Category Archives: Breast Implants

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3 Reasons Women Choose Revision Breast Augmentation

You did your research, planning, and consultation – then finally had the breast augmentation you were considering for so long. If you’re like most women we see from the Guilford, West Hartford, and shoreline areas who get implants (roughly 300,000 American women each year), you’re happy with the results. Over time, changes can occur that …

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FDA Review of Silicone Implants: Updates on Safety and MRI Requirement

New data was just released by the FDA regarding the safety of silicone breast implants. After two days of discussion with doctors and manufacturers, officials briefed the media about their current position. You can read a transcript of the media briefing, during which NPR reporter Nancy Shute asked: how often should women be getting a …

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More Women Need to Be Informed About Breast Reconstruction Options

Cutting-edge detection and treatment options have made breast cancer a lesser threat. But beating cancer is only half the battle. Breast reconstruction is the next step in recovery for most women. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 has made is possible for many women to gain access to affordable or fully-covered reconstruction …

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Enhance Your Overall Appearance With Breast Augmentation

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the most requested cosmetic surgery in the United States. Breast augmentation at our Guilford practice is a very flexible procedure, offering our patients from throughout West Hartford and the shoreline areas the choice of changing the size, shape, firmness, and placement of their breasts, …

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Silicone Breast Implants – A 50-Year Retrospective

Once controversial, they are now safer and more effective than ever Throughout their half-century history, silicone breast implants have been the subject of heated debate. Few medical devices have experienced such longevity, despite being banned by the FDA for 14 years, from 1992-2006. And breast implants remain among most popular procedures in plastic surgery. According …

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Make Your Own Breast Implant Sizers and Decide Which Implant Size is Right for You

Size matters when it comes to breast implants. Most women find that determining the right breast implant size can be just as difficult as deciding to undergo breast augmentation in the first place. Guilford plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins believes that realistic expectations are key to patient satisfaction, so it is essential that you are …

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Breast Augmentation & Lift

Women who have given birth and breastfed their children are often interested in a combination breast augmentation and lift. In Guilford, CT, Dr. Beth Collins performs these procedures together to help moms enhance their breast size and shape. Why do the breasts change after pregnancy and breastfeeding? A woman’s breasts grow during pregnancy, which expands …

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FDA Reports On Silicone Breast Implant Safety

Choosing to undergo breast augmentation is a personal decision, and selecting silicone or saline implants is an equally personal choice.In 2010, silicone breast implants were placed during half of all breast augmentation surgeries. In the past, there have been concerns that silicone breast implants may be associated with possible negative complications. If you remember these …

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