Breast Surgeries

Enhancing the fullness and projection of a woman’s breast

What are breast surgeries?

Breast surgeries are plastic surgery procedures used to improve the appearance of the breasts. With breast surgeries, Richmond patients can enjoy larger and perkier breasts that no longer sag. We offer two procedures: breast augmentation and the breast lift.

Is a breast augmentation or breast lift right for me?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses breast implants to enlarge and shape the breasts. Your enhanced look may bring you greater freedom with clothing and could give your self-confidence a boost as well.

A breast lift (mastopexy) can reshape, firm up, and lift sagging, shrinking, or atrophied breasts. It can also reduce the size of an enlarged stretched areola (the pigmented area around the nipple).

What happens during a breast augmentation?

The implants we use today are filled with a salt-water solution (saline) that is harmless to your body. These are called saline breast implants. After careful consultation with each patient, a desired implant size, shape, profile, and texture is determined. This will help patients find the best breast implants for them. While some patients are best suited for small breast implants, others have a frame that works best with large breast implants.

The incision is small and is usually made underneath the breast just above the crease. Once the incision is made, Dr. McKeown creates a pocket, into which the implant is inserted. This pocket is made beneath the pectoral muscle. The incisions are then closed with special sutures, which are usually removed within a week.

What breast augmentation results should I anticipate?

The goal of breast enlargement surgery is to enhance your breast size and shape to give you the desired shape and size breast to maximize your appearance. You should anticipate a more well-proportioned breast.

What can I expect after breast augmentation surgery?

After the surgery, patients will wear a dressing and a surgical bra. Post-operative discomfort is well controlled with the prescribed medications. Swelling and bruising usually subside within a few days during the recovery process, and most patients are back to work within one week. Every effort is made to minimize post-surgical marks, which will gradually fade with time.

What happens during a mastopexy?

Several techniques exist, but the general breast lift procedure consists of removing excess skin from the lower part of the breast. Then, the nipple, areola and underlying breast tissue are elevated to a new, higher position. Incisions are closed with very precise special sutures.

What mastopexy results should I anticipate?

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A breast lift can reshape and lift sagging, shrinking, or atrophied breasts. A mastopexy lifts your breasts to a more natural position prior to child bearing, weight loss, or weight gain.

What can I expect after mastopexy surgery?

After the surgery, a dressing is applied and patients will wear a surgical bra. Post-operative discomfort is well controlled with the prescribed medications during recovery. Swelling and bruising usually subside within a few days, and most patients are back to work within one week. Every effort is made to minimize post-surgical marks, which will gradually fade with time.

How do I know if I need a mastopexy or an augmentation or both?

After a thorough examination and careful discussion of your desired results, Dr. McKeown will help you determine which procedure/s are most appropriate to reach your optimal result. Looking over our breast surgeries before and after photos also helps with the decision-making process.

How much do breast surgeries cost?

The cost of your breast surgery will depend on several factors. Price is impacted by the exact breast procedure chosen, the techniques used during your procedure, anesthesia fees, total surgical time, and more.

Schedule your consultation

Arrange a consultation with Dr. Joseph McKeown to learn more about the details of breast surgeries in Richmond. Dr. McKeown will be available to help you achieve the aesthetic results you have been hoping for.