Breast Procedures Minneapolis

Breasts are one of the most defining features of a woman’s figure and there is little doubt that the size, shape and appearance of the breasts influences how women feel about their bodies and is part of their self esteem. Factors such as genetics, weight gain or loss, pregnancy and aging tend to change the size, shape, and overall appearance of the breast. Breast enhancement surgery is as diverse in procedures and outcomes as women are in appearance: from reducing large breasts and enhancing small breasts to lifting sagging breasts and restoring a breast disfigured by or lost to disease.

Breast surgery is a highly emotional and fulfilling experience for many women. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) 524,000 women underwent breast augmentation, lift or reduction in 2009; additionally over 86,000 women chose breast reconstruction according to the American Society Plastic Surgeons. Results for many of these women are a more positive body image and enhanced self-confidence.

There are many different options and choices. The first and most important is selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust and developing a good rapport so that you can openly discuss your concerns and particular needs throughout the process of consultation, surgery and aftercare.

While you may have an idea of what you want your ideal breast to look like, it is important to know that what nature has given you may influence the outcome you are hoping to achieve. Every woman’s breasts have unique attributes such as size, shape, nipple position and degree of sag. During your consultation with Dr. Landis, he will take measurements to help qualify and quantify the differences that you may have. Ask him to show you before / after pictures that have similarities to your own breasts that will help you visualize an expected outcome. As an expert in breast surgery, he will try to match your wishes to your tissues.

Our Breast Procedures

BREAST REDUCTION

Also known as reduction mammoplasty, this procedure removes and tightens breast tissue while repositioning the areolas and nipples. It is for women who suffer from discomfort due to excess breast tissue. Benefits include a wider selection of clothing choices, better posture, and improved quality of life.

BREAST AUGMENTATION

This breast enhancement delivers optimal shape and size for women not happy with their breast appearance. Dr. Landis employs breast implants to increase size, optimize projection, and improve breast contours. You may wish to combine this surgery with a breast lift for best results.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

Women who have endured a mastectomy and wish to rebuild breast tissue may be excellent candidates for breast reconstruction surgery. Much like an augmentation, it employs breast implants and possible fat grafting to restore breast size, shape, and appearance.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION

Men with male breast enlargement or gynecomastia can reduce breast size for a healthier-looking, more masculine chest contour. In addition, it resolves embarrassment in outdoor activities like at the beach or the gym, where clothing options include tight shirts or no shirts at all.

BREAST ASYMMETRY

It is unusual for breasts to be perfectly symmetrical. Still, the size discrepancy between breasts can be highly noticeable for some women, as much as a whole cup size difference between them. This condition can be somewhat embarrassing and uncomfortable in some situations. Surgical correction can bring both breasts into harmony for a more feminine and attractive body outline.

BREAST LIFT

When breasts droop because of age, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, or nursing, a breast lift elevates them to that sensual, perky position. If your nipples sag below your breast crease, you may wish to enjoy a more youthful upward curve. Combining a breast lift and breast augmentation can achieve optimal results.

BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT

Whether for implant trauma and damage, lifestyle changes, or to upgrade to more advanced devices, breast implant removal and replacement can help women change according to time or life events.

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