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AUG 2014

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54 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 www.uofphysicians.com Between balancing the needs of their children, spouses and careers, moms may fnd it difcult to make time to do something for themselves. Yet many really want to restore their shape after childbirth. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take their toll on the body, and many of these moms want frmness and fullness back in their breasts. Sometimes the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy reduce the size of the breasts from what they once were. "In the proper candidate, the breast augmentation procedure can help the breast look fuller like breasts before the breastfeeding period," said Dr. Bradon J. Wilhelmi, board-certifed plastic surgeon with UofL Physicians - Plastic Surgery. "Breast implants can help fll out the upper part of the breast." While he performs a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation is the most common. "Most of my augmentation patients have fnished having children and want to do something nice for themselves," Wilhelmi said. Dr. Wilhelmi brings a unique perspective to his plastic surgery practice because not only is he a plastic surgeon, he also is the Leonard J. Weiner Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. As nationally renowned academic surgeons and active members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the plastic surgeons in the Division of Plastic Surgery stay at the forefront of plastic surgery techniques and advances to impart this knowledge to the next generation of plastic surgeons, as well as their patients. "Not only do we perform plastic surgery, we regularly lecture and publish scientifc articles to teach others around the world about our leading-edge plastic surgery research and techniques," said Dr. Wilhelmi. "Our patients beneft from the advances we achieve in our research. Tus our patients are aforded the latest, most innovative treatments available." While the plastics surgeons with UofL Physicians -Plastic Surgery may be highly skilled, have numerous accolades and garnered extensive experience, Dr. Wilhelmi said they pride themselves most on the compassionate care they provide each and every patient. Mommy makeover: Breast augmentation procedures grow in popularity among moms Special Advertising Section

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