Who Should Get a Breast Lift?

22 Oct 2019 Who Should Get a Breast Lift?
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There are many benefits associated with getting a breast lift. It’s a procedure that can enhance the appearance of the patient’s breasts by making them perkier, larger and firmer. The ultimate goal is to achieve the patient’s desired appearance and restore youthfulness. It’s common for women that receive a breast lift to feel more confident in bras and clothing.

Improvements to the breasts during a breast lift often involves the removal of excess skin, as well as the repositioning of the areola and nipple. An experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon is able to create natural-looking breasts that are proportioned and align with the goals of the patient. Below are considerations to help you decide if a breast lift is right for you.

Restoring the Shape of Your Breasts After Breastfeeding

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s common for women to want their breasts restored. In fact, many women experience sagging breasts that are stretched from both changes that have taken place during the pregnancy and the impact of breastfeeding. A breast lift can restore the appearance of your breasts and implants are optional.

Lifting Drooping Breasts After Breastfeeding

Losing a significant amount of weight is a major accomplishment. What often accompanies that achievement is an excessive amount of skin in the breast area that can be removed through a breast lift procedure. Instead of the nipples pointing forward, they can end up pointing downward when the skin sags after weight loss. A breast lift can resolve this issue.

Improving Unusually Shaped Breasts

Sometimes breasts are shaped in a way the appears asymmetrical. A breast lift procedure can serve the purpose of creating symmetry between the two breasts. This is something that occurs as part of the process when restoring the aesthetic of breasts that have lost their round and perky shape. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will be proficient at achieving symmetry to the satisfaction of the patient.

Increasing or Reducing the Size of Your Breasts

If you are not particularly satisfied with the size of your breasts, a breast lift procedure could be beneficial, but only in conjunction with a breast augmentation. While a breast lift will help your breast look perkier, a breast augmentation will change the size. The same applies to breast reduction. If you are unhappy with large breasts and want to decrease the size, it will likely accompany a breast lift.

Enjoying Perkier Breasts

If you simply want your breasts to look perkier although you haven’t experienced any major changes to your body, a breast lift procedure is a good option. It’s a great way to obtain the aesthetic that you’ve always wanted, regardless of how minor or significant the desired change.

Whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast lift will depend on your unique situation. The decision should be made in consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. This will enable you to ask questions and get answers based on your specific situation.

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Breast Augmentation Versus Breast Lift

07 Sep 2019 Breast Augmentation Versus Breast Lift

Many cosmetic procedures are used to enhance the breast tissue. Two of the most common procedures include a Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift. Here we will detail the key features of both procedures as well as explain the main differences between the two.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is typically the recommended procedure for those who wish to increase their breast size. There are many pieces of information to consider when looking into this type of surgery. The placement of incision, implant size, as well as the type of implant, are all things that should be considered before surgery. There are 3 main places where an incision will be placed: either the armpit, the fold of the breast, or around the nipple. In terms of implant size, it is mostly up to the patient, however, it is recommended not to go up more than 2 cup sizes. There are two types of breast implants which include silicone and saline. Saline implants are cheaper, however Silicone is more popular to their more natural look and feel.  There are also others factors to consider which should be discussed during your consultation. Everything is dependent on the patient’s preference.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a procedure that is best used to fix drooping and involves reshaping the breast tissue. Typically older women need this surgery due to the natural effects of aging. This is a very common procedure and is very effective at restoring confidence to patients who are dissatisfied with changes in the appearance of their breasts. In general, there are 3 types of approaches to a breast lift: periareolar, reduction, and an inverted T-shape. More often than not, a surgeon will use the inverted T-incision because it allows for the maximum breast lift.

Which one is right for you?

The type of procedure you should get is highly dependent on your needs and desires for your breasts. It is important to understand the differences between the procedures. Breast augmentation is intended to increase the size and shape of the breasts, but it will not lift the breasts or fix any previous drooping. On the other hand, a breast lift does a great job at fixing drooping and provides a more lifted appearance. However, the breast size will increase very little if none at all. Often, these two procedures are carried out together to obtain the desired look. Overall, regardless of the type of procedure you decide upon, make sure that your surgeon is board-certified and specializes in breast surgery.


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Perk Up Your Breasts After Pregnancy

20 Mar 2019 Perk Up Your Breasts After Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be anything but kind to youthful, perky breasts. A once full and firm bustline can suddenly appear soft and deflated following multiple childbirths. Luckily, there are several options for women who find themselves in this situation. Breast surgery from Neaman Plastic Surgery can successfully restore breasts post-pregnancy to improve your appearance and help to give you back a little confidence.

Lift and Shape With a Breast Lift

One of the most popular surgeries performed following pregnancy is a breast lift. Sagging breasts are a common side effect of breastfeeding due to the breasts becoming engorged with milk and then eventually returning to their normal size. When the milk is gone, many women are left with inelastic skin that is unable to bounce back and give you back your perky breasts of the past. A breast lift can remove excess skin and position your breasts to a higher location on your chest wall. This can also help to firm up breasts and improve their overall appearance.

Add Volume By Adding Implants

A breast lift with breast implants is another great way to restore breasts after childbirth. While a breast lift can enhance your bustline, it can’t actually increase the volume. By adding implants to your post-pregnancy breast lift, you are able to increase the size and possibly decrease the amount of skin that must be excised.

Gradually Lose The Baby Weight

Following pregnancy, most women can’t wait to get their pre-baby body back, and we get it. However, it may behoove you to slowly and steadily lose the extra weight you gained while being pregnant. The reason for this is extreme weight fluctuations can affect the quality of your skin, including your breast skin. The elasticity of your skin can become compromised with weight loss which can result in sagging. If you gradually lose the baby weight, your skin has a better chance of recovering and repairing itself properly. This doesn’t mean you won’t still need to resort to surgical means to fully restore your breasts, but you will achieve better results from a breast lift or breast augmentation if you have good skin elasticity.

Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery To Schedule Your Breast Consultation

If you’re looking to get your pre-baby breasts back, schedule a consultation with Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen and find out about your breast lift options. Together you can devise a plan to boost your confidence and breast appearance. Contact us at 844-338-5445.

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Who’s a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

19 Feb 2019 Who’s a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
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A breast lift is a simple procedure for skilled surgeons like Dr. Keith Neaman to perform. If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon in Oregon to perform a breast lift, it’s important to choose a surgeon who specializes in these procedures. Breast lifts are less invasive than a breast augmentation because implants are not part of the process. However, only some women are a good candidate for “just” a breast lift.

Breast lifts remove excess breast skin to improve the perkiness and youthful look of breasts. In the cases of extreme sagging, the nipples may also need to be removed and replaced higher on the chest. The type of scarring that follows a breast lift varies, however, there are two types of common scarring. One is a simple horizontal scar that is hidden in the folds of the breast. The other is an anchor or lollipop scar which also includes a vertical scar from the base of the nipple to the folds of the breast.

Breast lifts improve the profile of the breast. Even though no implants are used, breasts often look a little fuller after a breast lift. This is because the sagging skin is removed and it allows the true breast tissue to create the teardrop shape of the breast. Breast lifts are usually a good choice for women who like the general size and shape of their breasts but want to address the sagging and lax skin.

Many issues can cause breast sagging. Age is always a factor, but pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can increase breast sagging. However, genetics can also play an important role. Collagen and elastin are naturally found in the skin, and these elements are what keep skin taut and youthful. Some people just have less collagen and elastin than others.

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Top Reasons To Have a Breast Lift

29 Jan 2019 Top Reasons To Have a Breast Lift
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Just as age, gravity, and other factors affect your body and face, they also affect your breasts. It’s common as women get older for their breast skin to become slightly saggy. This causes the breasts to droop and sit lower on the chest as well as creating a deflated appearance. Dr. Keith Neaman, Salem Oregon Plastic Surgeon, performs breast lifts for women who seek an effective solution for restoring the shape and position of their breasts and to give them a much-needed lifted appearance.

Lift Your Breasts, Lift Your Self-Confidence

There are many reasons that lead women to consider having a breast lift. There’s no ideal or perfect age to have a breast lift as every woman is different and experiences aging differently. Specific life changes that are unique to each individual can alter the breasts and cause women to resort to plastic surgery. A few of the reasons that many women elect to have a breast lift include:

  • Aging: You can’t run from it and you can’t hide from it. Aging will catch up with you at some point. Just as aging can affect the skin on your face, it can also affect the health of the skin on your breasts. Skin is made of collagen and elastin. Over time, the body slows down on the production of these proteins causing the skin to become inelastic. Once you throw gravity into the mix and your breasts start to hang down a little more, the breast skin becomes stretched. This leaves the top part of your breasts lacking volume and appearing wrinkly. This is why older women commonly experience misshapen and soft breasts.
  • Pregnancy: A breast lift, with or without breast implants, is a common procedure included in a mommy makeover. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the breast skin as the breasts fill up with milk. Similar to what happens with age, the skin loses elasticity and once breastfeeding is completed and milk production stops, the breasts can look severely deflated due to loose, excess skin.
  • Weight Loss: Breast tissue is fat so when extreme weight loss occurs, the breasts are one of the first places it disappears from. However, the skin remains, and it isn’t always pleasant. Dramatic weight loss often leaves the breasts looking saggy and misshapen.

Schedule A Breast Lift Consultation With Oregon Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman

A breast lift can restore volume and help shape the breasts by removing excess, sagging skin that is keeping you from having the beautiful breasts you remember having before life took its course. Breast augmentation with a breast lift is easily able to be combined and they are an extremely low-risk procedure that yields pleasing successful results. Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445 and get on the road to lifting your breasts and overall appearance.

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Lift Your Confidence With A Breast Lift

31 Dec 2018 Lift Your Confidence With A Breast Lift
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Are your breasts causing you to be self-conscious and feel down about your appearance? Have they lost their firmness and started to sag? If so, a breast lift from Neaman Plastic Surgery may be the solution you need to restore your breasts to their youthful, perky bustline. A breast lift can do wonders not just for your overall appearance but also your self-confidence.

Why Breasts Sag

Sagging is often associated with breasts later in life, but why? What exactly causes breasts to sag? Pregnancy and childbirth can both contribute to breasts slightly sagging a bit more. This is due to the breasts going through the process of producing milk in preparation to nurse. When they become enlarged from the milk, the breast skin stretches. Sometimes the skin is stretched to the point of no repair and when the body stops producing milk the breasts are left looking deflated.

Breasts can also begin to sag simply as a result of the natural aging process. As we age, our body stops producing as much collagen as it once did. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep skin healthy, strong and elastic. When collagen levels decline, skin (including breast skin) loses its elasticity and becomes loose. When this happens to your breast skin, your breasts begin to sag because of the weight of the breast tissue pulling on the already loose skin. Extreme weight loss is also a culprit to sagging breasts.

Perk Up Your Breasts and Confidence With a Breast Lift

A breast lift removes the loose excess skin from the breasts and helps to reshape the remaining breast tissue, while the natural breasts are lifted on the chest wall to a more pleasing position. During your breast lift, your nipples may also be resized or repositioned to correct asymmetry. Breast implants are commonly inserted during a breast lift to help increase volume and firmness. During your consultation, Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen will discuss your options and will help you decide whether you would be better served by combining breast augmentation with your breast lift to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery Today!

A breast lift can restore your bustline and confidence. Following your procedure, you will have lifted and fuller breasts that will make you look years younger. Don’t hide your breasts any longer, contact Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445 and get started on lifting your breasts and confidence. You deserve to look and feel good.

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Know Who’s Knife You’re Going Under With Before-And-After Pictures

11 Dec 2018 Know Who’s Knife You’re Going Under With Before-And-After Pictures

When you’re sick, you don’t just go to any doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Not all doctors are the same, nor have the same specialty. Well, the same goes for plastic surgeons. It’s essential that you select a skilled and qualified surgeon, such as Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen, to perform your cosmetic procedures.

If you don’t know a surgeon personally, referrals are an excellent place to start. Referrals let you gain insight into patient care. But if you want to learn about a plastic surgeon’s skill and expertise, the best thing you can do is view their before and after pictures. Before and after photos will give you an inside look into how a surgeon approaches a procedure and what types of results he is able to achieve. When you’re looking at a surgeon’s photos, it’s important to view them with a healthy skepticism. You should always be realistic and look out for the following:

  • Results That Appear Too Perfect

While this seems like what you would want in a surgeon, it isn’t exactly realistic. You want consistency, but most people aren’t perfect 100% of the time. Even the best surgeons are going to probably have a patient or two that display so-so results. A good surgeon will show you his best results alongside his less-than-perfect results so you can see an authentic portrayal of his work.

  • Results Should Vary

No two people are the same, so their results shouldn’t be. A good surgeon will be able to adapt to the needs of the patient, yet still, produce aesthetically pleasing results.

  • Make Sure You Like What You See

Just as a writer has a unique style of writing, a plastic surgeon has a unique technique for different procedures. The majority of the before and after photos should appeal to you aesthetically. If you don’t particularly like the results you’re seeing, there’s a good chance you won’t like your own results if you select that surgeon. If you’re considering breast augmentation, you should be pleased with the results you are viewing. A good surgeon understands this and will work with you or may even refer you to someone else that can give you what you desire.

View Before and After Photos at Neaman Plastic Surgery

Have you made the decision to enhance your appearance with plastic surgery? If so, we invite you to view the hundreds of before, and after photos, we have at Neaman Plastic Surgery. Dr. Neaman and Dr. Christiansen encourage you to view their work and schedule a consultation to discuss your needs. Call 844-338-5445 today!

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Why Reviewing Before-and-After Photos is Important When Selecting a Surgeon

29 Nov 2018 Why Reviewing Before-and-After Photos is Important When Selecting a Surgeon

The goal of plastic surgery, no matter what procedure you’re looking to undergo, is to obtain a contoured result that you desire. You’re trying to enhance your appearance for a more pleasing look. Before deciding on a plastic surgeon, you’ll probably have a few consultations where you will be able to ask the surgeon about his or her experience. The surgeon can tell you about every surgery that’s been performed, but there’s nothing quite as telling as images. Before and after photos of tummy tuck and breast augmentation procedures are a great tool when trying to select a plastic surgeon. Here are a few reasons why you should review before and after pictures before you go under any plastic surgeon’s knife.

Pictures Don’t Lie

Anyone can tell you how great they are and what a fabulous job they will do, but if they don’t have proof, their word doesn’t mean very much. Every patient is different, and everybody is different. Before and after photos give you an opportunity to see how a plastic surgeon is able to adapt to each individual and still produce beautiful aesthetic results. Those pictures let you be the judge and see the surgeon’s work firsthand.

Consistency is Key

A good plastic surgeon, such as Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen, will have hundreds of before and after photos to show you. By having so many pictures to look through, you’ll be able to see if the surgeon’s work is consistent. Photos of one surgery can be misleading, photos of hundreds should offer insight into one’s skill. Patients should be posed in similar positions for both the “before” and the “after” to give you a good idea of how the surgery enhanced their features and contours.

Showcase Scar Placement

Along with showing you beautiful results, before and after pictures will show you what you can expect in regards to scar placement. Scars shouldn’t be in-your-face-visible. Skilled surgeons are knowledgeable at how and where to place scars to blend them into natural creases or have them be hidden under clothing.

Review Before and After Photos at Neaman Plastic Surgery

Before and after photos can be your best tool in selecting a surgeon to perform your procedure. They offer more than just possible results to surgery, and they show you the results possible from a specific surgeon. We invite you to review our many before and after photos in our online gallery at Neaman Plastic Surgery. Our surgeons take great pride in their work and look forward to discussing your aesthetic goals with you. Contact us at 844-338-5445 to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen.

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Can I Get A Breast Lift Without Implants?

27 Nov 2018 Can I Get A Breast Lift Without Implants?
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There are several reasons why a woman’s breasts may begin to sag. Age, gravity, pregnancy, and lack of support – just to name a few. This change in the breasts may also cause them to appear smaller than they did years ago. A breast lift from Neaman Plastic Surgery can help restore their pertness giving them a young and perky appearance. But, is it necessary to get implants if you are getting your breasts lifted?

What is a Breast Lift?

Let’s start by discussing what exactly a breast lift does? A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a procedure that repositions the nipples while aligning pendulous breasts to achieve a higher and lifted chest profile. During a breast lift, excess skin and tissue are removed so the remaining breast skin can be tightened to help firm and reshape the breasts.

Will You Need Implants?

Breast implants are commonly inserted during a breast lift to achieve a fuller contour; however, it isn’t always necessary. Sometimes, Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen are able to actually enhance the size of your original breasts by lifting them higher and reshaping them. Many women are satisfied with their new appearance without altering their size. Other women find that they lack sufficient breast tissue once the excess skin is removed, so implants are necessary to give them a proportionate bustline.

How Do I Decide, Breast Lift, Breast Implants or Both?

The best way for you to decide if breast implants combined with your breast lift will give you the contour results you are looking to achieve is to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons, either Dr. Neaman or Dr. Christiansen. Together, you will discuss your cosmetic goals, and they will be able to assess your profile and give you an idea of what results you could expect with both options by looking at before and after photos.

A breast lift, with and without implants, can help to restore your full, perky appearance along with your confidence. If you’re considering a breast lift and want to know if including breast implants is right for you and your frame, contact Neaman Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation today! Call 844-338-5445.

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Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction

30 Oct 2018 Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction

When most people think of breast enhancement, they typically think of women receiving breast implants to boost their bustline. And while most women who visit Neaman Plastic Surgery inquiring about breast enhancement are in fact considering breast augmentation to add volume, there are still many women who desire to either reposition their breasts by lifting or to simply reduce their overall size.

Give Your Breasts a Lift with a Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, is a procedure that lifts and firms the breasts to achieve a heightened chest profile. Although breast implants can be combined with a lift, the primary goal of a breast lift is to reduce sagging by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Implants are often used to increase fullness in breasts that have lost shape and volume such as from pregnancy and nursing. When breast implants are not used, a breast lift does not make the breasts significantly smaller as it is primarily removing skin and not breast tissue.

Reduce Heavy, Large Breasts with Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that’s sole purpose is to reduce the size of the breasts. This is accomplished by removing excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue. Breast reduction not only makes the breasts smaller, but it also helps to eliminate negative symptoms associated with overly large breasts, such as back, neck and shoulder pain.

Two Different Procedures, Similar Benefits

Both a breast lift and breast reduction can successfully help to restore confidence and give women the chest profile they desperately desire. Although they are different procedures with different results and approach, they are very similar in the regard they both improve the overall appearance of the breasts by positioning them higher and restoring firmness. Take a look at our before and after pictures to see what results you may be able to achieve through a breast lift or breast reduction at Neaman Plastic Surgery.

The best way to decide which procedure is best suited for your specific needs is to schedule a consultation with Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman or Dr. Dustin Christiansen so together you can discuss your aesthetic goals and review your particular situation, including assessing your current breast profile. A treatment plan will be devised, and you will be on your way to younger, perkier looking breasts. Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery today and schedule your consultation at 844-338-5445!

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