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Octava: The Minimally Invasive Breast Cancer Detector What if detecting breast cancer was as simple as getting your blood drawn by the doctor? With a new test, it could be. The Octava Blood Test...
May 2, 2014
Is A Mother’s Day Breast Augmentation Right For Your Mom? Last March, during Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, one mother wasn’t out to brunch with her family or enjoying a relaxing spa day—she...
April 28, 2014
Dogs Detecting Cancer: Is It Real? Last February, international newspapers erupted with the story of a Doberman Pinscher named Troy who had persistently nuzzled his owner’s, Diane Papazian’s,...
April 16, 2014
Will Breast Implant Confessions End Plastic Surgery's Bad Rep Once And For All? Star of hit TV show, The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco exposed the "best decision of her life" in the May issue of...
April 8, 2014
Post-Divorce Breast Augmentation On March 18th of this year, celebrity media exploded when doctors, Anthony Youn and Fred Pescatore, informed RadarOnline.com that Miranda Kerr might have received a...
April 1, 2014
Wisconsin Cancer Program Gets Cut The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) helps women without health insurance by offering free preventative screening services such as PAP smears and mammograms....
March 27, 2014
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Breast Implants Decision Guide

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Saline or silicone? Over or under the pectoral muscle? Augmentation or lift – or both? Which incision? Which surgeon? Which anesthesia? What size? What texture? What profile? What payment plan?

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the number of choices that you need to make to get breast implants, you are not alone. In 2010, 296,000 women in the United States got breast implants (pretty evenly divided between silicone gel and saline) and another 93,000 had breast reconstruction surgery. Chances are your friends will have many different opinions about what is the best option for each aspect of the process; even plastic surgeons disagree.

At BreastImplants.org, we want to give women the opportunity to make informed decisions about their choices for breast reconstruction or augmentation by helping them to educate themselves about the risks and benefits of each aspect. We also want to assist them in weighing the pros and cons with unbiased, reliable information.

First and foremost, you need to decide what is important to you (with an emphasis on you). Your priorities may determine the best options for you. For example, if you have not yet had children and plan to, you might want to avoid an areolar incision and subglandular placement, which may interfere with breastfeeding. On the other hand, if you are considering breast enlargement as part of a “mommy makeover” following nursing and pregnancy, the periareolar incision may be the best option because it is required as part of the breast lift procedure (a common part of the “mommy makeover”). These are only two examples of why it is crucial that women be well-informed about breast implants in advance.


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