augmentationAsymmetric Breast Surgery

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and very few women are completely symmetrical. In fact asymmetric breasts are very common. Some breasts are extremely asymmetric and can vary in size by many cup sizes.

Dr McGovern does a LOT of corrective surgery for asymmetric breasts.

augmentationAugmentation Mammoplasty – breast enlargement

Breast Augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts for a number of reasons e.g. to enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small, to correct a reduction in breast volume after balance a difference in breast size and as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.

mastopexyMastopexy – breast lift

Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, breast feeding, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts.

Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.

reductionReduction Mammoplasty – breast reduction

Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive size and weight of their breasts . Symptoms may include back and neck pain and skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious.

remove-replaceRemoval of Breast Implants

The decision to remove and/or replace your breast implants is generally one of necessity. All older implants whether saline or liquid gel will eventually eventually leak, and need to be removed. Capsular contracture  or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant is common with the smooth shelled implants.

In less common cases, women decide that they would like their implants larger or smaller, or they may have found that with age, their natural breast tissue has increased and they no longer require the implants.

For whatever reason you would like or need to replace your implants, the procedure is much simpler than for your initial breast augmentation. You also have a lot more choices of implants these days, and technology has brought us implants with decreased risk of problems.

reconstructionReconstruction of the Breast after Mastectomy

Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.