woman exercising after breast surgery
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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…
Is It Safe to Go Under Anesthesia?

Is it Really Safe to Go Under Anesthesia?

We all (80’s and 90’s babies at least) remember the movie Clueless. A wonderful mix of rom-com and social satire, we follow the main character Cher through her every day life in her Hollywood mansion where she uses a computer to match items…
How Much Water Should I Drink After Breast Surgery?
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How Much Water Should I Drink After Breast Surgery?

It’s a tale as old as time- everyone says to drink plenty of water. Your teachers growing up in school, your parents, your doctors, and probably your more healthy friends. And if you have kids you’ve probably become the “drink-more-water-reminder”…
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What Should I Do to Prepare for Breast Surgery?

Can you ever really be prepared for surgery? Maybe not emotionally, but we do have some tips to help you have your space and life prepared for breast surgery and successful recovery. Get a Recovery Space Ready Most surgeons will recommend…

How to Choose Breast Implant Size

Hot topic alert! This is a question that so many patients get completely hung up on- should I go with 325 or 350cc??? Whether you're selecting your size following a mastectomy, weight loss, breast feeding, or any other reason, it's still a question…