One of the reasons women consider breast surgery is to boost their self-confidence after pregnancy and lactation. Some women desire to increase the size concerning body contour and their feelings about sexuality. Maxim Cosmetic Surgery is here to help you achieve your goals.
Some uncertainty and possibility are expected with breast surgery. Make sure to do some research, review the benefits, possible risks, complications, and follow-up care. Seek consultation with MAXIM Plastic Surgeon to help you decide which procedure is best for you.
OPTIONS FOR BREAST SURGERY
There are three general categories to choose from for breast surgery: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, and Breast lift. We explain each kind of breast surgery in its differences and procedures. We also discuss the types of breast implants available and areas for the incision.
Breast Augmentation Surgery / Mammaplasty
Breast Augmentation also called Augmentation Mammoplasty. It is one of the most effective procedures to improve your self-esteem after size loss associated with pregnancy, weight loss, or breastfeeding. This kind of breast surgery might improve your body image but don’t expect perfection. It will not correct breasts sagging, so this may require a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation.
The procedure enhances the size and shape of the breasts by utilizing FDA-approved saline or silicone implants.
The surgeons affiliated with MAXIM offer multiple options for breast augmentation to women who wish to improve their body contour with fuller breasts:
- Balance your breast size
- Correct breast tissue reduction (due to pregnancy or weight loss)
- Use it for reconstructive purposes
MAXiM-affiliated surgeons provide the latest breast enhancement techniques that result in a natural look and feel including an optimal choice of implants suitable to you. They will advise you regarding the choice of saline, silicone, or gummy bear implants, depending upon which one best suits you clinically and aesthetically.
To learn more about breast augmentation, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Breast augmentation does not last a lifetime. The average lifespan of implants is 7 to 12 years. Your breast will continue to age. Also, if you gain weight or lose weight, it might change the way your breasts look. You may undergo another breast surgery to correct these issues.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
For breast augmentation, we use general anesthesia to induce unconsciousness. You’re asleep and painless during breast surgery, either in a hospital or surgical center facility. The procedure will take 2 to 3 hours. If you smoke, you should stop smoking for a time before breast surgery.
During breast augmentation, the breast implants will place under the breast tissue or chest muscles. There are two kinds of implants: Saline or Silicone Gel. To determine what type of implant you desired, our surgeon will ask you to wear implants to see how it feels. However, many women said that silicone gel implants feel more like breast than saline. So, it is a matter of preference.
You will also decide in which the following area for the incision. The areola (surrounding the nipple), axilla (armpit), or lower breast fold (inframammary) regions to insert the breast implant using an endoscope. As a result, we use here at MAXIM Cosmetic Surgery a surgical technique that places breast augmentation incisions so resulting scars are hidden and inconspicuous.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
After breast surgery, our surgeon will cover your breast cover with gauze. You may wear a surgical bra or sports bra while you’re healing for extra support and positioning of the implants. Expect swelling and soreness for about weeks. Bruises are possible too.
Breast augmentation poses various risks, including redness in your breast, a sign of infection like fever, shortness of breath, implant leakage, or rupture. Contact your surgeon as soon as possible. You might require breast surgery, either remove or replace the implants.
Remember that your breast surgery is sensitive. For instance, you should not do any heavy activities for up to six weeks after breast augmentation. And don’t forget to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon and his prescribed medications for follow-up care.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Having beautiful breasts does not always mean having a bigger breast. Breast reduction is a kind of breast surgery that can help your breast feel smaller, lighter, and give them a better shape or proportion. We have a skilled cosmetic surgeon here at MAXIM Cosmetic Surgery that can improve both using breast reduction techniques.
Some women have excessively large, heavy breasts. They can cause physical discomfort as well as emotional distress. Bra straps can dig into the shoulders and skin rashes can develop where the breasts sag. Women with overly large breasts may be self-conscious and limit their physical and social activities.
A breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedure that is performed to remove excess breast tissue, reduce the size of the breasts, and reposition the nipple and areola.
The benefits of breast reduction surgery include:
- Achieving a breast size that is more proportional to your body
- Decreasing neck, shoulder, and back pain and discomfort
- Relieving painful bra strap marks and skin rashes
- Improving self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life
MAXIM-affiliated surgeons offer the latest breast reduction techniques that result in a natural look and feel.
Breast reduction- also called reduction mammaplasty. Some women are experiencing discomfort due to oversized breasts. A breast reduction procedure is best for you because it can ease pain and discomfort. It can resolve issues such as chronic pain in the upper back, shoulder, and neck. It will help you increase your physical activities and improve your self-image, like breast augmentation. Sometimes a breast lift is the best combination during breast reduction procedures.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Like breast augmentation, we use general anesthesia during the procedure or you may choose intravenous sedation. Breast reduction surgery will take about 2 to 5 hours or longer. Depending on your case, you might stay for at least one night in the hospital. Reducing the size of your breasts will depend on your personal preference, amount of reduction desired, breast composition, and surgeon’s advice. Some women prefer an areolar incision.
During the procedure excess skin, tissues, and fat are removed. The nipple along with the areola may need to be removed and replaced at a higher position.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
With this type of breast surgery, scarring can be extensive. The breast might feel sensitive and painful following the procedure. The breast reduction procedure minimizes breast appearance, volume, and contour while preserving breast sensation and function.
After surgery, breast reduction can cause a change in nipple-areola sensation, numbness as well as inability to breastfeed. However, most women report relief from symptoms causing by large breasts. There may be swelling and bruising, but healing is complete within 4 weeks or so.
You may also need elastic bras with compression that might be required to protect and support breasts. The incision lines are permanent, but in most cases usually will fade and improve over time. Most women who get breast reduction are very satisfied with the results.
Also known as mastopexy. A kind of breast surgery that restores fullness and shape to the breast. As you get older, our breast often changes losing elasticity and firmness due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, aging, and heredity. You might choose to have a breast lift if your breast sag or nipples point downward. Also, the areola becomes enlarged over time, it can reduce this as well.
Over time, a woman’s breasts lose their natural support. Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight changes, and the force of gravity take their toll on the shape and firmness of the breasts, stretching their suspensory ligaments and making the skin envelope sag.
MAXiM-affiliated surgeons offer this breast-enhancing procedure for women who wish to:
- Achieve a more youthful position for both breast and nipple
- Achieve a more proportional size and rounder areola
- Reshape and elevate breasts in conjunction with a breast augmentation
To learn more about breast lift, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Breast lift surgery does not change the size of our breasts. If you want your breast to look fuller, consider breast lift and breast reduction surgery. It can help you achieve both with a single procedure and recovery.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia, typically takes 2 to 4 hours. You will be able to go home to continue your recovery or you will stay at the hospital for several hours. This kind of breast surgery involves the removal of loose, excess skin, and breast tissue through the incision. Repositioning of the areola higher up on the breast should necessary.
Our cosmetic surgeons here in MAXIM Cosmetic Surgery use a variety of incision techniques for breast lift surgery. The exact technique will vary based on a patient’s personal goals. Your cosmetic surgeon will only guide and recommend the type of breast lift that will achieve your desire results with the least conspicuous scarring possible.
During the procedure, the surgeon place stitches deep within your breasts to reshape your breast tissue. She will remove excess breast skin and shift nipples to a higher a position. Then your doctor will intact the breast skin and close the incisions with surgical tape or skin adhesives. Then cover your breasts with gauze and a surgical support bra.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Most women experience soreness and swelling after breast lift surgery but will subside over the first several months. Numbness in your nipples, areolae, and breast skin might last for about 6 weeks. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you comfortable. You will begin wearing underwire bras again after about 8 weeks. You should avoid straining, lifting, or even bending. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided as well. Most normal activities should be possible for several weeks.
You will notice the sudden change in the appearance of your breasts with breast lift. The result of your breast becoming firmer and rounder, even if you haven’t had a breast reduction.
The good news is that breast lift lasts longer. However, as you age your skin will naturally become less elastic. Maintaining a stable, healthy weight can help you retain the results.
Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
When a man has enlarged breasts, this is known as gynecomastia. It is most often the result of a hormonal imbalance in testosterone and estrogen. Breast enlargement occurs when testosterone levels decrease compared with estrogen levels.
Other factors that can cause gynecomastia include obesity, some types of medications, street drugs and alcohol, heredity, and certain health conditions. It can occur at any age.
Some men may feel self-conscious about enlarged breasts, causing them to avoid certain activities. Men with gynecomastia may opt for breast reduction surgery to remove excess tissue.
Breast Reconstrcution Surgery
After a breast cancer diagnosis, some women choose to have one or both breasts partially or completely removed (mastectomy), followed by breast reconstruction surgery.
MAXiM-affiliated surgeons can perform breast reconstruction using various surgical approaches, including breast implants and fat redistribution (flap reconstruction) using skin and tissue from your abdomen. The result is breasts that appear and feel completely natural.
Breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as a mastectomy or after you have completed cancer treatment. When you choose to have breast reconstruction is a highly personal decision. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss all options in detail, including breast and nipple reconstruction techniques, to help you determine the timing and type of procedure that makes the most sense for you.
HOW MUCH THE BREAST SURGERY COST?
For breast augmentation, the average cost ranges from $5000 to $10,000 because it is cosmetic surgery. Health insurance doesn’t cover breast augmentation costs, related to another surgery or any complications. Read your health insurance policy before having your breast augmentation. Besides, other surgeons offer patient financing plans for breast augmentation. So, be sure to ask and determine your final fee.
However, experts estimate that breast reduction surgery can range from around $7,700 to more than $9,700. In most cases, insurance covers breast reduction surgery. Because it is considered reconstructive, but you must be sure to follow all the procedures set forth by your policy.
While the average cost of a breast lift is $4,693, If you have implants inserted at the same time your costs, including the cost of implants, would come around $6,225. If you are having combined procedures, you should expect the costs to be higher.
Above all, a surgeon’s fee for breast surgery will be based on his or her experience, and the type of procedure This average cost is only part of the total price. It does not include hospital bills, anesthesia, medical test, type of implant, and doctor’s fee. This average fee doesn’t include the other necessary expenses related to surgery.
We would happy to discuss your options for breast surgery, as well as how to get the results you desire within your budget. Contact MAXIM Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a one-on-one consultation. We can help you decide which type of surgery is ideal for you and how to pay for it.
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