Breast augmentation with implants to enhance the size of the breasts is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic surgeries in the US. The procedure involves placing either saline or silicone implants above or underneath the pectoral muscles to enhance breast size. Breast augmentation can provide a more attractive balance to your figure and can increase your self-confidence and quality of life. This procedure can also be combined with a breast lift, also called a mastopexy, to improve the sagging of the breasts and further improve the shape of the breast.
Breast augmentation can also be performed with your own fat if you would like to have only a slight increase in size. This procedure involves taking fat from an area of your body that has excess fat through liposuction and the fat into the breasts to enhance your breast size and shape. This procedure can also be combined with a breast lift, also called a mastopexy, to improve the sagging of the breasts and further improve the shape of the breast.
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, corrects the drooping or sagging of the breasts that can occur naturally over time or after pregnancy or weight loss. This procedure involves removing excess breast skin and repositioning the nipple, which lifts the breast. Dr. Carrau can combine a mastopexy with a breast augmentation if an increase in breast size is also desired.
Sometimes patients request that their breast implants be removed due to the presence of capsular contracture, discomfort, uneven breast size, or personal preference. The capsule that forms around the implant is also sometimes removed during this procedure. This is called a capsulectomy. The condition of your implants and capsule will determine which breast implant removal option is the best for you: En bloc capsulectomy: refers to the removal of the capsule and implant as a unit, in whole. Total capsulectomy: refers to the removal of the entire capsule. Partial capsulectomy: refers to the removal of part of the capsule.
Large or heavy breasts can result in a number of health issues including: bad posture, neck pain, back and shoulder pain, rashes, bra straps that create grooves and defects into your shoulders. A breast reduction is a procedure that reduces the size of the breasts by removing skin and breast tissue resulting in smaller and often lifted breasts that can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts. Women who have had a breast reduction regain their self-confidence! Quality of life is enhanced as their symptoms improve or disappear and they can wear clothes that they were not able to before.
A breast implant exchange is performed after implants have been in place for too long, when a change in size is desired, or after an implant has ruptured. A revision may also be recommended to improve symmetry and shape of the breasts. Call to schedule a consultation with Dr Carrau to address any breast implant related concerns.
Gynecomastia refers to excess fat and glandular tissue of the male chest which can result in puffy or protruding nipples or a feminine appearance to the chest. This procedure removes excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter, firmer and more masculine contour to the male chest. It can be done with liposuction only, liposuction with excision of the excess glandular tissue, or excision of the excess skin, fat and glandular tissue. Dr Carrau will determine which procedure is right for you after a thorough discussion of your concerns, goals, and careful examination.