Breast surgery encompasses every type of change women want to make in the appearance of their breasts. The procedures can enlarge, reduce, lift, reshape, or provide complete breast reconstruction following cancer treatment. Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen have extensive experience and the skill needed to perform breast surgery that delivers the changes women envision. To learn more about breast surgery, book a consultation online or call their practice, Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center in Dothan, Alabama.
Breast augmentation, commonly known as a boob job, is surgery to increase the size of your breasts using breast implants or a fat transfer. During the procedure, your breast shape can also be changed.
Breast implants are silicone shells filled with a saline solution or silicone gel. They’re available in different sizes and shapes, from round to anatomic, so you’ll end up with breasts that fit the size of your body and meet the shape you envision.
If you have excess fat on your body that you’d like removed, it can be used to augment your breasts. After the procedure, the fat tissue that establishes a blood supply continues to live indefinitely in your breast.
Women with disproportionately large breasts experience back and shoulder pain, have difficulty performing activities, and may be embarrassed about their appearance.
During breast reduction surgery, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed, then your doctor repositions the nipples to fit your new breasts.
You may decide to have a breast lift if your breasts sag, the nipples are stretched, or your breasts have lost their shape and volume.
During a breast lift, or mastopexy, underlying breast tissue is lifted, excess skin is removed, and your breasts are reshaped. The areolas can be reduced in size if needed, then the nipples and areolas are repositioned.
Breast reconstruction restores one or both breasts to near normal shape, appearance, and size after you have a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
When you get a diagnosis of breast cancer, breast reconstruction may not be the first thought on your mind, but it’s important to consult with the doctors at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center right after you’re diagnosed.
Drs. Feagin and Owen should be an integral part of your cancer treatment team, so they can talk with you about your reconstruction options and be prepared to perform surgery as soon as possible. Many women can have reconstructive breast surgery at the same time as their mastectomy, depending on the stage of their cancer and their future treatments.
No matter what type of breast surgery you need, you can count on the doctors at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center to produce results that meet your expectations. If you have any questions, please call them or book a consultation online.