When performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Branman, breast augmentation is a straightforward procedure that offers dramatic improvement without excessive discomfort or downtime. Our patients typically return to work within the first week and are enjoying their final results within a few months—and with advancements in surgical techniques and breast implant options, recovery is becoming shorter, more comfortable, and less prone to complications. So, why do women get breast augmentation?
Breast reconstruction is done to restore the shape, size, and appearance of one or both breasts after mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. Your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals along with your need for any radiation or chemotherapy after surgery will determine your available options. Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with Nipple Sparing. Results are shown 8 weeks post-op.
To become a proficient at this technique I spent years performing all types of breast surgery including mastectomy, breast reconstruction, breast lift, and breast reduction. This unparalleled experience in breast surgery gives me the ability to best identify what changes can be safely made in your breast to give you the best possible outcome during your breast implant surgery. When considering breast augmentation, you should first determine which breast type you are. This is the most common breast implant category.
Patients who have undergone a mastectomy, double mastectomy, or radiation therapy after breast cancer, or who suffer from a genetic condition impacting the appearance of their breasts, often elect to undergo breast reconstruction surgery as a means to surgically recreate authentic-looking breasts. While choosing to undergo a mastectomy can be a traumatic experience, many women find comfort in the fact that exceptional surgical options exist to restore the natural appearance of their breasts. Many patients have communicated that having reconstructive breast surgery provided them with a sense of closure after the difficult experience of recovering from an illness such as breast cancer, and that their surgery helped them to see themselves as they were prior to their illness. Melanie is a well-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon with specialized training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The reconstruction may be performed at the same time as the mastectomy immediate reconstruction , or months after the mastectomy delayed reconstruction.