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New Before/After Breast Enlargement Photos

July 27th, 2016

Dr. Bashioum in surgery, Wayzata, MN

305,856 breast enlargement surgeries were performed last year, again landing in the Top 5 requested cosmetic surgery procedures. According to a recent study reported by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast enlargement patients rate their personal satisfaction at 96.8%. That result mirrors my own impression from my patients. Before and After Photos have just been updated on our website. We have lots of happy patients, have a look here.

Many of the women that we see at consultations for breast surgery complain that they are not happy with their breast size or shape. In addition, women that experience breast changes following one or more pregnancies often report that there is reduced fullness on the top of their breasts above the nipple, including a general reduction in breast size. The decreased fullness may be interpreted as sagging or a loss of perkiness. The most common concern that I hear is the complaint of overall diminished breast size after pregnancy or following weight loss. In most of these cases, augmentation mammoplasty or breast enlargement surgery is the primary procedure that is used to addresses these changes. See our patient’s story of surgery, recovery and our interview on an episode of Twin Cities Live, click here to watch video.



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Breast Reduction: Ranks High in Patient Satisfaction

March 30th, 2015

breast reductionJust as some women may experience a decrease in breast size over time, some will notice an increase in breast size, others simply want a change. When a woman is uncomfortable with having too much breast tissue, there are several options to correct this condition. A  dramatic  increase in size may have resulted due to an increase in overall weight gain or a pronounced sagging of the breast tissue. As we’ve discussed in earlier posts, overly large breasts may cause physical discomfort, including  symptoms like neck pain, back pain, shoulder grooving and irritation beneath the breasts. Patients routinely turn  to breast reduction or breast lift surgery to reduce their symptoms, along with their breast size and or position. Patient satisfaction rates are particularly high for this cosmetic surgery. Reducing breast size can be done with direct surgical removal of breast tissue or by using liposuction. Liposuction is effective only when there is a significant amount of fat in the breasts. Liposuction does not adjust nipple position, which requires removing and re-positioning the nipple.

Traditional breast reduction surgery reduces breast size through excision of breast tissue, while repositioning the  nipple and areola (pigmented skin around the nipple). The size of the areola  can also be reduced. Breast reduction scars, which are similar to breast lift surgery, are placed around the nipple and beneath the breast as well. Scars will be less noticeable as they continue to heal. I recommend any breast tissue that is removed should be sent for examination by a pathologist. This laboratory examination includes a  visualization under a microscope after tissue  staining, to determine the presence of conditions or abnormalities which might increase chances of breast cancer. On rare  occasions, breast cancer is diagnosed this way.

Our patients choose of their desired final breast size, based on decisions made during our office consultation, unless insurance is being considered. A range of implant “sizers” are helpful in this regard. The appropriate time to schedule reduction surgery following pregnancy is determined by normal involution of breast tissue and the end to breast-feeding. Generally this takes six months to a year after delivery or three months after ending breast-feeding. There is a possibility that some women will not be able to breast feed again after breast reduction surgery. Therefore, if breast-feeding  is an important consideration, we advise our patients to postpone breast reduction surgery until they are finished having children. According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 120,000 patients have chosen breast reduction/ lift surgery last year.

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