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Mammograms will not break breast implants

Mammograms will not break breast implants

When I see new patients considering Louisville KY Breast Augmentation, a frequent concern is them breaking from a mammogram.

Mammograms are not going to break an implant. These implants are tough. They are not intended to be placed and then for you to go stand in the corner and look nice. They are good, durable products.

My two sons, ages 10 & 13, use my sample implants and sling them at each other when I drag them to the office on weekends. (Implant wars are much more fun than waiting for me and acting right!) They can throw pretty hard and the implants more often than not smack up against the wall. They never break. This is an odd example with my point being go get the mammogram.

The potential risk of injury to your implant is far outweighed by the benefits of the mammogram.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville, KY breast implant surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett.

Laser Tattoo removal on the increase

Requests for Louisville Laser Tattoo Removal are on the rise.

Most commonly we are seeing young (25-35 yr. old) professional women who as they enter their careers feel they need to do away with a particular tattoo.

The tattoos come in all shapes and sizes and are everywhere. We see them on the shoulder, lower back, arms, fingers, breasts, tummy, buttocks, and ankles most commonly.

The colors also vary widely, but most commonly we see reds, blues and blacks as the dominant colors.

The laser we use is called a VersaPulse. It is really several lasers in one and is capable of treating any color tattoo. If you are interested in learning more, contact our

office at 502.721.0330.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Dr. Lee Corbett who has over 10 years experience with laser tattoo removal.

Breast Implants and Breast Cancer

I am always surprised when I see a new patient for a Lousiville Breast Augmentation and they ask me if implants, especially silicone implants cause cancer.

The answer is a resounding NO! Why in the world would we ever implant a medical device into a person knowing it causes cancer. That would be wrong on every level there is.

Breast implants, saline or silicone, have no relationship to breast cancer. In fact, a large percentage of women with breast cancer have these same implants placed to reconstruct their breast. Furthermore, when we look at large groups of women with implants in, some studies indicate that they tend to get breast cancer at a lower rate than women without implants.

So, if someone told you you would get cancer because you have implants placed it’s just not true.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Dr. Lee Corbett, a Louisville Kentucky Breast Augmentation specialist.

Different sized breast implants.

An attorney friend of mine called today because a person called his office and wanted to sue a Plastic Surgeon who used different sized implants for her augmentation.

Using different sized gel implants or inflating saline implants to different volumes is very common and not malpractice.

When I do a Louisville, KY breast augmentation , I would estimate that I use different volumes about 75% of the time. A lot of people are surprised to hear this but it shouldn’t come as too big of shock. Our right side and our left sides are different. One arm is longer, one foot bigger etc… and the same holds true for a woman’s breasts. To compensate for this we use different sized and shaped implants.

This isn’t malpractice, it’s a neccessity.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Kentucky plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett.

What’s my favorite operation?

This is a tough one and my answer changes but today it’s an upper lid Louisville Blepharoplasty. I did a few this past week and am always amazed at what a great operation it is.

Why? Several reasons.

 First, the operation requires the use of fine instrumentation, which I love! Second, everyone looks better and they look better immediately. You don’t have to wait a long time for the swelling to go down, bruising to go away etc… Third, the recovery isn’t bad. Most patients complain of little to no discomfort.

In addition, the operation is quick, the complication rate is very, very low and the patient satisfaction rate is very high.

Louisville Blepharoplasties are often combined with Louisville facelifts and Louisville Browlifts.

Lee Corbett, MD

Post Weight Loss Plastic Surgery…Benefits from Patient’s perspective

After Gastric Bypass or Lap Band surgery patients often seek Louisville, KY Plastic Surgery to rid themselves of the loose skin they are left with.

A recent article explored the patients perspective before and after their plastic surgery.

The most important factors that influenced the patient’s decision to have Plastic Surgery are 1) Self Image 2) Insurance Coverage 3) Economic Status and amount of weight loss.

After surgery, the patient’s say the greatest benefits in their 1) Self Image 2) Psychological Well-Being 3) Social Interaction and 4) Sexual Function.

If you have questions about Plastic Surgery following massive weight loss, please call us at 502.721.0330 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Lee Corbett, MD


Symmastia is a condition where the breast implants have displaced beyond the midline and meet in the middle of your chest. In other words, the pockets that hold the right and left breast implants communicate. It gives you the look of having one large breast.

This is an uncommon, but known problem after breast augmentation. The fix requires surgery and can be very difficult to correct. The problem can occur with either saline or silicone implants placed above or below the muscle.

If you think you have this problem you are welcome to call our office at 502.721.0330 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Lee Corbett, MD

Thigh Lifts

Louisville Thigh Lifts are procedures that address mainly the inner thigh. The purpose of the surgery is to lift the skin and remove the skin fat excess that commonly collects on the uppr inner thigh.

The procedure is done in an operating room and requires general anesthesia. It can take 2 to 3 hours and can be done as an outpatient. Recovery takes about a week to 10 days.

This operation is usually combined with Louisville Liposuction or a Louisville Tummy Tuck. If this is a procedure you are contemplating please call our office at 502.721.0330.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Kentucky Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett.