A breast reduction is the removal of a combination of breast tissue and skin with the repositioning of the nipple to achieve a breast size more proportional to a women’s body framework. The best candidates are women with large breasts for their body size who experience shoulder or back pain and often have inflammation under their breasts. A variety of different incisions can be used and is tailored to the patient’s needs. Results from a breast reduction are immediate since pain is resolved and one’s appearance in clothing is dramatic. The need for a breast reduction is often considered a medical necessity and can be covered under a health insurance plan.
Mastopexy (breast lift) is the reshaping of the breast to a higher more youthful position on the chest. Often done after weight loss, child birth, or aging, this involves primary skin removal with a repositioning of the nipple. The breast volume stays the same. To give the breast a larger and more youthful shape, breast lift surgery may be done in conjunction with breast augmentation, using saline or silicone gel breast implants.
Breast Augmentation involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume. Small breasts can be made larger and shapelier by using either silicone gel or saline implant to alter their size and shape. A variety of incisions are available to meet an individual patient’s goals.
Breast Reconstruction is surgery to rebuild a breast’s shape following oncological breast surgery (mastectomy). Using the patient’s own tissue and skin, or the placement of an implant the surgery creates a new breast that matches her existing one. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of the mastectomy or afterwards.
Gynecomastia (male chest reduction). The surgery involves the removal of excess chest fat and tissue to flatten male breasts. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breast, sometimes unevenly. Candidates for this surgery have a enlargement of the breast that does not go away with diet and exercise For some the enlargement can either painful and/or embarrassing and . Gynecomastia can be performed with either liposuction and/or direct removal. Following the procedure patient’s have a marked improvement in self esteem.