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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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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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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How to Find the Perfect Sports Bra

An ill-fitted sports bra can make exercise difficult, uncomfortable, or even painful. To make exercise the enjoyable (perhaps!) and beneficial activity that it is meant to be, it is important to find a sports bra that fits well. Here are some valuable tips on how to find the perfect sports bra to give you the …

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Will a Breast Lift Make My Breasts Smaller?

If you are considering breast lift surgery (mastopexy) because of sagging, you should expect that your breasts will look better after the procedure. However, you may be surprised to learn that they will look and actually be smaller. Should you then also consider undergoing a breast augmentation along with your breast lift? Why Does Breast Lift …

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Can I Change the Size of My Implants After Breast Augmentation?

A common question asked by women considering breast augmentation is whether or not they will be able to exchange their implants for a different size later in time if they so desire. There are a few reasons why they may seek such a modification. For example, some women who previously underwent a breast augmentation may …

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How to Get What You Want From Breast Augmentation Surgery

No two breast augmentations are alike. Even women who choose identical breast implants will have different results because of anatomical differences. The best way to ensure that you will be satisfied with your breast augmentation results is to communicate well with your surgeon. Below are a few choice words that can help you describe your …

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Breast Augmentation and Cleavage

Cleavage, the area between a woman’s breasts, is often seen as a sign of attractiveness or sexiness. Women with little or no cleavage may turn to breast augmentation to enhance their cleavage. However, whether or not breast implants can enhance cleavage is not an easy question to answer. The following questions will discuss how breast …

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Breast Augmentation Can Restore Breast Volume After Breastfeeding

Experts have widely hailed breastfeeding as the best way to offer your baby essential healthy nutrients and emotional closeness. Lately, breastfeeding advocates have gone far and wide campaigning for women to be able to breastfeed in public places. While breastfeeding has gained an even more positive reputation in recent years, its aftermath may not be …

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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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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 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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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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