The Effect of the Incision Location in Breast Augmentation on the Sensation of the Nipple-Areolar Complex

The incision that I have preferred for virtually all of the primary breast augmentations that I have performed on my patients over the years has been the inframammary one. There have been several reasons for this including the relatively inconspicuous location and scar healing, a lower risk of the development…

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Breast Augmentation in Scottsdale and the Risk of Numbness of the Nipples

  Breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure that women undergo. It is also among the top two in overall satisfaction with 94% stating that if they had to do it all over again they would still make the same decision. That is an amazingly high number particularly…

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Breast Reduction Surgery In A Woman Wearing a 36G Bra

Patients who have undergone breast reduction surgery have the highest rate of satisfaction of all major plastic surgery procedures. This even includes breast augmentations where 94% of women would make the same decision again. Furthermore, they are so happy and appreciative of the improvement or resolution of their symptoms that…

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The Free Nipple Graft Breast Reduction Technique and the Appearance of the Nipple-Areola Complex

Among the many ideal goals in breast reduction surgery is to preserve the general appearance of the nipple and at least some sensation. These can be achieved much of the time with procedures that maintain the attachment of the nipple to the underlying tissues including ducts, nerves and blood vessels….

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The Lollipop Mastopexy: Shorter Incisions and Lesser Results

A patient recently sought my expertise regarding the poor results that she obtained from a mastopexy with implants that was performed elsewhere (by a surgeon who was not board certified). She was very unhappy with the outcome for many reasons but the abnormal shape including the flatness and lack of…

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Advantages of Placing Breast Implants Behind The Muscle (Submuscular)

There are many advantages of placing breast implants behind the pectoralis major muscle for a breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy) and in breast reconstruction. The most significant of these include: Better ability to detect abnormalities on mammograms versus in front of the muscle (submammary) Lower risk for capsular contracture (hardness…

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Periareolar Mastopexy: Sacrificing Shape and More for Less Incisions

A periareolar mastopexy, also known as a purse string, doughnut or circumareolar mastopexy, is a breast lift that accomplishes the result with just one incision: around the areola. Many women find the idea attractive because of the idea that there may be fewer scars on the breast. Unfortunately, unless there…

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Is a Breast Lift Included With a Breast Reduction?

Many of my breast reduction consultations ask me the following question before I even discuss the procedure: “Dr. Turkeltaub, will my breasts also be lifted when I have a breast reduction?”  After making what I think is a humorous comment about that it would depend on their insurance plan, I…

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Nipple-Areola Asymmetry Before and After A Breast Augmentation

Asymmetry of the breasts is present in the majority of women. Some might have been aware of the differences whereas some never even noticed the difference until it was pointed out much to their surprise during their consultation. Differences can involve breast shape, size, positioning on the chest wall, drooping,…

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