Will My Implants Affect Breastfeeding?

March 23, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US every year. This procedure is often performed as part of a “mommy makeover” to restore volume to deflated breasts, but it is equally popular for young women who have never had children. For these women, a common concern is how breast implants might affect their ability…

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What’s the Difference Between Breast Augmentation And Breast Implants?

October 29, Dr. Susan MacLennan

There are so many ways to enhance, rebuild, and shape the breasts and because of that, there are a lot of terms to grapple with. Beyond simply referring to the surgery as a “boob job,” lots of other medical and technical terms that we always make sure our clients understand thoroughly before making any decisions about surgery. This includes delineating…

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The Truth About Breast Implants: Which Feel More Natural?

February 12, Dr. Susan MacLennan

There are many factors to consider when you’re planning a breast augmentation, and one question my patients often have is about the feel of breast implants. A majority of my patients prefer breast implants that feel more natural. The truth is that if you’re prioritizing a natural-feeling result, there are more factors to consider than just the type of implant….

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Can Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

October 14, Dr. Susan MacLennan

You may have heard recent media reports about textured breast implants and an uncommon form of cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is not a breast cancer, but rather a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. ALCL is found in scar tissue or fluid around the implant, not in the breast tissue itself. These findings…

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Look for These Things in Before and After Breast Augmentation Pictures

July 15, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, then you are probably wondering about the process. You’ll want to make sure that the surgeon has undergone the proper training and has excellent credentials before you trust them with your body. In order to do so, it’s important to look at their past work to get a feel for what they offer….

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Breast Augmentation 101

November 6, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast augmentation is one of the fastest-growing and most popular procedures I do at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, so here’s a primer on breast augmentation to get you started. There are 4 primary decisions to make when planning a great breast augmentation: Implant size Implant type Incision location Implant pocket- under vs over the muscle Size This is the big…

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Breast Implants: Over or Under the Muscle?

November 6, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Now that you’ve decided to have breast augmentation, you may be wondering how to decide about implant placement. Will you implant go over or under the muscle? Here, I’ll talk about the pros and cons of each approach and help you understand the terminology.   Under the Muscle Placement The pectoralis major muscle is the large, triangular muscle in the…

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