Women's breasts come in almost every shape and size you can imagine. There are large breasts, small breasts, and uneven breasts; usually, there aren't perfect breasts.
Unfortunately, many women aren't fond of their breast size or shape. Breastfeeding, weight loss or gain, and cancer affect how breasts look and change.
If you're unhappy with your breasts, you don't have to live a lifetime of damaged self-confidence; the team at Meridian Plastic Surgery in Meridian, Mississippi has several options to provide you with your dream chest.
Dr. Mark Elliott and Dr. Lee Thornton are two highly experienced plastic surgeons at the practice who offer various forms of breast surgery to help every patient achieve their goals.
Who needs breast surgery?
Women can have breast surgery depending on their needs, goals, and overall health. One of the most common reasons for breast surgery is for cosmetic purposes.
If you're unhappy with the size of your breasts or how perky they are, you can undergo several forms of cosmetic breast surgery. As long as you're healthy and can tolerate the procedure, our team can help you get bigger, fuller, and perkier breasts to enhance their look and boost your confidence.
Some women undergo breast surgery to reduce the size of their breasts when they cause issues. Neck pain, shoulder discomfort, and back pain are some of the problems overly-large breast tissue can cause.
Again, women undergoing breast reduction surgery must be relatively healthy and understand the risks of the procedure and recovery.
Women at risk for breast cancer or who have had a mastectomy due to breast cancer can undergo reconstructive surgery to replace the breast tissue that surgeons removed.
There are cosmetic and medical reasons women undergo breast surgery, each determining the type required to achieve the patient's goals.
Popular forms of breast surgery
Considering breast surgery is a big deal, no matter what the reason. You must understand each form of surgery to prepare for the procedure and appreciate the risks involved.
Dr. Elliott and Dr. Thornton offer various forms of breast surgery that are popular, including the following:
During a breast reduction, we remove excess fat from the breasts and extra skin to create smaller breasts. We may do this for cosmetic or medical reasons to provide the patient with a breast size appropriate to their figure.
We perform breast augmentations to increase the size of the breasts, along with changing the shape and contour. During a breast augmentation, we insert implants made from silicone or saline or your fat into the breasts through small incisions.
The implants or fat go behind your chest's muscles to enhance the breasts' size and appearance. Before the procedure, you'll pick out what size breast you hope to achieve.
During a breast lift, we use your existing skin and tissues to make the breasts perkier. We perform the surgery by making a small incision on your breast and tightening and lifting the existing tissue to give you breasts that appear youthful.
After breast cancer surgery, also known as a mastectomy, you no longer have breast tissue, leaving you with a flat chest. Some women have their breasts reconstructed after a mastectomy for cosmetic purposes.
During breast reconstruction, we use implants to reconstruct your breasts to a natural look after undergoing a mastectomy.
Which one is best for you?
The type of surgery you'll need follows individual goals, the surgery's purpose, and overall health.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Thornton and Dr. Elliott listen to your concerns and evaluate your breasts to determine the best treatment route. They may require other testing before scheduling your procedure.
You may need a breast reduction if you're having trouble finding bras that fit or are experiencing pain and discomfort from the size of your breast tissue.
If your breasts are saggy and you're unhappy with where they sit on your chest, you can opt for a breast lift instead of undergoing a breast augmentation.
Women who are unhappy with their breasts' size and perkiness may choose breast augmentation with either implants or fat transfers to enhance their chest.
Lastly, you may be a candidate for breast reconstruction if you've had cancer and had a mastectomy or have the breast cancer gene and are opting for an elective mastectomy.
Call our office at 601-693-7742 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thornton or Dr. Elliott to discuss breast surgery options or request an appointment online.