You had your mammogram. Good! Everything is fine. Great! If you’re like many other women, this is the time of year when you think about your breasts. If you’ve had a mastectomy and not had reconstruction, or had surgery but are unhappy with your results, you still have options to explore. And, for women who don’t like the size and/or shape of their breasts, we offer lots of breast surgeries to help meet your dreams.
Let’s explore the popular breast surgery options women request most often in my practice:
Don’t like your implants? Unhappy with your reconstruction? You don’t have to accept the status quo. I often perform revision surgery.
Sometimes, women have had a rupture and implant deflation; or they have one type of implant and want a different type. The fix is to remove the existing implant and replace it with a new one.
What about if you’re unhappy with the outcome from your original breast surgery? That’s when a revision may be the answer you seek. This could occur for a variety of reasons, but no finger pointing here; just solutions. Depending on the issue dictates the surgical procedure(s) I recommend.
Augmentation surgery is most often requested. It is also the surgery I most frequently perform. As I often tell patients, “one size does not fit all!” And, there is no one solution here either. You have a choice of size, shape, implant type, placement, and whether you want to combine this with a lift.
Big breasts may look great on models but for many women, the reality is that their oversized breasts hurt. Shoulders, back, and emotional pain are complaints of big-breasted women. Finding well-fitting clothing is nearly impossible. Fortunately, with new techniques and my no-narcotic protocol, you can shed that extra baggage and enjoy a new wardrobe and positive outlook on life.
One of my patients told me she knew it was time to have a lift when her breasts hit her bathroom vessel sink. Sound familiar? Or how about the children’s song “Do your ears hang low?” Well if any part of that applies to your breasts, it is definitely time to talk with us about a breast lift. I often perform this in conjunction with other breast procedures—augmentation or reduction—depending on the patient’s need.
Let me remind you that you have options. There are several types of reconstructive surgery. Also, depending on when you have surgery relative to your mastectomy and the procedure you choose, you may need more than one surgery to obtain your desired results. Read my Quick Facts blog for more information.
Is breast surgery right for you?
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