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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Breast

Breast Augmentation: Questions to Ask During your Consultation

If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to discuss your options with a plastic surgeon. You will want to make sure your plastic surgeon is knowledgeable, certified, experienced, and to ensure all of the above it is important to ask your surgeon questions upon consultation. Additionally, a consultation will go over your desired results, medical history, etc. During this time, breast implant options will be discussed, as well as technique. Based off your desires, health and body frame one implant type may be better than another, as well as one technique may be more appropriate then another. What… Read More

Balancing Breasts – Breast Augmentation

I think there are a lot of subtleties about breast augmentation that the public is not aware of.  Breasts by their very nature are never exactly the same before or after plastic surgery.  It is common for patients to have asymmetric breast volume and shape.  It is common to have different degrees of droop.  Many women have one breast that is slightly higher on the chest wall than its counterpart.  In these patients, the fold of the breast and the nipple are slightly higher.  Often the underlying muscles are very different as well; the dominant hand pectoral muscle is often… Read More

The “Bigger” Disease – Preventing prior to Breast Enhancement Surgery

The Bigger disease is highly contagious and usually sets in about six months after breast augmentation surgery. When breast implants are first put in all patients look too big tight and high before the skin and muscles relax. I prepare my patients extensively for this so they don’t panic. Next comes what I call the honeymoon period. As about 3 weeks rolls around the implants start to settle but still have that push up bra look without the push up bra. While these breasts don’t yet look natural patients get used to the dramatic fullness so when the implants fall… Read More

So what exactly is a mommy makeover?

The term “mommy makeover” gets used a lot on web sites and in marketing. In my own practice I call it post partum restoration which I think sounds more professional. Weather its makeover or restoration the goal is the same. It’s about making women who have had children feel normal again and it is one of the most rewarding parts of my practice. There are usually two components to this kind of restoration: breast enhancement and rejuvenation of the abdomen. Breast enhancement: In a rather cruel way the breasts enlarge with childbearing but they often deflate after weaning leaving even… Read More

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