Westlake Plastic Surgery Blog

breast augmentation is officially mainstream

Breast Augmentation Has Gone Mainstream

It’s hard to believe that, over the course of 50 years, the simple insertion of a bag of saline or silicone beneath the breast would become not only the most popular plastic surgery procedure today, but also a totally accepted norm in our culture. It’s true – breast augmentation is officially mainstream. The popularity of breast implants can be explained quite simply: the procedure is reliable, our patients are happy with the results, and our culture values breasts. The photo […]

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Key Considerations for Plastic Surgery and Weight Loss

Key Considerations For Plastic Surgery And Weight Loss

It is well known that we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. For as long as we have been keeping track of the nation’s weight, we know it has never been higher. Houston, we have a weight problem. I know that it is a problem because it is the number one reason why patients in my practice are not candidates for plastic surgery. My day in the office with two patients helps illustrate the problem and the solution, […]

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breast augmentation with breast implant: will you pass the pencil test?

Breast Augmentation With Breast Implants: Will You Pass The “Pencil Test?”

I just finished watching the movie “Breast Men.” It really brought back some memories from my thirty years in plastic surgery, especially my years of training at UT Medical School at Houston, not far from the hospital where breast implants first appeared. The silicone implants were briefly removed from the market for ten years and then the FDA approved these same basic implants after studies showed no link to any medical conditions or cancer. Here we are several generations of […]

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do you want your old body back

Do You Want Your OLD Body Back?

Growing old is not for the faint of heart. Take it from someone who is knee deep in the business of keeping folks looking fun and young: the aging process is inevitable. Nobody wants an old body, unless of course you are referring to the “old” body before kids. The term “motherhood makeover” or “mommy makeover” exists because the process of having kids wears down the female body like no other process, except maybe extreme weight changes. Hormone imbalance, lack […]

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What does it feel like immediately after a breast augmentation at Westlake Plastic Surgery?

What Does It Feel Like Immediately After A Breast Augmentation At Westlake Plastic Surgery?

Breast enhancement is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. It’s in high demand, there are many surgeons who are qualified to perform this “basic” procedure, and the results are generally very rewarding, albeit not always perfect and not without the potential for complications. Many patients ask us what it feels like immediately after a breast augmentation at Westlake Plastic Surgery. The following is the “short list” of what you will experience after a breast enhancement: […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. The two pictures above left me and my staff speechless when we looked at them on my computer one afternoon after a busy day in the office. What do you see when you look at these pictures? What was your initial reaction? How does it make you feel? What I see confuses me. I know that I am looking at two people of the opposite sex, but there are more […]

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