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When Should I Consider Male Breast Reduction?

Male With Gynecomastia Holding ChestMale breasts — a condition known as gynecomastia — are embarrassing and emasculating, and they’re not something you should have to live with long term. Male breast reduction surgery may be what you need to restore your confidence and stop you from hiding your condition under excess weight or baggy clothes. You may be a candidate for male breast reduction surgery at Will Surgical Arts if you have persistent, painful male breasts that affect your daily life.

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Enhance Your Figure with Breast Augmentation Surgery

Enhance Your Figure with Breast Augmentation Surgery
Women often express some level of unhappiness when it comes to their breasts—whether they are naturally smaller or have undergone changes due to pregnancy or age. For these reasons and many others, breast augmentation has become the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the country. Dr. Will can help you choose the right size and type of implants to help you achieve your desired results.
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Enhance Your Appearance with Breast Surgery

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Is it time for a mini-makeover? If you want to restore your youthful look and enhance your silhouette, talk to Dr. Will about breast surgery options. Breast implants are still one of the most sought-after procedures among women and can enhance your appearance by adding more curves to your frame. Whether you want to go up half a cup size or two cup sizes, Dr. Will can discuss different options to help you achieve a more feminine figure.

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Is it safe to combine breast lift and breast augmentation?

According to new research published in the latest issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, breast lift and breast augmentation are safe to combine into a single surgery.

Researchers reviewed 430 breast lift surgeries performed between 2005 and 2009, and of those 430 breast lifts, 332 of them combined breast augmentation (breast implant surgery).

The average patient was 47 years old, and approximately one-third of patients were undergoing a repeat operation after previous cosmetic breast surgery.

To determine the safety of these two procedures, researchers assessed rates of complication and the need for additional surgery (reoperation).

Complications and Reoperations

Of the 430 surgeries performed, 23 percent of patients experienced complications. The most common complications were:

  • Capsular contracture (hardening around the implants)
  • Scarring
  • Recurrent (drooping) ptosis of the breasts

The complications above were the main reasons listed for reoperations following a breast lift/breast augmentation combo. It’s also important to note that complications and the need for reoperation were both more common in women who were undergoing a secondary breast surgery.

Risks Are ‘No More than Additive’

Compared to women undergoing breast lift surgery alone, the reoperation rate was about 10 percent (compared to 13 percent of combined surgery patients seeking reoperation for tissue-related problems).

The remaining reoperations in women who underwent combination breast surgery were related to issues with their implants, which led study researchers to believe that “the revision rate of combining the procedures is not more than additive in this study.”

Advantages of Combining Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation

Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation are two of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and there are several key advantages to combining the two into a single surgery:

  • Lower overall surgical costs
  • Eliminates risks of two surgeries
  • Avoids living with disappointing results between surgeries

According to lead researcher Dr. Calobrace and co-authors “patients overwhelmingly prefer not to undergo a staged procedure and rather have the augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift) concurrently.”

Combination surgery can be a safe, cost-effective alternative, just as long as the proper precautions are taken in advance of surgery.

“With appropriate patient selection and a carefully planned operative approach, our data demonstrates a one-stage procedure can be safely performed with acceptable complication and reoperation rates.”

“Patient care was incredible! We are so very happy our child was referred to Dr. Will. We appreciate the attentiveness given to his medical condition. Will highly recommend to others.”

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