Archive | Breast Augmentation

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What Are The Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation for many years has helped women achieve a fuller and more toned appearance to their chests. Whether for cosmetic reasons or to restore their appearance with reconstruction following a mastectomy or injury, women may undergo breast augmentation to help their confidence and improve their self-image. Though advancements in the technology of implant materials, […]

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Why Breast Augmentation Is Not Permanent

Breast augmentation has been a proven and safe way for women to achieve a fuller and more toned appearance of their chest. The advancements in surgical techniques and the materials used for the implants have further decreased the risks of severe or adverse effects while giving even better-looking results. Although breast augmentation surgery is very […]

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How Long Until I Will Need Another Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures. Along with the advancements in procedure techniques and material development, breast augmentation surgery is a safe and effective way for women to achieve an enhanced look to their chest. The implants used for breast augmentation surgery are made using either silicone to […]

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Breast Augmentation Recovery Time

Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery can be a difficult one. However, an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon is a great time to learn everything you need to know, about the procedure and the required recovery, to make the best decision for you. One of the most important steps in any successful cosmetic surgery is a […]

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Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

You might be thinking of improving your breast size or shape, and you may be torn between breast augmentation with saline implants or silicone gel. Which is the best option for you, and what are some factors you need to consider to make a smart decision? UMASS Memorial Medical Group’s team of experienced plastic surgeons […]

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More About Ideal Implants

At UMass Memorial Medical Group, first and foremost, we want our patients to be comfortable with the decisions they are making about their bodies and potential cosmetic surgery. As discussed in December’s third blog, some patients have mixed feelings about silicone breast implants because they can rupture without the woman knowing, a phenomenon known as […]

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Have You Heard of Ideal Implants?

Many women considering breast augmentation feel as if they have an unwelcome decision to make when choosing the type of breast implants for their augmentation. They’ve heard that the feel of silicone implants is more akin to that of natural breast tissue, but they worry about silent rupture. When a silicone implant ruptures, there is […]

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Implants Placed through the Armpit

When it comes to breast augmentation with the team at UMass Memorial, you’ll have a series of decisions to make. One of those is where you’d like the incisions to be made for the placement of your implants. The choices are along the breast crease (inframammary incision), around the areola (areolar incision), or through the […]

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