Cosmetic Breast Surgery: What to Know Before Having an Enlargement, Lift or Reduction

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Though cosmetic breast surgery is most commonly an elective procedure, it is an important, irreversible decision that demands careful consideration. In Cosmetic Breast Surgery, distinguished plastic surgeon Robert M. Freund—who has worked on the breasts of thousands of women in his private and public New York City practices—offers clear explanations and sensitive advice for women curious about having their breasts enlarged, reduced, or lifted. In a factual, conversational tone, Dr. Freund—recently named one of ...

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Overview

Though cosmetic breast surgery is most commonly an elective procedure, it is an important, irreversible decision that demands careful consideration. In Cosmetic Breast Surgery, distinguished plastic surgeon Robert M. Freund—who has worked on the breasts of thousands of women in his private and public New York City practices—offers clear explanations and sensitive advice for women curious about having their breasts enlarged, reduced, or lifted. In a factual, conversational tone, Dr. Freund—recently named one of New York's leading plastic surgeons by New York magazine—candidly discusses all of the risks and rewards involved, different operating procedures and options, the right and wrong reasons to have surgery, choosing the right surgeon, pre- and postoperative care, and what to do if a procedure goes wrong. Written with a woman's best interest in mind, Cosmetic Breast Surgery provides photographs throughout and is essential reading for all women considering breast surgery.

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From Brazil, where most patients select breast reduction, to Texas, where enlargement is preferred, breast surgery is one of today's most popular types of cosmetic surgery. Freund, a top practitioner based in New York City, describes in detail what cosmetic breast surgery can and cannot accomplish, as well as some of the corrections that can be made in procedures that may not have worked out as planned. He also thoroughly discusses the risks of silicone implants and addresses the question of breastfeeding. Other books address cosmetic surgery as a whole, with only a chapter on breast surgery, or deal exclusively with the risks of silicone implants, which have turned out to be less threatening than initially thought. Concise and complete, Freund's title offers the best broad coverage of the subject. Highly recommended for consumer health collections.-Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with the Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569244555
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 Why Do You Want to Have Cosmetic Breast Surgery? Right and Wrong Reasons for Going under the Knife 1
2 The Perfect Breasts: Brazil versus Texas 10
3 What Are Your Options? The Nonsurgical and Surgical Basics 19
4 Risks and Rewards: Don't Pass "Go" Until You Read This! 27
5 Choosing a Surgeon: Your Biggest Decision 53
6 Breast-Feeding: Can You? Should You? 61
7 Breast Enlargement: Getting It Right the First Time 65
8 The Silicone Implant Controversy: Or How Trial Lawyers Created Mass Hysteria Based on Anecdotes and Deception 86
9 Breast Reduction: Relieve the Burden 98
10 Breast Life: Solve the Sag 108
11 Correcting Mismatched Breasts: You Are Not Alone 116
12 Fixing Bad Surgery: For When the Unfortunate Happens 126
13 Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy: Repair Your Breasts and Your Self-Image! 138
14 The Psychology of the Breast: A Look at the Psyche of a Society Fixated on Breasts 150
15 Taking Control of Your Recovery: Maximize Your Results with Vitamins, Supplements and Good Behavior 178
16 Teens and Cosmetic Breast Surgery: Guidance for Parents in the Age of Britney and Christina 191
Your Pre- and Post-Surgery Checklist 197
Glossary 201
Internet References 209
Acknowledgments 211
Index 213
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Cosmetic Breast Surgery: What to Know Before Having an Enlargement, Lift or Reduction

    I needed a lift, didn't want scars, every other consult told me things I didn't want to hear. I read this book, saw Dr. Freund and could not be happier.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2004

    Cosmetic Breast Surgery: What to Know Before Having an Enlargement, Lift or Reduction

    a book about breast augmentation, reduction or lifting that informs the reader in a simple straightforward manner. This doctor is not trying to sell his own technique! I was a better informed consumer. I was able to read the book in one sitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    Cosmetic Breast Surgery: What to Know Before Having an Enlargement, Lift or Reduction

    Who knew that self-esteem and a new cosmetic you goes hand in hand? Dr. Freund certainly knew and has relayed this information and more in this refreshingly candid book and cosmetic breast surgery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    Cosmetic Breast Surgery: What to Know Before Having an Enlargement, Lift or Reduction

    I'm not quite sure if I am going ahead with breasts implants quite yet. But Dr. Freund's book has enlightened in regard to the criteria essential in making a decision that works for me. What else can I say except finally an honest book which discusses whether a breast makeover is right for me and for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2004

    easy reading guide for anyone interested in breast enlargement, lift or reduction

    The best book on cosmetic breast surgery available. It covers breast enlargement, reduction, lifts and reconstructions in an easy reading format. A must for anyone looking to purchase a book on the topic.

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