July 14, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Thanks to breast augmentation surgery, we can enhance the size and improve the shape of patients’ breasts. While making the breasts larger is one of the aesthetic goals, it’s just one facet of achieving effective surgery results.

There are many other considerations to keep in mind, especially for patients who have small breasts to begin with. To achieve ideal results in small-breasted patients, surgeons will need to make a few important choices.

June 15, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Many breast augmentation patients wonder what they can do to maintain the results of their surgery. One of the best things patients can do is to lead a healthy lifestyle and avoid major weight gain or weight loss. Losing a significant amount of weight could have an impact on the appearance and feel of your breast implants.

May 30, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

3-D imaging allows our patients to virtually “try on” breast implants in different sizes and shapes before you decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery. How does this technology work? What are the advantages over using sizers (such as tester implants that can be inserted into your bra) to determine the right size and shape implant for your procedure?

Here, Dr. John R. Griffin discusses how 3D imaging can be used to help our San Mateo, CA patients decide if breast augmentation is right for them.

May 08, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Thanks to breast implants, women can enhance their curves and improve their overall figure. There are risks to keep in mind after breast augmentation, however. For example, implant ruptures can negatively impact health in patients with silicone breast implants. According to new findings by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), patients with textured breast implants must also consider potential health risks.

April 05, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Many patients who’ve undergone breast augmentation surgery at our San Mateo, CA practice have achieved excellent results. With enhanced curves and improved body contour, these patients experienced a renewed sense of self and a better overall self-image. While the majority of our patients are satisfied with the results, there are times when some correction/revision may be required. That’s certainly the case with breast implant rippling.

February 15, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Capsular contracture refers to the formation of excessive scar tissue around a breast implant following breast augmentation surgery. This scar tissue can harden and compress the breast implant, causing pain as well as problems with the appearance and texture of the breast. It’s estimated that capsular contracture occurs in 5 to 8 percent of breast augmentation patients, with signs and symptoms developing up to five years after surgery. The degree of capsular contracture can range from mild to severe.

January 17, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

While breast augmentation surgery is designed to increase the size of the breasts, it is possible to get implants that are too big. When this happens, patients face a number of problems that impact their appearance, their daily routine, and even their general health.

December 18, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Many women undergo breast augmentation surgery in order to increase the size and enhance the shape of their breasts. For some women, the surgery is necessary to correct certain genetic or inherited problems. Such is the case with tubular breasts, which can be a major source of self-consciousness and poor self-image.

November 30, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

It may seem antithetical, but recovery from a plastic surgery procedure begins before the surgery is even performed. Preparing for surgery gets your body ready for the procedure. Breast augmentation surgery patients will be given detailed instructions of do's and don'ts leading up to surgery. Be sure to follow all pre-op and post-op instructions closely. This will help improve healing times and the patient recovery experience. The instructions will also help prevent post-surgical complications from occurring.

October 25, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Breast augmentation surgery remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Each year, we receive questions from patients in the San Mateo, CA area who are interested in getting breast implants. One of the most common questions involves picking the right size. Are larger implants necessarily better?