It is common for me to see patients who are not sure whether they need a breast lift or a breast implant, or perhaps both. In fact, many do not truly understand the differences between the two.
Do you know which is right for you? Knowing the difference matters, and will play a role in knowing what to expect.
Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, an Ivy League-trained plastic surgeon with offices in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia, is now offering the Natrelle Inspira™ round gel implants. These offer a more dramatic look while providing a natural and soft feel. Dr Tattelbaum says, “my preference for the majority of my breast augmentation patients is smooth round implants. Smooth implants don’t stick inside the pocket where they are placed. By moving within the pocket, they tend to look more natural, in my opinion”. Dr. Tattelbaum offers every type of breast implant available on the market, from silicone to saline, so the choice is personal with… Read More
An Overview of Breast Implant Techniques For this article, I would like to go beyond the basic facts that are posted all over the internet and give a personal opinion based on almost two decades of experience performing thousands of breast implant procedures. This blog covers the most frequently asked breast implant questions: 1) Under or over the muscle: I generally favor implants under the muscle because they tend to look more natural. This is because the muscle gives a gentle slope to the upper breast. When the breast implant lies under the muscle mammograms are easier to interpret. The… Read More
What’s a breast augmentation “refund gap”? In a Q&A chat room, I was asked the question, “How do I avoid a refund gap?” I had never heard this term before so I Googled it. I learned that a refund gap is a situation in which the breast implants have migrated so far apart that there is a large gap between the implants – so the patients request a refund. After 18 years in practice, I thought I should post a blog and tell you how I avoid this. The Best Breast Implant Placement As you may know, I prefer breast… Read More
When I plan my mommy makeovers I like my patients to bring in their favorite underwear or even bathing suit with them. No string bikinis please, no lacy panties and no granny panties. Something about an inch or two wide around the hips for a tummy tuck or similar width for a bra under the arms, something not too valuable, in case I get some marker on it. I draw the outline of your garment on your body before plastic surgery and I use the outline as a target in which to hide scars. My incisions are individualized. For example, for… Read More
Congenital inverted nipples are more common than people realize. However, this problem can easily be corrected.
As the proud father of two beautiful children and a plastic surgeon, I have had the ﬁrst hand opportunity to see how such a magnificent miracle can dramatically alter the female body. Hereditary, unpredictable, and often unfair, pregnancy is a body-altering experience. The body is incredibly intelligent and throughout pregnancy has the ability to change dramatically in response to the hormones associated with it. The breast become fuller, skin stretches and abdominal wall and pelvic muscles loosen, among other things. Unfortunately, the body does not always do as good of a job restoring itself. Following child-birth skin loses elasticity and… Read More
Weight loss is not easy as most of us know. If done through diet and exercise healthy weight loss can take months to years. Because of improved techniques for gastric bypass and the lap band procedure, we are seeing more and more patients after dramatic weight loss hoping to look normal again. Tightening all the areas of concern in the weight loss patient covers almost every aspect of cosmetic plastic surgery. Rather than going over every option, I hope to give some guiding principles. It is best to consider cosmetic surgery for weight loss when you achieve your goal weight… Read More
On January 26, 2011, the FDA released an advisory notice regarding the association of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants. While ALCL is technically a type of lymphoma, it appears to have a very benign course, and the condition has been completely resolved by simply removing the breast implant and capsule. It is not breast cancer. In the past 25 years, only 34 cases have been reported worldwide among an estimated 10 million+ implanted devices. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is working with the FDA to follow… Read More
The “bigger disease” usually sets in about anywhere within the first six months after breast surgery. Here’s how to prevent it.