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#1 Way to Reduce Pain Meds after Breast Surgery

With the opioid crisis raging in the United States, many women who are planning breast surgery are concerned about reducing the need for pain medication during the post-op period. In this post, we examine one way to reduce the amount of pain…
Preparing for Anesthesia
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Preparing for a Safe Anesthesia Experience

One of the most common fears that we see around having any type of breast surgery is anesthesia. We have already addressed the safety of anesthesia in a previous blog post, but today we want to talk about how to set yourself up for success.…
national avocado day 2019
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Sweet Avocado Vegan Wrap

In honor of National Avocado Day, we are sharing a recipe from our 12-week Breast Surgery Recovery Program. If you love avocado as much as we do, we think you'll want to add this recipe to your go-to list! It's so easy, healthy and packed with…
Allergan recalls textured implants
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Allergan Recalls Textured Breast Implants

On July 24th, 2019 Allergan voluntarily recalled their BIOCELL® textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Click here for the official release by the FDA. What is a textured implant? There are two types of breast implant shells. The…
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Can I Exercise After Breast Surgery?

Exercise after any type of breast surgery is linked to decreased chances of forming blood clots, decreased chances of developing depression and/or emotional mood swings, as well as reducing muscle atrophy and stiff joints. Some surgeons are…
Preparing for BII or explant surgery
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BII Surgery: Preparing Your Body

Having any type of breast surgery is a journey. Preparing for BII surgery, actually having the surgery and recovering from surgery are all crucial parts of the journey. The Chrysalis Method provides women with information, tools and guidance…
Best Sleeping Position After Breast Surgery

What is the Best Sleeping Position after Breast Surgery?

Did you know that getting proper sleep and your sleeping position after breast surgery can affect how well you heal? In our post about post-op hydration, we talked about all the ways that hydration can help to speed up the healing process. In…
Breast Implant Illness Survey
Breast Implant Illness Symptoms
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Breast Implant Illness: How to Talk to Your Doctor

Every day there are more stories in the news about Breast Implant Illness, or BII. And while there is little scientific evidence to support a growing concern over Breast Implant Illness, or BII, nearly 100,000 women have banded together across…
My Breast Augmentation Story
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Breast Augmentation Personal Journey

Family has always been my number one-priority. When I had my two children, I was hell bent on nursing them both for a full year. I had no idea the toll it would take on my breasts and didn’t realize until after my second child that they weren’t…