Breast size and shape vary for many reasons, but there are medical techniques that can align them with your desired appearance. If you are dissatisfied with their look or feel, if they have changed since you had children, or if you need a reconstruction after a breast cancer diagnosis, you should strongly consider breast surgery in Troy with Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, a skilled plastic surgeon.
What to Expect from a Breast Surgery Consultation
A consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your desired results, and your plastic surgeon may ask several questions to determine the type of surgery you want. During your breast surgery consultation in Troy, be ready to describe:
- Your surgical goals
- Any medications or vitamins you are taking
- Your alcohol intake and/or drug use
- Medical conditions, treatments, and drug allergies
- Past surgeries
Your plastic surgeon could also:
- Request your medical history
- Assess your overall health status
- Check your breasts and measure the size, skin quality, shape, and placement of the areola and nipples
- Take pictures
- Inform you of the outcomes, risks, or side effects of the breast surgery
During your consultation, Dr. DeLuca-Pytell may advise you on pre-surgery preparations, which may include quitting smoking, taking or avoiding certain medications, and avoiding herbal supplements, vitamins, and aspirin, which increase bleeding.
Types of Breast Surgery
There are many different reasons for undergoing breast surgery in Troy, and different procedures exist to address certain concerns and meet specific goals.
If you wish to increase the size of your breasts or restore lost breast volume after having kids or losing weight breast augmentation might be right for you. This procedure involves enhancing the breasts with implants.
Many factors, including implant, size placement, or if a breast lift is also needed, might affect the recovery period of this surgery, but the total recovery time is usually four to six weeks. Risks of breast enhancement include scarring, breast distortion, breast pain, infection, and changes in breast and nipple sensation.
If you have large breasts and experience chronic shoulder, neck, and back pain or have difficulty fitting into clothing and bras, breast reduction surgery could be a great option. The procedure involves making an incision around your areola and down like a lollipop or an anchor to remove unwanted excess breast tissue.
Possible side effects of breast reduction surgery include scars, bleeding, numbness, pain, and swelling. It may take about two to six weeks to recover from this procedure, so make sure you take enough time off work to rest. The right amount of time will be reviewed with you.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breastfeeding, weight loss, gravity, and aging can cause breasts to lose their firmness and elasticity. Breast lift surgery could reshape, lift, and snug your breasts. Potential risks of this procedure include uneven breasts, scars, bleeding, complications from anesthesia, infection, and pain.
If you have need a lumpectomy to treat cancer, reconstruction surgery is available. This is done at the time that the cancer is removed. Cosmetic techniques will be performed to give the breast the best shape and appearance possible, and a lift or reduction for symmetry will be done for the other side.
Call Our Office Today to Learn More about Breast Surgery Procedures in Troy
If you are considering breast surgery in Troy, do not hesitate to reach out to our team. Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell knows what it is like to be on the other side of the exam table and will do everything possible to make this a relaxed and comfortable experience for you. To get started, schedule an appointment at our office today.