Breast Augmentation   |   Breast Lift   |   Male Breast Reduction




Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation procedures enhance your appearance, build your self-confidence and self-esteem. This surgical procedure is designed to insert implants (silicone or saline) into a space created under the breast tissue or the muscle of the chest wall to enhance the size, appearance, and shape of the breasts. A breast augmentation may be combined with a breast lift to achieve ultimate results.

The best candidates for breast augmentation are in good physical condition and have realistic expectations. Many options exist with this procedure so that it may be tailored to each patient and their individual goals which can vary from a small, athletic, completely natural look to a more voluptuous noticeable enhancement. Dr. Guanciale will work with you to customize your breast augmentation procedure to meet your needs by reviewing the options related to implant type, implant size and shape, incision locations, and implant placement location.

A typical breast augmentation surgery will range in length from one to two hours. Patients most often return to work within three to seven days depending on the level of surgery. The surgical outcome will last for years although results may vary as patient ages. Implant replacement is not uncommon several years later as this procedure does not stop the aging process, nor are implants designed to last a lifetime. Dr. Guanciale will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

For women, aging, skin type, previous breast surgeries, pregnancy, nursing, and yes, even gravity can weigh down perky breasts. A mastopexy, better known as a breast lift, can drastically improve a woman’s image by lifting, reshaping, and restoring breasts to their natural shape by removing and tightening excess breast skin. While this surgical procedure is not permanent because the aging process will continue, it does offer long-lasting results. If you plan to breast feed in the future, it is recommended that you delay plans for a breast lift given the act of breast feedback can negatively impact the outcome.

A mastopexy may be performed alone or often it is combined with a breast augmentation procedure to achieve the overall desired results. A typical breast lift surgery will range in length from one to two hours. Patients most often return to work within four to seven days.

The best candidates for a breast lift are healthy, stable women with realistic expectations of the outcome. Every patient is different so a custom consultation with Dr. Guanciale is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.


Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Description: A surgical procedure to remove breast tissue and skin often combined with liposuction to remove fat resulting in a reduction in the breast size to desired size and shape resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer.

Anesthesia:Procedure may be performed under general anesthesia.

Surgery & Recovery: Recovery times for male breast reduction surgery may differ from patient to patient, but most recipients are back to their normal routine in less than two weeks.

Results: Outcome is permanent, but results may be compromised with weight fluxuation and changes in the breast with age.

Complications & Risks: Possible irregular scar formation, infection, changes in nipple/breast sensation, bleeding or blood clots, asymmetry, and complications with anesthesia.



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