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Can my nipple size be reduced in breast reduction?

Can my nipple size be reduced in breast reduction?

Can my nipple size be reduced in breast reduction?

While many women seek to enhance the size of their breasts through the use of implants or fat transfer, plenty of other women are looking to achieve just the opposite. Large or pendulous breasts can cause a multitude of problems for patients, including chronic neck and back pain, discomfort while exercising, difficulty finding clothing that fits, and negative impact on a woman’s confidence and self-esteem. These issues can have a significant impact on quality of life, and unfortunately for many women, recommendations like weight loss and wearing a supportive bra just don’t cut it! For this population, breast reduction surgery offers a safe and effective way to decrease the size of the breasts to a size the patient is comfortable with, correcting many of the issues associated with very large breasts. When considering breast reduction, many women have concerns about how their breasts will look after the procedure. One common question that arises is if the size of the nipple areola complex can be altered for those who wish to decrease the size of their areolas or correct asymmetry. This blog post will give an overview of breast reduction as well as answer this common question.

Breast reduction is a highly effective procedure for reducing the size of the breasts to decrease excess weight and create a proportional, balanced bust line. The first step towards any surgical procedure is having a thorough in-person conversation with your plastic surgeon. Experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen takes her time with each patient to ensure a thorough review of their anatomy and goals, as well as to address all questions. Patients may also raise any concerns they have at this time about undesired asymmetry between the breasts or areolas, as well as the desired size and position of the nipple areola complex. Dr. Temmen understands the importance of this open communication and makes every effort to make each patient feel cared for and listened to while forming a personalized surgical plan to get them the best possible results.

During the procedure itself, a circular incision is made around the perimeter of the nipple areola complex (the junction where the skin color becomes darker). Depending on the scale of the reduction and patient anatomy, sometimes a second vertical incision is made on the breast that connects to the bottom of the peri-areolar incision. While many women have concerns about these scars, most find that they fade significantly with time, and are well worth the overall positive change in their quality of life that comes from this life-altering procedure. After these incisions are made, excess breast tissue is removed while preserving the blood and nerve supply to the nipple. This accomplishes the reduction in breast size, and also allows for correction of any sagging by lifting the breasts to a more youthful position. If the breasts are naturally different sizes, different amounts of tissue can be excised from each breast to restore symmetry. During this procedure, the nipple areola complex is also lifted to a higher position on the breast mound to match the breasts and create a perky appearance. Many patients also desire the size of their areolas to be reduced to match the proportions of their new breasts. This can be accomplished by removing skin from the perimeter of the incision that was made around the areola. Afterwards, the incision is closed to ensure a seamless, proportional, and symmetric look. To correct asymmetry in areola size, more tissue can be taken from the larger areola.

Dr. Traci Temmen recognizes that oversized breasts can have a profound effect on quality of life. She is a meticulous perfectionist with every patient, and is committed to helping women finally feel comfortable and confident in their bodies. For women who are impacted by the negative effects of their large breasts, breast reduction offers a safe and highly effective surgical solution. Dr. Temmen frequently performs areola reduction as part of this procedure to correct enlarged or asymmetrical areolas and create a proportional and balanced appearance. Patients are thrilled with their results, and love being free of the burden of overly cumbersome breasts. To view real examples of patient results, click on the Gallery tab of this website. To learn more about if you may be a good candidate for this procedure, call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today!

Can a BBL fix my hip dips?

Can a BBL Fix my Hip Dips?

Can a BBL fix my hip dips?

If you’re looking in the mirror wishing you had a full, round booty, you’re not alone! In fact, in recent years the number of people choosing to enhance their butt through plastic surgery has skyrocketed, making the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) one of the fastest growing procedures in America. Contrary to popular belief, most people are interested in getting a BBL not so much to get a bigger butt (although that is true for some!) but more to improve the overall shape of their derriere. Some women have naturally flat or rectangular butts, and wish they had a curvier physique. Others are bothered by stubborn hip dips, or indentations on the outside of the hips that won’t fill in despite special workout that target the butt and hips. No matter the reason, sometimes all the sumo squats in the world still can’t produce the best booty, leaving many patients feeling frustrated. Fortunately, the Brazilian Butt Lift offers a highly effective and safe surgical solution for women looking to finally get the butt of their dreams! This blog post will briefly explain how this procedure is performed as well as answer one common question women have who are considering this procedure, “Can a BBL fix my hip dips?”

Part of the reason the BBL has become so popular that it performs double duty, using a magical combination of liposuction and fat transfer to literally take fat from where you don’t want it and put it where you do! First, precisely targeted liposuction is used to gently remove unwanted fat. When Dr. Temmen meets with her patients, she goes over with them in detail the problem areas they want her to target, such as fat on the belly, thighs, or love handles. She can then pay extra attention to these areas on the OR to ensure these fat deposits are melted away. The power and precision of liposuction allows Dr. Temmen to gently accentuate the patient’s natural curves, sculpting the body into an attractive hourglass. After the body has been slimmed and shaped using liposuction, the fat that was removed is purified and prepared for transfer. Special cannulas are then used to inject the fat into the desired aspects of the buttocks. This process is precisely tailored to the patient’s desires to add fat wherever she wants it. Some patients are satisfied with their overall shape but want to increase their volume. Others are bothered by a flat butt, and desire fat injection to increase projection in the back. Many others simply want an all-around smoother, rounder shape that will look great in their favorite pair of jeans or bikini bottoms. No matter the goal, the beauty of the BBL is it can be perfectly customized to meet the patient’s needs by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Traci Temmen.

Finally, let’s return to the question raised at the beginning of this post: What about hip dips? Can those be corrected during a BBL too? The answer to this question is yes, even those stubborn hip dips that can be corrected during a BBL! This is accomplished by injecting some of the fat taken during liposuction into the depressions on the sides of the hips to create a smooth, natural-looking contour from hip to leg. Even though this is a relatively small part of the procedure, it has a big effect on overall appearance because it is the silhouette people see when they look in the mirror. It means a lot to patients to finally see those indentations filled in, helping them feel beautiful and confident.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen is an expert at skillfully injecting different volumes of fat into different areas of the buttocks in order to create that perfect shape, and patients are thrilled with the results! In the hands of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Temmen, the BBL is a very safe and effective way to slim the tummy, perk up the booty, and create beautiful curves – all using your own natural supply of fat! To view real examples of stunning patient transformations including correction of hip dips, please navigate to the Gallery tab of this website and click on Brazilian Butt Lift. If you are ready to take the next step towards learning more about this life-changing procedure, simply call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today.

not happy with my breast implants

What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome of my breast implants?

not happy with my breast implants

Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in America, allowing women to enhance the size and shape of their bust line to boost confidence and overall happiness. The vast majority of patients are very pleased with the final result of their breast implants, finding that they feel more attractive and comfortable in their new body. While uncommon, unfortunately there is a minority of patients who are dissatisfied with their result after surgery. This blog post will discuss possible reasons for this, strategies to minimize the risk of this happening to you, and what your options are if you are dissatisfied with your surgical outcome.

When a woman gets breast implants, it is important to be happy with the size, shape, and position of the implants. When a patient is unhappy with her outcome, often times it is the size that is the issue. Sometimes an implant size that seems like the right size on the outside has less of an impact once situated in the body. This may be more likely to occur in women with more significant overlying tissues and larger body habitus. Likewise, an implant that seems the proper size beforehand may look too big or dramatic to a patient after surgery. This may be more common in patients who are very slender with little overlying tissues, making the implant stand out more. Sometimes, patients may be dissatisfied with the shape of their breasts after implantation. This could be due to the shape of the implants themselves, or due to abnormal contracture or scarring of the capsule around the implant. In addition, a patient may be unhappy with the position of the implants, such as those that sit higher or lower than expected on the chest wall.

To minimize the risk of being unhappy with your implants, the single most important thing is to make sure you choose an experienced board certified plastic surgeon who you trust to take care of you from start to finish. Your surgeon will be meeting with you at every step in the process from initial consultation to post-op follow up, so it is of paramount importance that you work well as a team. This person should take the time to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you have at any point during the process. They should also perform breast augmentation with implants regularly, and have real patient example photos available for viewing of their work. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen loves making patients’ dreams come true, and is highly skilled and experienced in cosmetic breast surgery. She has numerous patient examples showcased in the Gallery section of this website, and even more available to view in the office. She also operates on patients with a wide variety of body shapes and sizes with excellent outcomes, allowing you to see what kind of results patients who look similar to you have received. Dr. Temmen understands the importance of open and honest communication, and works hard to make sure every patient has a realistic understanding of how their final result will look. Elements of this process include detailed one-on-one consultation, going over sample patient photos and “wish pics” together, “trying on” different implants under clothing, and taking detailed and precise measurements of the patient’s upper body. Each of these steps helps ensure that the patient has as complete a picture of their result as possible prior to surgery, and is thrilled with their final result.

So, in the rare cases that a patient is unhappy with their breast implants, what are their options? Uncommonly, a patient may wish to have their implants removed entirely if they prefer the way they looked without implants. More commonly, the patient is dissatisfied with the size of the implant. In this case, the implants can be switched out for a bigger or smaller size depending on what the patient wants. In other cases, the patient may be unhappy with the shape of the breast after implantation. This could be affected by the way scar tissue impacts the shape of the breast, or processes such as “bottoming out” where the implant stretches the skin at the bottom of the breast. In these cases, a revision may be performed to remove problematic scar tissue, reshape the pocket where the implant sits, and ensure optimal implant position. Dr. Temmen is trained to manage any complication following breast implantation, and is ready to help when a woman wants her implants to be removed, replaced, or revised.

Breast augmentation with implants can be a life-changing procedure for women who desire fuller breasts. While the vast majority of patients are happy with their result, a small number of women find themselves dissatisfied after surgery. In these rare instances, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen is ready to listen to her concerns and perform an appropriate correction, whether it be through implant removal, replacement, or revision. Dr. Temmen is a perfectionist, and she is committed to providing a beautiful result for every patient. To learn more about if you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation with implants or any other cosmetic surgical procedure, call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today!