What Is Symmastia?

While most patients do not experience complications after breast augmentation, unusual complications sometimes occur. One of these complications is known as symmastia. Though rare, symmastia is well understood and can usually be treated with breast revision surgery. Identifying Symmastia Symmastia is when the breasts are so close together that they seem to be joined as …

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Breast Reconstruction Using Tissue Expanders

Women faced with breast cancer and mastectomy surgery may find more complete healing through breast reconstruction to “recreate” the removed breast(s). If you want or are strongly considering breast reconstruction, there are several available techniques from which to choose.  With the announcement of the newly FDA-approved AeroForm® tissue expander, some breast reconstruction candidates may be …

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What Is Breast Augmentation-Mastopexy (BAM)?

A breast augmentation-mastopexy (BAM) is a combination procedure designed not only to increase the volume of droopy breasts but also to rejuvenate them by enhancing their shape and lifting them to higher, more natural position on the chest wall. Also referred to as breast augmentation with a lift, breast lift with implants or a mastopexy …

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Breast Augmentation Incisions and Scar Visibility

Any person who undergoes surgery WILL have scars afterward just by the nature of the wound healing process. Even with the most skilled of surgeons, scars form where incisions are placed though they may be quite inconspicuous. Women who undergo breast augmentation should expect post-surgical scars regardless of the incision they choose. While each incision …

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What Is Breast Implant Malposition?

The vast majority of patients who have had a breast augmentation are very happy with their results. However, like any surgical procedure, there are certain risks and untoward outcomes that can occur no matter how uncommon. For breast augmentation, one of these such risks is breast implant malposition. Its presence can have a noticeable and …

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FDA Approves New Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new line of silicone gel breast implants produced by Allergan that are marketed under the name Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants. These new implants offer women an even greater diversity of choices that can potentially provide better and more selective results for their breast augmentations. …

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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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