Breast Reconstruction – After a mastectomy for breast cancer, you may wish to have your breast (s) reconstructed. There are several different methods of reconstruction which may be performed immediately after your mastectomy or in a delayed fashion and doesn’t interfere with your cancer therapy. Following this surgery, patients no longer need to wear a prosthesis.
Breast Augmentation – Augmentation is the enlargement of breasts using saline implants. There are three different approaches; under the breast, around the areola and under the upper arm.
Breast Lift – A breast lift is done by removing excess skin from drooping breast. This may be due to weight loss, child birth or aging. No breast tissue is removed , only the redundant skin. Lifting your breasts frequently gives you a younger looking appearance.
Breast Reduction - This is not considered a cosmetic surgery but is a medical treatment for back, neck and shoulder pain as well as rashes under the breasts due to their large size. Breast reduction is completed by removing excess breast tissue along with skin from overly large breasts reducing their size. Patients frequently note that their activity level increases after the surgery resulting in weight loss as well.
Gynecomastia - Gynecomastia is defined as the overgrowth of breast tissue in teenage boys or young men. Frequently, these patients are severely self conscious and boys may be ridiculed at school. This may be due to weight gain, certain medications or endocrine problems but in the majority of cases the cause is unknown. This procedure consists of removal of the fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts. About 1% of all breast cancers occur in men.