Breast Surgery

Questions and Answers About Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

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Editor’s Note: this post has been updated with new information regarding the Allergan recall of BioCell textured breast implants and tissue expanders. Since 2016, there has been more progress made regarding a rare type of cancer that researchers found to have a possible association with certain kinds of breast implants. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a cancer of the immune system. Over the years since the condition was first reported, there have... Continue Reading

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Many women who are considering breast augmentation also plan to someday have children (or have more children, if they’re already mothers). Naturally, they might be concerned about how this procedure will affect their ability to breastfeed. Choosing whether to breastfeed, bottle feed, or both is a personal decision that shouldn’t be affected by whether or not a woman has breast implants. And fortunately, implants typically do not diminish a woman’s ability to nurse her children.... Continue Reading

Will Pregnancy Affect My Breast Implants?

The most common age range for getting breast augmentation is also the most common age range for having children (20s and 30s). As a result, it’s normal to wonder if pregnancy will affect the results of the procedure. Dr. Semira Bayati, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, explains that when patients ask, “Will pregnancy affect my breast implants?”, there are actually two things being asked. The first one is whether pregnancy will affect the actual implants.... Continue Reading

Do Breast Implants Interfere With Mammograms?

Enhancing your beauty and confidence shouldn’t have to come at a cost to your health. Breast augmentation with implants is designed to enhance the size, shape, and proportion of the breasts, but many women wonder if implants will interfere with breast cancer screenings. The good news is, mammograms can be performed effectively on women with implants. That said, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Semira Bayati, emphasizes that there are some things you need to know... Continue Reading

What Will My Scars Look Like After Breast Reduction?

While there is no way to predict what your scars will look like after breast reduction surgery with certainty, our board-certified plastic surgeon does utilize some of the latest techniques and technology available to minimize the appearance of scarring. Depending on your unique case, Dr. Semira Bayati can choose an incision placement to hide and conceal any post-operative scarring as much as possible. Short-scar techniques can sometimes be used for patients who are having smaller... Continue Reading

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?

Breast reduction surgery can dramatically change the life of a woman who struggles with overly large breasts. When the breasts naturally develop to an excessive size, women often experience back, neck, and shoulder pain. In addition, physical exercise, wearing bras, and fitting into clothing can become difficult and uncomfortable. Since every breast reduction is custom-tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient, the cost of the surgery can vary. Some factors that go into... Continue Reading

Can Gynecomastia Be Corrected With Chest Exercises?

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Many of our patients who struggle with gynecomastia already maintain a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine. Just as the volume of breast tissue is not reduced when women exercise, men are no different. If gynecomastia conditions involve primarily an excess of fat in the breasts rather than glandular tissue, a good diet and exercise regimen may help to some degree; however, many patients find that it is difficult to achieve their goals with... Continue Reading

How do I Know if I Have Gynecomastia?

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When fat and/or a surplus of breast tissue build up in the male chest, the effects can lead to the appearance of enlarged breasts. This common condition, known as gynecomastia, can be both physically uncomfortable as well as a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Many teenage boys and men with gynecomastia feel uncomfortable wearing form-fitting clothing or removing their shirts during sports games, at the beach, or in other public situations. If you believe your... Continue Reading

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