Saturday, October 15, 2011

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of A Breast Augmentation

Usually, the one thing holding women back from getting the breast augmentation they've always wanted is FEAR.

It's exceedingly common to be afraid of many things, some of which are:

-the surgery/anesthesia
-pain and recovery
-potential complications
-getting a bad boob job
-needing more surgery down the road

But there's good news. One factor - the plastic surgeon you choose - can basically wipe that whole slate of fears clean if you make an excellent choice.

That means finding a surgeon who is board-certified, has numerous before and after photos showing his/her beautiful aesthetic skills and abilities, takes the time to give you personal attention and care, listens to what you have to say, as well as your fears and concerns, and operates a first-rate and spotlessly clean facility with a board-certified anesthesiologist and friendly staff.

In fact, if you hire a good surgeon, a breast augmentation is one of the most routine and safest cosmetic surgeries you can have.

The crucial sticking point? You've got to do your homework, and pick the right plastic surgeon.

Slap Your Way To Bigger Breasts?

Over at AOL Stylelist, Dana Oliver profiles an "all natural" way to increase the size of your breasts out of Bangkok, Thailand: the art of breast slapping.

[Please note: I am NOT recommending this.]

The beautician who founded the method - 44 year-old Khemmikka Na Songkhla -  says the technique of slapping, kneading and massaging fat around the breast area was passed down to her from her grandmother.

A modest inch to two inch increase in size can be seen after the treatment, which clients say they are pleased with, as an alternative to cosmetic surgery.

You can check out the story and video here.

What do you think? Crazy or clever?

Monday, August 8, 2011

What To Know About Breast Augmentation

Today, I'm featuring a guest post by Cindy Roten, who has some great insight on what you need to know if you're thinking about getting a breast augmentation. Enjoy!


What To Know About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation raises a number of very important questions for the person considering it. 

If you're the surgery, you'll want to know which surgeon to pick, which specific procedure is best for you, and, most importantly, what your breasts will look like once the surgery has been performed. 

Fortunately, online sources like are chock full of info that can answer many of your most common questions.

In the meantime, however, here are a few things to know before heading in to meet with your surgeon. 

  • First, you should know (because many people don't realize it) that breast augmentation is not only about enlarging breasts. These days, surgeons can reduce and enlarge breasts, re-shape, even out or reconstruct them. So, while you probably already know which of these types of procedures you would like done, you may want to consider the range of options available to you.
  • Today, your breast augmentation does not have to depend on guesswork. Not long ago, it was up to a woman and her doctor to decide what size and shape to aim for in the surgery, and the result would not be previewed before surgery. However, while it is obviously impossible to get a completely literal preview of what your breasts will look like following surgery, there are tools available now that allow women to view very close approximations of what their new breasts will look like. These sizing indicators can be very helpful in ensuring that you're thrilled with your results.
  • You'll also want to carefully consider the recovery phase before undergoing a breast augmentation surgery, so that you can plan around it. It's not as simple as having an operation, removing the bandages, and going about your day. You will likely need to be inactive for a period of time (typically anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on what procedures you have done). Whatever the case, it is of vital importance that you follow your surgeon’s directions for recovery, to make sure that your breasts heal correctly, and you end up with the beautiful results you want.
There is plenty of information available on the Internet if you want to know more, or if you have specific questions about your breast augmentation surgery. However, these few basic points should help to get you started. The good news is, breast augmentation today is a very precise surgery, and if you make the right decisions, it should go exactly the way you want it to.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Future Of Breast Augmentation


Over at the My Life In Beauty blog, "The Knife Coach" Wendy Lewis and Dr. Z. Paul chat about the newest procedures in breast augmentation, and what the future may hold.

The focus is on 'fat grafting breast augmentation' - which is also known as 'fat transfer breast augmentation,' a method that is still very much in experimental phases, and which I've covered as a feature story on AOL StyleList.

Because so much is still unknown in this arena, I wouldn't personally recommend that you consider for your breast augmentation today (unless of course you're a reconstruction patient, where the circumstances are different) - but it could be something that develops and grows into a more 'natural' option for all breast augmentation patients sometime in the near future.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Breast Augmentation: A Reader Speaks Out

Today, I'm excited to feature a guest post by Constance, a reader who has overcome her fears and reservations about surgery, and gone on to have a breast augmentation that she loves. Here's her story.



My Boob Job: Making The Decision

I had been toying with the idea of getting a breast augmentation for at least 20 years before I finally decided to go for it!

But I didn't always think I would get a boob job. When I was a teenager, I decided firmly against getting any enhancements - even though I was always self-conscious about my smaller B cup. Then I went to college in California, land of the beautiful bodies.

I continued to think about getting larger breasts. This went on for years, and through two marriages. I always felt less than adequate inside.
But then, I had a huge A-HA moment. I was having lunch with my best friend and an acquaintance of hers. At one point, this woman said to me, "I used to be as flat as you before I got my boob job." 

Well, I decided right then and there that no one was going to call me flat again!

(Why are women so sensitive and take it so much more personally when other women critique their appearance, than when other men do? But that's a whole other topic...)

Anyway, I finally made the decision to just do it! 

I was approaching 40, and had just been through a rough divorce, and wanted to start my new life with a new body. Not only did I want the breast augmentation, I was also interested in getting a tummy tuck. I had had two Caesarian sections for the birth of my daughters, and no amount of sit-ups would tighten my tummy pouch.

Now came the difficult decision of choosing the right doctor. I went with Dr. Christine Stiles and her specialty Mommy Makeover, so I could get a breast augmentation and tummy tuck at the same time. Dr. Stiles is a female plastic surgeon in Frisco, Texas, where I reside. It was really important for me personally to select a woman surgeon, because it made me feel more comfortable and at ease.

I'm thrilled with my results, and only wish I had done it sooner!