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Why are Botched Breast Augmentations on the Rise?

Why are Botched Breast Augmentations on the Rise?

While it’s unfortunate, the truth is that botched breast augmentation surgeries are on the rise in the U.S. In fact, one study notes that the number of patients who have experienced a ruptured implant has increased significantly in the past few years. I say this not to frighten you, but to educate you on how you can avoid being a victim of a flawed procedure. With breast implants being the most performed cosmetic procedure in country today, it has opened the door to many surgeons who say they can perform them...

Do You Need a Mommy Makeover?

Do You Need a Mommy Makeover?

Many moms would agree that pregnancy can take a toll on the body. However, if you’re longing for your pre-pregnancy shape, Dr. Andrew Lofman can help. A Mommy Makeover is a series of treatments/surgical procedures that help revitalize a woman’s body after childbirth, and Dr. Andrew Lofman specializes on Mommy Makeovers in metro Detroit. We have helped countless women gain back their body confidence! Are you wondering if you’re a candidate for a Mommy Makeover in southeast Michigan? Read on to learn more. What is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your body to its look before pregnancy (or even a better...

When is the Best Time for a Breast Augmentation?

When is the Best Time for a Breast Augmentation?

If you are thinking about undergoing breast augmentation in metro Detroit, you may be wondering just when is the “best” time for you to have the procedure. Well we get asked this question quite often, actually. And the answer is that the right time can be different for everyone based on your individual lifestyle, family and work obligations and financial situation. However, we have two pieces of advice to help you make the right decision as to when it would be best for you to schedule your breast augmentation. Assess your schedule and support As busy mothers, wives and professionals, today’s women are busier than ever. However, it is possible to...

Breast Augmentation: Not Just for the Rich and Famous

Breast Augmentation: Not Just for the Rich and Famous

When you think of the type of women who have breast implants, do you envision women walking the streets of Los Angeles with their expensive handbags draped across their shoulder? Perhaps these women also drive luxury vehicles and take extravagant vacations. Or maybe you think of Hollywood movie and television stars like Kourtney Kardashian, Kaley Cuoco, Nicole Richie and Kate Hudson. Many women, oftentimes, feel that breast implants are simply not within their reach — despite being dissatisfied with their own breasts. Truth be told, though, breast augmentation has become incredibly popular among everyday women, from young women to mothers to middle-aged women and business professionals from all...

The Effect of Breastfeeding on Your Breasts

The Effect of Breastfeeding on Your Breasts

Much can be said about the bond that develops between a mother and her baby as a result of breastfeeding. Additionally, many experts believe that the health benefits of breast milk are unmatched. According to the National Library of Medicine, breastfeeding is associated with many benefits — including the improvement of the child’s neurodevelopment. However, rightfully so, many mothers are concerned with the effect that breastfeeding will have/has on their breasts, including the size and shape. Read on to learn more about the toll breastfeeding can take and what you can do about it. Loss of volume and lift Pregnancy and breastfeeding can wreak havoc on women’s breasts, including leaving you...

What Pregnancy Does to a Woman’s Stomach

What Pregnancy Does to a Woman’s Stomach

Though pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, most moms would agree that it can wreak havoc on the body. From weight gain to stretch marks to ever-expanding bellies, truth be told, pregnancy can leave a lasting impression on your body. So just what happens to a woman’s stomach during pregnancy? And is there any way to get your body back afterward? Read on to learn more. Bellies take a beating during pregnancy Not only do a woman’s internal organs shift during pregnancy to make room for a baby, the abdominal muscles change extensively as they are stretched in all directions. During the first trimester, in addition to...

Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift

Dr. Andrew Lofman is starting a new series in which he walks us through the entire process of deciding whether plastic surgery is right for you, and what to expect during the following recovery period. The fifth procedure he wanted to focus on was breast augmentation with a breast lift. [su_spacer] From Dr. Andrew Lofman: I recently had a patient worried about what kind of scars she could expect from a breast augmentation with an anchor style breast lift.  While it may seem a bit scary to add scars to your breasts, I think it is worth while to look at some photos of this exact surgery in order to better...

A Look at Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Andrew Lofman is starting a new series in which he walks us through the entire process of deciding whether plastic surgery is right for you, and what to expect during the following recovery period. The fourth procedure he wanted to focus on was Breast Reduction. From Dr. Lofman: This 27 year old female came to office with complaints related to large breasts.  She wore a size G bra and complained of back pain, neck pain, grooves in her shoulders from her bra straps, and rashes along her inframammary folds. This is typical of what most of my patients face when dealing with breast hypertrophy.   We discussed a bilateral breast...

Body Lift after massive weight loss

Dr. Andrew Lofman is starting a new series in which he walks us through the entire process of deciding whether plastic surgery is right for you, and what to expect during the following recovery period. The third procedure he wanted to focus on was a body lift after the patient has lost a large amount of weight. Before we get into the before and after photos, we want to make sure you understand body lift or contouring procedure.  Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother contours. Dramatic...

Breast Implants for Asymmetric Breasts

Dr. Andrew Lofman is starting a new series in which he walks us through the entire process of deciding whether plastic surgery is right for you, and what to expect during the following recovery period. The second procedure he wanted to focus on was Breast Augmentation and Asymmetry. From Dr. Lofman: This patient was 22 year old female with a B cup bra size. She came into my office for a consultation to discuss breast augmentation.  With this patient, it is important to note that her breasts were slightly asymmetrical when compared to each other.  Also, her left nipple/areolar complex is lower than her right.  She wanted to be a full C...