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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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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 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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Study Dramatically Illustrates the Overwhelming Effectiveness of and Satisfaction With Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is extremely effective in alleviating symptoms and problems associated with markedly enlarged breasts. This includes addressing neck, back, shoulder and breast pain, discomfort and pain while engaging in a wide array of physical activities, skin rashes and infections, problems trying to sleep lying down due their heavy weight on the chest, embarrassment …

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Aesthetic Details Should Also Be Addressed in Breast Reduction Surgery

Most all of the time, women who undergo a breast reduction are doing so because of the chronic discomfort and problematic issues that they are experiencing – neck, back and shoulder pain, fatigue, rashes, skin infections and irritation. Their greatly oversized breasts are not only a source of embarrassment including when engaging in activities but …

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Breast Reduction Surgery and Weight Loss

A very significant percentage of women that I see in consultation for breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) are well above their ideal body weight. Many of these same women express a desire, serious or not, to lose a substantial amount of weight in addition to breast size. When considering weight loss and breast reduction surgery, …

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Answers On Wearing an Underwire Bra After Breast Reduction Surgery

A question that many women have who are either considering a breast reduction or have already undergone one is “When can I start wearing an underwire bra?” Some are under the impression that they are not suppose to wear one any more following surgery; others have heard recommendations that involve widely differing periods of time. …

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Breast Reduction Surgery Can Be a Total Winner for the Competitive Female Athlete

Breast reduction surgery effectively reduces or eliminates symptoms that many women with very large breasts experience such as neck, back and shoulder pain, rashes, skin breakdown, fatigue and discomfort associated with physical activities. I have had numerous patients of mine over the years tell me how absolutely happy they were following their breast reduction surgery …

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Effective Results From Breast Reduction Surgery: From a “G” to a “C” Bra

Taking into consideration all major cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, women who have had breast reduction surgery are the happiest and most satisfied patients. To put this into perspective, it even exceeds breast augmentation surgery where 94% of women would make the same decision if they had to do it all over again. A …

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Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Smoking

It is universally accepted that smoking is bad for you and your health. Not only is it unequivocally associated with premature aging, both physiologically and in appearance, but also with an increased incidence of numerous diseases and cancers as well as a reduced quality of life. Smoking also significantly elevates the rate of complications and …

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The Appearance of the Nipple-Areola Complex in a Free Nipple Graft Breast Reduction

Though the overriding goals in breast reduction surgery are to adequately decrease the sizes of the breasts and to obtain reasonable contours after doing so, the final appearances of the nipple-areola complexes also rate high. With everything else being equal, the nipples have a much better likelihood of retaining their aesthetic characteristics if they are …

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Indentation of the Shoulders is a Common Finding in Women Seeking Breast Reduction Surgery

Women with naturally large breasts frequently experience several common and uncomfortable symptoms and physical findings. These may include pains in the shoulder, neck and back, fatigue, indentation and irritation of the shoulders, headaches, rashes, skin irritation and infections, numbness of the hands, arthritis of the neck and/or lower back, postural changes and even discomfort sleeping …

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Playing Sports With Large Breasts: Not A Good Fit

Women who have very large breasts often have to contend with persistent neck, back and shoulder pains, rashes, headaches and fatigue on a daily basis just doing routine activities. Even more frustrating are the extent of the symptoms and the limitations that they have when trying to engage in vigorous sports such as softball, volleyball, …

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A Small Percentage of Breast Reduction Specimens Contain Cancer Not Detected By Mammogram

Most patients undergoing a breast reduction should have a fairly recent mammogram prior to surgery if they are past a certain age. The reason for this is that if any abnormal findings are detected that need further delineation, they should be pursued before proceeding with the planned breast reduction. A finding of breast cancer would …

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Breast Reductions Can Be Performed for Cosmetic Reasons

Breast reductions are most commonly performed for functional reasons, that is, to alleviate symptoms such as neck, back and shoulder pains, headaches and rashes. Even in these situations, there is an aesthetic effect as the smaller breasts will also be lifted and rejuvenated in appearance. What are some of the reasons to undergo a breast …

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Is a Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance?

A breast reduction with removal of a significant amount of breast tissue is considered by most plastic surgeons and patients to be a reconstructive procedure. Hoping to have the surgery paid for by their insurance, many find out that either this is not a covered benefit of their specific insurance plan or that they do …

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Does A Breast Reduction Lower the Risk For Developing Breast Cancer?

Breast reduction surgery in women over 40 years old has been shown to lower the risk for developing breast cancer.

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