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Archive for August, 2013

Deciding on Breast Augmentation Surgery

Everyone has their own unique desires and goals when it comes to choosing breast implants. There are some women who prefer larger breasts while others opt for a more modest enhancement. Then there are some women who favor the tear drop shape over the traditional round shaped breast implant. As far as fillers go, innovations […]

Busting Breast Implant Myths

Throughout the years, there have been a lot of misconceptions that have spread regarding breast implants, some of which have scared potential patients into shying away from the augmentation they’ve always wanted. But today, we’re going to set the record straight and bust two widespread breast implant myths that couldn’t be farther from the truth. […]

Woman Panhandles for Breast Augmentation

We see them every day when we drive, panhandlers trying to get a couple of extra bucks here and there any way they can. However, it’s not every day that you see a woman panhandling for a breast augmentation. In Pensacola, Florida, Christina Andrews can be seen walking down the intersection of W and Beverly […]

Is SmartLipo Better Than Traditional Lipo?

Patient Question: Which is better, Liposuction or SmartLipo? Dr. Shafer’s Answer: Both procedures are good – it all depends on the desired results, patient’s body composition, and the skin and expertise of the surgeon. I recommend patients go to a few consultations and ask to talk to former patients who have undergone either of the […]

Diet and Exercise are Important After Liposuction

Whether you prefer to call them pounds or kilos, we can all agree that shedding them can be a challenge. A recent survey in Britain found that 59% of participants would opt for plastic surgery over exercise. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, but it’s still important to eat healthy & exercise (post lipo) because weight […]

Do Breast Implants Last Lifetime?

True or False – Breast implants last a lifetime. TRUE & FALSE! Most women will live their whole lives with their original implants. The only reason you would change an implant is if there is a problem – rupturing is the most common problem. On average the risk of rupturing is 1%/year. So, for example, […]

The Truth About Calories

Although we tend to apply calories with food, a calorie is actually a unit of energy and applies to anything containing energy. The number of calories in a meal is the number of units of energy released from the food you eat to power the body. Consuming a healthy diet & routine exercise can reduce […]

Did Nicole Richie Get Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery treatment for women who desire to have a larger cup size or who would like to improve the symmetry with their breasts. There are several different types of implants and sizes for women to choose from, from saline to silicone, round or teardrop shape, catering to all the […]

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