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?

October 14, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Breast augmentation surgery remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world. Each year, countless patients come to our San Mateo, CA plastic surgery center to enhance the size, shape, and appearance of their breasts. To achieve their aesthetic goals, we offer different breast implant options.

October 16, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face, Breast, Body, Skin

Individuals over the age of 45 don’t have to look and feel old. In fact, the mid to late 40s and beyond can be rewarding years as long as the patient is healthy and does not suffer from any major illnesses. The physical signs of aging can be treated with various plastic surgery procedures, helping men and women age gracefully as they prepare for their senior years.

October 16, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face, Breast, Body, Skin

Aging is inevitable, and signs often start to develop earlier than you would think. According to research, many areas of our body (including the skin) begin a downward spiral around the time we hit our mid-20s. As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Griffin understands the aging process and offers a range of cosmetic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments to address cosmetic concerns at any stage of life.

In Dr. Griffin’s experience, the following procedures are the most popular with patients ages 35 to 50:

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Breast

If your breasts are too large for your body, you may experience significant physical and psychological trauma. Not only do large breasts create a strain on the shoulders, neck, and back, they can also lead to public embarrassment and trouble finding clothing that fits. Whether your breasts are a result of genetics or breast augmentation, the pain associated with breasts that are too large may call for breast reduction surgery.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Breast

For most women, knowing the breast augmentation procedure’s side effects before undergoing treatment makes patients better equipped to handle over the recovery process. Keep in mind that patients are not likely to encounter all of these side effects, and none of them are likely to be severe.