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Many women do not fully understand the breast reconstruction options that are available to them after a cancer diagnosis. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, only 23 percent of women know all of their reconstruction options. Furthermore, only 19 percent of women understand how the timing of their cancer treatment, and decision to undergo reconstruction, can affect their options for reconstruction and their results.
A team approach to breast cancer is extremely important. By creating her team of medical professionals including medical and surgical oncologists...Read More
Despite your best efforts to improve the appearance of your stomach through diet and exercise, you may look in the mirror and find that your abdominal region does not have the appearance that you desire. Excess abdominal skin and fat, and muscle separation are common concerns for many people which can be caused by factors such as pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and genetics. A tummy tuck may be in your best interest if you are not seeing the results that you want from your diet and exercise program.
This checklist can help you navigate the steps invo...Read More
Women make the initial decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery for a variety of personal reasons. Breast augmentation is a procedure that is performed to increase breast size or restore lost volume, ideally allowing a woman to feel more confident and comfortable with her appearance.
Implants are not permanent and often require replacement in the course of one’s life. In addition, over time, the breast and implant appearance change and may look less aesthetic. Weight gain with aging may make larger implants desirable to maintain a balanced appearance. Occasionally, a woman may choose to have smaller implants placed.
If you have excessively large breasts, you know that they may be associated with chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as postural changes. Breast reduction surgery may be able to help you feel more comfortable and reduce the symptoms associated with very large, heavy breasts.
Dr. Jay Orringer believes that you should thoroughly discuss your options for breast reduction with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in order to make a decision with which you feel comfortable. The guide below provides an overview of breast reduction surgery, but cannot act as...Read More
There are a series of steps during the process of breast reconstruction. Dr. Jay Orringer considers it a privilege to share in your care and to be part of your team during this important journey. If you are planning to undergo a mastectomy for breast cancer or for a high-risk situation, it is important to discuss and understand your breast reconstruction options.
The infographic below will provide you with some information regarding breast reconstruction. However, every case is unique. Dr. Orringer is an experienced, compassionate, and nationally recognized surgeon who will discuss you...Read More
Continued Excellence As a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
In December 2017, Dr. Jay Orringer became one of few board certified plastic surgeons who chose to maintain board certification in general surgery through a third re-certifying examination. Until 2018, it was required that this examination be successfully passed every 10 years, in order to remain board certified in general surgery. In so doing, Dr. Orringer has maintained double board certification status.
He believes that having an understanding of breast diseases and their related treatment procedures from the perspective of the general surgeon can only impr...Read More
Today, patients requiring breast reconstruction have a variety of options including the use of implants and the use of one’s own tissue. Dr. Jay Orringer offers the DIEP flap as an excellent possible option. This technique transfers the tissue that would normally be discarded with a tummy tuck and uses it to create a new breast mound. It involves microsurgical expertise to re-attach the blood vessels that allow for the health of the transplanted tissue.
The end result can be the most natural and long-term durable option for breast reconstruction and an improvement in abdominal contour...Read More
There are a number of procedures that you may consider if you are concerned about the appearance of your breasts. A breast lift may create a more youthful appearing breast by elevating nipple position, removing excess skin and tissue from the lower part of the breast, and tightening the skin.
This quiz can help determine if a breast lift may be right for you. A personalized consultation with our double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer is a great way to evaluate which procedure may help you address your particular needs.
During your consultation, Dr. Orring...Read More
On May 1, 2018, Dr. Orringer took part in a panel discussion of world-renowned experts pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary breast cancer. He discussed current concepts of breast reconstruction including nipple-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction, use of newer fifth generation silicone gel implants and other currently available materials, DIEP and other flap procedures. Dr. Orringer also discussed his algorithmic approach to aesthetic mastectomy incisions based upon cosmetic surgical principles. These innovative approaches are geared toward reducing risk while restoring...Read More
Women often wonder what procedures are involved in a mommy makeover. There are a variety of aesthetic concerns that women may wish to address after pregnancy. Common areas of concern include the abdomen and breasts. A mommy makeover can reduce excess skin and fat and repair separated muscles. In this video, Dr. Orringer explains what procedures can be part of a mommy makeover, depending on the unique concerns that you may wish to address.