Large breasts can limit physical activity and make it difficult to find properly fitting clothing. What’s more, the excess weight of the breasts can cause back, neck and shoulder pain. For many women, breast reduction surgery alleviates these issues. This operation removes excess breast tissue, making breasts smaller and more proportionate, while eliminating sagging and repositioning breast tissue for a more youthful appearance. A breast reduction can eliminate some, but not all, stretch marks and may impair your ability to breastfeed. Pregnancy and additional weight gain after surgery can alter the outcome of previous breast reduction surgery. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia, is usually outpatient and may be covered by insurance, depending on your medical history and insurance policy.
Breast Reduction For Gynecomastia In Men
Men at any age can develop enlarged breasts due to hormonal changes, genetic factors, disease or certain drugs. This condition can cause emotional and physical discomfort, eroding self-confidence. Adolescent boys may be too embarrassed to participate in athletics or gym class. Several procedures treat this condition, depending upon the amount of excess breast tissue, including Suction Assisted Lipectomy (SAL), also known as liposuction, as well as surgical excision of excess tissue and skin. During your consult with one of our Surgeons, you will determine the best procedure for you. This outpatient surgery is done under general anesthesia, and most insurance companies consider it an elective cosmetic procedure and will not cover your costs.
Dissatisfied with your body image due to small breasts? Consider a breast augmentation to improve the balance of your figure. Breast augmentation creates or re-establishes more normal breast proportions and sizes. Breast size is increased by surgically placing an implant under the breast and, usually, under the pectoralis muscle. This procedure also improves the projection of the breasts and can correct problems with asymmetry. Because breast augmentation does not correct sagging of the breasts, a mastopexy (or breast lift) may need to be performed in conjunction with the augmentation surgery to achieve your desired results. Both silicone and saline implants are available and our doctors will help you determine which best suits you.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift restores the youthful shape and position of your breasts. Over time, your breasts will change due to aging, gravity, pregnancy and breastfeeding. These factors contribute to the loss of your skin’s elasticity and subsequent sagging of your breasts. A breast lift corrects this excess sagging and establishes a more normal position of your breasts. Further, this procedure improves the contour of the breasts and usually reduces the size of the areola. specialist may recommend breast implants, along with breast lift surgery, to obtain your desired results. Pregnancy and weight loss or gain can affect the results of a previous breast lift; therefore, we recommend that you wait to have a breast lift until after your family is completed and you are at a stable, desired weight. This outpatient surgery is done under general anesthesia.