Breast & Chest
Augmentation of the breast consists of insertion of a silicone bag (prosthesis) under the breast (submammary) or under the breast and chest muscle (subpectoral) and then filling the bag with saline (salt water). This prosthesis expands the breast area to give a fuller breast (increased cup size), give a better contour, and give more cleavage.
Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure which involves the reduction in the size of breasts by excising fat, skin, and glandular tissue; it may also involve a procedure to counteract drooping of the breasts.
Also known as gynecomastia, breast reduction for men is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. It can result in terrible embarrassment, teasing, and social trauma. Many will try to hide it with thick shirts, avoid bare chest activities, and withdraw from public exposure. Common phrases for this condition include gyno, man boobs, moobs, puffy nipples, and puffed nips.
In our practice, we usually recommend breast lift with augmentation in one operation setting for patients with extremely sagging breasts as breast lift alone may not produce the desired shape or may not improve your figure.
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