Individualized Approach- The Right Breasts for Your Body
Dr. Becker takes the time to understand your aesthetic goal: what you want to look like at the end of the procedure. He realizes that a “cookie cutter” approach will yield average or sub-par results. Achieving the best result is a combination of open and honest communication between the patient and the doctor, knowledge of implant sizes the breast can accommodate safely, artistic eye, and precise surgical technique. Together, the patient and Dr. Becker choose the right implant for her breasts, to achieve the result she wants. The same compassionate care, attention to detail, artistic vision and meticulous surgical technique that made him a highly sought after breast reconstruction surgeon is applied to augmentation patients. His approach starts with a thorough consultation to discuss your goals followed by a physical exam to determine your breast unique characteristics and finally a review of the different options available to you.
Breast augmentation is adding volume to a breast with a implant, either saline (water) or silicone (gel). The reasons women choose to undergo augmentation vary:
- The breasts do not fit the body
- Breast deflation after pregnancy or weight loss
- Aesthetic desire to have larger breasts
By adding volume, breast augmentation makes the breast fuller and firmer (not hard) with a better proportion.
Oversized breast can cause a variety of problems including: back, neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation and shoulder grooves from bra straps. The size of the breasts can not only limit the clothes you can wear but also the activities you can participate in or the type of work you can perform.
A reduction mammaplasty reduces the excess tissue, places the nipple in the proper position and reshapes the breast. By removing the excess tissue and elevating the remaining tissue, the strain on the back and neck are lessened.
Over a woman’s lifetime, the shape of breast change due to loss of skin elasticity, and changes in volume. Pregnancy/breast feeding, weightloss and normal changes associated with aging cause the skin to loosen the breast to drop.
A mastopexy, or breast lift, repositions the nipple and reshapes the breast to create a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. If more volume is needed/desired an implant can be placed at the same time or later (depending on the breast).