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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Breast augmentation has been the number one plastic surgery among women for seven years. Rightfully so, many women are wondering what they can do help in the process and obtain the best results possible.


3 Chest Exercises to Help Add Some Lift to Your Bust-line

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The reason that we always see men running along the beach with their bulging pecs is because they are constantly bench-pressing and doing push-ups all day long. Well chest exercises are not just for men, ladies! Working out your pectoral muscles will help lift your breasts while adding definition as well. Not to mention, all the health benefits that come with working out too. Do the following exercises two to three times per week and you will begin to see perkier pecs in about a month’s time!

The Pec Press

  1. Set a couple dumbbells on the ground and lie down on a stability ball or aerobics step in between them so that your back is on top of the ball/step with your shoulders free to move.
  2. Grab the weights
  3. Hold the weights near your armpits with your elbows pointing out and push the weights up until your arms are fully extended then lower the weights back down
  4. Do three sets of twelve repetitions and increase the weight as you grow stronger

The Modified Push-Up

  1. Get into the push-up position, but instead, bend knees and cross your ankles while keeping them up off the floor
  2. Keeping your back straight, push up with your arms with your face angled toward the ground
  3. Lower yourself back down, keeping a few inches between you and the floor
  4. Do three sets of ten repetitions.

Isometric-Chest Contractions

  1. Stand slightly bent at the knee
  2. Grab both ends of a towel and hold it in front of you at about shoulder level
  3. Pull the towel in opposing directions at the same time using a pulsating motion while keeping the towel taut at all times
  4. Do three one minute sets

It’s that simple! Just three exercises about three times a week and you will begin to see the results in just a few short weeks.

About us

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts and are looking for a more dramatic change, a breast augmentation or a breast lift may be right for you. With a breast augmentation, you can have the fuller, natural-looking breasts that you want. While the chest exercises listed above will help to add some lift and tone to your chest, there is no way to increase size if you are looking to move up in cup size. Dr. Elisa Burgess is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon driven to help you reach a new level of self-confidence. Dr. Burgess specializes in breast procedures such as breast lifts and breast augmentations, and as a woman, she prides herself in providing each of her patients with the look that they desire. Call us today and schedule your free consultation.

Please note: These are just exercising suggestions and should be tailored for your own health and history.  You should seek guidance from an athletic trainer.

Breast Augmentation Patients Report Better Life & Better Sex After Procedure

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Do larger breasts really make everything better? Well, it would seem so according to new research in which over a third of breast augmentation patients report having seen an increase with their overall happiness in life. Next up, large breasts solve world peace! Okay…maybe not quite yet, but you get the idea.

Now, it is no secret that big breasts will more easily attract a man’s eye, but according to the study, implants will also give you a more pleasurable experience in the bedroom. 61% of the women studied say that they are having sex more often than they did before getting breast implants while 75% of their partners reported that their sex life was significantly enhanced after the procedure as well (pun intended).

Not only did women report to having a better time in the bed, but 34% also said that their level of “life satisfaction” had also dramatically increased. But why the big changes? Well, the connection is pretty clear. Self-confidence is critical for many women to achieve a pleasurable sex life. If her partner is drooling over her new body, the confidence boost that she needs is right there!

Have you been looking to spice things up with your partner? A breast augmentation can give you the confidence that you need to feel totally comfortable in the bedroom and your man will not be able to keep his paws off of you. It is important to consult a board certified surgeon before pursuing implants to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Here at Burgess Plastic Surgery, we provide our patients with Crisalix 3D Simulation to better work with you in achieving the exact results that you desire. Board-certified Dr. Burgess specializes in breast enlargement and will work with you to improve your own natural beauty and self-confidence.

Photo by Nick Onken

5 Things to Know About Breast Augmentation

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

All around the country, breast augmentation is a common topic of conversation. Whether we’re talking about Angelina Jolie’s inspirational story, whether or not so-and-so got breast implants, or just considering them for ourselves, breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States and we love talking about it. However, there are still several things about plastic surgery that many people are still unclear about.

  • Saline and Silicone implants are not the same thing. The new silicone implants have a much more natural look and feel while the saline implants are rounder. Silicone implants have been gaining significant popularity over the cheaper saline implants.
  • Breast implants do not increase the risk of you getting breast cancer! One of the biggest myths circling breast cancer is that getting implants will make you more vulnerable to breast cancer. While this is untrue, it is a good idea to inform your doctor of any history of breast cancer in your family in order to avoid any complications.
  • Implants will not interfere with mammograms. While a couple more x-rays may be necessary to see the tissue behind the implant, they do not directly interfere with the mammogram.
  • Stretch marks are not common with implants. Unless you are planning on getting the larger sized implants, stretch marks should not be an issue.
  • Implants will not cause sagging. Because breast implants are more resistant to sagging than your natural breast tissue is, you will not have to worry about any abnormal or extra sagging from the implants.

About Us

If you have been considering a breast augmentation, board certified Dr. Elisa Burgess would love to discuss your various options with you and clear up any further confusion you may have about the procedure. Here at Burgess Plastic Surgery, we believe in keeping our patients informed so that they have an absolutely pleasing and rewarding experience.

Quick Look At Breast Augmentation Numbers

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Breast AugmentationAs one of the top plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has evolved from the use of crude materials to the high tech saline and silicone implants that are used today. According to the info-graphic released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic

Surgery (ASAPS), before the high tech solutions of today, women would use a variety of materials to augment their chests. To achieve a more desirable figure women used ox cartilage, ivory, wood chips, and, more dangerously, glass balls. Today, 31 percent of women use pre-filled saline implants or saline implants that are filled during the time of the procedure. Most women who undergo breast augmentation procedures, 69 percent, opt for silicone implants.

Reasons and Demographics

Many women reported that their decision to have a breast procedure was motivated by a desire to look better naked, look better in their clothing, simply wanting larger breasts, the desire to feel more confident, feel better about themselves, or wanting to reduce their self-consciousness. While the reasons a woman chooses to have breast augmentation surgery varies from individual to individual, the average woman who undergoes the procedure is a married, mid-30s, with some post secondary education, and chooses a C cup implant size. The number of operations of this kind have risen by 213 percent in the last 14 years from 101,176 to 316,848 surgeries per year.


If you have ever wondered about the satisfaction and the effects after undergoing a breast augmentation operation, consider these statistics: 92 percent would recommend the procedure, 94 percent are happy about their decision, 82 percent said their self-confidence improved, 61 percent reported having sex more frequently, and 70 percent said their sex life is more satisfying after their operation.

If you’re interested in exploring or learning more about your breast augmentation options, contact Dr. Elisa Burgess online, or at her Lake Oswego location.

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