Breast size, shape and position is important to many women. And many women are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Fortunately, there are a number of highly effective surgical options for creating a bust line you feel comfortable with and that suits your body.
Hess Plastic Surgery in the Fairfax/Washington D.C. area provides cosmetic breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction.
Breast augmentation can increase the size of your breasts through surgical insertion of saline or elastic silicone gel breast implants. Women choose breast augmentation for personal cosmetic reasons or to correct loss of breast fullness following major weight loss or pregnancy. Because individual patient goals vary, the procedure offers a variety of different choices in breast implant size, shape and incision placement.
The rapid recovery breast augmentation program can reduce downtime from breast augmentation using specific post-operative activities and medications. Since breast augmentation was introduced in the 1960's, the recovery program hasn't changed, typically binding the patient's breasts so they cannot move. Dr. Hess adopted the rapid recovery program because, like most other surgeries, knee replacement, hip replacement etc., movement can reduce swelling, stiffness and complications, thus greatly speeding recovery.
In an effort to help breast augmentation patients, Dr. Hess writes "10 thoughts patients need to consider when choosing breast implants."
Breast reduction can reshape and reduce the size of large breasts by reducing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin. The surgery can help a woman get a smaller breast size that is more in proportion with her body. By reducing breast size, we can also help alleviate much of the discomfort associated with large, heavy breasts.
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can elevate sagging breasts, while also correcting certain asymmetry problems, such as breasts that have positioned themselves at different levels. A breast lift is best for women with small to medium sized breasts, as the weight of larger breasts may work against the surgery recovery.
Gynecomastia correction can help men who exhibit an excess of fat and glandular tissue on their chests. Surgery requires a small incision around the nipple, where the scar can be easily disguised. Excess skin, tissue, and fat is then removed through excision and liposuction.
When unexpected problems occur after breast augmentation, Dr. Hess can often correct them with a brief surgery revision procedure. Of course, the surgical procedure necessary will vary depending on the reason for your revision. Some patients may need to undergo breast implant exchange, while others may benefit from a breast lift.