Aloysius G. Smith, M.D.
Plastic Surgery & Medical Director located in Westchester County, Yonkers, NY
Women undergo breast surgery for a variety of reasons, to alter size, shape, or position. At Aloysius G. Smith, MD, PC, conveniently located in Yonkers, New York, Dr. Smith offers his expertise as a dual board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and medical director. For all your breast surgery needs, including reconstruction, lift, augmentation, and reduction, contact the office in Westchester County by phone or online to schedule a consultation.
Breast Surgery Q & A
What is breast augmentation?
Breast surgery, or augmentation, is a popular surgical method of enhancing breast shape, size, and position. While breast augmentation has a profound physical impact on your body, in many cases, this type of plastic surgery also has a profound effect on your self-esteem. Dr. Smith takes a personalized approach to helping you meet your goals with breast augmentation surgery, whether you desire a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast enhancement.
What are my options for breast augmentation?
There are three common surgical approaches to breast augmentation:
- Around the areola
- Underneath the breast (inframammary)
- In the armpit (transaxillary)
Dr. Smith determines the best approach for you after talking to you about your desired outcome during your initial consultation. He explains which type of surgery is best for the size and shape of your breasts and the enhancement you desire. During your consultation, you also decide between saline-filled or silicone gel breast implants.
Saline and silicone implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, and both have advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Smith answers all your questions so you can decide what type of implants are right for you.
Your breast implants can go underneath your breast tissue or underneath the muscle tissue in your chest. Dr. Smith often recommends placing breast implants underneath your muscle for a more natural appearance and less scarring around the implants.
What happens during a breast reduction?
During breast reduction surgery, Dr. Smith removes excess skin, fat, and breast tissue. He reshapes your breasts and repositions them on your chest for a more youthful, perkier profile. Typically, during a breast reduction procedure, Dr. Smith makes an incision around the areola of each breast, then vertically on the lower portion of your breast tissue. This advanced surgical technique minimizes scarring.
What can I expect with breast lift surgery?
Breast lift surgery is an ideal option for sagging breast tissue and aging skin that’s lost some elasticity. During this type of breast surgery, Dr. Smith removes excess skin and fat, if necessary, and repositions your breast and areola, including your nipple, into a more youthful, higher position. He determines where to make the most inconspicuous incisions based on your individual needs.
After breast lift surgery, you have a more contoured breast shape that’s repositioned on your chest. You may also include implants as part of a breast lift for additional volume and enhancement. All breast surgeries, including reconstruction, come with some pain and downtime. Expect to take time off from your usual activities as you recover.
To learn more, schedule a consultation by phone or online.