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Everything you need to know about getting a breast augmentation. Confidential, and all in one place.

Hi! I’m Grace. And yes, I’ve had a breast augmentation. AnthroSpringFeverCrop

But just a few years ago when I wasn’t as “blessed” in the chest department, I started researching breast augmentation. Wow – I was NOT prepared for what I found! I came across photo after photo of bad boob jobs, lists of super scary-sounding complications, and horror stories galore.

I said “no thanks” and put aside my dreams of a foxy figure for several years. But I sure didn’t forget about them. I secretly read any breast augmentation article I came across and even put aside cash in case I booked the surgery – but every time I went to pick up the phone to book a consultation, I just couldn’t do it. I was too afraid.

Then one day, I realized that I was tired of wanting something for so long, and not doing anything about it. You only have one life to live, after all. Why waste your time wishing you had something, when you can just do it?

So I took my expertise as a beauty journalist and used every resource I knew to research all there is to know about breast augmentation. After years of obsessing and ultimately going through the entire surgery and recovery myself, I was so relieved to find there was a formula for getting a sexy breast augmentation and having a SAFE experience. That’s when I knew that I just had to share what I learned with other women, so that everyone could achieve the gorgeous results they’ve dreamed of with peace of mind.

My ebook, blog and resources are all things I wish I had when I started my breast augmentation journey. They’re designed to save you wasted time filled with confusion, and to empower you with information that will help you make the best decisions – so that you ultimately get the beautiful breasts you’ve always wanted.

Be sure to take the first step in learning how to get the breast augmentation of your dreams by signing up for my free report – 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Getting A Breast Augmentation. And make sure you stop by the blog for the latest interesting info about boobs. 🙂

All info is always 100% confidential. And this is a judgement-free zone!




What People Are Saying About The Boob Job Bible


I Give The Boob Job Bible FIVE out of FIVE STARS!

userimage-204964“This is an eBook that is a MUST if you have just started your journey. Because of this eBook, I was able to stand up for what was right for me. My first consultation was done with a doctor whom I really clashed with. I almost made a hugely bad decision for myself, and all the while I was thinking, “Grace said these are red flags!!!” I made another appointment with a doctor with whom I fell I love with, figuratively. He is so amazing. His work spoke for itself and his credentials reassured me. Education is your greatest weapon against problems and disappointment, and this book will teach you what you need to know and do!”
– 36 year-old mom of two, Arizona
(You can view her personal breast augmentation story with photos here!)

Full of Good Info for Women!

“Your book is full of good information for women looking for a breast augmentation! I’m sure that prospective patients will love it.”
Dr. Jason Hall, Board-certified Houston Plastic & Craniofacial Surgeon

The Boob Job Bible Told Me Exactly What I Needed To Know

“For years, I have been wanting a breast augmentation, but the biggest reason I never did it is because I had always been afraid of going to the wrong doctor, who would end up doing a horrible job. I can’t thank you enough for writing this book, because it told me exactly how to find a great plastic surgeon. I could finally feel confident about doing it. I had my boob job a month ago, and I love it!â€
– Denise, Virginia

My Mom is Now Confident With My Decision To Get A Boob Job

“I’m writing to say thank you. My mom flipped when I first told her I wanted to get my boobs done. She was so worried about something going wrong. It was difficult for me because I’m very close to my mom, but this was just not something she was not accepting. I bought your book while I was doing research, and I let my Mom read it. It totally made her feel better about everything because she understands what I am doing now, and she knows I’m prepared. She is now supportive of my decision, and I can talk to her about everything again! Thank you, thank you!â€
– Marta, Canada

The book is well worth it

“I want to thank you for making your amazing website and your well-worth it book! I can’t tell you how much it has helped me. I don’t want people to know I’m getting a breast augmentation, so I can’t talk to anyone about it. Reading your book was like talking to a best friend who has already been there, done that! Thank you for being there for me and other women who are getting breast augmentations. I don’t know how I would have figured this all out otherwise!â€
– Katie, New York

The value is incredible

“I referred to your book constantly while I was researching breast augmentation, and even more so after my surgery! It explained exactly what I was going through. Thank you for writing it. The value is incredible.â€
– Shae Lynne, Texas

It Was Such A Huge Help In My Research

“Thank you for writing The Boob Job Bible, it was such a huge help in my research. In my country, it is difficult to find good information on breast augmentation, and I don’t know how I would have done it otherwise. It felt like I had a good girlfriend advising me the whole way, and now I have a breast augmentation that I am in love with!â€
– Laeticia, Namibia

Your Recovery Chapter Made All The Difference!

“I am SO happy I read your recovery chapter and knew exactly what to expect. My doctor hadn’t mentioned most of it, probably because he’s never had a boob job himself! LOL. But your little tips made things go so smoothly, it was a breeze!â€
– Jenna, California

The Boob Job Bible Is Like A Good Girlfriend

“We may have never physically met, but you were with me every step of the way like a BFF! I can’t tell you how many times I read and reread certain chapters leading up to my surgery and during my recovery. I felt so relieved to know everything I was going through was normal. Thank you for putting your story out there for women like me who have no one else to confide in!”
– Emma, Australia

My Husband Bought The BJB For Me

“My dear husband did so much research with me when I decided to get a breast augmentation. He found your site and bought the ebook, and gave it to me as a gift – and I read it all in one night! It is filled with so much valuable info, and I even printed some pages out to bring with us on consultations. Thanks to you, we found an awesome doctor on our third consult and we are both loving the results. Hehe. THANK YOU!”
– Marjorie, Ohio

It gave me the best guidance

Great book, Grace! It gave me the best guidance, and I got my new boobs and love them! Now you need to start working on a face lift book so that it’s done by the time I’m ready for that. LOL!
– Lisa, Ohio

My wife read the whole thing in a day

“I bought your book for my wife, who is thinking about getting a boob job, and she loved it and read the whole thing in a day! I love the Save Big Bucks bonus that came along with it ;-) “
– Manny, Florida

Because of this book I am in love with my boob job

“I was set on getting saline until I answered your quiz questions on which type of implant is a better fit for you. Thank god I read that page. I can tell you that I would be on the side of the 50% of women who are disappointed in their boob job if I hadn’t! Instead, I’m happy to tell you that I’m in love with my boob job!â€
– Stephanie, New Jersey

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Breast Implants & Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

If you’re heard the controversy about breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, you know how scary it sounds. It’s important to keep in mind that most of the issues have been associated with textured breast implants, most often used in reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. However, not all cases are limited to only textured implants.


In December 2018, Allergan, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of breast implants, suspended sales of its textured implants in Europe after the implants were denied renewed safety certificates in France because of concerns about BIA-ALCL (breast implants associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma). The French regulatory agency and a British association of plastic surgeons have recommended the use of smooth-surface implants in place of textured-surface products. Both European regulators and the U.S. FDA will hold meetings in 2019 to review further the safety of all breast implants but for now, textured implants remain approved for use in the U.S.


“ALCL is a extremely rare cancer of the immune system, and questions have been raised about whether the incidence is higher in women undergoing breast reconstruction with breast implants,†says Dr. Constance M Chen, New York City board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist. The incidence of ALCL in the breast is 3 cases of ALCL in 100 million women (0.000003%). Dr. Chen adds that “BIA-ALCL has been associated in women who have breast implants for both cosmetic and reconstructive reasons. Women who have breast implants for breast reconstruction due to mastectomy or for cosmetic breast augmentation are at equal risk for developing BIA-ALCL. The simple fact of having a breast implant – of any type, for any reason – in her body places a woman at higher risk of developing BIA-ALCL.†Dr. Chen adds that the current literature estimates that BIA-ALCL may develop in 1 in 3,817 to 30,000 women with textured breast implants.


“While attention has been focused on textured breast implants, BIA-ALCL has actually been found in all types of breast implants: textured, smooth, silicone, saline,†says Dr. Chen. As of 30 September 2017, the FDA had received 414 medical device reports of BIA-ALCL, including the death of 9 patients. Only 272 of the 414 reports included information on the implant surface. Of these cases, BIA-ALCL was found associated with 242 implants with textured surfaces and 30 implants with smooth surfaces. With regard to implant filling, BIA-ALCL was found associated with 234 implants filled with silicone gel and 179 implants filled with saline. About half of the reported cases were diagnosed within 7-8 years of breast implantation.


The Backstory
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first noted that the incidence of ALCL seemed slightly higher in patients with breast implants, but it was still very rare even in this population with 60 cases of ALCL worldwide in 5-10 million women (0.0006-0.0012%). Dr. Chen adds, “that at the time, many healthcare professionals believed that e incidence of ALCL in women with breast implants might have even been overestimated because some of the data collected may have been duplicate cases.†However, in 2016 data collection improved due to an increased attention to ALCL and breast implants, and the World Health Organization (WHO) designated breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) as a T-cell lymphoma that can develop following breast implants.


Several recent journal articles explore risk factors for developing BIA-ALCL, including the role of biofilm. Dr. Chen notes that “textured implants have significantly more surface area than smooth implants, which may explain why there is a higher incidence of BIA-ALCL in textured implants than smooth implants.â€


Tips for Patients
When ALCL occurs with breast implants, it is identified most frequently in patients undergoing implant revisions for late onset, persistent seroma (a fluid collection that develops around the implant), or other symptoms such as pain, lumps, swelling, or breast asymmetry. Dr. Chen advises that “any women experiencing these symptoms should see a plastic surgeon to be evaluated for BIA-ALCL.â€


The FDA already recommends that women with silicone breast implants undergo breast MRI every 2-3 years to evaluate for silent rupture of her silicone breast implants. Dr. Chen advises that if a patient with breast implants feels a change in her breasts, breast imaging can be obtained to evaluate for seroma. If a seroma is found, an interventional radiologist or a skilled breast radiologist can aspirate the seroma fluid to test for CD30 markers and lymphoma. If the cytology is positive, the patient will need to be treated.


Treatment of BIA-ALCL includes removal of the implant and capsule surrounding the implant and sometimes chemotherapy and radiation. If ALCL is diagnosed through imaging and testing of the fluid around the breast, treatment is generally the surgical removal of the implant and the entire capsule that surrounds it. In its early stages, all traces of cancer are generally removed by surgery. Further treatment is necessary only if all the cancer could not be removed or if the disease has spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body.


Dr. Chen clarifies that the FDA does not currently recommend prophylactic breast implant removal in patients without symptoms or other abnormalities. At present, breast implants are still approved in the USA when used as labeled for breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, as the risk of ALCL is still considered to be small and inconclusive. All of this may soon change, however, as new and better data is collected on BIA-ALCL.

Now You Can Try On Boob Jobs With Virtual Reality

Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming – now, plastic surgeons are beginning to use 3D plastic surgery simulators so you can “try on” a breast augmentation!

The software can help you see what a round implants would look like as opposed to a tear drop one, what the implant would look like under the muscle versus above, and what different sizes would look like on your frame.

Read more about it in the New York Post story here.

Can I Breast Feed After Breast Augmentation?

For women who are getting a breast augmentation and want children down the road, the ability to breastfeed is often a concern. Board-certified San Antonio plastic surgeon Elizabeth Harris, MD sheds professional light on this issue for us below. Thanks, Dr. Harris!


Women who undergo breast augmentation often share a common concern about breastfeeding: they fear that they will not be able to breastfeed future children due to scarring and other complications resulting from surgery on their breasts. There is some justification for this fear, but there is no reason to assume that breast augmentation rules out future breastfeeding.


The truth is that many women manage to breastfeed their children after breast augmentation without a great deal of trouble. This is especially true of women whose cosmetic surgeon uses one of two approaches to breast surgery. Axillary incisions and crease incisions underneath the breast cause few, if any, complications with regard to breastfeeding.

Axillary incisions are popular for several reasons. These incisions are made through the armpit. Due to their location in the armpit, they do create noticeable scar tissue but the patient’s breasts retain their whole appearance and do not lose any function in the area of breastfeeding.

Inframammary incisions are made under the fold or crease of the breast. They can be noticeable, depending on the resulting contour and shape of the breast. However, they also have very little impact on a woman’s ability to breastfeed.


There are certain approaches to breast augmentation, however, that do create complications for women hoping to be able to breastfeed children in the future. For example, the periareolar incision is very popular because it uses the border of the nipple to disguise the incision. One key result of this approach, though, is damage to the tissue that is most critical to breastfeeding. The breast becomes engorged with milk as expected, but the exits are obstructed. This can be a painful experience for mothers.

Women who wish to have and breastfeed children in the future shouldn’t feel like they have to choose between breast augmentation and breastfeeding. The important thing is to educate yourself about the possible approaches and the likely results of those methods with a board-certified surgeon who can best guide you. It is possible to have the best of both worlds!”

Dr. Elizabeth Harris, MD, San Antonio, Texas, USA

What Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

For Women’s Health, I explore the basics of what you need to know about fat transfer for the breasts, face and butt. Since you’re using your own fat, people also call this natural plastic surgery. But did you know that you can’t really gain more than one cup size in your boobs if you go this route? Check out the story to learn more.

5 Things You Need To Know About Natural Plastic Surgery – Grace Gold for Women’s Health

(Photo above is courtesy of Dr. Parham Ganchi; it shows a butt augmentation fat transfer from the stomach)

Do Men Like Breast Implants?


According to Psychology Today, two psychologists studied the link between financial security and men’s breast size preferences. Nearly 300 men from different socio-economic backgrounds were asked which breast size they found more attractive when viewing a series of animated women with different breast sizes.

The results: Poorer men tended to pick big breasts while those who were wealthier showed a preference for smaller breasts. Evolutionarily speaking, the study even suggests that women’s breast size acts as a “signal of fat reserves, which in turn advertises access to resources.” Err, shall we call them boob-diggers?

Graphic Source: Transform Medical Group

Breast Enhancement Pills

(Partner Post)

Are you unsatisfied by your natural breasts, but reluctant to undergo the time and expense of enlargement surgery? Know more about breast enhancement creams and natural pills that enhance your look, get noticed by others and boost your confidence. Find out the top 2 breast growth supplements at Topbreastenhancements.com with detailed reviews compiled from different consumers.

There are surgical and non-surgical methods of increasing the size of your breasts. While this site focuses on breast augmentation, many women prefer a non-surgical approach to getting the look of larger breasts.

Alternatives to Surgery

If you’re not quite sure that surgery is right for you, there are lots of other options, too. You can increase breast size naturally in a variety of ways, including exercises that build the chest muscles, using breast enlargement pumps, and pills and creams that encourage the look of larger breasts. Always research and look for user reviews before deciding to purchase a product.

Natural Products

Some women choose to enhance breast size naturally using products for breast enhancement. These products generally come in one of two forms, either pills or creams. Some natural breast enhancement products include a pill and a cream, which are meant to be used together. Quality natural products typically contain herbs, plant extracts and other organic elements.

Visual Tricks to Give the Illusion of Bigger Breasts

There are a few tricks you can use to create the appearance of large and firmer breasts. Look for push up bras with silicone or gel inserts for the most authentic looking boost to your bust. Underwire styles can help lift sagging breasts. And some women use bronzer to contour the appearance of cleavage so that breasts look larger. Take a look on YouTube to see some tutorials on how to do this if you’re interested, and remember to use matte (not shimmery) bronzer for the most natural-looking results!



5 Facts About Boob Jobs Debunked

(Partner Post, by Claire McPhillimy)

Whether we’re wearing the wrong size bra or showing too much cleavage, when it comes to boobs we’re regularly getting it all wrong – or so we’re told.

But misunderstandings and mistakes aren’t our fault, not when you consider that from the moment puberty hits the only information we get about our breasts is usually gleaned from playground whispers. After all, the relationship we have with our barely developed boobs is kicked off listening to classroom debates about who is or isn’t stuffing their bra and fearful gossip about the dangers of wearing one to bed! Often, we end up carrying these childhood insecurities and mistaken ideas all the way to adulthood.

The Mystery of Boob Jobs

Nowhere is this clearer than the world of boob jobs.

Although 9,652 breast augmentations were performed in the UK last year, for many women going under the knife to boost their bust remains a dream.

One of the biggest reasons is that, like those playground rumors, we’re inundated with false stories and misinformation about what the process entails.

When you’ve been toying with the idea of getting a boob job for a while, separating fact from fiction with the information available is tricky.

And it’s left many of us with unfounded anxieties.

Separating fact from fiction

Don’t get us wrong, you’re right (and sensible!) to ask questions before a surgery.

But lots of your concerns are probably based on “facts†which may be fabrications or fear-mongering exaggerations.

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve debunked five of most common myths about boob jobs.

#1: You Can’t Breastfeed Afterward

Women often believe that breastfeeding won’t be possible after a boob job, and delay having one until they’ve finished having kids.

While some surgeries are riskier, like reductions, most women who have implants go on to successfully breastfeed. A respectable surgeon will be willing to talk through all possibilities with you, so don’t be shy about raising any concerns.

#2: The Gym Will Be Off-Limits

Although gym bunnies and sports enthusiasts often worry that implants will ruin their fitness regime, it’s only the recovery process which is majorly effected. You’ll be advised not to exercise at all for the first couple of weeks, and keep it low impact for at least the next couple of weeks.

Yes, it’s a pretty significant break if you’re used to hitting the treadmill five days a week, but after you’re healed up you’ll be able to resume your normal workouts.

#3: Say Goodbye to Underwired Bras

The joy of filling out a new cup size and exploring different lingerie is a big motivation for getting a boob job until someone drops the bombshell that you won’t be able to wear underwired bras afterward.

But it’s only immediately following surgery that you’ll be advised to stick to a non-wired, comfortable bra. Once you’re given the all clear from your surgeon, you’ll be able to wear whatever types of bra you choose.

#4: Everyone Will Know

Post-surgery, some people love their new boobs so much they want to show the results to the world. For others, a natural boost they can keep entirely to themselves is the goal.

The good news is that a subtle look is achievable. A good surgeon will advise you on the correct size, the appropriate placing (above or below the muscles) and the best shape of implant to give you your ideal look.

#5: Visible Scarring Will Be Left Behind

As with all medicine, cosmetic surgery has come a long way. New methods of performing breast enlargements are increasingly effective and scarring isn’t as big an issue as you imagine.

An expert surgeon will assess your individual case first but should be able to hide scars around the areola or in the small crease under your breast. Although you’ll know it’s there, strangers on the street will be none the wiser 🙂

Study Proves: Women Stare At Breasts As Much As Men


YouBeauty.com reports that in an October 2013 study published in the journal Sex Roles, researchers asked 29 female and 36 male students to examine 10 photos of college-aged women. Using a gaze-tracking device known as EyeLink II, the female participants were observed to look at the other women’s breasts and waists just as long as the male participants did. Check out YouBeauty’ story on the study for more details here.

Are you surprised? I’m not!

World Boob Map Shows Average Breast Size By Country

Well, there you have it – a map put out by German newspaper Bild that purports to show the average breast cup size by country.

So where will you find the largest breasts in the world? Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway all weigh in at an average “greater than D cup” – though the United States, Venezuela and Columbia all factor close behind, with average D cups.

Meanwhile, the most petite bustlines can be found in Africa and Eastern Asia.

While this likely isn’t the most scientific map (we don’t know if they factored breast augmentations into the average size, though by the looks of it, my guess is they did), it does help give you an idea of which cultures may influence the desire to have a certain breast cup size.

Are You Wearing The Right Bra?

Ask any woman who has gotten her bra professionally sized and she’ll tell you: The right fit can make all the difference.

But the right cup and bust aren’t the only important factors when choosing a bra, according to Elisabeth Dale, author of the book “The Bra Zone” and founder of The Breast Life blog. “It’s like picking out shoes for an outfit — sometimes you want flip-flops or ballet slippers or high heels,†she says. Having a variety of bra styles means you can dress your chest for the occasion. Here’s how.

Read more in my story for the TODAY show: Are You Wearing The Right Bra? 

The Difference Between Natural and Augmented Breasts

Hilary Heath with her sportswear creations, courtesy of SturdyGirlSports.com

Hi All!

I’m excited to share a guest post today by Hilary Heath of Sturdy Girl Sports, who is going to tell us her own breast augmentation story, and explain how sports bra support needs change after having a boob job.

And all of you active women out there – from runners, to yogis to dancers and exercise enthusiasts – you’ll want to check out Hilary’s line of Sturdy Girl sports bras and athletic wear, which allow you to continue your favorite high-impact work outs after your breast augmentation, without having to think about (or feel!) your new additions.




Hilary’s Breast Augmentation Story

As your guest host for today, I thought I’d take a moment to explain my background.
In my early forties I found myself doing that thing where you stare at yourself in mirror after a shower and sort of do a full body assessment. Overall, I felt pretty good. I was fit, strong and had lots of energy. The only part of my body that I wasn’t happy with was my breasts. Having been a runner since college and having breast-fed 3 kids, my boobs looked like they’d been through a war.  I knew all the working out in the world wasn’t going to bring my “fried eggs on a clothesline†back to their former perkiness. It was at the point I decided to get breast augmentation and my husband, god bless him, was fully supportive.
I didn’t really have a size in mind. I just asked my surgeon to “fill up the empty spaceâ€. My surgeon started with a moderate size, I think 300 cc’s of saline slightly overfilled, but after propping me up on the table and looking at them before closing me up everyone in the room agreed that my breasts still had plenty of space to fill up (read: still saggy looking). So he went up to 400 cc’s and overfilled again which took them 425cc’s. I guess that did the trick because that is how I left surgery. I am happy with how they came out and think they fit my body structure, but I did end up with DD cup size breasts which is bigger than I initially anticipated.
– which meant I wasn’t going to take my shirt off on a hot summer’s day trail run because I didn’t want to be seen running in underwear. Even worse, I hated what they did to me after a long, sweaty run.  I found I regularly got raw spots from the closure area whether it was located in the back or the front of the bras.  It was at that point that I decided I was going to design a better sports bra that fit my new figure.  It took me another couple of years to actually go do it.
My research into how to design a better sports bra for my new body led me to understanding the differences between augmented breasts and natural breasts. And this is what I am here to share today.

The Difference Between Natural and Augmented Breasts

I learned that as women age, their breast tissue and suspensor ligaments that hold them up – known as Cooper’s ligaments – thin out and droop naturally, just as all the tissue on your body loses its elasticity as you age.
However, once you get implants, the thinning ligaments that would normally sustain naturally thinning breast tissue now need to hold up dense, nonchanging implants, which over time can end up sagging even worse than natural breasts if not properly supported. Implants subjected to repeated unsupported high-impact movement can risk sliding out of the breast pocket created by the surgeon. If this happens, reconstructive surgery is required to fix the situation. This alone is reason enough to make sure you wear a high-support sports bra when working out.
Second, numbness or lack of sensation in nipple tissue is a common side effect of augmentation surgery. It doesn’t even matter where the incision was made. This is because the web of nerves in every woman’s breast is different, and avoiding no affect is almost impossible. As a result of this damage and loss of sensation, nipples may seem to have a mind of their own and stand out at embarrassing times. Workouts are no exception. A good support sports bra will help conceal this when you’re working out and don’t want to be thinking about that!
Third, women commonly get implants that are disproportionately large for their bodies even if their implants are not truly large.  This is because many women with small natural breasts have correspondingly small body frames or low body fat.  So even getting moderate implants on a small or thin body frame can lead to difficultly in finding a sports bra that fits and supports correctly. Often the breast area on a woman of this thin body structure is basically just the round implant itself with very little tissue covering it.
The Bottom Line
  • Augmented breasts need higher support than natural breasts because the dense nonchanging implants put undue strain on the body’s supportive ligaments. The bigger the implants, the bigger the strain, and potential for sagging or slippage from the breast pocket.
  • Augmented breasts can have more nipple protrusion than natural breasts, so a sports bra that offers full coverage in the nipple area will likely make you feel most comfortable.
  • Augmented breasts are often disproportionate to the rest of a women’s body, making it difficult to wear a bra sized small, medium, large. Your sports bra should securely support your breasts, and snuggly fit the width of your torso.
I hope this info is helpful to keep in mind when you’re sports bra shopping, and perhaps even deciding on an implant size.

Breast Implants As Holiday Gifts

CNN Money has a feature today on the growing popularity of giving cosmetic surgery – most notably breast augmentation – as a holiday gift.

“Holiday gift giving has become a staple at many cosmetic surgery practices, and the popularity has grown over the last several years, according to Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf.com, a consumer website for patients considering cosmetic procedures.

Seery said that people are widely more accepting of nips and tucks than they used to be, and the fact that it’s become more mainstream makes people more comfortable admitting they want something done.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.1 million people had cosmetic procedures in the U.S. in 2013, up 104% from 2000.

“Because of that, cosmetic surgery is much less of an awkward conversation to have around the dinner table,”Seery said.”

Read the entire story here.

Boob Job Ban For Minors Coming To Germany

Get this: about 10 percent of all plastic surgery patients in Germany are teenagers under the age of 20 – according to Jens Spahn, the health spokesman for one of Germany’s leading political parties. (The German Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons claims that number is rounded up too high to be accurate.)

“I think it is completely unacceptable to give a 15-year old a breast enlargement as a Christmas present,” he told Der Spiegel. And as such, he’s getting ready to work on a ban on plastic surgery for minors starting next year.

While I agree that teenagers shouldn’t be getting breast augmentation, my reason has less to do with “morals” and everything to do with safety. Women’s breasts don’t reach a “final” size until their 20s, and even after that, factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight gain can still dramatically change your size. Getting a breast augmentation when you’re so young could ultimately end up with a size and shape that you don’t want – so it’s best to wait until after about the age of 21, at minimum!

I however don’t agree with a ban on plastic surgery for minors – there could be compelling emotional and psychological reasons one may want a procedure (like ear pinning or rhinoplasty) at that age, and it should be decided by a board-certified plastic surgeon on a case-by-case basis – not by a flat out ban by government intervention.

What do you think?

The Holidays: Popular Plastic Surgery Time

Believe it or not, cosmetic surgery is a popular holiday gift. Experts say it’s in due part to being the best time of year for many to undergo the procedures they’ve been wanting.

“Since things tend to slow down workwise in December, the holidays are the perfect time make a tweak and address something that’s been nagging you about your appearance,†says American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery President Edward H. Farrior, MD, FACS. “Holiday breaks offer the downtime you need to rest and recuperate from any procedures, plus the timing allows you to start the New Year fresh.â€

So whose getting gifted? According to the survey, two-thirds of the patients are mothers – and most typically in their 40’s.

Whether you’re treating yourself or sharing the gift of beauty with a friend or family member, follow the Academy’s need-to-know tips before selecting a surgeon:

The best patient is informed.  Do your homework on procedures and treatments before visiting the surgeon so you are armed to have an informed conversation when you get there.


When you select a facial plastic surgeon, you’re putting your trust – or loved one – in that physician’s hands. It is imperative that the surgeon you choose is highly credentialed to ensure the best possible outcome. Always select a board-certified surgeon.


While it may be tempting to get a discount on aesthetic procedures, you should always exercise caution with blindly purchasing them. The problem is that it’s potentially dangerous and unethical to sell cosmetic surgery deals without first evaluating the patient. Remember, you don’t want a surgeon who is about the bottom line – but all about your satisfaction and results!

Breast Augmentation Tops Year’s Procedures

The numbers are in for most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2012, and breast augmentation has topped the charts!

The Wall Street Journal covered the news in a recent story, Once Banned, Silicone Breast Implants Make A Comeback.

The WSJ is of course talking about the USA market, which banned silicone implants for years amid safety concerns that mostly had to do with leaking implants and patient health.

But the rest of the world has been continuing to buy silicone implants, with saline rarely an option anywhere else.

People often ask me if I think silicone breast implants are safe. The answer is truly different for every woman, and depends on her comfort level with the idea of silicone.

I personally chose saline implants when I made the decision years ago because peace of mind was important to me. I also liked the saline had a lower incidence rate of capsular contracture, the most common potential complication of breast augmentation that results in hardened breasts.

Yet silicone continues to evolve, and today’s offerings are better than ever before. The safety, feel, and potential lifetime of the implants have all vastly improved – and the next time I have to make the choice, I may consider silicone!

If you’re still trying to decide between silicone and saline, be sure to read Chapter 4 of my eBook, The Boob Job Bible: How To Get A Safe, Sexy Breast Augmentation. I make the choice simple, and dependent on the things that are most important to YOU.

New Sientra Teardrop Implants – Your Thoughts?

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Hi Readers!

Here’s an opportunity to let a breast augmentation implant manufacturer know what YOU think. Sientra has asked me to post the below info and questions about their brand new anatomical (also known as “teardrop”) implant offering in the USA.

Please answer the questions in bold below in the comments section to have this brand take your thoughts and questions into consideration as they work on creating breast augmentation products that better serve the public’s needs.



Sientra, makers of the newly FDA-approved, round and anatomically shaped, silicone gel breast implants, is looking to gather feedback from the online breast augmentation community. Disclaimer: I’ll be paid $200 by WEGO Health and Sientra to conduct this activity. They will also be making a $200 donation to a non-profit of my choice for gathering your thoughts and feedback.
Sientra’s exciting new line of form-stable, anatomically shaped breast implants makes Sientra the first and only company in the United States to offer both round and anatomically shaped breast implants. Shaped like teardrops, and designed to look and feel like a natural breast, anatomically shaped implants have been popular in Europe and Brazil for nearly two decades. Now, for the first time, women in the U.S. also have a choice when it comes to implant shape. Whether you prefer the more natural appearance of anatomically shaped implants or want more fullness in the upper portion of the breast that round implants provide, Sientra can help you achieve the look you want.
What makes these implants special is the silicone gel they are filled with—High-Strength cohesive silicone gel. This unique silicone gel is designed to hold together, allowing the implants to maintain their teardrop shape. The best way to illustrate the qualities of High-Strength cohesive silicone gel is to cut one of Sientra’s shaped implants in half as shown here. [http://www.youtube.com/sientra]
To ensure that women who receive Sientra implants are implanted by the most highly trained surgeons, Sientra has made a commitment to sell its breast implants exclusively to Plastic Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Sientra is the only manufacturer of breast implants to make this commitment.
For more detailed safety information about Sientra breast implants, please visit www.sientra.com/resources or call Sientra at (888) 708-0808.
Sientra would like your feedback on some key questions:
1. Is this the first time that you’re hearing about Sientra’s new anatomically shaped silicone gel breast implants?  What are your initial thoughts about these implants.
2. What do you think about these new anatomically shaped implant options? How do you think they compare to breast implant options that are on the market or currently being reviewed for approval by the FDA?
3. Which piece of information in this posting, in conjunction with the safety information at www.sientra.com/resources, do you consider most important when deciding which breast implant is best for you?

A History Of Breast Augmentation

Have you ever wondered how breast augmentation evolved?

Read on below to find out, in this insightful guest post contributed by The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in the UK.

Breast Implants – A History
Breast augmentation is not only about getting implants – patients undergo breast reductions as well as enlargements, with common reasons ranging from backache to fears about breast cancer, to purely cosmetic concerns.
Modern-day techniques are minimally invasive, allowing implants to be put in place safely, while reductions are also carried out with the aim of leaving minimal scarring behind, even in complicated procedures where large amounts of tissue are removed and the nipple repositioned.
Whether you are having an enlargement or a reduction, centuries of progress are behind the approach taken by your surgeon – and breast augmentation has made rapid progress in the past 50 years alone.

The 1960s 

While forms of plastic surgery have been around for centuries, and breast implants made of sponge and other materials had already been attempted, it wasn’t until 1962 that the first silicone implants were devised by Texan doctors Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin.
Timmie Jean Lindsey became the first human recipient – and made headlines again 50 years later when, at the age of 80, she appeared in newspapers around the world to comment on the 50th anniversary of silicone implants.
Lindsey was pictured within weeks of her operation and, while the images are low-resolution, they demonstrate that her healing process had seemingly taken about two months to complete.

The 1970s

In the 1970s, mass-production of breast implants gathered speed, and new alternatives were introduced – including attempts at creating inflatable implants.
However, it was progress in silicone implants that led the industry throughout the decade, with much softer outer casings better mimicking real breast tissue.
A landmark event in the UK occurred in 1979, with the first meeting of the British Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, which became BAAPS (the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) in 1982.
The 1980s
Safety became a key concern in the 1980s amidst claims that silicone implants could cause health problems. Leakage of the silicone gel through the thin walls of the implants used at the time was linked with cancer in animals, but no equivalent risk was found in humans, and by the end of the decade new implants with thicker walls were being introduced.

The 1990s 

Regulations in the US dominated the decade, as the FDA announced a voluntary moratorium on the use of silicone implants in January 1992, until further safety investigations had been carried out.
From July 1992, silicone implants were approved for reconstruction work, while June 1998 saw approval given for limited augmentation work with silicone implants.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 101,176 breast augmentations were carried out in 1997 – remember that figure, as we’ll be coming back to it later.

The 2000s 

By the end of the decade, breast augmentation was by far the most popular form of cosmetic surgery, but ASAPS figures show that it has its rivals.
From 101,176 breast augmentations carried out in the US in 1997, the figure rose to 316,848 in 2011 – but for the first time in three years, liposuction ranked as the top US cosmetic surgical procedure, with 325,332 individual procedures carried out.
In the UK, breast augmentation also rose at the end of the decade, by 10% in 2010 alone, with 9,418 procedures carried out according to the BAAPS annual audit – and breast reductions ranked as the second-most popular male plastic surgery procedure.

Present Day

Today there are all sorts of breast augmentation procedures carried out on a daily basis – from simple implants or reductions, to mastopexy (breast uplift surgery) which restores a more youthful appearance, and male reductions to tackle gynaecomastia.
Professional organisations such as BAAPS exist to ensure standards are upheld – and are as likely to be seen campaigning against unsafe procedures as they are to be championing the latest innovation.
While there is no set price for breast implants or augmentation surgery – which is decided on a case-by-case basis – the NHS will rarely fund such treatments without clear health reasons, and private surgery costs around $6,000 in the USA and £4,000 in the UK.
Breast augmentation is here to stay, whether carried out on the NHS for purely health-related reasons, or privately for cosmetic purposes – and in both instances, there is a real commitment to patient care and to providing implants that can remain in place for many years to come.

Breast Augmentation Improves Sex Life, Says Survey

Getting a new pair of girls significantly improves your sex life, says a new survey conducted by RealSelf.com.
Click here for full survey from RealSelf.com
Survey highlights to note:
  • Women paid an average of $6,600 for breast augmentation and $10,000 for breast lift.
  • 61 percent of respondents said they had more sex after undergoing breast augmentation, compared with just seven percent who said they have less sex since getting the procedure.
  • 70 percent said their sex life satisfaction improved after getting breast implants.
  • On a scale of one to 10, 28 percent of women with breast implants said their sex life improved by more than four points.
  • 85 percent of women said their breast augmentation was worth it – meaning 8.5 out of 10 patients would do it again if they could. For breast lift, 82 percent of women said it was worth it.

The PIP Silicone Breast Implant Scare

Photo: Reuters

What Happened:

In January 2012, authorities found that French breast implant manufacturer PIP used industrial grade silicone (illegal) instead of the medical grade silicone that is approved for breast implant use. The findings came after about 1,000 women in France and Europe experienced implant ruptures, placing their implant failure rate several times higher than what is normal. Officials believe that between 30,000 to 50,000 women throughout Europe may have received these PIP silicone breast implants.

Who Is Safe?

Women who received silicone breast implants in the United States do NOT have a chance of having received these implants, as PIP has never distributed implants in the USA. European women who have received silicone implants from manufacturers aside from PIP are also not affected.

What To Do If You Received Or Suspect You Received PIP Implants:

First, confirm what kind of implant you have with your surgeon if you don’t already know.

To be on the safe side, several medical agencies in European countries (including France and the U.K.) are recommending that women have PIP silicone implants removed as a precaution, even if you show or feel no symptoms of a rupture. Ruptures are often silent, and are not always detected on imaging software. Please see further below for a special message to U.K. women.

How To Make Sure Something Like This Doesn’t Happen To You:

Know exactly what manufacturer your breast implants are coming from before you get a breast augmentation. Ask your surgeon for all implant details – manufacturer, fill type, and cc amount. This information should never be a mystery or surprise to you. Doing your homework helps keep you safe.

Only hire a board-certified plastic surgeon, whose first priority is patient safety, and who will only work with a manufacturer who has passed all testing and safety requirements.

Mentor Corporation and Allergan are two of the most trusted breast implant brands in the industry. If your surgeon recommends a different brand, do your Google research and consult with the aesthetic governing agency of your country if need be to double check that the breast implants are from a reputable company.

A Message For Women In The U.K. Who Have Received PIP Silicone Breast Implants:

“Authoritative new professional and patient guidance for all women who have received a PIP breast implant has been released today (Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012) by the professional bodies representing surgeons. The new guidance provides patients with practical advice on what to expect and their rights, indicates to GPs where to refer different groups of patient and advises surgeons on treatment.

Joint statement from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS):

The guidance goes beyond current government advice aimed at patients with symptoms to give additional practical advice for the majority of patients who do not.

Key points include:

– All patients should be able to have an assessment by a surgeon regardless of whether they have symptoms.

– If a patient requests removal – they should expect to get this, regardless of the presence of any symptoms. If a patient wants time to make up their minds this should be respected – surgery to remove implants must not be a time-limited “take it or leave it” offer.

– Scans should only be used as a tool to assist patients make a decision and only take place after the patient has had a consultation with a surgeon. Scanning alone is not a reliable enough tool for detecting failure rates in breast implants.

– Reaffirms the surgical association’s view that all clinics have an ethical and moral duty of care to offer these patients treatment without charge.

– Advice to GPs on where to refer patients with different symptoms to ensure they get most appropriate treatment.

The document, Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) Breast Implants: Joint surgical statement on Clinical Guidance for Patients, GPs and Surgeons has been jointly endorsed by the Association of Breast Surgery, British Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Federation of Surgical Speciality Associations and the Royal College of Surgeons.”

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of A Breast Augmentation

Usually, the one thing holding women back from getting the breast augmentation they’ve always wanted is FEAR.

It’s exceedingly common to be afraid of many things, some of which are:

-the surgery/anesthesia
-pain and recovery
-potential complications
-getting a bad boob job
-needing more surgery down the road

But there’s good news. One factor – the plastic surgeon you choose – can basically wipe that whole slate of fears clean if you make an excellent choice.

That means finding a surgeon who is board-certified, has numerous before and after photos showing his/her beautiful aesthetic skills and abilities, takes the time to give you personal attention and care, listens to what you have to say, as well as your fears and concerns, and operates a first-rate and spotlessly clean facility with a board-certified anesthesiologist and friendly staff.

In fact, if you hire a good surgeon, a breast augmentation is one of the most routine and safest cosmetic surgeries you can have.

The crucial sticking point? You’ve got to do your homework, and pick the right plastic surgeon.

Slap Your Way To Bigger Breasts?

Over at AOL Stylelist, Dana Oliver profiles an “all natural” way to increase the size of your breasts out of Bangkok, Thailand: the art of breast slapping.

[Please note: I am NOT recommending this.]

The beautician who founded the method – 44 year-old Khemmikka Na Songkhla –  says the technique of slapping, kneading and massaging fat around the breast area was passed down to her from her grandmother.

A modest inch to two inch increase in size can be seen after the treatment, which clients say they are pleased with, as an alternative to cosmetic surgery.

You can check out the story and video here.

What do you think? Crazy or clever?

What To Know About Breast Augmentation

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Today, I’m featuring a guest post by Cindy Roten, who has some great insight on what you need to know if you’re thinking about getting a breast augmentation. Enjoy!
What To Know About Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation raises a number of very important questions for the person considering it.
If you’re the surgery, you’ll want to know which surgeon to pick, which specific procedure is best for you, and, most importantly, what your breasts will look like once the surgery has been performed.
Fortunately, online sources like www.AboutPlasticSurgery.com are chock full of info that can answer many of your most common questions.In the meantime, however, here are a few things to know before heading in to meet with your surgeon.
  • First, you should know (because many people don’t realize it) that breast augmentation is not only about enlarging breasts. These days, surgeons can reduce and enlarge breasts, re-shape, even out or reconstruct them. So, while you probably already know which of these types of procedures you would like done, you may want to consider the range of options available to you.
  • Today, your breast augmentation does not have to depend on guesswork. Not long ago, it was up to a woman and her doctor to decide what size and shape to aim for in the surgery, and the result would not be previewed before surgery. However, while it is obviously impossible to get a completely literal preview of what your breasts will look like following surgery, there are tools available now that allow women to view very close approximations of what their new breasts will look like. These sizing indicators can be very helpful in ensuring that you’re thrilled with your results.
  • You’ll also want to carefully consider the recovery phase before undergoing a breast augmentation surgery, so that you can plan around it. It’s not as simple as having an operation, removing the bandages, and going about your day. You will likely need to be inactive for a period of time (typically anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on what procedures you have done). Whatever the case, it is of vital importance that you follow your surgeon’s directions for recovery, to make sure that your breasts heal correctly, and you end up with the beautiful results you want.
There is plenty of information available on the Internet if you want to know more, or if you have specific questions about your breast augmentation surgery. However, these few basic points should help to get you started. The good news is, breast augmentation today is a very precise surgery, and if you make the right decisions, it should go exactly the way you want it to.


The Future Of Breast Augmentation

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Over at the My Life In Beauty blog, “The Knife Coach” Wendy Lewis and Dr. Z. Paul chat about the newest procedures in breast augmentation, and what the future may hold.

The focus is on ‘fat grafting breast augmentation’ – which is also known as ‘fat transfer breast augmentation,’ a method that is still very much in experimental phases, and which I’ve covered as a feature story on AOL StyleList.

Because so much is still unknown in this arena, I wouldn’t personally recommend that you consider for your breast augmentation today (unless of course you’re a reconstruction patient, where the circumstances are different) – but it could be something that develops and grows into a more ‘natural’ option for all breast augmentation patients sometime in the near future.

Breast Augmentation: A Reader Speaks Out

Today, I’m excited to feature a guest post by Constance, a reader who has overcome her fears and reservations about surgery, and gone on to have a breast augmentation that she loves. Here’s her story.
Photo: BreastAugmentationSite.com
My Boob Job: Making The Decision
I had been toying with the idea of getting a breast augmentation for at least 20 years before I finally decided to go for it!
But I didn’t always think I would get a boob job. When I was a teenager, I decided firmly against getting any enhancements – even though I was always self-conscious about my smaller B cup. Then I went to college in California, land of the beautiful bodies.
I continued to think about getting larger breasts. This went on for years, and through two marriages. I always felt less than adequate inside.
But then, I had a huge A-HA moment. I was having lunch with my best friend and an acquaintance of hers. At one point, this woman said to me, “I used to be as flat as you before I got my boob job.”
Well, I decided right then and there that no one was going to call me flat again!
(Why are women so sensitive and take it so much more personally when other women critique their appearance, than when other men do? But that’s a whole other topic…)
Anyway, I finally made the decision to just do it!
I was approaching 40, and had just been through a rough divorce, and wanted to start my new life with a new body. Not only did I want the breast augmentation, I was also interested in getting a tummy tuck. I had had two Caesarian sections for the birth of my daughters, and no amount of sit-ups would tighten my tummy pouch.
Now came the difficult decision of choosing the right doctor. I went with Dr. Christine Stiles and her specialty Mommy Makeover, so I could get a breast augmentation and tummy tuck at the same time. Dr. Stiles is a female plastic surgeon in Frisco, Texas, where I reside. It was really important for me personally to select a woman surgeon, because it made me feel more comfortable and at ease.
I’m thrilled with my results, and only wish I had done it sooner!


Lady Gaga Wants Breast Augmentation

Photo: mirror.co.uk

Lady Gaga is lusting for a new accessory, and this time, we’re not talking a fire cracker bra or or meat dress.

The pop star was overheard telling a waitress in New York that she was having a serious case of boob job envy while enjoying dinner with her beau, Luc Carl, reports the Daily Star UK.

“I love your boobs! Are they real? I really want to get implants too, I love fake boobs,” Gaga allegedly told the waitress. But the platinum blonde had some reservations. “I’m not sure how Luc would feel about me getting my boobs made bigger,” added the star.

This actually brings up a great point that readers looking to get a boob job often complain to me about: boyfriends and husbands who aren’t down with the idea, and aren’t supportive. It can be really upsetting when your man doesn’t stand behind a major (and exciting) decision like getting a breast augmentation.

It’s confusing, isn’t it? Here you are, wanting to look your best — and chances are, you probably take good care of yourself — eat well, workout, dress well — as many breast augmentation patients tend to do, because they’re concerned with looking their best. Shouldn’t a man be proud to have a woman who takes care of herself as a partner?

The thing is, breast implants cause any insecurities that a man has to boil to the surface — because many fear that a pair of new boobs is going to be followed by an upgrade in a new man too. You can allay these type of fears with a sit-down chat about how the only that will be changing will be your boobs — not your relationship. Just talking about it could be all the comfort he needs to get on board with the idea.

Other times, a guy can just be worried about your safety. There are boob job horror stories all over the internet, newspapers and television — and many people mistakenly believe it’s a dangerous surgery with risky complications and unattractive results. Nothing could be further from the truth of course if you do all your research and make the right choices, but people don’t know that. If this is the case with your man, let him know that you’ve done all the research, and show him pictures of the kind of results you’re going for. People don’t always realize that boob jobs come in more than just one size and shape — and when he sees that you’ve hired a great surgeon and have a specific final look in mind, he’ll probably relax and maybe even become your cheerleader.

And more rarely, the issue could be that your man is just a boob about boob jobs — and an underlying cause like jealousy or controlling behavior that is reflected in other areas of the relationship too comes to a head. In this case, you’ll want to consider cleaning up or moving past the relationship before you get involved with a breast augmentation — so that you’re in a healthy, positive and happy state of mind before you make such a major decision.

And if you’re looking for support, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My contact info is on my blog bio page.



The Dangers of Bargain Boob Jobs

Photo: Jessica Cbl

Cheapie plastic surgery bargains have been on the rise – but the two women I interview tell tales of a face lift and breast augmentation gone wrong, and how it ended up costing them more in the long run. 

Plus, a popular discount cosmetic surgery chain that I strongly advise you avoid at all costs. READ MORE.

Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer

The thought of swapping out extra fat from your tummy or thighs to your breasts sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

The technique is called breast augmentation fat transfer.

And while it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, it’s a technique that more and more plastic surgeons are experimenting with today!

One important thing: This technique is in the experimental phase, so I don’t advise that you try to find a plastic surgeon who will perform this on you right now.

But it’s a super interesting technique that you may be able to safely consider a little further down the road, once they’ve completed more tests to make sure everything is kosher. READ MORE.

Kush Support

An interesting product pitch involving breasts crossed my desk today.

It actually made me laugh out loud.

Created by doctors, Kush Support is a sleek plastic cylinder meant to provide breast support and comfort while you sleep.

They claim that it’s perfect for breast implants, c-cup or larger girls, side sleepers, post-op recovery, pregnancy and back pain. They also say that it prevents cleavage wrinkles — as if mother nature doesn’t give us enough to worry about on our face and necks!

I haven’t tried the tool myself, but I’m completely intrigued.

I remember when I was healing from my augmentation, sleeping on my side several weeks later still felt very uncomfortable because the new weight of my top breast pulled against gravity, and my tenderly healing skin wasn’t too happy about that.

But if you’re healing from a breast augmentation, be sure to ask your doctor for approval — as with anything else — before you give it a try.

Dare I ask what they’ll think of next?

Hollywood Hating On Breast Implants

Heidi Montag’s cups are currently being traded for smaller chests like Astrid Berges-Frisbey in LA castings.
Photo: StyleList.com

AOL just asked me to write a story on boob jobs.

Apparently, there’s quite a bit of backlash going on about breast implants – in of all places, Hollywood.

Yep – we’re talking about the town that practically invented the concept of the eternally perky, full breast.

You can read the full story here.

It brings up a very important point that I get asked a ton about: breast implant size.

As you’ll see from the link, women who choose supersized breast implants are often the unfair target of harsh judgments made by other people. These judgments can even limit the possibilities of things you may want for yourself in life – like certain careers and relationships.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that many people think that extra large breasts = dumbed down floozy.

Now I think that’s totally ridiculous, but that’s unfortunately the world we live in.

So when women ask me what size to go with, I always tell them to make sure they’re picking one that works in all facets of their lives – from the professional to the intimate to the fun.

That DD cup that makes your husband go cross-eyed and drop everything may make you feel like you need to button up to your chin while leading a presentation at work.

And Lord knows you’re not shelling out those thousands just so you can walk around looking like a nun!

So you want to be aware of the image you’re projecting, because most human beings — whether it’s wrong or right — will judge the way you ‘package’ yourself.

There are also added complication risks you need to consider when going for an extra large size. Your skin and tissue needs to be able to support it, and it’s often not pretty what an extra large implant will do to your chest tissue after years of gravity and wear and tear.

Plus, a large rack is HEAVY and can get cumbersome and tiring to carry around. I mention in the story that Sharon Osbourne is removing her DD implants this July – and it’s for exactly this reason. She says they get in her way, and she’s tired of lugging them around at the expense of her back.

With all that said, if you still decide that a supersized implant is for you and you have the confidence to carry it off, then I’m totally in support of you getting what you want and enjoying them!

Just remember that you need to be EXTRA vigilant about hiring a fantastic surgeon, because anyone with anything less than the best skills who implants extra large breasts is usually a recipe for disaster and the dreaded botched boob job.

And as for the chatter in the story from casting directors about breast implants being out of vogue in Hollywood – I say sure – maybe for the next five minutes. 🙂

We’re so familiar with this as women. Pointy toed heels are in, then they’re out. Then they’re on the cover of Vogue again, but not before you already sold your old pair on eBay. Damn it.

The truth is, for all the whining people do about how breast implants are fake and terrible and the cause for every ill of humanity, they walk past women with implants every day, and are none the wiser about it.

The average woman asks for a “full C” when getting implants. And no one can tell unless she shares the secret.

Just some food for thought as you contemplate boob jobs!

And remember – The Boob Job Bible is my full guide to everything you need to know to safely get the beautiful breast augmentation you’ve always dreamed of.

I back it with a bullet-proof 30 day money-back guarantee, always.

Breast Implants Without Anesthesia

The New York Times reported a disturbing trend today: the increase in doctors offering breast augmentation without general anesthesia.

You can read the full story here.

I just read the piece, and I literally dropped everything to put together this potentially life-saving message for you. This is one of the most dangerous games I’ve seen cash-hungry doctors getting away with in this country yet.

The piece features Dr. Robert L. True of Colleyville, Texas as one of more than 100 doctors in the USA who perform breast augmentation under local sedation.

Dr. True is really a gynecologist though. No surprise there. Many non-plastic surgeons are picking up more lucrative work “on the side” since you get paid up front and in full when performing cosmetic surgery, and you don’t have to deal with insurance companies.

Doctors who perform cosmetic surgery on the side often learn how to do the surgery in weekend seminars. Meanwhile, plastic surgeons study breast augmentation for years before they’re allowed to touch a patient all on their own. I can’t tell you how drastic the difference in knowledge and care is between the two camps. It’s literally the difference between taking a weekend course or getting a PHD in a subject.

And I can’t over-emphasize enough how dangerous it is to hire someone who is not a board-certified plastic surgeon to cut into your body with a scalpel.

It’s not worth any amount of savings.

You’ve got one face and one body, not to mention one life – and hiring someone who isn’t qualified to touch you risks all of that.

But I haven’t even shared what Dr. True likes to do with his patients during their breast augmentations.

Dr. True says he actually talks to his patients while they are laying on the table getting sliced up, and even sits them up on the table in a groggy haze so they can take a look at their breasts half way through and choose their size!

Do you have any idea how ‘out of it’ you are when you’ve got all of those narcotics and drugs pumping through your system? And now you’re going to make a decision that will have permanent consequences for your body?

The story doesn’t even touch upon the potential complications a doctor carelessly exposes you to by moving you up and around while operating on your breasts.

I can’t believe a doctor can legally get away with doing this in this country.

There is a tragedy just waiting to happen here. And I don’t want you to be the one who falls susceptible to it.

Heading into your breast augmentation surgery, all implant decisions should already be made. There is no reason to have to pick your size while you’re undergoing the actual surgery.

The only thing your board-certified plastic surgeon should be doing during surgery is concentrating on your safety and the skill of placing the implant properly so that he produces the beautiful results you both agreed on BEFORE the surgery!

I of course go into detail on all the decisions you should make prior to the surgery in The Boob Job Bible.

Take the time to educate yourself and do all your research so that you won’t fall prey to dangerous situations like this one, and so that you can have a safe, gentle experience that produces the gorgeous results that you want.

Please pass this message on to anyone you know considering a breast augmentation so that they’re warned. Let’s all keep one another safe.

Woman Sues Plastic Surgeon For Giving Her "Four Breasts"

In a dramatic five million dollar lawsuit filed by Maria Alaimo of Staten Island, the 47 year-old patient accuses her plastic surgeon  (Dr. Keith Berman) of implanting her with “four breasts.”


But put the brakes on that freaky visual that just popped into your head!

What Maria is actually referring to is a breast augmentation complication called “double bubble.”

Double bubble happens when an implant falls down BEHIND the fold of the breast instead of forward INTO the breast. As a result, the breast ends up with two folds that make it look like one breast is stacked on top of the other.

You might need to read that again to really “get” what I mean about how it’s caused.

Here’s a photo set to illustrate what I mean. Note that this IS NOT Maria Alaimo – it’s a patient of Mountlake Terrace, Washington Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard A. Baxter. The top set shows the double bubble, and the bottom set shows Dr. Baxter’s amazing post-corrective surgery:

Now back to the lawsuit.
Maria had the first failed boob job in 2003, and she claims that two corrective attempts by Dr. Berman left her no better off – with breasts that “appear flattened on the bottom with severe swells the size of a softball on top,” causing her to suffer from “pain, disability, loss of self-esteem, humiliation and embarrassment,” – as reported by consumerist.com.
But that isn’t all.
Maria is also blaming her divorce on the failed surgeries, saying that she could no longer be intimate with her husband after her disfiguring surgery.
Interestingly enough, the lawsuit states that she paid $2,999 for the breast augmentation in 2003, plus a $500 referral fee. That’s such an eyebrow-lifting bargain basement price, that I would have immediately questioned why the steep discount; breast augmentations in the New York area average about $7,000-$9,000.
But a search on the American Board of Plastic Surgeons website shows that Dr. Spencer was board-certified for the first time in 1999 (4 years before Maria’s surgery), and was just re-tested and passed board certification again in December of this past 2009.
So is this a case of a hysterical patient who may not be revealing the whole story behind her complications? Or is it a case of poor plastic surgeon skills?
It’s impossible to tell with only the little sensational nuggets the public has of the story. It doesn’t seem right that three surgeries later, Maria’s breasts are still not fixed – but it’s also pretty ridiculous that this woman seriously thinks a breast augmentation is the sole reason her marriage ended. (That’s what she states in court documents.)
But I can’t leave you without a moral to this tale of woe!
If you have very saggy breasts, your risk of double bubble is higher.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon if double bubble is something you should be concerned about. Most often, a lift to remove the excess saggy skin when you get your breast augmentation can all but eliminate the risk of this complication, if you’ve hired a skilled and properly credentialed surgeon.

Olympic Track Star Removes $13K Breast Implants

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Can you imagine paying $13K for a breast augmentation, only to pay for ANOTHER surgery to have the implants taken out 14 months later?

That’s exactly what Australian track star Jana Rawlinson did, according to the Paper Chaser website.

Even though the sports star “loved” her new girls, she felt encumbered by them – and feared they were getting in the way of making the best race times.

If you’re an athlete – or even just super active – you absolutely need to consider size when going for a breast augmentation!

Anything larger than a full B cup can get in the way of speed times and balance – and may even be a risk if your sport involves lots of body contact.

I figure skated competitively for many years, and am a bit of a fitness freak. I “wore” my size around for three months before my breast augmentation with a padded push-up bra to make sure that I was never uncomfortable while working out or being active.

I highly recommend you do the same – a size that you think looks gorgeous in the mirror may actually turn out to be in your way while doing the things you most love to do.

And you don’t want to have to pony up $13K + for that lesson..

How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Plastic Surgeons

Just a couple days ago, a jury found Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco Loiacono guilty of professional misconduct in his treatment of a 33 year old breast augmentation patient, Catherine McCormack of Dublin, reports The Irish Times.

The lowdown?

Catherine’s left breast became infected a few days after her breast augmentation at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery (ACS) clinic in Dublin back in October 2006. When the mom of three went to see the doctor about the situation, she was red, inflamed and – get ready for this – oozing. These are all symptoms of a severe infection, which at that advanced stage can call for immediate hospital admittance, intravenous antibiotics and possibly removal of the implant.

Instead, Dr. Lociacono stitched the wound together, put her on your typical ho-hum antibiotics, and sent Catherine on her way – a response that the surgeon amazingly continued to stand by in court.

Also discussed in court was the fact that Dr. Lociacono didn’t see Catherine for a whole 20 days after her initial surgery; his defense is that nurses saw her in the days following her surgery.

Catherine ultimately had to have her left breast removed, leaving her disfigured and ill with a significant recovery from the nasty infection.

Dr. Lociacono moved and continued to perform cosmetic surgeries in Brazil and Italy. Nice, huh?

Now this all brings up a very important point that I discuss in depth in my eBook, The Boob Job Bible: 10 Steps To A Sexy, Safe Breast Augmentation. YOU need to “interview” any plastic surgeon you consult with to make sure he’s going to be your number one advocate, and that you’ll be safe and completely cared for under his guidance.

While there are reckless and poor plastic surgeons out there, the one good piece of news is that they’re pretty easy to pick out if you know what to look for.

Just a couple out of several points my eBook addresses that could have prevented this situation:

1. At your consultation, ALWAYS ask who will be seeing you for your follow up appointments right after surgery. Anyone other than the surgeon performing the breast augmentation on you is unacceptable, and you should never hire someone who gives you less than that.

2. While infections are rare, the signs to look for: Redness, skin that feels “hot” and any kind of oozing. If you so much as SUSPECT an infection, get in to see your plastic surgeon immediately. Not his nurse, not a phone call – him personally. If he finds that you DO have an infection, you’ll want to ask if it’s necessary to make a hospital trip for intravenous antibiotics and whether there is a risk that you may need to remove the implant. Infections are nothing to mess with. And you most certainly don’t hang out with one for over 20 days, with no further treatment.

And this is the kind of story that scares women straight out of ever getting a boob job.

But if you do your homework, ask the right questions, and hire a great board-certified plastic surgeon – you can protect yourself from these kinds of craptastic doctors who give the whole industry a bad name.

Thigh Fat = Perky New Breasts?

Photo: Linda Barlett for National Cancer Institute

A pretty sensational press release crossed my desk today, claiming that the first “stem cell breast augmentation” had been performed in Florida, with an injection of regenerative cells that should increase the patient’s bust by one cup size.

Fat was taken from the woman’s thighs and hips via lipo, and then processed to extract natural regenerative cells – which were then injected into her breasts.

Now THAT’S my idea of recycling!

But remember that anytime you re-inject your own fat into your body, some absorption can happen. The release claims that this procedure retains 80% of the injected fat.

This all seemed a little too good to be true, so I consulted board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Parham Ganchi of Wayne, NJ to ask what he thought.

“This is basically fat injection to the breast which has been around since at least the early 90’s. When fat is harvested, there are stem cells there. What these stem cells do or don’t do is not known. What we do know is that by taking the fat and stem cells and whatever else is mixed in there and putting it in the breast, you can achieve a very modest breast augmentation. The problem is that there have been some concerns about the injected cells increasing the chance of breast cancer and interfering with our ability to detect breast cancer on a mammogram,” says Dr. Ganchi.

If longer term studies show that the procedure is safe, Dr. Ganchi does think this could become a more popular option.

But because we’re dealing with a possible connection to breast cancer, studies will take years – maybe even a lifetime.

So for now, silicone and saline are still your best friends.

Victoria Silvstedt: Victim Of Breast Implant Rippling

Not surprisingly, this less-than-flattering photo of Swedish model, actress and Playboy Playmate Victoria Silvstedt has been making the internet rounds.
The blonde bombshell was vacationing in St. Barths when this shot was snapped, clearly showing rippling in the inner side of her left breast.
Rippling is a breast augmentation complication that can happen to anyone and is very difficult for plastic surgeons to predict, though decisions like choosing large implants and going over the muscle increase your chances of ending up with the issue.
It’s not painful, nor does it cause any further problems – it can just look unsightly.
And just like Victoria’s pose in this photo, patients who get rippling tend to see it when they bend over and gravity pulls at the implant at a strange angle.
The best way to prevent rippling? Stick with a moderate size and go under the muscle.
Some plastic surgeons say that rippling is a bit more common with saline than it is with silicone too.

Writer Fired For Showing Off Breast Augmentation

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There has been some hot gossip making the rounds of the New York media world lately, and it involves a pair of breast implants.

Apparently, a writer at Brides magazine – which is owned by media giant Conde Nast – called a couple of long-time friends into her office, closed the door, lifted her shirt and revealed her sparkling new breast augmentation – which was neatly wrapped up in a post-surgery sports bra.

Mouths flapped, and word of the incident traveled like wild fire through the office.

And then HR came knocking on the door.

They said they would investigate the matter, and investigate they did: two days later, the editor found a pink slip on her desk.

The axed editor is livid, and has since sued Conde Nast for wrongful termination.

“It was within the confines of my office, behind closed doors. There was no nudity involved. They were personal friends who I had known for years,” she told the New York Post.

Lesson: Resist the urge to talk about or show the girls off at work. You might just end up walking the plank.

A Definite Way To Tell If Boobs Are Fake

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Someone has finally figured out a way to definitely tell if boobs are fake.

That someone is Shauvon from The Real World; the one who burst her implant doing a stunt for the show.

This little science experiment involves a flash light and a dark room.

Apparently, if you put a flashlight right up under a breast in a dark room, a fake implant will glow Halloween orange.

So of course I HAD to immediately try this to see if it’s true.

A dark room, a flash light and 15 seconds later – my boob was lit up like a Jack-o-Lantern.


Heidi Montag Before And After Pictures

Photo: HuffingtonPost.com
Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve most likely heard the brouhaha over Heidi Montag’s before and after photos in People magazine this week.
The controversy? The 23 year-old Hills star got a jaw-dropping TEN cosmetic surgery procedures done in one day.

Here’s the grand total list:

-Mini Brow Lift (who lifts a 23 year old’s brows?)

-Botox in Forehead and Frown Area

-Nose Job Revision

-Fat Injections In Cheeks, Nasolabial Folds and Lips
-Chin Reduction
-Neck Liposuction (Now I’ve heard everything)

-Ears Pinned Back

-Breast Augmentation Revision

-Liposuction on Waist, Hips and Inner and Outer Thighs
-Buttock Augmentation

Wow. Can you imagine what that recovery must have felt like?

Most good, board-certified plastic surgeons would refuse to stack that many surgeries into one day; the additional time spent under anaesthesia increases your risk of a serious complication like blood clotting, and it’s difficult to heal properly from so many fresh surgeries at one time.

And another reality check: the “after” photo is an achievement of Photoshop flawlessness; in real life, anytime you cut into the skin – you’ll leave some type of scar. Heidi no doubt has scarring going on here that we’re not seeing.

All that said, I think I’m the only person on the planet who thinks she looks amazing in the “after” shot – except for the cartoonish breast augmentation. I’m willing to bet that Heidi is going to see some complications down the road for choosing such an exaggerated size for her naturally petite frame. She’s asking her skin and tissue to do some pretty impossible things there.

But the funny thing is – I find myself looking at the before and after of her hair style the most out of anything. That sleek blowout looks gorgeous. And you know it only took 20 minutes, a big round brush and a hair dryer to achieve..something anyone can do for free in the privacy of their own bathroom.


Breast Implants For Terrorists?

Photo: LifeHack.org

Terrorist plot: Check.

Explosive PETN: Check.

Breast Implants: Check.


Believe it.

Now that the TSA is considering a switch to full-body scanners that leave nothing to the imagination, it’s possible that would-be terrorists could conceal explosive materials in unscannable areas like breast implants, says Elan Singer in his Forbes.com article.

According to Singer, all a terrorist would need to set off bomb material implanted in breasts – or any other fleshy body part like thighs for that matter – is a liquid accelerant that could be injected with a pen.

The point of this hypothetical situation? Sanger is suggesting that new full-body scanner searches will just push terrorists to start implanting explosive materials within the body – making all of us even less safe with nothing to show for it other than a longer wait in security check point lines.

Who would have ever thought..?

America’s Most Expensive NYE’s Package Includes Boobs

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You know how every once in awhile, a dying restaurant comes out with an outrageous 10 pound burger or some other such instant artery-clogging dish in order to get free publicity and intrigued customers to come through the door?

It looks like desperate plastic surgeons are turning to the same measure.

New York Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Greenberg is offering the ultimate “new you” for New Year’s: Three tables at a New Year’s Eve Lady Gaga and John Legend concert, round-trip first class tickets from NYC to Miami with a choice of 5 star penthouse rooms in South Beach for a month with a chauffeured Rolls Royce, AND a pair of new breasts – as reported by Asian News International.

The boob job comes with a 24-hour care nurse and unlimited spa treatments.

The cost for all of the above?

A cool $100K.

While some (wealthy) women prefer their plastic surgery to come in pampered packages, you can’t lose sight of the fact that a breast augmentation is a serious surgery that you have to make sure you REALLY want before you even consider going there.

It’s not like a pretty dress you buy in the store; you can’t just take it off if you find that it doesn’t “fit” you quite right.

So while anyone can check out a concert, penthouse suite and ride in a Rolls Royce convertible (um, sign me up for that one!), not everyone is a candidate for breast augmentation.

If you know exactly what you want, what the risks are, what the recovery entails, and have done all your research on the best implant fit for you…then knock yourself out.

But if you none of the above applies to you, you could end up not only very disappointed – but with a bad boob job to boot.

Lesson: Do your homework first. Get beautiful boobs second.

Just When I Thought I’d Seen Everything..

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You can’t make stuff like this up.
Canadian tattoo fan Lane Jensen decided that the FFF cup scantily clad cowgirl stripper tat on his calf just wasn’t outrageous enough – so he decided to give her a boob job, as reported by The Denver Westword. As in a REAL silicone boob job!
Yes, this man is now walking around with a boob job on his leg.
This of course begs the question – just WHO did Jensen find to actually implant silicone in his leg?
And unfortunately for the raunchy yet hot-bodied cowgirl, her boobs look like one big lump of lard stuck together.
And I’m thinking the Canadian boy might have to move to a hot Hollywood type climate, where he can wear shorts year-round to show off his “art.” I can’t imagine the big bump looks all that compelling with a pair of pants over it.

Miss Oops Brings Us The Boob Tube

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Every woman has a gorgeous, sexy top that she’d LOVE to show off at the office or a family party, but it shows a bit *too much* of the girls. So it sits collecting dust in a drawer.
Camisoles never look right underneath these kinds of tops because the extra bulk just isn’t flattering. (“Is that an extra stomach you’ve got underneath there, or are you just happy to see me..?)
So you can imagine how excited I was come across this new product from Miss Oops – the Boob Tube.
What it is: A 95% rayon / 5% spandex bandeau that fits right over the boobs, so you can conceal that peeking cleavage without adding a whole extra layer to your outfit.
The boob tubes come in a rainbow of shades – and at $25 a pop, they’re seemingly pricey for such a small amount of fabric – but you’ll no doubt get a ton of wear out of them for a long time to come.
Our only question: Why didn’t we think of this before?

Man Wants Payment For Ex-Wife’s Breast Implants

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, here’s a new one for you.

In the current Isaacson v. Isaacson case brewing in North Dakota, Erik Isaacson is claiming that the value of his ex-wife Traci’s $5,500 breast implants should count as a mutual asset. And get this: he’s saying the same for her $1,000 lasik eye surgery.

(Why do I get the funny feeling that someone cheated on someone else here..?)

So how did the judge react?

“Absolutely nonsense. I can’t imagine people would actually waste time thinking that breast implants are marital assets. It just defies common sense. I don’t know how you would expect me to award breast implants, if you want me to have them cut out and given to Mr. Isaacson,” said South Central District of North Dakota Judge Robert Wefald.

During proceedings last week, Justice Daniel Crothers asked Isaacson’s attorney, “Do we have any lines to be drawn? Is a hip replacement a marital asset?”

In return, Isaacson’s attorney argued that medical expenses should be considered marital assets when they are “clearly cosmetic, elective, non-necessary.”

I think these folks need to pack their bags and head over to Judge Judy.

What do you think?

"Every Day" Women Get Breast Implants Too!

I was having lunch with a girl friend recently when she told me that she had just been asked to be a bridesmaid at her cousin’s Bermuda wedding.

But here’s the good part. Her cousin managed to pick out dresses in the kind of loud fucshia floral print you would wear as a costume on Halloween if you were going as an 80’s bridesmaid. And – according to my girl friend – the strapless style makes her look “flatter than a panini sandwich.” Her words.

So we had a breast-enhancing brainstorming session that included everything from Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Convertible Bras to cleavage cupcakes and bronzing in between her breasts to trick the eye into seeing more depth there. If only men knew!

And then my girl friend told me – “You’re so LUCKY – you’re just naturally blessed!”

Um, not quite..

I broke the news that I wasn’t always a D cup diva. Actually, I’m a former 34B.

“No way! But those don’t look like STRIPPER T-TS!” she shrieked a little too loudly for an intimately packed restaurant in midtown at 1pm.

No, these babies aren’t stripper boobs. And far less augmentations than you think actually are.

So many women out there want enhancement, but what holds them back is the fear that they’ll end up looking like a floozy cartoon pinup. The kind that men don’t take seriously.

The truth is, the MAJORITY of breast augmentations today are had by every day women. I’m talking teachers, lawyers, nurses, real estate agents – stay-at-home Moms.

You just don’t notice the more subtle versions because they don’t call out for your ATTENTION.

The good news: you can have control over the kind of breast augmentation you get, including a boob job that subtly fills out your clothing and makes you feel and look incredibly sexy without raising the eyebrows of co-workers, your hair stylist or your mother-in-law.

But there’s a BIG CATCH: You need to know WHO to hire as your plastic surgeon, HOW to figure out what the perfect size is for your frame, and EXACTLY WHAT to ask for.

Without these ESSENTIAL steps, you could risk ending up with the kind of supersized big breasts that are keeping you from taking the plunge in the first place.

To learn how to get the perfect sized breast augmentation for you, be sure to read Chapter 3 of my eBook, The Boob Job Bible; 10 Steps To A Sexy, Safe Breast Augmentation.

If you have NO CLUE what size you want to be, I give you a step-by-step guide on how to figure out it and get it right – the first time!

And hey – you might decide that bigger IS better. Just remember that the bigger the implant, the higher the complication risk. Read Chapter 7 to learn how to dramatically reduce your complication risks, as well as what special things you need to consider if you do go bigger.

Unfortunately, I can’t help with ugly bridesmaid dresses..

Real World Contestant Bursts Implant

Recently, MTV “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” contestant Shauvon Torres did a belly flop during a show stunt and ended up in the ER for a burst breast implant!

This is seriously every breast augmentation patient’s worst nightmare.

I’ve always been nervous about what would happen if my car’s airbag went off. Or if I fell real hard on my chest while figure skating.

New York City Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Nina Naidu tells me, “It’s very hard to rupture an implant with ‘normal’ activity. Ms. Torres must have hit the water really hard. Though with an implant that’s older than 10 years, it may take less force.”

One of the largest manufacturers of implants in the US is Allergen, and they report a deflation rate of 5% at 3 years, 7% at 5 years and 10% at 7 years. “The longer implants are in, the higher the risk of rupture, which seems to increase around the 7-10 year mark,” says Naidu. “We tell patients that they may need to exchange their implants after about 10 years.”

I do remember reading about the 10 year recommendation to switch out implants when I did my research on boob jobs. And it completely freaked me out. Who wants to set themselves up for that many surgeries down the road?

My personal take on it is that these girls aren’t going anywhere unless they NEED to! But if you’re in a sport, job or lifestyle where you consistently experience a lot of impact on your chest, I think the 10 year mark is something you really need to consider in order to make sure breast implants are a good fit for you.

What No One Tells You About Getting A Breast Augmentation

So I was at the gynecologist today getting my yearly women’s wellness exam (fun times!), when my doctor brought up the subject of breast augmentation in a most interesting way.

(Note: She of course does this while my hands are awkwardly up over my head and it feels like she’s kneading dough out of my poor breasts.)

“I only see about 25% of boob jobs that are good, and yours is one of them. I don’t care for 75% of the work I see.”


Now of course I had to jump on that. What’s so wrong with the whopping 75% of boob jobs she doesn’t like?

“They just don’t look or feel right. It’s the wrong type of implant for the woman. The size or shape is wrong, or it’s just not placed right. It doesn’t feel womanly. It feels fake.”

This brings up a real interesting point that I never see addressed in breast augmentation books, articles or websites.

They always tell you to pick a board certified plastic surgeon.

But what they DON’T tell you is that just picking a board certified plastic surgeon doesn’t guarantee you’ll have a good result!

Let me give you a parallel. If you’re hiring a lawyer, you of course want to hire someone who has their law degree and all the proper credentials. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone with a law degree is a GOOD lawyer.

Likewise, when you’re hiring a plastic surgeon, you want to choose from doctors who have the most basic requirement: board certification. But that doesn’t mean that ANY plastic surgeon with board certification is automatically a GOOD plastic surgeon.

This was evidenced by my gynecologist’s next question. “Who is your plastic surgeon? He’s GOOD.”

There’s a bunch of other things you have to look for to make sure you’re hiring a GOOD plastic surgeon.

One of the most important things to research is the doctor’s WORK. Lawyers can be judged by how many cases they win. And plastic surgeons can be judged by their before and after photos.

So say you’re considering a certain plastic surgeon who is board certified and who your girl friend has been to. You need to be on the doctor’s website, checking out every before and after shot posted to make sure the work looks like the type of breast augmentation you want for YOURSELF.

Plastic surgeons have different styles. You need to find a style that suits YOU and YOUR BODY.

If there are only a few photos on the site, ask to see the doctor’s complete patient photo book. Every GOOD plastic surgeon keeps one in the office.

If the doctor doesn’t have one or is reluctant to show you it for whatever reason, BIG RED FLAG. RUN!

If you want to make sure a plastic surgeon is certified with the right board, you can download my FREE report – 5 Things Every Woman Should Know Before Getting A Breast Augmentation. It tells you exactly how to make sure a plastic surgeon is properly certified with all the right credentials. Get it for free at http://www.dnrbddj.cn/

And if you’re looking for a step-by-step guide on how to choose a GOOD plastic surgeon who will give you the gorgeous breast augmentation you’ve always wanted, be sure to read Chapter 1 of my eBook, The Boob Job Bible: 10 Steps To A Sexy, Safe Breast Augmentation.

I tell you exactly what to look for in before and after photos as well as the checklist of things every GOOD plastic surgeon will have.

Remember, the plastic surgeon you choose has the BIGGEST influence on the kind of boob job you’ll end up with.

There’s a lot of both BEAUTIFUL and BAD boob jobs floating around out there, and it almost ALWAYS comes down to the plastic surgeon who put them in.

Choose your plastic surgeon wisely and carefully, or else risk ending up in that bottom 75%.

The Before & After Photo Obsession

Check out the before and after photos of Heidi Montag’s breast augmentation.
Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Now regardless of whether you think she looks cuter before or after, one thing is for sure: us ladies LOVE studying before and after pictures! Men do too, but I think most women sit and critique for much longer.

I’m trying to figure out why that is. Is it because we enjoy seeing the “potential” for more aesthetically pleasing change in someone? Are we looking for “ideas” for ourselves? Are we just BORED?

I’d love to hear what you think.

Oh, and methinks that the boobs aren’t the ONLY thing that has changed for Ms. Montag..check out the subtle transformation of the nose and lips too!

The Boob Job Bible


Hasn’t every woman at some point wondered what it would be like to have a boob job?

An augmentation. A lift. Or maybe a (gasp!) reduction.

Boobs are so much a part of being a woman that it’s hard to NOT think about them, isn’t it?

Well, after years of THINKING about it – I finally took the plunge.

I got a boob job!

Best gift I’ve given myself. EVER! It’s like a TRANSFORMATION.

For the curious, these are the three most surprising facts I learned during my years of research:
-Breast implants aren’t lifetime devices. Manufacturers say those babies only last about 10-15 years. Have some women out there kept them longer? Definitely. But it’s a surgery you have to be prepared to repeat down the road if you get one. Maybe even multiple times.

-There’s two kinds of implants: saline (water) and silicone. But even the saline implant has a silicone rubber shell. So either way, you’re putting silicone inside of you.

-Your new boobs can take anywhere from 6 weeks to about six months to settle down! They start out “high” up on your chest because your muscles tighten in response to the surgery. Once the boobs “drop,” they look more naturally shaped. The dropping process sometimes even makes you gain more cup size since your muscles settle their grip on your implants. So if you want your new girls to look fab for a particular event or day, plan FAR ahead in advance!

For the ladies out there who are more curious (you did find your way to this blog didn’t you?) and maybe even think they may take the plunge one day, here’s everything you need to know.

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