How Noticeable Will My Breast Implant Scars Be?

Sometimes it doesn’t seem fair. Overall, you’re very happy with your appearance. You have a fit, shapely physique and a pretty face, but your breasts just aren’t as full and present as you’d like them to be. You might even feel like the only one around you who doesn’t have a perfect shape. In truth, your feelings are shared by many women in Beverly Hills…. READ MORE

What Are The Signs Of A Ruptured Silicone Breast Implant?

A ruptured silicone breast implant is difficult to diagnose. It typically is not something you or your surgeon can feel on physical exam. The implants also generally look the same size as well.  The only accurate way to diagnose a ruptured silicone implant is by way of an MRI.  Regular mammograms and ultrasounds are not sensitive enough to detect a ruptured silicone breast implant. If… READ MORE

What is Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

Some patients in Beverly Hills who undergo breast augmentation surgery may need a revision in the future. The most common reason for a revision or a second breast surgery is to change the size of the breast implant-usually to go larger. Other than size changes, some patients my develop capsular contracture (hard scar tissue) which is another common reason to have a revision. Revisions can… READ MORE

What Is Tissue Expansion?

Patients who have had a mastectomy for breast cancer may require tissue expansion prior to breast implants. Tissue expansion refers to a process where a plastic device filled with saline is inserted partially under the chest (pectoral) muscle at the time of a mastectomy or breast cancer removal surgery. Then, in the office over a  few months, the device is gradually filled with saline fluid… READ MORE

With Regards to Breast implants, is it better to go under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle?

By far the best way to insert a breast implant is under the chest (pectoral) muscle. This technique gives a more natural look and makes it easier to breast feed after surgery if a patient desires to do so. The risk of capsular contracture (scar tissue) is also lower when implants are placed under the muscle compared to over the muscle. The interpretation of mammograms… READ MORE

Breast Implant Replacement

Patients often ask if they have to replace their breast implants every ten years. This is not true. You do not have to replace your breast implants every ten years. The main reason to  exchange breast implants is because of a patient’s desire to change the size- usually to go bigger in size. Another common reason to change breast implants would be due to excess… READ MORE

How often do I have to change my breast implants?

A commonly asked question I get is: “How often do I have to change my breast implants?”. Many patients are under the assumption that implants need to be changed every ten years. This is not true. If you have no problems or complaints with your breast implants, then you do not have to exchange or change them at all. The most common reason to change… READ MORE

What will breast implants look like on me?

Many women want to know what they will look like with breast implants. This can be difficult for patients to visualize or imagine until the actual surgery is performed. Fortunately we offer 3D imaging before breast augmentation in Beverly Hills that can display what you may look like with various sizes of breast implants-before you have surgery. The process only takes a few minutes and… READ MORE

Which breast implant is best?

Most patients in my practice will choose a silicone gel breast implant over saline because of its more natural feel. This does not necessarily mean that silicone is superior to saline. The vast majority of patients select silicone breast implants because they prefer the feel of silicone compared to saline.  They both look very similar once surgically inserted, however, silicone does feel more natural. Some… READ MORE

How do you choose breast implant size?

Selecting the correct breast implant size for a patient can be a very challenging issue. Patients look at many before and after photos on the internet but still have difficulty visualizing what implants will look like on their own bodies. Even if patients “try on” the implants in a bra, it still doesn’t quite resemble what the final result will look like.  I have been… READ MORE

Breast Enlargement Saline Vs. Silicone

Breast Enlargements: Saline versus. Silicone The most popular desire to have breast surgery patients would be to look as natural as you possibly can. In the end, no woman really wants to look as if they simply had surgery to boost their bust size. Then when it involves selecting between saline implants, an answer composed mainly of saltwater, or silicone implants, a plastic gel-like substance,… READ MORE

Breast Implants: Saline vs. Silicone

Patients always ask which breast implant is better, saline or silicone. There is no correct answer however I will say that the majority of my patients choose silicone implants for breast augmentation due to the natural feel. The silicone implants are made of a very thick gel, similar in consistency to a gummy bear candy. They are very durable and feel very natural to the… READ MORE

Breast Implant Revisions

[videobreastrev] Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation surgery each year and many of these patients will require a revision surgery. The most common reason to have a second breast implant revision surgery is to change the size of the implant- with most patients electing to go larger in size. Dr.Bruno minimizes breast implant revisions for this reason by using 3D imaging before surgery so that… READ MORE

Q: Will Breasts Be Pulled Down During Tummy Tuck?

When they pull my skin down to remove the excess during Tummy Tuck, will this pull my breasts down as well? A: Change in breasts after tummy tuck The breast fold (inframammary fold) will likely not change after a tummy tuck. Most dissection during a tummy tuck does not extend as high up to have any noticeable effect on the breast position. Even if a patient… READ MORE

Q: How to Avoid Breast Implants Looking Like Balls on Chest?

I am 5’1″ 103 lbs. I am getting breast implants in 5 days. My surgeon has suggested 350 cc smooth, round, high profile silicone implants for my body. My biggest concern is I do not want to have the “ball” look on my chest. I want more of the natural slope of the breast look. Any advice on how to avoid the “ball” look? A: Breast… READ MORE

Q: How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

I have had breast implants for 14 years and I am now developing a large rash under my left breast, and it hurts and I feel alot of air pockets. One doctor told me to replace them every 10 years and another told me you never have to replace them A: Longevity and replacement of breast implants Saline and silicone implants have a deflation/rupture rate of… READ MORE

Q: Choosing a Breast Implants and Lift Surgeon

I am considering having breast implants and breast lift. What credentials should I look for in a surgeon? A: Breast Implants and Breast Lift When considering breast augmentation with a mastopexy (breast lift), you should carefully choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in this particular type of surgery. The combination of placing an implant and performing a lift at the same time can… READ MORE

Q: Breast Implant Sizes

I’m worried that if I get breast implants they will give me a top heavy look (my friend calls it the stripper look!), so, I’m trying to figure out what size breast implants should I get.  Is there a rule of thumb or tips for choosing breast augmentation sizes? What are my options in breast implant size? A: Breast implant size Breast implant size is determined… READ MORE

Q: Saline Breast Implant Reduction

I have Mentor saline implants filled to 375 CC, the procedure done in 2004. I have been quite happy with my breasts and the implants, but lately, as I approach menopause, I’m wishing for somewhat smaller breasts! Can I have, say, 100 or 150 cc of the saline removed from the implants, or will I need to have complete removal and replacement with smaller implants?… READ MORE