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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How You Can Get Involved

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. People around the country participate in a variety of activities to show their support during October.  There are many ways to get involved in NBCAM. You can donate to a local or national organization, participate in a fundraiser, wear pink to support those affected by breast cancer, or simply spread the word to raise awareness.  No matter how you participate, your support will make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. So get involved today and help make a difference! What is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to…


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6 Things You’ll Want to Know Before Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

The process of breast augmentation is a common procedure, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. The best candidate for breast augmentation is a woman who wants to improve her appearance and boost her self-confidence. Breast augmentation can be an excellent way to enhance your physical appearance and boost your self-esteem. Breast implants are designed to look and feel like natural breasts. They can be used to increase the size of your breasts or correct breast asymmetry. Do I Need a Breast Augmentation? If you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s important to understand why you want this procedure. Breast augmentation results in natural-looking, fuller breasts that fit well with your body type and frame. If you’re choosing implants over fat transfer, your surgeon will use saline or…


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Should A Breast Lift be Combined with Breast Augmentation?

Breast lifts and breast augmentations are separate treatments. In some cases, the procedures are paired to create a flawless look for the patient.  What is a Breast Lift? A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. Many factors contribute to sagging breasts, including pregnancy, age, weight loss, and gravity.  By trimming the excess skin and tightening breast tissue, the breast lift helps bring the breast higher up on the body for a more firm appearance. Breast lifts do not require implant insertion. In general, these lifts remove unwanted skin and tissue.  What is Breast Augmentation?  Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size of the breast or addresses asymmetry. It is also the perfect treatment for people…


Male Breast Enlargement is Something to Talk About

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Ong understands the relationship between a person’s appearance and their sense of confidence. We do not develop self-esteem solely from our appearance. However, feeling good or bad about the way we look translates into our level of self-confidence. Male breast enlargement serves as one of many examples. Men whose breasts are large and soft may engage in numerous strategies to hide their shape. They may wear a compression vest. They may wear loose clothing. They may engage in extreme diet and exercise habits, all to no avail. Gynecomastia can be a tricky problem to beat but, make no mistake, it can be beaten with the right approach. Here, we discuss what that may be. Understanding Gynecomastia Male breast enlargement,…


Are You Wondering about Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation has been one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures for several years. This is an indication of the successful outcomes that are achieved with the artful placement of breast implants. It is not surprising that we receive a lot of questions from patients who are interested in enhancing their shape through breast augmentation. It reminds us that some very common and basic questions need to be discussed early on. Here, we answer a few. Can Anyone Get Breast Augmentation? For the most part, breast augmentation is an appropriate procedure for the adult who wants to accentuate their physical appearance. Patients between the ages of 18 and 22 may receive saline breast implant. Silicone breast implants are approved for patients aged 22…


Breast Lift Surgery: Will it Last?

The breasts may be a functional aspect of a woman’s body but we also know that most women associate breast shape and position with a sense of youthful femininity, too. At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery, we enjoy helping women feel amazing about their body. We have seen first-hand that, when the breasts are shaped in proportion to the body frame, a woman’s sense of confidence and personal satisfaction tend to be generally good. Before surgery, though, most do want to know if the results of their breast lift will last. They can, especially when the factors that cause breasts to sag are understood and managed. Why Breasts Fall Breasts sit nice and high on the chest wall when a woman is young. They don’t…


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…


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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…


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…


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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…


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