Des Moines Breast Surgery
One of the most noticeable physical features someone has is their breasts, and they are often a point of pride and beauty. Therefore, it is important to feel confident about and comfortable with your breasts. Of the 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2015, the most common were breast augmentations, with almost 280,000 procedures total. Although breast augmentation is the most common type of breast procedure, there are several other options available, including breast reconstruction, reduction, or lift. Each of these surgeries aims to change the shape of your breast to better fit you and your physical form. It is important to be confident about your body, and a breast procedure can help you achieve this goal.
Breast Procedures We Offer
At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, our patient’s satisfaction is key, and we aim to help you look and feel your best. Additionally, with over 25 years of experience and a triple board-certified team, we ensure that your care is as safe and professional as possible. We will work with you to find the breast procedure that is appropriate for your needs and for your body. It is important to us that you leave our office with the body of your dreams, and we will work together to make that possible.
During the breast augmentation surgery an incision is placed in a hidden area near the breast or in the axilla. A breast implant, either silicone gel or saline, is placed into a pocket created behind the breast tissue.
Very rarely an implant needs to be removed. In the event of a traumatic injury and a rupture occurs, both Dr. Bergman and Dr. Folkers are equipped to make this stressful situation a smooth transition into your new implants. Even though this is a surgical procedure the recovery time is very quick and associated with very little discomfort.
Breast cancer can be traumatic, particularly if it requires a mastectomy, or removal of a breast. By using your own body tissue or implants, your breast can be reconstructed close in form at the time of a mastectomy. The “Doctors” can recreate the appearance to your natural breast and beyond.
Breast reduction surgery is performed to provide the patient with a smaller breast size and a more attractive contour that better matches their overall body structure.
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is performed to provide an elevated, more youthful contour and positioning of the breasts and nipples. In addition, the areolas (pigmented area surrounding the nipples) may also be reduced in size.
Breast augmentation can enhance the shape and increase the size of your breasts. However, it is important to understand that implants alone may not adequately lift the breasts or correct the effects of pregnancy, weight loss or skin stretching. A lift can be done in conjunction with an implant to create a more youthful breast.
Breast implants are not considered “lifetime” devices and may be exchanged when patients desire to achieve a different look or different size with their breasts.
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