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Do Men with Gynecomastia Have a Higher Risk for Breast Cancer?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about one percent of all breast cancers occur in men. Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the overdevelopment of male breast tissue, has never been shown to be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. Nevertheless, it is important to discern the differences in glandular tissue in …

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How Do I Know If I Have Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, the development of enlarged breasts in men, is a common condition that affects many males, including both adolescents and adults. Often the result of hormonal changes during puberty, the overdevelopment of male breast tissue can also be caused by obesity, anabolic steroids, certain medications, marijuana, aging, and a variety of health issues. The primary …

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The Importance of WHERE Your Surgery Is Performed

One of the most important decisions you can make regarding undergoing plastic surgery is choosing the right plastic surgeon. After you are quite confident that you have selected a very skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, the next important issue of consideration is where the surgeon performs the procedure(s). Even an excellent, ethical surgeon can’t …

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Study Shows Breast Asymmetry Can Affect Mental Health

Breast asymmetry includes differences in breast and nipple-areola shape, size, position, and/or projection as well as conditions that cause the underdevelopment or deformity of one or both breasts. Essentially, all women have some degree of breast asymmetry, but it is generally not substantial or significant to most of them. However, some women have breasts that …

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The Truth About Breast Augmentation Myths

Here’s the TRUTH about these four common breast augmentation MYTHS.  Everyone Will Know You Had Surgery As long as you don’t go overboard in the extent of the enlargement you are seeking and don’t seek to flaunt your new assets, there is no reason that everyone in the world would know that you’ve had a …

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Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation

Many women considering breast augmentation surgery who are also planning to have families in the future wonder about the impact that the procedure may have on their ability to breastfeed. Some believe the false rumors that any breast surgery will prevent them from being able to breastfeed their children, but this is clearly not the …

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Choosing Your Breast Enhancement Surgeon

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision, and choosing the right surgeon is imperative in order to maximize the probability of having a safe and effective procedure. Unfortunately, any licensed medical doctor, such as an internist or gynecologist, can call himself or herself a “cosmetic surgeon” and legally perform plastic surgery with patient …

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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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