Are you considering surgery to correct the size or shape of your breasts? There are several types of surgical breast correction options, each designed to correct a specific issue. In this guide, we will take a look at the most common types of surgery, what they involve, and what you can expect in terms of results.
If you are considering breast correction surgery, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. The surgeon will be able to assess your case and recommend the best course of treatment.
Breast augmentation surgery:
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of breast implants to increase the size, change the shape, and improve the overall appearance of the breasts. The procedure can be performed using either silicone or saline implants.
The technique used for breast augmentation will depend on the type of implant being used, as well as the desired results. Saline implants are typically inserted empty and then filled with sterile salt water once they are in place. Silicone implants are those that are pre-filled with silicone gel.
In either case, the implants are placed through small incisions made in the skin, usually around the nipple or in the crease beneath the breast. Once in place, the implants will be checked to ensure that they are positioned correctly and then the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Breast reduction surgery:
A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, the dark area surrounding the nipple.
There are several incision patterns that can be used for breast reduction. The most common approach is an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends vertically down the breast, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. Through this incision, your surgeon will remove excess tissue, fat, and skin. The nipple and areola are then elevated to a new position. In some cases, the size of the areola too may need to be reduced.
After the procedure, you will likely have some drainage tubes placed beneath your skin to help collect excess fluid. You will also need to wear a supportive surgical bra during your recovery.
Breast reconstruction surgery:
Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery that is performed to restore the shape of the breast after a mastectomy or other damage to the breast. The surgery can be performed using implants, tissues from another part of the body, or a combination of both. Breast reconstruction surgery is typically performed by a plastic surgeon.
Several different techniques can be used to perform breast reconstruction, and the type of surgery that is right for a particular patient will depend on several factors, including the extent of damage to the breast, the patient’s body type, and the patient’s preferences.
Tuberous breast correction surgery:
Tuberous breast correction surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery that is used to correct the appearance of breasts that are misshapen or have excess tissue. This surgery can be performed on both men and women but is most commonly performed on women.
The surgery is typically done by making an incision in the breast tissue and removing any excess tissue. The surgeon will then reshape the breast and may use sutures to lift the breast. In some cases, the surgeon may also place implants to add volume to the breasts.
There are several breast correction procedures such as nipple enlargement, breast scar correction, breast asymmetry correction, inverted nipple correction, and breast lift/mastopexy. The surgeon will decide which procedure is best for the patient based on several factors such as the extent of the problem, the patient’s goals, and the patient’s overall health.
Surgical breast correction is recommended for individuals with the following conditions: