Breast Procedures performed by Dr. Reis
Augmentation, Reduction, and Reconstruction
Dr. Scott Reis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is skilled in offering a wide range of breast surgery procedures to restore and enhance your appearance. Since each patient is unique, Dr. Reis handles each case differently. He will formulate a treatment plan to fit the individual patient with realistic expectations in mind, making each breast surgery procedure a pleasant and successful experience.
Breast reconstruction is done to restore the shape and volume of the breast after partial or total breast removal in breast cancer patients, patients with known various genetic mutations or patients with a strong family history that would like to undergo preventative mastectomy – as Angelina Jolie chose. Patients undergoing both partial mastectomy (or a lumpectomy) as well as patients having a full mastectomy are candidates for breast reconstruction utilizing various techniques. Patients who have known genetic mutations or a very strong family history of breast cancer and choose to remove their breasts preventatively are also excellent candidates for breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction restores a woman’s self-image and her quality of life.
BREAST IMPLANT REVISION
If you have previously had a breast augmentation yet want a change in the size of your implants, you may consider breast implant replacement or revision. Also if your implants have ruptured, are rippled, too hard, sagging or are unequal, you may benefit from implant replacement. Dr. Reis is highly experienced in finding solutions to all these situations and will work with you to come up with the simplest and most reliable plan to help you achieve your goals. With the right breast implant revision procedure, he will help you achieve natural looking, shapely breasts.
BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)
The breast lift procedure raises and reshapes sagging breasts providing a more symmetrical and youthful appearance to the breasts. It also improves the appearance and placement of the nipples and areolas. This procedure is frequently performed along with breast augmentation if the patient would like to increase their current size or even with other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Reis also performs this procedure when addressing asymmetry in the unaffected breast in breast cancer patients that have undergone mastectomy and reconstruction on one side, but not had anything done on the other. A breast lift is also commonly part of a “Mommy Makeover” procedure as well as part of a combination of body contouring procedures performed on post-bariatric surgery massive weight loss patients.
Breast augmentation, also informally known as “boob job,” is the most common breast surgery procedure requested by women and the most common breast procedure performed annually in the US and worldwide. It involves enlarging the size of the breasts. During the procedure, implants filled with saline or silicone are inserted to add volume to the breasts. Dr. Reis performs all of his breast augmentations using either a small incision on the undersurface of the breast where the breast meets the chest or an incision at the border of the breast skin and the areola (darker pigmented portion of the nipple).
Dr. Reis will carefully listen to your concerns as well as your ultimate goals and help you decide the right breast augmentation options for you. After taking the time to understand the reasons why you want a breast augmentation, performing a thorough examination and full body and 3D photographic analysis as well as looking at photographic examples of prior patients and even models or celebrities with the look each patient is aiming for, he will assist you in determining the size, style, and type of implant that best fits your individual needs.
Large breasts are frequently associated with a multitude of chronic disabling problems including chronic shoulder, neck and back pain, bra strap grooving of the shoulders, chronic irritation and even infections on the undersurface of the breast and upper abdomen, as well as limitation of ability to exercise and live a normal healthy and enjoyable life. With breast reduction surgery, Dr. Reis will reduce the size of your breasts to a more proportional size to the rest of the body, while both improving the overall shape, contour, and symmetry and relieving the associated symptoms. This surgery involves both resizing and reshaping the breasts, making them smaller, higher on the chest and more projected or perky. The benefits extend well beyond improved self-esteem because patients universally find it more comfortable wearing clothes that fit and more importantly, make daily activities more pleasant.
MALE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION (GYNECOMASTIA)
Enlarged male breasts, also called Gynecomastia, is a widespread and common condition affecting a significant percentage of the male population. It arises from the accumulation of excess fat tissue on the chest wall over the pec muscles, excessive gland tissue growth or enlargement due to a variety of triggers, or a combination of both. Weight gain, genetics, endocrine problems, prescription/OTC/herbal medications and even regular marijuana usage can be the driving cause behind gynecomastia. Most commonly though, no identifiable cause can be determined after ruling out endocrine and medication causes. In patients without a known predisposing factor which can be removed or corrected, surgical management is required to correct the problem. Surgical correction can be performed through a small incision at the border of the areola which allows direct removal of the glandular tissue as well with liposuction to remove the excess fatty tissue when that is predominant. Most commonly though, male patients have both an excess of the gland and fatty tissue, so are best served with a combination of direct excision and contouring liposuction, all of which can be done through a small discreet incision which is easily camouflaged at the border of the areola. For a safe surgery, smooth recovery, and beautiful, natural-looking results let Dr. Reis be at the top of your list.
BREAST LIFT WITH IMPLANTS
For patients who desire breasts that are both more voluminous and more perky, Dr. Reis may recommend a breast lift (mastopexy) with implants (augmentation). This procedure can help women both enhance their silhouette and enjoy a more youthful, lifted appearance. Breast lift with implants is also frequently requested as part of a “Mommy Makeover” procedure, which is a combination of body sculpting procedures designed to help a woman return to her pre-pregnancy figure.