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Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry exists when a woman’s two breasts are not identical, mirror images of each other. The reality is that this is true of essentially all women’s breasts. Differences can be in shape, size, projection, skin tone, and even location on the chest wall as well as nipple location, size, shape, and projection. Usually, these …

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Celebrity Breast Augmentations

A tremendous number of female celebrities have attained their stardom or maintained their fame, attraction, and allure with the help of plastic surgery, most notably of the breast augmentation type. Yes, many other cosmetic surgical procedures are performed in Hollywood such as liposuction, nose jobs, and eyelid lifts, but none have quite the glamour or …

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Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. There are multiple options for implant type, shape, texture, and size, and the implant may be placed either over or under the chest muscle to achieve the patient’s desired breast feel and appearance. Another important decision …

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Size Really Does Matter

  When it comes to breast augmentation, selecting the exact proper sized implants is probably the most critical decision for achieving the desired results. Yes, breast implant type (silicone versus saline), profile (ultra-high, high and moderate) and placement location of the implants (submuscular versus submammary) are also very important factors that need to be considered …

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Do Breast Implants Have Warranties?

  When most people think about breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, implant warranty is the last thing on their minds. But considering that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point, implant warranties can be very beneficial if breast revision surgery is needed. I perform breast augmentation and …

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What Is Capsular Contracture?

Breast augmentation is a very satisfying procedure for the vast majority of women as it provides them with fuller, firmer and more attractive, alluring breasts. With this often comes greater confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of increased sexual attractiveness with improvements in their sex life. Nevertheless, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks for problems …

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Famous Breasts Through Time

Since the dawn of time, breasts have been admired by and fascinated mankind. These mounds of flesh mainly serve to nourish our young, but there’s no denying the visual enjoyment they also produce. Some women are naturally endowed with exquisite breasts, and breast augmentation surgery provides many women with the large, shapely breasts they desire. …

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Gynecomastia Surgery for Teenagers

At an age when social acceptance is everything, teenagers are especially susceptible to depression and anxiety caused by an “abnormal” appearance. It is common for girls to obsess about their weight, underdeveloped breasts, facial features, and even hair, but boys also struggle with social acceptance and body issues. A study published in the April issue …

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Breast Lift Techniques

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I offer several different approaches to breast lift surgery depending on a variety of factors, most importantly of which is the extent of drooping. The first technique is referred to as a mini lift, and it involves repositioning the nipple-areolar complexes higher on the breast by excising …

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Candidacy for Breast Lift Surgery

Whether it’s a lift with an enlargement, a lift with a slight reduction, or simply a lift by itself, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is the procedure of choice for women who have droopy breasts and are seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. Before they proceed with this surgery, I do recommend to patients that they are …

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Breast Augmentation: Recovery Timeline

Breast augmentation surgery was the most popular plastic surgery procedure that women chose to undergo in 2013. This probably comes as no surprise. It has been a top procedure with women for years with the reasons for such popularity being quite obvious (more so in some than others!). In fact, around 95% of women who …

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Common Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery

  Breast revision surgery is a general term used to describe secondary surgical procedures that are performed on women who have previously undergone either a breast augmentation, a mastopexy, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction. The reasons can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature as well as “elective” or “urgent.” The following are some of the …

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Gynecomastia Surgery for a Masculine Chest

  The condition of having excess male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, can be very embarrassing and often causes considerable anxiety, more so in certain social situations. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia believe that they are alone in dealing with this issue, but it is more common than most think. In fact, according to …

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The Truth About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also known as “reduction mammaplasty,” is a highly effective procedure that removes excess breast tissue in order to alleviate the symptoms and manifestations of overly large breasts. These include neck, back, and shoulder pain, skin rashes, postural changes, and infections. Women often refrain from engaging in physical activities because of the discomfort …

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Breast Implants: Over or Under the Muscle?

Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to increase the fullness and projection of the breasts, and it is often performed using breast implants. This surgery has helped a multitude of women achieve the larger breasts they desire, with approximately 286,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2012 alone. This procedure can also improve the shape and …

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What Can Be Done About Inverted Nipples?

In the eyes of many women, the breasts are one of the most important attributes. When they are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts, they frequently decide to undergo various breast enhancement procedures, such as breast augmentation or breast lift surgery, to improve their appearance. Another problem that 10 to 20 percent …

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Male Breast Reduction Rises In Popularity

Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, discusses how treatment for gynecomastia can change men’s lives. I believe that many men who are ideal candidates for male breast reduction surgery shy away from the procedure either due to the fear of surgery itself or the anticipated cost. These individuals suffer from an excess amount …

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Breast Reduction from an “H” Cup to a “C/D” Cup Brings Great Relief

Breast reduction surgery can be extremely effective in improving or alleviating the symptoms associated with markedly enlarged, pendulous breasts. As I have enumerated elsewhere, some of these symptoms and problems include:  neck, back and shoulder pain  rashes  skin ulcers or breakdown  localized skin infections  foul odors  headaches  numbness of the fingers and hands  difficulty, embarrassment …

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Treatment of Unilateral Gynecomastia with Liposuction and Excision of Breast Tissue

Enlarged, feminine like breasts in males, known as gynecomastia, is a fairly common occurrence. Unfortunately, as may be expected,  its presence can be mentally and emotionally devastating, resulting in embarrassment, humiliation, loss of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self imposed social isolation, eating disorders and even thoughts of suicide (See The Emotional and Social Impact of Gynecomastia …

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Does Breast Feeding Increase Your Risk For Saggy Breasts After a Breast Augmentation?

The breast augmentation that you had sometime in your past has really added sizzle to your sex appeal and sex life. And now, well, you’re pregnant! Or maybe, perhaps, you have even just given birth to a wonderful baby. (This latter scenario isn’t very likely though. No, not the giving birth to a “wonderful baby” …

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