Bras: Find Your Fit, Don't Throw One
Fri, Jan 16 2015 01:42
| Beauty, Breast
From demis to push-ups, finding the right bra for you can be a tedious process. Having the proper knowledge of exactly what to look for in an undergarment can make a worlds difference and feel less overwhelming. Knowing your bra size is critical, but there’s more to it than just numbers and letters. Wearing a bra shouldn’t be like donning some dated, Victorian contraption. It should be effortless!
Not only is it important to determine which type of underwear you feel best in, it’s also instrumental in guaranteeing a flattering figure. Whether it’s the constant struggle of trying to reduce your bustiness or attempting to make your girls look even, there’s a solution for even the most frustrating fixes. Plus, at times wearing the right bra can even make you look as though you’ve dropped 10 lbs!
HerRoom has comprised a chart that both simplifies and personalizes your bust and its corresponding bra style. Obviously, you can’t define your breasts based entirely off of a structured list of categories, but it will aid in helping to give you that extra needed support and shape.
For example, a demi cup will allow for you to showcase some cleavage due to its shorter underwire and wide-set straps. If you’ve recently come to terms with the fact that no matter how much you try your top is a stage one clinger and won’t settle without first exposing your bra’s silhouette, then the t-shirt bra might be the best bet. Lift your spirits and your bust with these considerations next time you’re in the market for some new lingerie. Do not forget to embrace your shape!
Contact The SHAW Center at (480) 767-1900 for more information about a breast reduction or augmentation procedure or to schedule a consultation!
Seri Surgical Scaffold - The Latest Breast Lift Solution
Fri, Dec 5 2014 03:11
The latest technology for breast lifts, Seri Surgical Scaffold, helps maintain your results better than before. Seri Surgical Scaffold is a new, innovative surgical mesh derived from natural silk. The mesh aids in preserving the breast lift by resisting the stretching or “bottoming out” of the lower portion of the breast that may occur post mastopexy (breast lift) regardless if you have implants or not.
Dr. Shaw, a nationally recognized plastic surgeon, had the pleasure of being among the first group of US surgeons hand selected to be trained in the use of Seri back in September, 2013. Seri Surgical Scaffold has been approved to be utilized in procedures that demand soft tissue support and repair, like breast lifts.
Seri Surgical Scaffold is the premier and exclusive Silk-based Biological Scaffold, not originating from human cadavers or animal tissue. More particularly, Seri is a “knitted, multifilament, bioengineered, long-term bioresorbable scaffold.” Studies have shown that after 2 years Seri tissue indicated about twice the standard strength of ovine fascia.
Silk was one of the first and finest supported surgical substances and was only accessible as a quality suture, until Seri Surgical Scaffold. Seri aids in strengthening and supporting tissues that have been stretched due to large breasts, implants or aging.
If you’re intrigued by Seri Surgical Scaffold and would like to find out if it’s fit for you, call The SHAW Center at (480) 767-1900 to schedule a Breast Lift Consultation with Dr. Shaw.
Banishing the Myths About Breast Cancer
Thu, Oct 2 2014 02:58
| Breast, Health
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (approximately 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to www.breastcancer.org. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s not only essential to become more conscious about it but to also educate yourself. There are numerous myths out there about breast cancer and we’re here to help set some of the popular ones straight!
A Double Mastectomy Will Save My Life If I Have Cancer in One Breast: Research has proven that double mastectomies don’t boost survival rates. In fact, the chance of cancer spreading to the other breast is extremely low, approximately 1 percent or less. A double mastectomy is a longer, vigorous procedure and holds higher risk than breast-sparing techniques.
Deodorant Can Cause Breast Cancer: This one is entirely false and there is no evidence to support it. One reason why people may believe this is thanks to email blasts over ten years ago that alerted women that certain chemicals used in deodorant imitate estrogen, which then increases a woman’s breast cancer risk.
Wearing an Underwire Bra Causes Cancer: Some believe that underwire bras squeeze the lymphatic system in the breast, which then creates toxins to gather and eventually lead to breast cancer. This is theory is simply not scientific. The tightness and type of bra you wear doesn’t have any effect on your risk of breast cancer.
All Breast Lumps Are Cancerous: When you discover a lump in your breast, you should immediately contact your doctor, however don’t panic and automatically assume it’s cancer. “Roughly 80% of lumps in women’s breasts are caused by benign (noncancerous) changes, cysts, or other conditions,” according to www.health.com. Although not all lumps are cancerous, discovering breast cancer early is advantageous.
Cancer Will Spread When Exposed to Air: Research demonstrates that surgery doesn’t cause or spread breast cancer. One result from surgery is that your doctor can discover that the cancer has spread more than they previously thought.
Predict Your Results With 3-D Imaging
Fri, Aug 8 2014 02:30
| Breast, The Spa
Due to Dr. Shaw’s numerous years of experience within the plastic surgery industry, it is uncommon for him to come across new and exciting things that compliment his status of expertise. However, 3-D Vectra imaging has trumped this theory.
“3-D imaging and morphing technology has come a long way and will help my patients better understand the proposed surgery and together we can come to a visual agreement of intended surgical results,” said Dr. Shaw. “Patients who have had the opportunity to experience the technology are very excited about it.”
When you come in for a consultation at the SHAW Center, your photo will be taken with a VECTRA 3D picture session. Dr. Shaw will then be able to show you the various possible results of your aesthetic procedure due to special simulation software with the 3D picture. You can play around with altered looks until you come across one that you desire.
Once you determine which image you like best, the simulation will supply a foundation for your surgical procedure. The majority of patients are at ease going into their surgery since they have a better idea of what their desired outcome will be.
Try out an online demoto get a feel for how 3-D imaging works. Although you can get a rough idea from the demo, a consultation with Dr. Shaw and the VECTRA software allows you to use a 3D image of your own body, “try on” different size implants, see the results from different angles, and choose the implant that’s best for you.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shaw or have any questions, contact the SHAW Center at (480) 767-1900.
Meet the Man Who Started It All
Dr. Shaw has a high level of expertise and experience within the plastic surgery industry. He was originally born and raised in Long Island, New York and completed his undergraduate at Emory University. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979 and then continued to achieve a five-year General Surgery residency. He completed his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery residency in 1986. Since then Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures. He is now a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which demanded 7 years of surgical training alone. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. He is also certified by the American Board of Surgery.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery only certifies physicians who have completed the following:
- Medical School
- A specialized residency in Surgery, Otolaryngology, or Orthopedics
- A Plastic Surgery residency
- A rigorous set of oral and written examinations
Aside from his certifications he is also a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Throughout his 25+ years of performing plastic surgery in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, he has been recognized and awarded with numerous achievements. Some of his recognitions include receiving the most votes in the category of Plastic Surgery and was also named the “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery in Phoenix Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was named “Top Doc” in both Plastic Surgery categories – Body and Facial Plastic Surgery in 2013. The readers of Scottsdale Magazine also voted Dr. Shaw as the “Best Plastic Surgeon in Scottsdale.”
Dr. Shaw now exclusively practices Cosmetic Plastic Surgery utilizing the most innovative techniques available such as endoscopic facial and breast surgery and ultrasonic and laser assisted liposuction (SmartLipo). Find out more about Dr. Shaw along with reviews, photos, and frequently asked questions at www.realself.com.
The Process of a Procedure
All procedures provided at the Shaw Center are performed in a customized, professional and innovative office environment. There are a few steps that a patient experiences in order to receive a procedure. These steps include a consultation, pre-surgical preparation, surgery and post-surgical care that are all provided in a skillful and attentive manner. Prior to any cosmetic procedure a consultation with Dr. Shaw is done for a small fee, all spa consultations are complimentary. Consultations give patients sufficient time with Dr. Shaw and his staff for an in-depth evaluation based on the patient’s concerns. Understanding the patient’s goals, determining what is best for the patient, and educating the patient about the procedure and recovery are the primary focal points of the consultation. Any and all questions the patient has will be thoroughly answered throughout the consultation as well. A preoperative preparation presents in-depth tailored instruction, photography and a detailed discussion with Dr. Shaw and the staff. All procedures aside from treatments in the spa are performed in Hospital based and fully accredited Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. The majority of the procedures are done using general anesthesia. In order to strengthen safety and reduce risk, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia and monitors you during the procedure. All post surgical care is fulfilled through an outpatient bases or inpatient at the Piper Ambulatory Surgery Center. Our staff will contact you in person or by phone and are available for any issues, questions or concerns 24/7.
If you are unable to make an appointment, please contact us with at least 24 hours advanced notice in order for us to give your appointment to another patient if possible. The Shaw Center accepts the following forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cashier’s check, money order or personal check. We also accept patient financing through Care Credit.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like more information, call the Shaw Center at (480) 767-1900.
Augmenting Asymmetrical Breasts
Fri, Mar 28 2014 02:19
Women’s breasts are naturally slightly unbalanced due to the heart being on the left side of the body, however, some women may experience severe disproportion, a condition referred to as asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is considered any difference in form, position or volume of the breast and it impacts more than half of all women. A woman’s breasts may be asymmetrical naturally or become asymmetrical after a breast augmentation. If the breasts have a difference of one bra cup size or more, this can result in psychological distress. “In the rare instance that the asymmetry causes such distress that your doctor recommends surgery, talk to the surgeon about breast reduction, rather than implants. Studies find that women with asymmetry who undergo reduction are generally more satisfied than those who have implants,” according to www.healthywomen.org.
If you experience asymmetrical breasts due to a breast augmentation, a large portion of Dr. Shaw’s practice is dedicated to breast implant revisions, which are specialized procedures designed to improve the results of the previous breast surgery. Dr. Shaw is considered a national leader in revision breast augmentation by utilizing advanced corrective techniques to improve breast size, shape, symmetry, and feel.
The most common procedures involved in a breast revision are an implant exchange, capsulectomy/capsulotomy, or a capsulorrhaphy. Dr. Shaw uses his own techniques to make drastic improvements in these challenging cases. Since each case is unique, Dr. Shaw constructs a tailored plan to meet each patient’s specific needs and goals. If you are interested in correcting breast asymmetry, contact the Shaw Center at (480) 767-1900 to schedule a consultation.
How to Prep For Plastic Surgery
Fri, Jan 31 2014 01:24
| Aesthetics, Body, Breast, Face
Once your appointment is booked for your procedure, it is important to properly prepare not only for your actual surgery but for your recovery time as well. Before booking your surgery it is crucial that you are fully satisfied with your decision in order to avoid apprehension and nervousness. We have a few suggestions to make sure you are organized for a speedy recovery! Prior to your procedure, Dr. Shaw will give you brochures and information regarding your procedure and what to expect. Read up on as much as you can and don’t be afraid to ask him any questions you may have to better prepare yourself. It is best to have someone close to you be there for support once you initially come out of surgery and plan on taking you home. If they can be around you for a few days following the procedure in order to help take care of you, even better!
Properly prepare your home for your return from surgery. Make sure you stock up on healthy food, plenty of pillows, magazines, movies and essential ice packs. You can fill your prescription for any medication you may need beforehand so it is readily available once you are back at home.
It is very common to feel some doubts the night before surgery, which is normal. Lack of sleep and high blood pressure may come as a result; try some deep breathing or meditation techniques in order to calm yourself down or watch a funny movie to help relax. Once you are back at home, take it easy, soon enough you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your procedure!
Reasons to Reduce a Big Bust!
Fri, Jan 24 2014 12:11
Generally speaking, the majority of woman are dissatisfied with their breast size and are typically opting to have a breast augmentation to increase their proportion, however, there are women that wish to do just the opposite. Overly large breasts can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for women, among other issues. If you are considering having a breast reduction, we have multiple reasons why you should follow through! Breast reductions are performed in order to alter the size, firmness, weight and shape of breasts. Sizable breasts can cause discomfort to women due to their weight, creating back and neck pain, issues with posture and skin irritation. Since large breasts are so heavy, bra straps can cause uncomfortable indentations in patient’s shoulders because of their weight. Women with large breasts can have restrictions when it comes to sports, activities and certain exercises because it is painful and unpleasant. Aside from physical discomfort, women who have large breasts may feel embarrassed when their breasts are disproportionate to the rest of their body and lack confidence. It may be difficult to find clothing that fits their breasts along with the rest of their body and feel unnecessary exposure when in a bathing suit.
Opting for a breast reduction can make breasts appear smaller, more proportioned, and lighter, relieving physical discomfort and pain. The outcome of a breast reduction is permanent but the breasts have potential to become larger due to pregnancy, weight loss and weight gain. Generally, insurance companies will cover the cost of the procedure if it is due to medical reasons such as relief of back pain and skin issues.
If these symptoms and issues sound like your situation, contact the Shaw Center at (480) 767-1900 for a consultation to see if the procedure is right for you!
New Year, New You!
Sun, Dec 29 2013 12:46
| Aesthetics, Body, Breast, Face
With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of your resolutions and ways you wish to improve. Have you always considered plastic surgery? You’re not the only one! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the U.S. last year. We have compiled a list of great reason on why you should contemplate going under the knife or having cosmetic procedures.
Reconstructive surgery is a great option for those that have insecurities due to scarring or defects. Accidents can cause disfiguration or scarring that reconstructive surgery can help reduce and eliminate. Birth defects like cleft lips and ear deformities can be repaired to a standard image through a sequence of surgeries as the person grows. The majority of women who have undergone a mastectomy turn to reconstructive surgery in order to relieve psychological pain. For those that have undergone a major weight loss, plastic surgery is a great alternative to remove excess skin that you are unable to lose. One of the most common reasons to get plastic surgery is for your own self-esteem and image. If you have certain insecurities, plastic surgery will help boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself! If you are not ready to commit to plastic surgery, there are many non-invasive treatments, procedures and products that The Shaw Center offers that still produce noticeable results. Products like Botox can be used to enhance your appearance and can also be used for medical reasons such as reducing migraines and sweating. According to Before After Surgery Toolbox, the top ten reasons people give for having plastic surgery are to turn back the hands of time, look like a beauty, not a beast, look smokin’ hot (sometimes like a person one admires), erase mistakes (like scars due to an overzealous sense of immortality), get rid of too much “me,” make more of “me” in the right places, to make my partner happy (wrong reason), to fix what’s broken (reconstructive surgery), to make sex better (because I’ll look and feel sexier), and to be happy with my looks (comfortable in my own skin.) Whatever your reasoning may be for plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaw at (480) 767-1900 in order to discuss your options and improve yourself for the New Year. We wish everyone a very happy New Year!