Breast improvement surgery can be a viable option for women seeking to resize asymmetric breasts, correct tubular breasts, uplift aged breasts, or regain a sense of firmness and volume.
Some common types of breast improvement surgery performed at Specialist Breast Clinic include:
Breast reduction surgery aims to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with large, heavy breasts. The presence of macromastia or breast hypertrophy (excessively large breasts) can be a cause of extreme personal and social anxiety. The goal of this breast improvement surgery is to get you feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Breast reduction surgery aims to remove excessive and unwanted volume from the breasts and reshaping the remainder to a more pleasing, smaller (and often much more comfortable) size.
Breast reductions are a common type of breast improvement surgery. Typical reasons for breast reductions include symptomatic macromastia (large breasts causing back/neck pain), breast ptosis (excessive droop of the breasts) and as part of breast cancer surgery (therapeutic mammoplasty).
The look of your breasts can change over time. As you age, you may find that your breasts lose firmness, volume and elasticity, causing them to droop. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss can also contribute to these changes. Sometimes these changes can affect confidence and prompt women to consider breast improvement surgery.
Different breast lift procedures exist for varying degrees of breast sag or ‘ptosis’. During these breast lifts, we remove excess loose skin (not breast tissue) to restore the tightness of the breast and elevate the nipple to a higher position.
A breast lift alone is designed only to resolve sagging. We can, however, insert breast implants during the procedure if the patient also wishes to increase the size of her breasts. This type of breast improvement surgery is known as a breast augmentation mastopexy.
Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital condition that affects the development of breasts during puberty. It is caused by a connective tissue ring-constriction in the lower breasts, which forces breast tissue upwards. This can result in puffiness and bulging of the nipple areola complex, in either one of both breasts.
Tuberous breasts, though common, can have a profound effect on a woman’s appearance, balance and self-perception.
Breast improvement surgery for tuberous breasts is a specialised procedure tailored to the patient’s individual breast shape, body type and aesthetic goals. Moderate and severe cases of tuberous deformity require nuanced breast augmentation techniques to reshape, balance, and potentially implant the breasts.
It is normal for a woman’s breasts to be slightly different, and this is usually unnoticeable. However, there are cases in which the breasts are significantly uneven in size or positioning, and this may affect a woman’s self-confidence.
At Specialist Breast Clinic, asymmetric breast surgery is a simple and commonly performed type of breast improvement surgery in which we match one breast to the other, as closely as possible. This may involve the augmentation of a small breast to match the larger one, the reduction of a large breast to match the smaller one, or the use of different sized implants in each breast to achieve symmetry.
Located in Miranda, Wollongong and the Illawarra, Specialist Breast Clinic are experts in breast lifts, breast reductions and other types of cosmetic breast improvement surgery. Get in touch with us for more information or to book a consultation.