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What is DIEP flap reconstruction?

DIEP flap reconstruction is a procedure in which the breast is reconstructed with the use of a patient's own tissue. If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy, you may be wondering what your options are. A deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap is a procedure that involves...

How Can I Get My Degenerated Breast Fixed?

Hi, I am 20 years old and a single mother.</p? Since 14 my left breast has degenerated and im now left with a AA left breast cup and a D breast cup. I have gone threw years of torment and image issues, I have never felt like a girl or...

After Five Years of Smoking, I Finally Quit. Am I Still at Risk for an Upcoming Breast Lift?

Question: I currently weigh 160 pounds, and am 5' 6". I am having breast lift surgery in five weeks. As a result I have quit smoking, and am dieting to optimize my health before the surgery. I am only 28 years old, and plan to get down to 148 pounds...

Compression Bra or Sports Bra for Post Op Care?

Question: I had a breast lift - but not implants. Can I wear a regular sports bra as part of my post op care, or do I need to purchase a compression bra? Answer: You can simply wear a regular sports bra, and do not need to endure the expense...

Why Would You Opt for a Saline Overfill Over a Larger Size Implant?

Question:I have saline implants and have noticed a trend with the group of ladies I see who have the same opting for the overfilled implants instead of just opting for a larger size implant altogether. Doesn't this increase the risk of rupturing? Answer:The only purpose for overfilling saline implants to...

Why Won’t My Implants Drop?

Question: I had breast implants approximately nine weeks ago and am very happy with the size of my new breasts. However, I made it very clear to my plastic surgeon that I did not want the "fake" look of a high upper slope, and am becoming increasingly concerned that they...

Do Implants Need Replaced Every Ten Years?

Question:I had my current implants inserted 14 years ago, and have recently developed a painful rash under my left breast. In addition, I feel air pockets, which is a strange feeling. One surgeon told me that implants need to be replaced every ten years. Another surgeon told me they never...

Does One Leaking Implant Mean a Completely New Surgery for Both Breasts?

Question: I had breast implants inserted eleven years ago, and one feels really soft, almost jelly like. If just the one is leaking, should I have them both replaced? They are older, and could probably use an update. Is the surgery as extensive as it was over a decade ago?...

What is the Total Recovery Time for Breast Implants?

Question:I am seriously considering breast augmentation surgery and am opting for a very natural look and would rather no one know about my procedure. I am a physical education teacher and would like to schedule the surgery over a school break or holiday, so I do not have to take...

Are My Saline Implants Disintegrating? Help!

Question: I have several questions, and in an effort to not freak out, I will try and ask them in bullet form to receive clear answers. First, my implants are saline, and were added in 1995. I am now 54. I recently had a mammogram and was told that my...

Do Breast Implants Actually Expire?

Question: I recently had a mammogram, and while discussing my implants with the technician she informed me that they have an expiration date. Is this true? Will my implants "expire"? Answer:Good question. The truth is that all implants have an expiration date, including hip or knee replacements, and breast implants....

Sloshing and Gurgling Normal After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Question: I underwent breast augmentation surgery approximately three weeks ago. Yesterday I was massaging my right breast when I heard an alarming sloshing and gurgling sound that sent me into a panic. Is this normal? Answer: What you are describing sounds like seroma. In some cases, when the amount is...