Can I Get a Tummy Tuck During My C-Section?
Pregnant mothers who are scheduled to deliver their baby via cesarean section may have concerns about how their abdomen will look after surgery. Since a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is intended to address changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth, it would seem that a c-section and tummy tuck could be performed during the same procedure. Sometimes referred to as a “C-tuck,” this combination may sound ideal, only requiring one operation instead of two, but our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Behzad Parva, […]
What Causes Large Breasts?
Excessively large breasts can create both physical discomfort and emotional turmoil. Women who suffer from breasts that are too large and out of proportion with their bodies can experience pain from the condition and self-consciousness in social situations. Men may also feel a severe lack of self-confidence or even depression due to an enlarged breast appearance. The development of overly large breasts may be caused by a number of factors, including: Heredity Genetics can play a large part in breast […]
How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Get Plastic Surgery?
Most women recognize that pregnancy can have lasting effects on their body, but the extent of these changes is often not fully understood until entering the postpartum period. Pregnancy affects everyone differently based on factors like their overall health, their age, degree of weight fluctuation, and how many past pregnancies they have had. Despite knowing it may take time to recover from their pregnancy, new mothers can often feel discouraged if they struggle to restore their pre-baby figure. While having […]
What Causes Breasts to Sag?
Every woman will experience some degree of breast sagging (ptosis) in her lifetime. This is a normal part of the aging process that can be influenced by genetics and general lifestyle habits. Over time, the skin and connective tissue in the breasts—known as Cooper’s ligaments—gradually stretch and lose their elasticity, which leads to unwanted drooping. While this naturally occurs with age, certain factors cause this to occur at an accelerated rate. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy Lack of proper bra support, […]
Can I Get Breast Reconstruction Before Radiation?
Breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy for breast cancer can be performed using an immediate, delayed, or delayed-immediate approach. Immediate reconstruction is performed simultaneously with the cancer surgery, while delayed reconstruction is completed in a separate surgery in the future. Delayed-immediate reconstruction is employed about 2 weeks after a lumpectomy has been performed and negative surgical margins have been confirmed. Radiation has a negative effect on tissues by causing fibrotic changes in the tissues and thus impacting the outcome. […]