A common question we get during breast augmentation consultations is whether or not a breast lift is needed in addition to the placement of implants. Sometimes the answer is quite evident from the start, and other times it becomes a judgment call based on a particular patient’s desires and expectations. So, deciding whether “to lift or not to lift” begins with a thorough examination of the patient.
Many breast cancer patients express concerns that they will never have natural appearing breasts again. With advances in breast reconstruction, it is now possible to reconstruct very natural looking breasts.
Creating a realistic nipple is often the final step in this process. After your plastic surgeon reconstructs your new nipple, a tattoo artist can add pigment to the area (nipple-areola tattooing) so it closely mimics the natural color of a nipple and areola.
Inverted nipples are quite common, and can affect one or both breasts. Some women are born with inverted nipples, while some develop it over time. In the vast majority of cases inverted nipples are not associated with any underlying problem.
Breast implants have been used for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction for more than 50 years. Numerous innovations over the years have made them safer and given them a more natural shape and feel.
Leaking Breast Implants
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Adults aren't the only people undergoing plastic surgery these days. As it turns out, the number of teenagers desiring plastic surgery has steadily increased, too.