Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, P.A.
Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery located in Sarasota, FL
Breast surgery can involve much more than implants. While Dr. Mark Mathieson of Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PA can enhance the size and shape of your chest, he is also skilled at numerous other reconstruction, reduction, and lifting surgeries to help you feel confident about your chest. Men and women in Sarasota, Florida, who have concerns about the way their breasts look should call the office or schedule an online consultation.
Breast Augmentation Q & A
What is breast augmentation?
If you have breasts that are just not the size you desire or that are asymmetrical, breast augmentation can help. The procedure enhances the size and shape of your chest using saline or silicone implants. Dr. Mathieson thoroughly explains the procedure and helps you decide which implant type is best for your goals. You even have a chance to “try on” the implants.
What is a breast lift?
Your breasts can start to droop due to the effects of aging, massive weight loss, or pregnancy and breastfeeding. A breast lift draws your breasts back up to a higher position so they look perkier and more aesthetically pleasing. During the surgery, Dr. Mathieson reshapes the breast tissue, removes excess skin, and repositions your nipples to get the best look. A breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation if you desire added size, too.
What is breast reduction?
While many women desire to augment their breasts, others want to reduce them to improve their quality of life. This is because large, heavy breasts can cause rashes, poor posture, neck and back pain, and grooves in the shoulders from bra straps. Dr. Mathieson can help resolve these uncomfortable side effects by removing some of your breast tissue and extra skin while elevating the nipples and reshaping the breasts to create an attractive, but more manageable, size.
Men who have a condition known as gynecomastia, which may occur as a result of an imbalance of hormones or excessive weight changes, may also benefit from surgical removal of excess breast tissue or liposuction of the area.
Who needs breast reconstruction?
Following a partial or total mastectomy, Dr. Mathieson can restore your breasts to a natural look with modern surgical technologies. Implants, tissue expanders, and muscle flaps are all techniques used to reconstruct your breasts so you feel more like yourself again.
What is breast fat grafting?
Moderate changes in your breast size can be achieved without the use of implants. Dr. Mathieson offers fat grafting, which involves using liposuction to remove fat from designated areas of your body and injecting it into your breasts. The change in breast size is small but quite natural looking.
For more information about the extensive breast surgeries offered at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, call the office or book a consultation using the online tool.