Expectations for Breast Implant Rupture or Deflation

Though breast implants, particularly silicone breast implants, can be very durable they should not necessarily be expected to last “forever”. That is, given a long enough period of time, they will need to either be replaced or removed. How long can one’s breast implants be expected to last? That is a good question that does …

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Immediate vs. Delayed Breast Reconstruction

Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer can turn everything into a chaotic blur as you struggle to process the news. Making decisions about your future may be enormously difficult during this time as questions swirl and the unknowns rise. Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you make important decisions …

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How to Find the Perfect Sports Bra

An ill-fitted sports bra can make exercise difficult, uncomfortable, or even painful. To make exercise the enjoyable (perhaps!) and beneficial activity that it is meant to be, it is important to find a sports bra that fits well. Here are some valuable tips on how to find the perfect sports bra to give you the …

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Will a Breast Lift Make My Breasts Smaller?

If you are considering breast lift surgery (mastopexy) because of sagging, you should expect that your breasts will look better after the procedure. However, you may be surprised to learn that they will look and actually be smaller. Should you then also consider undergoing a breast augmentation along with your breast lift? Why Does Breast Lift …

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Are Inverted Nipples a Sign of Cancer?

Contrary to what many people may think, the occurrence of inverted nipples is actually quite common, affecting approximately 10-20% of all women. In the vast majority of women, their existence is due to congenital factors – abnormally short milk ducts and ligaments in the breasts that act as a tether, preventing the nipples from projecting …

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Can I Change the Size of My Implants After Breast Augmentation?

A common question asked by women considering breast augmentation is whether or not they will be able to exchange their implants for a different size later in time if they so desire. There are a few reasons why they may seek such a modification. For example, some women who previously underwent a breast augmentation may …

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How to Minimize Breast Reduction Scars

You have been suffering for a very long time from a variety of symptoms as well as other issues related to your very large breasts. Now, finally, your breast reduction surgery has been scheduled, and that all important day can’t come soon enough. Relief of your discomforts and problems is on its way. Probably garnering …

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How to Get What You Want From Breast Augmentation Surgery

No two breast augmentations are alike. Even women who choose identical breast implants will have different results because of anatomical differences. The best way to ensure that you will be satisfied with your breast augmentation results is to communicate well with your surgeon. Below are a few choice words that can help you describe your …

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Breast Augmentation and Cleavage

Cleavage, the area between a woman’s breasts, is often seen as a sign of attractiveness or sexiness. Women with little or no cleavage may turn to breast augmentation to enhance their cleavage. However, whether or not breast implants can enhance cleavage is not an easy question to answer. The following questions will discuss how breast …

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Questions You Should Ask Your Breast Reduction Surgeon

For women considering breast reduction surgery, the consultation process is your best opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of what the procedure entails based on your unique needs and goals. It also provides you the opportunity to determine whether the particular plastic surgeon that you are seeing is the right one for you – personally …

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Inverted Nipples FAQ

Though the occurrence of inverted nipples is relatively common, most women who have it know little about it and think that they are the rare individual to be afflicted with such a “deformity.” Not only do they often stress over their situation, but they may also go to great lengths to avoid close relationships and …

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Breast Augmentation Can Restore Breast Volume After Breastfeeding

Experts have widely hailed breastfeeding as the best way to offer your baby essential healthy nutrients and emotional closeness. Lately, breastfeeding advocates have gone far and wide campaigning for women to be able to breastfeed in public places. While breastfeeding has gained an even more positive reputation in recent years, its aftermath may not be …

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Capsular Contracture

Like any other surgical procedure, breast augmentation is not without risks. One complication that is associated with breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This can occur at any point in time following the procedure – from within a few months to even many years later. While Dr. Turkeltaub can surgically treat capsular contracture if it occurs, …

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Breast Revision: Implant Reduction

Breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures and has a very high patient satisfaction rate. However, there are some patients who have decided that the breast enlargement size they initially chose is now larger than they want to be, so they elect to undergo breast revision in order to reduce the size …

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Can Gynecomastia Be Treated with Exercise?

A question that many men with gynecomastia ask is whether or not this condition can be successfully treated with exercise alone. It surely would be wonderful if this relatively simple and non-surgical approach could completely accomplish this. So what is the answer? Unfortunately, most of the time male breast reduction surgery is needed to fully …

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Winter Is the Perfect Time for Plastic Surgery

  If you’re considering plastic surgery, perhaps you’ve wondered what time of the year is best to undergo a procedure. The answer, of course, may just be what best works for you depending on your particular situation. For many people, though, the winter months may provide the best opportunity to undergo surgery – and for …

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How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

As with most plastic surgical treatments, the total cost of gynecomastia surgery (also known as male breast reduction surgery) will include fees for the surgeon, anesthesia and usage of the surgical facility, whether it’s an office, hospital or outpatient center. In addition to these expenses, the following factors can also impact the overall price of …

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Will My Insurance Cover My Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery can be a significant blessing to women who chronically suffer from issues related to having disproportionately large breasts. Many insurance policies will cover the cost of the procedure provided that the evidence supports this being of a reconstructive nature and not of a cosmetic one. Even if it is not covered by …

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The Stigma Around Enlarged Male Breasts: A Common Disorder with an Easy Solution

From a social and cultural perspective, female breasts are desirable and attractive. Young girls long for the day when their breasts will develop, and they will look like real women. On the other hand, the opposite is true when it comes to young boys. Even the slightest hint of enlarged breast tissue in a male …

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Like the majority of plastic surgical procedures, the overall cost of a breast augmentation will include fees for the surgeon, anesthesiologist or anesthetist and for the use of the surgical facility (hospital, outpatient center or office). There will also be the cost for the breast implants which may be listed either separately or included under …

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