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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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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