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 breast implants prior to the procedure. Special displacement techniques and additional views may be required.
With many patients wishing to go away for March Break, 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 to ensure an optimal scar.
Breast Augmentation surgery is normally performed using one of two common incision sites: around the nipple (periareolar), or within the breast fold (inframammary). A periareolar incision offers the benefit of being the most concealed, however, it may cause some difficulty with breast feeding. An inframammary incision is very popular because it is concealed in the skin fold below the breast.
With injection lipolysis or Lipodissolves increasing popularity, we have many patients calling the office wishing to know which areas can be treated with Lipolysis. We tell them we are able to treat: Face: double chins and jowls Body: saddlebags, inner thighs, lower buttocks, love handles, hips, upper and lower abdomen, upper arms, knees. Cellulite: Yes, it is also used to treat cellulite! Speak with Dr. Niessen to see if Lipodissolve would be right for you.