46 Articles on Breast Augmentation

Should I Have Breast Implants?

Let the cosmetic surgery staff at UMass Memorial answer your most frequently asked questions about breast enlargement surgery. (Courtesy of UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center)

The Mentor CPG (Contour Profile Gel) Implant

Known simply as the CPG, Mentor's cohesive gel filled implant is becoming increasingly popular. (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Breast Augmentation - Saline or Silicone?

Dr. Dawkins reports that he's "delighted to have gel implants available for all patients 22 years of age or older" . Dr. Dawkins has more than 33 years experience with gel implants. (Courtesy of Howard G. Dawkins, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Philosophy of Breast Augmentation

Dr. Teitelbaum's approach to breast augmentation is a direct result of years of studying, writing, and lecturing on the subject. He'd like to share with you a few of the points that distinguish him from other aesthetic surgeons. (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Saline or Silicone Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is one of our most popular surgical procedures. Through the placement of saline or silicone filled implants, Dr. Levens can enlarge your breast size and improve your overall body proportions. Breast augmentation is often performed for women who have naturally small breasts or those who have seen their breasts change size after pregnancy. (Courtesy of David J. Levens, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

3-D Computer Simulation of Augmentation Results

Every woman considering breast augmentation shares the same concern: How do I choose an implant that's the right size for me? (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

The Latest Buzz About Breast Implants, Part 1

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures done in the United States, with 300,000 women undergoing the procedure just last year. So why is it so popular and what’s all the buzz in the media about? Are saline implants safer than silicone gel implants or vice versa? How does a patient find out the straight scoop? (Courtesy of Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa)

Breast-Surgery Breakthrough

Recovering from breast augmentation generally involves two to three weeks of pain and stiffness. But now a new version of the operation that promises a 24-hour recovery is increasingly in demand. (Courtesy of Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

Breast Augmentation: The Axillary Approach

Breast augmentation has become a very popular procedure with a variety of techniques with which it is performed. (Courtesy of George J. Bitar, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

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Questions To Ask Your Doctor

21 Things You Should Ask Your Doctor During Your First Visit

You've scheduled your initial consultation, now what? Be sure to print the following list of 21 questions and take them to your first visit. It's all about being prepared!

Do you generally place the implants above or below the muscle, and why?
How can I minimize pain, recovery time, and scarring with breast augmentation?
What's the best way to determine the size of implant to take my breasts from the size they are to the size I want them to be?
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