Tubular Breast

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 12 Jul, 2017

Tubular Breast Diagnosis and Treatment

 

Goal

The goal of this post is to describe the typical appearance of a tuberous breast and treatment options.

 

Description and Characteristics

Tuberous breast deformity received its name because the breast often looked like tubers (a vegetable). It’s a clinical diagnosis that can present from a minimal to significant deformity. It’s also congenital (born with it) and has a variable inheritance pattern.

 

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Topics: Tubular Breast

Abdominoplasty Recovery

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 21 Jun, 2017

Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”): Pre- and Postoperative Recovery Protocol/Instructions

The following is what I give all my abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” patients prior to surgery.

 

I believe you will find this information helpful as you prepare for and recover from your abdominoplasty. If you have any questions after reading, please do not hesitate to ask us.

 

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Topics: Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty Recovery

Body Contouring Options: Noninvasive, Minimally Invasive and Surgical Alternatives

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 8 Jun, 2017

Body Contouring Options: Noninvasive, Minimally Invasive and Surgical Alternatives


Based on your anatomy, needs, wants and desires you have several choices.


Non-surgical

UltraShape "Power"— the newest, most effective and documented nonsurgical technology, using ultrasound waves to permanently destroy fat cells without any pain or down time).

 

 

 

 

VellaShape III — uses radio frequency waves to shrink the skin after UltraShape "Power" and/or liposuction.

 

          

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Topics: Tummy Tuck, Abdominal Contouring Options, Noninvasive, minimally invasive

Breast Augmentation and Breast Implant Capsular Contracture

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 31 May, 2017

Definition

A "breast capsule" is the normal result of the of the body surrounding the breast implant with a thin layer of tissue. A "capsular contracture" is the term used to describe an abnormal amount of tissue that abnormally forms and contracts around the breast implant, causing the implant to be compressed and resulting in a spectrum of slight firmness to rock-hard feeling breasts.
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Topics: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Capsular Contracture, breast capsule

Breast Implant Position: Above or Below the Muscle?

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 24 May, 2017

Breast Implant Position: Above or Below the Muscle?

The purpose of this post is to educate patients in their choice of breast implant position as it relates the pectoralis major music during a breast augmentation.

Pectoralis Major Anatomy

 

The pectoralis major muscle is a fan-shaped muscle that partially spans the chest wall. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Often the pectoral muscle is referred to as "pecs,” the "pectoral muscle" or "chest muscle.”

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Topics: Breast Implants, Breast Implant Position, Above or Below the muscle

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