Breast Augmentation FAQ

December 4, 2014

How and why do breasts shape change with age?

Three major factors accounting for significant shape and size changes within the breast need to be considered within each patient. A patient may have one or […]
December 4, 2014

What is capsular contracture after breast augmentation surgery, what are the consequences, and what is the treatment?

A breast implant capsule is the firm, sometimes hard and thick, scar tissue that forms on the inside of the breasts and surrounds the breast implants […]
December 4, 2014

What is the thinking behind making the cohesive or gummy bear implant anatomically contoured?

There is a gentle curve to the breast. The top portion protrudes less, the bottom more, creating a gentle slope. The argument for a shaped gummy […]
December 4, 2014

How should I care for my incisions after breast enlargement surgery?

Dr. Gerzenshtein’s recommendations to his patients are found below. Consult with your own surgeon for his ore her specific instructions. After surgery you will be placed […]
December 4, 2014

What are MemoryGel™ Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implants? What are their advantages and disadvantages?

As the name suggests the MemoryGel™ Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implants are round in shape (not anatomically shaped), have a moderate plus profile (not […]
December 4, 2014

What are Polyurethane Coated Breast Implants?

Polyurethane Coated Breast Implants are not available in the U.S. at this time. They were taken off the UK market in 1991, but brought back in […]
December 4, 2014

What was the followup rate in the Allergan Core Study on INAMED® Silicone-Filled Breast Implants?

The Allergan Core Study on INAMED® Silicone-Filled Breast Implants has divulged an overall risk for any given complication over the first four years of 41% in […]
December 4, 2014

Is infection common after breast enlargement surgery with silicone breast implants, what are the consequences, and what is the treatment?

Any surgery, in any discipline carries a risk of infection. The risk is calculated based on the degree of contamination for a particular operation. Breast augmentation […]
December 4, 2014

Subglandular Vs. Submuscular Vs. "Dual-Plane" Breast Implant Placement

Subglandular placement refers to placement of breast implants under the skin, fat, and breast tissue, but on top of the muscle. As a result of this, […]