About Breast Enhancement
Breasts are one of the most defining features of a woman’s figure and there is little doubt that the size, shape and appearance of the breasts influences how women feel about their bodies and is part of their self esteem. Factors such as genetics, weight gain or loss, pregnancy and aging tend to change the size, shape, and overall appearance of the breast. Breast enhancement surgery is as diverse in procedures and outcomes as women are in appearance: from reducing large breasts and enhancing small breasts to lifting sagging breasts and restoring a breast disfigured by or lost to disease.
Breast surgery is a highly emotional and fulfilling experience for many women. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) 524,000 women underwent breast augmentation, lift or reduction in 2009; additionally over 86,000 women chose breast reconstruction according to the American Society Plastic Surgeons. Results for many of these women are a more positive body image and enhanced self-confidence.
There are many different options and choices. The first and most important is selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust and developing a good rapport so that you can openly discuss your concerns and particular needs throughout the process of consultation, surgery and aftercare.
While you may have an idea of what you want your ideal breast to look like, it is important to know that what nature has given you may influence the outcome you are hoping to achieve. Every woman’s breasts have unique attributes such as size, shape, nipple position and degree of sag. During your consultation with Dr. Jewell, he will take measurements to help qualify and quantify the differences that you may have. Ask him to show you before / after pictures that have similarities to your own breasts that will help you visualize an expected outcome. As an expert in breast surgery, he will try to match your wishes to your tissues.
For over 25 years, augmentation mammaplasty has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. Now a well tested operation, breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breast with surgically placed implants. There are several choices that need to be made by you and Dr. Jewell as you develop a plan for surgery including, type, size and shape of implants as well as incision location and placement location Read More
A woman with large breasts is forced to live with problems of shoulder, back and neck pain. Breast reduction, also called reduction mammaplasty, enhances your overall appearance by making your breasts more proportional to the rest of your body. Large heavy breasts can interfere with normal physical activities and cause musculoskeletal pain, poor posture, headaches, breast pain and skin irritations. There is also difficulty in dressing and wearing fashions Read More
Breast Lift or Mastopexy
Breast lift, also called mastopexy, is an operation to improve the sagging of breasts and elevates nipple position onto the lifted breast mound. Pregnancy, lactation, weight loss or heredity factors can change a woman’s breast so that they appear sagging or pendulous and are no longer pert and full. You may be a good candidate for a lift procedure if your breasts are pendulous (nipples positioned below the inframammary fold or breast crease and point downwards) Read More
Facing breast cancer and the disfigurement it bears is heartbreaking for many women. Breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery can be physically and emotionally rewarding for women. Reconstruction of a breast that has been partially or completely removed is possible through a combination of plastic surgery techniques. Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy involves a number of procedures that are performed in multiple stages Read More
Breast Implant Revision
Women who already have implants may require surgery to maintain their outcomes by removing or exchanging implants as time and conditions demand. Dr. Jewell offers all forms of breast revision surgery. Please call and set up an appointment to further discuss your individual needs. It is most helpful in determining how best to proceed when a patient has her personal history of breast surgery, implant information, and imagining studies Read More
Early detection of breast cancer starts with regular self-examination for lumps and imagining studies. Other factors that can boost the danger of breast cancer include dense breasts, obesity, a couch potato life style, and a higher lifetime exposure to hormones estrogen and progesterone. Dr, Jewell asks you to consider your own risks of developing breast cancer and speak openly about your risk factors and concerns. A baseline mammogram should Read More