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October 27, 2016

If you have large breasts that are causing you discomfort, annoyance, or even pain, it might be time for a breast reduction. Oftentimes, breast reductions can even be covered by insurance because of the pain and discomfort they can help avoid in the future. To find out if a breast reduction is right for you, please take this quiz:

 

To schedule a consultation about breast reductions, please contact Dr. Jay Orringer today by calling 310-273-1663. We are proud...

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October 27, 2016

The night of surgery, Dr. Orringer encourages walking and some use of your arms while wearing the support bra. While many patients can resume most normal activities by two weeks, healing is variable and return to exercise should be cleared by Dr. Orringer.

Dr. Orringer will recommend what he considers to be appropriate increases in activity levels based on your progress during your recovery.

While every patient's ability to resume exercise varies based on their unique circumstances, light exercise usually begins at about 2 weeks. Most normal exercise activities after a breast...

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October 26, 2016

Advances in breast augmentation techniques and implant materials give you more options than ever before. There are a variety of breast implants and incisional approaches for augmentation today. The best option for you will depend on a number of factors including your goals, unique situation, and personal preference.

Common breast augmentation incisions include:

Inferior peri-areolar -- incision is made around the lower areola Inframammary -- incision is made in or near the fold under the breast Transaxillary -- incision is made through the armpit

Each of these app...

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October 24, 2016

A tummy tuck is often performed to address the muscle laxity as well as the excess skin and fat that frequently follow pregnancy or weight fluctuation. It is important to understand that a scar is always created when this excess skin is removed. However, there are several factors which may impact how visible your tummy tuck scar will be.

The quality of the scar will vary among each individual and is influenced by skin type. In addition, the amount of excess skin present will impact the length of your scar and whether there will also be a scar around the umbilicus.

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October 19, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Orringer would like to take this opportunity to help educate you about the potential breast cancer warning signs. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in the United States, and early detection plays a significant role in the ability to achieve a full recovery.

Going for regular mammograms and self-breast examination is extremely important, particularly in high-risk individuals.  Mammography, breast ultrasound, and MRI examinations may pick up breast cancer at a much earlier stage than physical examination.  In addition, because cancer occurs in many women...

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October 13, 2016

If you would like to improve the appearance of your breasts, then breast augmentation may potentially be an excellent solution to achieve your goals. However, it is important to consider the timing of this major decision. While breast augmentation may not affect your ability to breastfeed in many instances, future pregnancies will often have an adverse impact on the results of your procedure.

Following pregnancy, the skin of the breast will stretch and will often become more "droopy" in appearance over the underlying breast implant. If the droop of the breast is mild, a...

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October 11, 2016

Dr. Jay Orringer presented a course on nipple-sparing mastectomy reconstruction at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual 2016 Meeting on September 23. The conference was held in our hometown of Los Angeles, and this educational meeting featured presentations from some of the current best-known surgeons in the field of plastic surgery.

Dr. Orringer's course discussed his nuances of techniques for nipple-areolar sparing mastectomy reconstruction. Reconstructions using both implants as well as use of one’s own tissues (autologous tissue) were described.

Breast reconstruction...

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September 26, 2016

There are more facial rejuvenation options than ever to help you turn back the clock and restore a more youthful appearance. While a traditional facelift will still provide you with the most customized and long lasting results, this procedure isn’t necessarily the best option for everyone. In some instances, your needs may be more effectively addressed by a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment.

The right option for you will depend on a variety of factors, including:

The area you want to treat The extensiveness of your signs of aging... Read More
September 22, 2016

In the following video, Dr. Jay Orringer discusses the criteria for breast reconstruction candidacy.

After undergoing a mastectomy to treat breast cancer, you may want to undergo breast reconstruction in order to restore a more natural looking breast appearance. For many women, this is an important part of the healing process after breast cancer. Fortunately, the vast majority of women are suitable breast reconstruction candidates.

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September 19, 2016

If you would like to achieve a more toned appearing, flatter abdomen, then you may benefit from a tummy tuck. This procedure is performed to remove loose, hanging skin, diminish excess fat from the abdominal region, and tighten abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can potentially produce dramatic results when performed on a suitable candidate.

Dr. Orringer creates an individualized abdominoplasty treatment plan based on your cosmetic and functional concerns and goals. Depending on your unique needs, he may recommend either a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck....

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