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2021

Can Breast Reduction Alleviate Back Pain?

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Pain in the back, neck, and shoulders is a common symptom of overly large breasts — a condition medically referred to as “symptomatic macromastia.” In general, heavy breasts that are disproportionate to a patient’s body frame can cause a host of symptoms that range from moderate inconveniences to debilitating medical problems. Back pain is a major concern that affects countless women with an excessive breast size, often making it difficult for one to exercise and live an active lifestyle. Consequently, large breasts can also be a contributing risk factor for obesity. While there are non-surgical remedies that can help improve back pain in the short-term — such as chiropractic therapy, pain-relieving medications, supportive bras, and ice packs — these solutions cannot reverse the pull of... Continue Reading

How Do I Get Rid of a Bra Bulge?

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If you find that putting on a bra causes an accumulation of excess fat to protrude over the straps, you’re not alone. A “bra bulge” is a widely shared aesthetic concern that’s often difficult to smooth with natural solutions like dieting and exercise. The underarms and mid-back can be challenging regions to target through workouts alone, often leading to frustration when patients fail to achieve their desired results. At our Orlando practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD offers multiple treatment options to address bra bulges around the arms and mid- to lower back, including liposuction and CoolSculpting®.  Liposuction Liposuction is a suction-based fat removal procedure often considered the most reliable and effective approach to body contouring. With liposuction, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can... Continue Reading

How to Get More Cleavage

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Cleavage, which refers to the space between both breasts, is often discussed during the consultation process as a common goal of breast enhancement. Many women seek a greater degree of cleavage to improve the way their clothing fits, enhance their silhouette, and gain a more sensual appearance. For patients who may not have the level of cleavage they desire, the placement of breast implants by a board-certified plastic surgeon offers an effective technique to attain more cleavage and achieve a more youthful look. Modern plastic surgery techniques even provide potential solutions to help women who have already had breast augmentation gain more cleavage without exchanging/replacing their implants.  The key to enhancing cleavage during breast augmentation generally lies in careful selection of the most ideal shape/size/type... Continue Reading

Negative Effects of Vaping on Anesthesia and Surgery

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The dangers of smoking before and after cosmetic surgery are well-known to the general public, but many individuals wonder whether the use of electronic cigarettes or “vaping” can similarly compromise post-surgery health outcomes. As a method of consuming nicotine, tobacco, and other substances that’s marketed as a “healthier” alternative to smoking, there are prevailing misconceptions about how damaging electronic cigarettes — commonly referred to as “vapes” or “e-cigs” — can actually be to one’s health and well-being.  According to extensive studies conducted by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), vaping can significantly increase the risk of complications after surgery in ways comparable to smoking regular cigarettes. No matter the method of consumption, nicotine can greatly disrupt the body’s healing processes by negatively affecting:  Wound... Continue Reading

Can a Tummy Tuck Improve Posture?

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), improved posture is among the surprising medical benefits commonly experienced after tummy tuck surgery. Part of the body contouring procedure involves repairing weakened or stretched abdominal muscles, which can thereby strengthen the underlying musculature. This often creates a more supportive abdominal wall and a stronger overall core. As a result, some patients achieve greater support for their spine as well as better posture from their cosmetic surgery. In many cases, correcting a protruding abdomen and tightening abdominal muscles during a tummy tuck can improve your posture. However, the adjunctive benefits for one’s spinal alignment that are possible after the procedure depend on each patient’s goals and unique circumstances. Postural improvements are typically most noticeable when the... Continue Reading