How to Minimize Breast Reduction Scars

You have been suffering for a very long time from a variety of symptoms as well as other issues related to your very large breasts. Now, finally, your breast reduction surgery has been scheduled, and that all important day can’t come soon enough. Relief of your discomforts and problems is on its way. Probably garnering …

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Questions You Should Ask Your Breast Reduction Surgeon

For women considering breast reduction surgery, the consultation process is your best opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of what the procedure entails based on your unique needs and goals. It also provides you the opportunity to determine whether the particular plastic surgeon that you are seeing is the right one for you – personally …

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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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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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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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Bust Beauty Throughout the Decades

We all know that fashions change and evolve with time, but do you ever wonder how fashion has affected society’s perception of beauty? It is also true that ideas of beauty aren’t static either. They too are always changing so that the perceptions of a woman’s body, especially the breasts, are different today than they …

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Study Shows Breast Asymmetry Can Affect Mental Health

Breast asymmetry includes differences in breast and nipple-areola shape, size, position, and/or projection as well as conditions that cause the underdevelopment or deformity of one or both breasts. Essentially, all women have some degree of breast asymmetry, but it is generally not substantial or significant to most of them. However, some women have breasts that …

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Choosing Your Breast Enhancement Surgeon

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision, and choosing the right surgeon is imperative in order to maximize the probability of having a safe and effective procedure. Unfortunately, any licensed medical doctor, such as an internist or gynecologist, can call himself or herself a “cosmetic surgeon” and legally perform plastic surgery with patient …

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Recovery from Breast Reduction – My Approach

Following your breast reduction surgery, a form fitting dressing is applied and left on until your first postoperative visit two to three days later. At that time, you will then be placed in a special sports type bra that is to be worn day and night for around two weeks. After that, I strongly recommend …

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What’s Included in the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery?

The cost of breast reduction surgery will vary by plastic surgeon, as well as by the general geographical region, your specific community and the particular surgical facility selected. As with most plastic surgery procedures, the total cost for breast reduction will usually include fees for the plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist and for the usage of …

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Breast Asymmetry

Breast asymmetry exists when a woman’s two breasts are not identical, mirror images of each other. The reality is that this is true of essentially all women’s breasts. Differences can be in shape, size, projection, skin tone, and even location on the chest wall as well as nipple location, size, shape, and projection. Usually, these …

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Breast Lift Techniques

At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I offer several different approaches to breast lift surgery depending on a variety of factors, most importantly of which is the extent of drooping. The first technique is referred to as a mini lift, and it involves repositioning the nipple-areolar complexes higher on the breast by excising …

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Candidacy for Breast Lift Surgery

Whether it’s a lift with an enlargement, a lift with a slight reduction, or simply a lift by itself, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is the procedure of choice for women who have droopy breasts and are seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. Before they proceed with this surgery, I do recommend to patients that they are …

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The Truth About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also known as “reduction mammaplasty,” is a highly effective procedure that removes excess breast tissue in order to alleviate the symptoms and manifestations of overly large breasts. These include neck, back, and shoulder pain, skin rashes, postural changes, and infections. Women often refrain from engaging in physical activities because of the discomfort …

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Breast Reduction from an “H” Cup to a “C/D” Cup Brings Great Relief

Breast reduction surgery can be extremely effective in improving or alleviating the symptoms associated with markedly enlarged, pendulous breasts. As I have enumerated elsewhere, some of these symptoms and problems include:  neck, back and shoulder pain  rashes  skin ulcers or breakdown  localized skin infections  foul odors  headaches  numbness of the fingers and hands  difficulty, embarrassment …

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Study Dramatically Illustrates the Overwhelming Effectiveness of and Satisfaction With Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is extremely effective in alleviating symptoms and problems associated with markedly enlarged breasts. This includes addressing neck, back, shoulder and breast pain, discomfort and pain while engaging in a wide array of physical activities, skin rashes and infections, problems trying to sleep lying down due their heavy weight on the chest, embarrassment …

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Aesthetic Details Should Also Be Addressed in Breast Reduction Surgery

Most all of the time, women who undergo a breast reduction are doing so because of the chronic discomfort and problematic issues that they are experiencing – neck, back and shoulder pain, fatigue, rashes, skin infections and irritation. Their greatly oversized breasts are not only a source of embarrassment including when engaging in activities but …

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