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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

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Can Breast Tissue Grow Back after Breast Reduction Surgery?

can breast tissue grow back after reduction

Undergoing any type of breast enhancement surgery is a big decision.  My patients, understandably, often have several questions when they come in for a consultation, which is excellent. You need to know what your surgery entails. One of the most common questions I get from women who want to get breast reduction surgery – also known as reduction mammoplasty – is, “Can my breasts grow back after a reduction?”  The answer is yes, under certain circumstances, though it’s not very common. Will I Need a Second Breast Reduction Surgery? Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess fat, tissue, and skin from… Read More

Mommy Makeover Recovery: The Do’s and Don’ts

mommy makeover recovery tips

Postpartum restoration, also known as a Mommy Makeover is a popular cosmetic surgery to help moms to get their pre-baby bodies back. This procedure, combined with a proper diet and regular exercise, can improve the appearance of your abs and breasts. I’m a board-certified plastic surgeon and performing a Mommy Makeover is one of my specialties. During your consultation, we can decide which procedures best suit your needs. Not all women need to have all of the procedures. I’m often asked about the recovery from these procedures. The answer is recovery is not quick or simple. It takes weeks to… Read More

Three Signs You May Need a Breast Lift

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If you like your figure in a bra, but when the bra comes off your breasts go south, you may want to consider breast lift surgery. Time, gravity, childbearing and weight loss can all contribute to loosening of the breast skin and in some cases the loss of breast volume.   What Happens During a Breast Lift? Breast lift, also known as mastopexy simply removes the extra loose skin of the breast. Imagine if you will, taking fabric out of a bra that is too loose. There is almost no change in the size of the breast with a breast… Read More

How to Minimize Scars after Breast Reduction Surgery

how to minimize scarring after breast reduction surgery

I get a lot of questions about breast reduction surgery and one question in particular that most women ask about is scarring after surgery. In every surgical procedure, there will be some degree of scarring due to the incision. Many patients worry about how visible the scars will be. Let’s discuss scars and the ways to help minimize scarring after a breast reduction.    The most important thing to keep in mind is you must always make certain you follow all pre- and post-surgical instructions. This way your body will be prepared for proper and speedy healing after breast reduction… Read More

Do Men Get Tummy Tucks?

do men get tummy tucks

Yes, they do. I see it more and more in my practice. But the consideration and selection process is very different from my female patients. In the female patient, pregnancy has caused the abdominal wall to weaken and stretch. When the babies are born and the uterus has returned to its normal size there is a lot of room to take back with a tummy tuck (tightening the abdominal wall and removing excess skin). We have room to help flatten the abdominal wall. Men only accomplish this if they have lost a lot of weight. In weight loss, the fat… Read More

When Is the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover?

time for a mommy makeover

“When is the right time for a Mommy Makeover?” is a question that I get often. And I understand why that’s important to know. Giving birth and becoming a new mother can be exhilarating for sure, but pregnancy can also cause your body to change. Many of my patients are eager to get back to their pre-pregnancy body or to improve their body in general with some enhancements – either surgical or non-surgical. But there’s a time for everything, and the best time for a Mommy Makeover is not right after you’ve given birth. What is a Mommy Makeover?A Mommy… Read More

What Can I Expect After Breast Reduction Surgery?

what to expect after breast reduction surgery

It’s been described as having the weight of the world being lifted – not from the shoulder, but from the chest – both literally and figuratively. I’m talking about reduction mammoplasty, more commonly called breast reduction surgery.Women undergo breast reduction for many reasons – addressing both medical concerns and aesthetics. These may include chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, restricted physical activity, skin irritation, inability to fit into bras and other clothing, and in some cases loss of self-confidence.  No doubt – having breast reduction surgery can be a big decision. But after they’ve had it done and their breasts… Read More

Vibration Liposuction: The Latest Lipo Game Changer

vibration assisted liposuction

Liposuction remains one of the most popular things that I do. Whether as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a mommy makeover or tummy tuck, most patients want as much fat removed as possible. It still requires the right candidate, and I have written about the importance of good skin elasticity before removing fat and paradoxically it is still one of the most imprecise things that I do. Liposuction is without a doubt more of an art than a science.But there is a new game changer in both fat removal and fat replacement — vibration assisted liposuction. We have… Read More

Planning Cosmetic Surgery? Stop Smoking Now

stop smoking before surgery

We already know about the numerous negative effects that smoking can have on our health – cancer, birth defects, stroke, and more. But being a smoker who’s planning to have cosmetic surgery presents a whole new level of risks. And this is why I strongly encourage patients who want to have cosmetic surgery to stop smoking before surgery. In fact, there are some surgeries I will not perform if a patient is smoking. Do whatever you can to stop. Preparing for Surgery No matter what type of surgery you’re planning to have, it involves prep.  Perhaps your doctor told you… Read More

Good Body Fat vs Bad Body Fat: What They Do and How

good body fat vs bad body fat

Contrary to popular belief, all body fat is not bad fat. There is also good fat. And as I tell my patients, it’s important to differentiate between the two, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and get healthier. All fat is not created equal and putting on too much of the wrong type of body fat can lead to some serious health issues.Good Body Fat vs Bad Body FatOur bodies are basically made up of two types of fat: subcutaneous fat – the fat that sits under the skin on our thighs, arms, and buttocks – and visceral fat,… Read More

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