Differences between men and women surgeons

My colleague Dr. Patricia Patrick and I recently published an article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal entitled, “The Influence of Career Stage, Practice Type and Location, and Physician’s Sex on Surgical Practices Among Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Performing Breast Augmentation.” One of the most interesting findings of our study included the data on gender differences.  We found that men surgeons place … Read More

Fat grafting for breast augmentation

[:en]Fat has become an increasingly popular injectable.  For many of us, it’s in abundance, it’s natural, and it’s soft.  Plastic surgeons do use fat in many parts of the body for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes, including filling in contour defects after breast reconstruction or liposuction, and to plump deep folds in the face.  The use of your own fat … Read More

“What implant size is best for me?”

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that plastic surgeons receive, both in the office and online.  Other variations of this question are, “How many cc’s do I need to go from an A cup to a C cup?”, and “I’m petite, what’s the largest implant size I can get?”.  Of course, there’s no simple answer to these … Read More

Tubular breast deformity

Tubular breast deformity refers to a congenital condition in which the breast fails to develop fully.  The ideal breast is round with breast tissue spread out across the chest.  In a tubular deformity, the volume of breast tissue may be normal or deficient, but it is concentrated directly below the nipple.  As a result, the breast may appear long and … Read More