Aging. Pregnancy. Genetics. Dramatic weight gain or loss. Mastectomies.
Each of these factors, either alone or in conjunction with another, can affect the appearance of your breasts. Some, such as the scarring from breast cancer surgery, have an immediate impact; others, such as natural sagging, occur gradually over time.
Board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn works with patients on a personal level to understand their individual needs and aesthetic goals, and determine the best breast surgery option to meet those expectations with pleasing, natural-looking results. Dr. Vaughn has more than 20 years of experience performing breast surgery procedures including:
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to increase your breast size.
Breast augmentation utilizes breast implants filled with either saline or silicone gel, which are placed under the chest muscles or breast tissue to provide you with enhanced breast profile, volume and symmetry.
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is intended to lift droopy or pendulous breasts and restore a more youthful appearance.
Breast lifts involve removing excess breast tissue, tightening remaining tissue, and repositioning the nipples and areolas to provide a firmer, perkier profile. Patients with substantial sagging may also benefit from breast implants in addition to a breast lift.
For women who suffer from chronic back, shoulder or neck pain due to the excessive size of their breasts, breast reduction can provide a dramatic improvement in symptoms and overall lifestyle. Because of this, breast reduction surgery is generally covered by most insurance plans.
Breast reduction surgery removes excess tissue from the breasts to achieve a more proportional appearance with your body frame. In addition to the improvement in symptoms, the breast reduction procedure typically improves the aesthetic appearance of the breasts as well.
Breast reconstruction is often an important step in the recovery process following breast cancer treatment. Dr. Vaughn has been trained in a variety of surgical techniques to restore the natural shape of the breast after a mastectomy.
Breast reconstruction is covered by all insurance plans and can be conducted at the time of your mastectomy or at a later date.
Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia is the condition of enlarged breasts in males. Although the condition sometimes corrects itself on its own, some individuals benefit from male breast reduction surgery.
Male breast reduction can be performed with liposuction alone or liposuction combined with surgical excision of breast tissue.
If you live in South Carolina and would like to learn more about your breast surgery options, please contact the office of Piedmont Plastic Surgery online or call (864) 605-3151 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Vaughn. We proudly serve patients in the Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson, Columbia, and Laurens areas of South Carolina, as well as Augusta, Georgia.