Sientra Breast Implant Bankruptcy—What We Know & What It Means for Our Patients

  You may have heard about the recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing by Sientra on February 12, 2024. Sientra is one of three breast implant manufacturers with approved implants in the US. If you currently have Sientra implants or are scheduled to have breast augmentation surgery, you likely have questions, especially about how this… Read More »

Double bubble troubles: Understanding a common breast implant problem

What causes the dreaded double bubble with breast implant surgery? It is a common cause of concern for patients, and rightly so; a groove across the bottom of the breast is unnatural and unsightly. There are two causes of double bubble, and they often occur together: Lowering the bottom edge of the breast, and animation… Read More »

Solutions for breast implant rippling

We do a lot of revision breast surgery here, and breast implant rippling is a common concern of patients seeking revision. There are two factors that contribute to this: thin tissue coverage and the characteristics of the implants. Correction depends on addressing these issues, either by improving coverage and support or using implants that ripple… Read More »

Waterfall ptosis and bottoming out: opposite problems with a similar solution

Lately we have been seeing more of a type of breast sagging that occurs after augmentation with implants, called waterfall ptosis (ptosis being the medical word for sagging; the “p” is silent.) It can happen years later, or sometimes earlier particularly when a breast lift is done at the same time as implant placement. Basically,… Read More »

Our Patients Come From Far & Wide

What To Expect When Working with Dr. Baxter Dr. Baxter’s experience in revision breast surgery and other advanced techniques has resulted in patients coming from all directions in western Washington and across the country. While most of our patients live in Seattle, Bellevue, and Snohomish County, we have had patients from as far as Connecticut, Alaska,… Read More »

Acellular Dermal Matrix in breast surgery: Proof of concept

In 2003 I published a series of 10 cases using Alloderm in revision breast implant surgery in the journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to showing how Acellular Dermal Matrix (Alloderm was the only ADM at the time) could be used in a variety of cases such as symmastia and bottoming out, I was able to… Read More »

Our technology & science meets your beauty.

Our expertise, coupled with science-based technologies and the latest in advanced techniques at PHASE Plastic Surgery, is how we continue to be the best surgical and non-surgical facility Seattle has to offer. We’re honored and excited to join you on your aesthetic journey toward looking and feeling your best. To get started, complete our consultation form, or call us at (425) 776-0880.