Plastic Surgery - Breast Procedures
Technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, it is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast. Breast implants come in two types, silicone and saline. Our goal is to create enhanced and naturally appearing breasts. The incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), in the armpit or umbilicus. The implants can be placed beneath the chest wall muscle or directly behind breast tissue. If your breasts are sagging, your doctor may also recommend a breast lift.
Large breasts may be a cause for physical and mental discomfort. The size and weight of large breasts can result in pain in the back and neck, indentations from bra straps, skin rashes, improper posture breathing problems and skeletal deformities. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide physical relief from these symptoms. The procedure does leave noticeable, permanent scars, although they'll be covered by your bra or bathing suit. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body Women undergoing breast reduction probably represent the happiest group of patients.
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts.
A breast lift (Mastopexy) is a procedure that lifts the breast, the nipple, and tightens the skin of the breast. During your consultation, you will be asked whether you like the volume of your breasts when you are wearing a bra. If the answer is “yes”, then a breast lift (mastopexy) alone would be indicated. If you find the volume of you breasts (with a bra on) smaller than desired, then a breast augmentation with a breast lift (mastopexy) would be indicated.
Imagine the mental state of a female who has been diagnosed with “breast cancer”. The fear of breast removal along with the thought of living with the deformity can send shivers down the spine.
New medical techniques have made it possible for plastic surgeons to create a new breast. It can be done simultaneously with breast removal (Mastectomy) or done at a later stage. It is a multistaged procedure. Various options available are:
Using your own tissues
Back: Lattissimus dorsi
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia literally means “women-like breasts”. It affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. It may affect only one breast or both. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer. If your gynecomastia consists primarily of excessive fatty tissue, only liposuction will be done to remove the excess fat. If there is excess glandular tissue, it may need to be removed along with liposuction.
Correction of Inverted Nipples
This is a very distressing condition for the young girl. We perform correction of inverted nipples through a small incision at the base of the nipple. The nipple is then maintained in traction for several weeks using a suture taped to the breast.