Safer Breast Implants: About the 14 Point Plan

While breast augmentation surgery is considered relatively safe, there is some risk of complications. One of the long term problems that may be associated with breast implant surgery is getting “capsular contracture,” or a painful hardening of the tissue surrounding the implant.  This can be caused by a small amount of bacterial contamination (not infection)… Read More »

Why Are Women Parting With their Breast Implants?

While breast augmentation continues to be the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, more and more women are opting to have their breast implants removed. In 2017, more than 27,000 women who had previously had breast augmentations had their implants removed, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What’s… Read More »

5 Things to Know about Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery procedure that helps women achieve the feminine figure they’ve always wanted. While breast augmentation may seem like a very straightforward procedure, there are still many facts that are not commonly known about this surgery. Below, we have outlined five quick facts about breast augmentation: – Breast augmentation is… Read More »

Breast Implant Size

One of the most important decisions you will make before your breast implant surgery is choosing the right size implant. There is no such thing as “one size fits all” If there were, you wouldn’t be considering breast augmentation in the first place. There are several considerations board-certified Virginia breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Eric Desman, will… Read More »

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Cohesive gel silicone breast implants, colloquially known as gummy bear implants, are among the newer types of breast implants on the market. However, newer does not imply untested. In fact, these implants adhere to the same strict regulations as all silicone breast implants – only the design has changed. Gummy bear implants have become increasingly popular… Read More »

Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery Proud to Offer Natrelle® 410 Gel ‘Gummy Bear’ Breast Implants

Board-certified Alexandria, Virginia, plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman and the team at The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery are pleased to offer breast augmentation patients the newly available Natrelle 410 Shaped Gel breast implants, also known as “gummy bear implants.” The Natrelle 410 Shaped Gel breast implants consist of a highly cohesive silicone gel that delivers enhanced… Read More »

Exercising with Breast Implants

Will breast augmentation impact athletic performance? Do breast implants interfere with physical exertion? Can the placement of breast implants change the way in which you exercise? The answer to all of these questions is that it usually depends on several factors. It depends on your level of physical activity, it depends on your natural anatomy, and it… Read More »