A breast reduction, also known as “reduction mammoplasty,” is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon aimed at reducing the size of one or both breasts. There are many reasons why a woman might elect to undergo breast reduction surgery. But whether it’s to restore functionality to the breasts, improve their cosmetic appearance, or regain confidence, noticeable scars will result. Post-operative care and scar management is an important step to ensure the best cosmetic outcome after your breast reduction procedure.
A lot of people are aware of breast augmentations, also known as boob jobs, but not many know too much about explant surgery, or breast implant removal. It seems counterintuitive to spend all the money and energy on a breast implant surgery only to have them removed later in life. Despite breast augmentations being a highly successful and satisfying procedure, there are many health-related reasons why a woman may eventually want them removed. As with any surgical procedure, breast explant surgery will leave some scarring. Luckily, effective scar treatment is available through your physician or online.
Cosmetic breast surgery can encompass any number of breast enhancement techniques designed to alter the shape, size, and overall appearance of the breasts. Breast augmentations with implants and breast lifts, for instance, are two of the most common breast procedures that are considered cosmetic in nature. Because of the many changes that a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy, especially with the breasts, it may be best to wait until you have reared your last child before considering cosmetic breast surgery. There may be many reasons why waiting is a good idea, but we will consider the most common reasons in this article.
Breast augmentations and implants are becoming an increasingly popular aspect of self-expression and self-confidence for women around the world. As one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in America, it is no wonder breast implants are a hot topic within the realm of scar therapy and management. Breast augmentations are considered invasive procedures, so scarring is an inevitable result. There are different techniques plastic surgeons use to minimize scarring, but there is no way to eliminate scarring completely. If you are someone who is predisposed to excessive scarring, it’s good to know that you have options to prevent and treat abnormal scar types.
It’s October and that means many of us are dusting off our old fall hoodies, drinking pumpkin-spiced lattes, and preparing for the spooktacular events of Halloween. While fall is a great time to be excited for the many seasonal changes that take place, it’s also a time to reflect on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About one in eight women will develop an invasive form of breast cancer at some point in her life, with more than 260,000 new U.S. cases in 2018 alone. These numbers are even higher if you include non-invasive forms of breast cancer. Although people generally associate awareness with pink ribbons, pink clothes, and pink decorations, men can also develop breast cancer in one percent of cases. While this number is much lower, it still equates to about 2,000 new breast cancer cases in men each year.
A mastectomy is the surgical removal of one or both breasts following the diagnosis of breast cancer. A partial or total mastectomy may be required depending on cancer aggressiveness, breast size, and a number of other factors. Depending on the extent of the procedure, a mastectomy can leave multiple scars of up to 8 inches in length or longer.