How Transgender Breast Surgery Is Performed

Dr. Turkeltaub, a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), follows the WPATH Standards of Care v7, which means that certain requirements need to be met before you are eligible to undergo top surgery. These issues will be discussed in detail during your consultation. Most importantly, you will need to be of …

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Transgender Breast Surgery: Why It’s Important

The feeling that your inner identity does not match the gender that you were born with is most often a painful, distressing experience that frequently is associated with anxiety and depression. This condition is often referred to as gender dysphoria. Transgender breast surgery, also known as top surgery, helps address this dysphoria by providing for …

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Wearing an Underwire Bra After Breast Reduction Surgery

A common question that I am often asked by women who are considering a breast reduction or have already undergone surgery is “When can I start wearing an underwire bra?” Some are under the impression that they are not supposed to wear one at all following surgery whereas others have heard varied recommendations as to …

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A Guide to Gynecomastia Surgery

The condition of having enlarged male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, can be embarrassing and anxiety provoking, especially in certain social situations. Many men who suffer from gynecomastia believe that they are alone in dealing with this issue, but it is actually far more common than most people think. In fact, according to the American …

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How Incision Placement Can Affect Nipple Sensation

There are many variables to take into account and decisions to be made when electing to undergo breast augmentation surgery. One of these is which incision approach to use for implant insertion. There are three acceptable incision options, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages based on the individual’s needs and desires. These incisions …

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Common Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange and Revision Surgery

Breast revision surgery is a general term used to describe secondary surgical procedures that are performed on women who have previously undergone a breast augmentation, lift, reduction, or reconstruction. The reasons can be cosmetic or reconstructive in nature as well as “elective” or “urgent.” The replacement of a woman’s implants for newer ones is referred …

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Inverted Nipple Facts and FAQs

Many women consider their breasts to be one of their more important attributes. If they are unhappy with the size, shape, or position of their breasts, they frequently decide to undergo breast enhancement procedures such as a breast augmentation or breast lift surgery in order to improve their appearance. Another problem that around 3 to …

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Non-Elective Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision

Many women choose to undergo breast revision surgery in order to either increase or decrease the size of their breasts. Other elective reasons for revision surgery can include changing the type of implant (going from saline to silicone; rarely the opposite), the shape or profile of the implant, or the location of the implant (usually …

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Things to Consider Before Your Breast Augmentation

In order to obtain fuller, larger, and shapelier breasts, women undergo breast augmentation surgery. While the decision to proceed with this procedure is usually an easy one, there are many specific choices that need to be considered prior to surgery in order to help obtain the desired results. Implant Size and Profile Breast implants are …

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Levels of Breast Ptosis: How Do I Determine the Best Lift for Me?

Aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, genetics, and smoking all contribute to breast ptosis. Unfortunately, while it may be possible to lose excess fat in the breasts, there is no way to tighten excess, sagging skin and tissue without surgery. A breast lift (mastopexy) removes the excess skin, tightens the underlying breast tissue, and repositions the …

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Does Liposuction Breast Reduction Work?

For close to 75 years, breast reduction surgery has been successfully used to aid women who have suffered from the symptoms of overly large breasts. These symptoms may include such issues as persistent back, neck, and shoulder pains, grooving of the shoulders from pressure by the bra straps, skin rashes and irritations, postural changes, arthritis …

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Top 3 Factors Leading to Women Seeking Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is one of the most highly performed plastic surgical procedures year after year. While the exact motivation for pursuing this breast enhancement treatment is unique to every individual, the commonality for all are droopy, aesthetically challenged breasts. The three most common factors causing breast drooping and motivating women to undergo a …

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How to Correct Asymmetrical Breasts

The vast majority of women experience at least some amount of breast asymmetry. For most, however, they either do not “notice” this or it is not an issue of any significant concern. In consultation for breast surgery, many women are actually surprised at the asymmetries that I will identify in 30 seconds that they had …

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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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