Will my breasts still move like normal breasts? This depends on multiple factors, such as the type of breast implant you have, the placement of the implant, the way your body holds the implant and whether or not there is any degree of capsular contracture. It is possible for many women to have breast implants that are soft and move nicely, while other women have results that are firmer and with an implant more fixed in position.
Can I go to the tanning salon or sunbathe if I have implants? Tanning at salons or sun bathing will not hurt your breast implant, but it may make your scars unfavourable. You should cover your scars with sunscreen should you choose to tan until your scars have faded.
Patients often ask me if having breast implants will affect mammography. Having breast implants may make mammography more difficult. It is important that you tell your mammography technologist that you have implants prior to the procedure. Special displacement techniques and additional views may be required.
Women often ask me what is involved in having a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. I explain to them that an abdominoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. This surgery is helpful in women who, through multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. I also explain to them that they may benefit from an abdominoplasty done in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat deposits from the…
I have many friends who have had children, and once done breastfeeding, are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Over coffee, they ask me questions about breast lift surgery. I explain that a mastopexy or â€œbreast liftâ€, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As they are aware, factors such as pregnancy, breast-feeding and aging take their toll on a womanâ€™s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts will often lose their shape and firmness, and begin to sag. (more…)