Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia: Enrique Silberblatt, MD
3505 Brambleton Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
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Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

Do Breast Implants Interfere with Mammogram Results?

This is an excellent question that I often hear from women considering breast augmentation. The short answer is that breast implants can potentially make viewing breast tissues and identifying any irregularities a bit more difficult during traditional mammograms. However, there are special methods that can be employed to improve the accuracy of mammography results for …

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Which Implant Placement Provides the Most Natural Results?

When it comes to breast augmentation, one of the most critical elements in achieving a natural-looking result is proper implant placement. Patients have two options for implant placement: over the pectoral muscle (subglandular) or under the pectoral muscle (submuscular). The most appropriate choice will depend on several factors unique to each individual, including skin thickness …

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Recovery from Breast Augmentation with a Lift

Despite the fact that breast augmentation with a lift is essentially two procedures in one, recovery will not be twice as long as it is for each treatment performed independently. In fact, the majority of patients have a similar—if not the same—recovery experience as those who exclusively underwent breast augmentation or breast lift surgery. Following …

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What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with a Lift?

Over time, such factors as pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, and the natural process of aging can result in some degree of breast drooping and/or volume loss for many women. Fortunately, individuals desiring to address these physical changes and enhance the overall appearance of their breasts have several cosmetic options available, including breast lift surgery, …

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

As with most aesthetic surgical procedures, the overall cost of breast augmentation will vary based on your unique needs and desired outcomes. You can expect the total expense to include fees for your plastic surgeon, anesthesia, postoperative medications, and the specific facility in which your treatment is performed (hospital, accredited surgical center, etc.) Additionally, there …

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Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Prior to answering this question, I’d like to first make note that not all women have the ability to produce a sufficient quantity of milk for breastfeeding regardless of whether or not they have had a breast augmentation. For this reason, individuals who have never attempted nursing a child before surgery may be unaware they …

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What Are My Breast Augmentation Incision Options?

When placing implants during breast augmentation surgery, there are several incision options that can be utilized: Underneath the breast Around the areola In the armpit Around the belly button (which I do not offer) For the majority of patients, I use an incision underneath the breast as it enables me to access the breast pocket …

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Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: Which Do I Need?

A common question I hear from patients interested in correcting drooping breasts is whether they would benefit more from a breast lift (mastopexy), a breast augmentation with implants, or both. While the answer to this inquiry will depend on the individual’s unique goals and desired outcome, there are a few generalities that often apply to …

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Breast Augmentation Recovery: What to Expect

Following breast augmentation, the majority of patients can expect to take about one to two weeks off work, and most will require some assistance and support from close friends or family members during the first few days of recovery. The day after surgery, I typically have patients return to the office so I can inspect …

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