Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction

Which Breast Implant Is Right for You?

Posted on July 20th, 2017 by Dr. William Franckle

When you’re considering a breast augmentation, it’s important to understand your implant options. Here’s what you need to know about saline, silicone, gummy bear, and fat grafting breast augmentation. Saline Breast Implants Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and have a uniform shape and firmness. Many saline breast implants have a structured […]

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5 Tips For an Easier Breast Augmentation Recovery

Posted on March 07th, 2017 by Dr. William Franckle

For some women undergoing a breast augmentation, the recovery is more worrisome than the procedure itself. Whether considering silicone or saline implants, the thought of ‘downtime’ and side effects can be nerve-wracking. The reality is, there will be some level of discomfort after a surgical procedure. Your body will need time to heal. The good […]

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When Is the Right Time to Get a Reduction Mammaplasty?

Posted on February 09th, 2017 by Dr. William Franckle

If you are a woman with overly large breasts you know the struggles that come with everyday activities. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, indentations from heavy bra straps, and other symptoms can interrupt your daily routine. For some, the physical struggle of carrying the excess weight is not the only reason for seeking a […]

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Qualifications for Breast Reconstruction

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by Dr. William Franckle

We do many chest surgeries and despite the number we do, one thing we never forget is that it is an actual surgery. Therefore, it demands only the best in terms of preparation, research, technology, performance, and bedside manner. In order to undergo this extensive process, the patient must meet certain criteria in terms of […]

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The Evolution of the Breast Implant

Posted on November 17th, 2015 by Dr. William Franckle

In 1895, Dr. Vincenz Czerny performed what is considered to be the earliest chest enhancement. The surgery used emplacement autologous adipose tissue from the patient. Since that time, this procedure has evolved into the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in the world. 1st-Generation Silicone Implants The first manufactured silicone breast implants, which were made […]

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Rita Wilson Shares Her Double Mastectomy Story

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by Dr. William Franckle

Fifty-eight year old actress Rita Wilson recently announced, after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma, that she underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction, with husband Tom Hanks by her side. She is expected to make a full recovery, which she attributes to an exceptional medical team and, a second opinion. In an exclusive statement to […]

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: Her Public Decisions & Why She Shared

Posted on March 28th, 2015 by Dr. William Franckle

The media has been abuzz with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s latest article in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery, published March 24th, 2015. But this story goes back to May 14th, 2013, when the same source published My Medical Choice, also by Angelina. We explore her announcements, and how they can […]

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Breast Augmentation 101: Breast Implant Recovery

Posted on November 17th, 2014 by Dr. William Franckle

If you’ve read all four parts of this blog series, by now you know all about breast implant types, sizes, and placement. But when you’re ready to finally have the surgery, perhaps the most important question is, “What will breast implant recovery be like?” Immediately after the surgery, you will be taken to the recovery […]

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Breast Augmentation 101: Breast Implant Placement

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Dr. William Franckle

When it comes to breast implant placement, there are two main options – over or under the chest muscle. Placement will vary from one patient to the next, and each surgeon has his or her own preferences. Here are some important facts about the two alternatives. Over the Muscle (Sub-glandular) Sub-glandular procedures involve placement of […]

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Breast Augmentation 101: Breast Implant Size

Posted on November 05th, 2014 by Dr. William Franckle

Choosing the right breast implant size is extremely important when you’re considering a breast augmentation. Here are some things to consider when it comes to size. How It Works Implants are measured in volume by cubic centimeters (CCs), as well as base diameter (how wide it is) and profile (how full it looks). A very […]

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We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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