Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

Woman smiling after learning how to monitor her breast implants

Monitoring Your Breast Implants: Simple, Safe, and Easy

Our practice’s dedication to providing high-quality care goes beyond just creating excellent breast augmentation results; my fellow surgeons and I are just as committed to carefully monitoring breast implants here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. Regular, ongoing monitoring allows us to catch any complications early, and it helps you to enjoy your results with confidence. …

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Woman gets answers about Allergan recall of textured breast implants

Get the Facts on Recall of Textured Breast Implants

We are reaching out to all our patients to provide you with information about the voluntary recall by Allergan of their BioCell-textured surface breast implants from the worldwide market on July 24, 2019. You may have already read or heard about this implant withdrawal by Allergan and we want to ensure you have the most …

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What Should I Look for in Breast Augmentation Before-and-After Photos?

  For my breast augmentation patients in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, looking through before-and-after photos is often one of the first steps in the research process. Not only do these photos provide key information about the results you can expect from the procedure, but they also speak volumes about the surgeon performing it. Before-and-after photos are often …

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Woman better understanding breast implant safety before her breast augmentation.

BIA-ALCL & Breast Augmentation: Is the Risk a Reality?

We've heard some concerns from women considering breast augmentation at our St. Louis practice about Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a disease associated with breast implants. This condition, which is not cancerous, causes some hesitation in women who want to make sure their breast augmentation decision is a safe, low-risk one. While every …

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Breast Augmentation Can Be More Subtle Than You Think

If you've ever considered—and then reconsidered—getting implants because you're worried about looking unnatural or obvious, you're not alone! This is a common concern I hear from many prospective breast augmentation patients here in St. Louis. With each passing year, more breast enhancement patients come to me emphasizing their desire for noticeable, yet natural-looking, results. The …

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Achieving Your Desired Breast Augmentation Results

  For many women considering breast augmentation at our St. Louis, MO, practice, a major concern is whether they will achieve natural-looking results. This apprehension makes sense because plenty of women in the media and everyday life have very obvious implants. Unnatural results usually occur for 1 of 2 reasons: either the breast augmentation was …

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Should I Lose Weight Before or After My Breast Augmentation?

  Many of the patients we see considering breast augmentation at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery are in the midst of making a personal transformation that often includes losing weight. This could be simply toning certain trouble spots, or making major lifestyle changes that include changing their diet and exercise habits. In either case, women typically want …

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Breast Augmentation: Before or After Pregnancy?

  The timing of breast augmentation, especially as it relates to motherhood, is typically a major consideration for prospective patients. In this blog post, I want to take a moment to answer some of the specific questions my breast augmentation patients in St. Louis often ask. Once you have a clear understanding of the relationship …

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Breast Augmentation: “Is it normal for…?”

Women excited about getting breast implants at our St. Louis practice often share a common worry: recovery. Our surgeons provide a detailed list of instructions and thoroughly explain what to expect during recovery, but there are plenty of questions we hear from patients in the days and weeks after their breast augmentation procedures. In this …

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Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Yesterday, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came out with a report on the subject of breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Reports of a possible link between the two subjects surfaced in 2011, and since that time, the FDA has determined that there is sufficient …

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