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By the time I met Dr. Orringer, I was already a long-time veteran of mastectomy and breast reconstruction. I first got off the elevator and walked into the warmth of Dr. Orringer’s office two years ago. I was forty-five years old, battle-scarred—physically and metaphorically—and seeking help.
My mother had died a brutal death to ovarian cancer twelve years earlier, when I was thirty-three. Shortly after my mother’s death, I took a cutting-edge blood test and tested positive for the BRCA-1 mutation—which meant I had up to a 90% chance of breast cancer and up to a 50% chance of ovarian cancer.
In 2004, the BRCA t...
A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can help you maintain your figure. However, your genetic makeup and a variety of other factors may make it difficult for you to attain the beautiful body contours you desire.
Many men and women find that cosmetic surgery may help to optimize their body contours. Stubborn pockets of fat, especially around the abdomen, may not respond well to diet and exercise alone. Changes in your body caused by weight loss or gain, pregnancy, and aging may be improved with surgical intervention.
Dr. Jay Orringer may be able to help you achieve more of the appearance you des...Read More
If you struggle with heavy, awkward, overly-large breasts, you may be the ideal breast reduction candidate. The quiz below is a fun way to help you see how closely your needs align with other women who have had breast reduction performed, but the best way to learn if breast reduction is right for you is by calling Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Orringer at 310-273-1663 for a private and confidential consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Orringer will listen carefully to your concerns, fully assess the size, shape, weight, and proportions...Read More
If you are unhappy with excess fat or skin on your abdomen, you may want to consider surgical body contouring options that can potentially help you achieve the toner, slimmer look you have not been able to achieve through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Jay Orringer offers patients both tummy tuck and liposuction options that may improve body contours.
Each procedure is designed to treat different issues with your appearance. Factors to consider in choosing which procedure may be right for you, include:Your Goals:... Read More
The type of breast reconstruction you undergo after a mastectomy is a very personal choice. Dr. Jay Orringer understands that this is a highly stressful and emotional time for you and works with each patient to establish an individualized plan based on your particular situation, specific body type, lifestyle, and goals.
In general, Dr. Orringer offers patients the choice between implant reconstruction and autologous tissue reconstruction. The main difference is that implant reconstruction requires the use of a breast implant and autologous tissue reconstruction uses tissue from...Read More
Approximately five to ten percent of breast cancers in the United States may be hereditary. In certain situations, genetic testing may be recommended to better understand your inherited risk for developing breast cancer.
Consultation with a genetic counselor can help assess your risk for breast cancer, as well as risk for certain other cancers. Individuals with the following backgrounds may want to consider genetic testing:A blood relative (parent, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin) diagnosed with breast cancer at 45 or younger or with ovarian cancer at any age A personal or family his... Read More
Becoming a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have in her life. However, there are many common postpartum issues that aren’t commonly talked about. After giving birth and breastfeeding, you may experience changes in your body that you weren’t expecting.
Stretched Stomach Muscles and Loose Abdominal Skin
During pregnancy, your stomach muscles and skin are stretched to their maximum. After delivery, it can take weeks to months for your body to reverse some of the pregnancy related changes, but you might never experience the same tight abs that you enjoyed before pregnancy. A...Read More
When you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, plastic surgery may be able to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. To understand which breast surgery procedure may best help you achieve your desired results, you should fully explore your options with a qualified plastic surgeon.
Reasons for Choosing Breast Lift
Breast lift may be your best choice to improve the appearance of your breasts for several reasons:Weight loss has caused your breasts to sag Asymmetry between your breasts causes you discomfort or embarrassment Age has caus... Read More
June marks the arrival of summer wedding season. You likely already have a few summer nuptials on your list to attend, but you may be dreading all of the snapshots and formal photos that accompany these celebratory occasions.
Dr. Orringer may be able to help you look your best for any occasion with our facial rejuvenation options.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular non-surgical injection that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is best suited to treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and lines b...Read More
Many women wish that their breasts could be larger and smaller. In addition, some asymmetry with regard to size and shape is common. When the breasts are very large, quite small or the asymmetry is more pronounced, it can not only be embarrassing but it can also make it difficult to find bras, swimsuits, and clothing that fit your figure properly and in a flattering manner.
If you are bothered by the size or asymmetry of your breasts, Dr. Jay Orringer may be able to help you achieve the more balanced figure that you desire. Depending on your specific needs, you may benefit from a breast lift, a breast reduction, or a breast augmen...Read More