At the Plastic Surgery Group, our board-certified plastic surgeons offer women in New York City and New Jersey plastic and reconstructive breast surgery. Our compassionate plastic surgeons have extensive expertise in a range of breast surgery procedures, each designed to address a specific aesthetic concern pertaining to the breasts.
We offer breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size, or volume, of breasts. Patients can choose between saline and silicone breast implants for use in breast augmentation surgery, which provide a dramatic degree of enhancement.For patients desiring a subtle degree of breast enhancement, natural breast augmentation may be a more appropriate treatment option. With natural breast enhancement, the plastic surgeon uses liposuction techniques to harvest fat cells from another area of the body that typically has an excess amount of fat, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. Once the harvested fat cells are purified, the surgeon re-injects the donor fat into the breasts, massaging the treatment area to ensure equal distribution of the donor fat cells. Although one treatment may be sufficient to provide some patients with their desired degree of breast enhancement, other patients may opt to undergo a second natural breast augmentation procedure for optimal results.
Over time, pregnancy and breastfeeding, major weight loss or simply the natural aging process can cause the breasts to sag, hanging low on the chest wall. Breastfeeding in particular often leaves women with flattened, deflated-looking breasts and / or nipples that point toward the ground instead of straight ahead. When these developments occur, breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, may be the answer.With breast lift surgery, the expert plastic surgeon eliminates loose excess skin from the breast area and raises the breasts higher up on the chest wall for a more youthful appearance. He or she can also move downward-pointing nipples higher up onto the breasts, to a more central location.For women who suffer from sagging breasts but have ample breast volume, mastopexy alone may be sufficient to restore a more youthful appearance to breasts. Women with flattened breasts may opt to include breast augmentation surgery — either with implants or using their own fat harvested from another area of the body — to restore the look of lifted, voluptuous breasts.
Some women suffer from overly large, pendulous breasts. This can cause them to feel self-conscious about their bust line. Having excessively enlarged breasts can also cause physical discomfort or pain. Often, women with overly large breasts have difficulty engaging in certain physical activities, including running and other high-impact exercises. Their large breasts may force them to hunch forward constantly, causing back, shoulder and neck pain. They may also experience painful indentations and rashes from bra straps that dig into their shoulders. Undergoing breast reduction surgery with the Plastic Surgery Group can help. With breast reduction surgery, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin, fat and breast tissue before reshaping the breast mound while moving it higher onto the chest wall. The result is beautiful breasts that are comfortable and in proportion to the rest of the woman’s figure.
The compassionate plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Group also perform breast reconstruction surgery to restore the look of breasts after lumpectomy or mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer. They offer several approaches to breast reconstruction, including the use of tissue flaps, breast implants, natural fat transfer and a number of other options to satisfy each patient’s unique aesthetic and reconstructive needs. The plastic surgeon will collaborate with the patient’s surgical oncologist to make the process as easy as possible.
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No matter what a woman’s aesthetic or reconstructive concerns are regarding her breasts, the caring plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Group can help. During consultation, the surgeon evaluates the patient’s anatomy and listens to her aesthetic objectives to help her decide which treatment option is best for her.To arrange a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to find out more about our cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures, please contact the Plastic Surgery Group by calling (973) 233-1933 for our Montclair or Livingston office location, or 212-321-0406 for our Manhattan office.