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Breast implant surgery, also known as breast augmentation mammoplasty is a surgery that uses an implant filled with saline or silicone to reshape and enhance your own natural breasts. Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. Dr. Wong places most breast implants under the muscle. Breasts that are asymmetric (uneven), small or have lost their volume and shape can benefit from surgical intervention. Breasts are brought to a more even and attractive appearance.
There are various options available for the type and volume of implant used during the procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Wong will review your medical history, examine you and discuss options that are appropriate for your individual situation.
Breast Augmentation with Autologous Fat
This procedure involves removing fat from another area of your body using liposuction and transferring that fat to the breast area. This procedure is best for individuals that desire a small amount of added volume.
Breast lift surgery is performed using an FDA approved saline or silicone breast implant, your own fat or your own individual breast tissue. Breast lift surgery is performed on breasts that have sagging or drooping appearance. Areolar (the area around the nipple) enlargement may be reduced during surgery. Breast lift surgery involves lifting the tissue and reshaping the breast to a contour that is more flattering.
Scars with breast lift surgery may be around the nipple or under the nipple. Implants may or may not be necessary depending on the amount of breast tissue present, the desired size and individual body shape. Fat grafting to the breast may be a preferred option. Dr. Wong will discuss the best method and options for your individual needs during your consultation and evaluation.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is performed on breasts that are overly large and heavy. Very large breasts can cause issues like: back pain, bra strap marks on the skin, rashes under the breast skin and anxiety over breast size. Breast reduction includes the removal of breast tissue and skin, and the areola and nipples may be reduced if needed. Dr. Wong performs breast reduction surgery at the hospital.
Breast implant surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. Some women may choose to have their breast implants removed for various reasons. Implant removal surgery may involve a lift of the breast tissue and skin removal and some patients may desire an implant replacement. Dr. Wong can discuss your treatment plan during your consultation.
Body Surgical Procedures
Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty involves the removal of tissue and fat from the abdominal area and tightening of the abdominal muscles. This surgery may be combined with liposuction to give your body a smoother and flatter contour in the area. Stretch marks in the abdominal area may be reduced as well. Tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia.
The initial consultation will include evaluation of your medical history, a physical exam and discussion of appropriate procedures for your individual issues. This surgery may require more downtime. Tummy tuck procedures are recommended on women who no longer desire childbearing.
Liposuction is often referred to as “lipo.” This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess fat from one or more areas. Liposuction may be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tucks, brachioplasty (arm lift), breast reduction and fat transfers.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Liposuction permanently removes fat in the area treated, but does not remove excess skin or cellulite. Compression garments are worn for 2-6 weeks after treatment.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
This is a procedure that involves removal of the excess area under the upper portion of the arm. This area is also referred to as “bat wings” and does not improve with normal exercise. An incision is made on the underside of the arms and the excess skin and fat are removed.
This procedure best describes a combination of procedures that can vary to help someone get there pre-pregnancy body back. The mommy makeover often combines breast implant surgery along with a tummy tuck and liposuction.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Wong will review your medical history and evaluate your problem areas. A care plan and treatment options are discussed during your consultation. These procedures are performed under general anesthesia.