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Breast Surgery Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Breasts are an asset to a woman’s physique, giving the body an appealingly feminine shape. Because an attractive silhouette can make a woman feel more confident and comfortable, breasts are also a vital part of a woman’s self-image. However, pregnancy, weight fluctuation, aging, and heredity can lead to a loss of breast volume and tissue elasticity, leaving a woman feeling dissatisfied with her breasts. In order to regain a youthful, attractive bust, many women turn to breast surgery.
At the Center for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, breast surgery is one of many cosmetic procedures designed to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Dina A. Eliopoulos prides herself on providing genuine, attentive patient care, and will work closely with you to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact the Center for Plastic Surgery today to set up a consultation.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Women who want a fuller, shapelier figure may choose to enlarge their bust through breast augmentation. During this popular breast surgery, implants—typically silicone shells filled with saline solution or silicone gel—are inserted behind the breast tissue.
First, a general anesthetic is administered before the surgeon makes a small incision either at the base of the breast or along the lower edge of the areola. Once the incision has been made, the surgeon will expertly create a pocket, typically under the pectoral muscle. Dr. Eliopoulos prefers to then temporarily insert implant sizers to most accurately determine what size implant will provide the best symmetry and volume desired for both breasts. After expertly inserting the final implants, she will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures.
A breast enlargement can increase the size of naturally small breasts, or restore size and shape to a bust that has lost volume due to pregnancy or weight loss. Learn more about breast surgery by contacting the Chelmsford, Massachusetts practice of Dr. Eliopoulos.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is an excellent way to restore and enhance the natural shape of breasts. Rather than surgically enlarging or reducing the breasts, breast lift surgery tightens the surrounding tissue to create firmer, smoother breast contours.
In order to perform this breast surgery, Dr. Eliopoulos may use a variety of incisions depending on the degree of excess skin. These could include a circular incision around the areola, vertical incisions descending to the breast crease, and possibly a horizontal incision hidden within the inferior breast crease. The underlying breast tissue is then lifted, reshaped, and tightened in order to create firmer, smoother contours, while the nipple and areola are repositioned to a more youthful height.
Because breast tissue may have lost elasticity due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, age, or other factors, excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is tightened when the incisions are closed with sutures embedded deep in the breast tissue.
Often, patients may not only desire a more lifted appearance, but also an enhanced overall volume of the breast with more fullness in the upper part of the breast than can be achieved with a breast lift alone. In these instances, Dr. Eliopoulos can effectively achieve these goals by combining breast augmentation with a breast lift at the same time.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Many women with disproportionately large breasts not only feel self-conscious, but also endure physical discomfort. Large breasts can cause neck and back pain, and make it difficult to participate in physical activities. In order to regain comfort and self-confidence, many women reduce and re-contour their chests with breast reduction surgery.
The incisions required for a breast reduction, also known as “reduction mammaplasty,” are similar to those often required for a breast lift—around the areola, descending to the breast crease, and within the inferior breast crease. Because the pigmented areola of large breasts become particularly stretched, your surgeon will focus on reducing and repositioning the nipple area upward to a more rejuvenated position. Similar to a breast lift, breast tissue is reshaped and repositioned. But breast reduction surgery also reduces the excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin, resulting in a smaller, firmer bust.
Dr. Eliopoulos is an experienced, meticulous surgeon specializing in breast surgery. Contact her Center for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to request a consultation and take the first step toward the physical and emotional benefits of breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reductions
For men with excess breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia, breast surgery can create a firmer, more masculine silhouette. During a male breast reduction, skin, fat, and glandular tissue is removed by direct excision or liposuction via incisions made around the edge of the areola, or in the underarm.
For a breast reduction using liposuction only, Dr. Eliopoulos may decide that the SmartLipo MPX™ laser system is the best treatment option, since it can be performed using only light anesthetic and requires minimal downtime.
Learn More about Breast Surgery
A chest that is shapely, proportionate, and youthful can make anyone feel more confident! To learn more about your breast surgery options at the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Center for Plastic Surgery, contact Dr. Eliopoulos today!