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When people think of cosmetic surgeries involving the breasts, their first thought is usually of breast augmentation or a breast lift. While these are extremely popular procedures, a large number of women would prefer to decrease the size of their breasts rather than enlarge them. Find out if a breast reduction may be right for you by reading over these health complications that may arise because of oversized breasts.
Oversized breasts not only interfere with your ability to wear certain clothes and participate in a number of athletic activities, but can also lead to pain. Many women with oversized breasts suffer from chronic pain affecting their back, shoulders, and neck because of the excessive weight of their breast tissue. Some women try to combat this pain by investing in more supportive bras, back braces, and over-the-counter pain medications; however, these typically only provide temporarily relief.
In addition to causing back, shoulder, and neck pain, the weight of large breasts can lead to a number of nerve conditions. This is because the excess weight of the breasts can impinge or press down on the nerves within the spine. Common symptoms of this condition include radiating pain through the back and legs, numbness, tingling, and decreased range of motion.
Women with large breasts may experience a number of skin conditions. Mild conditions include bra-strap indentations along the shoulders, while more severe conditions include persistent skin rashes along the breast crease. Breast reduction surgery can eliminate or greatly reduce the occurrence of these skin conditions.
If you are suffering from any one of the above conditions, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery. Give Dr. Geoghegan with Oasis Plastic Surgery & Skin Spa a call at (480) 264-6428 to schedule an initial consultation. You can also learn all about our cosmetic surgery procedures by visiting us online.
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Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to increase the size and volume of the breasts using breast implants. The procedure may be right for you if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, if you have lost breast volume because of pregnancy or weight loss, or one of your breasts is smaller than the other. While Dr. Geoghegan will determine if you are eligible for a breast augmentation, there are a number of factors you will want to consider before undergoing surgery.
Type of Implant
The two types of implants used during breast augmentation surgery include saline and silicone implants. Saline implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile salt-water solution, while silicone implants use the same outer shell but are filled with silicone gel. Both of these implants are FDA approved, but may feel different to the touch—so you will want to ask Dr. Geoghegan if you can see and feel both types of implants in order to get a better idea of which best matches the feel of your natural breast tissue.
Once you’ve determined which type of implant is right for you, it’s time to decide on a size. Dr. Geoghegan will offer “sizers” that can be placed inside your bra to simulate each size implant, or she will show you a computerized image of what each result will look like on your body using the Vectra 3D imaging system. It is important to consider your frame and current body contours to ensure the size you choose complements your body’s symmetry.
Another factor you will want to consider is the placement of the incisions. The most common incisions include the inframmary incision placed inside the crease below each breast, the transaxillary incision made inside the armpit, and the periareolar incision made around the areola.
Get the information you need to make an educated decision about your breast augmentation surgery by contacting Oasis Plastic Surgery & Skin Spa at (480) 264-6428. Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan has years of experience helping Phoenix-area women increase their confidence.