Interested in Breast Enhancement surgery? At our office, producing natural-looking results is the goal for all of our breast options, whether the procedure required involves breast lift, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction. In addition to these breast enhancement procedures below, Dr. Brian Howard also performs breast augmentation surgery to improve the shape, size, and contour of the breasts.
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
The effects of gravity, pregnancy, weight loss and aging can cause the breasts to lose their shape and sag. Our office offers breast lift for women who want to reverse these effects and improve their appearance.
Performed under general anesthesia, the goal of breast lift surgery is to elevate the breasts to a more youthful position. Breast implants can also be inserted during this procedure to enhance results. The addition of implants can help restore firmness and volume to the breasts. Dr. Brian Howard and his experienced staff will discuss your options for breast lift surgery and the doctor will recommend the best technique to achieve your individual goals.
The Breast Lift Procedure
During the breast lift procedure, Dr. Howard will remove excess fat and skin and raise the breasts to a higher position. This also involves repositioning the nipple. The areola — the dark area around the nipple — can also be reduced during the procedure. The breast lift can last from two to four hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.
Patients who choose to have breast lift surgery and breast implants usually have longer lasting results; however breast lift will not produce permanent results or stop the aging process. Most of the pain from breast lift is experienced within the first 48 hours following surgery.
Dr. Howard will review your medical history, examine your breasts, and discuss your goals and expectations at your initial consultation. Your consultation is an opportunity for you to become familiar with our office and discuss your goals for breast lift surgery. We encourage you to ask as many questions as possible at this time.
If you have had or are preparing for a complete or partial mastectomy, deciding on an additional surgery such as breast reconstruction can seem like a daunting task. Dr. Brian Howard and his skilled staff have helped countless post -mastectomy patients work through the many details involved in preparing for this procedure. Breast reconstruction often involves more than one procedure so it is important to determine if you are ready to make a commitment to another major surgery. This decision is important in determining the appropriate time to have your procedure.
Types of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
The type of breast reconstruction surgery performed depends on a variety of factors such as health, age, and surgical goals. This is why establishing a good working relationship with your doctor is important in weighing all of the many decisions there are to be made. Dr. Howard’s communicative nature and thoughtful manner helps to put patients at ease. Additionally, our skilled breast reconstruction team provides the quality support needed to ensure that your surgery is a success.
Many techniques are available for breast reconstruction. The techniques most commonly performed are flap and expander reconstruction.
During the expander reconstruction procedure, a balloon expander is inserted under the breast muscle and over a period of time the expander is slowly filled with a saline solution. Once the desired size is achieved, the doctor will insert a permanent breast implant.
Flap reconstruction involves the use of a skin flap that is created from another area of the body (usually abdomen, buttocks, or back). The newly created skin flap remains attached to its original source and is tunneled under the skin to the breast area. This newly created flap can either serve as the breast mound itself or it can provide a pocket in which a breast implant can be placed.
Breast reconstruction can make an extremely positive change in the life of a person who has lost one or both breasts. If you are considering breast reconstruction, contact Dr. Brian Howard in his Roswell office. Not all women are good candidates for the procedure. Dr. Howard can help determine if breast reconstruction is a good option for you.
Medical problems arising from large breasts can range from backaches and neck pain to breathing problems and skin irritation. Patients at our office usually decide to have breast reduction surgery for non-cosmetic reasons. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate a range of medical problems.
Performed under general anesthesia, breast reduction (“reduction mammoplasty”) is designed to reduce the size of the breasts. Several techniques are available at our office for breast reduction surgery. Dr. Brian Howard’s recommendations for your procedure are customized to meet your individual needs and goals.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Generally breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the breast area. Depending on individual needs, the nipples can also be repositioned during breast reduction surgery. Breasts should be fully developed before reduction mammoplasty is performed unless the problem is causing serious medical problems.
Dr. Howard and his skilled team will discuss your breast reduction procedure with you in detail to ensure that you are fully informed about what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.
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Dr. Brian Howard is a remarkably skilled cosmetic surgeon who is part of a select group of medical professionals who has Board Certification in plastic surgery. His Roswell office is the preferred choice for breast enhancement procedures in the Atlanta area. If you are interested in this procedure, contact the office of Dr. Brian Howard today.