Age, genetics, hormone changes, pregnancy, and dramatic weight changes can affect the shape and feel of your breasts.
Age, genetics, hormone changes, pregnancy, and dramatic weight changes can affect the shape and feel of your breasts. Whether you are considering breast surgery to refine your appearance, for physical comfort, or as part of post-cancer treatment, there are a number of plastic surgery solutions designed to benefit women and men alike.
The highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeons at our plastic surgery practice offer comprehensive breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and breast reconstruction procedures customized to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
The recovery time from breast surgery varies based upon your procedure and several individual factors. Most breast procedures require patients to minimize physical activity for a couple of days to a month after surgery, and then gradually ease back into their routines in the weeks that follow. Your surgeon will clear you for increased physical activity as appropriate based on your personal needs and ability to heal.
Prior to your treatment, your board-certified plastic surgeon will discuss your recovery expectations with you in detail and provide you with comprehensive post-surgical care guidelines.
If you have questions about breast surgery, please contact our Mishawaka, Indiana office to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate board-certified plastic surgeons. We welcome you to contact us and schedule a personal consultation or explore the pages below to learn more about your options.
Types of Breast Surgery Procedures
Our Mishawaka plastic surgery practice offers customizable breast surgeries to target several different concerns a woman may have about her breasts. It is essential to review your ideal cosmetic or reconstructive goals, natural physique, and surgical options with our board-certified plastic surgeons before deciding which procedure is best.
A breast lift is the ideal surgical option for reducing breast sagging as the procedure removes excess skin from the breast. Further, the surgery tightens and reshapes the surrounding breast tissue to create an enhanced contour along with a lifted breast appearance. Women whose areolas have stretched due to sagging may have this issue corrected during the procedure.
Breast lift surgery does not significantly impact breast size or change the upper part of the breast. However, patients report a decrease size after surgery due to changes in breast shape, as well as a higher breast position on the chest, giving the breast a more youthful appearance. Some patients may choose to do a breast lift in conjunction with the placement of a breast implant.
Breast augmentation surgery uses either breast implants or fat transfer to enhance and restore breast volume. The operation enhances breast fullness and projection while improving a woman’s overall body proportions. Further, women have improved levels of self-confidence and body image after breast augmentation.
Breast implants allow for customizable results, while achieving long-lasting enhancement. Breast augmentation with fat transfer results are more natural-looking than implants, but the breasts continue to age after the procedure.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer face a difficult time as they restore their health and well-being. During this time, women will make many decisions regarding treatment options. This includes the decision to have breast reconstruction surgery. Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure in which a plastic surgeon recreates all or part of a breast after it has been surgically removed or altered.
It is well documented that both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction provide substantial psychosocial benefits for mastectomy patients in the areas of emotional well-being, vitality, general mental health, social functioning, functional well-being, and body image.
Candidates for breast reconstruction have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have had or will have a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast). Patients who have elected to undergo prophylactic mastectomy due to positive genetic testing are also candidates for breast reconstruction. In addition, candidates have had or will have breast conservation surgery, such as a partial mastectomy or lumpectomy.
The surgeons at The Centre, P.C. are board-certified plastic surgeons, which means they have completed an extensive residency in the field of plastic surgery and have passed written and oral examinations given by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in order to be considered for the distinction of being called board-certified. It is extremely important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon when considering breast surgery.
Women with larger breasts may experience several physical difficulties stemming from the additional weight of their chest. Issues which may arise from larger breasts include trouble with certain physical activities, problems with clothing, and back, neck, or shoulder pain. A breast reduction procedure removes excess tissue, skin, and fat to achieve a smaller breast size while improving a woman’s body proportions.
Many women undergo a breast reduction to relieve both physical and emotional distress along with wardrobe concerns due to larger breast sizes. Additionally, some women want the operation to improve their physical abilities so they are able to perform demanding activities. If a patient can sufficiently prove her oversized breasts are contributing to negative health consequences, she may be able to work with her insurance company in order to cover a reduction procedure. If this procedure only serves a cosmetic purpose, however, then it would normally not be covered by insurance.
Patient Criteria for Breast Surgery
Breast surgery in Mishawaka is an excellent choice for any woman who is unhappy with her breast size, shape, and contours, or has been diagnosed with breast cancer. However, to qualify for a cosmetic surgery, a patient must be physically healthy and not pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, a woman must have fully developed breasts before undergoing any breast surgery.
Contact Our Mishawaka Breast Surgeons Today
Through breast surgery, you could achieve your ideal breast size, balance your body proportions, and restore your confidence. If you are considering any type of breast surgery in Mishawaka, contact The Centre, P.C. for an appointment to discuss your goals. Our board-certified surgeons are here to help you achieve your ideal appearance and live your most confident life. Plastic surgery is not only cosmetic. We often have cancer patients come to us after being referred by their oncologist or general surgeon. Surgery often alters a patient’s body shape or texture. After an incredibly difficult chapter in your life, you deserve to look and feel your best.