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breast_braWhether you’re a woman or even a man, your breasts’ size and shape play a profound role in your body’s proportions, affecting a vast spectrum of personal issues—ranging from how clothes fit you to severe back strain to self-esteem and more. It’s not surprising, then, that altering breasts’ contours so that they’re in proportion with one’s body is one of the top plastic surgical procedures overall. Simply, whether you’re augmenting, reducing, or lifting, breast procedures are almost invariably life changing.

Before breast augmentation: case #1

Before breast augmentation: case #1

After breast augmentation: case #1

Before breast augmentation: case #2

Before breast augmentation: case #2

Breast augmentation—the implantation of silicone shells, one’s own fat, or (less popularly) saline shells, to add volume and shape—is, unsurprisingly, usually chosen by women. Watery saline breast implants are increasingly outdated now, since their look and feel is nowhere near that of the more natural jelly-like silicone implants or fat transfer, in which one’s own fat is extracted from the belly and hip area, specially filtered, and then transplanted either placed above or below the chest muscle, depending on how much existing breast tissue a woman naturally has already.

After breast augmentation: Case #2

After breast augmentation: Case #2

One of the most important factors to discuss in your consultation with deme’s Plastic Surgery Head, Dr. Kevin Cross, is proportionality. An implant that is too big, for example, can put undue stress on your existing tissues and put your muscle, skin, and the implant itself at risk for damage or infection.

After breast lift: case #1

After breast lift: case #1

Before breast lift: case #1

Before breast lift: case #1

Breast lifts, also known as mastopexies, support and elevate breasts that may have developed a “drooped,” with age, after periods of breastfeeding, or simply because that’s the way they are. No breast tissue is removed in a breast lift; indeed, fat transfer–liposuctioned from your belly and/or hip area–may be deployed to add the volume and shape that may be necessary after the breasts have been properly and proportionately positioned.  Even smaller incisions can often be used, hidden at the junction between the pigmented and non-pigmented skin of the areola is used.

Before breast reduction: case #1

Before breast reduction: case #1

After breast reduction: case #1

After breast reduction: case #1

For women who have suffered for years with neck and back pain, embarrassment–and for men, who may also have felt embarrassment and a difficult time finding properly fitting clothes–a breast reduction is almost always an extremely positive, life-altering shift.

Dr. Kevin Cross, who is in charge of deme’s plastic surgery procedures, employs new techniques that reduce scarring impressively, using breast tissue to create an internal “brassier,” so breasts remain naturally shaped and “lifted.” Also, even though breast tissue is, naturally, removed in a breast reduction, fat transfer–as with breast lift procedures–may be used for appropriate shaping and sculpting of the newly, reduced bust.

After breast reduction: case #2

After breast reduction: case #2

Before breast reduction: case #2

Before breast reduction: case #2

There is very little pain associated with the procedure.  Most patients feel sore in a way that is similar to how one feels a day or two after an intense workout.  Most patients are able to return to work within a few days and full exercising within two weeks.

Before male breast reduction surgery: case #1

Before male breast reduction surgery: case #1

After male breast reduction: case #1

After male breast reduction: case #1

Gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery, can be a genuine life-changer for men.  It eliminates the self-consciousness that comes with excess breast tissue, fatty tissue that is even resistant to traditional weight loss and exercise. Many patients have enlarged glandular tissue under the nipple, which can be embarrassing to men who may otherwise be very fit.

The procedure involves millimeter-sized incisions that don’t show, even bare-chested. Liposuction helps to sculpt and shape the chest, as well as to reduce excess fatty tissue. In some cases, significant amounts of excess skin must also be removed. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, and full activity and exercise is typically possible within two weeks.

Call us at 215.561.3363 or contact us below to schedule your breast augmentation, lift, or reduction consultation appointment at deme today.