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Symmetry, comfort and perfection is what we thrive for. Among the various procedures that we perform we highlight: Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Corrective Surgery, Nipple Surgery (Areola), and Male Breast Reduction. 

 

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular elective surgeries today. The goal is to enlarge the size of the breasts utilizing saline or silicone gel-filled implants.

There are three types of placement techniques:

1) trans-axillary augmentation (incision in the axilla)

2) periareolar augmentation (incision in the lower border of the aureola)

3) infra mammary crease augmentation (incision in the fold below the breast).

 

Breast Reduction

Heavy breasts (breast hypertrophy) may be associated with upper back and neck pain. A breast reduction may be indicated in these patients for medical reasons. Breast reduction surgery also improves the appearance of heavy, fallen breasts by reducing the size and lifting the position of the areola and surrounding tissues, giving the breasts a more youthful appearance.

 

There are several techniques available for breast reduction. These vary in the types of scars they produce. Which technique is used will depend primarily on the amount of reduction that is required. A peri-areolar scar technique (around the areola), may be used in patients requiring minimal reduction. The traditional anchor-shaped scar (Weiss-pattern) will be required in patients with very severe hypertrophy. A majority of cases, however, can be performed using the vertical-scar technique, which leaves only a vertical and peri-areolar scars, and avoids the long horizontal scar below the breast. These newer types of reductions are also referred to as short-scar techniques, and offer the advantage of less scars and improved shape and projection.

 

Breast Lift: Mastopexy

Mastopexy or breast lift corrects the changes caused by pregnancy, aging and breast-feeding. Because of these changes the breast tissue tends to shrink, and the position of the areola descends, causing a drooping or ptosis of the breast. A breast lift raises and reshapes the breast by removing the excess of skin. Discrepancies of size and shape can also be improved through a mastopexy.

 

Several types of mastopexy are offered by Dr. Rodriguez Terry. The newer techniques, called vertical-scar or short-scar mastopexy, offer the advantage of less scars and improved shape compared to the older techniques. With these new techniques, the long horizontal scar below the breast is eliminated. The resulting scars are limited to the areola or the areola and a vertical scar below it.

 

Male Breast Reduction: Gynecomastia

Breast growth in males is referred to as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia results from accumulation of fatty tissue, breast gland tissue, or both. This condition can be due to changes from puberty, obesity, or “male menopause”.

Procedures: Breast Surgery

 

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