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3 Signs It May Be Time for Breast Implant Revision

February 20, 2020
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While breast implants are designed to be safe and long-lasting, they are not considered lifetime medical devices. At some point after your initial surgery, you may need to consider removing and replacing your implants. This is done during a secondary procedure called breast implant revision. There are several different situations, both cosmetic and medical, that can warrant breast revision. Below are three signs that may indicate a need for this secondary breast procedure. Keep in mind that revision is typically appropriate for any woman who is not satisfied with the look and feel of her breasts after augmentation or reconstruction. Receive recommendations for your specific situation by… Read Full Post
Category: Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation to Improve a Wide Breast Gap

January 24, 2020
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Women undergo breast augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons, the most common being to improve breast size or shape. However, there’s another popular request, especially among women with wide-set breasts: creating cleavage. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner has performed numerous augmentation procedures on women with a significant gap between their breasts. While there are some limitations to increasing cleavage through breast augmentation, know that Dr. Basner is uniquely skilled to help you achieve your goals. A Word on Cleavage Cleavage refers to the distance from one breast’s inner edge to the other. This space can be narrow or wide, depending on a woman’s anatomy… Read Full Post

Can You Drink Alcohol After Breast Augmentation?

January 13, 2020
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Consuming alcohol can significantly hinder your ability to recover from breast augmentation or any other surgical procedure. It’s crucial to avoid beer, wine, and liquor for at least 24 hours after surgery, and while you’re taking prescription pain medicine. The standard recommendation is to abstain from drinking alcohol two weeks before and two weeks after a procedure to prevent any unwanted side effects. If you have any questions about what’s right for you during your recovery period, consult board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner. In the meantime, keep reading for a few factors to consider when it comes to drinking after plastic surgery. Alcohol Interactions with Medication… Read Full Post

4 Reasons Winter is a Great Time for Breast Augmentation

December 19, 2019
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An excellent breast augmentation experience starts with proper planning. Ideally, you want to schedule your procedure when it will be convenient, comfortable, and give you results by your target date. For many patients, a winter surgery checks all of those boxes. Below, you’ll find four reasons to consider undergoing breast augmentation in the next few months. 1. You Can Recover Discreetly While the social stigma that once surrounded cosmetic surgery is a thing of the past, it’s understandable if you’d prefer to keep your recovery private. Fortunately, the winter months make that easy. After your breast augmentation procedure, you may want to conceal your recovery garments, swelling,… Read Full Post

What is Capsular Contracture and How is it Treated?

October 23, 2019
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Breast augmentation has a long and successful track record. Millions of women have relied on the surgery to enhance their breasts and feel more confident in their bodies. However, even a skillfully-performed procedure poses a slight risk of complications. One possible, and treatable, breast enhancement complication is a condition known as capsular contracture. Keep reading for the essential information you should know about capsular contracture. Plus, discover Dr. Adam Basner’s unique approach to correcting this concern and giving you the results you desire through revision breast surgery. Capsular Contracture and Breast Implants A capsule of scar tissue naturally forms around any… Read Full Post
Category: Breast Surgery

Cosmetic Procedures to Improve Your Summer Look

June 30, 2019
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Summer is here, with heat and humidity that can make wearing heavy makeup uncomfortable or impractical. If you want to go bare-faced with confidence, and be able to jump into the ocean or a pool without worrying about washing your makeup away, visit Dr. Adam Basner to discuss non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can help improve your skin and appearance. Call 410-616-3000 to schedule your consultation today. We offer cosmetic procedures with fast results and little to no downtime. Reduce Wrinkles with BOTOX™ Cosmetic Wrinkles are unfortunately an inevitable fact of life. They occur due to facial expressions, gravity, sun exposure, and genetics, and no one is immune. However, you don’t… Read Full Post

Current Plastic Surgery Trends

May 29, 2019
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Have you ever wondered which plastic surgery procedures are most popular? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released data regarding the most commonly performed surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2018. Find out whether your desired treatment cracks the top 5. Dr. Basner offers a wide range of plastic surgery services in order to address just about any goal you may have. These include: Breast surgery Body contouring Facial plastic surgery Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments Please contact Dr. Adam Basner using the form on this page or call 410-616-3000 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Baltimore and the surrounding areas of Maryland.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?

April 22, 2019
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One of the most common myths associated with liposuction is that the procedure can help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this incorrect assumption can cause you to develop unrealistic expectations for your procedure. Liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. It is a body contouring procedure that will remove small amounts of fat from targeted areas of your body in order to provide a more toned, sculpted figure. In reality, the amount of fat removed during most liposuction procedures will not result in a significant loss of weight. Why Can’t Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight? You shouldn’t use liposuction as a weight loss technique for several reasons: There are limits to the amount of fat… Read Full Post

Your Facelift Surgery: A Complete Guide

March 31, 2019
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A facelift gives you a brighter, younger look by lifting sagging skin and reducing the appearance of deep-set lines and wrinkles. View our slideshare below to learn more about this procedure and if it's right for you. To schedule a facelift consultation with Dr. Basner, call 410-616-3000. The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland serves patients in Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills and Towson.  

Get Your Summer Beach Body With Liposuction

March 27, 2019
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Summer is around the corner — is your body beach-ready? Rather than turning to extreme diets or an intense workout regimen to sculpt your figure, consider augmenting your healthy habits with plastic surgery. Liposuction is a safe, effective treatment designed to target stubborn pockets of fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise. What Is Liposuction? Even the healthiest of adults still struggle with fat in their: Stomach and hips Inner and outer thighs buttocks Back and bra line Knees Arms Chin Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that can eliminate pinchable fat in these and other areas of your body. It works by permanently removing fat cells in treated areas,… Read Full Post