Bruce Dubin, MD, is an exceptionally talented plastic surgeon. Dr. Dubin offers treatments to enhance the volume of naturally small breasts, restore a more youthful profile to saggy breasts, and reduce the size of overly large breast mounds. If you would like to learn more about these procedures and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please read the sections below.
Breast augmentation (mammoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure that can be performed for a number of reasons, including enlargement of small breasts, underdeveloped breasts, breasts that have decreased in size after child birth or as a reconstructive means for women who have had breast surgery. Within appropriate anatomic limits, you can generally pick the size that you wish to meet your own personal sense of aesthetics.
Breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure performed as your skin loses elasticity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll. The breast lift procedure raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Often a breast lift is combined with a breast augmentation to minimize the degree of lifting required and to help maintain the longevity of your breast lift. A breast lift might add additional scarring to the breast with the extent of this scarring directly related to the amount of lifting required.
Breast reduction can either be performed for physical relief or cosmetic improvement. In a breast reduction, a breast lift is combined with removal of breast tissue to not only reshape the breast, but also to make it smaller. A breast reduction is often done to relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain that can result from the altered body mechanics of having large breasts. This procedure also leaves visible scarring on the breasts and therefore every patient contemplating this operation must feel that the scars are worth the trade for improvement in contour and reduction in symptoms.