silicone implants? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your description it is highly likely that a lift is not required. However... READ MORE

Grade 1 ptosis. Do I need a lift? Saline or silicone? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Let's start by saying that there is not such a thing as a perfect breast. No body... READ MORE

When do you stop worrying about capsular contracture? I'm 6 weeks post BA.

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The short answer is never. This is a condition... READ MORE

Am I a suitable candidate for implants? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The main concerns for mal-nourishment is healing the wounds. Performing a lift and... READ MORE

250cc ok for 5’9 128lbs? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, bra cup sizes change from one company to another. This makes the cup... READ MORE

Are my implants too saggy and should there be a gap between the chest wall and implant? 10 months post op. (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your photos a taken from a low point on your... READ MORE

Is this type of Bruising normal? I’m 5 days Post Op.. Silicone, Under the Muscle. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Bruising may be a... READ MORE

I’m 36 B I want a natural look but worry about flipping, will 375 high profile under half muscle be okay? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Shaped implants have become a new option to obtain natural looking breast. However,... READ MORE

Going away on vacation 5 days after Breast Augmentation - yes or no?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Traveling after surgery is NOT necessarily a big NO, NO. Every surgery is ... READ MORE

What is going on with my breast? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are presenting... READ MORE

I had large breast implants placed above the muscle and now wondering if I can change pocket to under muscle?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Changing pockets from on top of the muscle to below the muscle is a good way to... READ MORE

Will my mothers stage 4 breast cancer effect me having a boob job?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Stage 4 breast cancer is a serious condition. Some questions to evaluate the ... READ MORE

My right breast keeps coming out of the pocket, what do I do? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The displacement of... READ MORE

I need help choosing an implant size (also having tummy tuck/lipo) any suggestions?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to determine how big your new breast cup will be with an implant... READ MORE

What implants and type of lift would you suggest? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I do agree that a big implant is not always the best strategy to ease the type ... READ MORE

What shape is best when starting with AA?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think that the shape of your implant matters only if they are placed on top of ... READ MORE

Are symmastia treatment and sternal skin tenting (no muscle release) treatment the same? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I agree with you. You do not have synmastia.... READ MORE

Can the spaces created by expanders ever be modified if the implant results in flat "man boobs?"

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is happening with your case without a physical... READ MORE

16 months post-op: will nerve pain remain if I have capsulectomy? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

Feeling pressure when I bend 4 1/2 months after augmentation?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say... READ MORE

I got 325ccs under the muscle high-profile silicone. What cup size will I be with my new implants?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say the cup size because the various companies have different... READ MORE

Smooth vs textured?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. My preference is to use smooth implants. Textured implants were supposed to prevent... READ MORE

Will my boobs get smaller over time after breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The implant that you chose for surgery is a big... READ MORE

Swelling in breast 14 months post op

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say... READ MORE

Why don't you have women in the age group 65-75 for breast implants?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I totally agree with you. This age group is misrepresented in the majority of sites... READ MORE

How long should I have tape over my incision site? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. My best recommendation is to contact your surgeon on how to handle the wound. There... READ MORE

What kind of implant would you suggest? I am 5'9", 127lbs, 32" below breast, bwd 14 and currently 34A. (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Deciding on implant size is more complex that just a number. You need to consider... READ MORE

MRI to check Silicone implants, how often should I get one in Australia?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The FDA recommendation is to start at year 3 after the augmentation and then every... READ MORE

Normal look or not so : week 5 210cc anatomical implants submuscular. (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The healing of your tissues seemed ok from the... READ MORE

Im 5ft 6 and quite slim. I’m currently 32B, wanting to be a 32DD. My dr recommended between 250-350cc what would you suggest?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Bra sizes do not matter. At the end the look that you saw when you were doing your... READ MORE

Why is my right breast high even after two weeks? Is this normal? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. High ridding implants this early after your surgery is normal.  Finally, make s... READ MORE

Will my implants drop more or look more natural on time? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Despite having your implants in a nice... READ MORE

Squishy and unusual sensations 3 days after surgery? 550 HP round gel implants

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. What you feel is possibly antibiotic solution... READ MORE

Can I still breastfeed? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The short answer is yes. The tubes connected to your breast glands should still be... READ MORE

Is pain associated with implant leaking after breast cancer?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to determine the source of the problem without a physical examination... READ MORE

Round or teardrop implants? I have tubular shaped breasts. (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I do not think you have tubular breast. The natural look that you are looking for... READ MORE

Am I bottoming out or have a double bubble? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are many concerns that unfortunately can only be answered by your surgeon.... READ MORE

what can lighten stretch marks that are forming after getting breast implants? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to assess you current condition with your photos. A physical exam is... READ MORE

Which breast implant is best for me. How many cc will you consider for someone my height and weight? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I usually tell my patients breast sizes do not matter. The main reason is that ... READ MORE

Surgical mesh vs. alloderm for breast implants?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Alloderm or other... READ MORE

Why are my breast so asymmetric? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. This early after... READ MORE

Stretch marks after operation. Will they go away? Should I get a cream or leave them alone? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In my experience, usually stretch marks get... READ MORE

Lumps under my breasts? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to diagnose without a physical examination. fluid, implant or air are... READ MORE

It's been 14 years since my implants. My nipples have been itching for about 5 years. It drives me crazy. What causes this?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Difficult to say if the implants are the source of the problem.  Finally, make ... READ MORE

Swelling and bruises from surgical bra? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Ti seems that you have normal bruising after... READ MORE

I have two slight tears on my nipples. Bleeding for about 4 days, should I be worried? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. you might be reacting... READ MORE

It's been 23 days since my breast augmentation. One nipple is sitting higher than the other. Should I be concerned? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I will start by saying that you had a great... READ MORE

I've noticed my breasts have been sagging and the size is noticeably different. What would be best for my situation? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Breast implant and periareolar lift should be able to address the shape and... READ MORE

Can I wear a tank top to bed 10 days after breast augmentation?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. This is a question better to be made to your surgeon. personally, I like to keep... READ MORE

375 smooth round high profile, 2 weeks post op, breasts too wide apart? Suggestions to close gap? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If the implant is under the muscle, your... READ MORE

Has my left implant bottomed out? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Difficult to say without proper physical examination. Ideally the nipple should be... READ MORE

Is there a bra that protects your implants from excessive pressure in sports like grappling/BJJ?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. My favorite is the Knockout bra from victoria secrets. it keeps the pocket and... READ MORE

How does the body react to silicone implants? Is “implant illness” a real thing?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Implant illness is a vague concept. there is a 1 in a million association to... READ MORE

Are silicone implants used in other parts of the body for organs or medical purpose?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes, silicone is used in multiple devices safely. foley cathethers, cardiac... READ MORE

Implant rotation or something else? (photos)

I'm sorry you are having concerns about your surgery. thanks for sharing your pictures and question.Lets start by saying that is too soon to determine... READ MORE

Weird feeling in breast when I run, what is it?

Thanks for sharing your question.the sloshing is fluid with in the implant pocket. if the breast are similar in size, just keep an eye on it. if there... READ MORE

Why do I have a crease in my breast after implants? Double bubble?

Thanks for sharing your question.Based on your description, you seem to have a double bobble. If only noticeable when elevating your arms just leave... READ MORE

My left 35 year old breast implant is suddenly hard and very swollen and sore, should they be replaced?

Thanks for sharing your question.After 35 yr, these old implants need to come out. You may undergo replacement vs a lift.Please consult with a board... READ MORE

Should I cancel surgery? The surgeon is pushy about doing a lift too. I'm 28 and want to wait until after pregnancy (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Plastic surgery is like a marriage. First impressions and cordial... READ MORE

Is there still a chance my seroma can still be drained and not have to have surgery? Around how much would draining be? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If you do not... READ MORE

What cup size will 325cc silicone get me?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. As a rule of thumb, between 150... READ MORE

2.5 weeks post op BA, implants goes up and down. Should I be worried or is it too soon?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Both symptoms are normal. The implants try... READ MORE

Do BA change the appearance of your nipples/areola? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In some occasions the areolas change with... READ MORE

Breast Implant Financing?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are multiple financing entities that may overlook your current credit... READ MORE

My surgeon has suggested 610cc smooth HP under the muscle. I'm concerned that being smooth they might bottom out?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In general the bottoming out of implants is related to the weight of them.... READ MORE

Will I get more of my desired results the longer after I've healed? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The shape of your breast is very nice. The... READ MORE

I'm 5'11", 180 after losing 150lbs. I want proportion to my wide shoulders. What type/size implant would you recommend? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The combination of breast augmentation with a lift is independent of... READ MORE

Wanting to know everything I can possibly do to prevent encapsulation (3 days post BA)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lets start by saying that independently of... READ MORE

Is it risky downsizing from 260cc round silicone implants to smaller anatomicals?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your doctor is 100% accurate. One of the pitfalls of anatomical implants is the risk... READ MORE

Do I need a breast lift? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The breast implant will definitively going to... READ MORE

When can I start chest stretches after a breast augmentation?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. When placing a breast implant below the muscle,... READ MORE

Should I be concerned about this rash? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your... READ MORE

What is causing this hole on my incision line? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The sutures used... READ MORE

After having surgery for a skin condition, will I be a candidate for breast implants?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammation of... READ MORE

Weight gain/ healing (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Do NOT worry. The... READ MORE

I can see the where my old crease and lowered crease meet. Is this normal? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Why does my implant feel like it's popping out of place?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Many things can... READ MORE

Patient w/ large breast. Is it better to go over or under muscle? What size on already large breast to keep it natural? (Photo)

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. Very good question Breast augmentation BELOW the muscle has the... READ MORE

Shape concerns: rectangular / blocky / breast tissue sagging? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and great photos. I can appreciate your concern and... READ MORE

Will 457cc increase my cup size? Is it too big?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. As a rule of thumb, between 150 to 200... READ MORE

What surgery do you recommend? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. In your case a full removal of the capsule,... READ MORE

If I suffer from staph infection easily, would it be a problem if I got breast implants ?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You have to start by defining the type of bacteria that favors your recurrent... READ MORE

I think I might have pulled a muscle, have I ruined my surgery?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After doing... READ MORE

What's the size and profile of implant whose BWD is 14cm and ribcage is 27? (Photo)

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The breast with is relevant for the... READ MORE

I'm 16. Can I get breast implants? I've sagging breasts and I've big self esteem problems. I have my parents' permission

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your appearance. It is great that your parents understand and support your decisions. At age 16 you... READ MORE

Will my submuscular implant drop? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The breast implant will definitively going to... READ MORE

Breast Implants Revision - Questions and Answers

I had breast explant/implant 11 days ago with hematoma surgery 10 days ago.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The risk of infection is unlikely, if your wounds are covered. Make sure that you... READ MORE

Can this be fixed with a larger implant and sutures to hold implant up? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say... READ MORE

Are my complications related to lack of skill? Do I need to search for a new surgeon? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say... READ MORE

BA 1 year ago. Left 300cc and right 325cc, under muscle. Revision done 3 months ago on left, tissue adjustment. (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say... READ MORE

4.5 months post op nipples uneven do I need a revision? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Nipple asymmetry is... READ MORE

What kind of implant should I upgrade to? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think that the goal that you are aiming for, is unlikely to be obtained. The ... READ MORE

Can my discomfort from my left breast implant be from the implant not being cut deep enough in my chest muscle?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say... READ MORE

Is my augmentation uneven? Is it normal for my nipples to be uneven? I thought they were supposed to be aligned. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without your... READ MORE

Why are breasts different shaped 6 weeks after BA? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

Am I needing to go under the knife again? My breast augmentation doesn't look right! (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The wrinkles that you... READ MORE

Reimplanting 6 months post explant, should I expect problems?

I am sorry you had issues with your implants. Also, congratulations on your future procedure, and thank you for your question. If you are fully... READ MORE

Different sized implant- is augmentation pricier ?

Congratulations on your future procedure, and thank you for your question. All implants cost the same despite the size. The price difference is... READ MORE

Looking to downsize and exchange breast implants. Any suggestions? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure, and thank you for your question. Lets start by saying that you have a beautiful result. I agree that high... READ MORE

Crackling, bubbling, gurgling noises- post 30 min revision silicone implants to release inner right pec muscle, Nervous (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The noises are just air and fluid that might... READ MORE

Clear liquid discharged from nipple. Is this normal?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The nipple... READ MORE

Do I need a breast augmentation revision? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. At this point,... READ MORE

I had surgery for ruptured silicone implant almost 3 months ago. New implants were placed. pain & hard horizontal lump. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Very unhappy with breast revision results. Where do I go from here? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. At this point,... READ MORE

Do I have symmastia? And if so, is my condition bad? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your cleavage... READ MORE

Breast got bigger almost 1 month after initial surgery. Any idea what could cause this? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The most... READ MORE

I had breast implants done "saline" but im not to happy I want to change them its been three years already what can I do?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Truly, you can... READ MORE

Breast Lift - Questions and Answers

What is this vein around my areola? Can I have a lift? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The vein is simply a superficial outflow of blood from your breast. It... READ MORE

Will it be ok to have a breast lift? I had a breast reduction in 2004.

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Doing a breast lift after a reduction is a... READ MORE

How to pick a surgeon?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. You have asked a very important question. Start with credentials: Is... READ MORE

What type of lift is needed and how much could it cost? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Your case can be approach in two ways... READ MORE

Breast Lift with implants

Is this normal looking for 13 weeks post lollipop lift and implants?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your implants are high... READ MORE

Are my breasts sagging already 1 month after breast lift with implants? (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Overall I think you had a nice result with your... READ MORE

I had breast lift with small implants under the muscle in September 2014. I developed a nasty raised scar? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems that you have keloid scarring. You will need re-excision for improvement,... READ MORE

Left breast flat on left side and pointing outwards after lift with implants. 3 weeks post op, is this my end result? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I do not think the left side will change more... READ MORE

How much narrower can I go with an implant when BWD is 14-15 cm and am doing an anchor lift? Most surgeons subtract 1 cm (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The short answer to you is not based on diameter, but on the final volume that you... READ MORE

Can I wear a padded bra for an event? I'm 2 weeks post-op

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After 2 weeks I ask my patients to use... READ MORE

3 days post-op breast lift with augmentation; when will my breast start looking normal? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You will be seeing your final results 2-3 months... READ MORE

How long does it take for the incision pain to go away post breast lift with aug? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Most of the time localized pain can be... READ MORE

Possible stitch abcess. Do you think I need it drained?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your surgeon is... READ MORE

Breast lift with an implant, horrible stabbing pain and burning pain underneath my left armpit (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having Issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After almost a... READ MORE

What should I expect for nipple sensation after a breast lift (anchor) and implants?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are studies that have demonstrated 15% chance of permanent nipple sensation... READ MORE

I have hepatitis c and I smoke. Will I be turned away because of this? I start on chantix tomorrow to quit smoking (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The answers below: what do you think... READ MORE

Is my areola tissue/nipple dead? What can I expect to happen next? Can anything be done to make me look normal again? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Breast implants... READ MORE

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