I’ve used Sientra breast implants almost exclusively for the past several years because I’ve felt they were better than the competition. (I’ve used Mentor or Allergan when I needed saline implants as Sientra doesn’t make saline breast implants, or when I needed sizes larger than what Sientra makes). There is now data that supports my opinion, and shows that Sientra’s breast implant rupture and capsular contracture rates are the lowest in the industry. As testament to...Read More
Maybe you’ve heard of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. It’s getting more attention, and was even on the front page of the New York Times in May. I was at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons last month and got the latest on this rare cancer associated with certain textured breast implants. I put a page on my website which highlights what is currently known about BIA-ALCL. Should you be concerned? Check out the page (with links to...Read More
Motherhood brings an unimaginable amount of joy, the experience of unconditional love and is by far one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. Unfortunately, most women don’t love the toll that pregnancy and breastfeeding has on their bodies. While a healthy lifestyle is essential, many women find that despite eating healthy and working out, it can be difficult to get their pre-baby bodies back.
The “Mommy Makeover” refers to a combination of surgeries that help to...Read More
Stop putting it off, make it your New Year’s resolution… If you (or someones you know) have breast implants from the early 90’s, 80’s, or (yikes!) the 70’s, you need to get them replaced. It seems like lately I have had a run of patients with those old second generation implants, and each patient has had one or both of their implants ruptured when I’ve gone in to replace them. No surprise to me, but the patients sometimes seems shocked. One patient mentioned that an MRI done a year ago showed a...Read More
Getting breast implants can have a major impact on your overall appearance. By meeting with a plastic surgeon, you can find out if breast augmentation surgery is right for you and discuss all of the variables and options that are connected with it. By getting all of this information, you can make the best informed decisions with regard to your overall health, wellness, and appearance.
One topic that comes up a lot during the consultation process is whether or not large breast implants are an ideal...Read More
Breast augmentation is a popular and effective procedure for women who want to improve the size and shape of their bust, but how big is too big? For some women, a substantial increase in breast size is desirable and, due to their body type, poses little risk. For other women, a modest upgrade can hold numerous advantages, both medically and cosmetically.
When considering the details of your potential augmentation, it is worth considering how the size of your implants will affect your overall...Read More
Wound healing is a complex process that takes time. A surgical scar is the visible part of the scar tissue that results after the skin incision (wound) heals. This is the type of healing that is of most concern to patients – the visible scar. As I have discussed in a previous blog post (here), there is no such thing as scar-less surgery, and plastic surgeons can only minimize and mitigate scarring, not eliminate it.
One of the enemies of a nice scar is tension. Tension is the body’s...Read More
When seeking a breast augmentation, it can be difficult to navigate all the nuances of the procedure at first. Patients must not only consider the size of their potential implants, but also a number of other variables, each of which can significantly impact the results of their surgery. At our Santa Barbara office, we make it a point to keep our patients informed about our practices, allowing them to make the best decisions for their bodies.
Two factors involved with breast implants are an...Read More
Although pregnancy comes with certain expectations, every woman’s body will react differently to the process. The weight gain and subsequent loss can leave lasting changes to the body, many of which are undesirable. For women whose breasts have been negatively affected by pregnancy, a breast augmentation can help restore them to their previous appearance or achieve a new, improved one.
Many patients in the Santa Barbara area have benefited from our breast augmentations, and as one of our more...Read More
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed because it can enhance a woman’s bust line to produce a more feminine physique,, boost self-confidence, and improve the fit of many popular styles of clothing. While this is a procedure that is frequently performed, many patients who choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery are not aware of the many options that are available to them. Not only are there the obvious choices of the size and type of implant that will be...Read More