Breasts come in all different shapes and sizes in nature. Women with small breasts, large breasts, and any size in between fall on the spectrum of normal development. However, a number of breast deformities do exist. One of these is Tuberous Breast Deformity (TBD), more commonly referred to as tuberous breasts. This is a congenital condition that women and some men are born with that becomes apparent when their breast tissue does not develop normally. It is not certain what causes this abnormality, but the results of one study of breast tissue specimens in 2011 suggest that it is genetic involving a disorder of collagen deposition.
Women and men who seek out plastic surgery to improve their appearance need to know a number of things. They’re concerned about the types of outcomes they can expect, how safe certain procedures and plastic surgery facilities are, and they want to know the cost of various types of plastic surgeries.
Have you ever admired someone’s dimples or thought about what you would look like with them? Dimples are showing up as a trend in plastic surgery circles, but not every trend is one that Bancroft Feldman recommends our patients explore. We don’t do dimple surgery, and we’ll discuss the reasons here.
Many women make the choice to get breast implants - almost 300,000 of them every year. Most women at some point in their lives will also make the choice to have children. Does having breast implants affect the ability of these women to breastfeed their children? Women want to know if they can still breastfeed if they have their breasts surgically altered.
One of the post-surgical expectations Drs. Bancroft and Feldman counsel their patients about is swelling - how to cope with it, how long it will last, and how not to prolong it or make it worse. Have you ever wondered why people experience swelling after an injury or a surgery? Learning what swelling is and why it’s part and parcel of the healing process will help you be more mindful of your body after surgery so you can provide it what it needs to heal swiftly and without further complications.