The following surgical procedures are only a small fraction of the possibilities.
Breast Enlargement (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
This procedure increases the size of the breasts and creates a fuller shape while maintaining natural contour. It can be performed to enlarge small breasts, correct congenital deformities, restore balance to asymmetric breasts, or to fill out breasts that have lost tissue following pregnancy or dramatic weight loss.
Enlarging the breasts requires the use of a synthetic implant composed of a soft, pliable envelope of silicone or silicone filled with saline or silicone gel. Implants may be placed above the chest muscles (subglandular) or beneath the chest wall muscles (subpectoral). Breast enlargement surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis.
During your consultation, we will discuss the details of breast augmentation surgery and answer any questions you might have. We will show you your implant options and pictures of the pros and cons of various techniques.
A prescription for pain medication will be provided, which you may need for 2-3 days.
You should be able to return to work within one to two weeks. The result is immediate. Typically, patients feel completely comfortable with their new breasts and cease to be aware of the implants after a few months.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Extreme changes in weight or multiple pregnancies can alter the appearance and feel of the breasts. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is performed to correct the position and contour of the breasts without changing their size.
When performing breast lift surgery, Dr. Strasser removes excess skin from the breasts and repositions the nipples. This helps to give the breasts a fuller, more youthful appearance.
If desired, breast enlargement or breast reduction can be performed at the same time
as breast lift surgery.
Breast lift is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Scars will be present after surgery but will gradually fade. Patients may return to work within a week or two after surgery and can resume exercise after four weeks.
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Reduction mammoplasty is the technical term for breast reduction surgery. It is generally performed to alleviate symptoms such as back and shoulder pain, bra strap grooves, and
skin irritation. It is designed to reduce the volume and excessive weight of large breasts while attaining a natural contour and shape.
Enlarged breasts are associated with varying degrees of sagging and, in most cases, gradual displacement of the nipple to a lower position. Breast reduction surgery involves both improving the contour of the breasts and moving the nipple to a higher position. Before you undergo surgery, Dr. Strasser will discuss various breast reduction techniques with you and help you decide which is right for you.
Patients can generally return to work one to two weeks after undergoing breast reduction surgery and can resume exercise after four weeks.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
This condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men can occur at any age. It can
be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity, or the use of various medications.
This bothersome issue for many men, can be easy solved through a procedure that usually combines a small amount of liposuction and direct excision of the hard bread tissue behind
Most men say there is very little discomfort. Patients can generally return to work one to two weeks after undergoing breast reduction surgery and can resume exercise after four weeks.
Eugene STRASSER, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A.
1505 University Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 33071