Having small breasts can be difficult for many women causing problems with self-esteem and confidence. Breast augmentation is one of the more dramatic procedures in plastic surgery because of its ability to quickly and dramatically improve a woman’s appearance. Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
Breast implants can increase the fullness and projection of your breasts and help to improve the balance of your figure and enhance your self-confidence. They may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury. A breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation to correct drooping or sagging breasts.
The goal of a breast lift is to basically keep the same breast volume but achieve a firmer, more uplifted and youthful appearance with more roundness and fullness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour and elevating the nipples to a more cosmetically appealing level. A breast lift alone may not provide enough fullness in the top portion of the breast and breast implants may be needed to improve the lack of volume in this specific area.
For women who want to alleviate heaviness in the chest, achieve better proportions and gain relief from physical and social discomfort, breast reduction can be life-changing . Breast reduction, or mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Women considering breast reconstruction will find a concerned, empathetic and experienced specialist in Dr. Falcon. The loss of one or both breasts can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. The goal of breast reconstruction is to help restore the shape, symmetry and appearance of the breasts and thereby, assist women in regaining some of what was lost to cancer. There are a variety of techniques used for reconstruction of the breasts. Your ideal method depends on anatomical considerations and whether reconstruction is performed at the time of the mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or some time following mastectomy (delayed reconstruction). Dr. Falcon may recommend a combination of techniques in order to create the most beautiful, natural appearance.
Breast Revision, or breast implant replacement, commonly involves the removal and/or replacement of saline or silicone breast implants. It is performed to change the size or type of your implant and to correct any complications from your breast augmentation. Breast Revision surgery is used to treat implants that show leakage, tightening of scar tissue around the implant, or changes in breast tissue as a result of weight loss/gain or skin stretching.