Breast Augmentation Revision - Male Breast Reduction
Correction of Inverted Nipples
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. It can give women with small or unevenly-sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of implants in the breast. Women may elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic motivations, including balancing breast size and compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery. The procedure may be combined with others such as a breast lift for more satisfying results.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin's natural elasticity or simply the effects of aging and gravity. The procedure can also reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with breast augmentation for added firmness or volume. It is usually done under general anesthesia. Dr. Min is skilled in performing a limited scar breast lift for appropriate candidates.
Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide relief from these symptoms. Performed under general anesthesia, the procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter and perkier breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body. A limited scar breast reduction can be performed in those patients who are good candidates.
Revision breast augmentation is performed for patients who are not satisfied with their results after previously undergoing breast augmentation. These patients' unhappiness may arise from the implant shape, size, or placement or because of a post-surgical complication such as wrinkling, implant displacement, capsular contracture (hardening around the implant) or synmastia (implants drift together). We can correct these errors and help patients enjoy the fuller breasts they envisioned before their original surgery.
Enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) affect nearly 40-60% of men, often with no known cause. This condition can be highly embarrassing as well as physically uncomfortable. Men who feel self-conscious about enlarged breasts may seek breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in some cases excess skin as well. The result is a flatter, firmer chest.
Nipple and areola reconstruction can provide a boost in self-confidence to patients who have inverted or stretched nipples. The inverted nipples can be surgically altered to create a more prominent and projected appearance.