What Breast Procedure is Right for You?

Cosmetic breast procedures are some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world. At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, our experienced Board-Certified surgeons specialize in cosmetic breast procedures.

Common Reason for Breast Reduction Surgery

Common Reason for Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a common procedure done to help improve an individual’s quality of life. A breast reduction surgery will change the size, weight, firmness, and shape of the breast to help individuals achieve their goals and desires. Many reasons that an individual may be looking for a breast reduction can be due to their self-esteem and physical appearance, but breast reduction surgery can also help relieve medical problems an individual may be experiencing. Below, we will cover some of the most common reasons a person may be considering a breast reduction.Back PainPatients may reach out to a doctor to discuss a breast reduction to help reduce any chronic back, neck and shoulder pain. Heavy breasts can affect the curvature of the spine, leading specifically to the neck and upper back pain. This can also negatively impact your posture when sitting and walking. Excess weight is placed on the chest, and without enough support, women find it hard to maintain good posture. Due to this, they will slouch forward, resulting in pain and poor posture. Breast reduction surgery can eliminate these problems in most cases.Limitations in Physical ActivityPatients with large, heavy breasts may find it more difficult, awkward or painful to participate in certain physical activities. Reducing the breast size for these individuals can help them enjoy activities with their friends where they may have been sitting out previously and can help them to achieve their fitness goals. Self- Esteem and AppearanceLarge breasts, especially when not in proportion to your height and weight, can be embarrassing or make individuals feel insecure about their bodies. Women with large breasts may especially feel self-conscious wearing swimsuits and clothing that shows more cleavage due to unwelcome attention associated with large breasts. It also may be hard to find clothing that is comfortable and provides adequate coverage.Breast Reduction for MenBreast reduction isn’t a procedure only for women. Due to genetics, use of certain medications, or other unspecified reasons, some men develop the appearance of enlarged breasts due to an excess of breast tissue. A male breast reduction is the most effective known treatment for gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the chest. The ideal patient for this procedure would be at their goal weight with a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI).If you’re interested in learning more about a breast reduction surgery and planning your own procedure, please contact us online or call (403) 452-7953 to request your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting with you.

Bikinis & Breast Implants: Shopping for Bathing Suits

Once you’ve decided to get a breast augmentation at our Calgary plastic surgery practice, the excitement often builds as you think about getting new clothes tailored to highlight your shape. One of the perks of getting breast implants is buying bathing suits that flatter your new figure.

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

If you’re considering breast augmentation and researching breast implants, you’ve likely read or heard about a “rule of thumb” that implants need to be replaced after 10 years. That’s a myth.

Post-Breast Augmentation Bra Shopping Tips

One of the exciting perks of breast augmentation surgery is being able to shop for bras that might not have been suitable for patients with smaller breasts. But breast augmentation patients in Calgary should understand the need to postpone splurging on new bras until swelling completely resolves.

Mommy Makeover: The Benefits of Combining Procedures

If you have multiple concerns you’re hoping can be corrected with plastic surgery, combining procedures can be a great way to reduce recovery time, cost, and provide the results you want. This is one of the reasons mommy makeover surgery at our Calgary practice has become such a popular option for women in the Edmonton area.

Breast Lift: With or Without Implants?

For patients considering a breast lift at our Calgary plastic surgery practice, the decision of whether to add implants to the procedure can be tricky. Our team of Royal College-certified plastic surgeons has years of experience performing lifts with or without augmentation to help women feel more youthful, feminine, and confident.

The ABCs of Breast Augmentation Recovery

Women thinking about getting breast implants often worry more about the recovery than the surgery itself. Online research sometimes highlights only the rare negative stories shared by patients rather than the typical experiences we see at our practice.