If you are looking to improve your breast contour to help you feel more comfortable in your skin, you may be able to benefit from a cosmetic breast procedure. At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery, we offer a large selection of breast procedures to meet your individual aesthetic goals.
Traditional breast augmentation involves placing a silicone or saline implant underneath the existing breast tissue to improve the shape and size of the breast. This is an outpatient surgery where patients can go home the same day.
A mastopexy, or “breast lift” is a very common procedure for women who develop low hanging, or “deflated,” breasts, commonly, after weight loss, childbirth, or advanced age. A mastopexy involves re-suspending the breast back to a firmer and perkier shape.
A breast reduction is similar surgically to a lift but additionally involves removing excess breast tissue in the process. A reduction can help alleviate bra grooving at the shoulders, back pain, poor posture, rashes, and overall appearance.
Breast contouring with either liposuction (to reduce size) or fat grafting (to improve shape and size) has been gaining strong popularity. Fat grafting to the breast involves injecting a patient’s own fat (after liposuction) to create a fuller, improved shape. The fat will incorporate naturally and change with the patient’s own weight loss/gain.
Breast Implant Illness has been a growing awareness amongst the breast implant population. Implant removal, traditionally en-block (including the entire implant and capsule) has shown to provide a 95% patient-reported improvement of symptoms. At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery, we specialize in “En-bloc” implant and capsule removal with the option of a concomitant natural breast lift.
Male gynecomastia can be caused by a myriad of reasons ranging from medication side effects, exogenous/endogenous hormone imbalance, or weight gain. Regardless of the cause, it can cause emotional and social anxiety and is often treated with surgical intervention. With minimal to no scarring, Charlottesville Plastic Surgery can excise excess tissue thereby preventing recurrence and improving chest contour.
Charlottesville Plastic Surgery has extensive experience in breast cancer reconstruction. We offer all options of reconstruction from tissue expander and implant reconstruction to utilizing the patient’s own tissue. We use the latest minimal scar techniques and work closely with the breast surgeon to provide the patient with a unified, multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer.
If you are unhappy with your prior breast augmentation procedure, are experiencing capsular contracture, or would like to change the size or type of your implants, breast augmentation revision may be a good solution.
Transgender mastectomy and free nipple graft is the most common method of performing “top surgery.” Care is taken to design the incision to lay in the line of the pectoralis shadow, thereby creating a natural, male aesthetic chest.
Male to female top surgery involves placing an implant underneath the pectoralis muscle of the chest. The technique involves similar principles to breast augmentation.