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    Dr. Hardy is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, Cleft Palate Foundation, and the Montana Medical Association.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery Can Treat Asymmetrical Breasts

September 15, 2015 @ 01:20 PM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.
Tagged with: Breast Augmentation

Breast asymmetry can be treated through the use of implants in breast augmentation surgery. It's one of the many enhancement options to consider.

Breast Augmentation: Considering the Cost of Surgery

July 16, 2015 @ 11:50 AM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.
Tagged with: Breast Augmentation

The cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary from patient to patient for a variety of reasons. Payment and financing options are available.

Common Plastic Surgery Procedures in Your 30s

January 20, 2015 @ 09:59 AM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

Common cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery options for patients in their 30s include facelift, breast augmentation, BOTOX injections, and liposuction.

How to Select the Right Size for Your Breast Implants

September 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

Patients should consider a range of factors when choosing their breast implant size. Use the following information to ensure a successful and safe breast augmentation. 

Breast Implant Profiles Help Create a Patient’s Desired Bust Line

July 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

Plastic surgeon Stephen Hardy discusses the importance of breast implant profiles in creating the desired breast shape through breast augmentation.

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implant Fillers

December 18, 2013 @ 07:43 PM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

Learn about the differences between saline and silicone gel breast implants.

Incision Options for Breast Augmentation Surgery

November 13, 2013 @ 07:11 PM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

Breast augmentation is a highly individualized procedure, and the placement of incisions depends on a number of factors.

A Timeline for Recovery after Breast Augmentation

September 06, 2013 @ 05:28 PM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

The staff of Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC, in Missoula explains the breast augmentation recovery period timeline.

Thinking about Breast Implants?

August 21, 2013 @ 12:05 PM -- by unknown

Is Breast Augmentation Right for You? Learn the basics about breast augmentation. 

When Should I Have Breast Implant Revision?

July 03, 2012 @ 08:08 PM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.

Our Missoula practice explains when you should seek breast implant revision surgery, also known as secondary breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation-Missoula, Butte, Helena MT

June 16, 2010 @ 12:19 AM -- by Stephen Hardy M.D.
Tagged with: Breast Augmentation

Augmentation mammoplasty is the medical term for breast augmentation. Also referred to as breast enhancement or breast enlargement, this type of plastic surgery involves placing silicone or saline breast implants either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle to add size, shape, and fullness to the breast. Breast augmentation can be performed to make smaller breasts appear larger, balance breasts that are asymmetrical, or restore fullness that has diminished with age or as a result of pregnancy.

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