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Breast Surgery Options

Posted Jun 28 2010 4:54am
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon When talking about breast augmentation Los Angeles residents mainly think of breast implants. In reality, there are many different surgeries that can be done on the breasts for different reasons. In addition, these reasons are not all cosmetic; some people have other reasons for getting breast surgery.

A breast enlargement is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the United States. Many women request this procedure following pregnancy or weight loss as they want to restore the volume to their breasts. In addition, some people simply want to have larger breasts for aesthetic purposes. The size of the breast implants can be decided upon consultation with a plastic surgeon. The goal is to enlarge the breasts while also making them look and feel natural!

While getting a breast augmentation Beverly Hills residents will often opt for a breast lift (mastoplexy) as well. Gravity causes the breast tissue and skin to stretch resulting in sagging appearing breasts with low positioned nipples. Breast sagging, also known as ptosis, can occur at any age. A mastoplexy will lift the breast, the nipple, and tighten the skin of the breast. During a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, one can decide if a breast augmentation is needed as well as a breast lift.

In the case of breast reduction Los Angeles patients often benefit greatly! This is because extremely large breasts often cause significant pain to the neck, back, and shoulder area. There are three techniques used during breast reduction surgery. The inverted T method results in a vertical and horizontal scar (hence the name). The breasts are lifted and the size of the areola is reduced. The vertical reduction technique is used for people with smaller breasts. It results in a vertical scar and a scar around the areola. The free nipple breast reduction technique is used for patients with very large breasts. This technique involves removing the nipple and areola, reducing the breast size, and suturing the nipple to the breast in a higher position.

A less common procedure is inverted nipple correction. This is performed through a small incision at the base of the nipple. A constricting band is then released and the nipple is maintained in traction for several weeks using a suture taped to the breast. This procedure may or may not influence sensory changes or inability to breast feed.

Another surprisingly popular procedure is a breast revision. One of the main reasons women undergo this procedure is because of a deflated breast implant. In addition, some women want to change out a previous implant to a smaller or larger size. Finally, some women are just not happy with the original results of a previous surgery. Most women who undergo breast surgery will have to have some kind of revision done eventually. Breast implants wear out after a few years and need to be corrected.

When consulting with a plastic surgeon Beverly Hills residents have many options when it comes to breast surgery! Speak with your plastic surgeon to learn about all your options.
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