Westlake Plastic Surgery Blog

Do I Need To Wear A Bra After Breast Augmentation?

I am often asked, “When can I stop wearing a bra after breast augmentation?” or “How long do I need to wear a bra after breast augmentation?” The answer to this question is very simple: it is essential that all breast implant patients wear a bra day and night for the rest of their lives! Evidently, there is much confusion and misunderstanding because patients are shocked when I tell them of the need for constant bra use.  Patients have told me […]

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woman doing a breast examination to look for a lump after breast augmentation

I Have Breast Implants And I Noticed A Lump In My Breast – What Do I Do?

I Can Feel a Lump in My Breast Implant. What Do I Do? When you have implants, you should still perform monthly self-examinations. If you notice a new lump, mass or pain, what are you supposed to do? Most women would be concerned about a problem with their implants or the possibility of cancer. After furiously searching on the internet for information about a breast lump after implants, a concern can turn into worry and high anxiety, even though most […]

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illustration showing three stages of a mini tummy tuck

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Discover the Benefits of Mini Abdominoplasty As the mini tummy tuck rises in popularity, many women are curious about this procedure. What is a mini tummy tuck? How much does it cost? Can you get a mini tummy tuck after pregnancy? What is the difference between a mini tuck and a full tummy tuck? And what is the recovery time until you can go back to work or daily activities? Everyone is familiar with the tummy tuck, the popular term […]

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breast augmentation patient asking a doctor how long do implants last

How Long Do Implants Last?

The Truth about How Long Breast Implants Last Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed. It is popular because there is a high demand for larger, shapelier breasts. The results are generally well accepted even if the procedure is imperfect. Many people may not know that all breast implants eventually “give out” or “act up” and need to be replaced. “How long do implants last?” is one of the most common questions we get from […]

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what does a nose job cost? many factors go into the price

What Does A Nose Job Cost?

Rhinoplasty – popularly known as a nose job – has come a long way from being within reach of only the rich and famous. The price for entry is now “reasonable” compared to the early days of cosmetic plastic surgery, and the results are of higher quality. In my experience, the most common question regarding the surgery is “What does a nose job cost?” I get this question all the time at my Austin plastic surgery center, and the question […]

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photograph of a parrot beak to demonstrate the shape of a parrot beak nose, or pollybeak deformity

What Is A Parrot Beak Nose?

How do you fix a Pollybeak Deformity? Noses come in all shapes and sizes. A nose job / rhinoplasty is a procedure to change the shape of the nose when it is too large, asymmetrical, or not shaped well. A poorly shaped nose is a source of anxiety and embarrassment that sits in the middle of your face. When a person’s nose has a large dorsal hump and low tip, we call this a pollybeak deformity, also known as “parrot […]

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