Breast Surgery In Gainesville, FL
Breast augmentation (mammoplasty) is a surgical procedure used to enlarge small breasts and rebalance breasts of different size or proportion. Breast implants are used to add fullness to breasts that have decreased in size or begun to sag due to age or pregnancy. Our Gainesville plastic surgeon, Dr. Poser, offers saline-filled implants, silicone-filled implants and gummy bear implants. A breast augmentation procedure is an outpatient procedure and most patients are able to return to regular activities within a week and the entire healing process lasts six weeks.
For patients looking to enhance breast size or correct asymmetrical breasts, a breast augmentation using breast implants may be right for you. Dr. Poser offers several implant options: saline-filled implants, silicone-filled implants and gummy bear implants for patients. Saline implants offer patients a rounded, firm breast. Silicone breast implants are widely believed to provide the most natural feel. While gummy bear implants are popular as they retain shape and size over time thanks to thick, gel.
Time can take its toll on the breasts through pregnancy, nursing and natural aging. Heredity can also be a factor in the shape of a woman’s breast. If you feel you have lost the youthful shape and firmness of your breasts, a procedure called a mastopexy or breast lift can raise and reshape sagging breast. A breast enlargement procedure can be done at the same time to provide additional fullness in the breasts.
Recent advancements in the art and science of reconstructing the breast, including using the body’s own tissues from the abdomen or a prosthesis, provide options for women facing mastectomy. Prior to surgery, breast reconstruction techniques can be discussed and a plan devised to determine which option best fits each patient’s needs and desires.
Mammoplasty (mam-o-plas'-tee) is a surgical procedure designed to reduce overly large breasts to a more comfortable size and contour. Such surgery is indicated when unusually large breasts cause pain in the breast, back, and lower back. Typically, the desired result is smaller-sized and smaller-shaped breasts that are proportioned with the rest of the body.
Breast revision surgery is a procedure that corrects or modifies patient implant shape or size. Patients who undergo breast revision surgery typically do so because they are dissatisfied with their initial augmentation, their implants have became displaced, scar tissue has formed or an implant has ruptured.
Gummy Bear Implants
This implant type is offered in either a teardrop or round implant shape. Gummy bear implants are composed of a highly cohesive silicone-gel that retains its shape and size even when split in half. This implant type will not cause breasts to deflate if a rupture or leak occurs as the silicone will remain inside of the textured silicone shell.
Fat Transfer Breast Surgery
Fat grafting or fat transfer may be used as a breast augmentation technique. By transferring fat from a fatty area on the patient’s body, the breasts absorb the fat and amplify in size to take on a natural look and feel.
Male Breast Surgery
Gynecomastia (guy-neh-co-MAST-ee-ah) is the medical term for over-developed male breasts. It's much more common than is generally recognized, affecting an estimated 46 percent of men, especially those older than 50. The causes for male breast enlargement are many and can result from heavy exercise, a family predisposition, or steroid use. When someone loses total body weight, sometimes the breast glands retain a certain amount of fat. There are also certain medical conditions and drugs that can cause enlarged breasts. New techniques allow easy removal of this extra breast tissue. Specialized liposuction (lye-po-suck-shun) instruments are used through very tiny puncture sites for removal of the unwanted tissue. This procedure takes place in the outpatient surgical suite setting and is typically a ninety minute surgery. Recovery and return to normal activities is relatively quick with a gynecomastia procedure.
Nipple Repair Surgery
Patients with inverted nipples, protruding nipples or needing breast reconstructive surgery often find nipple repair surgery to be a viable treatment. This procedure resizes nipples and corrects any protrusion. This outpatient surgery may be performed in conjunction with breast lift surgery, breast revision surgery or breast augmentation.
Saline Vs. Silicone Implants
Dr. Poser advises and helps patients determine what breast implant type will provide them with the best outcome. Saline-filled breast implants provide patients with firm, round breasts — if a saline implant ruptures it will be immediately noticed but will be safely absorbed by the body. A silicone implant creates more natural breasts and is not easily detected should a leak occur. Individual goals, anatomy and overall health will determine what breast implant type is suitable.
Tuberous Breast Surgery
This medical condition is the result of a congenital birth defect. This birth defect is marked by the malformation of breasts and areolas, which results in a of lack breast tissue volume which creates long and narrow breasts. Dr. Poser has years of experience treating this condition via tuberous breast surgery, in which the breasts, nipples and areolas are reshaped or resized.