There are many reasons why someone would choose to undergo breast surgery, whether it is to augment or enhance their breasts, reduce the size of their breasts, or to lift and rejuvenate the breast after breastfeeding or just normal aging. Somenek + Pittman offers breast surgery in Maryland, and our surgical staff can accommodate your individual goals and expectations. Whether you are looking for larger, firmer breasts, or are looking to reduce them to relieve back pain and other inconveniences, we can offer customized treatment plans, as well as a state-of-the-art surgery center with concierge service. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Troy Pittman, is ready to give you the makeover that you have been waiting for.
What Types of Breast Surgery Are Available?
The primary categories of breast surgery include breast augmentation, reduction, and lifts. Within those types of surgeries are several different techniques, as well as revisions of prior procedures.
If you desire to enhance your breasts’ size and volume because you feel they are too small or have lost shape and size due to breastfeeding, you can opt for breast augmentation surgery. This is done surgically with Dr. Pittman inserting implants over or under the pectoralis chest muscle. The implants are a silicone shell filled with either silicone or saline gel. Silicone implants contain silicone gel that is similar in texture to human fat. Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater, inserted empty, and then filled once they are in place. This procedure can also utilize a fat transfer in which your own fat is liposuctioned and re-injected into the breast. In the event that an implant ruptures or causes complications, a revision augmentation is available.
Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is one of the plastic surgery procedures with the highest satisfaction rate. Breast reduction can help relieve the discomfort and pain caused by oversized breasts by removing excess skin, fat, and mammary tissue. This can reduce the size, shape, and contour of the breasts. Dr. Pittman performs a specialized procedure for breast reduction (called superomedial pedicle technique) that keeps fullness in the upper inner part of the breast and removes excess tissue from the bottom and sides of the breast This helps keep a lifted and perky shape to the breast in the years following surgery. Furthermore, if you are unhappy with your breast implants, Dr. Pittman has the skill to remove your implants in such a way that you do not have to worry about what your chest will look like afterwards.
A breast lift – also known as a mastopexy – can raise the form of your breasts to restore the shape and volume of the breast. Drooping breasts are a natural reaction to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the typical aging process. Fortunately, we can reverse that trend to give you a shapelier form. For extra rejuvenation, a mastopexy can also be combined with an augmentation.
What Are the Risks of Breast Surgery in Maryland?
While breast augmentation is one of the most common types of plastic surgery, there are still some risks. It is important to remember that breast implants are not meant to be lifetime devices and will likely need to be replaced at some point. With today’s advanced implant technology, implants can last for 15 to 20 years.
The most common issues associated with breast implants are:
- The leaking of silicone or saline implants
- Contracture of the breast capsule
- Changes in the shape and position of the implant
Breast surgery in Maryland can also lead to some scarring, temporary pain, and, in some cases, the inability to breastfeed. As with all surgery, cosmetic surgery of the breast can rarely be accompanied by anesthesia complications, the formation of blood clots, swelling, and infections. Our staff takes pride in providing you with a safe environment and top-quality post-operative care so that any complications are identified and properly treated. Furthermore, Dr. Pittman is one of the most respected breast and body surgeons in the business and knows the latest techniques that can reduce the odds of an unintended consequence.
Return to Your Youthful Figure with Breast Surgery in Maryland
If you are considering breast surgery, whether it involves breast augmentation, reduction, or a lift, you deserve to have one of the best plastic surgeons, according to Modern Luxury DC Magazine. Schedule a consultation for breast surgery in Maryland. Dr. Pittman and his team are happy to discuss your options, and draw up a treatment plan to meet your expectations and goals. Contact us now to learn more.