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Choosing Breast Implants with 3D Imaging

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Selecting breast implants is a crucial step in breast augmentation. With different sizes and materials to choose from, selecting the right breast implant can be difficult. Dr. Dadvand is one of the first surgeons to use the Vectra 3D Imaging System to provide patients with an accurate representation of their desired breast size. Unlike traditional methods, the Vectra 3D ...

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Breast Augmentation Patient Testimonial

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Last June, our patient had a consultation with Dr. Dadvand about breast augmentation after reaching her desired weight goal. Losing weight can often lead to reduction in breast size. After meeting with Dr. Dadvand and the friendly office staff, she underwent breast augmentation and was delighted with the results. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://drdadvandplasticsurgery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Los-Angeles-Breast-Augmentation-with-Dr.-Dadvand-Patient-Testimonial.mp4"][/video] ...

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Breast Implant Profiles

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Breast implants come in all shapes and sizes.  As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation I spend a significant amount of time discussing the various aspects of breast implants. In this post I want to focus on the profile of the implant. This is something that patients can get confused about so I want to make it as ...

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Vectra 3D System

Friday, March 21st, 2014

As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation surgery, I am striving to offer my patients the latest innovations that can improve the surgical experience. The Vectra 3D system is the most technologically advanced way to help you pick the best implant for your body. I am one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use ...

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Selecting the Right Breast Implant

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The most important aspect of breast augmentation surgery is selecting the right implant. Patients tell me that this is the most stressful part of the breast augmentation consultation for them. The reason why this can be stressful is because there are so many different sizes, shapes, and styles of implants. This can make the decision overwhelming. There are different ways ...

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Breast Implant Myths

Friday, June 28th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, my job is to not only make women look and feel beautiful, but also to educate them about breast implants and breast augmentation surgery. During the consultation I still come across some prevailing inaccuracies, let’s call them myths, regarding breast implants. In this post I have listed the most frequent myths ...

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History of Breast Implants

Friday, June 21st, 2013

As a plastic surgeon it is interesting to see how the technology that we take for granted these days actually came about. Breast implants have been around in one form or another. In this post I will outline the history and evolution of breast implants. Let’s just say we’ve come a long way…. 1890 – Dr. Robert Gersuny performed the ...

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Silicone Breast Implants

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The FDA took silicone implants off the market back in 1992 amidst reports that the silicone product was causing a wide variety of ailments in women who had the implants and had them leak. Many studies were done to prove one way or another that the silicone was responsible for one or all of the ailments afflicting these women. ...

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Tuberous Breast

Friday, September 21st, 2012

As a breast surgery specialist I come across many different types of breast conditions. One of these conditions is tuberous breast deformity. It occurs during breast development and can affect either one or both breasts. Typically the characteristics of tuberous breast deformity are: 1)      Constricted or narrow breast base 2)      Puffy enlarged areola 3)      High breast fold 4)      Ptotic, or droopy, nipples Women can ...

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Double Bubble

Friday, September 14th, 2012

One of the less frequent but more challenging problems in revision breast augmentation is the “double bubble”. The term double bubble refers to how the breast looks. Typically it looks like there are two breasts on one side, one being above the other. The causes of double bubble are varied as are the treatment options. In some patients, an implant ...

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To Lift or Not to Lift

Friday, August 31st, 2012

As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery one of the hardest conversations to have is with a patient who comes in for breast augmentation, but who also needs a breast lift, or mastopexy. The main reason this conversation is difficult for the patient is because typically mastopexies involve additional incisions, which the patient may not be initially prepared ...

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Dr. Babak Dadvand Discusses Rippling With Breast Implants

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Breast implants can greatly enhance a woman’s figure as well as her confidence. Breast augmentation surgery is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the US. However, there are some less than satisfying effects of breast implants and in this post I will be discussing one of them: Rippling. Basically it is what it sounds like. Rippling is either palpable ...

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Dr. Babak Dadvand Discusses Breast Anatomy

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. Many of the blogs discuss breast implants and issues related to them. In this blog the focus is on the actual breast…and more specifically, breast anatomy. Most people don’t know what a breast is made from, generally assuming that it is just fatty tissue. However breasts are ...

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All Good Things to Those Who Wait

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. As a breast specialist, I perform many breast augmentations. In the vast majority of these cases I elect to place the implants under the pectoralis major muscle. There are distinct advantages to placing the implants under the muscle as opposed to over ...

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How To Correct Bottoming Out after Breast Augmentation

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Breast augmentation is a very common operation that can greatly enhance a woman’s life. But with all surgeries, there are complications that can occur. Bottoming out is a term seen on many breast implant forums and websites but what is it really, what causes it, and how can it be fixed? Bottoming out occurs when the implant sits below the ...

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How To Get Rid of Mondor’s Chord

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the United States with over 300,000 procedures performed per year. For most women, the results improve their shape with very few to no drawbacks. In a very small percentage of women who undergo breast augmentation, they develop a firm, tender chord that travels along the bottom of the breast and ...

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Capsular Contracture

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

One of the risks of breast augmentation is capsular contracture. So what is capsular contracture? Well let’s start by saying that developing a capsule around an implant is entirely normal. The body forms a capsule around any foreign object, whether it’s a breast implant, chin implant, or hip implant. It is just your natural immune response. However, in some ...

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Capsular Contracture: Part II

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

In a previous submission I talked about the causes of capsular contracture. Going into more detail, there is an entire grading system (called the Baker Grading System) for capsular contracture based on the severity. The system has 4 grades, from 1 to 4, with Grade 1 being normal and Grade 4 the most severe. The interesting thing is that ...

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Breast Massage

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I routinely use breast massage in all of my breast implant patients, whether it is a first time augmentation, a revision augmentation, or an augmentation with a breast lift. The advantage of breast massage, especially in primary breast augmentation, is two fold. One, it “stretches” the pectoralis muscle, allowing the implant to settle into its pocket more quickly. Initially, ...

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Saline vs Silicone Breast Implants

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

One of the most important considerations in breast augmentation is whether to use saline or silicone implants. In some women, the difference is negligible, but in others it can be very important. So which one should you choose? Well like almost everything, the answer is….it depends. They both have advantages but before going into that let me give you ...

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Most Commonly Asked Breast Augmentation Questions

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Certain questions come up over and over again during consultations for breast augmentation. Because of this I decided to list five of the most frequent with their answers. They are in no particular order. 1. Q: Will implants affect my ability to breastfeed? A: The factor that may affect breast feeding after implants is whether major ...

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