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New study examines breast augmentation trends

Inframammary incision, submuscular implant placement become more common Surgical trends in cosmetic breast augmentation using implants have changed over time, according to a study in the December 2023 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study included data on 31,700 breast augmentation cases Continue Reading

Resuming Exercise Soon After Breast Augmentation Found to Boost Satisfaction

Engaging in exercise shortly after breast augmentation surgery did not increase complications or compromise scar quality in a study reported in the January 2022 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In fact, the study found that patients who resumed exercise after only 1 week reported a Continue Reading

Breast Patients Found to Benefit from Asymmetry Surgery

No two breasts are alike. Nearly all women have breasts that are slightly different from each other. However, some women have more marked differences in the size, shape or position even after breast development is complete, leading to negative effects on their self-image and emotional well-being. For young women with severe breast asymmetry, surgery to Continue Reading

Age Alone Doesn’t Increase Breast Reconstruction Complications

Breast reconstruction using a “free flap” technique is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women who opt for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Although the risk of some complications Continue Reading

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Set for Oct. 18

Close the loop on breast cancer Research has shown that not all women are made aware of their options for breast reconstruction at the time of their breast cancer diagnosis. To promote awareness of breast reconstruction options, the 6th annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or “BRA Day,” is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, with the aim Continue Reading

Get Your Body Ready for Summer

Winter and early spring can be the ideal season for cosmetic surgery Popular New Years’ resolutions for 2015 include losing weight, eating healthier and getting into better shape. However, some things can be harder to change than others. Skin on the face or body that has begun to sag, stubborn fat deposits and breasts that have Continue Reading