Breast Reconstruction Nipple/Areola/Skin Sparring
With advances in technology, early detection of breast cancer is allowing surgeons to spare more of a woman’s own skin. This advancement can be a major benefit for plastic surgeons, the more natural tissue that can be saved, the better the aesthetic results.
A child can be born with one or both of these conditions and they can be surgically repaired together. Some patients may require more than one procedure. The repair will aid in functionality improving the ability to speak, eat and smile.
Moles / Lesions/ Skin Cancer or Cysts
The majority of moles, lesions and cysts are benign (non-cancerous) in nature. They are not life threating but can be unsightly and annoying, influencing removal. Cancerous growths on the other hand, can be life threating and need surgical intervention. In both situations, patients request plastic surgeons to remove these skin disorders because of their ability to provide minimal scarring. Follow-up with dermatology to keep up to date on changing appearance of growths or moles is often recommended.
Reduction Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction)
The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort. This commonly requested, predictable procedure has the dual benefits of improving your appearance while relieving the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts.
Most scars can be addressed topically, with recommendations from our dermatology practice. Surgical scar revision on the other hand is mostly performed on traumatic scars due to a major injury, wound or surgery. These revisions can be performed on all areas of the face and body.
Even though scarring can never be completely erased treatment options such as surgery, dermabrasion, lasers, topical products or taping can reduce the appearance of raised, discolored and unsightly wounds or scars.