When Will My Breasts Appear Normal After Breast Lift with Augmentation?

Immediately following a breast lift with augmentation, one’s breasts will be swollen, firmer and larger than the ultimate “long term” result. The swelling and firmness will subside over a period of several weeks to a few months and is better facilitated by adherence to proper care as outlined in the…

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Breast Implant Removal – An Increasingly Common Trend

Six years ago I wrote a blog detailing the rarity of women who had breast implants, either for breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, wanting to have them removed permanently (An Uncommon Form Of Breast Revision Surgery: Permanent Removal of the Breast Implants). The very positive impact that their cosmetic or…

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When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts. However, it is also one that usually comes with some undesirable and permanent changes to one’s body. These physical changes frequently include breast drooping and/or volume loss, lax and excess abdominal skin, a disruption of abdominal wall musculature, stretch marks and…

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Can Exercises Help Me Avoid Breast Lift Surgery?

A question I hear frequently from women interested in lifting their breasts to restore a perkier, more youthful appearance is whether or not there are certain exercises that they can do to in order to help them avoid the need for breast lift surgery (mastopexy). It would be great if…

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How Can I Get Rid of Excess Skin After Massive Weight Loss?

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Whether it’s achieved through bariatric surgery or a strict but well balanced diet and regular exercise, losing a significant amount of excess weight can be a key step to living a healthier, happier lifestyle. However, the consequences of massive weight loss often include loose, inelastic, redundant skin in various areas…

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Breast Lifts Are Increasing in Popularity – Or Are They?

Breast lifts, also known as mastopexies, have significantly increased in “popularity” over the last decade and a half. In fact their rate of increase is double that of breast augmentation procedures. This statistic, however, is somewhat misleading. Why? Because it is not a procedure that a woman would chose unless…

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Breast Lift Results in a Darker Complected 48 Year Old Woman

Wouldn’t it be nice if gravity decided not to bother with your breasts? After all, it’s quite busy enough dealing with everything else here on earth so why waste the time and effort making your breasts look less perky, attractive and voluptuous? If it were only so easy! But, alas,…

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The Abundance of Breast Implant Choices Can Allow You to Obtain the Breast Augmentation Results of Your Dreams

If you thinking about having a breast augmentation or breast lift with implants sometime in the future but have been indecisive in pursuing the procedure, I have both good and bad news for you. The good news is that there are far more choices of breast implant sizes, shapes and…

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Mommy Makeovers: Do They Make Sense?

Over the last several years you might have heard the term “mommy makeover” quite a bit, particularly if you have been searching the internet for information on improving the appearance of your body – and you have already been pregnant. You may be wondering what a mommy makeover is exactly…

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Interesting Changes Over 20 years in the Sizes of Women’s Breasts and the Bras That They Wear

Do you know what has substantially increased in size over the last 20 years ago, something that is of intimate importance to both women and men? Unfortunately, it most likely is not the value of your house – if you still have one or ever owned one! It may not…

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The Increasing Popularity of Silicone Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation

Silicone breast implants have become increasingly popular as the implant of choice for breast augmentation surgery over the last several years. This follows the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) lifting its restrictions on their usage back in 2006. As of last year, data from plastic surgeons revealed that silicone breast implants…

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The Increasing Popularity of Mommy Makeovers

Mommy makeovers are becoming increasingly popular as more and more women realize that they have wonderful plastic surgery options available for improving the appearance of their bodies following completion of their families. You might have worked diligently to lose most or all of your baby weight, exercised religiously and scrupulously…

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Long Term Results From a Breast Lift and Breast Enlargement

A breast lift (mastopexy) can be considered when the breast tissue droops or hangs lower than normal as a result of the loss of elasticity and structural support over time. Many factors can lead to this situation including aging, weight fluctuations, genetics, pregnancy, breastfeeding, smoking, drinking and gravity. For many…

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Can a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift Improve My Sex Life?

Here’s a real interesting and juicy question that many women who are considering breast augmentation or breast lift surgery might like to know the answer to: Can a breast augmentation or a breast lift improve my sex life? The extremely positive impact that these plastic surgery procedures have on one’s…

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Expectations for Breast Reduction Scars

When it comes to breast reduction surgery, I find that women contemplating this procedure don’t usually place the appearance of the final scar at the top of their list of concerns. This is quite the opposite for those considering a mastopexy (breast lift) where this is a major area of…

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Getting Bigger Breast Implants in Order to Avoid a Breast Lift is not the Appropriate Treatment for Droopy Breasts

Breast ptosis, the medical term for drooping of the breasts, occurs to some degree in a vast majority of women who have at least some breast volume present. This is the inevitable result of a combination of loss of elasticity of the skin of the breast and the stretching of…

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With A Mastopexy, Shorter Scars Usually Translate Into Lesser Results

My philosophy for breast lift surgery is that it is better to use more or longer incisions if the final outcome will be far superior in contour and general aesthetics than that obtained by gimmicky usage of limited incisions. This has been reviewed in two previous posts (Periareolar Mastopexy: Sacrificing…

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To Enlarge or Not Enlarge With a Mastopexy: That is the Question

A breast lift, also known officially as a mastopexy, is the procedure that re-suspends, contours, tightens and rejuvenates the appearance of the droopy breast. Performed by itself without the addition of breast implants, the results are breasts that actually appear smaller than a person might have expected. So the question…

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Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation

It has been unequivocally clear to me that women prefer general anesthesia rather than a twilight anesthesia when undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. During my more than twenty two years of plastic surgery practice in the Scottsdale, Glendale and Phoenix metropolitan area, countless patients that consulted me for their breast…

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Common Reasons For Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Breast implant exchange surgery is the replacing of one or both of one’s implants for a newer one or pair after previously having had a breast augmentation, mastopexy with implants or breast reconstruction. Why would a woman elect to undergo such a procedure? There are many reasons for this with…

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