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Category : Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Revision

Breast implant revision surgeries are some of the most challenging surgeries I perform. Often times my patients present with recurrent scar tissue (capsular contracture) making the breasts hard and painful, asymmetry, the implants falling into the armpit because the original pocket was too big, or bottoming out – the implant falling down onto the abdominal skin. Each patient must be

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September 14, 2016

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen Announces Her 40DD Bra Size with Pregnancy!

A few days ago, pregnant Chrissy Teigen opened up about all the changes her body has been going through with her pregnancy. She said that her breasts were now a 40DD and her nipples were “all kinds of weird.” As any mom knows, pregnancy does change the breasts (they usually get huge). Then, in the post-pregnancy phase, with or without

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January 18, 2016

Perfect Side Boob

What Creates the Perfect Side Boob?

When discussing breast augmentation with my patients, one of the considerations is “side boob.” Side boob isn’t a medical term, but it is referring to the slight extension of the breast past the anterior axillary line – the vertical line drawn down from the armpit crease. It’s the extra show of breast curve you can see in bikinis, tank tops,

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December 30, 2015

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery – Breast Augmentation

The most beautiful people in the world – and even the most beautiful people I know – have to put in quite a bit of work to care for their appearance. I read recently that Tom Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, underwent breast augmentation. Even for women as beautiful as she is, cosmetic surgery can help achieve aesthetic goals. Breast

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September 4, 2015

A Patient’s Life-Changing Moment

I opened an email last week that brought tears to my eyes. “Hi Cat,” it read. “Thank you for saving [patient’s] life by insisting she get BRCA (Breast Cancer) testing.” The email was from Dr. Kristi Funk, a breast cancer surgeon that I work with (best known for her work with celebrity patients, such as Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow)

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December 2, 2014

Q&A with Dr. Cat: Do Breast Implants Need to Be Changed Every 10 Years?

There are plenty of things to be worried about when it comes to doing what’s best for your body. In the world of breast augmentation, Beverly Hills patients find themselves contemplating whether they should undergo the procedure after realizing that they will not last forever. It may sound shocking, but that does not mean that you should be concerned for

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August 21, 2014

Correcting Low Volume and Sagging Breasts with Augmentation and Breast Lift

Just as every woman knows, breast augmentation can help increase the volume, shape and size of your breasts whenever they do not match up to the likes of our aesthetic standards. There are a number of reasons for wanting fuller breasts for every feminine figure, but an augmentation alone cannot correct sagging breasts (ptosis), breast asymmetry or malposition of the

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July 15, 2014

Breast Augmentation for Tuberous Breasts Made Simple

Tuberous breasts are bound to make you feel uncomfortable. They make you fill out of proportion and instead of looking full and round with normal cleavage, tuberous breasts have a narrow and tube shape which is embarrassing to live with. Generally aesthetic concerns such as these may be temporarily corrected with the right bra or outfit, but you cannot where

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May 7, 2014

How to take care of yourself after breast augmentation

Some of the most common questions I get from my breast augmentation patients have to do instructions after surgery. Most of my patients are feeling pretty good by the 3rd or 4th day and they want to get back into the gym or resuming normal activities. I always caution my patients that even though they are feeling great – they

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December 4, 2013

Are you a new mom trying to get your pre-pregnancy body back?

As a new mom myself, I know how challenging it can be to get back to your pre-pregnancy body. Even if you’ve managed to lose all the baby weight, there are still some things that you may need some help with. Gaining weight and then losing it really changes things. You are not alone! Here are some of the common

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November 22, 2013

“Fat is the new filler” and uses you may not have known about.

Fat is an extremely versatile filler. It is easy to harvest through liposuction and it material that comes from your own body. Though some of it is absorbed by your body, whatever becomes incorporated is permanent and is living tissue, just transplanted to a new part of the body. I use it in almost all my facelifts to fill in

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November 19, 2012

Keller funnel and other steps to prevent capsular contracture in breast augmentation

In 2009 the FDA approved the Keller Funnel – a sterile funnel (looks like a pastry funnel) used to insert silicone breasts implants in a“no-touch” technique. I use a Keller Funnel for all my breast augmentation surgeries. The implant goes from it’s sterile container, into the sterile funnel, straight into the pocket without contacting skin or any other surgical instruments.

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October 31, 2012

Breast feeding and breast implants

breast feeding, breast augmentation I recently spoke with a friend who is a newborn ICU nurse who asked me whether or not woman were able to breast feed after breast augmentation surgery. She told me that the nurses in her hospital were not encouraging post breast augmentation patients to breastfeed because they thought they weren’t able to. In a study

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October 27, 2012

50th anniversary of silicone breast implants – 1st ever breast implant recipient shares her experience.

Photo courtesy of Radar Online Timmie Jean Lindsey is now an 80 year old great grandma. She was the first patient to receive silicone breast implants in 1962 from the surgeon who invented them. Amazingly enough, her original implants have never leaked or ruptured, but she does have some scar tissue. She said that her breast tissue only started to

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June 8, 2012

Breast implant operations have increased 40% in the last 10 years

New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast enhancement surgery continues to increase. Last year, surgeons performed 296,203 breast implants – a 2% increase from 2009 and a 39% increase since 2000. Overall, doctors performed 13.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2010, a 5 % increase compared with 2009. How does this relate to you? If you

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March 25, 2011

Do breast implants need to be changed every 10 years?

Just last week, at least 4 or 5 of my girlfriends who have breast implants asked me this question. I’m not sure how this idea started, but most women think that their breast implants need to be changed routinely. This is not the case – really, implants only need to be removed and replaced if there is a problem. In

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December 15, 2010

Breast augmentation research – Recent publication in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal by Dr. Catherine Huang Begovic

One of the most common and disfiguring complications of breast implants is capsular contracture. This is scar tissue that forms around the implant and causes discomfort or distortion of the breast. No one knows what predisposes certain women to develop this scar tissue. There have been different theories such as a genetic predisposition to inflammation forming scar, a small amount

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September 4, 2010

Breast Augmentation 101

I’ve recently had several girlfriends of mine come in for a breast augmentation consultation. Even in this day and age where information about anything can be found on the internet, it is often still confusing for patients. I remember when I got my breast implants, I felt a little overwhelmed by all the information that was out there. Therefore, I

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July 18, 2010

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