Assessing Which Type of Breast Surgery is Right For You

There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” breast surgery, so I offer a full range of services, including breast augmentation, at my Las Vegas-area practice. You may wish to feel more comfortable in your own skin, wear clothes with more confidence, or even out breast size and shape to be in proportion to your body. The choices can feel overwhelming at first.

In this blog post, I’ll provide an overview of each type of breast surgery available at my plastic surgery clinics in the Las Vegas area. But rest assured that I’ll review your desired results, options, and questions in detail during your consultation.

Breast Augmentation

You may be interested in breast augmentation for many reasons, including feeling as though your breasts are too small, returning breasts to the size and shape they were before pregnancy or weight loss, creating a symmetrical breast shape, or other reasons. There are various factors to consider with augmentation, such as implant size, type, incision placement, and recovery time. To begin thinking about the type and size of implants you want, take a look at my patients’ before-and-after photos.

Breast Lift

Various factors can contribute to the desire for a breast lift, including weight loss, pregnancy, breast implant removal, and aging. During your consultation, we’ll review which breast lift technique will best address your concerns and body type. It’s also important to note that a breast lift alone may not fulfill your desired results. If you’ve had a loss in breast volume for some reason, a breast lift will not restore volume. In this case, we may speak about a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation.

Breast Reduction

If you experience back, shoulder, or neck pain because of the size of your breasts, you may be a candidate for breast reduction. You may also be a good candidate if you feel your breasts are disproportionate to your body, you’re self-conscious about your large breast size, or if you have any other concern relating to your large breast size. Breast reduction is often paired with a breast lift to address a patient’s desired results.

Breast Surgery Revision

If you’ve undergone breast surgery and you are unhappy with the results, you may want to pursue breast surgery revision. It could also be a good option if you are unhappy with the results from the work of another surgeon, you want to exchange implants, or you want to address changes that have occurred over time. It’s very important to research your prospective surgeon fully before undergoing any procedure. Here’s a list of essential questions to ask.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is one of the most rewarding surgeries I have the privilege of performing. With recent strides in breast reconstruction technology, surgeons can create breasts with a natural look and feel. However, there are many factors to consider when undergoing this surgery, and we can address those specific to you during your consultation.

Explant (Breast Implant Removal)

Clients may seek breast implant removal for a variety of reasons. If you’re considering implant removal, we’ll review the process in detail during your consultation. Here are some reasons patients consider breast implant removal:

  • Changes in personal preferences (implants are too big, or patients desire a more natural look)
  • Implant leak or rupture
  • Infection or inflammation
  • Concerns about breast implant illness (BII), a self-reported condition (no specific diagnosis) that patients link to their implants. Patients may believe the implants are responsible for a variety of symptoms including fatigue, chest pain, headaches, chronic pain, brain fog, and hair loss.
  • BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma) a rare cancer of the capsule, not the breast, related to textured implants.

If you’re considering breast enhancement surgery, or if you have breast implant questions, contact my Las Vegas-area clinics using the online form. You can also call my office at (702) 566-8300 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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