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What Are My Options? Breast Augmentation Questions Answered

breast-augThank you to everyone who joined us for the live web chat hosted by Emory plastic surgeon, Dr. Felmont Eaves, as he discussed breast augmentation. Dr. Eaves answered many questions ranging from breast surgery options, to types of implants offered, to what to expect after surgery.

Below are just a few of the questions and answers from the Emory Aesthetic Center’s live chat:

Question: Dr. Eaves, what’s the general age range of women who come in for breast implants?

Dr. Eaves: That’s a great question. Sometimes there is a misconception that most of the women seeking breast augmentation are young and haven’t started having a family yet. We do see many patients like that, but actually we see even more women who are looking to enhance their look after having children. We’ll even see women later in life who have made the decision to embrace the change.

Question: If I plan to have children after surgery, can I breast feed, after implants?

Dr. Eaves: Excellent question. Even without breast implants, not every woman is able to breast feed easily and with comfort. That being said, most women with breast implants are able to breast feed normally, and this is OK from the standpoint of the FDA, too.

Question: What’s the average recovery time for a healthy woman?

Dr. Eaves: I always remind women that the recovery time needs to be framed as “to what point.” For example, most women are ready to drive a car in 3-4 days, and many return to work in a week or less. Running or other strenuous exercise, however, may take 3-4 weeks or more to feel comfortable, and often it is good to avoid heavy lifting for a bit longer.

If you missed this informative chat with Dr. Eaves, be sure to check out the full list of questions and answers on the web transcript. Be sure to visit our website at Emory Aesthetic Center for FAQs and breast augmentation before and afters.

If you have any questions for the doctor, do not hesitate to leave a comment in our comments area below.

Comfort Foods: Substitution is the Name of the Game

Mahed Cauliflower Substitute for Potatoes When it comes to favorite comfort foods, mashed potatoes, mac’n cheese, and ice cream tend to top everyone’s list. Their rich, creamy texture tastes great but the calories can add up quickly since they are usually high in fat and carbohydrates. How can you have a favorite comfort food and watch your calories? Let’s talk substitution.

Using mashed potatoes as an example, simply substitute a high fiber vegetable like cauliflower for the potatoes in the recipe. This shaves off calories and carbohydrates while adding more nutrients. Cauliflower is a nutrient powerhouse, loaded with more calcium, fiber, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K than a comparable amount of white potatoes.

Nutritional Breakdown Before Substitution:

Here is the breakdown for one serving of regular mashed potatoes (with butter and cream) from a popular cooking website.1 (We actually cut the serving size in half since what they listed as a serving was enormous!) Mashed potatoes:  1 serving =  ¾ cup, 400 calories, 35 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber.2

Nutritional Breakdown After Substitution:

However, you can substitute steamed cauliflower for the potato and add additional ingredients that boost flavor and cut the fat. Per serving, you save 200 calories, 25 grams of fat, and 10 grams of carbohydrates!

This substitution allows you to keep a favorite comfort food on the menu. Experiment with other recipes, using ingredients that cut calories and boost flavor. Check out this website for ways to reduce calories while still enjoying your favorite foods3. Unfortunately, cauliflower ice cream just doesn’t sound that good.

Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (Serves 3)

1 medium head cauliflower
½ cup diced onions
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ to ½ cup 2% milk (any type of low-fat, non-dairy milk would work too)
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut stem and leaves off cauliflower. Wash and drain trimmed cauliflower. Cut into large chunks and boil or steam on stovetop for approximately 8 minutes, or until cauliflower is soft. While cauliflower is steaming, sauté onions in oil in small skillet over medium heat until transparent. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add steamed cauliflower, onion mixture, butter and ¼ cup milk to food processor or blender. Process on high until all ingredients are combined and smooth. Can add additional milk if desire thinner consistency. Season as desired. Serve immediately or cool in refrigerator, then reheat in microwave.

Nutrition per serving: Portion size: ¾ cup, 200 calories, 10 grams fat, 15 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber

1FoodNetwork.com Mashed Potato Recipe
2USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory