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Tips for a Successful Breast Augmentation Process

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently sought and talked-about procedures aimed at improving a woman’s figure. Because this cosmetic surgery has been performed for so many years, there has been ample time for pre- and post-operative guidelines to not only be developed but also to be refined. Before surgery day, patients of our Scottsdale office will be provided with clear instructions for post-operative care. We also walk patients through the few pre-operative steps that need to be taken, such as having a mammogram or other diagnostic testing. What we want to discuss in this blog post are the tips for a smooth recovery that may not be quite so obvious. Preparing for Pain Management There is a great deal of value in... continue reading >

Breast Implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Breast implant associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma- What’s my risk?

Last month the U. S. Food and Drug Administration updated its 2011 safety announcement regarding breast implant associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  Since this update, there have been a few news articles published that have caused some fear and concern among some of our patients.  We want to provide some facts and information about this disease. This is what is currently known about Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell-lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It  is a rare ( 1 in 500,000 to 3 million)  and very treatable T-cell lymphoma that can develop around breast implants.  It is not a cancer of the breast tissue.   In case studies performed, the ALCL cells were found in the fibrous scar capsule surrounding the implant.  Most of the women who were diagnosed... continue reading >

Drooping Breasts: Is Exercise the Answer?

When you observe a person who is fit and physically active, it is easy to get the impression that exercise is a great solution for many of the problems that may adversely affect body shape. We are told that crunches can tighten the abs, and that squats will round out the back side. Many women are also under the impression that, if they perform just enough fly's or bench presses, they can tighten and tone their chest. This wouldn't be an untrue statement, but it's not entirely accurate, either. Here's why . . . Breast Anatomy 101 Breasts are comprised of fat cells and glandular tissue that lie over the pectoral muscles. As with any part of the body, the fat cells in the breasts... continue reading >

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