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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
A tummy tuck may help you achieve the abdominal tone and appearance you cannot achieve through diet and exercise alone. Dr. Jay Orringer takes an individualized approach for each tummy tuck patient. During your consultation, you can discuss the options available for your procedure and how each can potentially improve your look.
A mini tummy tuck typically involves a smaller scar and often focuses on muscle tightening, liposuction and removal of limited lower abdominal skin. If your issues are more concentrated below the navel, a mini tummy tuck may be the best option for yo...Read More
A common question asked by women considering a mommy makeover is when they should have the procedure. The answer is that each woman should choose the timing of her procedure to best fit her unique needs.
There are general considerations that each woman will want to take into account when making the decision about when to undergo a mommy makeover.
Allowing Yourself Time to Recover
Following the birth of your child, your body will need time to recover from the nine months of transformation that you underwent to carry your child. Over the next severa...Read More
A breast reduction can help you achieve smaller, lighter, and better proportioned breasts. The results of breast reduction often leave you feeling more comfortable and confident in their appearance for years to come. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a relatively stable weight, you will tend to have a more pleasing long-term result.
However, a few factors can alter your results:Pregnancy. Pregnancy and breastfeeding change the consistency and shape of a woman’s breast. After having children, your breasts may sag and appear less full. A... Read More
Once you have decided to improve upon some of the physical changes associated with pregnancy with a mommy makeover, one of the next questions is the timing of your surgery. While you can choose to undergo the procedure at any time during the year, there are some personal factors to consider to ensure that your recovery is relaxed and you feel as rejuvenated as your body looks.Time away from work or other commitments. If you are a working mother or involved in volunteer activities during the school year, you will want to choose a time that you can step down from those responsibilities for a... Read More