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Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1 Childrens Place; Nwt 1150
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn is a medical specialist in hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. After attending the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Myckatyn is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith E Brandt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Box 8238, 1150 Nw Tower
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keith Brandt is a specialist in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Brandt is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Marissa Morningstar M Tenenbaum, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Tenenbaum include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Tenenbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald W Buck II, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6g
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Buck is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Dr. Buck's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Buck's distinctions include: Medical Executive Committee Christian Hospital; Tracking Operations & Outcomes for Plastic Surgery (TOPS); and Steering Committee.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ida Keiko Fox, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ida Fox is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Her areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, injuries, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.

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