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July 3, 2013

How Does a Breast Reduction Work?

A mammaplasty or breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure which removes the excess fat, skin and tissue from the breasts. A breast reduction is in order when a woman has unusually large breasts which cause her pain or discomfort. For those who are considering a breast reduction, it is important to speak to a plastic surgeon. Most of the time plastic surgeons in Short Hills will provide a free consultation to determine if the woman is indeed a good candidate for a breast reduction. The cosmetic surgeon can describe the procedure and its benefits along with the risks and possible complications that could occur. They can also help an individual set some realistic expectations concerning the procedure and its outcomes. Why Have a Breast Reduction? A breast reduction will change the size, firmness, shape and weight of the breasts. There can be several reasons why this type of surgery is pursued. When a woman has large breasts, they can be very heavy and cause chronic neck and back pain, posture problems and skin irritation. Over sized breasts can cause a constant pulling on the straps of the bra which leaves indentations across the shoulders. In most of the cases, a breast reduction surgery can alleviate these problems. Women who have larger breasts can have a difficult time participating in many sports or activities. The larger sized breasts can make the activity painful in many cases, and at best it can be very awkward for the woman; breast reduction solves these problems. Another reason to consider this type of cosmetic surgery is because of the desired changes in the appearance. It can be very embarrassing to have breasts which are large and out of proportion to the body’s height and weight. Younger women and teenage girls are particularly self conscious when […]
June 30, 2013

What are Breast Implants?

There can be any number of reasons why someone chooses to have a breast implant. They are basically designed to improve the size and shape of the breasts in the long term. Over the last decade, the most common reason for women to consider plastic surgery is to have a breast augmentation performed. For women who are aged 18 and above breast implants is a very popular type of cosmetic enhancement. Basics of Breast Implants New Jersey plastic surgeons have been performing breast augmentations and implants for many years. The first silicone filled envelope was developed in the 60s and were used for cosmetic enhancement as well as breast construction. Because of some of the adverse side effects they were taken off the market but by the 90s the safety concerns had been properly dealt with and the FDA approved both silicone gel and saline for the filler used in the implants. Either filler is placed into an elastomer shell. Saline fillers remain in liquid form while silicone has several different viscosities. Silicone fillers can be thinner liquids all the way to thickened gels. Because of its aesthetic qualities, silicone is the more popular choice.
June 13, 2013

What is Flap Reconstruction?

  Flap reconstruction is typically a way to rebuild a breast into a desired shape using muscle, skin and fat from another section of the body. Many times it is done as part of a breast reconstruction which must be performed after a mastectomy. But it can also be done for those women who have had problems with normal breast development. Another term for tissue flap surgery is “autologous” which simply means that the tissue used in the reconstructive surgery comes from the person’s body and not another source.  In most cases, breast reconstruction surgery will require more than a single operation. The first part of the surgery can be done at the same time a mastectomy is performed, but it can also be done as a separate procedure. The areola and nipple are usually created later on.
June 8, 2013

What is a Breast Lift?

A woman’s breasts can begin to sag for any number of reasons; age is the most common as gravity does its job. Gaining or losing weight, changes in the skin or a pregnancy can all cause the once perky breasts to need a little lift. A breast lift is also called a mastoplexy and it is the only type of plastic surgery which repositions the breast back in the proper place. The ultimate goal of a breast lift surgery is to make sure that the breasts are restored to their higher and more youthful position. Since most of the time, sagging occurs because of overstretched skin; a breast lift will remove the extra skin and tighten up the underlying tissues so that the breasts can be supported at a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position.