Breast surgery

There are various options:

  • increase in the volume of the breasts
  • reduction of the volume of the breasts
  • breast lift
  • simultaneous or sequential breast lift + augmentation
  • gynecomastia ( swelling of the breast in boys & men)
From
3.200
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Breast augmentation

Breast hypoplasia is characterised by a breast volume that is insufficiently developed in comparison to the patient’s morphology. It can exist intrinsically (small breasts since puberty) or appear secondarily after a significant weight loss or a pregnancy followed by breastfeeding. It can be isolated or associated with ptosis, that is, sagging of the gland and distension of the skin.

An augmentation mammoplasty consists of correcting a breast volume considered inadequate by insertion of implants behind the mammary gland. All the breast implants currently used are composed of an envelope and a filling product. The envelope is always made of elastic silicone (a silicone elastomer). It may be smooth or rough. As for the filling products, only physiological saline and silicone gel have been authorised in France for nearly 40 years. This aesthetic surgery cannot be reimbursed by health insurance.

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Breast reduction

Breast hypertrophy is characterised by a breast volume that is too large, especially compared to the patient’s morphology. This excess volume is generally associated with sagging of the breasts (mammary ptosis) and sometimes a certain degree of asymmetry. Breast hypertrophy almost always has a physical and functional effect (pain in the neck, shoulders and back, discomfort when practicing sports, clothing difficulties). The psychological consequences are also very significant.
The surgical procedure aims to reduce the volume of the breasts and correct the ptosis and any asymmetry to obtain two breasts that are harmonious in themselves and compared to the patient’s morphology (two breasts that are smaller, lifted, symmetric and reshaped). But it also allows the symptoms associated with the weight of the breasts to be reduced or eliminated. Many patients in fact suffer from pain in the neck, shoulders or between the shoulder blades. Likewise, skin problems in the fold beneath the breasts are often observed.
A mammoplasty for hypertrophy can be performed as of the end of the growth phase and afterward at any time of life.
Subsequent pregnancy is of course possible, but it is advisable to wait at least six months after the procedure.
Nevertheless, it must be remembered that breastfeeding can be difficult after a ptosis correction and it may prove impossible after a breast reduction (the milk ducts cut), except with the “central mound-posterior pedicle” technique, which allows breastfeeding after such a procedure.
The risk of cancer is not increased by this procedure.
These problems justify coverage by health insurance.

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Breast Lift

Breast ptosis is defined by sagging of the gland and distension of the skin that envelops it. The breast is in too low a position, with loss of projection and elongation, and the upper portion is often “empty”. In some cases, the nipples “drop” completely toward the bottom of the breast.
Ptosis can exist intrinsically, but most often occurs after a significant weight loss, weight fluctuations, or a pregnancy followed by breastfeeding. It can be isolated; it is then called pure ptosis. But it is often associated with some degree of breast hypertrophy. Conversely, ptosis of an excessively small breast (breast hypoplasia or hypotrophy) may be observed.
The surgical procedure aims to place the areola and nipple back in the right position, re-centre and lift the gland and remove the excess skin to obtain two harmonious, nicely contoured and lifted breasts.
A mammoplasty for ptosis can be performed as of the end of the growth phase and afterward at any time of life.
Subsequent pregnancy is of course possible, but it is advisable to wait at least six months after the procedure.
Breastfeeding is often difficult in the case of ptosis correction. On the other hand, in the case of a breast reduction it must be remembered that it will be impossible to breastfeed.
The risk of cancer is not increased by this procedure.
These aesthetic defects do not justify coverage by health insurance.

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Breast augmentation combined with a breast lift

This procedure combines two procedures; they can be performed together or sequentially.
If the two procedures are done separately, it is preferable to do the lift before the breast augmentation.

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Gynecomastia

Enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast.

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