Breast

Wong Plastic Surgery.

BREAST AUGMENTATION



Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
  • To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
  • To balance a difference in breast size.
  • As a reconstructive technique following breast cancer surgery.

THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you’re physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.


MAMMAPLASTIES

Whether for augmentation or reduction, admission to hospital and general anesthesia is usually necessary. Latest cohesive silicone gel or saline implants are used for augmentation. 7 days off work is usually necessary.

Regular examination by your plastic surgeon and routine mammograms for those in the appropriate age groups at prescribed intervals will help assure that any complications, if they occur, can be detected early and treated.

Your decision to have breast augmentation is a highly personal one that not everyone will understand. The important thing is how you feel about it. If you’ve met your goals, then your surgery is a success.


BREAST REDUCTION


FEMALE BREAST REDUCTION

Reduction of enlarged, female-like breasts in men can be achieved by using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. Procedure takes about 1 hour or more. Local or general anesthesia will be used. This is usually an outpatient procedure. Return to work is possible in 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activities can be performed after 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling and bruising can occur for 3 to 6 months.


BREAST LIFT


Breast lift is generally done to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. Significant weight loss, gravity or pregnancy can cause sagging of breasts. Various activities, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.


MASTOPEXY

Procedure takes about 1 to 3 hours with local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. 7 days off work is usually necessary. Strenuous activities are not recommended within 1 month of surgery.


NIPPLE PLASTY


Areola reduction, nipple reduction and eversion may be performed to improve the overall appearance. Areola size reduction may be performed for large areolae, which is commonly due to large and heavy breasts. This may be performed together with breast reduction surgery that ultimately aims to achieve a more proportionately sized breast and areola. Disproportionately large nipples that may result from pregnancy & breast feeding may undergo nipple reduction. However, this may affect breast feeding in future. Nipple eversion may be done on those with a ‘pulled-in’ (retracted) nipple to evert the nipple.


BREAST RECONSTRUCTION


Breast reconstruction aims to reconstruct a new breast that is similar in shape and size as it was before. It can be performed immediately, at the time of mastectomy, or later. The patient’s own tissue or implants can be used to reconstruct the breast tissue.


BREAST REDUCTION


MALE BREAST REDUCTION (GYNECOMASTIA)

Reduction of enlarged, female-like breasts in men can be achieved by using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. Procedure takes about 1 hour or more. Local or general anesthesia will be used. This is usually an outpatient procedure. Return to work is possible in 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activities can be performed after 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling and bruising can occur for 3 to 6 months.