Dr. Preminger’s Letter to the NY Times Highlights Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Aviva Preminger

Women undergoing mastectomies face difficult decisions regarding how they want to look and feel as they recover from a breast cancer diagnosis. Plastic surgeons have been on a quest to better inform patients of their options before they undergo mastectomy. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center concluded that patients do not fully understand the benefits and risks of breast reconstruction. …

Vampire Breast Lift – A Scary New Trend

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Fox News reports that this year’s Oscar nominees got a frightful treat in their swag bag. Along with a holiday in Japan and kinky bedroom toys, the talented nominees found a voucher for a new and controversial breast enhancement treatment coined the “Vampire Breast Lift”. Of all the fabulous swag, valued at over $220,000, the Vampire Breast Lift generated the …

Report: Breast Augmentation Is Now a Widely-Accepted Science

US plastic surgeons have convalesced around widely accepted standard techniques for breast augmentation surgery. A new survey published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that surgeons agree on the best implant types, sizes, incisions and placements of implants. They also found that surgeons are slow to adopt some of the newer technologies due to “a perceived …

Areola Reduction Surgery on the Rise

The average areola is approximately 4.5 centimeters in diameter, but they can become enlarged due to natural sagging with age or breastfeeding. Disproportionately large areolae can also be related to heredity and hormonal changes during puberty. Knowledge that the area surrounding the nipple is larger than normal can erode a woman’s self-esteem and lead to intimacy issues, diminished confidence and …

Is Breastfeeding with Implants Possible and Safe?

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Breast augmentation ranks among the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Yet many women who get breast implants and also plan to be mothers are concerned that the procedure may interfere with their ability to breastfeed – one of the many joys of motherhood. Is it safe for a baby …