It’s fundamental to choose a plastic surgeon who’s experienced in performing cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgeries.
Breast augmentation can increase the fullness and projection of breasts, and restore breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure is individualized to meet the specific needs of the patient. Women may choose between saline or silicone gel breast implants, and placement above or below the chest muscle.
A breast lift elevates and reshapes the breasts to a more youthful appearance. Excess skin is removed and breast tissue is redistributed, increasing fullness in the upper chest. After the breast lift has healed, an implant can be added for more fullness if necessary.
Overly large breasts can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain, and contribute to a negative self-image. Excess breast tissue can impair physical activity, and make properly fitting clothing hard to find. A breast reduction removes excess breast tissue, and lifts the breast by removing excess skin, allowing the breast size to be in proportion with the rest of the body.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia, begins around the time of puberty, and is very distressing to both adolescent and adult patients. Enlargement of the male breast can be treated by ultrasonic liposuction, or most commonly, a combination of ultrasonic liposuction and surgical excision. Scars are concealed around the pigmented skin of the areola.
Michael J. Streitmann, M.D. is the preferred board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX!