Symptoms of Overly Large Breasts

Are Your  Large Breasts a Source of Trouble

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Oftentimes you will hear about those people who are interested in enlarging their breasts because they are not happy with the size but many times you do not hear about the other end of the spectrum. There are people that have overly large breasts and with that, comes baggage – which could be bad and good. Overly large breasts can lead to more serious health concerns though which will be discussed briefly.

Different Areas Affect by Large Breasts

Skin Irritation/rashes may occur when people have overly large breasts because of sweat and excessive rubbing of the skin on skin contact. Back, neck and muscle pain can be caused as well as numbness in fingers. Shortness of breath is often an issue and it may be difficult for a person to partake in physical activities due to their large breast size. It could become painful and just unenjoyable which people tend to try to avoid. Additionally, shoulder grooves can occur when a bra is not properly supporting the breasts. The larger one’s breasts are, the heavier they will be which puts a lot of extra strain on the upper part of the body.

Speak with Your Physician About Reduction Options

If you know anyone with overly large breasts or you have them yourself, you will know exactly all of the pain, pressure, and feelings associated first hand. It might be time to consider a breast reduction procedure.  It can be embarrassing to some because of the attention from others or the breasts can just start to hinder their quality of life. There is no valid reasoning to have to be unhappy or unable to partake in activities that you enjoy doing because of breast size. There are many options to help minimize pain and pressure that the overly large breasts are causing and this is something that should be discussed with your plastic surgeon or  physician.

 

PLASTIC SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY CAN PERFORM YOUR BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.

The Risk of Seroma after Plastic Surgery

Surgical Complications and Seroma

There are many complications that can occur after undergoing surgical procedures, some of which can cause permanent damage to your body, while others can make you sick. It is always very important to heed the your surgeon’s’ advice for care before and after a surgical procedure. Everyone’s body heals differently and reacts differently to procedures and even though some of the care instructions may seem silly, you will regret not following them. Below you will see a list of complications that can occur after a surgical procedure:

Seroma and Plastic Surgery

  • Nerve Damage
  • Hematoma
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Seroma
  • Anesthesia Complications
  • Organ Damage
  • Blood Damage

This is just to name a few – there are many other issues that can arise that are directly linked to the risk of undergoing surgical procedures. We are going to focus upon Seroma.

What is a Seroma?

Seroma can occur after plastic surgery, and it generally is most often associated with those patients who undergo a tummy tuck procedure. The serum that is naturally in your blood can start to pool up underneath the surface of your skin, which in turn become extremely painful. The swelling creates pressure and the area can start to look like a large blister. Oftentimes, seroma is a breeding ground for infections which can get into the blood stream and become fatal.

What to Do if you have Seroma?

If you have undergone a surgical procedure and start to see some swelling, it is always best to get it checked out by your physician or follow up with your plastic surgeon. They will quickly be able to access the area and let you know the best course of action to take. If in fact you have a seroma, it is usually drained by a needle (they may reoccur) and antibiotics may be administered.

The most important thing to remember is following the surgeon’s advice and care instructions to help prevent any issues before, during or after any surgical procedure.

 

PLASTIC SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY TO SEROMA

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.

Most Common Reasons for Breast Lift

Common Reason to Undergo a Breast Lift

 

There are many reasons why people choose to undergo breast lift surgery, whether it is for aesthetic reasons to boost self-confidence or related to health concerns, it is a very common procedure.

Breast Lift Surgery

A woman’s breasts can change with time, often times losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

 

After Pregnancy after Breast Lift

Restoring the natural shape and perkiness that women had before pregnancy is one main reason why women choose breast lift surgery. Many women do not consider all the changes that their body goes through during pregnancy and a simple breast lift can adjust the once tight skin in areas that make women feel…like a woman.

 

Breast Lift to Combat Weight Loss

Those individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight typically will have loose skin and fatty deposits displaced which can be very difficult to cope with as well. Some skin may go back but generally with people who were overweight, the elasticity changes from being stretched out.

 

Breast Perkiness

Perhaps drooping breasts has been an issue that a woman has been dealing with since the development of her breasts and she has decided that undergoing a breast lift procedure will give her the body she has always wanted. Breast lift surgery becomes an option.

 

Some Things to Consider Prior to Making a Breast Lift Decision

There are some telltale signs that a doctor will go over with you during a consultation appointment that would determine if you will be a good candidate or not. If your breasts/nipples are pointing downwards or if your areola seems to be sitting underneath the crease of your breast, bra/cup size, and shape of the breast.

These are all things to consider, and honestly – if any of these are something that you are experiencing, you are in good company! Many woman around the world feel uncomfortable about their size/shape. This procedure is very simple and can be done as an outpatient procedure, with minimal downtime before being able to resume daily activities.

 

PLASTIC SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY CAN PERFORM YOUR BREAST LIFT

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.

Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

Many women will experience breast pain throughout their lifetime, it is normal, although it is not something that should be ignored. While some may automatically assume that something is severely wrong – others may let things slide; this stems from the lack of proper knowledge about what could be happening.

During menstrual cycles, it is very common for women to experience some breast pain and tenderness.

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Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

This is caused by hormonal levels being unbalanced. Unbalanced hormones generally occur when women are pre-menstrual, premenopausal, during pregnancy and with PMS. When the breast pain is not cyclical – other issues that are not hormonal could cause it. The medical terminology for breast pain is mastalgia, which covers but is not limited to the following:

Typical Breast Pain Symptoms

  • Lumpiness
  • Tenderness
  • Tightness
  • Itchiness
  • Dullness
  • Aching
  • Soreness

These symptoms are the cyclical symptoms. Since all women are different and handle pain differently, they may not experience all of the symptoms listed or perhaps they do. It is not uncommon for some women to experience pain in one breast and not the other.

In regards to non-cyclical symptoms, possible reasons could be but are not limited to:

  • Breast Cysts/Trauma
  • Stress
  • Breast Size
  • Cholesterol or medications
  • Mastitis
  • Antidepressants
  • Alcohol Intake

Common Breast Pain Causes

The most common cause for breast pain is in fact hormonal imbalances and many women between the ages of 25-50 experience it regularly. It is imperative to understand that this is usually estrogen levels being thrown off rather than a sign for cancer. These types of pain are easily treatable and it may be as simple as getting a little more exercise and implementing breathing techniques into your daily routine. Water level intake is important just for optimal health reasons and it will help regulate salt level intake as well within the body. If for some reason you are experiencing persistent, non-cyclical breast pain, it is safer to visit with your physician and discuss what the root cause could be.

PLASTIC SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention

breast cancer awareness kansas city ksDid you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? This the most diagnosed cancer in women today. For all women, it is extremely important to understand their risk of breast cancer and learn about early diagnosis and prevention.

Early Diagnosis & Prevention

Early diagnosis saves lives! According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early in the localized stage, the 5-year relative is 100%.

Self-Exam – It is extremely important for all women to perform a monthly self check.  A monthly check helps women detect any changes in their breast tissue including cancerous lumps. Learn how to perform your own check from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mammogram – Yearly mammograms for women over 40 are also very important. Mammograms can detect tumors before they can even be felt in a self exam.

Family History/Genetic Testing – New genetic tests can tell women if they have certain abnormal genes that increase their likelihood of cancer. If these tests aren’t available to you, understanding your family history of breast cancer can help indicate your risk.

Healthy Habits – While you can’t simply eat right and not get cancer, there are some steps you can take to minimize your risk. First, stop smoking. Maintaining a healthy weight with regular exercise and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is also helpful in minimizing your risk.

Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Unfortunately, many women will still get breast cancer. Luckily due to increased treatments, prevention plans, and patient options, most patients have a very good chance of coming through the disease stronger than before. Breast reconstruction is an option for many women who have undergone treatment. A reconstruction rebuilds the breast mound, giving women back their previous shape!

Dr. Rast works to create a natural, beautiful look for all of his Kansas City patients helping to restore a sense of normalcy and confidence. If you or someone you love is researching breast reconstruction due to a cancer diagnosis, please consider talking with Dr. Rast. He works with patients and their doctors every step of the way to make the reconstruction process as easy as possible. Call us today at 913-451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

 

Breast Reconstruction Using Breast Implants

Breast reconstruction after breast cancer is an overwhelming and scary process. You’ve gone through enough with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. If you undergo a mastectomy, a breast reconstruction will rebuild your breast and a natural shape.

Mastectomy – a surgical operation to remove a breast

There are many options and multiple types of breast reconstruction. The two main options on how to actually reconstruct the breast is with breast implants or natural tissue. Natural tissue uses fat and tissue from other parts of the body to rebuild the breast mound. Breast implant reconstruction uses a silicone or saline implant to reconstruct the breast mound.

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Breast Implant Reconstruction Options

Breast implant reconstruction is recommended for women who have very little tissue left after a mastectomy and/or radiation therapy. Depending on the treatment schedule, patients can also choose to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction. If there is no chemotherapy and radiation after the mastectomy, Dr. Rast can immediately place the implant(s) directly after the mastectomy. If a patient needs to have further cancer treatments, it is best to wait until after the therapy is complete, so that the radiation does not affect the breast implants. Breast implants can be saline or silicone.

Learn More About Your Options In Kansas City

It is Dr. Rast’s goal to restore a natural look and promote your breast redefinition, without cancer at the center of your view of yourself. Appearance isn’t everything, but restoring a sense of normalcy with reconstructive surgery helps our Kansas City patients take a big and important step on the road to recovery.

If you’re interested in breast implant reconstruction  and learning more about the options in Kansas City, call us today at 913-451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with us today.

 

Choosing The Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Feeling comfortable is one of the most important parts of choosing a cosmetic procedure. You should feel at ease and not worry about asking any questions about a potential surgery. It’s important to do your research about a potential breast augmentation surgeon.

Ask questions about their medical training and their experience performing surgeries. Look at their before and after images and ask questions about size and shape! Also think about the communication between you and the doctor and even the staff. Were they courteous and caring?

Dr. Rast strives to make each and every one of his patients feel comfortable and confident with their cosmetic surgery experience. He specializes in breast augmentation and is proudly a 5-star rated surgeon on RealSelf.com.

Questions To Ask Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

If you aren’t sure what to ask, look through our list of top questions below. Ask Dr. Rast the following questions to help you understand his experience and the actual procedure. You can also learn about breast implants from our main page.

Questions To Ask Dr. Rast

Are you board certified?

Where did you get your degree?

How many years have you been practicing?

Do you perform breast surgeries often?

What is the most common complication you encounter?

What is your re-operation rate with implants?

What is the most common type of re-operation?

Do you have your own surgery center or do you work in a hospital?

Questions About Breast Augmentation

What shape, size, texture, incision and placement site would you recommend?

How will my breasts change over time?

What results can I expect?

What are the risks?

Will I be able to breastfeed after surgery?

What other procedures are available if I decide against breast implants?

Request An Appointment In Kansas City

Meet with Dr. Rast to understand breast augmentation and how he can help you get the cosmetic results your want. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results at the perfect size. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

Breast Implant Placement

In a breast augmentation procedure, implants are placed either under the pectoralis muscle (sub-muscular) or on top of the pectoralis muscle and under the breast glands (sub-glandular). There are advantages to each type of breast implant placement and depending on your goals and body type, Dr. Rast may recommend one or the other for you. Learn more about the most common pros and cons of each type of surgical placement!

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Sub-Muscular Breast Implant Placement

Cons

  • Surgery and recovery may be longer
  • recovery may be more painful
  • Re-operation is more difficult

Pros

  • Less Visible Implants
  • Implants Less Palpable
  • Mammogram imaging easier
  • Preferable for women with thin breast tissue

Sub-Glandular Breast Implant Placement

Pros

  • Shorter Surgery
  • Shorter Recovery
  • Easier Re-Operation

Cons

  • More Visible/Palpable Implants
  • More Difficult Imaging During Mammogram
  • Not Recommended For Women With Thin Breast Tissue

Appointments Available In Kansas City!

Want to learn more about breast augmentation and which type of placement would be right for you? Work with Dr. Rast to create a personalized augmentation plan. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results at the perfect size. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

 

Breast Implant Sizes

One of the most common questions, or rather confusion, in our Kansas City plastic surgery office is over breast implants sizes. Breast implants are not measured in bra cup sizes! Implants are actually measured in cubic centimeters or cc’s.

breast implant sizes kansas city ksBreast Implant Sizes & Measurements

Depending on how big you want to go with your breast augmentation, Dr. Rast will need to evaluate your existing skin and breast tissue. He will determine if you have enough tissue to cover the size you desire. Sometimes, if there is not enough tissue for a larger implant the edges may become visible following your surgery.

It is very important not to worry about cup size, but rather focus on your body proportions and overall cosmetic goals. A tall woman with broad shoulders and excess tissue will typically get larger implants than a petite woman, simply because of proportions. Dr. Rast will help you figure out the shape, size, and breast implant profile that will work best for your body type and cosmetic goals.

Appointments Available in Kansas City

Want to learn more about breast implant sizes and what would be right for you? Work with Dr. Rast to create a personalized augmentation plan. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results at the perfect size. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

 

Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

Many women are concerned that getting breast implants can affect their pregnancy and future ability to breastfeed. Luckily, plastic surgery does not hurt your chances of getting pregnant or hurt your baby while you are pregnant. If you are concerned about breastfeeding with breast implants, it’s very important that you let Dr. Rast know about those concerns.

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Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

For women who have received a breast augmentation, there is some risk that they will not be able to breastfeed. The risk is that during the breast implant procedure, the milk ducts may be disrupted.

By being open and talking with Dr. Rast about your breastfeeding plans, he can create a personalized surgical plan to avoid disruption of the milk ducts. By avoiding the milk ducts during surgery, your likelihood of breastfeeding is increased!

Pregnancy & Your Breast Implants

For both women with and without augmented breasts, pregnancy causes significant changes in the body. The breasts’ shape, fullness, or size may change. Some women even get a “touch-up” of their augmentation after pregnancy!

Appointments Available in Kansas City

If you want to improve your body with augmentation, but are worried about your future chances of breastfeeding — Dr. Rast can help ease your mind! We’ll work with you to minimize the risk and create a fuller, larger breast contours with overall beautiful and natural-looking results that meet your cosmetic goals.

If you’re ready to take the next step, get in touch with us today. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation!

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.