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Breast Procedures

After having trained at the most elite institutions for aesthetic medicine and having performed breast enhancement surgery for over three decades, Dr. Nelson is well equipped to help his patients find the solutions to their breast concerns. Dr. Nelson’s mastery of breast enhancement techniques results from years of dedication and a thorough understanding of how to approach breast concerns.

Featured below is an overview of the breast enhancement procedures offered by Dr. Nelson to guide you to the right technique.


Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery can create rounder, fuller, shapelier breasts through one of two methods. Dr. Nelson will use the patient’s own fat or implants to design an improved breast shape. Breast augmentation enhances the volume and shape while creating a better-proportioned breast contour. This procedure can increase the breast size and enhance cleavage for those with naturally small breasts, those whose breasts have deflated after childbirth or aging, or those who are not satisfied with their natural size.

Fat grafting breast augmentation (natural breast augmentation) uses fat that has been harvested from your abdomen, thighs, or hips to enlarge the breasts. Breast augmentation with fat grafting generally provides a more natural feel and look and comes with the added benefit of slimming your surrounding body contours. This technique is ideal for women who do not want a foreign implant or have silicone allergies. While this technique uses an entirely natural augmenting material, it cannot create as much volume as implants.

Breast implants are an essential choice for women who want more drastic augmentations. Breast implants last for several years, if not decades, and can provide a more significant increase in breast size and shape.

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Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery repositions and raises breasts that have succumbed to gravity, aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss-related sagging. Breast lift surgery is versatile in its application, allowing patients to enjoy higher-sitting breasts and better-positioned areolas. There are several breast lift incision options, including the donut, vertical popsicle, and anchor techniques. The correct incision will be determined by the severity of the sagging.

Breast lift surgery is often easy to heal from, given that patients follow the recovery guidelines correctly. Most patients can return to work after one to two weeks and resume their regular exercises within four weeks. Breast lift surgery results in enduring improvements to the breasts that should last for years.

Many women choose to combine their breast lift with breast reduction or breast augmentation to further enhance their results.

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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction helps relieve physical and emotional stress for women who have oversized breasts and experience breast-related pain. The added weight of large breasts negatively impact the body’s contour and minimize the quality of one’s life as they make it difficult or cumbersome to complete certain physical tasks or engage in proper exercise. Oversized breasts also make it difficult to find properly fitting clothing.

A breast reduction can help solve these issues by removing excess breast tissue. This technique decreases breast volume for a more balanced and youthful bust. Breast reduction is almost always combined with a breast lift to ensure that the new breast shape is well positioned on the chest. This combination also ensures that the remaining tissues are tightened.

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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Many women are forced to lose part or all of their breast during their cancer fight. Dr. Nelson believes that this process should not damage one’s self-esteem and or sense of femininity. Dr. Nelson employs advanced techniques to restore a woman’s beauty, feminine contour, and self-confidence after breast cancer treatment. He is highly skilled in performing breast reconstruction and offers many techniques to facilitate the most effective restoration. These techniques include tissue expanders and implants, tissue flap reconstruction, and supplemental fat grafting.

Breast reconstruction can be performed (or started) at the same time as your mastectomy or later. The correct timing for your surgery may depend on your subsequent cancer treatment and will need to be discussed with Dr. Nelson and your oncologist.

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