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Everyone seems to have an opinion on breast augmentation. However, the best place to hear about the procedure is from those who undergo it. The Stir does just that in a recent article titled “Doctors & Women on What Breast Augmentation Surgery Is Really Like.”

Wendy Robinson of The Stir addresses a number of questions, including whether or not you should have the procedure before you’re done having children. She writes, “While doctors like Brain Reedy of Berks Plastic Surgery note that, ‘It’s not not required to wait until you are finished having kids to have surgery, it’s important to know that your breasts will go through changes during pregnancy. Changes in size and shape may be temporary, but the effect it has on your breast skin can be permanent. You may notice a bit more drooping or excess skin after pregnancy, but many women are still very happy with their breast implants after pregnancy and childbirth. Unlike natural breast tissue, your implants will hold their shape and size throughout your pregnancy, and if you have good skin elasticity, you may barely notice a change. On the other hand, if you are slightly older or naturally prone to skin laxity, you may notice that your breasts aren’t quite as perky as before your pregnancy. This is why we often recommend a breast lift or breast lift with augmentation for mothers looking to improve their breasts after pregnancy. If you become pregnant again, there is a chance that your breast lift could be affected.’”

Healio also answers some questions about breast augmentation in a recent article titled “BLOG: Which breast implants are best for you?” Lara Devgan of Healio answers several questions, including whether you should get textured or smooth implants. She writes, “There is no universal opinion among plastic surgeons regarding whether textured or smooth implants are superior. There is some data to suggest that the rate of capsular contracture is lower with textured implants. However, more cases of the rare cancer known as ALCL have been associated with textured implants as well. I advise discussing the choice of smooth versus textured implants with your plastic surgeon.”

When it comes to breast implants, you need a surgeon you can trust to give you optimal results. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers both traditional saline implants and Sientra “Gummy Bear” textured gel implants. His techniques are minimally invasive and have a number of other benefits, including helping women better detect breast cancer.

If you’re considering breast augmentation, contact us for a consultation.