Why Does Steroid Use Lead to Gynecomastia?

When it comes to aesthetic “fears,” developing man boobs is high on the list for many men. Although this growth commonly occurs with puberty, weight gain, and with hormonal changes later in life, the enlargement of male breast tissue is frequently associated with the use of anabolic steroids. What Causes Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is the technical …

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Are Gummy Bear Implants Better Suited for Breast Reconstruction?

When it comes to breast implants, there are literally countless options. From implant size, shape (round or anatomic), profile, fill material (silicone or saline), gel cohesiveness, surface characteristics (smooth or textured), and even brand, your breast augmentation can be extremely customizable. This can be largely said for breast reconstruction as well. One of these options, …

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How Should You Care for Your Breast Implants After Surgery?

Having undergone a breast enlargement is a dream come true for many women. For the vast majority of them, the results are so overwhelmingly positive both physically and mentally. This is exactly why this procedure has ranked at the top of all cosmetic surgery procedures performed. It is important to remember that the long-term results …

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How Are Inverted Nipples Treated?

Although “harmless” to one’s health, the presence of inverted nipples is often quite bothersome and impactful to a woman’s self-esteem and even sense of femininity. It frequently is a source of embarrassment and can adversely impact relationships during dating and even later on. Fortunately, this issue can be easily and successfully corrected. What Are Inverted …

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Breast Reduction or Weight Loss?

Although breast augmentation is still the top plastic surgery procedure, breast reduction is absolutely number one when it comes to patient satisfaction. This is due to the truly rewarding results that patients experience after having to deal with a multitude of painful and problematic issues related to the markedly enlarged breasts. While many women desire …

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Why You Shouldn’t Get a Benelli Lift

For women who have chosen to undergo a breast lift (also known as a mastopexy), there are several incision options available. While all of these choices are designed to elevate and tighten sagging breasts, they each go about the process in specific ways and, therefore, provide different final outcomes. Some results, however, are worse than …

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Does Breast Implant Texture Really Matter?

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, there are many options that one may or may not consider. These can include: What cup size do you desire? Do you want silicone or saline? Round or anatomic? Implants above or below the muscle? What incision do you prefer? The last four considerations, in particular, may be strongly recommended …

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Your Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery Questions Answered

Men of all ages undergo gynecomastia surgery to eliminate the unwanted excess breast tissue and/or fat that develops in their chest. While the cause of your gynecomastia will determine the techniques used during your surgery, the recovery is very much the same. Traditional gynecomastia is caused by the formation of excess breast tissue that needs …

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Does Breast Reduction Surgery Affect Breastfeeding?

Having naturally oversized breasts can be both physically challenging and emotionally damaging. Many young women with large breasts have experienced the physical limitations of their breast size: the inability to play sports or participate in specific exercises, the difficulty of finding clothing that fits, and the constant back, neck, and shoulder pain—and more. Then there …

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How Is Areola Reduction Performed?

Many women who are interested in undergoing either breast reduction surgery or breast lift surgery also express concern regarding the enlarged size of their nipple-areola complex. Their large areolas—often the result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, substantial weight changes or the ever-dreaded genetics—can be a source of embarrassment and physical dissatisfaction. Areola reduction is an intrinsic part …

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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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