Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, and Breast Reconstruction are the three general categories of cosmetic surgery performed on the breasts.
Breast augmentation is performed with implants that can be placed under a chest muscle or over a chest muscle. The incision can be placed in the axilla (armpit), areola (the area surrounding the nipple), or lower breast fold. In general, all breast augmentations are minimally invasive procedures.
For augmentations in which the incision is made in the armpit, an endoscope (thin tube with a small camera and light) may be used during the procedure.
Breast reduction surgery is often used in women with large, heavy breasts who experience significant discomfort including neck pain, back pain, and numbness or weakness due to the weight of the breasts. During this procedure, excess skin, fat, and breast tissue are removed.
After surgery, breast reduction can cause a change in breast sensation as well as the inability to breastfeed.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
The most common breast lift operation, called mastopexy, repositions the nipple higher on the chest wall. It takes about three hours and is usually done under general anesthesia.
Nipple Inversion Correction (with plastic surgeon support)
Correction of inverted nipples can be performed under a local anaesthetic.
Inverted nipples can be protracted and supported by a loop. Sometimes a nipple implant is the only option for a permanent result.
Cosmetic plastic surgery to correct oversized nipples is a very popular treatment, this procedure is suitable for men as well as women.