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Do Breast Implants Need To Be Replaced?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Oct 21, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Breast augmentation can be a great way for women who are small-chested, or who have previously breastfed, to improve the shape, fullness, size and appearance of their breasts. With different implant sizes and materials, there is bound to be an option for everyone. The big question for many patients when deciding to get implants is “How long do they last?” If this is something you’ve wondered then you are in the right place.

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In the past, implants had to be replaced every ten years due to things like typical wear, rupture, or leaking. With advancements in the quality of implants, they now last forever! Breast augmentation is now a one and done treatment, as long as no issues arise with your implants indicating that reoperation is necessary.

Dr. Nealy recommends routine annual mammograms and frequent self-checks to ensure the implants are still intact. In addition, he recommends patients who have received a breast augmentation get an MRI every three years to evaluate the implant for signs of rupture. Because of the improved quality of current implants, it is nearly impossible to tell if they have ruptured in a physical exam alone.

If you have received breast implants in the past, and are unsure if your implants will need to be replaced, it’s important to check with your provider. Older implants often are replaced every ten years. At Silk Touch, we offer implant removal and replacement for patients who previously received implants.

For those of you who are interested in breast augmentation surgery or are wanting more information on the procedure, be sure to give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule a consultation!

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Topics: Breast Enhancement, cosmetic surgery, Dr. Jason Nealy, Breast Augmentation

Are Mammograms Necessary For Breast Surgery?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Jun 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Most, if not all, women know the importance of receiving a mammogram to check for healthy breast tissue. Mammograms are a vital part of women's health as they begin to age to protect against breast cancer. But did you know that mammograms may be required by doctors prior to breast surgery? 

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When receiving elective breast surgery such as a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a breast reduction at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, there are a few pre-surgery preparation steps that must be taken. Depending on your family medical history and age, one of these preparations may be getting a mammogram.

When to Get a Mammogram

According to the American Cancer Society women at an average risk of breast cancer should follow specific guidelines on when to get a mammogram. These guidelines are as follows:

  • Women age 40 to 44: optional mammograms annually
  • Women age 45 to 54: mammograms annually
  • Women ages 55 and older: mammograms every other year or optional yearly mammograms

What is Considered "Average Risk?"

Women who are at an “average risk” include those who have not had breast cancer in the past, who do not have a strong family history of breast cancer or the BRCA gene, and who have not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30. These guidelines may differ for those who are at a high risk.

Breast Surgery at Silk Touch

At Silk Touch, Dr. Nealy follows these guidelines as well as those set by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which state that doctors should only have patients tested when necessary. 

If you do not meet these requirements then it is likely that you will not have to receive a mammogram prior to your elective breast surgery. Any additional questions you may have can be discussed with the doctor at your consultation. For more information on how to prepare for your breast surgery consultation visit our website or call us at 208-939-3110.

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Topics: Breast Enhancement, Dr. Jason Nealy, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation vs Breast Lift: Which is right for you?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Mar 30, 2021 11:45:00 PM

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Are you wanting to enhance your breasts, but don’t know if you should get a breast augmentation or a breast lift? You’re not alone. It’s important to educate yourself on the different types of procedures offered so you know you are choosing the right one for you.

Why get breast enhancement surgery?

There are many factors that play into a woman deciding to get breast enhancement surgery. As women age, their breasts often lose their youthful shape and begin to sag. This can especially be seen in women who have breastfed their children. Other women may have smaller breasts and want to do breast enhancement surgery to achieve a larger cup size. 

What is the difference between the two surgeries?

Breast augmentation, or mammoplasty, is a surgery where breast size is increased by placing implants underneath breast tissue or chest muscles. This procedure gives the overall roundness and cup size that the patient is desiring. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that is done by removing excess skin and tightening breast tissue to raise the breast. This can also help with any sagging.

Depending on your goals for your overall breast appearance, one or both of these procedures may be the answer for you.  For those looking for a more natural alternative to breast enhancement surgery, fat transfer to breast might be a better solution. Interested in learning more about the different breast enhancement procedures we offer? Call us at 208-939-3110 or visit our website to book your free consultation today!

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Topics: Breast Enhancement, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation

What is Fat Transfer for Breast Enhancement?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Feb 28, 2021 8:53:02 PM

If you have been wanting to enhance your breasts, but don’t want to use implants, then fat transfer for breast enhancement might be the answer for you! The procedure is especially beneficial to those who want a more natural breast enhancement and only want to increase their breast size by a few cup sizes.

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More about Fat Transfer in Boise, Idaho

Fat transfer to breast is performed with liposuction. A small cannula is used to harvest fat from one location in the body and re-inject it into the breast. Typical areas fat is transferred from include the abdomen and thighs. The area from which the fat is collected and the treatment site are both numbed with local anesthesia prior to the procedure.

Not everyone is a candidate for fat transfer to breast, or may not be able to achieve their desired breast appearance with the procedure. For those people, breast implants may be a better solution. To find out if fat transfer to breast is possible for you, click here to request a complimentary consultation.

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