Breast Augmentation

The motivations for breast augmentation vary. The patient should understand that the procedure can improve their appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Bisseck is skilled at creating natural looking enhancement, whether you desire a subtle or dramatic improvement. If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Breast augmentation can:

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of your figure
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure involves using a choice of saline or silicone implants to restore your appearance and renew your confidence.

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Breast Lift

A woman's breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that lifts and re-shapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast shape that is youthful and uplifted. A breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation to increase upper pole fullness.

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Revision Breast Augmentation

You may be a candidate for a revision of breast enlargement, if you have already had a breast augmentation and you desire your breasts to be either larger or smaller. Revision of your breast augmentation may be indicated if your breasts have ripples, are too hard, or are unequal in shape or size. The intended result of revision breast surgery are natural, soft and symmetrical breasts. A breast implant revision may eliminate dense scar tissue around the breast implant, and give you a more positive self-image. This procedure involves releasing or excising the capsule around your current breast implant(s) and recreating an ideal pocket or space for the breast implant(s) to rest.

Breast Reduction

Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery frequently are seeking relief from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Common symptoms include back and neck pain, deep grooving on the shoulders from the bra straps, as well as frequent rashes underneath the breasts. Women seeking breast reduction are often very self conscious, and have difficulty finding clothing that fit. Breast reduction can usually solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast reduction, the breasts are smaller, higher, and more proportional to the rest of your body.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery is a very personal decision. For many breast cancer patients, reconstruction helps them feel like they have survived the breast cancer experience and they have gone on with their lives. Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. Options for breast reconstruction are widely varied. The best option is to talk to Dr. Bisseck so the right surgery can be tailored to your desires.

Male Breast Reconstruction

If you are a male who has excessively large breasts, you may be a candidate for a male breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Sometimes excess breast skin
  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

If you have excess or sagging tissue in your chest area you may benefit from a male breast reduction. This procedure is intended to give you a flatter chest with a more masculine male contour.