What is Breast Augmentation?
A woman's breasts are a special and unique part in a woman’s life and can play a role in their self-perception and femininity. Sometimes women may associate their breast size, shape and proportion with feeling both desired and confident. Breast augmentation, medically known as a mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that enhances a woman's breasts to create a full, natural shape.
There can be many reasons to get a breast enhancement procedure. Some situations are due to mothers who have lost breast size and shape due to nursing during pregnancy and are looking to gain back what they’ve lost. In other scenarios women who have already undergone breast reconstruction surgery and want to rebuild their breasts shape and form looking to regain their confidence.
Dr. Roth believes in his process and strives to provide you with a procedure that is tailored to your goals and unique body shape. The aim is to achieve a gorgeous, natural aesthetic that always places the greater value on beauty and contour over sheer volume and implant size. Click to find out if breast augmentation is right for you as well as more about the process and procedures.
Dr. Roth uses the advanced dual-plane method of implant placement. With this technique, he will position your implant below your pectoral muscle through a small four-centimeter incision, hidden in your breast crease. This technique minimizes visible scarring and provides a more natural look. In addition, Dr. Roth uses the Keller Funnel™ insertion sleeve to provide “no-touch” surgery. Because he will never physically handle your implant, you will face an almost negligible (less than 0.05%) risk of infection and capsular contracture. After placing your implant, Dr. Roth will carefully close up the incisions with sutures or tape. The entire surgery typically takes an hour or less.
Dr. Roth also takes an active role in your recovery. He will call you the night of your surgery to check on your progress and answer any questions. He even provides a direct contact number, so you can reach out to him with any urgent concerns. Following your surgery, you will have several follow-up visits so that Dr. Roth can monitor your healing and progress.
During the first few weeks, it is important to rest and avoid strenuous physical activity. Dr. Roth will advise you about when you can begin rigorous exercise. You can typically return to work within a few days.
There can be several reasons why women at some point in their lives may consider a breast lift. With time, breasts tend to lose their youthful shape and body. Some reasons why breasts may lose their firmness and begin to droop may be due to age, substantial weight loss, a pregnancy that includes breastfeeding, or just succumb to gravity. A breast lift procedure or (mastopexy) is instrumental in recreating a youthful appearance by crafting, balanced well-proportioned breasts.
The process involves removing stretched out, excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, creating a more youthful breast contour. Areolae that have been extended and facing a downward position can also be reduced and raised into a more forward and central position. Mastopexy surgery may be the best solution to create a natural more youthful look.
Candidates for a mastopexy are seeking to boost body confidence by restoring a firmer, perkier, and more youthful shape their breasts. Along with bringing back feminine proportions, a breast lift can also improve a patient’s self-image, but also help outfits fit more comfortably and attractively. Click to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast lift.
Dr. Roth typically uses general anesthesia to perform breast reduction, although IV sedation is available in some cases. He proudly uses the innovative vertical incision, or “short scar,” technique. He will place the incisions around the areola and down to the breast crease. This method eliminates the need for an additional incision along the breast crease, and it usually results in a shorter recovery. The incisions also allow Dr. Roth to keep the natural round shape of your breasts, while still reducing their size.
After creating the incisions, the doctor will remove any excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue. If necessary, he will also relocate your nipple and areola, placing them higher up on your breast. In almost all cases, the tissues remain attached to the underlying nerves, so you should retain normal sensation in these areas. If your areolas have been stretched out of shape, Dr. Roth will also remove tissues from the perimeter to create a more pleasing appearance. Finally, he will close up the incisions with sutures or surgical tape, and he may place drainage tubes to help eliminate fluids during the healing process.
What is a Breast Reconstruction?
The objective of breast reconstructive surgery is to revive one or both breasts to optimal size, shape, and symmetrical form following a mastectomy, lumpectomy or other.
Breast reconstruction may involve multiple cosmetic procedures. In most cases plastic surgery can either begin at the time of mastectomy or be delayed until a later date. Breast reconstruction surgery in most cases falls into two major categories: tissue expansion and flap reconstruction.
Dr. Roth is a highly trained well renowned plastic surgeon offering full breast reconstruction procedures in Houston Texas. Discover more about all about the process and procedures of breast reconstruction surgery.
Corrective Breast Surgery
Changes in an implant or your own body can affect the long-term results or breast augmentation surgery. Weight loss or gain, pregnancy, and even simple day-to-day movements can cause changes to implants and their placement. In addition, breast implants are only meant to last last an average of 10 to 15 years before being replaced. Corrective surgery is able to address a variety of issues that can arise, restoring original results, or providing further enhancement.
Because concerns that arise are unique to each patient, Dr. Roth approaches each breast revision individually. You may require revision for only one or a combination of issues. Depending on which problems will be addressed, and your treatment goals, corrective breast surgery may consist of a number of procedures and techniques.
In some cases, simply replacing a faulty implant is enough. In other situations, you may require a re-positioned implant, extensive revision of a reconstructed breast mound, replacing an implant with a reconstruction made of your own tissue, or even removing an implant or reconstruction all together. If desired, Dr. Roth can also incorporate a breast lift into your revision to counter potential sagging.