It has been widely believed by both plastic surgeons and the non-medical community that breastfeeding is the main cause of later breast sagging, a condition known as breast ptosis. A recent study, which appeared in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (published by the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) , showed results that surprisingly challenged this long-standing belief. The study evaluated 93 women who came to plastic surgeons requesting the procedure of Breast Lift to correct breast sagging (breast ptosis). The results showed...Read More
Dr. Fata's Plastic Surgery Blog
Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana
As you probably already know, the FDA approved the return of silicone gel implants for general use for cosmetic breast augmentation this past November. Initially there was some reluctance on the part of our patients to consider this option over saline implants, but over the past few months the number of women choosing silicone has steadily increased. It would therefore seem a good time to pause and share my general impressions regarding the differences between silicone and saline.
My overall impression is that silicone implants are a lot nicer than I expected. They are definitely...Read More
Most of the news and excitement about breast surgery was, as expected, the availability of silicone breast implants. As you probably know, the FDA approved the newly designed silicone breast implants for general use for cosmetic breast augmentation last November. The general consensus was that after a short period of hesitation on the part of the patients, more and more women are requesting silicone implants despite the increase in cost when considering breast augmentation.
Many plastic surgeons were also a little hesitant...Read More
Breast reduction is a procedure that, as its' name implies, reduces the size of breasts that are too large and too heavy. It is performed to relieve the severe back, neck and shoulder pain associated with large, heavy breasts. Ideally a woman will have this surgery before the weight of her breasts cause secondary changes in her spine, such as herniated discs, which cannot be reversed.
Breast reduction is seldom cosmetic because the goal is to relieve pain and it has a very high success rate, a position supported by extensive research and...Read More