Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed annually. Breast enhancement using breast implants filled with silicone or saline can give a woman a more proportional shape and size while maintaining a natural look and feel is the most popular way to improve breast shape and size.
Women with large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight of their breast; back and neck pain, skin irritation, rashes under the breasts and breast pain. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller , lighter and firmer. The goal is to give the woman smaller, lifted breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
Many women seek a breast lift (mastopexy) because pregnancy, nursing and the effects of gravity have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Mastopexy is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts, and can also reduce the size of the areola. Breast of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in heavy breasts.
Gynecomastia is a very common condition affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men. The procedure removes excess fat and or glandular tissue from the breast, and in some cases removes excess skin. The excision may be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction.