Cosmetic Breast Surgery
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your breasts, cosmetic breast surgery may be a suitable option for you. For many women, it can help to restore and enhance self confidence. Undergoing cosmetic breast surgery is a big decision, so it is important to be well informed and not rush into anything. Suitable candidates should be in good physical health, within their ideal body weight range and without extensive medical history. The Arden Breast Clinic can offer a wide range of cosmetic breast surgeries.
Breast reduction surgery can help to reshape breasts by making them smaller and more lifted. During a breast reduction, excess skin, breast tissue and fat are removed. The nipple and areola are also lifted to a higher position on the breast. The size of the areola is often reduced so that it matches the new breast size. The end results are smaller, more rejuvenated breasts.
Breast augmentation involves inserting breast implants behind the breasts to enhance the volume of the existing breast tissue and improve their overall shape. It can help to restore breast volume that may have been lost after having children or as part of the natural aging process. Implants have varying characteristics and your surgeon will help you decide on which implants to choose. Your implants can change over time and they may sometimes require exchanging.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
A mastopexy (or “breast lift”) aims to reshape your breasts by removing excess skin, creating a more youthful look. A mastopexy can address ptotic (droopy) breasts and nipples that face downwards. It can be considered if you wish to have breast implants removed, but have concerns about the appearance afterwards. If more volume is desired, then the procedure can be combined with an implant insertion, which is called an augmentation-mastopexy.
Gynaecomastia is breast tissue development in men. Although mostly benign, the condition requires investigating to rule out non-benign causes. Gynaecomastia may resolve if the underlying cause is identified and addressed. If benign gynaecomastia continues to cause you anxiety, you can choose to have it removed. This usually involves a cut around the nipple. You may benefit from liposuction to compliment the surgery to achieve a smoother contour of the chest wall.