Category: Breast Implants
Will My Implants Affect Breastfeeding?
March 23, dlm_admin
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…Read more
What’s the Difference Between Breast Augmentation And Breast Implants?
October 29, dlm_admin
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…Read more
The Truth About Breast Implants: Which Feel More Natural?
February 12, dlm_admin
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….Read more
Can Breast Implants Cause Cancer?
October 14, dlm_admin
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…Read more
Breast Augmentation 101
November 6, dlm_admin
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…Read more
Breast Implants: Over or Under the Muscle?
November 6, dlm_admin
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…Read more