Breast Reconstruction Surgery Articles

Everyone wants a fast recovery from their cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reductions and lifts, tummy tucks or abdominoplasties and many other. Rapid recovery from surgery can be related to the commercial about arthritis that says, “A body at rest tends to stay at rest”. This saying is taken from Newton's First Law of Motion which states that, “a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it’. If you took high school physics you will remember this!

The average person is exposed to 174 newspapers full of information every day and visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text.

"Dr. LeBlanc is AMAZING! I am very pleased with the results of my reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy. She is very caring and compassionate; something you don't find very often in doctors today. Thank you Dr. LeBlanc for helping me get back to normal, after breast cancer. You are one in a million!" (Janet, Fort Worth, TX)

Steven S. Carp, MD, FACS, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has specialized in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery since 1993. Dr. Carp understands that plastic surgery requires a combination of skills, technique and an artistic eye; knowing each and every patient has different needs that must be understood. The combination of which presents him with an exciting and challenging career.

It can take time to find the right breast augmentation surgeon to perform your breast lift, breast augmentation procedure or breast reduction surgery. You’ll need to review the surgeon’s credentials, learn about the different services he or she offers and review breast augmentation before and after photos to gauge the surgeon’s skill level.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a boob job, or breast augmentation, there are several things you need to consider before you even book your consultation. Boob jobs are among the most sought-after procedures by women between the ages of 18 and 34 in the US and are a popular choice for women who want to feel more confident, improve the shape of their silhouette and enhance their appearance. One of the most important decisions you will need to make when getting a boob job involves finding the right surgeon.

The physical effects of pregnancy can change your body from inside out: An increase in body fat, stretch marks and changes in breast size are just a few changes to expect. Many women are turning to cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery a few months after giving birth in hopes of restoring their bodies to pre-pregnancy status.

There seems to be a lot of attention recently about pain-free cosmetic procedures and especially breast augmentation. Most of this surrounds a new promising long-term local numbing medicine that has far-reaching implications. This local numbing medicine, specifically studied with breast augmentation, showed good results with little to no complications. This is potentially exciting to aesthetic patients who often fear discomfort associated with various cosmetic procedures. Often this is the only reason they do not proceed with their desires. However, there has been no study showing that any method of breast augmentation or use of special medicines has led to consistent “painless breast augmentations”.

Your cosmetic plastic surgery procedure may leave you with scars, pain and stress during the recovery stages, and planning ahead with the right tools and supplies can make recovery much easier.

Imagine larger breasts without implants! Now imagine using your own body fat as the implant itself! You may wonder how this is possible. With a procedure called autologous fat grafting, fat is removed from one part of your body and transferred to the breast in a single procedure, without any visible scars! This revolutionary technique adds a very new dimension to breast augmentation and breast reconstruction as a patient's own body fat used exclusively to enlarge the breast! With this approach, the traditional breast implant is no longer used at all.