Breast operations are designed to adjust one or more breast features to improve their appearance or reduce symptoms. Popular modifications include increasing size, removing extra skin, enhancing shape, lifting nipple position, decreasing extra tissue, and correcting concerns from a previous surgery. Men can also benefit with tissue and skin procedures to help improve chest contour.
The boxes below give a brief description with quick facts about the operation. For detailed information about each procedure, click on the icon within the section.
Breast augmentation describes procedures designed to increase breast size. Implant-based breast augmentation is best for the majority of women, but fat transfer may give excellent results in select patients. Other concerns that can be addressed at the same time may include breast shape concerns, asymmetry, and developmental abnormalities.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
Breast augmentation with fat grafting is a specialized procedure where breast size is augmented using tissues grafted from other areas in your body.
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure designed to improve the shape of the breast by removal of extra skin and a small amount of tissue; it also adjusts the size and position of the nipple and areola.
A “mommy makeover” is a combination procedure involving improvement of the breasts and body. The operation may involve breast augmentation, breast lift, or both combined with a tummy tuck. Combining the operations decreases the overall cost and recovery time compared with both operations individually.
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, carries the highest satisfaction of any operation in plastic surgery! Reduction mammaplasty reduces, or more commonly, eliminates, symptoms related to large breasts, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts, and certain headaches. Furthermore, breast reduction surgery utilizes the same techniques as a breast lift (mastopexy), and the aesthetic appearance of the breasts is also improved.
Revision Breast Surgery
Revision breast surgery describes a variety of operations designed to improve breast appearance after prior breast surgery for aesthetic reasons, cancer, burns, and other causes, as well as implant malposition, rupture.
Breast Lift with Implants
Mastopexy-augmentation describes the combination of using implants and reshaping tissue to provide an optimal breast appearance. This operation is useful when neither breast augmentation or breast lift alone will accomplish aesthetic goals and staging the operation is not possible.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia repair (“male breast reduction”) is an operation to reduce enlarged male breasts. This may involve liposuction, tissue removal, skin removal, or a combination of these.
Breast Scar Revision
Surgical and non-surgical options are available for improvement of scars, and can include topical treatments, lasers, chemical scar modification, removal and reclosure, and geometric scar rearrangement. Gallatin Plastic Surgery has a full complement of treatment strategies for improvement of your scarring.
Estimated costs include Cosmetassure coverage, surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees, as well as preoperative and postoperative visits. Recovery times are estimates and may vary between patients. Photos on this page are of models and not actual patients.