Category: Breast Augmentation

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“Gummy bear” breast implants are the newest type of silicone breast implants. Many women and cosmetic surgeons are excited about them; read on to learn the basics. Why Is It Called a Gummy Bear Implant? The medical term for these devices is “cohesive silicone gel breast implants,” but they were dubbed “gummy bear breast implants”… Continue Reading »

How large do you want your implants? That’s an important consideration for any woman considering breast augmentation. Going too big or too small may result in disappointment. Making your own breast implant sizers is a good way to help you decide. Wearing the sizers at home can help you figure out which size will make… Continue Reading »

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Many breast augmentation patients are aware that they will need to choose the size and type of implant they want for their procedure, but many may not realize there is another important decision: where the incision will be. While there will always be scarring with breast implants, New You Magazine recently gave an overview of… Continue Reading »

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The FDA has approved a new silicone breast implant by Sientra Inc., adding to the breast implant choices available in the U.S. Sientra’s implants have been approved for breast augmentation in women 22 years and older and for breast reconstruction in women of any age. With the latest approval, there are now three silicone gel-filled… Continue Reading »

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In the wake of a French breast implant scandal, Allergan reassured consumers about the safety of its silicone breast implants. Allergan’s products are not part of the recent investigation. Allergan released a statement after France’s health minister recommended French women have their Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) silicone gel implants removed. PIP used cheaper industrial silicone… Continue Reading »

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Breast augmentation patients can learn more about the procedure  through participation in forums and message boards. A new study finds that these online communities also provide women with emotional support. The study found that overall the forums are a positive experience for women. “Through electronic postings, they cared for and nursed each others’ anxiety and… Continue Reading »

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