Breast Surgery in Washington DC
Each year, many patients undergo some form of breast surgery. These procedures can improve your self-image, relieve back pain, or help you recover lost breast volume after breastfeeding. Breast Surgery in Washington DC offers various procedures, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, revision breast reconstruction, and breast lifts to restore fullness.
The decision to have breast surgery is an important one, and the reasons behind that decision range from cosmetic to structural. Dr. Troy Pittman, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, performs breast surgeries as outpatient procedures. Depending on your health and what you are looking to get out of this experience, our caring team can help develop treatment plans that give you a lead role in sculpting your desired look.
Breast augmentation, or an augmentation mammoplasty, is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. This surgical procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. It can increase the breast size with the help of implants or even your own fat cells. Patients who seek this type of surgery often wish to increase the volume and fullness of their breasts and improve the aesthetic balance. If implants are used, Dr. Pittman makes an incision in areas over or under the chest’s pectoral muscles to limit visible incisions and places either silicone implants, saline implants, or fat tissue transferred from elsewhere to augment breast volume and appearance.
If you had implants inserted previously, but you want to remove them for one reason or another, Dr. Pittman also provides an implant removal option that can reduce the volume while still retaining the overall shape.
Breast reduction, or a reduction mammoplasty, involves removing extra fat, breast tissue, and skin from the breasts to reduce the size. This procedure is typically requested by patients who suffer from back pain, neck pain, or other discomforts due to oversized breasts. Dr. Pittman most commonly performs a superomedial breast reduction which maintains the volume in the upper inner part of the breast and removes excess tissue in the side and bottom of the breast. This advanced breast reduction technique allows for the maintenance of volume in the upper part of the breast over time.
Breast reduction surgery can boost a woman’s self-esteem and help relieve the chronic issues and discomfort associated with oversized breasts.
A reduction surgery is also available for men who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts or suffer from a condition known as gynecomastia.
Revision Breast Reconstruction
Patients who have had one or both breasts altered due to cancer, or some other event, may choose revision breast reconstruction surgery to ensure symmetry. This could include a lift, reduction, or augmentation to promote a shapely appearance.
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure where Dr. Pittman lifts the breasts by removing redundant skin and tightening the surrounding tissues. This creates a firmer and more youthful appearance. You might be a prime candidate for this surgery if you think that your breasts are sagging too low or you are self-conscious about downward-facing the nipples. A breast lift can boost self-confidence and offer a firmer look but will not change the breasts’ overall size. It is possible for a breast lift to be done together with an augmentation with implants.
Begin the Next Chapter in Your Life with Breast Surgery in Washington DC
If you have questions about breast surgery in Washington DC or would like to learn more about the team at Somenek + Pittman MD, send us a message or schedule a consult. Whether you are looking for breast augmentation, reduction, or a breast lift, you can work with Dr. Pittman and our experienced staff to develop a tailored treatment plan that can meet your needs and goals. And now you can ask us about a Crisalix 3D consultation to get a detailed virtual view of what your breasts will look like at the end of the process.
Check out some of our work in these before and after galleries for breast surgery.