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4 Things To Consider When Choosing Breast Implants

4 things to consider when choosing breast implants. Closeup of woman's chest in a bra (model)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind if you’re considering breast augmentation? For most women, it’s choosing the size of breast implants. At our Richmond, VA, plastic surgery practice, we use the MENTOR® Volume Sizing System to help patients select the implant volume that best meets their desired results. But size is only one of the factors that breast…

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Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

When I consult with patients considering a tummy tuck at our Richmond, VA, plastic surgery practice, their excitement about transforming their bodies is tempered by reservations about the recovery process. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can make that process much easier. Many patients, especially those who are younger and healthier, underestimate the toll a tummy tuck takes on…

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Most-Asked Questions About Liposuction

Spend some time researching liposuction online and you may wind up more confused than ever. Scattered across the liposuction internet landscape are marketing phrases such as tickle lipo and liposculpture, not to mention multiple techniques that include laser-assisted, power-assisted, and ultrasound-assisted. It’s no surprise that we get a lot of questions from liposuction patients at our Richmond, VA, plastic surgery…

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What Procedures Make Up a Mommy Makeover? The 5 Most Popular Options

What does a mommy makeover include? It’s a question I hear often from Richmond women interested in a mommy makeover. This all-in-one procedure is famous for providing many of the corrections women desire after pregnancy or other major body changes. But what actually happens to your body during the procedure? Mommy makeovers are highly customizable procedures, so they look a…

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Are You a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery? Take Our Quiz

If you’ve been thinking about getting cosmetic surgery but aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate, you’re not alone. Many of the women and men at our plastic surgery practice in Richmond, VA, have the same question when they arrive for their consultations. There’s more to determining if cosmetic surgery is right for you than simply checking off the right…

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4 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

Women considering breast augmentation at our Richmond, VA, practice have questions about the size and type of breast implants they should get and whether they should have implants placed above or below their chest muscles. But what many patients are most concerned about is the recovery following surgery. What surprises many of my breast augmentation patients is that the recovery…

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Top Reasons to Get a Tummy Tuck

One of my favorite procedures to perform is abdominoplasty—which most people know as a tummy tuck—because the results are so transformational. Patients who want a tummy tuck at our Richmond, VA, practice are often moms who are self-conscious about their bodies even though they work out regularly and watch what they eat. Unfortunately, exercise and dieting won’t shrink excess abdominal…

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Can I Breastfeed With Breast Implants?

Women with breast implants or considering breast augmentation at our Richmond, VA, plastic surgery practice often ask if having implants interferes with breastfeeding an infant. In general, breast implants don’t pose a risk to a woman’s ability to breastfeed. Still, you should consider a few factors if you already have implants or are planning breast enhancement surgery. First, it’s important…

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How Breast Implants Help With Uneven Breasts

Facial symmetry is thought to be one of the universal hallmarks of attractiveness. It’s also true for women’s breasts, but the fact is asymmetrical breasts are quite common. Usually, though, the unevenness is minimal and doesn’t cause concern. When the difference in size, shape, or position of the breasts is noticeable, it can make a woman self-conscious. One solution is…

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Breast Augmentation

Women thinking about getting breast implants often consider their decision for months, even years, before scheduling their first breast augmentation consultation with a plastic surgeon. At my Richmond, VA, practice, breast augmentation patients are clearly knowledgeable about the procedure but still have many questions. Even before you schedule a consultation, however, there are questions you should ask yourself. It’s important…

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