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There is great news for women as well as men: women’s breasts have been getting noticeably and naturally larger over the past 50 years. This is an unmistakable finding which is unrelated to weight and height issues and is completely independent of breast implants.

Many theories have been advanced to explain this burgeoning of breast volume but there is no one definitive answer. Some feel that it is related to the improved general nutrition in experienced by women during this period of time including increased intake of fruits, vegetables and most importantly, proteins. Others ascribe this change to estrogen and other substances in our foods and environment including hormones injected into poultry and livestock and even from the BPA in plastic bottles. Birth control pills do facilitate an enlargement of the breasts but only in those who are taking them – so this doesn’t explain the global changes that have developed.

During this same period of time that the average size of women’s breasts has significantly enlarged, women have also increased the desired size that they ultimately want their breasts to be.

What are the results of all of this?  More women than ever are desirous of a breast augmentation. Seemingly ironic, at the same time and as a result of other factors as well, more women than ever are undergoing breast reduction surgery. This may seem totally confusing and conflicting but it really does make sense. I have seen these trends in my practice over the last 23 years.

If you would like more information on breast augmentations, breast reductions or on any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or to schedule a free cosmetic consultation with me, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

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