Dec 22

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With many patients wishing to go south for the holidays, we are often asked if they can sunbathe if they have had breast augmentation surgery. Tanning salons or sunbathing will not hurt your breast implant, but it may make your scars worse. You should avoid sun exposure or wear sunscreen over your incisions. This is the best way to ensure an optimal scar.

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Dec 11

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Placement of Breast Implants

During breast augmentation surgery, the breast implants will either be placed under the chest muscle (submuscular), or on top of the muscle and under the breast gland (subglandular). Submuscular placement of breast implants may reduce the chances of your implants being felt through the skin, and help reduce the chance of scar tissue hardening around your implants. It will also make it easier to image your breast during a mammogram. However, this placement choice may mean a longer surgery and recovery time. Having subglandular breast augmentation may make your surgery shorter and reduce your recovery…

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