Breast surgeries are designed to improve the contours of the breasts. These surgeries can lift the breasts, enhance their shape, or make them larger or smaller. Breast surgeries are some of the most popular forms of plastic surgery in the world.
Types of breast procedures
For women, there are several forms of breast surgery commonly performed in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area. These include:
- Breast augmentation, which increases breast volume through the insertion of implants placed within the natural breast tissue.
- Breast implant removal, which reverses breast augmentation by removing the implants from the body.
- Breast lifts, which raise sagging breasts to an elevated chest position by trimming away excess skin
- Breast reduction, which reduces the volume of the breasts by removing some of the natural breast tissue
- Breast reconstruction gives the breasts a more feminine contour following mastectomy (the surgical removal of breast tissue for cancer treatment) or other trauma affecting the breast tissue.
Plastic Surgery For Men, gynecomastia surgery – also known as male breast reduction – provides a more masculine chest contour by removing excess breast tissue.
Is breast surgery right for me?
Breast surgery may be right for you if you dislike the size, shape, or positioning of our breasts. Many women complain of breast sagging or find that their breasts are too small or too large for their frame. West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area women often undergo breast surgery to counteract the physical changes caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or weight loss.
Ideal candidates are in good overall health and are at a healthy weight. Patients planning significant weight loss or future pregnancies are advised to wait to undergo breast surgery, as these events can significantly change the appearance of the breasts.
How much does breast surgery cost?
The average cost of breast procedures in the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area ranges from $3,000 to $8,000 depending on the type of surgery, the extent of surgical reshaping, and other factors. Breast surgery performed for cosmetic reasons is not typically covered by health insurance, though in certain cases breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and male breast reduction may be covered by insurance.
How involved is the breast surgery procedure?
Breast surgeries are performed with general anesthesia, and usually take two to five hours. The first step to any breast surgery procedure is the creation of incisions, usually around the nipple and areola, in the skin fold underneath the breasts, or in the armpit. Then, the surgeon can trim away excess skin, fat, and breast tissue, add breast implants, or sculpt the natural tissues, depending on the goals of the surgery. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.
How long is the recovery after breast surgery?
Most patients take one to two weeks away from work to recover after breast surgery. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, discomfort, and tenderness. A compression garment or surgical bra is worn to support the new contours of the breasts for several weeks.
What should I do next?
If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or position of your breasts, one of these breast reshaping procedures may be right for you. Call Dr. Kapp today for your complimentary consultation at 561-600-4622.