Nov 5

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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.

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Oct 21

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Latex Allergy and Breast Augmentation...

We recently received an e-mail from a patient who had a latex allergy, and wished to have breast augmentation surgery.  She was concerned the breast implants were made of latex.  I explained to her breast implants are made of a round or contour shaped silicone elastomer (rubber) shell.  She was relieved to hear the surgery would be  a safe procedure for her.

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Oct 14

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Recovery from Breast Augmentation...

You will likely feel tired and sore for a few days after breast augmentation surgery. You will, however, be up and around the same day. Any discomfort you have will be controlled by medication prescribed by Dr. Niessen. At your first post-op visit, your bandages will be removed and you may wear a bra.  Sutures will be removed in 7-10 days after the surgery.  It may take two weeks for the swelling in your breasts to disappear. Initially, your scars may be pink and firm. They usually soften and fade and become less conspicuous. Speak…

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Aug 19

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Restoring Breast Volume with Breast...

This patient had subglandular breast augmentation with a 375cc smooth round saline breast implant.

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Jul 27

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Breast Augmentation with Silicone...

This patient had submuscular breast augmentation with 275cc silicone gel implants.

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Jun 29

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Recovery from Breast Augmentation

We have many patients  in our office who are considering breast augmentation surgery, but are concerned about recovery time.  We tell them that they will probably feel somewhat tired and sore for several days following breast implant surgery, and their breasts may remain swollen and sensetive to physical contact for 2-3 weeks.  However, in almost all cases you will be up and walking the same day as your surgery.

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Jun 6

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Animation

Our 3d animation is complete!  When patients come for a consultation they want to know how the procedure is done.  This will allow them to see how  breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift and liposuction is performed.  It will be a great resource for them in choosing which procedure is best for them.

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May 30

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Submuscular Breast Augmentation

This patient had submuscular breast augmentation with 325cc saline implants with an inframammary incision.

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May 21

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Pre and Post-op Breast Augmentation...

This patient had submuscular breast augmentation with 375cc saline implants, with an inframammary incision.

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May 15

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Cohesive 1 Silicone Gel Implants

This patient had submuscular breast augmentation with 400cc cohesive l silicone gel implants with an inframammary incision.

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May 7

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3D Animation

Very soon we will be implementing 3D Animation for the surgical procedures Dr. Niessen offers. It will be a great way for patients to see how tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift, and liposuction procedures are actually done. Stay tuned!

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Apr 29

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Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy

Every woman is an individual, and therefore has different results whether before a pregnancy or after. Your breasts will enlarge and will go through all the usual changes associated with pregnancy. The amount of enlargement will vary from woman to woman, and the size of the breast implants will factor into this as well.

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Apr 13

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Mentor's Breast Implant Guaranty

We offer breast implants that are manufactured by Mentor Canada. Your decision to use Mentor breast implants for your breast augmentation is a personal, long-term decision. Because breast implants may not last your entire lifetime, Mentor supports your decision by strongly standing behind their Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. Should you have a problem with your breast implant, Mentor will replace it free of charge.

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Apr 6

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Saline Breast Implants

This is a patient of Dr. Niessen’s who had submuscular breast augmentation with 375cc smooth round saline breast implants using an inframammary incision.

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Mar 28

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Mammography

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.

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Mar 19

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Sunbathing with Breast Implants

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.

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