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Breast Revision Surgery (and What We Do to Prevent It)

Complications from breast augmentation surgery are rare, but we do see them at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey. The overwhelming majority of our breast augmentation patients enjoy their implants for many years, but occasionally we see patients from other practices that have developed a complication and require additional or revision surgery to fix it.

Revision surgery can involve replacing the original pair of implants with a new pair, or simply removing them altogether. Because it is a costly and time-consuming experience, our plastic surgeons do everything we can when planning and placing implants to prevent the need for future revision surgery. Here are a few steps that can be taken to avoid breast augmentation complications requiring revision surgery.

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Are Breast Implants Toxic?

Do you dream of augmenting your small bust via breast augmentation — but question the safety of breast implants? This month’s blog post is written specifically for you, as the team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey tackles concerns surrounding the safety of breast implant devices.

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Millennials Explain Why They Had Plastic Surgery

If you tend to associate plastic surgery with tummy tuck and facelift procedures, you may be surprised to learn that one of the fastest-growing demographics seeking plastic surgery is millennials (individuals currently in their 20s and early 30s). Here, the team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey breaks down some of the most common millennial motivations for pursuing procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, lip augmentation and more.

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Americans Spent $13.5 Billion on Plastic Surgery in 2015

Last year, Americans spent a record-breaking amount on plastic surgery. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, this was the first time plastic surgeons noted such high numbers — closing in on almost $14 billion. This is a $1.5 billion increase from 2014 to 2015.  The team at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey breaks down the news in more detail here.

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Talking to Your Children about Plastic Surgery

Many of the patients that visit us at the Plastic Surgery Group of New Jersey tell us they prefer to keep their cosmetic treatment discreet in order to avoid chatter from friends, co-workers and acquaintances. However, when it comes to family and children, it is impossible to keep surgery a complete secret. Children are (perhaps surprisingly!) perceptible and can detect the most subtle changes. Therefore, if you are planning to have a plastic surgery procedure, you will probably have to say something to your kids. The question is, what?

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