How Does Your Implant Choice Factor Into Your Augmentation Cost?

In the Phoenix metropolitan area (and in most other sizable communities, for that matter), there is considerable variability in the total cost of the price of breast augmentation. For example, though the current average price of generic breast enlargement in Scottsdale is $5,925, you can easily find estimates thousands of dollars more expensive as well …

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Why Should You Consider Breast Implant Massages After Augmentation?

Breast implant “massages” can be an important part of your breast augmentation recovery and long-term outcome. Carefully and correctly performed implant compression exercises (“massages”) can help the healing process and may reduce the risk of implant hardening, also known as capsular contracture. Preventing Capsular Contracture When a foreign object, such as a breast implant, is …

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5 Questions About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure involving the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, recontouring of the breast, and repositioning it on the chest wall. It is an excellent option for those women dealing with the physical and emotional side effects associated with large breasts. Regardless of whether large breasts developed during adolescence …

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Will A Breast Lift Reduce My Breast Size?

There are many misconceptions about the relationship between a breast lift and a change in breast size. Even though some skin will be removed, a breast lift is not a breast reduction nor is it intended to be one. A breast lift changes the shape and positioning of the breast tissue relative to the chest …

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When Is Immediate Breast Reconstruction Appropriate?

Having to make a decision as to whether or not to undergo reconstructive surgery of any kind can be hard and stressful. Having to make that decision upon learning that you have breast cancer makes it an unbearably difficult one. Unfortunately, this is something that many women face every day, as the risk of developing …

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What Are the Best Implants for Cleavage?

For many women interested in breast augmentation, achieving larger breasts is only part of what they want. They also desire cleavage. Cleavage is the space in between the breasts, and many women believe that the narrower this space is, the better. It is for this reason that push-up bras are so popular. Many women think …

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Are Implants the Best Way to Get Bigger Breasts?

Breast augmentation using breast implants is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. The implants add volume, shape, and projection to the breasts and allow for relatively predictable and customizable results. Though virtually all breast enlargements are done using implants, they are not the only way to obtain larger breasts. Are There …

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Are Your Breasts to Blame for Your Back Pain?

Although many women desire large breasts, they are not always all that they are cracked up to be—at least the non-augmented ones. Women with naturally very large breasts frequently suffer from a variety of associated symptoms and issues due to their substantial weight and overall size. Some of these include neck, back, and shoulder pain, …

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Will My Breast Implants Affect My Mammogram?

Generally, mammograms are necessary for all women over the age of 35 to 40 to screen for any signs of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast implants can affect the clarity of some of these images, making interpretation more challenging. Because of this, additional mammogram views are taken in order to fully visualize the breast. Implant Placement …

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Identify a Ruptured Implant

Breast implants are generally extremely durable and can last for a long period of time, though not necessarily forever. Despite their resistance to degradation, given enough time they may lose their integrity and need to be replaced or removed. Trauma can also disrupt their integrity. Implant rupture occurs when the silicone shell of the implant …

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Elective Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision

Deciding to get breast implants, a breast lift or any other cosmetic breast surgery is just like any other major life decision—you weigh your options, consult the experts, and look at what the best option is for you. It is a decision that can have a huge impact on your life, with most women experiencing …

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Get Relief With Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, can be extremely effective in improving or alleviating symptoms associated with markedly enlarged, pendulous breasts. Some of these issues include: Neck, back, and shoulder pain Skin ulcers or rashes Localized skin infections Headaches Numbness of the fingers and hands Difficulty engaging in sports, jogging, and other physical …

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How Transgender Breast Surgery Is Performed

Dr. Turkeltaub, a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), follows the WPATH Standards of Care v7, which means that certain requirements need to be met before you are eligible to undergo top surgery. These issues will be discussed in detail during your consultation. Most importantly, you will need to be of …

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Transgender Breast Surgery: Why It’s Important

The feeling that your inner identity does not match the gender that you were born with is most often a painful, distressing experience that frequently is associated with anxiety and depression. This condition is often referred to as gender dysphoria. Transgender breast surgery, also known as top surgery, helps address this dysphoria by providing for …

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Wearing an Underwire Bra After Breast Reduction Surgery

A common question that I am often asked by women who are considering a breast reduction or have already undergone surgery is “When can I start wearing an underwire bra?” Some are under the impression that they are not supposed to wear one at all following surgery whereas others have heard varied recommendations as to …

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A Guide to Gynecomastia Surgery

The condition of having enlarged male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, can be embarrassing and anxiety provoking, especially in certain social situations. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia believe that they are alone in dealing with this issue, but it is actually far more common than most people think. In fact, according to the American …

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How Incision Placement Can Affect Nipple Sensation

There are many variables to take into account and decisions to be made when electing to undergo breast augmentation surgery. One of these is which incision approach to use for implant insertion. There are three acceptable incision options, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages based on the individual’s needs and desires. These incisions …

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Common Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange and Revision Surgery

Breast revision surgery is a general term used to describe secondary surgical procedures that are performed on women who have previously undergone a breast augmentation, lift, reduction, or reconstruction. The reasons can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature as well as “elective” or “urgent.” The replacement of a woman’s implants for newer ones is referred …

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Inverted Nipple Facts and FAQs

Many women consider their breasts to be one of their more important attributes. If they are unhappy with the size, shape, or position of their breasts, they frequently decide to undergo breast enhancement procedures such as a breast augmentation or breast lift surgery in order to improve their appearance. Another problem that around 3 to …

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Non-Elective Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision

Many women choose to undergo breast revision surgery in order to either increase or decrease the size of their breasts. Other elective reasons for revision surgery can include changing the type of implant (going from saline to silicone; rarely the opposite), the shape or profile of the implant, or the location of the implant (usually …

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