Age, hereditary and after having children can cause changes in women’s breasts. Breast augmentation restores breasts, creates symmetry, and self-confidence. There are many types of new breast implants that provide natural results.
Reasons Women Have Breast Augmentation
Many women are deeply troubled by the size or shape of their breasts. As the most visible sign of their femininity, sagging, overly large or small breasts can make women feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, and even clinically depressed.
There are several breast augmentation surgical techniques available to help women achieve improvements in their breast shape.
Mammoplasty can either reduce or augment breast size. Your surgeon will discuss with you the various implants available and assist in selecting the one most suitable for you. Mastopexy refers to the correction of breast position without altering size in any way. This technique can be utilized to uplift sagging breasts after breast-feeding, dieting or premature aging.
Preoperative counseling is an extremely important part of any breast reshaping program. Trained professional nurses work very closely with our patients to meet both physical and psychological needs. Breast surgery is performed under general anesthetic in our accredited surgery facility, by our board certified surgeons. Incisions are kept to a minimum and are concealed within natural creases surrounding the breast. Postoperative appointments are made on a regular basis to ensure a meticulous follow-up program for patients. During your initial consultation, a detailed medical and surgical history will be taken, and all potential benefits and complications of breast reshaping surgery will be discussed with you.
Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants Process
Breast augmentation surgery usually takes about two hours. One of the more frequent techniques utilized requires an incision under the lower portion of the areola (the darker area around your nipple). Other incisions sometimes utilized are under the lower portion of the breast or in the armpits. After the incision is made, a pocket is created beneath the chest wall muscle or in the breast tissue. The breast implant is securely positioned in the pocket and small stitches are used to close the incision.
When inflatable breast implants are used, your surgeon can adjust the amount of inflation present. Some of the newer inflatable, saline-filled breast implants make it possible to insert the implant using television cameras through smaller incisions either in the armpits or navel.
Breast Lift Procedure (Mastopexy)
A breast lift may take two hours, depending on the complexity. One of the more frequent methods utilized requires an incision around the nipple. Other methods involve three incisions, one on each side of the breast, which connect to a keyhole-shaped incision above the nipple. Working through these incisions, excess skin is removed from the lower portion of the breast. The breast tissue is lifted into the higher position, and the nipple is placed into the keyhole incision. Sutures are used to connect the skin on both sides of the breast and around the nipple.
Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty)
A breast reduction can take from three to four hours depending upon its complexity. Frequently, incisions are placed on each side of the breast, which connect to a keyhole-shaped incision above the nipple. Working through the incisions, excess skin, fat, and tissue are removed from the breasts. The breasts and the nipple are relocated in the keyhole incision. Sutures are used to connect the skin on both sides of the breast and around the nipple. When breasts are extremely large, the nipple may be completely detached and relocated after the excess tissue is removed.
Experts in Breast Procedures
Our experienced team of board certified surgeons have been undertaking these breast augmentation procedures for many years in Indianapolis, Indiana and Santa Rosa, California. Patients can be assured that, with detailed consultations and Dr. Chernoff’s innovative surgical technique, the reshaped breast will be more attractive and, most important, the results will look completely natural.
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