Cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate the breasts are some of the most popular treatments at our practice. Breast enhancement options from Dr. James M. Shaw offer patients a number of effective ways to renew, recontour, and revitalize the breasts with results that look both beautiful and natural. With procedures designed to add volume to the breasts, refine breast contour and shape, smooth and firm the breast skin, reduce excess breast tissue, and restore the breasts after a mastectomy, Dr. Shaw can create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals and feel great about your appearance.
The descriptions below offer a brief overview of the many breast surgery procedures available from Dr. Shaw. Please follow the links in each section to view more detailed pages on specific treatments, and contact us with any questions you may have. We will be happy to provide you with more information or assist you with scheduling a consultation.
To increase breast size, enhance volume and fullness, and improve shape, breast augmentation may be the ideal treatment option. Dr. Shaw offers a number of advanced silicone and saline breast implants that can create exceptional results, ultimately enhancing breast size while complementing an individual’s overall body proportions.
The selection of the breast implants that will be placed during a breast augmentation procedure is one of the most important steps of the treatment process. Dr. Shaw will present you with a variety of types, shapes, and sizes from which to choose, and can help you determine the option that is best-suited to your body proportions while achieving your overall treatment goals.
Most individuals will experience some degree of “sagging” or “drooping” in the breasts at some point in their lives. This can be caused by a number of factors, but is often mostly due to a natural loss of collagen and elastin in the skin over time. Breasts also become heavier and fuller during pregnancy, causing the skin to stretch. This stretching oftentimes contributes to sagging breasts post-pregnancy. Fortunately, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a procedure that can be performed to remove excess skin, lift the breasts to a higher position, and smooth the remaining skin to create a more youthful projection and firmer results.
Dr. Shaw has decades of experience helping women recreate and restore the breasts after a mastectomy. Our plastic surgeon offers numerous breast reconstruction techniques and can perform this operation in tandem with the mastectomy procedure or at a later time. The field of breast reconstruction has seen many advances over the years which have allowed patients to achieve remarkably natural-looking results.
Breast reduction surgery can be an ideal treatment for women who experience the physical discomfort and emotional self-consciousness associated with having breasts that are too large for their bodies. With breast reduction, Dr. Shaw can reduce the excess tissue and/or fat that is causing the concern and decrease overall breast size to produce results that are more balanced with body proportions.
There are a number of reasons why some women may eventually decide to have a breast revision procedure, including the desire to upgrade their breast implants, dissatisfaction or complications resulting from breast augmentation performed by another surgeon, or because they simply wish to go back to their original breast size. Dr. Shaw can talk with you about your concerns and create a customized breast revision treatment plan designed to meet your needs.
Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal is a procedure to take out silicone or saline implants that were originally placed during a breast augmentation surgery. Women may want to have their implants removed for a variety of reasons, such as complications or simply because they no longer want them. Implant removal surgery is a highly individualized treatment and can be safely performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Gynecomastia Surgery (male Breast Reduction)
Male breast reduction surgery can be an ideal treatment for patients with enlarged male breasts, also referred to as gynecomastia, who are not particularly satisfied with the current shape or appearance of their chest. Excess male breast tissue can develop during puberty and may not disappear on its own. Gynecomastia surgery can be an optimal solution for removing this unwanted tissue and sculpting an improved contour on the chest.