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Too Big or Too Small?

October 30th, 2017

Eye Picasso-esque

During my 30 + years as a cosmetic plastic surgeon, one particular observation has proven to be true: Never guess why a patient has chosen to see you for a consultation. So whether it is the size or shape of someone’s nose or their breasts, desirable appearance is a personal choice and as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I believe that informed consent includes offering a patient their options and information about choices, allowing you to make the best decision for yourself. A strong physician/patient partnership is important in providing healthy expectations with a safe and speedy recovery. Are your breasts too big or too small, read on.

Breast surgery is one of the most common elective plastic surgery procedures, with almost 600,000 women choosing breast reduction, breast enlargement, or breast lift surgeries last year. Our readers find our patient guest blogs especially helpful to understand cosmetic surgery from a rather personal perspective. Michelle has been kind enough to write about her breast reduction surgery. Her candid diary includes reasons why she considered a breast reduction, and she writes about her experience from the 1st surgery consultation, concluding with recovery and reflections. We appreciate Michelle’s willingness to share her experience with us and we are pleased that she is happy with her decision. In case you missed Michelle’s series, here are all the links to her complete story.

Diary of Breast Reduction #1: Intro to My Story,  #2: Why I am Considering Surgery,  #3: My Pre-op Instructions,  #4: Day Before Surgery,  #5: My Surgery Day,  #6: My Recovery,  #7: My Reflections

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Mommy Makeover: More Youthful Breasts

October 23rd, 2017

Twin Cities Live interviews our patient Lisa about her desire to return to her pre-pregnancy figure. She is not alone, according to The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 310,444 women had breast enlargement surgery last year and another 161,412 opted for breast lift surgery, with Mommy Makeovers representing significant numbers in this group.

On the day of Lisa’s surgery, the television camera crew followed Dr. Bashioum (MSP Mag Top Doc) as he explains what she can expect during and after surgery. Watch as Lisa describes why she is choosing to have surgery and then see how she looks and feels 6 weeks later when she appears on Twin Cities Live. Thank you to Lisa for kindly sharing her story.

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