Breast Procedures Long Island
Cosmetic breast surgery can improve the size and shape of a woman’s breast in many ways. There are a number of reasons for a woman to consider cosmetic breast surgery:
- To enhance the body contour by enlarging (Breast Augmentation) or reducing (Breast Reduction) the size of the breast
- To correct sagging and loss of volume (Breast Lift – Mastopexy) of the breast
- To correct breast asymmetry
Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. Breast implants are usually placed behind the pectoral muscle in the chest wall, and incisions are made inconspicuously under the breast in the fold. Endoscopic techniques may be used which allow incisions to be made within the armpit and fiber optic cameras are used to visualize the breast pocket. The operation is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient. After surgery, scars will fade with time.
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Breast Lift, or Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts often seen as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, and natural aging. During the procedure, excess skin is removed from the breast and the nipple areola is lifted into a more natural position. Sometimes a breast implant is used in conjunction with this procedure to give the breast more volume. The operation is performed either under sedation or general anesthesia as an outpatient. After surgery, the breasts are higher and firmer, with temporary stitches usually located around the areola, below it and in the crease under the breast.
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Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess tissue, fat and skin from heavy sagging breasts. Breast reduction is usually indicated to alleviate a variety of conditions including; back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of the breasts, skin irritation beneath the breasts, indentations in your shoulders caused by tight bra straps, and restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of the breasts. The most common surgical method uses a three part incision; incisions are made around the areola, vertically to the crease underneath the breast, and horizontally beneath the breast following the natural crease. The operation is usually performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. This procedure may be covered by your health care insurance if you meet their criteria including the above conditions and the amount of breast tissue being removed.
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Many men feel self-conscious about extra fat and tissue located in their chest area. Fortunately, this condition (known as gynecomastia) can be treated with a procedure sometimes referred to as “male breast reduction.” Two variations of this procedure may be used, depending on your needs. If fat, skin, and glandular tissue need to be removed, the procedure will be done using a scalpel or scalpel-liposuction approach. For this procedure the incision can usually be placed discreetly in the underarm area or around the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple). If only fatty tissue needs to be removed, the procedure can be done with liposuction alone, which entails a much smaller incision.
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