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Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Breast Lift Surgery

A woman’s breasts may droop as a result of the natural effects of aging, heredity, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is performed to restore the breast to its youthful shape and position. A breast implant can be placed at this time to increase the volume to replace that lost after breast-feeding, due to weight loss or to the size that you desire. (return the youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged or lost volume and firmness.)   Breast Lift Details

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Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Breast Reconstruction Details
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Breast Reduction Surgery

Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide relief from these symptoms. Performed under general anesthesia, the two- to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.   Breast Reduction Details

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Gynecomastia Surgery

Although rarely discussed, enlarged male breasts are a common condition. Gynecomastia affects approximately 40 to 60 percent of men. There is often no known cause for gynecomastia, although there has been some correlation with various drugs or medical conditions.

Men who feel self-conscious about their appearance are helped with male breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer.   Gynecomastia Surgery Details

After Surgery

Most patients will be in the hospital from two to four days and will then go home. We give them medications for pain and if required nausea and antibiotics. Most will have surgical drains which need to be cared for. The drains should be emptied every eight hours and the output should be carefully measured in milliliters and recorded separately. This is because we remove the drains when the output is a certain amount. All drains are usually removed within three to four weeks after surgery.

Patients may shower two days after the surgery. Although the area can get wet, there can be no immersion of the wounds; that is no swimming or wading in pools, bath-tubs and other such activities. It is also important to not perform any strenuous activities. All normal activities can be performed, but nothing that requires strenuous use of the arms, and in the case of TRAM flaps or DIEP flaps, no strenuous use of the abdomen. This limited activity level should be strictly followed for four to six weeks after the surgery is performed.

The reconstructed breast will be numb following surgery, some sensation will return as time passes. Scars will fade over time. Periodic mammograms with a radiologist trained to examine breasts with implants are recommended.

About Doctor Vijay

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele offers all aspects of breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction and breast reconstruction after mastectomy. View breast augmentation photos and learn more about cosmetic surgery at Corpus Christi Institute for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Vijay K. Bindingnavelle

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Dr. Bindingnavele is committed to providing ongoing communication to both patients and referring physicians. Before, during and after any plastic surgery or treatment, patients and their families can expect concern and compassion, as well as education about their condition. Please call our office at 361.888.7417 if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Abdominoplasty Post Op Instructions.

Please Note: The medical information contained on this website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures and related topics. This information should not be interpreted as Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele’s recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan.