You can choose to have breast surgery for many different reasons. Whether you wish to enhance your appearance and confidence with a breast enlargement or breast-lift, have breast reconstruction after treatment for breast cancer, or address pain and embarrassment caused by breasts that are excessively large, there are multiple options available for you that can address your specific needs.
Breast enlargement with implants is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery performed in United States. A breast augmentation with saline (salt water) or silicone implants will enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts that are naturally small or that have gotten smaller after having children. If you are not comfortable with having an implant placed, your own fat can be removed from unwanted areas and transferred to augment the breasts. The improved appearance can be more proportionate with the rest of the body and can boost a woman’s confidence and self-esteem.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
For women who wish to enhance their breast size or shape, but are apprehensive about receiving breast implants, Dr. Hamawy performs fat transfer or fat grafting breast augmentation. This advanced plastic surgery procedure uses fat from other areas of the body, such as the hips, abdomen, buttocks or thighs, to add volume to the breasts. This procedure is also less invasive than traditional breast enhancement surgery, and results in less scarring.
Breasts can sag because of weight loss, childbirth, aging, or heredity. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that will raise and reshape breasts that appear to be sagging or deflated on the chest. Breast lifts can be done with or without implants to achieve a fuller, more youthful look.
Large breasts often cause chronic pain due to improper posture, uncomfortable rashes, and low self-esteem. A breast reduction can make the breasts smaller and lighter by removing the excessive breast tissue, fat and skin. In a breast reduction, the nipples are also repositioned and the breasts lifted to make them look more pleasing and proportional to the rest of the body.
You may benefit from breast revision surgery if you are unhappy with the way your breasts currently look and you have had breast surgery in the past. Common reasons for having revision breast surgery are implant ruptures, implant displacement, capsular contractures, or improper breast shape. Other reasons are to change the size of your current breast implants or “upgrade” breast implants from saline to silicone. if you are not satisfied or are having problems from a previous breast procedure by another surgeon, the Dr. Hamawy is an experienced plastic surgeon that can help you.
Breast reconstruction is possible for women who have had a breast removed due to cancer, a congenital deformity or who have a breast deformity caused by trauma. A natural appearing breast can be shaped using your own body tissue or by inserting implants. Dr. Hamawy can help you with understanding the alternatives, risks and the limitations of each procedure to help you make the decision that is right for your lifestyle.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) is the term used when breast implants are placed through an incision in the belly button leaving no visible scars on the breasts or under the arms. Another advantage is that many women report minimal pain and a faster recovery than some other methods.