How Important Is Proportion?

3 Min Read Plastic surgeons often stress the importance of proportion when discussing the ideal breast size. But what exactly does that mean? Proportionate breasts mean that your breasts do not overwhelm the general shape of your body nor do they underwhelm the “desired” curvatures. Of course, this is completely subjective. Furthermore, aesthetic tastes and …

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Is It Time to Downsize?

4 Min Read Throughout history, the attractive female breast has been associated with allure, youth, beauty, sex, and fertility. It is the ultimate sign of femininity. For quite a long time, larger female breasts were considered to be desirous traits. However, with relatively recent cultural changes in taste, there has been much less importance placed …

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5 Questions About Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure involving the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, recontouring of the breast, and repositioning it on the chest wall. It is an excellent option for those women dealing with the physical and emotional side effects associated with large breasts. Regardless of whether large breasts developed during adolescence …

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Will A Breast Lift Reduce My Breast Size?

There are many misconceptions about the relationship between a breast lift and a change in breast size. Even though some skin will be removed, a breast lift is not a breast reduction nor is it intended to be one. A breast lift changes the shape and positioning of the breast tissue relative to the chest …

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Are Your Breasts to Blame for Your Back Pain?

Although many women desire large breasts, they are not always all that they are cracked up to be—at least the non-augmented ones. Women with naturally very large breasts frequently suffer from a variety of associated symptoms and issues due to their substantial weight and overall size. Some of these include neck, back, and shoulder pain, …

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Get Relief With Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, can be extremely effective in improving or alleviating symptoms associated with markedly enlarged, pendulous breasts. Some of these issues include: Neck, back, and shoulder pain Skin ulcers or rashes Localized skin infections Headaches Numbness of the fingers and hands Difficulty engaging in sports, jogging, and other physical …

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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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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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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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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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Does Breast Reduction Surgery Affect Breastfeeding?

Having naturally oversized breasts can be both physically challenging and emotionally damaging. Many young women with large breasts have experienced the physical limitations of their breast size: the inability to play sports or participate in specific exercises, the difficulty of finding clothing that fits, and the constant back, neck, and shoulder pain—and more. Then there …

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Why Do My Breasts Hurt When I Exercise?

Regular physical activity can boost a woman’s health and help prevent many diseases and disabilities, according to the World Health Organization. Despite its benefits, exercise can also be the cause of breast pain. Since exercise provides essential health benefits, affected women should consider the following approaches to improve their exercise experience. For those who have …

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How to Talk With Your Husband or Significant Other About Breast Reduction

The long-term positives when contemplating breast reduction surgery includes the life-altering alleviation of symptoms related to the freedom from the burden of having to carry heavy, oversized, and usually droopy breasts. The many benefits of breast reduction for the woman cannot be denied, but there is another important angle to consider: how it affects her …

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What’s the Difference Between a Breast Reduction and a Breast Lift?

The very close similarities of breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) and breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can create confusion for those women contemplating certain types of breast procedures. In fact, sometimes the only distinction between them is based on arbitrary values of the quantity of breast tissue that is removed. Despite the shared similarities, these two procedures …

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Would a Breast Lift Even Help Me?

Has gravity gotten the best of your breasts, causing them to head south? Do you wonder whether or not a breast lift can possibly make your breasts perkier and more attractive again? Breast lift surgery can help women with mild, moderate, or even severe breast sagging by tightening, recontouring, and lifting the tissues in order …

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Breast Reduction Surgery: The Wonders of Downsizing!

The tremendous benefits that are experienced by women who have undergone breast reduction surgery place it at the top of the list of plastic surgery procedures when it comes to patient happiness, satisfaction with the outcome and the substantial positive effects on one’s quality of life – mentally and physically. In fact, it is even …

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Make Your Saggy, Deflated Breasts Firm and Shapely Again

A woman’s breasts help define and characterize her femininity. The breasts are an essential part of the soft curves of a woman’s body, and their firmness and shapeliness contribute to her perceived attractiveness. If your breasts are negatively affecting your body image because they have become saggy and deflated, breast surgery can restore the appearance …

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Gynecomastia in Puberty

Puberty is the time when young girls are excited about truly growing up and developing breasts. For boys, they are liking breasts also – just not their own! Unfortunately, most males do experience some level of breast growth during puberty, which is known as pubertal gynecomastia. This developmental gynecomastia does regress and disappear naturally by …

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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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Big Outcomes Can Be Obtained Even With Small Breast Reductions

Women who have undergone a breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) are truly the happiest of all plastic surgery patients. They can be ecstatic with outcomes that do not approach perfection – unlike many patients who have had other types of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. And there is definitely a good reason for this. Women with very …

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