Plastic surgery for the breasts can help you feel more feminine and attractive, which, in turn, can increase your self-confidence. Depending on the type of breast surgery you undergo, you can improve the shape, size, position and/or proportions of your breasts.

At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, we offer breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift surgeries to help you look and feel your best.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) is designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. This procedure can create more voluminous, shapely breast contours, whether you have naturally small breasts or your breasts have lost volume after weight loss or breastfeeding. Breast augmentation can also be beneficial if you have asymmetrical breasts that are not even in shape, size or position.

Breast augmentation can be performed using breast implants, fat transfer or a combination of both.

Breast Augmentation With Implants

This breast augmentation option places saline or silicone implants under or over your pectoral muscles. The most common breast augmentation incision is along the lower breast crease (inframammary fold incision). This incision allows for all types of implants to be inserted, and your surgeon will have optimal visualization of the breast pocket for inserting your implants. Your plastic surgeon may use incisions around the lower portion of your areolas (periareolar incision) if you are getting small implants or saline implants, as they can fit through smaller incisions like these. An incision within your underarm (transaxillary incision) can be used for saline implants, which will be tunneled to your breast pocket. This incision results in no visible scarring on the breasts.

If you have very thin natural breast tissue or want large implants, you may want to consider combining fat transfer with your implants. This combination provides more tissue coverage for your implants and a softer breast look and feel.

Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Fat transfer (fat grafting) breast augmentation uses your own fat to naturally enhance your breast volume and shape. Fat transfer cannot provide as dramatic a size increase as implants, but it offers results that look and feel very natural. This breast augmentation option also is preferable if you do not want foreign implant material in your body.

During your procedure, liposuction is first used to remove fat from an area of your body with excess. Common fat donor areas include the abdomen, back, hips and thighs. The fat is purified in a centrifuge that spins it and isolates the healthiest fat cells. These strong fat cells are put into syringes and strategically injected into your breasts to create your desired contours.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) can create smaller, more manageable breasts that are in better proportion with your body. If you have overly large breasts, you may suffer from physical issues such as neck pain, back pain, bra straps digging into your shoulders, rashes beneath your breasts and more. The weight and size of your breasts may also limit your ability to participate in physical activities. In addition, large breasts may attract unwanted attention and create emotional discomfort, and they can make it challenging to find clothing that fits well.

During this procedure, excess glandular breast tissue, fat and skin are removed. Concentric circular incisions around your areolas may be used if minimal tissue removal is needed. Additional incisions vertically down from the areola to the breast fold (creating a keyhole or racquet shape) can be used to remove more tissue. If you need a significant volume of breast tissue removed, a final incision along the breast crease can be used in conjunction with the other incisions. Once the necessary tissues are removed, the breasts are reshaped and secured with sutures.

Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) elevates and reshapes the breast tissues to create perkier, more youthful breast contours. It addresses sagging, pendulous breasts that have been affected by aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. It can also correct nipples and areolas that point downward or have become enlarged.

Incisions are made around the areolas only or around the areolas and vertically down the lower breast tissue. If you have excessive breast sagging, a third incision along the breast crease (inframammary fold) is also needed. The breast tissues are lifted and tightened, and loose skin is removed to create lifted, firmer breasts.

This procedure is commonly combined with breast implants for patients who want to enhance the size and perkiness of their breasts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery

What Type of Anesthesia Is Used for Breast Surgery?

Your procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The extent of your procedure, personal preferences and recommendations from your plastic surgeon will play a part in determining which anesthesia option is best for you.

What Is Recovery Like After Breast Surgery?

You will probably feel groggy the first day after your procedure, especially if you underwent general anesthesia. Patients commonly feel some soreness and discomfort for two to three weeks, and any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Most patients take about two weeks off after breast surgery, but you may need to take longer if your job is physically demanding. The bulk of your bruising and swelling will resolve after several weeks, but residual swelling may last several months.

Dr. DuMornay or our staff will provide you with specific post-operative instructions to follow to promote a safe and effective recovery.

Interested in Breast Surgery?

To learn more about cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries and find out if you’re a candidate, Contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics at 954-368-3348. Dr. DuMornay is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and he and his experienced staff look forward to providing your desired breast surgery results.

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