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The Best Bra for After Breast Surgery

Breast surgery, whether it is an augmentation, reduction, lift, revision, or reconstruction, usually results in improved self-esteem and quality of life. However, as with all surgeries, a period of recovery is needed to allow for desirable healing. After the procedure, the breasts will be bandaged, and it is important that they have the proper support …

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What’s the Ideal Breast Shape?

Although there is not one breast shape that appeals to everyone, the vast majority of people have similar views on what constitutes an attractive breast. Recently, researchers conducted an investigation in order to identify the particulars of what most people consider an ideal-appearing breast. The results of their study were published in the September issue …

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The Benefits of Combining a Breast Augmentation and Lift

Breast augmentation, the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, has helped millions of women achieve the larger, more shapely, and attractive breasts that they desire. The results are obtained by using either silicone or saline breast implants to increase the size of the breasts and improve their shape. Although certain implants in …

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Recovery from Breast Reduction – My Approach

Following your breast reduction surgery, a form fitting dressing is applied and left on until your first postoperative visit two to three days later. At that time, you will then be placed in a special sports type bra that is to be worn day and night for around two weeks. After that, I strongly recommend …

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What’s Included in the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery?

The cost of breast reduction surgery will vary by plastic surgeon, as well as by the general geographical region, your specific community and the particular surgical facility selected. As with most plastic surgery procedures, the total cost for breast reduction will usually include fees for the plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist and for the usage of …

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Breast Lift May Decrease Bra Size

Breast lift surgery is an increasingly popular procedure, with over 90,000 breast lifts performed in 2013. This surgery lifts and reshapes the breast tissue and removes excess skin to create a more attractive breast shape and position. If necessary, this procedure can also reduce the size of enlarged areolas and elevate the position of the …

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Breast Implants and Miss America

On Sunday, September 14th, Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 after impressing the judges with her vocal talent and platform against domestic violence. Since being established in 1921, the Miss America competition has continued to grow as an achievement program and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. This competition gives …

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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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