The Internet is full of information on breast implants and breast augmentation – but, like any other popular online topic, sorting the trustworthy information from the nonsense can be tough sometimes. We’ve gathered some of the more trusted resources on the topic into a single list for your consideration.
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to helping patients understand the practice of cosmetic surgery. On the website they have information regarding breast augmentation including pricing data, before and after pictures, and available options. In addition you can find a cosmetic surgeon in your area that can further help you understand the nature of aesthetic breast surgery and answer all of your questions.
The website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons provides a wealth of information on breast augmentation surgeries. Learn why people choose breast implants, which options are available, and what to expect after breast implant surgery.
From blowing the whistle on the “unsafe” silicone gel implants of the past to approving today’s most up-to-date options and tracking patient complaints, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become one of the most trusted resources on the topic of breast implants. Learn about the differences between various types of approved and cleared implants, review manufacturers’ information and websites, find out what symptoms indicate a complication, and track your implants so you’ll be the first to know if there’s ever a problem.
MedlinePlus provides trusted health information to patients and physicians nationwide on a massive array of topics, including an entire series on breast implants, augmentation, and reconstruction after mastectomy. The site also offers links to other trusted resources, including the American Cancer Society.
We include RealSelf.com here because it has become one of the Internet’s biggest “hubs” for discussion of breast augmentation and revision surgeries. Users have asked nearly every question imaginable, and most have been answered by at least one physician. While this community shouldn’t serve as a replacement for talking to your own doctor, it can offer a valuable support group and help you understand what you should expect – and which questions to ask your doctor to ensure your experience is a positive one.
Okay, so this popular site for baby information covers a lot more than just breast implants. But included in its informative articles and planners are a wealth of articles on pregnancy and breastfeeding with implants – including what to expect and how to make sure both you and your baby have a comfortable experience. You can also share experiences and gain insight from other new mothers who have implants.
For a free, private consultation about your breast augmentation surgery options in Cleveland, please call our team at The Cosmetic Surgery Center at (216) 264-8100.