Other common breast surgeries include breast lifts, which reshape and elevate the breast, and breast reductions, which reduce the overall size of the breast to eliminate back, neck or shoulder pain. Breast reconstruction, a complex but gratifying process for women who have lost one or both breasts to cancer or other trauma, can vastly improve a patient’s quality of life. Male chest contouring, an increasingly common procedure, eliminates excess breast tissue.
Together, these surgeries offer patients opportunities for dramatic improvement in self-image, self-confidence and comfort, usually on an outpatient basis.
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Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in women with close to 350,000 procedures performed last year according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentation is performed to enhance the appearance and size of a breast or to correct breast unevenness. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Implants can be inserted through the armpit, through the crease under the breast or around the nipple to conceal scarring. Breast augmentation is sometimes necessary to be performed in conjunction with a breast lift to restore a youthful breast appearance. Both saline and silicone gel implants are currently available for cosmetic use and are approved by the FDA. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Genetics, pregnancy, significant weight changes and aging are a few of the factors that can contribute to sagging of the breast. A mastopexy procedure rejuvenates breast contour by reshaping and elevating the breast. This can be performed by redraping the breast skin alone or, for patients who wish to enhance to size of their breasts, can be peformed by redraping the skin and adding a breast implant to increase the overall size of a breast. A mastopexy procedure can vary depending on the patient’s breast volume and the extent of skin sag. Breast lifts are traditionally performed on an outpatient basis. To learn more about breast lift (mastopexy) surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty) For many women, large breasts can cause back and neck discomfort, painful shoulder grooving, rashes and interfere with exercise or other activities. Reducing the overall size of the breast and reshaping the breast can significantly improve quality of life. This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. To learn more about breast reduction surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.
Breast Reconstruction Breast reconstruction is an emotionally-rewarding surgery for patients who have lost one or both breasts to breast cancer or from trauma or another condition. It is a highly individualized procedure that can dramatically improve a patient’s self-image and potentially improve a patient’s quality of life. Breast reconstruction can be performed using a patient’s own tissue from the abdomen or the back or can be performed using a breast implant. Breast reconstruction involves stages that can begin at the time of mastectomy or can be delayed until a patient heals from her mastectomy and any other additional cancer treatments that might be required. Not only can a breast mound be recreated but the nipple complex is also recreated and can be color tattooed to match the patients opposite breast. If breast reconstruction is performed at the time of mastectomy, a one to two night hospitalization is typical for most patients. To learn more about breast reconstruction surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.
Male Chest Contouring (Gynecomastectomy) Some men can develop excess breast tissue on one or both sides that can be corrected with various techniques including liposuction and excision of the breast tissue directly. This is a common condition that can occur at any age and can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions or the use of certain medications. Incisions are traditionally placed around the nipple complex and are generally well tolerated. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. More than 20,000 gynecomastectomies were performed last year alone according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To learn more about male chest contouring (gynecomastectomy) surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.