Breast Surgery allows patients to make lasting changes to their looks so they can enjoy their image and feel comfortable.
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. It involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. They are placed behind each breast, underneath either breast tissue or the chest wall muscle.
Commonly referred to as a breast lift, mastopexy surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast.
Breast Revision Procedures Many ladies have had breast procedures in the past. Whether it is related to prior implants, the scars from a reduction or reconstruction, or genetics, gravity, and time had their effect on breast placement, there are many options available. If you have had a prior surgery make sure to inform your primary care/gynecologist to check your breasts annually and order the appropriate surveillance tests. In addition if you are considering revision, try and obtain the prior records of the operations and implants if possible. These can be very useful to determining your best options.
Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Breast Reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a great to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. Sometimes a mastectomy will not leave enough tissue to cover and support a breast implant. In these cases a flap technique or tissue expander is required. A TRAM flap uses donor muscle, fat and skin from the patient's abdomen to reconstruct the breast.
The “Mommy Makeover” this is the combined approach to repair the consequence of pregnancy, child rearing, and weight gain/loss. Most commonly this involves combining a breast procedure such as an augmentation and/or breast lift with an abdominal procedure such as a tummy tuck and/or liposuction.