Dr. Michael Salzhauer
Breast Lift and Other Breast Enhancement Procedures Offered at our Practice
Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery offers a number of breast enhancement procedures, including:
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is one of the most popular breast enhancement procedures we offer in our practice. Breast lift is designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts and breasts that have lost volume and elasticity following pregnancy or weight loss. It can also reduce the size of the areola in cases where it has been stretched or enlarged. Mastopexy can raise the nipples to an aesthetically pleasing height.
The surgical technique varies from surgeon to surgeon and patient to patient. At our practice, breast lift takes ninety minutes to three hours to complete under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision around the areola and down the middle of the breast underneath the nipple. From this incision, tissue and/or skin is removed so that the breast can be raised to its new position. In some cases, breast implants are used in conjunction with breast lift surgery to create the desired effect.
Following breast lift surgery, most patients will have a small scar that extends vertically from the bottom center of the nipple underneath the breast.
Because each patient seeking mastopexy surgery is different, there are many different techniques for performing the procedure. If you are considering breast lift surgery, schedule a breast enhancement consultation with us today. Our doctors can discuss your individual case and decide what surgical technique is right for you.
Breast reduction surgery is designed to help alleviate physical and mental discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. Disproportionately large breasts can lead to neck and back pain, cause embarrassment, and limit physical activity. Generally, patients who undergo breast reduction at our practice are extremely satisfied with the results of this breast enhancement procedure.
Breast reduction methods vary according to the needs of each patient. In general, the surgeon makes an anchor shaped incision around the nipple and underneath the breast, and then removes excess skin and tissue to reduce breast size. Once the necessary skin, fat, and breast tissue is removed, the incision can be closed. The procedure generally results in a small vertical scar underneath the breast.
Breast reduction encompasses a few different techniques, and Dr. Salzhauer can help determine the best one for you during your initial breast enhancement consultation at our practice.
Breast reconstruction is the process of rebuilding a breast or breasts that have been partially or completely removed after a mastectomy. In general, there are three types of breast reconstruction - simple implant augmentation; augmentation with a tissue expander; and autologous tissue grafts, which are used to rebuild the breast with tissue from another part of the body.
Depending on the amount of breast tissue removed, a tissue expander may need to be implanted prior to traditional breast augmentation surgery. A tissue expander is a deflated silicone balloon that is implanted under the chest where the implant will go. After it is implanted and the skin is allowed to heal, the expander is slowly inflated through a series of small injections. Once the expander has stretched the tissue, it can be replaced with a permanent implant.
Autologous Tissue or Flap Reconstructions
Another option for breast reconstruction is autologous tissue reconstruction, which involves rebuilding the breast with a graft of tissue taken from another part of the patient’s body.
Breast reconstruction surgery is different for each patient. If you have had or will have a mastectomy and hope to rebuild the breast tissue lost during the surgery, contact Dr. Salzhauer. Dr. Salzhauer has extensive experience performing breast reconstruction surgery on breast cancer patients and he can help you determine the best course of treatment.
Gynecomastia Treatment/Male Breast Reduction
The development of feminine breast tissue in men is not uncommon. It can be caused by genetics, fluctuations in weight, or hormonal changes from medication or steroids.
Unfortunately, gynecomastia does not go away on its own, but surgical methods for removing the tissue are very safe, simple, and effective.
In most cases, localized liposuction is all that is needed to remove the excess breast tissue. In some cases Dr. Salzhauer may also remove some extra skin if liposuction alone is insufficient.
During male breast reduction surgery with liposuction, small incisions are made in the skin and a hollow metal tube called a cannula is used to suction out fatty tissue. In cases where excess glandular tissue is the cause of the breast enlargement, this tissue will be removed with a scalpel.
In either case, Dr. Salzhauer will make the incisions as discreet as possible to minimize scarring.
Contact our Practice for More Information about Breast Enhancement
Schedule a consultation at our practice to learn more about male breast reduction, breast lift, and other breast enhancement options. Dr. Salzhauer also expertly performs breast augmentation with saline implants.
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