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Breast Augmentation Miami, Breast Implants Dr. Christopher Craft

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures today. Miami breast augmentation candidates have the opportunity to address issues such as a naturally smaller breast size, loss of volume following pregnancy or weight loss, or breast size asymmetries using a breast implant. Breast enlargement can transform your breast size, volume, shape, provide some breast lift, as well as balance breast size. Dr. Christopher Craft has helped hundreds of women from Miami, Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale, and all of South Florida to improve their confidence and self esteem by achieving more beautiful and feminine breasts.

Breast augmentation surgery can be performed through a number of discreet incisions including periareolar, inframammary, or through a small incision in the armpit. The breast implant type can be either saline or silicone filled, and the implant is round and may have a smooth or textured surface. Miami breast enlargement patients are very carefully examined to assess individual skin tone, breast tissue characteristics, breast anatomy, body type, and rib/thorax shape.

Every consultation includes a very open and thorough discussion performed to understand each clients concerns and expectations in order to tailor the implant size, shape, and consistency to best fit the desires of each individual.

Aesthetic breast surgery is a very personal decision and demands an individualized surgical plan custom tailored to each individual. At Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery achieving patient satisfaction is our principal objective. To best meet your expectations and cosmetic goals, and to provide you with the most honest and realistic perspective of your own proportions and size after breast augmentation surgery, we now offer the MENTOR Volume Sizing System. This new system provides the opportunity for patients to see what each implant size will look like on YOUR body and to give you all of the tools you need to effectively choose an implant size that will fulfill your desired look. The system features a unique shape that fits over the natural breast that creates a more realistic preview of your new size, helping you make a more confident choice.

Breast Augmentation Surgical Overview:

Surgery Duration: 1 hour
Anesthesia: General (Fully asleep)

Risks: as with any surgery:infection, bleeding, blood clots, scarring, wound complications; surgically specific risks: size discrepancy, rippling, capsular contracture, leakage, changes in sensation or lactation, altered breast screening techniques.

Recovery: most breast enhancement patients are able to shower in 48 hours, return to work in 4-5 days, physical contact to the breast is usually delayed 3-4 weeks; more strenuous exercise is deferred for 6 weeks, and full scar maturation takes 6-12 months.

Breast Enlargement is one of these most rewarding cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. Here at Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery we have achieved a very high degree of patient satisfaction and take great pride in helping each woman meet her cosmetic goals. To fully understand the breast enlargement surgery procedure and how it can help you to attain your ideal breast shape schedule your complimentary consultation.

Breast Lift Miami / Kendall Dr. Christopher Craft

Adverse factors such as significant changes in weight, effects from aging and gravity, genetic laxity of breast tissue, and skin stretch from pregnancy can frequently weaken the elastic properties of the skin and when combined with pregnancy related volume loss, leads to a deflated breast shape with diminished fullness and firmness associated with an aged breast appearance. These changes can dramatically worsen a woman’s figure. Mastopexy (or “breast lift”) is a procedure performed to elevate, reshape and rejuvenate sagging and droopy breasts, restoring a more aesthetic appearance.

Now Miami breast lift patients visiting Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery have surgical options to alter the natural course and reshape the breast and restore a more youthful contour and more perky breast, leaving a younger and more beautiful you. By removing excess skin and loose sagging tissue and tightening the skin to a more lifted position a more attractive and “perky” breast contour can be achieved. This procedure is also ideal for the patient with nipples and areolas that are too low or widened, as the procedure can also be designed to raise the nipple and areola to a more ideal location, size, and shape.

The mastopexy procedure can be performed through a variety of different surgical techniques with differing degrees of complexity and scarring. Through extensive training and experience Dr. Craft can tailor the procedure to your individual anatomy and appearance desires.

Miami mastopexy patients who suffer from shoulder grooving and back or neck pain because of larger breast size may also attain some relief from these complaints along with the improved breast shape. This procedure is a common component of our “Miami mommy makeover” helping women reverse the effects of pregnancy and restore their confidence and femininity.

If you are looking to further lift and add volume particularly to provide a more desirable superior fullness to the breast, a breast augmentation can also be performed at the same time, in appropriate candidates.

Mastopexy / Breast Lift Procedure Overview:

Duration: 2-3 Hours
Anesthesia: General /Outpatient

Risks: standard surgical risks include infection, bleeding, scarring and wound complications, blood clots, and anesthesia related risks; procedure specific risks include asymmetry in breast or areolar size or position, loss of sensation or lactation, skin loss and wound complications.

Recovery: shower in 72 hours, return to work typically in 1 week, breast contact is delayed 3-4 weeks, strenuous exercise after one month, full scar maturation 1 year usually fading to a discreet scar line.

To learn more about a breast lift and to see how we can help transform you to the look you desire, take the next step toward a younger, sexier, more confident you by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft.

Breast Reduction Miami / Kendall Dr. Christopher Craft

Having very large breasts can cause a variety of physical concerns such as shoulder grooving, back and neck pain, skin irritation, alteration in posture, as well as breast discomfort. Women suffering from overly large breasts also complain of unattractive shape and improper body proportions that can significantly worsen the overall body appearance by making them look heavier or boxy.

Because of this loss of balance on a woman’s figure, this condition also frequently creates significant insecurities with body image and self esteem. Not only does large breast size affect ones appearance, but it can also influence the clothes that can be worn and even what activities and exercises that a woman can participate in.

Breast Reduction surgery can significantly improve the life of a client suffering from overly large breasts and has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any cosmetic surgery performed today. The procedure is ideal for the patient looking to improve the symptoms of excessive breast size and who desires smaller, more natural appearing breasts. The goal of breast reduction surgery is remove the excess skin and heavy breast tissue to reduce the size, reshape the breast tissue and improve the body contours. The end result is to alleviate the extra weight and to establish improved harmony and balance to a woman's body.

Breast Reduction Surgical Overview:

Duration: 2-4 Hours
Anesthesia: General / Outpatient

Risks: standard surgical risks include infection, bleeding, scarring and wound complications, blood clots, and anesthesia related risks; procedure specific risks include asymmetry in breast or areolar size or position, loss of sensation or lactation, skin loss and wound complications.

Recovery: shower in 72 hours, return to work typically in 1 week, breast contact is delayed 3-4 weeks, strenuous exercise after one month, full scar maturation 1 year usually fading to a discreet scar line.

To learn more about a breast reduction and to see how we can help transform you to the look you desire, take the next step toward and younger, sexier, more confident you by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Miami cosmetic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft.

We are currently providing cosmetic surgery services to Miami plastic surgery candidates as well as surrounding areas such as Ft Lauderdale, Kendall and Miami Beach.

Breast Revision Miami, Scar Revision Dr. Christopher Craft

Although cosmetic breast surgery has a very high patient satisfaction rate, breast surgery can be quite complicated and requires extensive training and significant experience in order to take on the more complicated cases. Here at Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery we have numerous patients who have undergone cosmetic plastic surgery in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and South Florida who have experienced suboptimal results or have developed complications from their plastic surgery procedure. These unsatisfactory results do not necessarily mean that the previous surgeon performed a poor surgery, but rather that some aspects of the surgical procedure are beyond the surgeon’s control.

Undesirable outcomes such as the development of a capsular contracture (hard breast with altered shape), high riding implants, hypertrophic scarring, widely spaced and laterally displaced implants, unequal breast size or shape, implant leakage or rupture can be addressed in breast revision surgery to reshape the breasts into a more cosmetically pleasing and desirable shape.

As time, trends, and personal preferences change, some patients simply wish to change the size, shape or material of their implants to achieve the breast enhancement look that they really desire. This type of breast revision surgery is very safe, quick, and has a much quicker recovery duration and usually significantly reduced discomfort.

Miami breast surgery patients who are interested in discovering options in breast revision surgery or are seeking a change from their previous cosmetic breast surgery are encouraged to schedule a complimentary cosmetic surgery consultation with Board Certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft. A customized plan will be designed based on your individual concerns, desires, and specific anatomic considerations to help transform your breasts and restore a more natural and pleasing contour that you can be proud of.

Breast Revision Surgical Overview:

Duration: dependent on degree of deformity
Anesthesia: General or Local depending on complexity/ Outpatient

Risks: standard surgical risks include infection, bleeding, scarring and wound complications, blood clots, and anesthesia related risks; procedure specific risks include asymmetry in breast or areolar size or position, capsular contracture, loss of sensation or lactation, skin loss and wound complications.

Recovery: shower in 72 hours, return to work typically in 1 week, breast contact is delayed 3-4 weeks, strenuous exercise after one month, full scar maturation 1 year usually fading to a discreet scar line.

To learn more about breast revision surgery and to see how we can help transform you to the look you desire, take the next step toward and younger, sexier, more confident you by scheduling a complimentary cosmetic surgery consult with Board Certified Miami Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Craft.

We are currently providing cosmetic surgery services to clients in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and all of South Florida.

PIP - Poly implant prosthese, Miami implant removal and replacement


At Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery, patient care is very important to us, and we are continuously striving to inform our patients about healthy and knowledgeable decision making when it comes to their cosmetic needs. With the recent scare of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP )implants from France, it is important that our patients, new and existing, understand the answers to some of the questions many clients are asking.

Concerns about the safety of the PIP implants were first raised in France when surgeons noticed they were rupturing more easily than other brands. It was the death of a French woman from cancer last year that had the implants that caused a global health scare for many around the world. According to The Daily Mail sixteen cases of cancer have since been linked to the implants. The PIP implants, made by French company, contain industrial grade silicone, what is used in the manufacture of mattresses instead of specialist medical material, and it is thought that many of the implants were missing a protective coating designed to keep them from rupturing and preventing any silicone solution that could leak from spreading through the body. Although the implants are French, PIP implants were the third largest implant company in the world, distributing to over 65 countries. Approximately 300,000 implants were exported mainly to South America (in particular Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina ) but also China, Iran, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Holland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Spain, Britain, and Australia. PIP saline-filled implants were available in the United States with approximately 35,000 PIP saline implants implanted by that time. However, PIP did not sell its silicone implants in the United States at the time because such implants were subject to a general ban due to safety concerns raised by the FDA based on its observations upon inspection of the PIP plant at La Seyne sur Mer, in south-east France. The authorization for use was revoked after a re-evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 found 11 deviations from 'good manufacturing practices including the company's failure to investigate the deflation of its saline implants and a failure to report more than 120 complaints in France and elsewhere to the FDA. PIP closed its business in 2010following widespread accusations of potentially unsafe medical practices in the manufacture of its implants.

At Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery, we urge patients to become informed about their health needs If you have any questions about your implants, refer to your implant ID card, provided to you by your surgeon after your date of surgery, or call your surgeon for more information. It is reported in Holland, that over 1,000 women received PIP implants sold under a different name, and rebranded as M-Implants. In China, PIP implants named Bao Libei in Chinese have been used for some time. In Venezuela, 84% of implants come from French companies, however the number of those with PIP implants has not been officially announced.

According to BBC News, Tara Smith, 40, from Newark, had the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implants in 2006 and recounts having five operations since the implants, infections and illnesses due to the PIP's, causing her much pain and inflammation.

In Germany, the Federal Office for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices said investigations shown that even implants which did not show signs of rupturing could pose a health risk, and many governments throughout the world are urging patients that have PIP implants, to see their surgeons for a regular checkup. Other countries like France, Germany, Venezuela, and Bolivia urge women who have the PIP implants implanted to have them removed.

At Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery, your health care needs are paramount in our practice. We want you to feel comfortable about asking questions and seeing your surgeon in follow-up care. We use FDA approved saline and silicone implants from Mentor and Allergan. If you have any questions, please contact us for free information at 305-596-9700, or come in for your free consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Christopher M. Craft, MD. In order to be of service to assist those patients who had the PIP implants placed, we are offering implant exchange for FDA approved implants and removal of the implants at a reduced rate. Please call or come for consult for further information.

We will continue to diligently monitor the reports and findings in effort to provide the most up to date information concerning these potentially harmful implants.

Update: 1/17/2011

More data is slowly coming available concerning the PIP implants as time goes on; I will try to continue to providea summary of this information as it is available.

The best course of action regarding PIP has changed slightly over the past weeks. The National Health Service from England (similar to their FDA) has stated that there is no increased risk of cancer associated with the PIP implants. The NHS has however confirmed that the silicone used in the implants is indeed industrial grade and not the more refined medical grade used in the FDA approved implants available in the USA.

The rupture rate with the PIP implants has been one of the greater concerns with the implants and has been estimated to be nearly as high as double the rate of those used in the US. The concern being if the implant were to rupture the industrial grade silicone would then be exposed. The risks associated with this would include capsular contracture, foreign body reaction, granuloma formation, migration of the silicone through the body, and the very rare immune system cancer Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. The incidence of this cancer is higher with the implant based exposure but remains quite rare with an incidence of 1 per 500,000 women. Symptoms associated with this disease are nonspecific and include breast pain, heat, redness, inflammation, and fluid accumulation. The cancer is not known to metastasize and is cured with simple excision.

Based on what I am reading my current recommendation is that removal is not an emergency but due to the increased rupture rate and associated problems I recommend removal or replacement when convenient simply for a decreased complication rate and for peace of mind.

PIP - Poly implant prosthese, Miami implant removal and replacement

Becoming a mother is undeniably a gift, one that - though trying - is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. However, as grateful as you may be for your children, it's only natural to lament the changes that your body has gone through. After all, as much as you love being a mom, you're also a woman, and you deserve to feel good in your own skin.

If you've never quite managed to regain your former figure, even after years of dieting and spin classes, cosmetic surgery could be the right option for you. Why spend another gorgeous Miami summer covered up in shapeless shifts? Board-certified Miami plastic surgeon Christopher Craft has helped many women in Florida regain their pre-pregnancy curves - and confidence - through a mommy makeover.

What is a mommy makeover?

Across Miami, mothers are taking a stand against dowdy stereotypes by reclaiming their sexuality through a mommy makeover. This range of procedures, which typically involves a combination of tummy tucks

liposuction and breast lifts and/or augmentation, has been specifically developed to address the most frustrating physical transformations women experience after pregnancy.

How can a breast lift restore my pre-baby body?

It's no secret that gravity takes its toll on a woman's chest over time, but giving birth can definitely accelerate this process. During your pregnancy, your breasts may have swelled almost as noticeably as your belly. Just as you have found yourself with excess skin on your stomach after shedding all that baby weight, you'll likely notice that your breasts were never quite restored to their previous pertness either. By undergoing a breast lift in Miami, you can regain a more youthful and alluring decolletage and learn to love your silhouette all over again.

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is the process of removing extra skin and tightening the tissue in your chest to counteract sagging, provide additional support and ultimately leave you with firmer, more pleasingly shaped breasts.

How can breast implants restore my pre-baby body?

Along with sagging skin, many Miami mommies may notice that their breasts are no longer as full as they once were. And, as transformative as a breast lift can be on its own, if you're concerned about fullness as well as shape, combining it with a breast augmentation is the best way to truly recapture your figure. By undergoing breast augmentation, you can regain your natural voluptuousness, or even give yourself the curves you always wished you'd had.

Breast augmentation, or mammoplasty, involves the insertion of saline or silicone implants to enhance the size, projection and symmetry of the breasts. On its own, though, breast augmentation can't alter the positioning of the mammaries, which is why so many mothers prefer to combine this treatment with a breast lift as a part of the Miami mommy makeover.

Why turn to Christopher Craft Surgery for your Mommy Makeover

Dr. Craft is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed extensive training in the aesthetics of these cosmetic procedures, so he can help you determine the perfect proportions for your shape and size. When you visit Christopher Craft Plastic Surgery in Miami, you can expect to be treated with care, compassion and respect, and can rest assured that Dr. Craft and his attentive staff will handle your surgical procedures with the utmost discretion.

You've spent years caring for your children, and now it's finally time to reward yourself. Rediscover your femininity by contacting Miami cosmetic surgeon Dr. Craft today.


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