Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

After thinking about breast augmentation for months—maybe years—you’ve decided to get breast implants. It’s an exciting time, and you may already be planning a shopping trip for clothes that will highlight your new curves. The last thing on your mind is having to replace your implants at some point. Breast implants, however, are not designed …

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From Incisions to Scars: What To Expect After Your Breast Augmentation

If you are dissatisfied with your small, sagging, or asymmetrical breasts, you may be considering breast augmentation to feel more feminine and confident. You may also be wondering about what happens after the procedure. What will your breasts look like after surgery? Will you have noticeable scars afterward, and can you do anything to reduce …

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When Breast Implants Drop & Fluff, What Happens & Why?

The term "drop and fluff" refers to breast implants and is familiar to most breast augmentation patients. It is commonly used on breast implant chat sites and refers to the process breasts undergo in the first few months after augmentation surgery. While this term may sound humorous, it is actually a pretty good description of …

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How Soon Can I Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

In an area like Scottsdale, many of the women considering breast augmentation lead very active lives. They often want to know how soon they can get back to the gym and other activities after getting breast implants. The answer depends on the plastic surgeon's technique when inserting the implants. The question that most patients don’t …

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Is a Compression Bra After Breast Augmentation Needed & Other FAQ Answers

You asked, and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sigalove answered! Dr. Sigalove shares his insights into commonly asked questions about breast augmentation. He shares his insights on what to expect after breast augmentation, what it’s like to recover from breast implant surgery, and how breast implants settle after surgery. Do Breast Implants Get Bigger As They …

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What To Look for in Breast Augmentation Before-and-After Photos

Looking through before-and-after photos is one of the first steps for many new patients in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Photos are extremely useful because not only do they show the results you can expect, but they also showcase a plastic surgeon’s talent. Before-and-after galleries are often a major deciding factor when it comes to surgeon selection. …

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Can Less Be More? Making the Switch to Smaller Implants

The concept of breast augmentation is associated with increased breast size. However, for many patients, the motivation behind breast augmentation is to improve breast shape and proportion, without becoming excessively large. Can you downsize breast implants? At my Phoenix-area plastic surgery practice, I see many patients for breast augmentation revision surgery, and they visit me …

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Implant Sizing Discussion #1: How many ccs make a “C” cup? (Part I)

Deciding on a proper breast implant size is one of the more challenging aspects of breast augmentation for many patients and surgeons in the Phoenix area. Patients are often surprised to find out that the relationship between implant size and final breast appearance can be quite complex. The same implant volume (cc) won't look the …

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