A breast augmentation can significantly or subtly enhance the appearance of breasts. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, there are many reasons women choose to undergo breast augmentation. These cosmetic procedures can add size, adjust shape, and alter the feel of the breasts. Women will undergo this procedure to reconstruct the breasts after a mastectomy for breast cancer, to fix congenital asymmetry of the breasts, or to boost self-confidence. Patients can choose between silicone-filled or saline-filled implants of various sizes, textures, and shapes. Silicone and saline implants offer different benefits for different patients’ needs. An additional factor to consider is the surgical technique involved. For patients who elect to undergo a breast augmentation for cosmetic purposes, scarring can be a significant concern. For more information about breast augmentations, call Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery today.
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When we age, our skin loses elasticity, which gives off an older appearance. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address sagging of the breast. Sagging, or breast ptosis, affects each woman differently. The issue is made worse by smoking and excessive sun exposure. Genetics, skin quality, body weight changes, and pregnancy can also affect breast ptosis. A breast lift is an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that requires incisions and will involve some form of general or local anesthetics. Speak with Dr. Berhane during a consultation if you have further questions or concerns about breast lifts. You may also undergo an examination for a proper estimation of what type of surgical strategy will best fit your personal goals. Contact Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.
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Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure primarily performed on women who have undergone a mastectomy to remove breast tissue, usually associated with breast cancer treatment. For many women, breast reconstruction is a major step along the road to recovery. Candidates for breast reconstruction should be ready for changes in appearance and sensation of the breasts and should have no medical conditions that would affect healing. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy or delayed until a later time. Undergoing breast reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy has been shown to provide optimal cosmetic and psychological outcomes. Whenever you’re ready to schedule your breast reconstruction surgery, give Tailor Made Looks Institute of Plastic Surgery a call and we will guide you through the process.
Breast reductions, or reduction mammoplasties, are popular cosmetic procedures for women who struggle with having overly-large breasts. In addition to the wide range of physical and emotional issues that can accompany having overly-large breasts, they can also be a burden on posture and cause back or neck pain. Overly-large breasts can also impede physical activity and make it difficult to find clothing that fits comfortably. Other issues can include painful skin indentations from bra straps, skin irritation in the breast crease, stretched skin, stretched areolas, breast ptosis, and more. Pregnancy can influence the size and shape of a woman’s breast, so women who are pregnant or lactating should delay having a breast reduction procedure to ensure the breast shape and size will no longer change. Each breast reduction is tailored for individual patients’ unique needs.