Breast Revision Surgery to Change Implant Size

Choosing the best implant size for your breast augmentation is often more challenging and confusing than deciding to undergo surgery in the first place. Women know that they want to go larger but deciding how much is the part that can be difficult because they are not truly sure as to what exactly they want. …

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When Gynecomastia Keeps Coming Back

Men who suffer from gynecomastia can typically be comforted by the fact that male breast reduction surgery has permanent results. Since the procedure physically removes the enlarged breast tissue for affected males, it clearly should lead to permanent results—and it does most of the time. Unfortunately, some men struggle with recurrent gynecomastia. Thankfully, there is …

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Breast Lift After Weight Loss

Aging is a well-known cause of breast drooping (ptosis) and is one of the most common reasons women pursue breast lift surgery. Other common causes of saggy breasts include pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, poor support, hormonal factors, health, and weight fluctuations. Significant weight loss, in particular, can have an especially potent effect on the breasts as …

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Undergo Breast Augmentation Surgery?

“I must, I must, I must increase my bust!” This quote from Judy Blume’s 1970 novel “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” still testifies of the worries of growing young women even 50 years after its publication. The titular character, a sixth-grade girl who is worried that she is behind her friends in their …

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Why Do My Breasts Hurt When I Exercise?

Regular physical activity can boost a woman’s health and help prevent many diseases and disabilities, according to the World Health Organization. Despite its benefits, exercise can also be the cause of breast pain. Since exercise provides essential health benefits, affected women should consider the following approaches to improve their exercise experience. For those who have …

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What Is Recovery Like After Breast Augmentation?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your breast augmentation and be able to skip the recuperation? No pain. No tightness. Just beautifully enlarged, naturally soft, already perfect breasts. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the reality of the recovery from a breast augmentation. The following is more of what you can expect after this procedure. The Day …

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Complete Your Breast Cancer Recovery With Breast Reconstruction

When breast cancer treatment requires surgery to remove one or both of your breasts, you may feel as though you will never be quite whole again. Breast reconstruction can help you complete your cancer recovery by recreating your feminine breasts and making them feel more normal again. It can also provide you with more self-confidence …

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Male Breast Reduction Scars

When a person decides to undergo cosmetic surgery to improve some aspect of his or her appearance, it is not uncommon to want to keep the situation private. A man who undergoes male breast reduction surgery to get rid of gynecomastia does not want prominent surgical scars that everyone will be able to see whenever …

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Round vs. Shaped Implants

Breast implants come in a wide range of sizes, styles, surface textures, materials, and shapes. For women who desire shape correction as part of their breast enhancement, it is worth considering whether to choose round or anatomically shaped (“anatomic”) breast implants. While there may be isolated situations to select one over the other, evidence implies …

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Am I Bottoming Out After Breast Augmentation?

mong the most satisfied plastic surgery patients are those who have had a breast augmentation. Having your breasts enhanced can be incredibly rewarding. However, no surgery is without risk and complications and untoward outcomes can occur. One example of a relatively uncommon implant related “complication” is “bottoming out,” which results in a noticeable alteration of …

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Do I Need a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation or Both?

Many women whose breasts have changed as a result of pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations or other factors wonder if a breast lift, a breast augmentation or a combination of both would be best for restoring a more youthful look and feel. While the answer to this question will be unique to each individual, a good …

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Will Gynecomastia Come Back After Surgery?

Enlarged male breasts can be quite embarrassing and bothersome for men who are affected. Even though this condition is relatively common, it can cause emotional and psychological distress, poor self-esteem, decreased social interactions, avoidance of sports, and even eating disorders. It frequently affects how a man dresses (wearing compressive and then layered clothes even in …

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Choosing Your Breast Implant Profile

When you select your breast implants for your breast augmentation surgery, you will choose not only their size and material but also their shape, texture, and profile. These characteristics are also very significant in how they will affect your surgery results. To achieve the look that you are seeking, consider the following when choosing your …

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How to Talk With Your Husband or Significant Other About Breast Reduction

The long-term positives when contemplating breast reduction surgery includes the life-altering alleviation of symptoms related to the freedom from the burden of having to carry heavy, oversized, and usually droopy breasts. The many benefits of breast reduction for the woman cannot be denied, but there is another important angle to consider: how it affects her …

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Is Breast Implant Removal Worth It?

It is becoming more common now for women to request to have their breast implants removed (explantation), whereas in the past this desire was relatively uncommon. Just as there are many reasons to get breast implants in the first place, there are a variety of reasons why a woman would want to have her breast …

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15 Facts About Breast Augmentation

It’s best to be as informed as possible before making a decision that could significantly change your life. If you’re considering having a breast augmentation, there flowing are 15 illuminating facts about this popular plastic surgery procedure. 1. Your first surgery won’t be your last. Women who get breast implants should be prepared for at …

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Gynecomastia Treatment Options

Gynecomastia is the condition where the male breast glands become enlarged, usually as a result of hormonal imbalances. It commonly affects young men going through puberty as well as older men going through andropause. Other known causes include certain medications, steroids, drug abuse, aging, alcoholism and hereditary factors. The condition of gynecomastia is often mistaken …

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What’s the Difference Between a Breast Reduction and a Breast Lift?

The very close similarities of breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) and breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can create confusion for those women contemplating certain types of breast procedures. In fact, sometimes the only distinction between them is based on arbitrary values of the quantity of breast tissue that is removed. Despite the shared similarities, these two procedures …

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How Will Breast Implants Affect My Running?

Serious runners, in general, tend to have less fat and a lower body mass index (BMI) due to their intense training and high number of miles run weekly. For some female runners, however, they would at least like to retain fat in one particular area: their breasts. Those who feel that their breasts are too …

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What Happens to Breast Implants As You Age?

Some women with breast implants may wonder what will happen to their implants as their breasts age. It is important for every breast augmentation candidate to understand that implants are long-lasting devices, but given enough time, they will likely need to be replaced or removed through breast revision surgery. The following information will help you …

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