Breast Enlargement (Breast Augmentation)
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a flattering option for women who feel self-conscious about their bust line. This is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Utilizing either silicone- or saline-filled implants, breast augmentation can have varied outcomes including, an increase in the volume and the size of the breasts, refinement of the breast shape, and/or elevating breast position for a more youthful, feminine appearance. Scars are also minimized and hidden from sight due to modern incision techniques, and the implants come in a variety of sizes and types for a natural look and feel.
One thing to keep in mind is that breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts, so in order to achieve fuller, larger breasts and to receive a lift of sagging breast tissue, a breast lift should be done. The breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can often be done at the same time, but some cases may require a separate operation. Determining which procedure is best for you can be discussed during a personalized cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Holt.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Over time, the breasts begin to sag and lose their youthful shape and appearance due to natural aging processes, pregnancy, extreme weight loss or other factors. For women who are satisfied with the volume and size of their breasts, but not the profile, breast lift surgery may be a great solution to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the breasts. Breast lift surgery entails elevating and repositioning the breasts (including the nipple and areola) through precise incisions, which allow for the manipulation of breast tissue and skin to provide a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted in appearance.
One thing to keep in mind is that breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of the breast or round out the upper part of the breast. Therefore, if fuller or smaller breasts are wanted, then a breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery, respectively, might be a great solution to provide the look and feel desired. Dr. Holt is committed to meeting your personal aesthetic goals
Overly large breasts can be a burden that may cause health and/or emotional issues for some women. In addition to challenges with self-image, the pain and discomfort caused from having overly large breasts can include back pain, a hunched posture, and stress injuries to the shoulders and upper extremities. The weight of excess breasts tissue may impair your ability to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
With breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin is removed to achieve a breast size in proportion to the rest of the body and to alleviate stress on the back. For many women, this surgery not only provides benefits to their physical health, but also their emotional health. Dr. Holt and staff understand and respect the improvement in emotional and physical health benefits following breast reduction surgery and we are available to discuss how your goals may be met through this surgery
For many women who have lost one or both breasts due to cancer or other breast diseases, breast reconstruction can be a physically and emotionally important procedure. Dr. Paige Holt specializes in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and understands the emotional impact breast cancer treatment can have on a woman. By employing a wide range of breast reconstruction techniques to meet her patient’s needs, Dr. Holt’s aim is to help women regain the self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life they desire.
Breast reconstruction can be accomplished at the time of a mastectomy or at a later date (delayed reconstruction). Factors such as individual anatomy, aesthetic goals, and the need for any postsurgical chemotherapy or radiation influence the available timing options. A thorough consultation with Dr. Holt and staff will ensure that the reconstruction procedure addresses your desired outcome, personal preferences, and physical factors.