Video: Swelling After Breast Augmentation: How Long Will It Last?

  Hi, it’s Dr. Salemy and I’m speaking here from our office in Seattle. I had some questions today from some Realself readers and I wanted to answer some for you guys today. The first question is about swelling after a breast augmentation. Typically, I tell my patients that the swelling is going to be…

Video: How Active Can I Be After a Breast Augmentation?

Hi, this is Dr. Salemy and I’m speaking today from our office here in Seattle. A patient posed a really good question about activity restrictions after breast augmentation. The question was how do we go through several weeks of recovery after surgery without exercising? I got to say this is a really tough problem for…

Breast Augmentation: The Must Ask Questions on Implants

Plastic surgery offers a continually expanding array of cosmetic procedures that repair or reshape the various areas of the body, resulting in an improved appearance that is generally leaner, firmer and more youthful. One of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States, breast augmentation involves the placement of breast implants to produce…

Breast Augmentation Done Right – How to Avoid Breast Revision Surgery

In 2016, more than a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries were performed in the US, a number that is up by almost 37% since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). As the number of women seeking breast augmentation rises, so does the number potentially needing a breast revision. Before undergoing a breast enhancement,…

What’s Your Knowledge on Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) estimates that there were over 290,000 breast augmentations performed in 2016. If you are considering this procedure, there is a lot of information important to know including many common misconceptions. How much knowledge do you…

Preparation and Post-Surgery Care for Breast Augmentation

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation was the single most popular cosmetic surgery option for 2016. These procedures can enhance self-esteem and restore confidence, allowing women to enjoy the figure they’ve always wanted. The right preparation and post-surgery care can ensure the best results for breast enhancement patients. Here are…

Breast Surgery Consultation

Any woman who is considering breast surgery should begin with a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. This meeting is an opportunity to explore the options and discuss what is possible, practical, and optimal. The more preparation that potential patients do for this meeting, the more helpful it will be.   What are the…

Breast Implant Options

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, decisions have to be made regarding breast implant options. Implants come in various profiles, sizes, widths, and heights. According to Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Shahram Salemy, determining the best implants includes many factors including the patient’s goals and anatomy. The surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of implant options and together…

The Art of Plastic Surgery

Plastic and cosmetic surgeries don’t have to be major procedures to have a big impact. From scar removal to rhinoplasty, there are many procedures that make only minor adjustments to the body, but can completely change the way a patient looks and feels. Discover the skill and art behind plastic surgery. How Plastic Surgeons Use…

Q & A: Seven Questions about Breast Reduction Surgery with Dr. Shahram Salemy

Breast augmentation surgeries have long been one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic surgery field. However, a popular option for women is undergoing breast reduction to enhance their appearance and their self-confidence. Reduction mammaplasty can offer significant advantages for women, including the following: Reduced weight and stress on the back Improved athletic performance…