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Can You Have a Baby After a Tummy Tuck?

Many women ask if you "Can you have a baby after a tummy tuck?" and even I have had patients have babies after tummy tucks. It's not uncommon for women to have babies after tummy tucks. But I would reccommend waiting for a tummy tuck if you know that you would like another child.  The belly wall will stretch with having a baby and your result will be changed.  I have re-operated after patients have had a child to improbe their result.

Are breast implants associated with strange diseases?

Many studies have been performed to see are breast implants associated with strange diseases and out of these numerous studies they show that there is no connection between breast implants, in particular silicone breast implants, and the development of autoimmune connective tissue diseases. Millions of women have or have had breast implants and their rate of developing these diseases were no higher than those that did not have breast implants.

When Does Swelling Disappear After a Facelift?

The majority of facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, patients are concerned about when does the swelling disappear after a facelift and there is nothing wrong with being concerned of that. A lot of people can't take that much time off from work or are worried about looking back to "normal" before a certain time or event and this is perfectly normal. I tell most of my facelift patients that most of the swelling after a facelift occurs in the first week or two.  After that time period, the swelling after a facelift is a gradual decrease over time.  Usually by three months, most swelling [...]

Can breast implants rupture during mammograms?

It really depends on the type of breast implant to determine if it can rupture during a mammogram. As a professional plastic surgeon in Jacksonville, I have seen some of the older silicone gel breast implants rupture after a mammogram or trauma, however, newer breast implants, in general, should not rupture during a mammogram.  Mammograms can usually be performed without the risk of implant rupture. If you are unsure or worried if your breast implant may rupture during a mammogram, it's best to be examined by your doctor or a plastic surgeon before-hand and find out what risks you may face with [...]

How Many CC’s Equal a Cup Size in Breast Augmentation?

Wanting to know how many CCs equal a cup size in breast augmentation is a very common question among current and potential breast enlargement patients. The answer is simple: This can vary depending on a patient's build or frame size.  It can also vary depending on the type of implant used.  In my professional plastic surgery history, I find that it usually takes approximately 175 to 200 cc's to increase someone one cup size.

What is Plastic Surgery?

There are many web sites and organizations out there today that describe what is plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery. Plainly, in a nutshell, plastic surgery is a medical concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. Many patients opt for plastic surgery due to aesthetic wants or desires and some opt for plastic surgery to correct or treat deformities or scarring from accidents or other surgery.

How Long Does It Take For Implants To Drop?

Most women are eager for their implants to drop after having a breast augmentation done. The majority of our patients who get breast implants wonder how long does it take for implants to drop. In most cases breast implants should drop by about 5 to 6 weeks.  It varies from patient to patient but some individuals' implants may take longer to drop depending on muscle tightness and skin quality. Don't be nervous if your breast implants haven't dropped in that time-frame. If you are nervous and still not sure how long it will take for implants to drop, I recommend you call [...]

How Soon Can I Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

A lot of women wonder "how soon can I exercise after breast augmentation" and I tell my breast augmentation patients that it usually varies by person. I am a firm believer in early motion and stretching and recommend my breast augmentation patients do this - we do discuss this in our consults, as this varies from patient to patient.  By two days I like for my patients to be able to have their arms above their heads.  Now this doesn't mean I recommend going to the gym two days after to excersise after breast augmentation surgery, I usually recommend them to [...]

How Long Can You Keep The Same Implants In?

So, you wonder how long can you keep the same implants in after you've gotten a breast augmentation surgical procedure? I always tell my patients as long as you are happy with them and there are no signs of a ruptures you do not need to change implants.  As time goes on, with most breast implants, there will probably be a higher rate of rupture.  There has been a study showing that a lot of women have surgery on their breasts within ten years however this was for multiple reasons including change the size or type of breast implant, lifting the breast or [...]

Choosing the Right Implant Size

From the breast-enhancing exercises practiced by tween girls, to the buxom cover girls and actresses plastered all over magazines, television and the Internet, it is no wonder why so many women and men are obsessed with breast size. With that in mind, it makes sense that many women opt for breast augmentation surgery each year. But once you have decided on this plastic surgery procedure, how do you decide what size implant is best for you? Is bigger always better? These are some of the most important questions to answer when you are having breast enhancement surgery (also called augmentation [...]