Breast Lift and Breast Reduction Surgery – Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, and South Jersey
In addition to breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Paul M. Glat offers breast lift and breast reduction surgeries at his office serving the Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, and South Jersey area. These procedures allow individuals who are dissatisfied with uncomfortably large breasts or drooping breasts the opportunity to achieve a more attractive and comfortable breast shape and size.
Breast Lift Surgery
The breast lift procedure is designed to lift and reposition breasts that have drooped or stretched over time. Individuals whose breasts have also lost volume over time may choose to pair a breast lift with breast augmentation to restore size, shape, and firmness to the breasts. Patients who undergo a breast lift performed by an expert like Dr. Paul M. Glat enjoy the improved self-confidence that accompanies a more youthful, attractive figure.
When performing a breast lift, Dr. Glat will make incisions to remove excess skin, reshape the breast, and reposition it higher on the chest. Depending on the extent of the lift, different types of incisions will be used. Before undergoing surgery, breast lift patients at Dr. Glat’s practice serving the Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, and South Jersey area, will participate in a thorough evaluation and planning process to determine the best options for them.
Making a complete recovery from breast lift surgery takes four to six weeks, during which time patients may experience soreness and swelling, and should avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous tasks. Most patients are able to return to work after about two weeks. Because smoking affects healing, patients should stop smoking several weeks before surgery, and should avoid smoking during recovery from breast lift surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Some women suffer from general discomfort, back pain, self-consciousness, and other problems as a result of oversized breasts. Breast reduction surgery allows these women to live more comfortably, enabling them to wear a wider variety of clothes and avoid the back pain often associated with large, heavy breasts. Dr. Paul M. Glat performs breast reduction surgery at his office serving the Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, and South Jersey area to treat women with overly large breasts, and also performs breast reduction surgery for men with gynecomastia.
The breast reduction procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Glat will make an incision under the nipple and down the breast to the inframammary fold where the breast connects to the chest. Excess tissue and skin are then removed, reducing the breasts’ weight and volume, and, if necessary, the breasts are lifted into position higher on the chest. Dr. Glat may reposition the nipple to account for a new breast shape and size.
Breast reduction patients can expect a recovery period of four to six weeks following surgery. Some soreness and swelling are normal during the first two weeks, and the breasts may be tender for up to six weeks. In light of this, they should be treated gently. Some patients experience numbness and desensitization in the breast for months, and it is occasionally permanent. Surgical scars will fade over time, but may never completely disappear.
Schedule a Consultation for Breast Enhancement Surgery with Dr. Paul M. Glat
Dr. Paul M. Glat is committed to helping his patients achieve a beautiful body contour using breast reduction or breast lift surgery. Serving the greater Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, and South Jersey region, Dr. Glat treats patients with great care and expertise. To schedule a consultation, contact our plastic surgery practice today.