Category: Breast Augmentation

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An advisory panel to the FDA reaffirmed the safety of silicone implants after recent meetings about how to improve safety studies for the implants. In 2006, the FDA lifted a 14-year ban on silicone gel-filled breast implants and approved the implants made by Allergan and Mentor for breast reconstruction and breast augmentation in women 22… Continue Reading »

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Obese patients are almost 12 times more likely to experience breast surgery complications compared to non-obese patients, according to new research. Johns Hopkins University researchers reviewed insurance claims of 2,403 obese patients and 5,597 normal weight patients who had breast procedures, including breast lifts, breast reductions and breast augmentations, between 2002 and 2006. Just over… Continue Reading »

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An interesting study was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery that compared physical characteristics and implant details of women who underwent breast augmentation in three different geographical locations: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; Loma Linda, California; and Temple, Texas. Because of the increase in breast augmentation surgeries — according to statistics from the… Continue Reading »

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When considering breast augmentation surgery, a woman has several important decisions to make, including choosing a cosmetic surgeon, the size of the implant, and the type of implant. A recent poll at www.implantinfo.com of almost 500 women who are planning to have breast augmentation surgery revealed that more plan to have silicone implants (58 percent) compared… Continue Reading »

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Dr. Jacob Haiavy offers a wide range of choices in breast augmentation methods based on patient needs, lifestyle, and anatomy. During your consultation, Dr. Haiavy will discuss your options in regards to size, incision site and type of implant. Dr. Haiavy uses safe, FDA-approved saline and silicone implants of various textures and shapes for beautiful… Continue Reading »

This week, we have a guest blogger – Michelle in Denver, Colorado – who had breast augmentation years ago from another surgeon and is now considering a revision procedure. This article includes her research and discussion on the topic. Do my breast implants need to be replaced? Breast implants do not have an expiration date… Continue Reading »

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Warranties on silicone breast implants have been upgraded this year. Until December 31st, the manufacturers will be offering up to $3500 for surgery reimbursement.  In the event of an implant rupture – even ten years after your surgery – the manufacturer will cover costs like anesthesia, facility, and surgery. Before this year, the standard warranty… Continue Reading »

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