You may want to alter the size, shape or fullness of your breast for various reasons. For some, breast surgery is a way to enhance self-image and self-confidence or gain physical relief.
For others, breast surgery is part of breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer or other conditions affecting the breast.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons carefully review your goals, help you understand the possibilities, and then recommend treatment.
Schedule a consultation appointment with one of our board-certified specially trained plastic surgeons.
Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity contribute to breasts losing their shape and firmness. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts can begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is often performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Women with very large breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by excessive weight, including back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems. In addition, very large breasts may make a woman or teenage girl feel very self-conscious. However, this procedure is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed.
Insurance requirements for coverage vary with insurance providers. Our team will discuss those requirements during your initial visit.
Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is done to improve the size, shape or fullness of the breast or restore the bust line by one or more cup sizes. The procedure usually involves inserting a silicone or saline implant behind the muscle wall.
We collaborate with breast surgeons and oncologists to help recreate the shape and appearance of a woman’s breast following a mastectomy.
- Implant-Based Reconstruction – a multi-stage procedure where a temporary implant is used to first expand the tissue to the desired size. Then a permanent implant, filled with either saline or silicone, is put in place.
- Autologous Reconstruction – use of your own tissue to recreate the breast. Tissue is taken from either the back or abdomen.