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Breast Revision and the Use of Drains

Posted on: Sep 16 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision recovery, Breast revision risks, Breast revision surgery

Many women have voiced concern over the use of drains after their breast revision surgery. They have heard stories how they are bulky, somewhat awkward to manage and painful when the tubes are pulled out. Understanding the Need for Drains They are a little cumbersome, but only take a few minutes to empty. There is[…] Read More →

Can Breast Implants be Reused During Revision Surgery?

Posted on: Aug 12 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision risks, Breast revision surgery

Many women ask if it is possible to reuse their breast implants during breast revision surgery. In some cases it may be possible, it depends on the reason for revision surgery and the condition of the breast implants. The primary concern is proper sterilization of the implants. Breast Implants May Have Bacteria If the reason[…] Read More →

Delgado Family Vineyards Win Wine Awards!

Posted on: Jul 18 , 2017

Posted in Delgado Family Vineyards

In addition to his expertise in breast revision surgery, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. has become an expert in wine production. Delgado Family Vineyards Produce Award Winning Wine! Over 10 years ago the Delgado family purchased a Sonoma Valley Vineyard. The wines were good, but Dr. Delgado wanted to perfect his wine[…] Read More →

Breast Revision Surgery Has Unique Challenges

Posted on: Jun 19 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision cost, Breast revision surgery

Breast revision surgery can pose unique challenges for the breast revision surgeon. Many women in need of breast revision surgery might not have access to their original surgery records. If many years have passed since their surgery, their surgeon might not have their records. Medical retention laws and regulations differ from state to state. For[…] Read More →

Ruptured Breast Implants? Don’t Wait to Remove or Replace!

Posted on: May 13 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision risks, Breast revision surgery

Saline Breast Implants Can Deflate Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. informs all breast augmentation patients that they will most likely need breast revision surgery at least once in their life. All breast implants can rupture, some within a few months, some after many years. Saline implants usually deflate quickly, and the saline will be absorbed by[…] Read More →

“What You Should Know About Boob Jobs”

Posted on: Apr 13 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision cost, Breast revision recovery, Breast revision risks, Breast revision surgery

Breast Augmentation #1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Even with the increased popularity of the butt lift, breast augmentation continues to be the number one cosmetic plastic surgery procedure according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.   Women’s Health Magazine recently published an article on the “6 Things You Should Know About Boob Jobs-From Women Who’ve[…] Read More →

Breast Revision Scars

Posted on: Mar 21 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision recovery, Breast revision surgery

Scars Can Be Genetically Determined Many women have been dissatisfied with the scars from their original breast augmentation surgery. When women need or want to have breast revision surgery, it is possible that the original scars can be improved and made less noticeable. Scar quality can be genetically determined. However, some lifestyle choices like smoking[…] Read More →

A Ten Year “Reunion” With Your Breast Surgeon is Recommended

Posted on: Feb 14 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision surgery

Hopefully, when you had your initial consultation with your breast augmentation surgeon you were advised that at some time in the future, usually after ten years, you may need to have breast revision surgery, possibly replacing your breast implants. As Women’s Bodies Change, Their Breasts Will Change! Dr. Delgado states that there can be a[…] Read More →

What Happens if Your Silicone Breast Implants Rupture?

Posted on: Jan 18 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

“Silent Rupture” of a Silicone Breast Implant When breast implants are placed in the body, a fibrous capsule will form around the implant. If a rupture should occur, the silicone will most likely be contained in the capsule; and it is possible that it may not be painful or be noticeable. This is referred to[…] Read More →

Breast Revision for “Snoopy Deformity”

Posted on: Dec 14 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

The Sagging Augmented Breasts “Snoopy Deformity” got its name because it describes an augmented breast that is sagging and the nipple is too low, much like the cartoon dog “Snoopy’s” nose. Even though the implant is in the correct position, the breast tissue hangs over the inferior edge of the breast implant. The “Snoopy Deformity”[…] Read More →

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