It has been well established that massage has many health benefits, ranging from loosening up tight muscles, to relieving pain, to stimulating the immune system. Massage may also be beneficial following a breast augmentation cosmetic procedure, as it has been shown to help reduce the rate of capsular contracture and keep the breasts feeling soft and natural.

Breast Massage Instructions

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Everyone has heard the old adage about “putting your best face forward.” This is particularly true for patients who opt to undergo a facelift cosmetic surgical procedure. They want to show off a fresh and rejuvenated face to the world. In light of this, patients may not be prepared for some of the possible side effects from a facelift procedure that may initially affect their looks. Bruising, swelling, and hematomas are just a few...Read More

Some individuals suffer from heavy or droopy eyelids. This can actually obstruct a patient’s vision and produce an undesirable, aged appearance. Patients who have droopy or sagging upper eyelids can undergo plastic surgery with a professional and certified plastic surgeon. In this blog post, prospective patients can find further information about how this problem can be resolved with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.

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There are an increasing number of options in terms of breast implants. Implants can be placed either in front of or behind the pectoral wall. They can be made of saline, traditional silicone gel, or the new “gummy bear” silicone implants. Implants also come in either teardrop or round shapes, as well as a variety of sizes. In the past, the base diameter of the implant was dictated by the size of the implant itself....Read More

While the end result of pregnancy is an absolute joy for any new mother, the process can result in many changes to the woman’s body. The effects of pregnancy can be especially noticeable on the stomach area. Because of stretching of the skin and abdomen during pregnancy, women are often left with excess skin and stretch marks across the abdomen, flanks, and even the back. Additionally, women who once had flat stomachs may experience excess weight, flabby skin, lax abdominal muscles, and/or a...Read More


Following a mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction is often performed to recreate the breast mound. One such procedure to do this is the Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction procedure.

What Is the DIEP Flap Procedure?

In the DIEP flap procedure, excess tissue, skin, and blood vessels are taken from the patient’s abdominal region to create...Read More


Cost for any surgery is an important concern for patients. This may be even more so for patients who are considering a breast reconstructive procedure following removal of one or both breasts due to injury or illness, such as cancer. A patient may already be feeling anxious or upset about the circumstances surrounding the need for breast reconstructive surgery, and dealing with how to pay for the surgery adds to those concerns. At Crawford Plastic Surgery, patients are offered a variety of...Read More


Although any surgical procedure carries some risk, complications surrounding a Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap surgical procedure can be particularly frustrating for patients. A DIEP flap procedure is most often done to reconstruct the breast following a mastectomy or other surgery to remove cancerous tumors from the breast. Patients have already undergone one surgical procedure to address the cancer, and may be feeling anxious or upset about the...Read More

A breast reconstruction procedure is performed following a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) in the treatment of breast cancer. The goal of DIEP breast reconstruction surgery is to reconstruct the breasts and restore a more natural look to the body. Many of the conventional breast reconstructive procedures require a lengthy and unpleasant recovery period, and also place restrictions on patients...Read More


Although a leaking or ruptured saline breast implant is not an emergency, the problem should be addressed as soon as possible to correct any deformities in breast shape and remove the implant shell. Fortunately, saline implant leaks or ruptures are easier to detect than silicone implant ruptures. In the case of silicone implants, leaks are detected through the use of routine mammograms, as the silicone-gel filler is designed to stay in place rather than leak into the body.

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