What Type of Breast Surgery do I Need?

Determining Which Type of Breast Surgery to Have

You have made an important decision to change your appearance and improve your confidence. Although though you know you want a different look than what you have, you may not realize the options available to you. Whether you want to change the size, shape or fullness of your breasts, there is an a way to achieve the results that you desire.

Breast Augmentation with Implants
A breast augmentation with implants can help you achieve an increase in size, or restore volume lost due to weight loss or pregnancy. It involves placing a saline or silicone gel filled implant under the crease in the breast or around the nipple.

Breast Lift With or Without Implants
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy procedure can increase both firmness and size. Breast augmentation alone will not correct severely drooping breasts. Luckily if you want your breasts to look full more full and lifted, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. Your breast lift can be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Dr. Malek will assist you in making this decision.

Breast Reduction
Many women, especially teenage girls, can be extremely self-conscious if they have unusually large breasts. There is often back pain and various medical problems associate with the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations and breathing problems are common. A breast reduction removes fat, glandular tissue, and excessive skin. This results in smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are. A breast reduction always combines removal of excess skin and breast tissue with a breast lift. Traditionally, this has been performed with a incision around the areola, and then in an upside-down T-shape. Although it will be permanent, the scar will fade with time within 6 months to 1 year and should be nearly invisible in many patients after about 1-2 years