How Do I Choose The Right Breast Implant Size?
How Do I Choose The Right Breast Implant Size?
Scientists have been investigating a rare form of cancer occurring adjacent to breast implants (not well-known breast cancer) named Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). This entity gained attention recently when the FDA released a statement. Their information can be found at www.FDA.gov/breastimplants or www.FDA.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm24000.htm
Here is some background information. Early reports date back 25 years and a JAMA article appeared in 2008. Following this the American Society of Plastic Surgeons contracted with the Rand Corporation to do independent evaluation and this information was used by the FDA for its 2011 announcement. The FDA did not change the regulatory status or availability of breast implants.
ALCL occurs in breasts without implants at a rate of 6 women per year in the US (3 in100 million). That makes it 18/millionth the rate of common breast cancer. It also occurs more commonly elsewhere in the body (1 in one
Some women come to us with what they think is a relatively uncommon request, "can you put my breasts back where they were?" It is one of the most common issue we help solve.
Breast lift is a procedure the can be done in many ways, adapted to each woman's requests. Provide more projection, cleavage, upper pole fullness. Restore the nipples to the front of the breasts. Move the glandular tissue back to the upper chest (and off the lower ribs). There a variety of ways surgeons use to accomplish these goals.
As plastic surgeons, we want to achieve the best look and function with the least visible incision scars. All breast lifts leave a scar around the areola (except when a woman's goals can be accomplished by implant augmentation alone - no actual lift). When doing a small amount of tightening of the lower gland, a vertical incision is needed. This may be called the vertical
Dr. Sutton Graham regularly updates the Aesthetic Center practice website and blog. The latest is addition of fresh breast augmentation photos.
The last patient is an avid runner and active mom, who wanted a trim figure and natural, proportional breast appearance.
http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/photogallery/breast-augmentation-4793/case-26-13537-20588 She was very complimentary of her result and the experience with our office, Dr. Graham and the staff.
More information about breast implants, augmentation recovery, breast lift options, and other breast surgery questions are available on our site www.ExpertPlasticSurgeon.com
If you would like to learn even more, call and talk to one of our helpful staff, and schedule your personal consultation session. Our phone number is 864-676-1707.
In South Carolina, a very common patient request is breast lift. Women consult Dr. Graham about changes they have gone through. Their breasts have changed by their 30's to 40's, due to having children, nursing children, loosing weight, or simply time & gravity. They notice how good they look in supportive bras, but not without good support. They notice how sports bras and tight, fitted clothing flattens the breast. We often hear, "I'm only 30 and my breasts look like my grandmother's." (My apologies to beautiful grandmothe
We particularly welcome those of you who are researching breast augmentation (breast implant) surgery. We have a reputation among patients, medical professionals, and the public in our region for providing outstanding care, both personalized and technical. http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/html/augmentation.html
New consultation patients seeking information about breast augmentation often comment that they heard that we are known for helping women achieve natural appearing, proportional breast enhancement. Women are reassured when they express reservation about looking overdone, fake or unnatural after breast augmentation. Our surgeon and our experienced staff help patients make good decisions about implants.
We also apply this experience and knowledge to patients who are not satisfied with results of implant surgery done elsewhere and often many years ago. Surgical techniques have imp
Breast aesthetic surgery is one of our most popular areas of specialization. Dr. Graham has a strong reputation among patients, the community, nurses and physicians for achieving superior breast enhancement.
We regularly update our website information and images to provide you valuable information. We want patients to know as much as possible about techniques, results, healing, recovery, outcomes, appearance, implants, manufacturers, and new improvements. The more you know, the more you can participate in planning and recovery!
We sincerely appreciate the patients who allow th
Everyone looks forward to Spring and Summer. Some of the best things about those seasons are shedding winter clothes and enjoying the out-of-doors. In South Carolina we have great weather, beautiful beaches, extensive lakes, mountain trails, roadways for motorcycling and bicycling, golf courses, tennis courts and plenty of swimming pools.
Perhaps that's why breast implant / augmentation is our most popular body contour procedure. We perform this more frequently than tummy tuck (also common) or liposuction (most common in national surveys). Contact us and you'll find many other ways in which we are different form other medical practices you've encountered.
Patients seek breast surgery during the Spring & Summer to enhance their looks. Its a very popular time of year.
You can find more details on our website, http://www.expertplasticsurge
Contact our Greenville practice to meet with cosmetic surgeon Sutton Graham, M.D.
When patients search for our cosmetic surgeon on the internet, they sometimes mistakenly search for Dr. Sutton Gram or Dr. Graham Sutton.
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