People considering breast reconstruction surgery have quite a few different options when it comes to surgically changing their breasts. We can go over the options during a consultation. As with any surgery, the patient will be aware of any and all side effects, along with the potential risks.
We will take the time to go over all of this with the patient before we begin the procedure. Understanding that the entire healing process can take up to six-week is also crucial to a successful recovery when undergoing any type of breast surgery.
When a patient is considering breast reconstruction surgery, the process will involve reconstructing one or both breasts. Women who have a lumpectomy, mastectomy or experience some form of congenital deformity may have given some thought to breast reconstruction. People need to understand that it is a deeply personal decision and whatever decision the patient makes is the right decision.
This type of breast surgery can require more than one surgery as reconstructing a breast often requires stages, which fall under two main categories. The first is implant reconstruction, which can consist of silicone, saline or both. The second is flap reconstruction, which uses a skin transplant to create a new breast.
Breast augmentation is one of the more common types of plastic surgery that women choose to change the shape and/or size of their breasts. One reason for a breast augmentation can include a woman simply not being happy with the overall shape/size of her breasts. Another reason can involve wanting to return the breasts to their original state after breastfeeding.
We will use implants that consist of silicone, saline or both. The surgery tends to only last a couple of hours and the patient will need to be under general anesthesia. We will go over the specifics about aftercare and the recovery process during the consultation.
Also known as reduction mammoplasty, a breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes any unwanted breast tissue in order to make the breasts smaller. Women who choose this breast surgery choice often do so to help relieve some of the physical discomforts that tend to come with large breasts. It can also be difficult to find clothes that fit well, including a bra that can provide proper support.
Women who are not quite sure whether or not they want to have a breast reduction should research the procedure in order to fully understand the breast reduction options available to them. While weighing the pros and cons can help in reaching a decision, seeing a breast reduction professional is also necessary. By scheduling a consultation with us, we can answer questions as well as offer the support one needs when making such an important life-changing decision.
Mastopexy is the medical term for a breast lift. When a woman wants more information on a breast lift, it is because her breasts are lower than where she wants them to be. Also known as sagging breasts or drooping breasts, the reasons behind the breasts taking on these new and often unwanted shapes is often due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain/loss, genes and aging.
The best candidate for a breast lift surgery is someone who is healthy, has given a lot of thought to the entire process and is realistic when it comes to results. The typical time for a breast lift surgery takes about three hours to complete. We can go over more details during a consultation.
Also known as transgender surgery or transgender mastectomy, top surgery allows those who are transitioning from one gender to another to have the reconstructive surgery necessary to help complete the transition.
Female to male, FTM, top surgery requires all the breast tissue to be removed to achieve a masculine look. The entire surgery process takes around three hours to complete, with the overall healing process taking between four and six weeks for the patient to fully recover.
Male to female, MTF, top surgery takes about two hours and uses implants for the most natural looking breasts. The entire surgery process takes around two hours to complete, with the overall healing process taking about six weeks for the patient to fully recover.
Call us today at (828) 386-9733 and schedule a consultation to determine the surgery that is right for you.