One of the primary decisions during breast augmentation is what type of implants to get. Over 95% of the patients in my private practice choose silicone implants. Silicone implants tend to feel and look more natural than saline. Also, silicone implants are less likely to show visible wrinkles or folds. Visible rippling can be an issue in thinner women who have less natural breast tissue.
Women who chose silicone implants now have the option of choosing "gummy bear" or traditional highly cohesive silicone gel implants. Most women in Portland tend to prefer the highly cohesive gel implants over gummy bear implants. The reason is because of the natural look and feel.
The decision whether to have your breast augmentation before or after you have kids can be challenging.
The answer really depends on your goals. For women who are considering having children within the next 1-2 years, Dr. Hayes typically recommends that women wait 3-6 months after their baby is born, or 3-6 months after nursing if they choose to breast feed.
For women who would like children, but are unsure regarding specific timing than they can have an augmentation at any time. It's important to know that breast augmentation will not affect your ability to nurse your baby, it does not affect your breast milk, and also won't affect your ability to undergo routine mammography (breast imaging).
When considering breast augmentation make sure you find a board certified plastic surgeon who will take the time to answer all of your questions and explain all of your options, so that you can decide if breast augmentation is right for you.
You've got a busy life, so if you're considering breast augmentation surgery, make sure that your recovery is as smooth as possible. Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed procedure for Dr. Austin Hayes and he specializes in 24-hour breast augmentation recovery.
Click "Read More" to check out our VIDEO discussing a 24 hour recovery.
If you're having a breast augmentation, choosing the right implant can be confusing. We discussed how to choose the right size in a separate blog post, but how do you choose the right shape?
Read on to learn more about how Dr. Hayes helps each patient choose the perfect implant shape to meet their goals.
If you've decided to have a breast augmentation, choosing the right implant can be confusing. It can seem like the number of choices is overwhelming. Implants come in different shapes, sizes, and shell textures. They can be filled with silicone or saline. How do you choose the correct implant? What size should you choose? Read on to learn more about how Dr. Hayes helps each patient choose the perfect implant size. We'll cover choosing the right shape in a separate blog.
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Portland plastic surgeon, Dr. Austin Hayes discusses how drainless tummy tucks can help you obtain beautiful results without the need for cumbersome drains.
Here's a recent question from realself that touches on the important differences between saline and silicone implants and how to tell if there's an implant rupture. See my answer below:
It's a very good question and it is an important difference between saline and silicone. If a saline implant ruptures you know it after just a few days as the implant deflates. However there are downsides to saline implants. They tend to show more visible rippling and feel less natural and silicone. Silicone implants feel more natural, have less chance of rippling, and the latest generation cohesive gel implants do a good job of keeping fullness at the top of the breasts where most women want it. It's important to know that the latest generation of silicone implants are actually a silicone solid. They are not a silicone liquid, so when they rupture the inner silicone does not leak out into the body. This is an important safety feature. It is indeed more difficult to diagnose ruptures with silicone and it requires an MRI or high-resolution ultrasound. Taking all of these factors into account, most women are still choosing silicone implants.
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Are you considering a tummy tuck? If so, make sure that you are fully informed by asking your plastic surgeon the following questions. See below to learn a more about Dr. Hayes and his approach to abdominoplasty surgeries.
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Many women who are considering breast augmentation surgery wonder if they also need a breast lift. They may have had several consults with reputable plastic surgeons who have given them differing recommendations. Many times these recommendations come with little explanation, leaving them more confused.
This post explains more about this sometimes confusing subject. Click "Read More" to check out our VIDEO and to learn more about the process of when to add a lift to an augmentation surgery.
Portland Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Austin Hayes Among Top Influencers in Cosmetic Medicine.
Dr. Hayes is proud to be one of 100 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 100 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf—the most trusted online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures. The award demonstrates Dr. Hayes' commitment to educating men and women who are making decisions about cosmetic procedures.
“The RealSelf 100 represents an exclusive group of doctors who embody both excellent patient service and an ongoing commitment to educating consumers shopping in the aesthetics market,” said Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf. “Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.”
Dr. Hayes is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Portland, OR. He has satellite offices in Seattle and Hood River. His specialties include breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift and body contouring procedures.
Dr. Hayes is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted 2000 answers to questions on RealSelf. Dr. Hayes also maintains a patient star rating of five out of five stars in RealSelf reviews.
For the full list of RealSelf 100 Award winners, visit https://www.realself.com/RS100.
For more information please call our office at 503-297-9340.
How much is a breast augmentation? How much does liposuction and Brazilian butt lift cost? What's the price difference between a tummy tuck and a mommy makover?
When considering a plastic surgery procedure, it's natural to begin to wonder about the cost. Unfortunately, pricing for plastic surgery procedures in Portland, Seattle, and Hood River can be hard to find. Some surgeons simply do not post their procedure prices, while some others do.
What's the best implant for me? This is a common question that women have, and choosing the right implant depends on the look that you want to achieve, and your natural anatomy.
When choosing a plastic surgeon there are many factors to consider. It's important to find a surgeon who is well-trained, that you feel comfortable with, and someone who will give you reliable recommendations for the surgical procedure that you are considering.
Portland plastic surgeon, Dr. Austin Hayes discusses breast augmentation surgery. Learn about choosing implants, the surgery, and the recovery.
Click "Read More" to check out our VIDEO on 24 hour breast augmentation recovery.
Dr. Austin Hayes is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with offices in Portland.