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How much milk will I make? Breastfeeding and the influence of breast surgery, appearance, and pregnancy induced breast changes.

I love science. I do a ton of breast surgery.  I have 3 kids.  I am a huge fan of breastfeeding.  How can I advise my patients about breast surgery and the relationship to breastfeeding?   I know a lot from being in practice for over a decade, and I read a lot of studies.  Every [...]

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Fat grafting : What bra to wear after surgery?

nursing bra

Fat grafting can’t have pressure on the newly transferred fat until it gets a new blood supply.  That likely takes weeks.  So what do you do to support the breasts during the healing time? I do think some support is good, as gentle pressure can help keep you from swelling and bruising as much.  The

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Breastfeeding rocks! New study shows lower SIDS risk

I know I am not a pediatrician or a family practice doctor, so some may wonder why I am so focused on breastfeeding.   I am a surgeon who deals a ton with the breasts and the effects of breastfeeding.  I have heard rumblings while being a mom-around-town of women who are choosing not to breastfeed their [...]

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Summer sun: What is in my sunscreen? Chemical blockers vs. Physical blockers

For all of my health conscious Bay Area patients, reading a bottle of sunscreen can be scary.  It is just like reading the ingredients on the back of ice cream.  If it doesn’t say things like “sugar” and “milk” you worry about putting it into your body.  So what is all of the stuff on

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Will pregnancy ruin my breast implants? Help!

wish I had a crystal ball. Every person is different with how their breasts change with pregnancy. Some barely look different, some go up 3 cup sizes. Breastfeeding adds another layer of change. Are you a producer? Do you favor one side? How big do you get? How long do you breastfeed for?  If you [...]

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Love

Last year in wrote a blog about loving yourself. (think g rated version please). Valentine’s Day.  Every year you are in a slightly different frame of mind on this day.  This year I want to remind us all to hug those dear. Human tendency is often to focus on the bad, the negative.  What you

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The effects of breast augmentation surgery on future ability to lactate

I am a plastic surgeon.  I perform a lot of breast augmentations.  I am lucky- most of my patients come to me after they have children and are done with breastfeeding.  Any surgery to the breast will affect the breast.  This seems obvious, but it is something I always discuss with patients, particularly if they [...]

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Breastfeeding after breast surgery

This will be the first in a line of blogs about this topic. Let me start first with an email I received from a patient,  ”I just want let you know that I have had no problem breastfeeding.  I am grateful that nothing was damaged during my breast lift surgery.  Nice job to you!!  We had [...]

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7 habits that can make you fat. (AKA easy things to do which will help make you NOT fat)

Many women who come to me have gained weight.  Particularly after babies, and the more babies the merrier, you may not be able to get back down to the svelte self you once were.  Some of it is from pregnancy- did you overeat? not exercise? Some of it is from young motherhood- are you sleep [...]

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Breast cancer. You just got diagnosed. What next?

I have had many breast cancer patients over the years.  When I first meet them, they have just received the diagnosis.  “You have cancer.”  A week ago they were a healthy 40 something woman whose biggest worry was should you buy organic milk for your kids?  Now you have cancer. When I meet you, I will remind

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