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Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast.

Breast Lift

Mastopexy – also known as a breast lift – is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses sagging breasts. It restores breast firmness and improves breast position. The appearance of loosened breast tissue is often caused by a deflation of breast volume, such as after pregnancy. Therefore some patients choose to combine a mastopexy with silicone implants.

There are three types of incisions used for a breast lift surgery:

  • Concentric incisions around the areola. The scar is “hidden” at the areolar border and this is known as a circumareolar mastopexy.
  • An incision around the areola with another incision down the front of the breast beneath the areola to the fold of the breast (inframammary fold). This is a full mastopexy with a vertical scar, sometimes known as a “lollipop” scar.
  • An incision around the areola with another incision down the front of the breast beneath the areola to the fold, and horizontally along the fold of the breast. This traditional technique results in an “anchor” configuration.

Breast reduction

If you have excessively large and sagging breasts – that are out of proportion with the body – you might be familiar with back and neck pain, tiredness, skin rashes, shoulder grooving and an inability to find suitable clothing. Many women suffer from poor body image due to their large breasts, which are usually difficult to hide. This results in lowered self-esteem and poor self-confidence.

With the effective and safe techniques available today, you do not have to endure the physical and psychological problems associated with excessively large breasts. Understandably you might find it difficult to discuss this particular problem, however Dr Winkler is very sympathetic to the correction of excessively large breasts and can offer much advice and support.

The procedure itself involves the removal of excess breast tissue and skin. Plus reshaping the breast, often with reduction of the areola. Unequally sized breasts can be made more even. Your requested breast size is confirmed at your consultation.

Some scars are inevitable with this procedure. The incisions are made vertically down the breast from under the areola scar, and sometimes horizontally along the crease underneath the breast, forming the shape of an inverted ‘T’. These scars fade in time and most patients are so pleased with the results of this particular type of surgery, the scars are insignificant compared with their improved lifestyle and confidence. Liposuction is often used to achieve refinement in the shape of the breasts. Patient satisfaction is very high.


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