Category Archives: Breast Implants

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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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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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Many women who have undergone childbearing and pregnancy are oftentimes left with a post-pregnancy body, which is considerably different than their pre-pregnancy body. These changes often include droopy, deflated and unsightly breasts as well as a loose and stretchy belly. Typically, exercise and weight loss fails to provide any significant cosmetic improvements, leaving these women …

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Dual-Plane vs Sub-Fascial Breast Augmentation

At Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, is one of the most popular procedures we perform. Almost all of our breast augmentation patients have their implants placed under the muscle rather than over the muscle, allowing us to achieve a natural-looking result. For those patients who choose to have their breast implants placed under the muscle, …

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Fat Grafting With Implants

The use of one’s own fat as a supplement to an implant or one’s own tissue is called . This is a common procedure that is performed at our Scottsdale plastic surgery practice in conjunction with a , , or to create more contour, volume, minimizing rippling and wrinkling, maintaining a soft and natural breast. …

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