Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
What is Breast Surgery?
Breast surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed on the breasts, primarily to alter their size, shape, or position. It can be classified into various types depending on the purpose and specific procedure involved.
Common types of breast surgery include:
Breast augmentation: Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, this surgery involves the use of implants or fat transfer to increase the size and volume of the breasts.
Breast reduction: Also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, this surgery is performed to remove excess breast tissue and skin in order to reduce the size and weight of the breasts, relieving discomfort and improving body proportions.
Breast lift: Also known as mastopexy, this procedure lifts and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, giving them a more youthful appearance.
Breast reconstruction: Typically performed after a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), breast reconstruction aims to recreate a breast mound using implants, tissue expanders, or the patient’s own tissue from another part of the body.
Breast augmentation revision: This surgery is done to address complications, correct unsatisfactory results, or replace existing breast implants with new ones.
Breast implant removal: Also known as explantation, this procedure involves the removal of breast implants for a variety of reasons, including implant-related complications, personal choice, or implant lifespan.
Breast asymmetry correction: This surgery aims to correct noticeable differences in size, shape, or position between the breasts to achieve a more balanced appearance.
It’s important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss individual goals, options, and potential risks associated with breast surgery procedures.