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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular elective cosmetic plastic surgery procedure and has one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings. The ability to provide additional breast volume, or restore lost volume, is an important aspect of my practice as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Breast Implant Reduction Surgery

Sometimes Breast Implants need downsizing.

But even good things do not always last forever. Short of deflation, breast implants maintain their original volume; however, the same cannot be said for natural breast tissue. Breasts change size and shape with pregnancy, fluctuations in weight or even normal aging. As a result, sometimes breasts become larger than desired, and a smaller breast implant is more suitable to maintain aesthetic body proportions.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is another procedure with high patient satisfaction. By reducing the size, weight, and length of the beasts, the procedure can be back saving. For the appropriate patients, chronic neck and back pain improve immediately after breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction for Women - before and after pictures

Physical discomfort is the primary reason women have Reduction Mammoplasty. This patient felt better immediately after surgery. (Click on image for uncensored version.)

During Breast Reduction or Reduction Mammoplasty breast tissue is removed and a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is performed. Patient comfort is provided by the reduced weight and torque of higher breasts. After reduction, the breasts are firmer, lighter, and move with the chest.

Breast Implant Reduction

Breast Implant Revision Surgery - Breast Implant exchange with breast lift (mastopexy)

Breast Implant Revision Surgery – In this case, my patient’s breast enlarged and dropped. A breast implant exchange for smaller implants was performed with revision of her previous breast lift (mastopexy).

Breast Implant Reduction is similar to Reduction Mammoplasty. With breast implant exchange surgery, the size and weight of the breast implants are reduced. If a significant amount of reduction is desired, a Breast Lift may also be recommended to achieve an aesthetic bust line. This is more likely if the breasts are sagging before implant size reduction, or when the implants are disproportionately large for the breasts.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal Results - One week after surgery

Breast Implant Removal Results – One week after surgery, the Steri-Strips are still in place over the incisions. The skin has begun to recoil due to removing the implants and the skin’s intrinsic elasticity. (Click to remove censoring)

In some cases, Breast Implant Removal is sufficient to achieve the desired cup size. If the natural breast tissue is firm, no additional surgery is required. However, if the breasts are saggy, a breast lift may be recommended.

Breast Implant Reduction Consultations

Breast Augmentation Reduction encompasses a variety of procedures. If you are considering Breast Implant Reduction or another cosmetic plastic surgery, choose an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353 to schedule a private consultation appointment.

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