Breast “Massage” Exercises After Breast Augmentation

A practice that Dr. Turkeltaub generally recommends for most of his breast augmentation patients is to perform a daily “breast massage.” Though it may sound more exciting than it really is, this involves the gentle manipulation of the breast implants in their pockets. This practice is designed to assist with healthy recovery and promote the …

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Over the Muscle vs. Under the Muscle In Breast Augmentation Surgery

When undergoing breast augmentation surgery using breast implants, the placement location of the implants is a very important decision and one that should be discussed with a plastic surgeon. This decision can have a profound effect on your ultimate results, both short and long term. Implant Placement Options Breast implants are inserted either under (behind) …

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Pros and Cons of Fat Injections for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery is designed to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. In virtually all situations this involves the placement of breast implants either above or below the chest wall muscle to obtain these desired goals. Over the last several years, fat injections into the breasts are becoming more frequently done …

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Make Your Saggy, Deflated Breasts Firm and Shapely Again

A woman’s breasts help define and characterize her femininity. The breasts are an essential part of the soft curves of a woman’s body, and their firmness and shapeliness contribute to her perceived attractiveness. If your breasts are negatively affecting your body image because they have become saggy and deflated, breast surgery can restore the appearance …

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Breast Surgery Can Help You Look More Youthful

Time and the related aging are the enemies of beauty, taking their unavoidable toll on the body such as with wrinkles and loose, saggy skin. The body of an older woman is quite different from her formerly youthful self. One of the most prominently affected areas are the breasts, which may become saggy and deflated …

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How Breast Augmentation Can Help You Fill Out Your Dream Wedding Dress

Nearly every young woman dreams of having the perfect wedding. This might be one on a Hawaiian beach at sunset with you holding a bouquet of plumeria blossoms. It could be in the small church where her parents were wed, with only close friends and family present. Perhaps it might be a lavish celebration with …

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What Is Double Bubble Deformity?

Most patients who undergo breast augmentation have excellent results and no complications. However, some do experience complications that require correction through breast revision surgery. A double bubble deformity is one such surgical complication that can arise after breast augmentation. What is a double bubble deformity and how would you know if you have it? If …

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Gynecomastia in Puberty

Puberty is the time when young girls are excited about truly growing up and developing breasts. For boys, they are liking breasts also – just not their own! Unfortunately, most males do experience some level of breast growth during puberty, which is known as pubertal gynecomastia. This developmental gynecomastia does regress and disappear naturally by …

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ALCL and Breast Implants

Breast implants are probably the most studied and researched medical device ever, and they have probably had the most rigorous and thorough review process regarding their safety by the FDA to be approved for their usage. Such scrutiny does provide a level of comfort to many of the hundreds of thousands of women undergoing breast …

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Breast Surgery Can Restore Breast Symmetry

It would be ideal if a woman’s breasts were completely symmetrical in size, shape, and overall appearance but in reality, most have varying degrees of breast asymmetry. Breast augmentation, breast reduction, and/or breast lift surgery can be designed to reduce some of the breast asymmetry and give one’s body a more desirable appearance. Characteristics and …

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Big Outcomes Can Be Obtained Even With Small Breast Reductions

Women who have undergone a breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) are truly the happiest of all plastic surgery patients. They can be ecstatic with outcomes that do not approach perfection – unlike many patients who have had other types of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. And there is definitely a good reason for this. Women with very …

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Silicone, Saline, and Anatomic Implants

As every woman’s body is unique, breast implants are designed in different varieties of materials, shapes, sizes, textures, and profiles. The filler material for breast implants can either be silicone or saline, though the former does have two distinct categories of cohesiveness (see below). These materials have their own distinct benefits as well as issues, …

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What Impact Does A Breast Augmentation Have on Nipple Sensation and the Ability to Breast Feed?

    Does a breast augmentation impact one’s ability to breast feed? What are the risks of loss of sensation of my nipples? These are two questions that I am commonly asked by women contemplating breast augmentation surgery. My answers to these questions are based both on clinical studies as well as my own experiences …

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The Removal of Small Amounts of Breast Tissue in Gynecomastia Treatment Can Provide Big Results

  For many guys, having substantially enlarged, feminine appear breasts (gynecomastia) can be quite devastating and understandably so. In others, just the presence of a small amount of breast tissue or enlargement can have a major impact on confidence, self-esteem and even masculinity. It doesn’t take a “B” or “C” cup size breasts in a …

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Liposuction Used for Breast Reduction Surgery

Liposuction is well-known for its use in body contouring, but you may be surprised to learn that it is also used in breast reduction procedures. While liposuction can successfully remove fat from popular areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks, it is also useful for eliminating excess fat from the breasts. Female breast reduction …

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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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