A woman's breasts play a large role in her feeling of femininity. Women that are unhappy with the shape or size of their breasts can become self-conscious about their appearance. Dr. Tahernia offers a variety of breast enhancement surgeries in Beverly Hills to fit the goals of all women. He also offers male breast reduction to aid men that have female like breasts and are looking to get a more masculine appearing chest.
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Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Women of different age groups choose breast augmentation in order to fulfill their desire of aesthetically fuller breasts that may have lost their volume as a consequence of multiple pregnancies or after substantial weight loss. Aging is also believed to be another factor that leads to sagging and drooping breasts which can be enhanced by implants of appropriate sizes.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
Candidates perceiving the following conditions are said to be fit for undergoing the procedure of breast augmentation:
Breast augmentation surgery proves to be a cutting-edge surgery by boosting the volume and projection of the breasts to complement the overall figure. The procedure helps in augmenting small and sagging breasts by placing suitable breast implants of desired size to regain the pre-pregnancy figure or to get the bust line that you have always desired. Breast implants are also an aid for reconstructing breasts after experiencing a mastectomy or traumatic injury.
BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE
Breast augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are to be incorporated subtly to ensure minimally visible scarring. The positioning of the incision option is discussed with the surgeon to ascertain desired outcomes as expected by prospective candidates. Incisions to be placed vary depending upon the type of breast implant, the anatomy of breasts, degree of projection and mainly by candidate-surgeon preference.
Breast Implant Choices
The most important step of all is to make implant choice. The final say regarding the implant size is made by the surgeon considering the patients expectations, degree of enlargement, breast anatomy, elasticity and body type. Patients can select between different options for breast implant that differ in the type of fill material. Saline and silicone gel breast implants are the most popular types of implants that are usually preferred by the surgeons and the patients.
SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS
Saline implants comprise of sterile salt water solution and the varying amount of solution defines the shape, texture and feel of the implant.
SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS
Silicone gel implants contain elastic gel and imitates real breasts. The texture and feel of silicone gel implants is similar to that of real breast which is why they are preferred over saline gel implants.
After placing the incisions, the breast implants are inserted into the pockets that are made either just below the breast skin or underneath the breast muscle depending upon the patient’s body type and the recommendation of the surgeon. Finally after insertion of breast implants, the incisions are closed by placing sutures layer by layer followed by which medical adhesive or compression garments are worn in order to extend support to the treated area.
BREAST AUGMENTATION RECOVERY TIME
The post operative recovery period lasts for 24-48 hours. However, patients are advised to refrain from normal routine activity for a period of few days after which they can gradually indulge in their daily tasks. Breast augmentation results can be seen immediately after surgery however with time swelling subsides and it may take up to 12 weeks before the final result can be appreciated. The new projected image of yourself with passing time makes you feel more satisfied and content about your fuller and youthful curves.
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Motherhood, breast feeding and the force of gravity are some of the main reasons that lead to the sagging and drooping of breast tissues. The fibrous bands that extend support to the breasts giving it a youthful and attractive look attenuate as the effects of pregnancy and the expansion of the breasts stretches the breast skin. Following the contraction of unsupported breasts, gravity exerts its force to pull them down and also causes the breast to droop. Apart from the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding, a significant reduction of weight and aging tends to have the same effect.
The best procedure that helps to turn droopy breasts into youthful and attractive ones is a Mastopexy, also known as breast lift surgery. This procedure can give women perkier and firmer breasts. A breast lift very efficiently tightens and repositions the surrounding skin after removing excess fat from the breasts in order to provide pleasing contours to the breast. The Mastopexy procedure can also reduce the size of the areola that has broadened with time and reposition the nipples to give a more youthful-looking bust line. Hence, a breast lift can revitalize a woman’s figure with uplifted and beautifully projected breasts.
However, the surgery is not an option for patients seeking to improve the size of their breasts and for which breast lift combined with breast augmentation surgery is required to be adopted. Breast lift surgery in Beverly Hills is a highly individualized surgery. Candidates who are bothered by drooping and pendulous breasts that have lost their shape and volume are considered fit for undergoing the surgery only if they possess stable physical health and are realistic about the post surgery outcomes. Mastopexy is mainly performed on women whose breasts are completely developed and are not planning to conceive any more children.
BREAST LIFT SURGERY PREPARATION
Being prepared well before the surgery helps to achieve optimum results and reduces the chances of potential risks involved in the surgery. Pre-operative guidelines are provided by the surgeon and will include specific do’s and don’ts like medications to be taken, refraining from anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements etc. Some pointers to remember before a breast lift surgery:
BREAST LIFT PROCEDURE
Mastopexy procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia. There are a variety of incision patterns and techniques that are practiced to achieve desired results which are determined considering factors such as skin elasticity and texture, degree of breast drooping, excess amount of skin and flab, position of areola etc. Final incisions are placed after deeming all the factors as well as heading to surgeons and patients preferences. Excessive breast tissue and skin is surgically removed following which the nipples and areola are repositioned for complementing the newly projected breasts. However, the nipples and areola remain intact to the underlying mound of tissues for preserving sensitivity and capability of breast feeding. Once, the breasts have been completely reshaped and enhanced to give pleasing contours, incisions are closed by placing sutures underneath the tissues for supporting the newly evolved shape.
Breast Lift Recovery Time
After surgery, patients are observed by the surgical staff and the breasts are covered with supporting bandages or a surgical bra for extending support to the operated area. The patients are advised to refrain from strenuous activities for the first six weeks post surgery. Post – operative guidelines given by the surgeon are expected to be followed strictly by patients in order to stay away from the side-effects of the surgery.
Side-effects like soreness, swelling, or bruising may long up to a month and eventually diminish. The final shape of the breasts continues to get refined for 1 to 3 months post surgery. The pleasing contours and a projected bust line are the long lasting results ensured by breast lift surgery.
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Being diagnosed with breast cancer is hard for patients as it is. However, it is important that they are informed when making decisions regarding their treatment plan. Many women will choose to have a mastectomy with no hesitation, while others may be skeptical of losing a breast. Being well informed about breast reconstruction options is a very important part in choosing a treatment plan that is right for you. Breast reconstruction options are becoming better than ever and Dr. Tahernia would be pleased to discuss those options specific to your needs. You can take the next step by calling Dr. Tahernia’s office at 310-614-9701, or request your consultation online.
What Decisions Do I Need To Make Regarding Breast Reconstruction?
The best way to make an informed decision is to understand the outcome, process and rationale behind the decision. When it comes to breast reconstruction, women must think about the following things:
Dr. Tahernia and his staff will be able to answer any questions that you have about each decision you need to make and guide you down a path that will make your decision process well informed.
Immediate Breast Reconstruction Or Delayed Breast Reconstruction?
Each option has its advantages and disadvantages dependant on the goals of the patient seeking reconstruction. Many women opt to have an immediate reconstruction for the reason that there is only a need for one surgery instead of two. This also allows for the reconstructive surgeon and oncologic surgeon to work together to produce the most optimal results. Women also prefer to have immediate reconstruction performed so that there is a minimal sense of loss after having the breast or breasts removed.
In other cases, patients may choose to go with a delayed reconstruction where they wait to heal from the mastectomy before seeking reconstruction. This also leads to a more simplified recovery after the mastectomy during the difficult time. Both options are reasonable and should be discussed with Dr. Tahernia.
Implant Vs. Autologous Flap Reconstruction:
If a patient chooses to have implants used for their reconstruction process, an implant similar to what is used for cosmetic breast augmentation is used. This option allows for women to have fewer serious complications associated with their surgery as well as often times be more affordable than the autologous flap reconstruction. With the use of implant to increase volume, there is also no need to sacrifice a donor site on the body.
On the other hand, women also choose to go with autologous flap reconstruction for the purpose that the breast will have a more natural feeling as the patients on fat is used to increase breast volume. Also, because this technique uses natural fat, there is less likelihood of future operations involving breast implant complications such as capsular contracture.
If I Choose Implants For Breast Reconstruction, Which Implant Should I Use?
There are many implant options available to breast reconstruction patients. If the patient is looking for a more natural feeling breast, then they can go with Silicone gel implants over a saline implant. This is especially important to breast reconstruction patients as only a thin layer of tissue overlays the implant. Silicone gel implants have even been FDA-approved making them a great option for patients.
Many women are troubled because of disproportionally large and heavy breasts that often lead to chronic pain and discomfort like neck pain, back pain or other physical discomfort. Overly large breasts affect women physically as well as psychologically by obstructing a woman’s ability to lead life actively and they develop a sense of self-consciousness regarding breasts. Breast reduction surgery is an opportunity for women to help themselves regain their sense of femininity by achieving a breast size that is in proportion with the rest of the body and to relieve the discomfort associated with excessively heavy breasts. There are many factors that can be credited for a number of changes that a woman’s breast undergoes. Right from the onset of puberty, variations in the size of the breasts are caused by genetics, pregnancy, and aging or lifestyle changes. Breast reduction surgery aims to correct overly large and pendulous breasts by removing excess fatty tissues and glandular tissues to achieve attractive breast shape that complement with the rest of the body while also assuaging the distress and discomfort associated with large breasts. Dr. Tahernia is able to give his Beverly Hills patients relief from the pain and discomfort associated with large breasts.
Like any other elective surgery, breast reduction is a highly personalized procedure. The surgery is a good option for women, who are:
An individual’s candidness during consultation is a major factor that helps to maximize the chances of success and safety of breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery like any other surgical procedure carries with it a set of risks and potential complications that must be understood before undergoing the surgery. Some of the potential risks and complications include but are not limited to:
The surgery of breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are designed pre-operatively for surgical removal of glandular and fatty tissues for reshaping the breasts as desired by the candidates. The technique to reduce the breast size is determined after considering various factors such as breast composition, amount of removal expected, personal condition and individual’ preference combined with surgeon’s suggestions. After removing the required amount of fat and glandular tissues, the nipples are repositioned in order to complement the enhanced shape. The incisions are finally closed by placing sutures deep within the breast tissues in order to extend support to the newly carved breasts. Supportive garments and surgical tapes are advised to be worn for minimizing swelling and for a faster recovery. In order to flush out excessive fluid or blood that gets collected out of the body, a small drain is placed under the skin. This is typically removed at the first post-operative visit. Patients are given specific instructions by the surgeons as a part of post-surgery recovery period that includes how to take care of breasts post surgery, medications to be used for faster recovery and how to minimize risks, detailed concerns of what to watch for at the operated area , and when to visit your plastic surgeon for checkup.
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Having feminine like breasts as a man can be very embarrassing, but is also an extremely common condition. Constantly living with confidence issues because of the extra breast tissue can have a negative impact on a person’s overall quality of life. Men will even avoid completely enjoying themselves at the beach by leaving their shirts on, or cover their bodies with layers of clothes to hide what is underneath. Fortunately, Dr. Tahernia is a skilled surgeon for male breast reductions in Beverly Hills and can effectively sculpt a more masculine chest for you.
Dr. Tahernia would be pleased to meet with you personally to discuss your male breast reduction options during a consultation. You can take the next step by calling out office at 310-614-9701, or request a consultation online.
What Causes Enlarged Breasts In Men?
Men that suffer from larger breasts have a condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia leads to men having an excess of fat in the breasts making them appear larger. Some common causes can include:
Although the exact cause of having this excess breast tissue is unknown, it affects several men and has been linked with hormonal imbalances and excess weight. Even after rigorous diet and exercise, some men are simply unable to get the flat, smooth chest that they desire. Getting to the root of what is causing the enlarged breasts is extremely important to identify what needs to be removed to achieve a more sculpted and masculine chest. Dr. Tahernia is a board-certified surgeon that will analyze the anatomy or your breast to find a treatment that is right for your goals and body.
Gynecomastia Treatment Techniques
For patients seeking male breast reduction, it is important that you fully understand the different techniques used to get the handsome chest you are working for. Often times, for patients that have good elasticity of the skin, liposuction can be used to get optimal results. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the lower crease of the breast. Then, a small tube known as a cannula is inserted into the incision to loosen up and remove fat.
In some cases, liposuction alone may not be enough to get the complete results. For more severe cases of gynecomastia, Dr. Tahernia will perform breast tissue removal either alone, or in conjunction with the liposuction procedure. If there was a large amount of breast tissue removed, it may be necessary to also have skin removal surgery to tighten up the chest for a masculine appearance.
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