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Myth Number Five – Silicone More Likely To Rupture

Silicone breast implants are no more likely to rupture than saline breast implants according to the most recent data from the FDA protocol studies which have been ongoing for over ten years now. Silicone breast implants are actually the most investigated device in the history of the FDA. The approval […]

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Myth Number Four – Mammograms Rupture Implants

There is no reason to be worried about the need to have regular mammograms after having breast implants placed. Although many patients express concern about having mammograms after they have undergone breast augmentation, it is actually very unusual for an implant to be ruptured or damaged by mammography. Breast implants […]

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Myth Number Three – Implants Under The Muscle Will Sag Less

This is the sixth in a series of articles by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kimberly Short regarding myths and truths about breast augmentation. In this article, Dr. Short addresses whether placement of a breast implant under the chest muscle actually prevents sagging of the breast. Another common myth about […]

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Myth Number Two – Implants Should Be Under The Muscle

A very common myth about breast augmentation is that all breast implants should be placed under the chest (pectoralis) muscle. Placing a breast implant under the pectoralis muscle has both advantages and disadvantages. As with most decisions we make, there are trade-offs for the benefits we may choose. The main […]

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Most Common Breast Augmentation Incisions – Part 2

Dr. Kimberly Short, a female plastic surgeon in Indianapolis, IN continues her review of the four most common incisions used for placing breast implants. Breast augmentation is the number one procedure in her cosmetic surgery practice and Dr. Short performs three of the four breast incisions for placing breast implants […]

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Most Common Breast Augmentation Incisions – Part 1

Dr. Kimberly Short, a female plastic surgeon in Indianapolis, IN reviews the four most common incisions used for placing breast implants. Breast augmentation is the number one procedure she performs in her cosmetic surgery practice and Dr. Short uses three of the four most common breast incisions for placing breast […]

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Myth Number One – Incision Placement Risks

One of the most common myths about breast augmentation is that women are more likely to lose sensation if their breast implants are placed through a periareolar incision. Sensation to the nipple areolar complex comes from the fourth thoracic nerve. The chances of disrupting or stretching this nerve is affected […]

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Breast Implant Contracture

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Breast implant contracture occurs when the “capsule” or shell that the body forms naturally around the implant becomes thicker and tighter making the breast feel firm or hard. There is not one definitive cause for contractures so they are difficult to eliminate as a potential problem after […]

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Symmastia

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Symmastia can occur when breast implants are too wide or too large for a patients chest dimensions, when the tissues between the breasts are too weak or thinned, or when a patient develops a contracture (tightening of the breast capsule or increase in scar tissue around the […]

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