How to Reduce Your Risk of Capsular Contracture

Like any other surgical procedure, breast augmentation is not without risks. One complication that is associated with breast augmentation is capsular contracture. This can occur at any point in time following the procedure – from within a few months to even many years later. While Dr. Turkeltaub can surgically treat capsular contracture if it occurs, …

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Breast Revision: Implant Reduction

Breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures and has a very high patient satisfaction rate. However, there are some patients who have decided that the breast enlargement size they initially chose is now larger than they want to be, so they elect to undergo breast revision in order to reduce the size …

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Can Gynecomastia Be Treated with Exercise?

A question that many men with gynecomastia ask is whether or not this condition can be successfully treated with exercise alone. It surely would be wonderful if this relatively simple and non-surgical approach could completely accomplish this. So what is the answer? Unfortunately, most of the time male breast reduction surgery is needed to fully …

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Winter Is the Perfect Time for Plastic Surgery

  If you’re considering plastic surgery, perhaps you’ve wondered what time of the year is best to undergo a procedure. The answer, of course, may just be what best works for you depending on your particular situation. For many people, though, the winter months may provide the best opportunity to undergo surgery – and for …

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How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

As with most plastic surgical treatments, the total cost of gynecomastia surgery (also known as male breast reduction surgery) will include fees for the surgeon, anesthesia and usage of the surgical facility, whether it’s an office, hospital or outpatient center. In addition to these expenses, the following factors can also impact the overall price of …

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Will My Insurance Cover My Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery can be a significant blessing to women who chronically suffer from issues related to having disproportionately large breasts. Many insurance policies will cover the cost of the procedure provided that the evidence supports this being of a reconstructive nature and not of a cosmetic one. Even if it is not covered by …

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The Stigma Around Enlarged Male Breasts: A Common Disorder with an Easy Solution

From a social and cultural perspective, female breasts are desirable and attractive. Young girls long for the day when their breasts will develop, and they will look like real women. On the other hand, the opposite is true when it comes to young boys. Even the slightest hint of enlarged breast tissue in a male …

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Like the majority of plastic surgical procedures, the overall cost of a breast augmentation will include fees for the surgeon, anesthesiologist or anesthetist and for the use of the surgical facility (hospital, outpatient center or office). There will also be the cost for the breast implants which may be listed either separately or included under …

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Should I Combine a Lift With My Breast Augmentation?

Breast ptosis, the medical term for sagging of the breasts, is essentially an inevitability in women with breasts of any substantial size. It is particularly common in older women, those that have been pregnant, as a consequence of breastfeeding and in those who have had large weight fluctuations. Other influencing factors include gravity, health conditions, …

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Is There an Age Limit for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the top requested plastic surgery procedures performed today, and it’s not only with the 20’s to 40’s crowd either. Typically, patients 18 years and up can undergo this procedure. Many of my patients who are undergoing a breast enlargement for the first time are in their 50’s with …

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Do I Need Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is a formal term describing the occurrence of enlarged breasts in men. This condition may cause severe psychological distress, embarrassment, negative self-image issues, depression, a lack of confidence and even eating disorders. Having gynecomastia can cause a man to dread or even avoid participating in any activity where it’s traditional to remove one’s shirt, …

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What Are My Incision Options for Breast Augmentation?

Women considering breast augmentation have three acceptable incision options, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages based on the individual’s needs and desires. These incisions include: Inframammary – Considered the most common approach for breast augmentation surgery, this incision is made in or near the inframammary fold where the breast and chest meet. In …

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Nipple and Areola Reduction

Every human being has unique physical characteristics. Most individuals visualize an ideal image of what each part of the body should look like based on norms or imagined norms. Any body part that does not match the ideal is perceived as abnormal or undesirable. One body part that receives a lot of scrutiny is the …

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The Five S’s of Breast Augmentation

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released statistics showing that in 2014 a total of 286,694 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the United States. This makes it the second most popular cosmetic procedure after liposuction. Even with its popularity, there is still some confusion about the procedure itself, including the types of …

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High Standards of Care at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Undergoing a procedure at Dr. Turkeltaub’s Arizona plastic surgery practice has many benefits, which include seeking to provide you with the best possible results in a pleasant, caring and stress-free environment. At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, you will find that our staff is very caring, friendly and dedicated to helping you have …

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Silicone Breast Implants: A History

  Breast augmentation involves the insertion of silicone or saline implants into the breasts in order to improve their size and shape. Silicone implants, consisting of a silicone outer shell filled with a viscous silicone gel, are extremely popular due in large part to their naturalness of appearance and feel as well as their durability. …

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A Very Brief and Maybe Interesting History of Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is intended to restore a breast following treatment for breast cancer. The aims and results of reconstruction have markedly evolved and improved over time with advances in knowledge, technology, and experience with the present day goals being as near normal size, shape and symmetry as possible. The majority of mastectomy patients who have …

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Exercise Without Pain After Breast Reduction

Many women suffer physically, emotionally and psychologically when their breasts are disproportionately too large for their bodies. Such large breasts are often associated with physical symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, grooving of the shoulders, skin infections, rashes, postural changes, labored breathing and difficulty sleeping lying down in bed. They also commonly …

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Look Great at Your Class Reunion

Breast or Chest Enhancement in Arizona Class reunions are right around the corner, and most people are doing what they can to present the best versions of themselves to their former peers. A breast or chest enhancement procedure can provide you with confidence and maybe even help to “wow” your old classmates. Whether you want …

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Bridal Breasts: Look Your Best on Your Big Day

Breast Augmentation in Arizona Unofficially, wedding season is here, and brides and their bridal parties typically are preparing to look their best on the big day. From manicures and pedicures to hair coloring, spray tans or even tanning booths (Yikes!), there are many pre-wedding beauty maintenance items and enhancements that need to be done. Most …

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