Breast Surgery Services

Breast Surgery Services

by Dr. Bart Rademaker

There are various reasons why women opt for breast surgery. We aim to assist you in achieving the appearance you desire so that you can feel more comfortable and confident in your body. It is fulfilling to witness our patients embrace their new appearance, and we strive to deliver the best outcomes to every individual who visits us.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and confidence as we delve into the world of breast surgery. Dr. Bart Rademaker and our dedicated team aim to help you achieve your desired appearance, ensuring you feel comfortable and empowered in your own body. Let’s explore the transformative possibilities that await you.

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Is Breast Surgery Safe?

In general, breast surgery is a highly reliable and safe procedure. Breast-related procedures like augmentation and lifts have been some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States for several years, and complications are exceedingly rare. During the initial consultation, we will carefully review all possible complications and risks associated with the specific type of breast surgery you are interested in. We also consider your anatomy and health to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

There are a variety of different breast surgeries available, each one with its own unique set of risks and benefits. We are honest and transparent with our patients, providing detailed information about any potential risks, precautions, and predicted outcomes. We believe this level of openness helps our patients feel more secure and confident about their decision to undergo breast surgery. Ultimately, our goal is to help you determine whether breast surgery is the correct choice based on your needs and circumstances.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a widely sought-after cosmetic surgery that is known to have a high success rate. It can be achieved using breast implants or by transferring fat, and it is highly effective in enhancing the size and contour of the breasts. Our approach to breast augmentation is customized to suit the unique requirements and physical characteristics of each patient. We do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

There are numerous advantages to getting a breast augmentation procedure. These include:

  • Enhancing the look of your swimwear and lingerie
  • Embracing a greater sense of femininity
  • Balancing asymmetry in breast size
  • Boosting confidence in your overall appearance
  • Refining and accentuating the shape of your breasts

Breast augmentation is known for having one of the highest patient satisfaction rates. If you feel that your breasts are too small, uneven, or not shaped the way you desire, breast augmentation can help you attain breasts that make you feel self-assured and comfortable.

Our advanced techniques ensure that your breasts will still maintain a natural look after the procedure. Some women may worry about their breasts appearing too round or artificial, but we will discuss your end goals in detail to help you achieve the results you desire.

Types of Breast Augmentation

We offer various options for breast augmentation, including breast implants, fat transfer, and composite breast augmentation. 

1. Breast Implants 

These are the most popular types of augmentation, where an implant is inserted into the breast to increase its size. 

2. Fat Transfer 

Another option is fat transfer, where fat is removed from another area of the body and injected into the breasts for a more natural look. This option is suitable for patients who prefer a subtle increase in breast volume and are also interested in liposuction. 

3. Composite Breast Augmentation 

This procedure uses both implants and fat transfer, which is ideal for patients with less natural breast tissue. This method provides a cushion for the implant, resulting in increased cleavage and fullness. 

During your consultation, we will discuss all of the options and help you decide which one is best suited for your goals and body type. We take pride in our personalized approach and strive to provide you with the best possible results.

Breast Lift

What Is a Breast Lift?

If you have breasts that sag considerably, a breast lift may be the solution for you. This surgical procedure aims to elevate your breasts to a more youthful position. The nipples are also repositioned during the procedure to face forward instead of downward, and excess skin and tissue are removed. You can work with your surgeon to determine the most appealing shape for your breasts. Dr. Brown prioritizes thorough preparation and careful execution to achieve the best possible outcome. They will ensure that you are aware of the expected results beforehand to guarantee your satisfaction.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

A lot of women choose to get a breast lift because it has several advantages, such as: 

  • Achieving more youthful and attractive-looking breasts
  • Finding well-fitting bras and looking better in clothes
  • Prevent chafing and irritation caused by breasts drooping over the abdomen
  • Stop excessive sweating during warm weather

Although breast lift surgery results in more scarring compared to breast augmentation alone, most patients find that the benefits and results outweigh this drawback. Over time, the breast lift scars tend to fade and become barely noticeable. Furthermore, laser treatments are available to help fade scars more quickly.

What are My Breast Lift Incision Options?

When it comes to breast lifts, there are three common types of incisions:

  • The Donut involves an incision around the nipple in the dark skin of the areola. 
  • The Lollipop is similar but includes an additional slit from the areola to the breast crease. 
  • The Anchor is the most complex, with an additional incision along the breast crease. 

The specific type of incision required for your breast lift will factor in the amount of loose and sagging skin present, as well as the underlying tissue that needs to be manipulated to achieve a firmer, perkier appearance. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rademaker will discuss all of the incision options available to help you choose the best one for your individual needs.

Breast Reduction

If you are experiencing any form of physical or mental discomfort caused by the size of your breasts, it may be advisable to consider a breast reduction procedure. This surgical option involves reducing the size of the breasts and lifting them into a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing position. Not only can this alleviate any pain or discomfort, but it can also boost your self-confidence and improve your overall quality of life. It is essential to consult with a qualified medical professional like Dr. Rademaker to discuss your options as well as determine if this procedure is correct for you.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are plenty of benefits to having a breast reduction, such as: 

  • Reducing persistent pain caused by carrying around heavy breasts
  • Minimizing irritation and rashes underneath the breasts
  • Making it easier to find clothes that fit well
  • Avoiding unwanted attention in public

Large and heavy breasts can cause chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain, but a breast reduction can make you feel lighter and move around more easily. Women with large breasts often find it challenging to exercise, but after a breast reduction, they are able to start a regular exercise routine that helps them feel healthier and more energetic. Moreover, large breasts can cause self-consciousness when out in public, which may attract unwanted stares or attention from others. By having a breast reduction, you can feel more comfortable in public situations and more proportionate overall.

How Is the Breast Reduction Procedure Performed?

Breast reduction surgery removes excess tissue, fat, and skin from breasts. Depending on how much tissue is removed, the nipples may also need to be repositioned to a more central location. The procedure is done through incisions, which may vary depending on your specific needs. There are three types of incisions for breast surgery: around the areola, around the areola with a vertical cut to the breast crease, or around the areola, vertical to the breast crease, and also along the crease itself. We will give you instructions on how to take care of the incisions to help minimize the visibility of any surgical scars.

How Small Can You Go With a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery aims to improve the overall comfort and appearance of the chest area. This is done by reducing the size of the breasts while ensuring that the nipples continue to function correctly by leaving sufficient tissue intact. 

At our facility, we understand that every woman’s body is unique, which is why we provide personalized breast reduction procedures that are tailored to your individual preferences and body type. We can work closely with you to come up with a customized plan that takes into account your desired breast size, as well as any other factors that may impact the success of the procedure. Whether you are looking to reduce discomfort, improve your appearance, or both, we aim to help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.

Breast Reconstruction

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Rebuilding the shape of the removed breast is an option for many women who undergo mastectomy surgery, which removes the entire breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. When it comes to reconstructing their breasts, women have various options. Silicone or saline implants are used to reconstruct breasts. Moreover, autologous tissue—tissue from outside the body—can be used to rebuild them. Autologous tissue and implants are sometimes used in conjunction to rebuild the breast.

Reconstruction surgery can be performed (or initiated) at the time of mastectomy (also known as immediate reconstruction) or after breast cancer therapy is finished and the incisions from the mastectomy have healed (also known as delayed reconstruction). After a mastectomy, delayed reconstruction may occur months or even years later.

If the areola and nipple were not preserved during the mastectomy, they might be recreated on the reconstructed breast in the final stage of breast reconstruction. Occasionally, breast reconstruction surgery also involves surgery on the contralateral breast to achieve symmetry in the size and shape of the two breasts.

Why You May Consider Breast Reconstruction

After overcoming breast cancer, a woman may face a difficult situation following a mastectomy. Losing a breast due to cancer can cause her to feel damaged or broken. If you have experienced damage or losing one or both of your breasts because of breast cancer or a severe injury, breast reconstruction may be an option worth considering.

Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgeries after mastectomy require general anesthesia. They can be done immediately or months or years later after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other breast trauma. 

The approach taken during surgery depends on various factors, including the use of natural tissues from other body parts, implants, or a combination of both. Natural tissue reconstruction involves the use of skin, fat, and muscle from the back and/or abdomen or fat transfers via liposuction from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. 

The incision patterns in the breast area differ depending on the size of the implants and the scope of reconstruction, and the surgery may involve a tissue expander. Some breast reconstructions may require multiple stages, with the nipple and areola rebuilding scheduled for a later date.

Recovering from Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction  

The duration of recovery after post-mastectomy breast reconstruction primarily depends on the extent of the mastectomy and reconstruction, as well as the patient’s overall health. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and patients may be discharged a few hours after the procedure. However, some patients may need to stay overnight in our private and comfortable surgical suite for further monitoring and care.

Following the procedure, patients can expect bruising, swelling, and soreness in the treated areas. Nevertheless, this can be remedied with prescribed pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Your surgeon may recommend other post-operative care measures as necessary. Most patients can resume work and their regular activities within a week, although some may require an additional week or two to recover fully.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Combine Different Surgeries for My Procedure?

Yes, combining different breast surgeries is a common practice known as combination or combination procedures. For example, patients often choose to have breast augmentation along with a breast lift to enhance both size and position. The decision to combine surgeries depends on your individual goals, health considerations, and the recommendations of your surgeon. During your consultation, Dr. Rademaker can discuss various options and create a customized plan that aligns with your desired outcomes.

Will the Results of My Breast Surgery Look Natural?

Yes, achieving natural-looking results is a primary goal in breast surgery. Whether it’s breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, our advanced techniques and personalized approach focus on enhancing your natural beauty. For breast augmentation, we tailor the procedure to match your goals and anatomy, ensuring a proportional and balanced outcome. Breast lift and reduction procedures are executed with precision to create a youthful and harmonious appearance. We prioritize open communication during the consultation to understand your expectations and deliver results that look and feel natural.

How Long Do the Results of Breast Surgery Last?

The longevity of breast surgery results varies, but in general, breast augmentation results may last 10-20 years before considering adjustments. Breast lift results are designed to be enduring, but aging and lifestyle factors may impact longevity. Breast reduction results are often considered permanent. Regular follow-ups and a healthy lifestyle contribute to maintaining results.

Schedule Your Breast Procedure Consultation Today

Dr. Bart Rademaker’s clinic is dedicated to providing personalized transformation services that cater to your unique needs. With his extensive expertise and unwavering commitment to your well-being, you can trust that your journey towards achieving your desired outcome will be smooth and seamless. Whether you’re seeking breast augmentation, lift, reduction, or reconstruction, our team is focused on delivering results that exceed your expectations and instill confidence in you. We prioritize your satisfaction every step of the way to ensure that you leave feeling confident and empowered. 

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