Breast Surgery



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Mastopexy is a surgical procedure used to create more youthful appearance. It involves lifting the breasts and creating a more rounded and enhanced contour. A cosmetic procedure, mastopexy may include the addition of an implant at the time of surgery to enhance the shape of the breast.

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance breast size, improve the shape and lift the breasts. It is commonly used for women who have small breasts or who have lost breast volume due to weight loss or childbirth. This surgery involves the placement of implants made of silicone or saline under the breast or under the pectoralis muscle. A consultation with Dr. Rochman will determine the size and type of implant to be used.

Macromastia, or large breasts, can be both an aesthetic concern and a functional problem. It can cause pain in the areas of the neck, back, breast and shoulder. Reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure performed in the hospital to reduce the size and weight of the breast, while lifting and improving the contour of the breast. Depending upon the weight of the breast tissue removed, some breast reduction surgery is covered by health insurance.

Reconstruction of the breast following surgery for cancer can enhance emotional and physical recovery associated with the trauma of losing a breast. The latest advances in breast reconstruction can create a natural appearance and renew a woman’s confidence and sense of well-being.
There are numerous options for reconstruction. These include tissue expanders, implants, muscle flaps, or a combination of modalities. Frequently, reconstruction will be performed at the time of the mastectomy, but it can also be performed at a later date. During your consultation, Dr. Rochman will explain various options and help you decide which approach is best for you.

Gynecomastia refers to benign breast development in men. While all men have some degree of breast tissue, some men develop increasing amounts of breast tissue which can become emotionally distressing, impair confidence, and limit certain physical activities as a result of being self-conscious of appearance. Gynecomastia can be one sided or bilateral, and can occasionally be associated with soreness. Male breast development can also be hereditary, due to an underlying hormonal abnormality or other medical condition. It can also be the result of certain medications. However, often the etiology of gynecomastia is unknown. Before considering surgery, it is important to explore all the factors potentially associated with breast development in men, and also be certain that both weight and breast growth are stable.

Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for correction of gynecomastia, there are numerous options for treatment. Surgical removal of breast tissue often involves an incision in the areola. If there is significant breast tissue with stretching of the skin, we may recommend removal of that excess skin as well. Liposuction is also an alternative for many patients. This option has a much faster recovery. There are now completely non-invasive procedures available as well offer good results with a painless one our office procedure.

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