If you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive breast procedures, Dr. Becker and our entire staff are here to help you fully understand your options. As experienced and caring providers, we will help you make a fully informed decision.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman's breasts. The procedure can be performed for a number of reasons, including enhancing the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breasts are too small. Breast augmentation can also be performed to correct reductions in breast volume after pregnancy, or to balance a difference in breast sizes. Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman's bustline by one or more cup sizes.
Dr. Becker uses either saline or silicone implants. About 98% of breast-augmentation patients at Becker Plastic Surgery are choosing silicone.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Age, pregnancy, and weight loss can all contribute to sagging of the breasts. Our breast lift positions the breasts higher on the chest and improves their shape.
While a mastopexy alone can make sagging breasts perky again, Dr. Becker will help you fully explore your options. In some cases, the breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation or a breast reduction for optimum results.
Inverted nipples are fairly common and may occur on one or both breasts. Patients may desire correction for purely cosmetic reasons or other concerns, including hygiene.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces breast size and lifts the breasts. It is very frequently covered by insurance. If you are exploring breast-reduction options, our staff will help you fully understand the results you can expect from surgery. The goal of this procedure is to provide relief of neck, back, and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving, and rashes beneath the breasts.
Gynecomastia is enlarged or overdeveloped breasts that are disproportionate to a man's body. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola. In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.
Reconstruction of the breast is most commonly performed when a mastectomy becomes necessary to address cancer or extensive fibrocystic disease. It may also be performed for congenital problems with one or both breasts, or trauma to the breasts. The two main categories of breast reconstruction are with implant or with the patient's own tissues. The breast reconstruction may be performed at the time of the mastectomy or any time thereafter. Each of the two main methods of reconstruction has its own set of pros and cons, and a thorough discussion is required to find which option is best for you. Dr. Becker has advanced training in breast surgery and breast reconstruction, and is the only surgeon in the region to have this extensive training.