As a plastic surgeon in Nashville, I specialize in breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reconstruction procedures. Learn about the procedure and my approach to it.
Whether you’ve recently made the choice to undergo breast augmentation in Nashville, or you’re beginning to look into it for the first time, it’s not uncommon to be overwhelmed by all of the implant options out there. The decisions you’ll need to make fall under 4 major categories. Here’s some insight and understanding into each. Implant Material You’ll have 2 implant material options: saline or silicone. The saline implants are made from a silicone shell that is filled with a liquid saline solution. When you hold it in your hand, it feels a lot like a thick plastic bag filled … Continue reading
I’ve heard a wide range of questions about breast augmentation from patients at my practice in Nashville, TN. But can you guess what one of the most common concerns is? You may be surprised to hear that it has nothing to do with the surgery itself, but more to do with the recovery. Patients are often concerned about the length of their recovery, the discomfort they may feel, and their ability to care for their family and friends. These concerns are important factors to consider before undergoing an augmentation, so to help with that, I’ve prepared a list of 7 … Continue reading
If you’ve recently made the decision to get breast augmentation, congratulations! My Nashville patients tell me that this choice is a very exciting step, but that it also can be a little overwhelming. Let me put your mind at ease with some tips for the next part of your journey: choosing a surgeon. An experienced, qualified, compassionate surgeon can make every other aspect of your breast augmentation easier, from planning to recovery. You may have many excellent surgeons to choose from in your area, so it’s important to do your homework and set up consultations with a few before moving … Continue reading
Have you heard of “gummy bear” breast implants? Many women interested in breast augmentation have. Both here at my practice in Nashville, TN and online, women have a lot of questions about these innovative silicone implants. A recent survey by the popular plastic surgery forum RealSelf showed that 70% of women knew the term “gummy bear” implants, but few knew what they are or what makes them different. So let’s look at some quick facts. Here are my answers to 5 common questions: 1. Why are they called that? The nickname comes from the implants’ consistency. Gummy bear implants are made … Continue reading
The overwhelming popularity of silicone breast implants represents a remarkable turnaround since the FDA approved their return to the market less than 10 years ago. The most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® showed that more than 75% of patients last year chose silicone implants for their breast augmentation procedures. At my Nashville, TN practice, virtually all of our patients — 97% — selected silicone implants last year. In the first year after the FDA lifted the moratorium on silicone implants — 2006 — fewer than 20% of the women who underwent breast augmentation surgery opted for the silicone version. That … Continue reading