B R E A S T A U G M E N T A T I O N S U R G E R Y
Let’s start with the most well-known breast surgery category, breast augmentation surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the breast. It could be that a woman isn’t happy with the size or shape of the breast after childbirth and breastfeeding, the breast is too small for her frame or maybe they are asymmetric in size. In which case, augmentation mammoplasty could be the solution.
Breast augmentation surgery uses implants to boost the volume, size or correct the shape. The implants can be inserted above or below the chest muscle, which would cause less interference should a mammogram be required. The implants are created using silicone bags filled with either salt water (saline) or silicone gel, but it is more usual for the saline variety to be used.
Before undergoing any surgery its important to understand your expectations and to know the risks. All surgery carries risks, but breast augmentation is an extremely common procedure, especially for an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. di Mauro.
B R E A S T R E C O N S T R U C T I O N S U R G E R Y
Those who undergo breast reconstruction surgery do so in order to achieve the correct appearance and sensation after an injury or surgery. In addition to recreating a natural shape and the desired volume, quite often the areola and nipple area will also need to be recreated. In which case the ability to breast feed and normal sensation will be lost due to the loss of the milk glands etc.
The desired contour and size can be created using breast implants or by garnering tissue from another area of the patient’s body, usually around the stomach, buttock or back. If recreating just one breast, the implant or tissue will need to be sized to match the existing natural breast.