Better Breasts: Considering All Your Options in Breast Alteration

Breast Augmentation at MYAAs a woman, it is important that I have confidence in my body.  But, often times there are issues that cannot be improved with diet or exercise. With modern technology women have the opportunity to improve their appearance using plastic surgery.  And if it makes a difference by giving you the confidence you wish to posses, then there are numerous options available for you.

Learn if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation, the different surgeries available, and the risks associated with surgically altering your breasts.

Breast altering surgery can be achieved in four ways:

1.Breast enlargement can be considered using saline or silicone implants. The size of the implant will depend on patient wishes and their physical characteristics. Small volume augmentations are being tried using fat injections as well, however, there are safety issues that still need to be evaluated.

2. Breast lifts are used to reshape the breast and bring the nipple to a more desirable position. Depending on the amount of sagging, various incisions can be planned with the goal of minimizing scars. For some patients, a combination of augmentation and lift maybe needed to achieve the desired outcome.

3. Breast reductions are performed to alleviate the physical discomfort and aesthetic concerns with large and heavy breasts.

4. Reconstructions are performed after breast cancer surgery for those whose breasts need to be restored to their pre-lumpectomy or mastectomy state.

Risks:  anesthesia, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, unsightly scars, asymmetry

Risks Associated with Implants Especially: infection, risks of capsular contracture

Regardless of the specific type of surgery, it is very important for the patient and the doctor to plan the procedure with adequate knowledge about detailed plans. It is helpful to review photographs of similar cases to have proper expectations.

— Dr. Reza Nabavian M.D., Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, & Dr. Adam Schaffner M.D., F.A.C.S.

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