June 25

3 Procedures Used In Corrective Surgery For Tuberous Breast Deformity

download (18)There are so many issues that can make a young lady feel self-conscious about her looks. This is particularly so if there’s an issue with any part of her body that’s central to her femininity. That’s why tuberous breast deformity is something that any young woman would hate to have.

If affected, your breasts would develop a tubular shape. Hence the name: tuberous breasts. There are several underlying aspects that lead to the unappealing outward impression of tuberous deformity. The base of your breasts would be affected by a constricting ring and you may also have a deficiency of breast tissue. This would be further compounded by an extent of breast tissue herniation encroaching on the space of your nipple-areola-complex. And that’s not all. The condition would be further compounded by areola enlargement as well as visible breast asymmetry.

The combination of all these aspects is what makes surgical correction quite challenging. However, many new and effective treatment modalities have been developed over the years to deal with the problem. Presently, there exist quite a number of options for treatment, which can effectively restore your

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June 14

Breast Augmentation – Making The Right Choice

download (17)The overall shape of your body is the sum total of how all your different body parts blend into each other. As a woman, there are critical parts of the body that really bring out your femininity and one that definitely does is your breasts. If you feel that your breasts are too small for your figure, or you need an increase their volume, then it’s time to think about getting a breast augmentation.

About The Surgery

A breast augmentation is a surgery performed to add to the fullness of your breasts and make the symmetry of your breasts better. This is done by surgically placing implants in your breasts, and sometimes fat transfer can be done if you only need a minimal increase in breast size. The surgery will give your breasts improved projection and will enhance the youthful shape of your body.

Who Can Have The Surgery?

You can safely consider a breast augmentation if you are generally in good health and if you have fully developed breasts. If one of your breasts is larger than the other one, or if your breasts did not

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June 8

Breast Lift – Regaining Your Youthful Body

download (16)The body of a woman usually undergoes many changes during the different stages of her life. One of the stages that can take a toll on your body is childbearing. Many women face a great challenge getting rid of the baby fat, though with much effort, many are able to get back to their pre-pregnancy body. There are parts of the body, however, which cannot be restored back to their original shape without some help. Sagging breasts are among them, and a breast lift can help to restore the youthful shape of your breasts.

What It Does

There are many reasons that cause the breasts to sag, and some of these include pregnancy and breastfeeding. You can also develop breasts that are sagging due to aging or because it is hereditary. If you have lost a large amount of weight, you might also end up with sagging breasts. A breast lift is a surgery conducted to remove excess skin on the breast and then tighten the breast tissue. This raises the breasts, giving them a new youthful shape. A breast lift can also reduce the

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June 2

Breaking Down The Cost Of Breast Lift Surgery

download (15)The biggest factor you’ll think of once you choose to get a breast lift done is the cost. What can make it expensive and out of reach for some people is the fact that it’s not covered by most health insurance companies.

Here is a breakdown of how much it will cost you to have breast lifting surgery:

What Is And Isn’t Included

A lift surgery will cost you anywhere between $3,500 and $6,000. Typically, a surgeon will charge upfront for the anaesthesia, surgeon’s fees and facility fees. Hidden costs that you may not be aware of include lab work, prescription painkillers and antibiotics. If there’s need for other recovery aids such as medical padding, then you will be charged for them as well.

Additional Procedures

A lift surgery can be done as a single procedure or it can be combined with other breast procedures such as breast augmentation or reduction. It can also be part of a body contouring plan. If you choose to have two different procedures, such as breast augmentation and lift on the same day, you will have to pay a lot more money.

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May 27

Common Myths And Facts About Breast Augmentation

download (14)In your search for the best breast augmentation surgical services, you might have come across quite a bit of contradicting information about the cosmetic surgery. Such contradictions might seem overwhelming, but you shouldn’t give up in your search for the truth. All you have to do is seek out credible sources to differentiate the myths from the facts.

1. Unproven Assumptions About Implant Safety Issues

Just about any medical procedure would have some type of side effect. However, some people tend to exaggerate the extent of certain side effects, based on unproven assumptions. This is particularly so with safety issues concerning breast implants.

Some of the early occurrences in the initial adoption of breast implants, as recorded by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, may have led people to develop an exaggerated perception of the safety issues regarding implants. In the early 1990’s, without rigorous and systemic studies on the safety of implants, people’s opinions were easily swayed by anecdotal reports of silicone gel leaking from implants and spreading through the body.

The negative perception created by such unverified reports may have been further cemented by the restrictions and

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May 17

Signs Of A Botched Breast Augmentation Surgery

download (13)There is often a certain level of fear among patients who wish to undergo augmentation surgery, especially if it is their first time. There are always questions on whether the results will be as expected or whether they would need corrective surgery. A failed attempt at increasing breast size is what most patients fear.

How do you know whether your surgery was a success or not? Here are signs that your surgery was botched.

1. Excessively Firm Implants

Do your implants feel natural to you? Are they too firm, and not soft and supple? Usually, the first sign of a botched breast surgery attempt is implants that feel too hard. Your surgeon may have used poor quality implants, instead of using the more popular silicone implants. If this is the case, you may want to have the implants removed and replaced with better quality ones.

2. Ruptures And Leaks

Although rupturing of implants can accidentally happen, they are usually a sign of a botched surgery. Silicone and saline implants are known to rupture every once in a while. These ruptures are often caused by a simple mistake a

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May 10

Hidden Costs Of Breast Lift Surgery

download (12)Because plastic surgery is elective, and not entirely necessary, costs almost always fall on the patient. It’s also common knowledge that cosmetic surgery is rather expensive and most patients are required to pay some percentage of the money upfront.

In as much as you may be prepared to pay for the procedure, are you aware of some of the hidden costs of plastic surgery? Here are some of them:


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as of 2014, a breast lift costs on average $4,377. Even if you may be given a figure of how much the surgery would cost, there is no true way of determining the exact figure. This is because of all the things that you may be charged for which will not be included in the initial quote.

For instance, your consultation may be charged separately from surgery. You may also be required to pay for the prescription medication you’ll be given to deal with pain and reduce the risk of infection. Furthermore, it will be more costly for you if you experience complications which require you to be taken

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May 1

Risks Associated With Breast Lift Procedures

download (11)Are you considering having cosmetic surgery done, but want to know about the risks it may pose? Thousands of breast procedures are carried out each year with successful results; however, there are some that go wrong as a result of risks associated with the procedure. These risks include:

1. Scarring. It is normal to develop a certain amount of scarring that will last for about a year or two after the procedure. It’s possible to hide such scars through wearing bras and placing clothes strategically. Although rare, improper healing may cause thick and unsightly scars that do not fade.

2. Infection. Infection is a risk associated with any kind of surgery, and in this case, it is the most common complication. Symptoms of an infection will become visible anywhere between one and six weeks following the operation and will include swelling, fever, foul smell, redness, pain and discharge. The most common type of infection is staphylococcus (“staph”) which can be easily treated with the use of antibiotics as well as draining the wound.

3. Nipple or breast sensation may be altered. Some patients report normal feeling

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April 24

Breast Lift: Frequently Asked Questions

download (10)Are you interested in knowing more concerning breast surgical procedures, but do not know how to ask? Don’t worry; here is a list of the commonly asked questions concerning breast procedures.

1. Breast lift or breast augmentation?

The difference lies in the meaning: to lift is simply pulling up, while to augment is to increase in size. So a breast augmentation is meant to increase the size of your breasts. A lift is done on a breast that has excess skin, causing it to sag or droop. Most of the time, none of these procedures is done exclusively as many patients request both to be done at the same time. To determine which procedure should be a priority, during consultation you will be asked whether you want your breasts to look bigger, or you want them to look tighter and sit higher.

2. My breasts are asymmetrical; will a breast procedure correct that?

It’s important to note that there is no part on our bodies that is a mirror image of the other; so in reality, our bodies are asymmetrical. There are various factors that may contribute

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April 19

Bottoming Out After Breast Augmentation

download (9)You are finally able to rock your new implants in a bikini and your confidence goes through the roof, only for you to stand in front of a mirror and realize that one of your breasts seems to be drooping. Your surprise quickly turns into panic – you feel like your breasts should be fine because you had breast surgery a few weeks back. What you may be experiencing is bottoming out.

Bottoming out is a condition that occurs following breast augmentation whereby the implant has dropped below the crease line of your breast. It is characterized by a patient looking like they have a double bubble and a nipple that is pointing upwards. It is a condition that is more common than you think. Luckily, it can easily be taken care of through reconstructive surgery.

What Causes Bottoming Out?

Several factors may cause the unwanted condition:

1. Weak tissue and large implants

The issue with bottoming out is that it can happen during any time, with any type of implant. It is more common with larger implants as they tend to stretch the skin’s tissue too much,

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April 9

Have You Asked Yourself The Right Questions Before Your Breast Lift Surgery?

download (8)It’s quite normal for someone expecting a breast lift surgery to seek out as much information as possible concerning the procedure. However, while you seek answers from professionals and other sources, you might forget to ask yourself some critical questions concerning your operation.

Sometimes, you might overlook really sensitive self-evaluations concerning your true motivation for seeking surgery. If you don’t critically analyse such personal aspects, you might never be truly satisfied with the results of surgery.

1. Why Do You Really Want the Surgical Operation?

If you are not concisely clear about the exact reason for seeking surgery, you wouldn’t know which particular operation you need.

Perhaps, you might not be too sure whether you just want to improve the perkiness of your boobs or you also need to improve their size. In this regard, you should realize that a breast uplift would only improve perkiness; whereas, an augmentation surgery would be the option to take for a fuller appearance.

Therefore, if you go for a lifting procedure, you should be very comfortable with the size of your boobs. Otherwise, you might find yourself going for follow-up surgery

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April 3

Breast Augmentation: Complications Caused By Breast Implants

download (7)Whether you have a silicone or saline implant, which are the main types of implants used in breast augmentation, you face possible risks and complications that are likely to occur either in the early stages of surgery or during the latter stages. As much as the result of surgery may be quite appealing, it doesn’t mean everything would always go smoothly. On the contrary, augmentation procedures may have various complications.

Here are some of the complications you are likely to encounter:

During the Early Stages

Some issues that may arise during the early stages include:


Cosmetic surgeons normally use an antibiotic in order to avoid any infection that may occur when an individual decides to have an implant.

Some of the symptoms that show you are infected are itching of the nipple, redness and swelling of the breasts. Without appropriate preventive measures, such infection is one of the complications that is likely to occur.

Hypertrophic scars

This is the kind of scar that normally occurs on the skin as a result of surgery. Such scars are normally puffy, red and always stand out on the skin. The scar is likely

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March 30

Breast Lift: Myths Vs Facts

download (6)Are you new to surgical cosmetic procedures and do not know whether what you have been told is myth or fact? Here are a few misconceptions that surround breast lift surgery that have been proven to be simply myths.

1. Chest Exercises Will Keep Your Breasts From Sagging

Fact: Exercises will help improve your pectoral muscles, which are found beneath the breasts, but they will have no effect on the positioning of your breasts. Breasts tend to sag as a result of various factors such as age, weight fluctuations and heredity. Breasts are made of fatty cells and contain no muscles. Hence, chest exercises may improve the appearance of breasts as a result of exercising the pectoral muscles underneath, but there is no way to prevent sagging save for a surgical procedure.

2. High-Impact Exercises such as Running Will Cause Sagging of Breasts

Fact: There is very little research available on this particular matter; however, there has been no known link between high-impact exercises and sagging breasts. You are advised to wear a sports bra during exercise as this will help prevent a sore chest caused by

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March 25

Breast Augmentation: Which Is The Best Breast Implant?

download (5)Beauty, for the longest time, has been evolving. Its meaning and the way we view it has been changing. We also have new and innovative methods of achieving the kind of physical beauty we desire – something that didn’t exist in the past. One such innovative method is augmentation surgery of the breast.

With new technological processes, many other kinds of surgical procedures are being used and improved every day. For instance, instead of implanting foreign material into your body, you can now move excess body fat from other parts of your body and get it inserted on your breasts or any other body parts.

This article focuses on the use of implants in augmentation of the breast as a surgical procedure aimed at transforming your physical appearance.

Use Of Breast Implants In Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation is a beauty plastic surgery procedure that has become quite popular with women. When one thinks of having a breast enhancement surgery done, one of the most popular options available is having an implant.

When you decide to have augmentation surgery, you might not be sure which type of implant to

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March 15

Why You May Not Be Suitable For a Breast Lift Even If You Want It

download (4)As much as you may want a breast lift surgery, your surgeon’s expert opinion would always give the ultimate guide on whether you should go ahead with the procedure or not.

There are quite a number of aspects, including physiological and anatomical factors, that are considered before deciding whether to go on with the procedure or not. And sometimes, you just might not be a suitable candidate for the procedure. Even then, it may still be possible to change certain aspects to make you fit for the operation.

1. Do You Have Unrealistic Expectations?

If you have such unrealistic expectations like getting the look of a famous celebrity, breast uplift surgery may not be the best solution for you. It really isn’t possible to get someone else’s look, especially since we each have very unique physical features.

Even if it were possible to get a certain look for your breasts, it might appear out-of-place when compared with the rest of your body. This is why surgeons always spend sufficient time consulting with patients beforehand, in order to temper their expectations to more realistic levels. An expert surgeon

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March 5

Top 5 Reasons For Getting A Tummy Tuck Surgery After Pregnancy

download (3)We all know (especially women) that having a baby changes a lot of things in our lives. A woman who becomes mother would hardly get a straight hour sleep, she would have to stop partying for some time and of course her flat stomach and perky breasts will not be there anymore.

However, there’s no need to get disappointed when it comes to your physique because with the help of various cosmetic surgery procedures, you can easily get your toned body back. One of these highly beneficial cosmetic surgeries is a tummy tuck, which gives your pre-baby body back.

  • What a Tummy Tuck Surgery Can Do

A tummy tuck (medically known as abdominoplasty), can easily make your stomach flat, tight and toned once again. It’s quite common and normal for women to end up getting a stomach pooch after having a baby, even in women who had flat tummies before becoming pregnant. Considering your specific needs and concerns, a tummy tuck surgery can help to remove extra fat from the abdomen area, tighten skin or muscle, and to conceal various types of scars, like c-section scars.


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February 26

A Guide on Recovery and Cost for Labiaplasty Surgery

download (2)A Labiaplasty surgery is one that is carried out on the female genital region. The most common surgeries consist of a Labia minora reduction and a Labia majora reduction. It is very easy to comprehend just by looking at the names of these procedures, the surgery mostly involves the reduction of the amount of tissue in either the minor labia or the major labia. The major is the pair of outer lips while the minor is for the inner ones.

Reason for a Labia surgery

The most common reasons that women give for availing this surgery is that they are unhappy with their vulva appearance. This procedure is for cosmetic reasons commonly. Women who have an elongated or an enlarged labia may sometimes feel very conscious when they are wearing tight clothing and certain types of swimwear. This is because the outline of the labia is visible very easily. This can also cause many women to feel extremely self- conscious during an intimate amount contact.

Discomfort of Labia surgery

After the surgery more often than not, women experience discomfort during various activities. These activities include walking, cycling,

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February 22

Tips to Recover From a Labiaplasty Surgery

download (1)Many women in recent times are giving in to the Labiaplasty surgery. More often than not it is for cosmetic reasons. They are basically unhappy with the appearance of their vulva and they want to change it completely. Any women with an elongated or an enlarged labia will obviously feel conscious about it. Hence are now giving you a few important tips that can help you to recover from this surgery.

1. Ask for help

This is an outpatient surgery which means that you need someone to drive you around. There must always be someone with you, preferably a family member who must do all the work for you at least for a day or two. Do not smoke, drink or take any vitamins during this period.

2. Start activities

You need to start physical activities as soon as possible. This can help in reduction of swelling and also lowers the chance of a few blood clots. However, avoid driving and sex for at least 6 weeks as there is always a risk of some complications.

3. Care of incision

You need to avoid any type of infection. Thus

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February 12

What Treatment Options Exist For Correcting A Capsular Contracture After Breast Augmentation?

images (1)What is a Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a rare, but concerning complication of breast augmentation. While breast augmentation continues to be one of the most common aesthetic procedures undertaken in the USA, capsular contractors can and do occur. Capsular contracture refers to a process where your body forms an abnormally hard shell around your implant, causing pain, discomfort, and loss of the breast shape. While this complication is obviously concerning, we routinely treat this unfortunate complication at our facility for all types of patients. As with all types of plastic surgery, treatment of this problem begins with defining the problem and how it specifically effects you.

4 Stages of Capsular Contracture

Grade I Capsular Contracture

To begin, all breast implants cause creation of a capsule. The magnificent machine that is the human body recognizes the presence of a foreign body internally. It then creates a soft capsule around the breast implant that is completely organic and physiologic. This capsule is actually quite helpful for both patient and plastic surgeon, as it creates a permanent “home” for the breast implant. This type of capsule is considered a

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February 6

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

downloadThe key aspect of determining the cost of rhinoplasty is the surgeon’s professional fee. But figuring out how to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon who could deliver the desired outcome and compensate every cent paid for this surgery is usually the hard part.

When you are trying to find a rhinoplasty surgeon, much care should be considered before finally selecting your doctor. You should be in a position to list and know their qualification as a surgeon to determine if they are capable of performing rhinoplasty surgery.

Education and Training – This is the most critical qualification of a rhinoplasty surgeon. His education and learning ought to be extensive from a trustworthy institution and should finish them with flying colors. Their ability and expertise should be perfected from practical experience with their residency in outstanding facilities under the wing of reputable doctors.

Accreditations – Training ought not to stop after finishing of medical school as well as never even after acquiring a medical board accreditation. A medical expert who professes to be skilled in his domain needs to have accreditations, which confirms his taking part in extensive training

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