Jan 26

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On Thursday, we had a previous breast augmentation patient in our office. With the cold weather upon us, she was planning a trip down south. She was concerned about flying and scuba diving with breast implants. We explained to her that many women scuba dive and fly in airplanes with breast implants. There may be a slight expansion and contraction of the shell with changes in pressure. With gel implants, as with saline implants, you may feel or hear fluid sounds (gurgling). This should correct itself within 24-48 hours.

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Jan 20

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Breast Implant surfaces

We had a patient in our office for a consultation on Thursday who wished to obtain more information about breast implant surfaces. We explained that breast implant shells have a smooth or textured surface. Textured breast implants were originally designed to help reduce the chance of capsular contracture, which is the formation of scar tissue around the implant. However, clinical studies involving large numbers of women using Mentor implants show no difference in the liklihood of developing capsular contracture with textured implants compared to smooth surfaced implants. Also, textured implants may be more palpable (more…

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Jan 10

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Incisions and Breast Augmentation...

To permit the smallest possible incision, breast implants are typically inserted empty and then filled with saline. You may discuss with Dr. Niessen the pros and cons for the specific incision site recommended for you. There are two common incision sites: around the nipple (periareolar) and within the breast fold (inframammary). When having periareolar breast augmentation, the incision is most concealed, but it is associated with a higher inability to successfully breast-feed, as compared to an inframammary incision. When having breast augmentation with an inframammary incision, it is less concealed, but will cause less…

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Dec 21

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Recovery after 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, I explain they will be up and moving around the same day.   You should be able to go back to work in a few days, depending on the level of activity required for your job.

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Nov 10

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Can I still breast-feed after having...

Many women with breast implants have successfully breast fed their babies. Current studies indicate that women with breast implants , either silicone or saline implants, do not have any higher levels of silicone in their breast milk than women without breast implants. Breast implants can, however, interfere with the ability of some women to breast-feed. The peri-areola incision site is more likey to affect this ability.

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Nov 8

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What will happen to my breast implants...

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 implants will factor into this as well.

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Nov 2

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What types of cohesive gel implants...

Many of our female patients considering breast augmentation surgery want information about the types of cohesive gel implants Dr. Niessen offers. He offers a variety of textures, sizes and shapes to provide you the greatest flexibility toward achieving breast enhancement goals. The breast implants Dr. Niessen offers are cohesive polymers, not liquid. Although soft and fluid feeling, they act as a unit. They hold together uniformly, while retaining the natural ‘give’ that resembles actual breast tissue. Dr. Niessen offers three degrees of cohesive gel implants: Cohesive I, the softest feeling gel Cohesive II, slightly…

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Oct 28

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Are all breast implants created equal?

Generally speaking, all saline implants are made of a silicone shell with a filling valve, for the injection of the saline solution during your surgery. To better meet each woman’s individual needs, breast implants come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Round breast implants are round in design. They enhance breast size, and may produce a more rounded appearance to the upper portion of the breast. Anatomical or shaped breast implants are designed to reflect the slope of the breast. Because of its upper area gently sloping downward and outward, the shaped…

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Oct 25

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Are breast implants guaranteed?

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 an implant, Mentor will replace the breast implant for you at no cost.

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Oct 25

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When having breast augmentation...

Breast Augmentation offers a unique opportunity to scientifically “customize” the shape of the breast rather than just bra sizw. You may want to wear an outfit that reveals more cleavage, change your wardrobe style or simply create the proper ballance between your breasts and hips. The larger you wish your cup size, the larger the breast implant Dr. Niessen would consider. Dr. Niessen offers a variety of textures, sizes, and shapes to provide you the greastest flexibility toward acheiving breast enhancement goals. Dr. Niessen will also evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine whether you…

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Oct 5

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What is an ideal weight for breast...

Some patients wonder if they should be at an ideal weight before having breast augmentation surgery. We tell them they should be close to their ideal weight. A significant loss of weight after receiving breast implants could alter the results in a manner that is not satisfactory to them. There could be some ptosis or drooping and a reduction in size as the patient loses breast volume. A significant gain in weight could cause an increase in breast size.

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Oct 5

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Breast Implant Location

We receive many questions about placement of implants from our patients. When a patient has breast augmentation surgery, the breast implant can either be placed partially under the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular) or on top of the muscle and under the breast gland (subglandular). (more…)

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