Posts by Dr. Justin West

Breast Implant Choices

There are over 1000 different implants available to patients for breast augmentation. These implants are available from Allergan, Mentor, Sientra and Ideal Implant. Most of the implants we use in our practice are the Natrelle implants made by Allergan. We have used thousands of these implants over the last 10 years for our cosmetic and reconstructive patients. The brand of implant used is more determined by surgeon preference than anything. There is no one implant that is better than the others.

How to prepare for a Breast Augmentation?

As a busy breast surgery practice we get questions from patients all over the country about a wide variety of issues related to breast augmentation surgery. Over the next year we will address some of the most common questions that we get in our monthly blog posts. In this blog we are going to address the commonly asked question,

“How do I prepare for my breast augmentation surgery?”

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation?

Recover after breast augmentation surgery is different for everyone. We have patients who are able to go out to dinner the same day as surgery, and some who prefer to stay home for a few days before they are ready to socialize again. Some of the main questions about recovery that patients ask us about:

Which Breast Implants Give You the Most Natural Look?

The first step to making sure our patients get the results they are hoping for with their breast augmentation is to determine their goals. Some patients want a very subtle change that only they will be aware of. On the other end of the spectrum is those patients who want the world to notice their new implants. Most of our patients ask for a change that gives them more cleavage and fills out their clothes better while still having a natural look.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

There are many factors to consider when deciding to undergo breast augmentation. Many patients who visit our office want to know what the recovery will be like. We frequently hear questions regarding time off from work, swelling and scarring. While the specifics of breast augmentation recovery vary from patient to patient, most patients can expect a predictable recovery process.

There are numerous factors to consider when thinking about breast augmentation. At Finesse Plastic Surgery, we strongly believe that well-informed women are best prepared to make the highly personal decision to undergo breast augmentation. If you are thinking about breast augmentation, taking time to learn about the different types of breast implants can help you to achieve the best possible results.


Breast implants are one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 285,000 women received breast implants in 2014. Although it has been clearly demonstrated that ruptured implants do not cause harm, women should consider potential complications when making the personal decision to have breast implants. A ruptured breast implant is one such risk.

More patients are traveling out of the country every year seeking plastic surgery. The primary reason for traveling abroad is lower cost, but other reasons can include lack of knowledge of the risks involved in surgery and returning to one's homeland. No matter what the reason, it is a growing concern for plastic surgeons with an estimated 750,000 US residents expected to travel abroad for medical treatment in 2014.