We get thousands of visitors wondering about the possibilities that breast augmentation offers. We provide a general overview of the surgery here, "before and after" breast lift photo galleries, and additional information to answer some of the questions most commonly asked.
Many different physical issues are addressed through augmentation mammoplasty, surgical augmentation of the breasts to refine their shape and size. Dilemmas include:
- Small breasts out of proportion with hips and body frame
- Lopsided breasts that do not match
- Loss of firmness or fullness after breastfeeding
- Change of shape or tone of the breasts following weight loss
- Injury or cancer surgery
- Naturally occurring breast development abnormalities
Whether your dissatisfaction in your breast size or shape is something new or a lifelong issue, the surgeons at Premier Plastic Surgery understand how intertwined body shape and self-confidence can be. We take those feelings into account and tailor a solution customized for each client who seeks help in our office. No two patients are alike.
Those desiring breast enlargement have several breast implant options. We offer the latest in surgical technique, as well as high-end saline and silicone implants, which come in various sizes and shapes. We use the highly successful "gummy bear implant," which is the most-studied silicone implant available on the market. In the short video blog above, Dr. Brad Storm talks about the "form stable" Allergan 410 implant and how it compares to the traditional round-shell silicone implant.
Why are breast lifts so popular? Simply put, gravity happens. Babies nurse, weight fluctuates, birthdays roll around, and heredity takes its toll. Women have more resources available: good information, qualified doctors, solid finances, and perhaps most importantly, the confidence to initiate change.
Our population is aging, but not necessarily our mindset. Our love affair with youthfulness is as strong as ever, and if that means having a little cosmetic work done, American women are increasingly willing to take that step.
While a good bra may remedy breast sagging while clothed, it doesn't solve the "getting naked" dilemma. Whether married for 25 years or trying to maneuver the dating scene, every woman wants to look great in a bathing suit. While some women are blessed with good genes, others experience everything from age spots to wrinkles and love handles that seemingly appear overnight. Add significant breast drooping ("ptosis"), and your self-image can take a hit. Right?
Well, we can help you with that. Very often, undergoing "mastopexy" - or a breast lift - is just the ticket. Sometimes, pairing your breast lift with fat injections or implants will give a prettier result. Surgical techniques are varied and much improved since the birth of plastic surgery. In our practice, we stay on top of those technical advances through ongoing education.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a proportioned breast size for your body. Breast reduction surgery can also help to alleviate the physical discomfort associated with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery may be a good option for you if you experience any of the following:
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
- Your breasts limit your physical activity
- You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- You have regular indentations from bra straps that support heavy, pendulous breasts
- You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
- Your breasts hang low and have stretched skin
- Your nipples rest below the breast crease when your breasts are unsupported
- You have enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin
For information on Male Breast Reduction see Gynecomastia.
A breast cancer diagnosis is very frightening. At the time of the diagnosis, it seems that there are so many decisions you need to make all once. All this comes at a time when you’re still reeling from the shock of the diagnosis. Many women consider breast reconstructive options at this point.
At the time of a breast cancer diagnosis, it seems that there are so many decisions you need to make all at once. All this comes at a time when you are still reeling from the shock of the diagnosis of breast cancer. At Premier Plastic Surgery, we understand this and we try to help you make the best choice with good, straight forward information and answers to your questions.
We have pre and post op photos and may even have patients that you can talk to. We coordinate with your general surgeon, medical and radiation oncologist, and personal doctor. Many times, we may be able to coordinate with your general surgeon to perform your reconstruction at the time of your mastectomy operation. We bring a combined 60 plus years of experience with breast reconstruction.
We know you have questions and that's why we are here to answer them for you. If these FAQ don't completely answer all of your questions feel free to contact us by our form or a personal phone call. We will be happy to meet with you and go over all of your questions with a free consultation.
- Around the areola (nipple area)
- Around the areola and vertically from the areaola to the breast crease below
- Occasionally around the areaola, sown to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease
- Breast feeding
- Changes in weight
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
- Around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease.
- A circular incision around the areola
- A keyhole or racquet-shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern