The female breasts receive a lot of attention both socially and medically. Most people often think of breast surgery in terms of getting bigger breasts, but they rarely think about it from the other side, such as breasts that are too big or are no longer perky. There are other types of breast procedures to deal with these types of concerns.
Read the articles below to learn about the different types of breast procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift surgery.
- Breast Augmentation: Although breast size and shape varies, ideally breasts are firm and, to some extent, full in shape. Breast augmentation is performed to improve breast shape and size whether you’re seeking a subtle enhancement or a very full enhancement. Breast augmentation may also lift the breast eliminating the need for a breast lift depending on the degree of sagging. Learn about the different types of implants, incision options, potential risks and complications, cost, and recovery time. Read more
- Breast Reduction: Overdeveloped breasts present a medical condition that affects women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Breasts which are disproportionately large for the body may be associated with medical complications such as neck, back, and shoulder pain, rashes underneath the breasts, loss of sensation in the hands, dilated veins on the breasts, and/or enlarged areola. Furthermore, overdeveloped breasts can lead to emotional as well physical distress. Breast reduction is performed to reduce the size of the breast while enhancing the shape to appear more in proportion with her body. Learn more about who makes a good candidate, the procedure, scars, recovery time, etc. Read more
- Breast Lift: Pregnancy, age, and genetics can contribute to drooping breasts. A breast lift is performed to lift and reshape sagging breasts and reduce the size of the areola. Although breasts of any size can be lifted, results may vary. Heavier breasts are more prone to sagging and may not retain results as long as lighter breasts. Read more
- Breast Reconstruction: Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure used to rebuild the breast. Women who have had a breast removed usually after a mastectomy following breast cancer are frequent candidates for this procedure. Read more
- Nipple & Areola Correction: These procedures address common concerns many women have regarding their areolas (disproportionately large, “puffy”) and nipples (inverted, asymmetric or enlarged). Read more
Male Breast Reduction: For Men Who are Unhappy with Their Cleavage
Gynecomastia, a medical condition in which excess glandular tissue or fat make the male breast appear overdeveloped, can affect men of all ages, shapes, and sizes. This condition is so common, in fact, that it affects an estimated 50 percent of men. Gynecomastia may affect only one breast or both and may be responsible for other medical complications such as neck, back, and shoulder pain, rashes underneath the breasts, loss of sensation in the hands, dilated veins on the breasts, and/or enlarged areola as well as reduced self-esteem. Male breast reduction is performed to remove excess glandular tissue and fat from the breast to shape a flatter contour of the chest.. Read more