What if I Get a Cold Before My Plastic Surgery Procedure?
Many people opt to undergo plastic surgery during the winter and spring months, since this typically offers enough time to recover before the busy summer months arrive. Unfortunately, this is also the end of the cold and flu season, which can make patients nervous when they have surgery scheduled. The decision of whether or not your cosmetic surgery will need to be postponed due to sickness will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In general, if you have mild cold […]
Are Uneven Breasts Normal?
Having breasts with slight discrepancies is perfectly normal. In fact, most women experience some degree of size or shape difference between their breasts, but it is often small enough to not be noticeable. Additionally, chest wall asymmetries can also impact breast shape and appearance. While some women may be born with uneven breasts, others can develop the cosmetic concern over time due to the natural aging process, pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as weight changes. When breast asymmetry is significant, […]
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 […]
Can I Receive a Breast Lift Without Implants?
The straightforward answer to this question is “yes” – you can certainly receive a breast lift without implants. Also known as mastopexy, breast lift surgery is a popular procedure designed to elevate the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. During the operation, breast tissues (along with the nipple position) are lifted and reshaped to achieve a more balanced, “perky” appearance. However, it’s important to understand that although mastopexy can lift and recontour the breasts for a […]
Is Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
A question I hear frequently from women seeking to improve the appearance of drooping and/or sagging breasts is whether a breast lift or breast augmentation with implants would be more appropriate for their needs and desires. Though the answer to this question will ultimately depend on the patient’s specific breast anatomy and cosmetic goals, a few general principles can often be applied to the majority of individuals. Breast lift surgery – also referred to as mastopexy – is designed to […]