Augmentation mammoplasty is a common procedure that has been performed many times at Acadia Plastic Surgery Clinic. Augmentation mammoplasty is a means to increase the size, shape, and texture of the patient’s breasts with the use of silicone or saline implants. Our board-certified surgeon will discuss with you your size options. It’s important to know that the same size implants do not provide the same results for everyone. The end result is heavily influenced by the anatomy of the patient including their previous breast size. During your initial consultation, our team of licensed professionals will go through your options to find the right implant size for you and your body type. We offer two approaches to the procedure, the inferior peri-areolar and axillary approach. Each incision option offers specific benefits.
A mastopexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, is a procedure used to elevate the nipple areolar complex and remove excess sagging skin on the breasts. This condition is called ptosis and may be caused by a number of conditions, including pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss and gain, as well as genetics. The postoperative scarring is depending upon the amount of skin to be removed and may be isolated to a circle around the areola, the circle and vertical scar (lollipop procedure), or in extreme cases, extending horizontally, as an anchor shaped scar.
Large breasts can cause a variety of health issues in patients, most notably neck and back pain. A breast reduction surgery at Acadia Plastic Surgery Clinic can help alleviate the pain. In many cases, insurance companies will cover the cost of the procedure if the surgery is deemed medically necessary. Breast reduction surgery normally involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and breast tissue. Before the procedure, we’ll consult with you to determine the amount of tissue you’d like to have removed, and the subsequent size of your remaining breasts.
Boys and Young Men
Gynecomastia is the appearance of large breasts in boys and young men. The cause for this condition is unknown, but could be due to diet or supplements and medicines that contain estrogen. Treatment in men normally consists of liposuction through two or three small incisions. In extreme cases, additional incisions may be needed to remove tissue beneath the nipple areolar complex.