If you believe you might benefit from a breast reduction, augmentation or lift procedure in St. Catharines, Dr. Peter Young is the name to trust. His expertise has permitted him to build a strong reputation, which is crucial especially in the medical field. We invite you to read more about the various procedures below. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Young to discuss it further.
Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, is a cosmetic operation to increase the size of the breasts by introducing a synthetic implant behind the mammary gland or behind the pectoral muscle supporting the mammary gland. The operation gives the breast a fuller look and fills out the entire breast but especially the cleavage areas and upper parts of the breast. The operation improves the shape of the breast in women who feel that their breasts are too small. The procedure also restores breast shape and volume in women who have noticed a change in their breasts following childbirth or breastfeeding.
Any woman who is seriously considering having augmentation surgery is strongly encouraged to discuss all technical aspects of the surgery (incision, position of the implant, etc.) and the characteristics of the implant material with Dr. Young.
Breast ptosis (sagging) can be caused by many things such as breastfeeding, significant weight loss or simply age. Regardless, many women elect this procedure to obtain firmer, yet natural breasts. The breast lift implies a skin removal process, something with a small amount of breast tissue. It may also be combined with the addition of prosthesis to enlarge it if necessary.
Mastopexy (breast lift) and reduction mammaplasty (breast reduction) are somewhat similar. These operations are both aimed at remodelling the breast. Reduction surgery achieves this by removing a suitable segment of a large breast and reshaping it.
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems, including back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems, due to the excessive weight. Bra straps may leave indentations in the shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman or teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to create smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of the body.