Posted: December 11, 2019
Breast surgery encompasses a wide array of procedures for the breasts. From enhancing the size to male breast reduction, these procedures are tailored to your individual needs and cosmetic goals. Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers the whole spectrum of breast surgery and can help you identify the best way to reach your desired results.
1. Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of patients undergo this procedure each year, which is designed to increase the size of your breasts using breast implants. Dr. Bogue offers silicone, saline, and "gummy bear" implants and can help you determine which implant type will look most natural as well as size, placement, and incision site.
Dr. Bogue also provides breast implant revision for those who want to change the type of breast implant or alter the size and shape of their results. Breast explant, or breast implant removal, is another option for women who are unhappy with their results or have experienced complications such as pain, firmness, or implant rupture.
2. Breast Lift
Breast sagging has varying degrees and is based on nipple placement in relation to the crease beneath the breasts, as well as the direction of the nipple. A breast lift restores a perky, youthful bust by tightening excess skin, reshaping the breast gland, and repositioning the nipple. A breast lift can also address large areolas and may be combined with breast augmentation with implants.
3. Breast Reduction
Overly large breasts cause a host of issues ranging from chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain to skin irritation and an inability to perform specific exercises. A breast reduction alleviates these concerns by eliminating excess breast tissue and improving the size, shape, and position of the breasts. If you have asymmetrical breasts, a breast reduction can provide an even bust—this can also be achieved with breast augmentation.
4. Breast Reconstruction
Many breast cancer survivors struggle with their sense of femininity after a single or double mastectomy or a lumpectomy. Breast reconstruction is commonly performed to restore the breasts and a womanly figure. Women have several options for breast reconstruction, some of which can be done at the time of the mastectomy or lumpectomy—Implant-based breast reconstruction, autologous tissue breast reconstruction, and lumpectomy defect correction.
5. Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia
Men of all ages struggle with a condition known as gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia is often caused by a hormonal imbalance of testosterone and estrogen. The overproduction of estrogen causes male breasts to swell. Enlarged breast tissue can be painful and embarrassing, but the condition typically goes away in young men and male children as they grow into adulthood. However, your genetics, medications, substance abuse, and weight gain can all play a part in gynecomastia. Dr. Bogue offers male breast reduction, which continues to grow in popularity as the stigma of plastic surgery decreases.
Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation with Dr. Bogue
If you're interested in any of the breast procedures listed above, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Boca Raton today at (561) 886-1000 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Bogue specializes in breast surgery and serves patients in nearby areas of Florida, including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Delray Beach.