I had another epiphany recently when I was speaking with a patient of mine on whom I had performed a Austin breast augmentation years ago. She enjoyed impressive results and had been pleased with her investment. She made the comment that they were “just breasts,” as if everyone had breasts like hers or that breasts simply weren’t a big deal in terms of their importance or significance. From my experiences, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In my world, […]
It’s hard to prepare yourself for what it will feel like after a breast augmentation. In most cases these implants are placed beneath the muscle and the expansion of the muscle and tissues results in changes that are fairly common amongst patients. I recently asked all of my breast implant patients to describe what they felt during the first week after their procedure, consolidated in the list below. Pain. This is universal but can range from mild to pretty bad. […]
Implant removal and breast lift in Austin. What you can learn from Dr. Caridi of Westlake Plastic Surgery.
Millions of women all over the world have enjoyed the benefits of breast implants. Although they are not perfect, complications are few and manageable. For various reasons, some women may choose to have their breast implants removed. Depending on the quality of their tissue, they may or may not benefit from a breast lift procedure to tighten the breast and move the nipple-areola to a more youthful position. This is not easy to determine even for more seasoned plastic surgeons. […]
A breast augmentation alone on a perfectly shaped breast is a straight-forward procedure offered by most plastic surgeons and, unfortunately, some unqualified folks as well. Just because the procedure is common does not mean you should let your guard down when it comes to evaluating your surgeon. In fact, you should be even more vigilant. Those who are skilled and artful always obtain better results. Do you simply want a breast implant placed behind your breast tissue, or do you […]
It has been 10 years since the inception of the Austin Gynecomastia Center and what a ride it has been. After taking on my first few cases, I quickly realized that Gynecomastia was much more complex than it seemed. Not only did the surgical procedure require meticulous technique, but the patients also usually carried scars, both physical and mental, from the burden of gynecomastia that we understand poorly. A thousand cases later, I have concluded that I offer AGC patients […]
Breast implant size and likelihood of complications are directly related: the larger the implants, the greater the chances of experiencing a host of complications like implant rippling, stretching of the skin, bottoming out, “uniboob”, asymmetries and many others. Based on extensive personal experience with breast enhancements, my rule of thumb is that any implant larger than 350cc is considered a larger implant. There are a number of considerations that can help your surgeon decide what is best for you—the size […]