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Things to Avoid Before and After Plastic Surgery

March 6, 2015 9:23 pm Published by

Choosing plastic surgery could change your life for the better, but you’ll need to do your part to make sure your procedure is a success. Here are a few essential rules I tell my patients to follow before and after surgery. The Number One Thing to Avoid Before Surgery No smoking! This unhealthy habit is particularly dangerous during the weeks... Read the full post

To Lift or Not to Lift? Breast Lifts Explained.

February 11, 2015 6:00 pm Published by

Dr. Patti Flint highlights the various surgical options available to help restore volume and shape to sagging or deflated breasts. Often using a combination of procedures, such as breast lift with breast augmentation, Dr. Flint is able to provide women with more shapely, youthful-looking breasts. Consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Flint, can help determine if your... Read the full post

Ashley’s Real Patient Testimonial

February 2, 2015 6:55 pm Published by

Dr. Patti Flint discusses concerns patients often have regarding pain management after surgery. Ashley, a recent patient of Dr. Flint, describes her experience and the minimal amount of discomfort she felt post-surgery.

Revision Breast Surgery

January 22, 2015 6:04 pm Published by

Dr. Patti Flint discusses revisionary breast implant surgery. Although complications from breast augmentation are rare and patient satisfaction with the procedure is very high, Dr. Flint occasionally receives requests to revise issues that arose from breast augmentations performed by previous surgeons.

Dr. Flint Featured on Sonoran Living Live

December 30, 2014 2:58 pm Published by

Dr. Flint is sharing her plastic surgery expertise with local Arizona viewers in an ongoing series of articles and video segments for ABC 15’s Sonoran Living Live. The series will provide insight into some of the most common cosmetic procedures. During her first segment, Dr. Flint discussed how facial rejuvenation can be personalized to suit the unique anatomy and goals... Read the full post

Do I Need a Breast Lift or a Breast Augmentation?

November 3, 2014 3:39 pm Published by

Often, patients are unsure if they need a breast augmentation or a breast lift. In this video, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patti Flint discusses the difference between the two procedures, outlines common indicators of which is needed, and describes when a breast lift and breast augmentation combination may be appropriate .

No Pain, No Gain! …Not True With Breast Augmentation

September 8, 2014 8:19 pm Published by

Each patient I consult with regarding breast augmentation has a hurdle or two they must overcome to allow them to undergo the procedure and obtain the results they desire. For some, it’s the post-operative recovery restrictions, for others, time off of work, but for many, it is the concern over post-operative pain. At this point in my career, I have... Read the full post

A More Beautiful Breast Lift

June 25, 2014 5:06 pm Published by

Did you know that breast lifts have increased in popularity more than any other cosmetic breast surgery? The number of breast lift procedures performed in the U.S. has increased by a striking 70% since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is double the rate of increase for breast augmentations over the same period. These rising numbers... Read the full post

Ready, Set, Heal!

October 18, 2013 3:00 pm Published by

Many patients that are going to undergo breast augmentation surgery want to do whatever they can to improve their chances of uneventful healing. There are a few subtle tricks that can be employed to create a tolerable and brisk recovery. Stage I: Immediate post-op period For the first forty-eight to seventy-two hours, take all prescribed medications as directed. Apply ice... Read the full post

See the “New You”

June 5, 2013 1:58 pm Published by

Some people are great visionaries; able to accurately see, in their mind’s eye, what an end result will look like before it becomes a reality. However, most people appreciate some help when it comes to imagining an accurate picture of something as important as results from plastic surgery. I am confident in this system’s ability to help my patients peek... Read the full post

A Better Breast Augmentation

March 29, 2013 5:18 pm Published by

I prefer a natural approach to breast augmentation. What does this mean? It may mean that bigger is not necessarily better. I believe the goal of the procedure should be to create aesthetically appealing breasts; while size is one factor in this approach, it is not the only consideration. I believe that any breast augmentation should be in proportion to a... Read the full post

Creating Natural Breast Augmentation Results

August 6, 2012 1:38 pm Published by

As a plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures, I’ve formed some definite opinions about how to create natural-looking surgical results. I always strive for the most aesthetically pleasing outcome for any procedure, and for my breast augmentation patients in particular, I have some strong preferences about how to best achieve a pleasing, long-lasting result. During my career... Read the full post

Which Breast Implant Is Right for Me?

April 25, 2012 3:03 pm Published by

Once you have made the decision that you would like to pursue breast augmentation, it is important to learn about your implant options. The amount of information available can be overwhelming, so I will try to condense it here for quick reference. I will include an explanation of the preferences I have and why I have them. You should be... Read the full post

Saline Versus Silicone Breast Implants: Is It Really a Dilemma?

April 24, 2012 8:17 pm Published by

When women consult with me about breast augmentation, they frequently have many questions about what type of implants I prefer. In some cases, patients present with fairly significant biases for or against one type of implant. When I query them about the basis of their preferences, they sometimes quote information that is not quite true or is blatantly mythical. In... Read the full post

New Breast Implant Product

April 24, 2012 5:17 pm Published by

I attended an educational seminar in Las Vegas recently regarding the use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in implant revision breast surgery. Sounds complicated, but bear with me. This is exciting and revolutionary stuff! In some women, scar tissue develops around their breast implants following breast augmentation. This is called a capsular contracture. It can make the breast feel firm, distort... Read the full post

FDA Announcement About Breast Implants

April 24, 2012 4:10 pm Published by

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they have identified cases of a rare form of lymphoma in some women with breast implants. It is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. I understand that this may cause concern for those of you who have undergone breast augmentation. I want to provide accurate information to reassure... Read the full post

Update on Silicone Gel Breast Implants

April 24, 2012 3:58 pm Published by

Breast augmentation is currently the most common aesthetic procedure performed. In my practice, I use silicone gel implants the vast majority of the time. I prefer them over saline because they are much softer and look more natural. Creating natural results is my priority as well as something desired by most of my patients. There are still lingering concerns about... Read the full post

Breast Augmentation and Breast Lifts After Childbearing

April 23, 2012 8:56 pm Published by

Many women who see me in consultation tell me their breasts looked good until they had children. Breastfeeding can lead to undesirable changes. Certainly, childbearing and breastfeeding are wonderfully positive experiences, but it doesn’t seem like you should be left with lifelong undesirable changes in your breasts because of them. Not to worry, there is a solution. Cosmetic breast surgery... Read the full post

Breast Implants in Athletes

April 23, 2012 8:24 pm Published by

Many athletic women are lean and consequently have small breasts. It is common for these women to feel as if breast implants might negatively impact their performance or enjoyment of their sport. However, that is a myth. In fact, there have been studies done that show there is no reduction in chest muscle strength or function. Modestly sized implants do... Read the full post

Liposuction and Breast Augmentation in One Cosmetic Surgery

April 23, 2012 7:26 pm Published by

Breast augmentation or enhancement and liposuction are two of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. So it is not surprising to learn that plastic surgeons have tried since the 1980s to find a way to augment breasts using a patient’s own fat. Smaller thighs or tummy and larger breasts sound like a win-win situation; however, it... Read the full post