- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Congenital Breast Deformities
- Breast Reconstruction
Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure for women and among the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. An implant is inserted through an incision the crease under the breast, around the nipple or through the armpit. The implant can be placed under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. After surgery, breasts will appear "fuller" with and improved contour. Breast implants are filled with saline or silicone gel and are available in different shapes and designs. Your surgeon will review the best option for you. For more information about breast implants please click this link.
Over time natural aging along with the loss of the skin's elasticity begins to have a negative impact on the appearance of a woman's breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing will often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Breast implants may be inserted in conjunction with a breast lift to restore lost volume.
Large breasts may cause a woman to potentially experience various medical problems caused by the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, and skin irritations are common with this condition. Bra straps often leave indentations in the shoulder area. Many women, especially teenage girls, are very self-conscious if they have unusually large breasts. Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue, and excessive skin, resulting in smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are better-shaped in proportion to rest of the body.
Congenital Breast Deformities
Breasts may not develop normally resulting in a distorted or unequal appearance. Other muscle or skeletal anomalies may also be present. A variety of reconstructive techniques may be used to restore normal breast appearance. We will evaluate each patient’s unique needs and discuss possible surgical options.
Gynecomastia is an abnormal enlargement of one or both breasts in men most often occurring during puberty and normally resolves within 3 years. Gynecomastia can occur in older men due to weight gain, as a side effect of medication or drugs, or with other hormonal imbalances. Teenagers may need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist and older men require a full medical evaluation for the cause of the abnormal breast development. Surgical correction is considered after all medical therapies have been considered. Incisions may be quite small or more extensive in larger breasts. Procedure are done under general anesthesia as an out-patient with full recovery to normal activity within a month
Reconstruction of the breast after a complete or partial mastectomy due to cancer or other disease is frequently performed with a variety of surgical procedures. A plastic surgeon is often able to create a breast that is similar in form and appearance to that of the natural breast. Reconstructions may be done at the time of the mastectomy or performed later after all treatments for the breast cancer have been completed. Your plastic surgeon will work closely with your breast surgeon and oncologist to determine the best treatment option for you. For more information please click here.