Male Reduction Mammaplasty – Transaxillary Chicago

Male reduction mammaplasty is a procedure used to take away the excess tissue that makes male breasts appear enlarged. There are a number of potential techniques available to plastic surgeons for this procedure. During a consultation with your plastic surgeon, he or she may recommend the transaxillary incision. Located in the armpit, this incision point […]

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Breast Augmentation Revision – Chicago Aesthetic Problems

After a breast augmentation procedure, patients may notice aesthetic problems in the chest area. One such issue is implant migration, the unintended shifting of the breast implants that create the appearance of unusual chest proportions. If you’re experiencing implant migration or another issue, you may want to undergo breast augmentation revision. Using breast augmentation revision, […]

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Gynecomastia Surgery – Chicago Pseudogynecomastia

The appearance of oversized male breasts is due to either fatty tissue, glandular tissue, or a combination of the two. You may or may not need gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction surgery, depending on the predominant type of tissue. When fatty tissue makes up the vast majority of the breast, exercise and diet alone […]

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Breast Reduction – Proper Scar Care Chicago

While scars from breast reduction surgery are unavoidable, with proper care, they won’t interfere with your everyday life. If you make sure to follow your physician’s post-operative instructions, scars will become closer to normal skin color and eventually blend in. The type of incision technique used during the breast reduction procedure will define the size […]

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Areola Reduction – Chicago Nipple Prominence

If you feel that your areolae are too large for your breasts, you may benefit from areola reduction surgery. This cosmetic procedure, which involves the removal of areolar tissue, has been proven effective time and time again. Before areola reduction, the patient will have a choice of getting either local anesthesia or general anesthesia. This […]

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Ptosis – Chicago Breast Lift Surgery Grade II

Drooping breasts are a problem many women face as part of the aging process. Ptosis, or drooping skin, is the technical term for what breasts experience when they sag. This issue can be corrected using breast lift surgery. A moderate level of ptosis is classified as Grade II ptosis, also called second-degree ptosis. When a […]

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Best Type of Implant – Illinois Breast Enlargement

When it comes to breast enlargement, it’s important to know your breast implant options. There is a world of difference between saline and silicone implants; though both are substances contained in a silicone shell, each has its own risks and benefits. Saline is a solution of sterile salt water, similar to the type routinely used […]

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Dr. Placik Releases New App for Breast Implant Exercises

Otto J Placik MD (Chicago, IL), a board certified Plastic Surgeon, is pleased to announce the release of the first free iPhone app (currently available in the App Store) designed for patients following breast augmentation and enlargement with implants. Dr. Placik brings his expertise and experience with thousands of breast augmentations to create an app […]

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Reversing Inverted Nipples

Perhaps as many as up to 10% of both men and women are born with or develop Inverted Nipples. Sometimes this occurs in just one or in both nipples and there are typically three levels of severity. The first of which is what is generally referred to as “shy nipples,” and the last, most severe […]

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Breast Lift, Chicago

Even with small breasts and excellent skin tone, there’s just no getting around it; your breasts are going to sag over time. Given the normal processes of pregnancy, nursing, aging, and gravity this natural droop may be exacerbated. Many patients in Chicago who find themselves unsatisfied with the changing position of their breasts seek out […]

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