Breast Surgery

Cosmetic breast implant surgery is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the breasts. The most common breast procedures are breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction.

How breast implants can help improve your overall look

• Increase fullness and projection of your breasts

• Improve balance of breast and hip contours

• Enhance your self-image and self-confidence American Society Of Plastic Surgeons

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is a procedure to insert implants into the chest to increase and change the size and shape of the breasts.

During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway will meet with you to discuss your desired goal. Dr. Hardaway will then prescribe the most effective technique to achieve positive results. This will include selecting the appropriate size in proportion to your body contour and determining the amount of scarring after surgery. Also, Dr. Hardaway will discuss the various types of procedures and implants that achieve the best results for you. Dr. Hardaway will discuss the types of implants and which breast augmentation surgery, depending on your anatomy and preference, is the best for you.

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Breast Lift

A breast lift is a fairly safe procedure, though as with any major surgery, there are some risks, which are uncommon, such as infection, scar tissue that can develop or change the shape of the breast, and implant rupture. A breast lift lifts and reshapes the breasts without the use of implants.

A mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume—for example, after pregnancy—breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. This procedure is most often performed on an out-patient basis. During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway can provide you with specific information regarding these procedures.

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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue to achieve a smaller breast size that can help alleviate discomfort from large breasts and achieve a breast size more suited to your frame.

Breast reduction (mammaplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breast, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. Dr. Hardaway can provide you with specific information on how she would proceed in based upon your body type and breast size.

A breast reduction reduces the size of breasts through the removal of breast tissue and reshaping of the breasts. These are major surgeries, and it will take time to recover. Recovery on average takes about three to six weeks. The cost of breast implants varies depending on the wants and needs of each patient, as well as the size of the implants. Dr. Hardaway’s staff will discuss pricing during your consultation.

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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore one or both breasts to normal shape and appearance. This procedure is often performed after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, and can also be used to fix congenital deformities.