Breast enhancement surgery refers to any procedure that improves the size, shape, look or feel of the breasts. While there are surgical and non-surgical breast enhancement options, surgical procedures provide a far more significant result.
We offer several types of breast enhancement procedures at Garza Plastic Surgery in Belle Meade, TN. Everyone’s body is different and our patients have different goals.
Plastic surgery procedures like breast implants, breast lifts and breast augmentations commonly improve the size and shape of the breasts. Additionally, these procedures can be used to rebuild the breasts after breast cancer surgery.
These procedures usually involve breast implants or fat transfer to improve the size and shape of the breasts. At Garza Plastic Surgery, we use both silicone and gel-based “gummy bear” implants to augment the breasts.
We also offer DIEP flap surgery where we take excess fat tissue from your tummy to improve the shape and feel of your breasts. This surgery also gives you the benefits of a tummy tuck at the same time. Learn more about this procedure by clicking the link above.
Like other breast augmentation procedures, this treatment helps sculpt the size, shape, and position of the breasts. During the procedure, we can also change the position of the areolas and improve the texture of the skin.
Because breast cancer surgery removes a significant amount of tissue, these procedures use a few different methods to accomplish this goal. We use both implants and fat transfer to rebuild the lost tissue.
We offer two types of breast implants, one is a silicone gel implant typically called a “gummy bear implant.” The other type of implant we use is filled with a sterile saline solution. You can read more about these implants in our blog article, “Are Breast Implants Safe After A Mastectomy?”
Aside from implants, we offer a procedure called DIEP Flap surgery. Essentially, this procedure allows us to remove unwanted fat cells from your tummy and use it to rebuild the breast with your body’s own tissues. As an added benefit, you also get the benefits of a free tummy tuck!
One of the effects of pregnancy that women notice is their breast swelling. Usually, this goes away over time, but it can remain a concern. While the main goal of breast reduction surgery is aesthetic in nature, it can also provide relief for neck and back pain, and make daily activities more comfortable.
DIEP Flap Surgery, also referred to as a breast procedure with a tummy tuck, has become a more popular choice among Dr. Garza’s patients. While DIEP Flap Surgery is more invasive with a longer recovery, most women prefer the results of using their own tissue to enhance their breasts by removing fat from unwanted areas. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Robert Garza specializes in DIEP Flap Surgery in Nashville. Learn more about the benefits of DIEP Flap Surgery here.
IMPLANT BASED VS. SOFT TISSUE BASED BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Dr. Garza helps patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer choose which type of breast reconstruction procedure is best for them. Many factors are considered when choosing between implant based breast reconstruction and soft tissue based breast reconstruction. Hear from Dr. Garza himself on the basic differences between breast reconstruction options today in this video.
HOW TO CHOOSE WHICH TYPE OF BREAST IMPLANT IS BEST FOR YOU
The most common question we get for someone coming in to talk about primary breast augmentation is “what kind of implant do you use?”. In particular, Dr. Garza offers the “gummy bear” implant. The gummy bear implant is one of the best, latest advances in breast implants that we’ve had. As far as value and longevity, the gummy bear implant is superior to other implant choices like silicon implants. The gummy bear implant is also a patient favorite based on the look and feel of the implants.