As time passes, pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss and gravity have adverse effects on women's breasts, causing them to lose their elasticity, firmness and shape. This creates a sagging appearance. A mastopexy, or breast lift, is the procedure that corrects this condition, using a combination of removing excess skin and, at times, inserting small implants to give the breasts a natural size and shape.
Dr. Nosti will listen to your concerns about your particular case, he will do an examination and will offer you the best procedure for your particular situation.
Breast reconstruction has become one of the most rewarding surgical procedures performed today. Each year, many women become afflicted with breast cancer. Unfortunately for some, this disease leads to the removal of one or both breasts. However, advancements in breast reconstruction have allowed doctors to actually recreate a breast that is almost identical in look and feel of a natural breast.
This is accomplished through the use of breast implants and skin expansion or flap reconstruction techniques. Doctors can even perform breast reconstruction immediately after the breast removal, or mastectomy. This allows the woman to awaken from surgery and not see herself missing a breast. Not only can breast reconstruction help improve appearance; it has helped many women improve their quality of life and regain a sense of femininity. However, this is a major surgical procedure, and there is a lot of information one needs to know before undergoing breast reconstruction.
That is why it is important for a patient to discuss her options with not only her plastic surgeon, but also her breast surgeon.
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the male breasts, a condition that is common and affects a good percentage of the male population. The majority of the cases have no known causes or pathology, while in some cases, this may be related to the use of drugs or a medical condition.
The best candidates for the procedure are healthy, emotionally stable men or boys, who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape after the mastopexy. The procedure is done as an outpatient and is done with general anesthetic or sedation, depending on the extensiveness of the procedure.