The Breast augmentation, or Augmentation mammoplasty procedure, enlarges your breast. This can be done with either silicone or saline implants, as well as using your own fat. The procedure can also change the shape of your breasts or make them more symmetrical. Lack of symmetry can be a result of natural anatomy, the aging process, or changes in the breast size following lumpectomy or mastectomy procedures.
A Breast lift removes some of the skin and raises the nipple and breast tissue, which results in a lifting and firming of the breasts. It is typically performed as a bilateral procedure, but it can also be performed on one breast to achieve symmetry with the other breast following a reconstructive procedure.
Gynecomastia, also commonly referred to as “man boobs”, is an enlargement of breast tissue in men. Gynecomastia surgery, also referred to as “male breast reduction,” is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested by men. While some men requesting this surgery are overweight, many are not. The procedure can be performed under local or IV anesthesia and return to work is usually 1 week.
Breast reduction, or Reduction mammaplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fatty tissue, lifting the breasts and making them smaller. Because it’s commonly used to relieve pain associated with having large breasts, it is considered reconstructive surgery and is often covered by medical insurance.
This procedure combines a Breast lift with a Breast augmentation in a single operative session. The lift is used to reposition the breast higher on the chest while the implant is used to give, or restore, upper pole fullness at the top of the breast. This procedure may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or as part of a reconstructive procedure.