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January 29, 2020

Autologous tissue breast reconstruction is one category of procedure to rebuild the breast(s) after mastectomy. It involves taking excess tissue from another place on the body, most often the abdomen, and moving it to the chest wall to form a new breast mound. Today’s techniques usually involve using skin and fat and preserving muscle.

This approach can be performed alone or in conjunction with implant reconstruction. It can also be done at different times, either immediately after mastectomy surgery or at a later date, depending on the patient’s unique situation.

Dr. Jay Orringer is a double-board certified plastic surgeon,...

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January 02, 2020

Smoking before or after breast reduction, or any operation, can severely affect healing and increase the risk of other complications. Smoking decreases blood flow to the healing tissues, including the skin. As a result, loss of the nipple and other breast tissue may occur. Poor healing may result. If wound separation occurs, smoking will slow the healing process.

In addition, smoking decreases lung function which can lead to post-operative pneumonia and other lung complications. Dr. Orringer strongly advises patients not to smoke beginning at least one month before surgery...

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November 18, 2019

When it comes to breast cancer, knowledge, prevention, and early detection save lives and offer the best possible outcome. For that reason, it is important to understand a central topic related to breast cancer: hereditary risk.

Keep reading to learn about this subject, including information on BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and when to consider genetic testing. Additionally, explore the potential breast reconstruction choices available to high-risk individuals considering prophylactic mastectomy surgery.

Understanding BRCA1 and BRCA2

Breast cancer is associated with ge...

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September 05, 2019

When it comes to exercising after a breast lift, every patient is different. Your ability to resume exercise after surgery depends on the extent of your procedure and your individual progress.

Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, will recommend what he considers to be appropriate increases in activity levels based on your progress during your recovery. Keep reading for a general timeline of when you may be able to exercise, and at what intensity, after a breast lift.

Day of Surgery and First Week

Dr. Orringer strongly believes patients should...

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August 06, 2019

Picking a breast implant size and style is one of the most important and personal decisions you will make regarding your breast augmentation procedure. While there are a range of implant sizes and styles which can potentially deliver beautiful results for your body type, the right option for you will depend on several specific factors.

To help you choose a breast implant size and style that will suit your unique needs and goals, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, will carefully evaluate the following factors:

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April 01, 2019

The purpose of tummy tuck surgery is to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region while tightening weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This procedure is often beneficial for women who have gone through pregnancy or individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight. However, many Beverly Hills patients wonder if this procedure can also correct stubborn stretch marks.

Stretch Marks and Tummy Tuck

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Orringer removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal region. Some stretch mark removal often occurs during a tummy tuck as...

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March 25, 2019

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are incredibly rewarding, but they may take a toll on your body. The unfortunate truth is that many women struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy figures after having children. Multiple pregnancies tend to make it even harder to bounce back.

Often, diet and exercise aren’t enough to correct the issues you’re experiencing as a new mother, including lost breast volume, loose skin, excess fat, and muscle laxity of the abdominal area. That’s where a mommy makeover may be beneficial. This individualized combination of plastic surgery procedures may sign...

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January 29, 2019

Giving birth and losing a significant amount of weight are both milestones worth celebrating. Unfortunately, these events may be accompanied by some unwelcome physical changes. In many cases, these changes, such as loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles, can best be improved through surgical intervention.

Dr. Jay Orringer is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who understands how pregnancy and weight loss affect the body. He offers a variety of body contouring procedures that may help you achieve the figure you desire.

Common Issues after Pregnancy and Weight Loss

Have you give...

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January 21, 2019

Disproportionately large, heavy breasts can cause physical discomfort and interfere with your daily life. Even if you don’t experience the uncomfortable symptoms of macromastia, large breasts can make you feel self-conscious. A breast reduction might improve symptoms associated with your large heavy breasts, in addition to helping you to feel more proportionate.

Breast reduction surgery removes excess skin, fat, and breast tissue to achieve smaller, more proportionate breasts. If you are considering breast reduction, please schedule an individualized consultation with doubl...

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January 07, 2019

Breast implants, our bodies, and our personal preferences all have something in common: they change over time. Breast implants are not lifetime devices, and many women who undergo breast augmentation may want or need a secondary procedure called breast augmentation revision. Double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, has been performing breast revision surgery — sometimes referred to as implant replacement or implant exchange — for 30 years.

One reason women undergo this procedure is to change the feel and appearance of their implants. Patients who once opted for saline impl...

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