Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Augmentation, Reduction, Lifts, and More in St. Louis
Cosmetic breast surgery at the St. Louis-based West County Plastic Surgeons is intended for any woman who wants to make an aesthetic change to her breasts. Patients come to Dr. Terry Myckatyn and Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum with a range of motivations, from wanting more volume after a lifetime of small breasts to countering the effects of years of breastfeeding multiple children.
West County Plastic Surgeons also offers breast reconstruction for cancer patients and others, with techniques that frequently involve and incorporate cosmetic breast surgery components. Every patient is unique, so our plastic surgeons' philosophy is to treat each cosmetic breast surgery as a unique procedure as well. Each surgery begins with a consultation rooted in compassion and discretion. Working closely with each patient to understand her individual goals and motivation, the plastic surgeon will develop a plan that focuses not just on giving the breasts a new look, but on ensuring that they are natural and beautiful, and that they complement the rest of the body.
Cosmetic Breast Surgery Options
Dr. Myckatyn and Dr. Tenenbaum are both very experienced in a wide range of cosmetic breast surgery options. They aim to provide customized results, no matter the procedure.
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic breast surgery for women who want their breasts to be larger. This is typically achieved by the insertion of an implant that physically adds volume to the breast, causing it to appear fuller and rounder. There are multiple variations, given that there are several types and styles of implants, as well as multiple potential incision sites. All of these details, including breast augmentation incision placement and breast implant shapes, will be discussed at an initial cosmetic breast surgery consultation.
Breastfeeding, weight loss, and changes to the skin and other tissues due to aging can cause breasts to point downward and sag instead of appearing perky and prominent. A breast lift removes this stretched-out skin, causing the breasts to sit higher on the chest. This cosmetic breast surgery can also involve repositioning the nipple and surrounding areola.
Augmentation and Lift
A combined breast augmentation and lift incorporates the best of two cosmetic breast surgery procedures to increase both prominence and projection. The West County Plastic Surgeons team works to ensure the results are natural looking and balanced by adding just the right amount of volume to complement and fit the newly raised breasts. Given that balance is key, this pairing requires a plastic surgeon who is especially experienced in cosmetic breast surgery.
Cosmetic breast surgery procedures can have long-lasting effects, but not every woman wants to keep her results for years. In some cases, a patient may opt for larger or smaller implants than were originally inserted. In other cases, the original implants may have ruptured or leaked, necessitating their removal. Certain women choose to have their implants removed entirely. No matter the motivation for implant revision, a change is possible.
Breast reduction is commonly chosen by women whose breasts interfere with their day-to-day life, whether by causing physical strain due to their weight, drawing unwanted attention, causing clothes to have an improper fit, and more. Given that it can have positive health impacts, reduction is not always considered to be solely cosmetic breast surgery. The plastic surgeon can reduce volume with typical surgical tools or applying laser-assisted breast reduction to remove excess tissue and create smaller breasts.
Inverted Nipple Correction
Some women have inverted nipples from childhood on, while others find that their nipples turned inward due to breastfeeding. Inverted nipple correction can help in either case by positioning the nipples so that they project and holding them in place with specialized stitches.
A Mommy Makeover typically involves cosmetic breast surgery, but is not limited solely to the breasts. In actuality, the procedure is a combination of surgeries intended to address physical changes caused by childbirth and everything related to it, from pregnancy to breastfeeding. Hormone shifts, weight gain and loss, and physical trauma to the breasts can cause sagging, volume gains or reduction, and even asymmetry, where one breast no longer resembles the other in terms of size, position, or perkiness. Augmentation, lifts, or reductions can help. These procedures are frequently accompanied by liposuction for fat reduction, a tummy tuck to flatten the abdomen, and other cosmetic changes.
In fact, any of the cosmetic breast surgery procedures mentioned here may be performed on their own, or they may be scheduled as part of a larger effort to rejuvenate the body. Patients are invited to discuss their overall aesthetic goals at an initial consultation devoted to exploring the possibilities.
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