To many women, the breasts are central to her feminine body image.
For this reason, breast enhancement surgeries are some of the most frequently requested. There is a wide range of reasons for desiring cosmetic breast surgery including: a desire to have larger breasts (breast augmentation), to correct changes to the breast after weight loss, aging, or pregnancy (mastopexy or augmentation mastopexy), or to relieve discomfort from breasts that are too large (breast reduction). At your consultation, Dr. Brown will listen to your wishes and help determine which procedure is best for you.
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed. This procedure involves a placement of implants under the breast to increase their size and improve their shape. Dr. Brown works with each patient to determine her goals and expectations while also taking into consideration her body/breast shape and size to develop a personalized plan prior to surgery.
This includes the type of implant to use, the shape of the implant, the size, and where to place the incision. Young women who have always had small breasts, and have been self-conscious about this for years, can feel a great boost in self-esteem and vitality after breast augmentation. Many mothers have deflation of the breasts after pregnancy and breast feeding, and having breast augmentation can give them a similar boost of self-confidence and leave them feeling good about their body again.
If you are unhappy with your breast size, and would like to enhance your appearance, come see Dr. Brown to discuss breast augmentation as an option for you.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Through the natural process of aging, time, gravity, and pregnancies cause the breast to droop or sag over time. This is called ptosis. This can be distressing to many women, leaving them wishing for their perky breasts of younger years.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that helps tighten the loose skin of the breast, lift and reshape the breast, and move the nipple back up to the appropriate position at the front of the breast mound. This gives a more youthful appearance to the breast.
This procedure can be done in conjunction with a breast reduction or breast augmentation as well depending on the desired outcome. There are a variety of techniques and incisions that may be used. Come see Dr. Brown to discuss which procedures will give you the result you are looking for.
Many times, especially after pregnancy and breast feeding, the breasts become deflated and lose volume. At the same time, having less volume gives a relative excess of skin which causes the breast to hang or sag more than before.
In patients who have the desire for more fullness in the breast as well as a lift, an augmentation mastopexy achieves these goals in one surgery. Breast implants are placed, similar to a breast augmentation, and then the excess, loose skin is tailored and the breast is lifted and reshaped around the new enhanced breast mound. For some patients, it may not be safe to do both procedures at the same time, and Dr. Brown may recommend a two stage approach to prevent complications and give you the best result possible.
Come see Dr. Brown for a consultation, and he will develop a plan that works best for your individual needs.
Some of the happiest patients in any plastic surgery practice are those who have breast reduction surgery. Women who have breasts that are very large and out of proportion to their body can have significant discomfort. They may have trouble wearing normal clothing and develop grooves in their shoulders from bra straps.
Many times, they are unable to exercise normally, and their breasts limit what activities they can do. In addition, large breasts can cause excess strain on the upper back, neck, and shoulders causing chronic pain and discomfort. All of these problems can be alleviated with breast reduction surgery. This procedure removes some of the extra breast tissue and weight, while at the same time performing a breast lift, reshaping the breast, and moving the nipple back up to the front of the breast mound.
Many times, patients comment that they can feel a difference immediately after surgery. Depending on the size of your breasts in proportion to your body, and your specific insurance plan, breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance in some cases. If you are suffering from breasts that are too large for your body, come see Dr. Brown for a consultation to discuss your options.