Average Recovery Times for Plastic Surgeries

When you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important to factor recovery times into your plans. Recovery times can vary depending on overall health and procedure, and some patients may take longer to be back to 100% while others may require less time.             Some Factors When Considering Recovery Time Include: Average…

Better Breasts After Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Growing and nourishing a child with their bodies is an extremely satisfying, life-changing experience for women. However, it is completely normal for new moms to feel like their bodies no longer reflect how they see themselves. Postpartum recovery looks different for every woman, but it’s common for women to experience sagging, flattened breasts when they…

Video: Capsular Contracture: Here’s How You Know You Have It

Hi, this is Dr. Salemy. I’m talking today from our office in Seattle. A Realself user posed a really good question about capsular contracture and how do we know if the patient has capsular contracture or not. Capsular contracture is a process where the body makes a hard scar around a breast implant. All breast…

Video: Silicone Breast Implants Options

  Hi, my name is Dr. Salemy, I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon here in Seattle, Washington. I want to chat a little bit today about some of the different options that are available for silicone implants today. In front of me, I have three of these options, all are silicone cohesive gel breast implants. They’re…

Video: I Want New Breasts — What Will My Recovery Be Like?

  Hi, this is Dr. Salemy and I’m speaking today from our office in Seattle. A patient on Realself had asked the question about what the recovery is like after a breast augmentation. This a great question and something you should be fully aware of before you decide to have the procedure.   Now, the…

Video: How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

How Long Do Breast Implants Last? Women who are considering breast augmentation surgery often have questions about the numerous styles of implants available to them. To help make the research process a bit less confusing, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding implants. What Do Breast Implants Look Like? How the…

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,…