Breast Asymmetry Surgery

Severe differences in the size and shape of one breast to the other may cause psychological distress and physical pain.  Also, it may be difficult to find clothes that fit properly.  Surgical treatment may include reduction, breast lift and/or placement of breast implant.

Male Breast Correction

Gynecomastia is the medical term for male breasts with female shape.  This problem can cause emotional distress as well as physical symptoms.  Surgery to correct gynecomastia may involve removal of excessive skin as well as glandular tissue.

Breast Lift

Following pregnancy, as well as normal aging and the effects of gravity, the breasts may sag and have a lower position on the chest.  Mastopexy involves the removal of excess breast skin, elevation of the nipple and breasts to a higher position to restore a more youthful appearance.

Breast Augmentation

Women usually desire breast enlargement to improve the appearance of their chest by providing a more feminine figure.  Breast augmentation can add fullness to the flat contour of the upper part of the breasts and give the appearance of cleavage.

Breast Reduction

Women with excessively large and heavy breasts often suffer from neck, back and shoulder pain that is not relieved by medication or extra support bras.  They may not be able to participate in sports and their clothing choices are limited.  Breast reduction may significantly improve their quality of life by relieving their pain, allowing them to fit into clothes properly and to take part in physical activity they were never able to before surgery.

Breast Reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery of the breast following mastectomy may involve the use of implants and/or transfer of skin, fat and muscle from other parts of the body.  Usually, more than one operation is required.  Some patients are candidates for the use of lower abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct the breast and this can result in improvement of the contour of the lower abdomen.  Surgery of the remaining breast is often indicated to improve the symmetry of the reconstructed breast to the remaining breast.  Insurance coverage for breast reconstruction is mandated by federal law.