Plastic surgery procedures for Breasts including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction.

How long after breast augmentation can you drive?

The day of your breast augmentation, we require someone to drive you home. But if you are wondering how long after breast augmentation you can drive, most people are driving within a week. The reason we recommend that you wait at least a week after breast augmentation to drive is mainly a safety issue.  The patient would need to be off pain medicine, of course, and have the ability to move the arms and turn around as needed.  My patient are able to get their arms comfortably over their heads by two days and are generally off pain medicine at that time. [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:38:33+00:00April 29th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures|

Where can I find free plastic surgery?

It can be difficult to find free plastic surgery.  Most insurance plans do not cover any types of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery. Some universities and training programs may offer discounted fees for this type of surgery. Sometimes, plastic surgeons will even offer their services as pro bono for individuals, but this is usually to the discretion of the surgeon performing the procedure. There is a site I know of called that allows people to have money donated for their procedure, but that would be up to the individual to decide if they would like to go that route.  There are also [...]

What are the procedures for a breast reduction?

There are various procedures for performing a breast reduction.  The goal of all of these procedures is to reduce breast volume while at the same time improving the overall shape and "lifting" the breast.  The most common technique is called the inferior pedicle technique which leaves the nipple-areolar complex attached to breast tissue underneath.  Rarely would it be necessary to remove the nipple and then replace it. Many women choose to have a breast reduction after pregnancy or weight gain, among other reasons, due to the fact that their large breast may not only be painful but pose as a [...]

By |2016-01-19T23:34:29+00:00April 26th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures|

Will I gain weight after breast augmentation?

During consults, I have been asked this question many times, "Will I gain weight after breast augmentation?"  and in general my answer is,  "The only weight gain should be the weight of the implants." After the placement of an average size breast implant, the weight gain should be about a pound or a little more per implant. Nothing catastrophic. There will be a little extra weight gained from the initial swelling but that should go away with time. By: Dr. David N. Csikai, M.D.

By |2016-01-19T23:35:19+00:00April 25th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures|

Why Do People Struggle When Deciding on Having Plastic Surgery?

So, why do people struggle when deciding on having plastic surgery? Well, I think that people struggle for a number of reasons. One could be the feeling or guilt of doing something totally for themselves rather than others.  Many women neglect themselves while raising their families and only after the children are grown up do they take time for themselves. Another reason for struggling with the decision of plastic surgery is of course is financial. Either people don't want to finance their plastic surgery or they just can't afford it completely. A third reason that is very common is that so [...]

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.

By |2016-01-19T23:48:38+00:00February 19th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures, Common Plastic Surgery Questions|

What is a breast lift?

It's not uncommon to wonder what is a breast lift. Especially when their are so many breast-related plastic surgery procedures out there. A mastopexy or breast lift surgery refers to a group of elective surgical operations designed to lift or change the shape of a person's breasts. Mastopexymay involve repositioning the areola and nipple, as well as lifting the breast tissue and removing skin.

By |2017-04-05T17:38:33+00:00February 17th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures|

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 [...]

By |2016-01-19T23:51:10+00:00February 15th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures, Common Plastic Surgery Questions|

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.

By |2016-01-19T23:51:48+00:00February 13th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures, Common Plastic Surgery Questions|

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 [...]

By |2016-01-20T00:10:42+00:00January 10th, 2011|Categories: Breast Surgery Procedures, Common Plastic Surgery Questions|
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