Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)
Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure for women and among the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Sternschein believes achieving a natural look is the most important goal of breast augmentation. The new breast size should be in proportion and in balance with your body frame. In addition, the breast should have a natural "teardrop" shape. Excessive superior bulging and a round shape should be avoided.
There are many different techniques used for breast augmentation. Saline-filled implants or the new cohesive silicone gel ("gummy bear") implants can be inserted under the crease in the breast, around the nipple or through the armpit. The implant can be placed under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Dr. Sternschein does not have a "standard" technique for breast enlargement. He has over 25 years of experience using all techniques. He will discuss with you the pros and cons of the different methods. Your input and desires are crucial. Taking into consideration your anatomy and wishes, Dr. Sternschein will recommend the particular techniques that are best for you.
After surgery, your breasts will appear "fuller" and have a natural shape and contour. Your figure will be balanced and have improved proportion. Clothes will look better and fit better. This procedure can enhance your self-image and self-confidence.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Over time, the effects of gravity along with the loss of the skin's natural elasticity begins to have an effect on the appearance of a woman's breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies, nursing, and weight fluctuations will often cause the breasts to sag and lose their youthful shape and firmness.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise, reshape, and increase the firmness of sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Most techniques for uplifting breasts involve tightening the skin of the breast. For those patients who are happy with the size of their breasts, tightening of the skin is usually the best option. There are different types of incisions used to tighten the skin. The length and placement of incisions used will depend on the amount of excess skin and degree of droop that exists.
Many women with sagging breasts also want an increase in size. If this is the case, correction of mild degrees of sagging may be achieved by inserting implants alone. Skin removal may not be necessary. When there is more significant drooping, breast implants can inserted in conjunction with a skin removal and tightening. This combination of procedures will increase both firmness and size.
Dr. Sternschein will help you choose the technique that will give you significant uplift, minimize scars, and increase size if this is desired.
To make an appointment with Dr. Sternschein, please call 201-444-1188 or contact us here.