Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to increase breast size or enhance breast shape. Breast augmentation will typically utilize silicone or saline implants. Breast augmentation surgery is undergone by woman for many different reasons, including: to correct asymmetrical breasts, to create a more proportionate body shape, to obtain larger breasts, and to enhance or restore self-confidence among other things. To perform the surgery, a surgeon will make a necessary incision; then lift the breast tissue; then create a pocket in the breast area; and then place the implant in the pocket.
Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
The endoscope is used to place implants through a small incision under the arm leaving no scars on the breast. This procedure can be done with either saline or silicone implants.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to correct sagging or drooping breasts, decreased breast volume, stretched areolas, and drooping nipples. Many women undergo breast lifts after changes in skin elasticity due to: pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, and heredity among other things. To perform the surgery, a plastic surgeon will make a necessary incision around the breast area; then remove tissue; and then lift the areola or breast to the desired position. A breast lift does not change the size of your breasts; if you are interested in enlarging or reducing the size of your breasts, ask us about breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reduction
In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.
Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia is technically called reduction mammaplasty.
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- Sometimes excess breast skin
- Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)