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Will Insurance Cover my Explant Surgery?

We have seen many reports of surgeons telling patients that explanation surgery is not covered by insurance and therefore are raising their cosmetic fees to capitalize on this growing population of patients. Explant Surgery May Be Covered According…
can i breastfeed with implants?
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Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Surgery?

Whether it is possible to breastfeed after breast surgery is one of the top questions we are asked by women considering breast surgery. It's a common misconception that is impossible to breastfeed once you've had implants placed. In this post,…

How Much of My Surgery Will My Insurance Cover?

In working with patients in surgeon offices as well as physical therapy, we often hear the phrase "oh, I have insurance- it's covered," only for the patient to be surprised when they receive a bill. We know that insurance coverage can be so…
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.…
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…
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…
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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…

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: Board Certification

We have lots of tips to help you choose the right plastic surgeon for you, and first we want to talk about Board Certification and the role it plays in your safety and peace of mind. First, it’s important to know that not all surgeons are…

What to look for in before-and-after photos

When considering breast augmentation (or any type of cosmetic surgery for that matter), most patients take to the internet and scour before and after galleries to find that photo- the “perfect result” photo that best represents the desired…