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Cancer from breast implants? Important things you need to know about ALCL

Approximately 5 to 10 million women worldwide have breast implants. Silicone breast implants are also the most studied device by the FDA with years of clinical research and long-term follow up that continues to be done. Based on those studies, there are constant improvements made to the implant options available. Currently, 7th and 8th generation silicone implants are being developed.  In recent news, attention has been brought to a rare type of lymphoma that has been linked to breast implants. BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma) has been a topic of concern for patients, physicians, and implant companies. Being committed to your care, we feel it is important that we provide our patients with this information. The seriousness of the existing cases, including nine... continue reading >

Breast Lift Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ

Breastfeeding after a Breast Lift: What You Need to Know

Breast surgeries are a common component of Mommy Makeover procedures, understandably so. Pregnancy alone changes the body in numerous ways. Adding months of breastfeeding after childbirth may result in dramatic deflation and sagging once the body has returned to hormonal balance and normal weight. For the woman who wants to regain a sense of satisfaction with her breasts, mastopexy may be an excellent option. What is a Breast Lift? Often, when women consider how they can improve the way they feel about their breasts, it is augmentation with breast implants that comes to mind. There is value in this approach, but it is also critical for women to obtain care from a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands how tissue laxity may affect the outcome of... continue reading >

Age is a Factor in Gynecomastia

Many men find it difficult to love the way they look because of the size and shape of their breasts. Adults have a very clear expectation of what male breasts should look like, and what they shouldn’t. Therefore, when a man’s breasts take on the size and shape we would typically expect on the female body, problems with self-confidence are virtually inevitable. Men in the Scottsdale area can find the help they need at Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery. Before we treat gynecomastia, we conduct a thorough consultation to help us understand what may be affecting the growth of breast tissue. According to studies, the causes of gynecomastia may differ somewhat with age. Adolescent Gynecomastia According to a study released by the National Institutes of... continue reading >

Breast Surgery Scottsdale AZ

Correcting Breast Asymmetry

There is a common assumption that, while breast size may differ from one woman to another, the size of one woman’s breasts will be equal. We don’t often stop to consider that a woman may have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. The reason for breast asymmetry is not entirely understood. However, the consequences of this problem are no secret to the women who struggle to fit into clothing and feel confident in intimate situations. Fortunately, having two different sized breasts is usually no more than a cosmetic issue. If a size difference occurs suddenly, though, it is important to undergo a medical evaluation to ascertain why. Correcting Breast Asymmetry The progress that has been made in plastic surgery has enabled the... continue reading >

Tips for a Successful Breast Augmentation Process

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently sought and talked-about procedures aimed at improving a woman’s figure. Because this cosmetic surgery has been performed for so many years, there has been ample time for pre- and post-operative guidelines to not only be developed but also to be refined. Before surgery day, patients of our Scottsdale office will be provided with clear instructions for post-operative care. We also walk patients through the few pre-operative steps that need to be taken, such as having a mammogram or other diagnostic testing. What we want to discuss in this blog post are the tips for a smooth recovery that may not be quite so obvious. Preparing for Pain Management There is a great deal of value in... continue reading >

Breast Implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Breast implant associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma- What’s my risk?

Last month the U. S. Food and Drug Administration updated its 2011 safety announcement regarding breast implant associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  Since this update, there have been a few news articles published that have caused some fear and concern among some of our patients.  We want to provide some facts and information about this disease. This is what is currently known about Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell-lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It  is a rare ( 1 in 500,000 to 3 million)  and very treatable T-cell lymphoma that can develop around breast implants.  It is not a cancer of the breast tissue.   In case studies performed, the ALCL cells were found in the fibrous scar capsule surrounding the implant.  Most of the women who were diagnosed... continue reading >

Drooping Breasts: Is Exercise the Answer?

When you observe a person who is fit and physically active, it is easy to get the impression that exercise is a great solution for many of the problems that may adversely affect body shape. We are told that crunches can tighten the abs, and that squats will round out the back side. Many women are also under the impression that, if they perform just enough fly's or bench presses, they can tighten and tone their chest. This wouldn't be an untrue statement, but it's not entirely accurate, either. Here's why . . . Breast Anatomy 101 Breasts are comprised of fat cells and glandular tissue that lie over the pectoral muscles. As with any part of the body, the fat cells in the breasts... continue reading >

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