Mammography Guidelines for Women with Breast Implants

Women with breast implants should follow the same American Cancer Society (ACS) program of recommended mammograms as women without breast implants. However, due to the implant, several special mammography views must be taken to allow visualization of both the breast tissue and the implant. For this reason, diagnostic mammography is usually performed on patients with […]

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4 breast deformities seen in the massive weight loss patient.

The breast tissue of patients who have lost significant amounts of weight appears and  behaves differently than the breast tissue of non-bariatric patients. Here are the 4 reasons why: 1) The breast often has significant and sometimes asymmetric breast volume loss, with a flat & deflated appearance. 2) The breast tissue suffers from a dramatic […]

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How do I know which breast operation (breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift) is right for me? Learn about the 4 main categories…

When it comes to breast surgery, many women are confused about which operation is right for them. Although every individual’s breasts are different, here is a useful algorithm that will help to serve as a general guideline: 1) Breast volume and fullness are adequate when you wear your bra, but your breasts sag significantly when […]

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What is Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement)?

In my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, I see many patients with gynecomastia which is a condition that results in generalized male breast enlargement. It is the most common benign breast condition in males. Gynecomastia results from an imbalance in the ratio of circulating hormones (estrogen and progesterone). Most commonly, the exact cause is unknown […]

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What is a Mastopexy?

Mastopexy is an operation designed to lift a sagging breast to a more youthful, perkier position. Some women experience extensive breast enlargement during pregnancy, which subsequently subsides following delivery (post-partum breast involution). In addition to the postpartum loss of fat tissue, swelling can cause the skin to stretch and sag, resulting in ptosis of the […]

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