Breast enhancement is one of the most popular choices for women in plastic surgery today. Part of the draw is the variety of options that allow women to tailor procedures to meet their specific aesthetic goals. Whether women are not wholly satisfied with the size or the position of their breasts, Dr. Small at Ocean Plastic Surgery offers a plastic surgery procedure (or two) to help them reach their goals and enjoy the best possible outcome from their surgery.


Breast Augmentation

This procedure is designed to add size and fullness to the breasts with the help of synthetic implants. Patients can choose between saline and silicone implants, as well as a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit the proportions of every patient. Dr. Small also provides Vectra XT 3D imaging to help patients “see” their results prior to their surgery. This gives them a more realistic expectation of what their breasts will look like after the procedure.

In addition to adding size to the breasts, breast augmentation can be used to correct asymmetries between the two breasts. This is typically done with different size implants to create balance and proportion. Breast augmentation is considered a long-lasting solution to disproportionately small breasts, with most implants last at least 10 years and often much longer.


Breast Reduction

Women that have disproportionately large breasts may have more than a cosmetic concern. This condition can lead to neck and shoulder strain, headaches and skin irritation. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue and skin from the breasts to create a more balanced body contour.

Breast reduction may be covered by insurance for women that are suffering from physical symptoms due to their large breasts. The procedure relieves these painful symptoms while giving women a more pleasing appearance at the same time. Breast reduction can restore confidence and allow you to enjoy activities you may have avoided in the past due to your large breasts.


Breast Lift

Even if a woman is satisfied with the size of her breasts, she may experience drooping and sagging that makes her look older than she feels. This is a common problem for women after pregnancy and breastfeeding have taken their toll, but can also be a part of the natural aging process. A breast lift restores breasts to their youthful position on the chest to improve the body contour overall.

In addition to lifting the breasts to a more attractive position, a breast lift may include repositioning of the nipples and areola to create a natural look. When breasts droop, the nipples can begin to point downward, which can be a source of embarrassment for some women. Dr. Small can also reduce the size of the areola and nipple if necessary to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast.


When Two is Better than One

Although many women may achieve their full aesthetic goals with just one of these procedures, others may find that combining breast augmentation or breast reduction with a breast lift will give them the best possible results. These procedures can be performed simultaneously during a single surgery, so you can enjoy dramatic results with just one time under anesthesia and one recovery period.

A woman’s breasts are one of the most vital parts of her femininity, which is why many women seek breast enhancement today. To learn more about these procedures, contact Ocean Plastic Surgery at (732) 255-7155 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Small today.