Breast reconstruction is primarily performed on women who have had one or both breasts removed due to cancer or at risk for cancer. It may also be appropriate for women who have suffered trauma to the breast or have a deformity. Our physicians offer several types of reconstructive options, including flap procedures (using skin and tissue from another area of the patient’s body to recreate the breast), tissue expanders and implant placement.
Asymmetrical breasts can be corrected through several options:
Augmenting the smaller breast with an implant or reducing the larger breast and lifting the breast that sags lower.
Our physicians work with men who suffer from gynecomastia, a condition involving the overdevelopment of breast tissue and enlarged breasts. The breast can be reduced by means of liposuction and/or by excision of the excess glandular tissue.
Some women face physical and psychological challenges because of oversized breasts. These challenges include back and neck pain, limitation in clothing choices and restriction of physical activities. During surgery, your physician will surgically reduce the large, heavy breasts by removing excess tissue, fat and skin.
Breast lift surgery elevates saggy or droopy breasts into a higher, more youthful position on the chest. Breast lift is popular amongst women who have noticed sagging breasts (a condition known as ptosis) due to the effects of pregnancy, aging or significant weight loss.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast augmentation surgery involves the placement of saline or silicone-filled implants to increase the size of small breasts. Saline and silicone implants are both approved by the FDA for safety and come in a variety of sizes. They are placed either above or beneath the chest muscle through incisions under the breast, under the arm or around the nipple.
Breast Augmentation by Fat Transfer
Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.