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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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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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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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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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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Iggy Azalea Reveals She Has Breast Implants

After contemplating a breast augmentation her whole life, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea finally did undergo the procedure, and she couldn’t be happier with her decision. The 24-year-old revealed during a March interview with Vogue Magazine that she recently “got bigger boobs!” The star continued to discuss her implants with the press because she “love[s] them …

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Breast Surgery Recovery Tips

Whether you undergo a breast augmentation, reduction, lift, or reconstruction, the procedure requires a period of recovery that allows your breasts to heal, swelling to subside, and for them to gradually assume their more “long” term shape. Typically, your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow after surgery to help you to …

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Is a Breast Lift Without Scars Possible?

Noticeable scarring following breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a somewhat common concern for many prospective patients. Unfortunately, some degree of scarring after mastopexy is unavoidable as incisions are required to properly excise skin, reshape and elevate breast tissues for a more youthful appearance. There are a few breast lift techniques that can be selected from, …

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Can I Get a Breast Lift Without Implants?

The simple answer to this question is “yes”. Technically, yes you can absolutely undergo a breast lift without implants. This commonly performed cosmetic procedure, medically referred to as mastopexy, is designed to re-elevate, contour and rejuvenate droopy breasts. During the operation, excess skin is removed, the size of the nipple-areola complexes are reduced and breast …

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Advantages of Placing Breast Implants Behind the Muscle

In breast augmentation surgery, implants are positioned in a “pocket” located either in front of the pectoralis major muscle (submammary) or in one behind it (submuscular/subpectoral). Though successful results can be achieved with both options, placing breast implants behind the pectoralis major muscle has the following advantages: Improved mammogram accuracy – When implants are placed …

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can be an excellent cosmetic surgical option for women desiring to enhance the size and appearance of their breasts. If you are interested in this popular procedure but want to know a bit more about it before scheduling a consultation, Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub has answered several frequently asked questions about breast augmentation …

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Implant Projection Style

Choosing the Best Breast Implant Profile   Breast implants can enhance your breast size, shape, projection, and cleavage. This procedure, known as a breast augmentation, has helped millions of women achieve the fuller, more shapely and attractive breasts that they desire. These implants are offered with a wide variety of options that involve more than just …

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Degrees of Breast Sagging and Breast Lift Surgery to Correct

Breast Lift Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ Although a woman may be happy with the general size of her breasts, more often than not she is not too pleased if they are sagging (drooping). Having the right size doesn’t guarantee that they are attractive and voluptuous in appearance. With the help of the right bra, breasts …

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The Truth About Breast Augmentation Myths

Here’s the TRUTH about these four common breast augmentation MYTHS.  Everyone Will Know You Had Surgery As long as you don’t go overboard in the extent of the enlargement you are seeking and don’t seek to flaunt your new assets, there is no reason that everyone in the world would know that you’ve had a …

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Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation

Many women considering breast augmentation surgery who are also planning to have families in the future wonder about the impact that the procedure may have on their ability to breastfeed. Some believe the false rumors that any breast surgery will prevent them from being able to breastfeed their children, but this is clearly not the …

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