Types of Breast Surgery
Dr. Learn has years of experience performing each of the following surgeries:
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, can increase the size, shape, and/or fullness of your breasts. Under Dr. Learn’s care, you will be given breast implant options that take into consideration not only the size and shape of your breasts but also their projection and profile. Breast augmentation surgery is ideal for women who are unhappy with the current contours of their breasts; women whose breasts are sagging after losing weight; women who have lost breast tissue post-pregnancy; women who have small nipples but large breasts; women with disproportionate-sized breasts; women who have a breast deformity such as Poland Syndrome or pectus excavatum; women who want to improve their appearance after breast cancer surgery; and women who want fuller chests and increased cleavage volume. A breast augmentation will provide a higher, fuller bust line that feels as natural as it looks.
A breast lift focuses on improving the contours and placement of your breasts and areolas. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift restores lost shape and/or volume.
A breast lift is ideal for women whose areolas are stretched and point downward, and women whose skin has lost its natural elasticity due to aging and/or motherhood, both of which can make your breasts appear droopy and saggy.
A breast lift will make your breasts feel firmer and sit higher on your chest. Some women combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation for more fullness.
Breast reduction surgery shrinks your cup size. This can have a significant impact on not only your body image but also your lifestyle.
Women whose large breasts may have inhibited them from participating in physical activities can enjoy the benefits of a much lighter chest after undergoing this procedure. Breast reduction surgery also works well to reduce back, shoulder, and neck pain. It can also prevent shoulder grooving, which occurs when the weight of a woman’s breasts causes her bra straps to dig into the shoulders and leave visible grooves or indentations in the skin. The ideal outcome for breast reduction surgery is to make your breasts a more manageable size.
If you have undergone the removal of one or both breasts (mastectomy) due to cancer, or if you have congenital abnormalities, deformities, or tissue damage caused by trauma, breast reconstruction surgery makes it possible for you to rebuild your positive body image and restore the balance of your breasts.
There are two main types of procedures in breast reconstruction: implant-based and autologous tissue-based. The implant technique involves saline or silicone gel implants to recreate the breast, while the autologous tissue method involves using donor fat and tissue taken from other parts of your body. Breast reconstruction surgery has helped many women feel like themselves again.
Breast Revision Surgery
Did you undergo breast surgery recently or years ago? Have you been noticing any concerning issues or complications related to that surgery, or have you simply changed your mind regarding the results? If so, breast revision surgery may be right for you.
This type of breast surgery can address what went wrong, whether it has to do with implants, breast asymmetry, or another issue. Breast revision surgery is even suitable for women who want to address changes that occur in breast tissue after childbirth or during breastfeeding. Regardless of why you are considering breast revision surgery, know that if a revision is in order, you can count on Dr. Learn to make things right.
Breast Implant Removal
Breast implants do not last forever, and sometimes they can even lead to complications due to a medical condition or your body’s reaction to the implant. If your implants are leaking, appear deflated, have ruptured, or are just too big for your tastes, Dr. Learn can remove them.
Sometimes women elect to have their implants removed because of certain conditions, including capsular contracture, which hardens the surrounding tissue around the breast and squeezes the implant. Seromas and calcium deposits are also other painful implant-related issues. If your implants are causing you pain, contact Dr. Learn at your earliest convenience so she can help.