Category Archives: Breast Enlargement

“My Breast Implants Are Too Small: How Long To Wait For Redo?”

“I had a BA silicone 450 R went to 500 /500 went to 550 L under, on March 21, I want a redo to go bigger by 100 cc’s , how long should I wait to get a redo, I was thinking maybe July or wait til Nov of this year.”

This is probably one of the most common complaints after Breast Augmentation not related to a complication.  Many patients feel that their Breast Implants are too small right after their surgery.  Personally, I have never felt this way (even after two different breast augmentations with 510 cc saline breast implants) because I had gone rather large and admittedly regretted choosing such a large size (both times!).   Granted, I liked it at first.  When you’re just lying around healing, having noticeable results is like Christmas!  But when you get back to your daily life, finding bras that fit (32F!) and easing back into your activities can be a little “different” with that much mass on your chest.  So be careful what you wish for.   And remember, the larger you go the more stress is applied to your tissues and the faster you will sag without sufficient support (although we all sag eventually).

Now that you’re heard my thoughts from personal experience, I thought I’d share the comments of 4 of our Expert Breast Augmentation Surgeons

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Breast Augmentation Print-Outs, PDF Files Updated

I have updated the Breast Augmentation Print-outs (PDF files) which include:

Thailand Breast Slap Technique for Increasing Breast Size

Thai Breast Slap, a method purported to be a century old, is said to increase the size of the bust by 1 to 4 inches. The method is said to incorporate aggressive slapping, massaging and pinching of breast tissue, fat and the underlying muscle of the breasts and other areas of the body to increase the breast size (as well as thin areas of the abdomen and surrounding ribcage.

The method is supposedly two-fold: It is claimed that manipulating the fat from the surrounding areas of the body to redeposit in the breasts causes increase. As well as the manipulation of muscle is said to build the pectorals to also enhance the breasts.

The 6 day treatment is reported to be painful but worth the results. After the initial treatment is given, the breasts are then washed with ice cold water and then patients are instructed to perform follow-up exercises at home to maintain the results, or further enhance the results they received during the clinic treatment.

The Thai Health Ministry is said to have organized a 6 month study with patients ranging from 20-60 yrs of age to determine the safety and efficacy of the treatment after a patient developed breast cancer and blamed the treatments for her condition. The Health Ministry was unable to determine a direct causative link to breast cancer but did report a measurable increase in bust size

Cost: 16,000 Thai Baht (or $530)

**I have no clue how this could even be effective whatsoever. How you could somehow cause migration to the fat cells to go where you want it? If that were the case I’d be manipulating my butt and thighs all the way up to my face.

BreastImplantsCentral.com Launched

My friend Heather Bakker, you may know her on the forums as “Halo”, and I have started a new breast augmentation website. Heather is having her redo with Dr Horn and thought it would be great to launch a new breast augmentation support website since the old one is gone.  When she asked me to be a part of it I jumped at the chance!  We buckled down and designed a website which we hope is user friendly and informative.  Some of the content is from YTF for now but she and I have been working around the clock to get more detailed, fresh content to help others in their pursuit of breast augmentation. Please help us spread the word and join us on the forum :)

Heather will also be making a video blog of her entire experience ans well as a traditional journal with photos.  So be sure you stay tuned to see what it is like, from beginng to end, to have breast implants surgery.

 BreastImplantsCentral.com

Transferring Blogs From Oldest to Newest

I have been transferring all of my blog articles from my last blog to this one, hence the weird dates.  I started from oldest to newest, why, I have no idea. It just worked out that way.  So please forgive any old news that appears as it is being rehashed as ‘new’.  However, I am dating them as the same, original dates as they were written.

I started this particular blog (WordPress) this week which is also the reason there are no comments as of yet. I was unable to transfer the reader comments along with the articles.

Are Cosmetic Surgery Contests Unethical

contestYou’ve seen the contests on the Internet, heard them on the radio, seen them in certain clubs: Win Breast Implants!  Apply Within. Free surgery, how great can that be?  All you have to do is agree to be part of the contest, perhaps take a few photos, maybe make a few appearances and interviews. Sounds like an inexpensive way to get a better bustline, yeah? Not in my opinion.  

So why am I so against this obvious opportunity for those who don’t have other means to financially make surgery happen? 

A. how does the awarder know if the awardee is physically and mentally a candidate for plastic surgery? B. In some contests, the patient has no choice over who their surgeon is going to be, not good. C. Some patients are victims of winner’s syndrome, similar to winners on eBay who are willing to pay more, simply to win.  In this case, patients are willing to risk more, simply to win a chance at having surgery.  D. In the event that you have complications, more than likely, you will have to foot the bill. Always include this when considering any procedure.  And lastly, *ugh* sometimes the contest throwers make the contestants do the worst, almost degrading, activities. 

One contest that some may consider mild, yet still similar to clean mud wrestling, was a Halloween contest thrown in Las Vegas.  The contestants had 90 minutes to scurry around a night club looking for Halloween candy.  The five girls holding the most candy at the end of the 90 minute period, went up on stage where others “voted” who should get free boobs. I imagine women fighting over candy they don’t intend to eat, but what is used as currency for raffle tickets for free breasts.  It almost bothers me to think about it.

Howard Stern has also had similar contests.  Heck, he has outright purchased breast implant procedures for women.  Then he parades them in front of his staff and asks outright, on the air, in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers, to strip and let him test drive the new additions.  I think this is what bothers me the most.  Those who know me well, know that I am no fan of this man.  But mention him alongside a breast implant contest and I am all over it like a rabid pitbull.

I personally find breast implant contests disgraceful; my comments are not meant directly at the women but at the men who would stoop so low as to dangle such a carrot in front of their faces.  But, then again I have always saved for my surgeries or gotten them discounted because they would be portrayed on television. So perhaps I am not one to utter a word.  I just would hate for a woman to be made a spectacle of simply so they can get a free surgery.  Surgery is so personal, and to let outsiders in for any reason can make you feel awful, much less be made to jump through hoops to gain a chance at receiving them. But I know, as women, we have all probably done far worse out of either pressure or guilt.

So my question is, is it ethical for men (and the contributing surgeons) to be running these various contests to award breast implants to women? Or do you feel that using your gender and body to get what you want without regret is a good thing?  I am curious as to your thoughts. Perhaps I am just overly sensitive and jaded from past experiences in life.  Perhaps I feel as though I am looking out for other women, when in reality using what God gave you to get what you can out of it is ‘okay’ (even if it means improving what God gave you!).  I am really curious as to how you all feel. Maybe I just have not seen the light, or am I right on the money where being taken advantage of is concerned?  Please let me know…

Micro Breast Implants: The Next Step or A Step Back?

In the techno-world, smaller is better. Our cell phones, our MP3 players, our computers, cameras, nanotechnology in cosmetics and medicine…everything is shrinking and many of us like it that way.  Some may think the next course of action may transcend over into the cosmetic surgery field. Specifically a new invention, Micro Breast Implants (or Microballoons), designed by the same surgeon who brought us the Dr. William A. Brennan Boob Job Giveaway. 

In the micro breast implant procedure, small, textured, translucent silicone implants (US Patent 7169180 ) are implanted into the breast tissue with a special injector through a 5mm incision.  The implants are placed in a pocket like breast implant said to compress together and not migrate.  They are designed to feel more like breast tissue and not like a firm grapefruit (which I happen to like ha!).  I imagine them to resemble little individual, packing bubbles.  Another plus is that the size is said to  be adjustable by simply adding more (or presumably removing some if you’d like to go smaller).  The press release reports that in a poll, 60% of women would prefer these over traditional breast implants.  This new breast augmentation procedure is theorized to look more natural and eliminate the full look of traditionally implanted breasts (which I also like!).

In theory, this sounds like a good idea. So, is this in fact the next generation in breast augmentation, or are we stepping back a little because of not thinking ahead?

  • Mammograms: If the implants can only be placed inside the breast tissue, wouldn’t the early detection of breast cancer be hindered more with these implants than with traditional implants?
  • Scar Tissue: Although the implants are soft, there are several injectable fillers which rely on micro implant technology and trigger the body’s own collagen production from foreign body reaction to give augmentation.  Wouldn’t the same reaction apply, not so much in augmentation but dense tissue intertwining the implants–ergo more fibrous tissue formation in the breast?
  • Capsular Contracture (CC): Would the same reaction apply and how would the end result feel?  Would the treatment of CC be more difficult because of many implants that must be dealt with?
  • Contour Irregularities: Although they are reported not to be able to migrate, what if they do?  Coupled with the aforementioned scar tissue, would puckering be possible in the event this occurred? What about the nature of having many small implants inserted into the subglandular position, wouldn’t this not be a good option for patients with thin skin or very little breast tissue? Would it then feel like a breast filled with tapioca pudding?

But this is what clinical trials are for.  These questions can only be answered through the organization and completion of medical trials. Trials which require the implantation of these investigational devices in animals and then in patients like me and you who are willing to be a part of an experiment–a new frontier.  It’s how we advance. Someone has to take one for the team.

Dr. Brennan is said to be the only neurosurgeon in California who practices cosmetic surgery and is a fellow of the F.A.C.S. Dr. Brennan is not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

For very detailed information on the patent and the breast augmentation system, please visit the below sites:

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7169180/description.html

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7169180.html