Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. There are many reasons to choose breast augmentation:
- To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
- To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
- To balance a difference in breast size.
- As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Kreithen is able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. During your consultation, Dr. Kreithen will spend time listening to your wishes and then evaluate your frame and allow you to try on special implant sizers to help you find the most natural implants for your body type.
A Breast Augmentation procedure, also known as Mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to provide women lacking in form, volume, or symmetry of the chest an improved, aesthetically pleasing figure. A Breast Augmentation can provide a proportionate figure, and create a restored silhouette on women of any age.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Lift is a surgical procedure intended to correct a drooping bust line, raise and reshape sagging breasts. Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss or gain and the force of gravity cause a woman’s breasts to lose their natural elasticity. Breasts may lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag or hang. During the procedure, excess skin and tissue are trimmed away and the bustline is tightened and lifted. Breast Lift can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume–for example, after pregnancy–breast implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase both their firmness and their size.
Everybody is unique, and scars from a breast lift vary depending upon technique. This is why Dr. Kreithen treats each one of his Sarasota cosmetic surgery patients with individual attention. He will help you determine the appropriate breast lift technique for the most natural-looking result.
As a woman ages, her breasts may begin to sag. The effects of normal aging and gravity are made worse by pregnancy, weight loss, and genetics. The Breast Lift, also known as a Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift the breasts, making them look increasingly healthy and more proportionate to the body. A Breast Lift is often combined with other procedures such as a Breast Augmentation (to provide fullness in the upper portion of the breast).
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure in which excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed, resulting in smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts that are more proportionate to the rest of the body. Breast reduction can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Breast reduction may be performed for physical relief alone or for cosmetic improvement as well.
Large, pendulous breasts may cause a woman to experience various medical problems as a result of the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with posture, back and neck pain, skin irritation, and breathing are common with this condition. Bra straps often leave painful indentations on the shoulders. Many women, particularly younger women, feel self-conscious and embarrassed if they have uncommonly large breasts. Breast reduction can help reduce the weight of the breast allowing you to feel more confident and comfortable to do activities you enjoy.
A Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the sagging and heaviness of large breast. Reducing the chest in size, making the breasts more proportionate to the body, and lifting them to a higher position on the chest, the Breast Reduction can provide satisfactory results for women of any age. A Breast Reduction can provide ladies struggling with a large chest dramatic, aesthetically pleasing results, as well as immediate relief from neck, back, or shoulder pain.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Male breast overdevelopment, known medically as “gynecomastia,” is a very common condition affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of all men to some degree. Though certain drugs and medical conditions have been linked with gynecomastia, there is no known cause in most cases.
For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured.
Sometimes, the excess breast tissue will resolve on its own, but at other times, the enlarged breast tissue will remain, even with diet and exercise. When this occurs, surgical intervention may be required to improve the look and contour of the breasts. A Male Breast Reduction can be performed to appropriately contour and reshape the chest. The results from a breast reduction can be permanent, as long as a healthy weight is maintained and the trigger has been eliminated.
In addition to cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Kreithen specializes in breast reconstruction, helping those who have undergone mastectomies or women born with congenital breast deformities recover a natural shape and appearance. Dr. Kreithen uses his technical skill and compassion to individualize each woman’s unique circumstances to bring about the best possible result for each patient.
After cancer, one or both breasts may no longer look appealing, maybe they have even been removed. This can be a very serious blow to a woman’s self-confidence and femininity. Clothing does not fit the same, swimwear shows off the deformity of the chest, and intimate relationships become uncomfortable. Dr. Joshua Kreithen understands the difficulty in this situation and are proud to offer our patients Breast Reconstruction services.