Breast surgery increases or decreases the size and shape of your breasts, and is also used to correct sagging or droopiness. Genetics, aging, weight loss or pregnancy are some factors that contribute to smaller or “deflated” breast appearance. Some breasts are uneven in appearance. These factors can affect a woman’s self-esteem. Augmentation improves a woman’s body image and in turn enhances her self-confidence. A natural breast size which complements a woman’s body is Dr. Moynahan’s recommendation.
Surgery of the Female Breast Includes:
- Augmentation mammaplasty
- Reduction mammaplasty
- Mastopexy (a breast lift)
- Augmentation with Mastopexy
- Reconstruction of the breast
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Mastopexy (Breast Lift) reshapes and raises breasts that have deflated, flattened and drooped. The accompanying enlarged nipple-areolar complex is decreased in size and repositioned to the cosmetically desired position on the apex of the breast.
Breast size is not affected but may be attained by breast augmentation or reduction at the time of the mastopexy.
Breast Augmentation and Lift
(Breast Enlargement) and Mastopexy (Breast Lift) are commonly done together. We will discuss your goals and options at the time of your consultation.
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Patients with overly large breasts present with physical symptoms that have a negative impact on health and the quality of the patient’s life. Shoulder, neck and back pain are frequently experienced. Skin rashes and ridging of the shoulders may also occur. Mammograms, self examination and examination by the patient’s doctor may be compromised limiting the discovery of an early cancer of the breast. Breast reduction repositions and reduces the size of the breasts and the nipple-areolar complex. A physical and aesthetic improvement is achieved accompanied by enhancement in self-image and self-confidence.
Breast Reconstruction (Reconstructive Mammaplasty)
A lumpectomy or mastectomy often has a negative effect on a woman’s sense of her femininity and attractiveness. Breast reconstruction assists women on their path to emotional and physical recovery.
Psychologically the female breast defines a woman’s sense of self, femininity, and sexuality. Although it is the ovarian secretion of female hormones, that effect every age and every stage of a woman’s life journey it is the breast a “secondary sex characteristic” that determines her sense of womanhood and all that it implies both physically and mentally.
The female breast is a modified sweat gland that “Mother Nature” has designed to secret milk and ensure nourishment for the survival of the infant. The breast consists of glandular, fat and connective tissue. These building blocks, starting at a microscopic level lead to the construction of the size, shape and firmness of the breasts. Genetics and life choices contribute to the evolution and change of a woman’s breast.
The benefits of plastic surgery are more than physical.
- Many satisfied patients experience increased confidence
- A rise in self-esteem then follows.
- Patients have reported being “happier” and looking and feeling their “best.”
- Many said they felt a positive impact on their quality of life.