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. […]
4 Things to Consider Before Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction for breast cancer has a variety of pros and cons which is why our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Behzad Parva, encourages patients to educate themselves to make an informed decision about their health. In an effort to help patients understand what to expect from their breast reconstruction journey, Dr. Parva is sharing key aspects of the process that should be considered: You should find a board-certified plastic surgeon with whom you feel comfortable. Breast reconstruction is a significant […]
The Importance of Wearing a Proper-Fitting Bra
Proper-fitting bras can help women feel more confident, reduce premature breast sagging, reduce the deep creases and bulges around the chest, and prevent issues in the future. Research has shown that the majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size, which can lead to a variety of problems. Since bras do not have standardized sizing, the same size in one brand can be different in another, making it difficult to find a consistent size that provides optimal support. Our […]
Dermal Fillers vs. BOTOX® Injections
Cosmetic injectables are a highly popular and effective way to restore a more youthful facial appearance. While both dermal fillers and BOTOX Cosmetic can create smoother, younger-looking results, each type of injectable has a different purpose. Depending on the specific concerns presented by a patient, one of the injectables may be more appropriate than the other. Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® are typically used to rejuvenate a patient’s appearance by enhancing their facial contours, such as the cheeks or lips. This […]