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Dr Diane Gwyn Bowen MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1015 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA

Dr. Diane Bowen is a specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. Dr. Bowen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Implant Revision, Breast Lift, Breast Lift with Implant

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr Nathan Bradley Easterlin MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2500 Starling Street; Suite 603
Brunswick, GA

Dr. Nathan Easterlin is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Easterlin include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Easterlin is a graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Breast Lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsu ... (Read more)

Charles W Mitchell MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2500 Starling Street; Suite 603
Brunswick, GA

Dr. Charles Mitchell is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Brunswick, GA. Dr. Mitchell is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include chin augmentation, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , Breast Lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Co ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2310 Heron Street
Brunswick, GA

Dr. Paula Legere is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Legere include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Breast Lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nos ... (Read more)

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.

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