At New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, we recognize that a woman's breasts are much more than just part of your physical appearance. They are one of the most important aspects of your femininity, and as a result they can significantly impact your self-image. Fortunately, you have many options available to you if you would like to improve their appearance.
Whether your breasts are too small, too large, irregularly shaped, or experience sagging issues, Dr. Roberta Gartside can help you achieve the beautiful looking breasts you desire. Our Board-Certified plastic surgeon will examine your breasts and listen carefully to your goals in order to work with you on a treatment plan that addresses all of your needs.
To find out which breast surgery option is right for your unique needs and goals, we recommend speaking with Dr. Gartside in person. Please call 703-742-8004 today to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in the Washington DC area.
Find out more about our breast surgery options:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Reconstruction
- Your Customized Breast Surgery Procedure
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Breast augmentation includes any type of change that you’d like to have done to0 your breasts, but particularly focuses upon breast implants. If you’d like to add volume to your breast area, breast implants might be the right choice for you. Breast implants are typically made out of a silicone shell and either filled with a silicone gel or a saline solution. Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for those that are 18 or older while silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for those 22 or older.
Both breast implant types can be placed over or under the pectoral muscles, which is something that our plastic surgeon will help you determine. Also, they our plastic surgeon can implant them as large as you’d like them to be, but will help you choose a size that would make the best sense for you.
Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
A very safe option for increasing your breast volume is breast augmentation with fat grafting. In this procedure, rather than placing a breast implant in your body, fat is harvested from elsewhere in your body using liposuction. Then, this fat is re-implanted into your breasts to add volume. This form of breast augmentation may take longer as the fat can be reabsorbed into your body before showing a change in volume, but may be safer because your body doesn’t view the injected fat as a foreign object of any kind.
If your breasts have dropped below the level that you prefer them to be, you may want to consider a breast lift procedure. In this procedure, your breast tissue is lifted up and excess skin is removed. You will notice that your breasts are higher as they may have been prior to have children and nursing.
If your breasts are too large for your frame, they can affect more than just your appearance. When breasts are too large, they can have negative effects on your shoulders, back, and neck. Because of this, a breast reduction procedure might be ideal for you. During this procedure, our plastic surgeon removes breast tissue so your frame is more balanced and to relieve your pain. Because large breasts can lead to problems with other body parts, a breast reduction can often be covered or partially-covered by your insurance.
There is also a type of breast surgery for men who have enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia surgery reduces the size of male breasts, using liposuction and in some cases, tissue removal.
A breast reconstruction procedure has become something that is very common for women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Oftentimes, a breast cancer diagnosis requires a mastectomy where the breast tissue is completely removed. Our plastic surgeon can provide you with a breast reconstruction either at the same time that you have your mastectomy or during a subsequent surgery. Either way, a breast reconstruction can help restore your feelings of femininity and your appearance. Our plastic surgeon recommends working with your plastic surgeon, oncologist, and radiologist in tandem in order to make your difficult experience its best.
YOUR CUSTOMIZED BREAST SURGERY PROCEDURE
No two women have the same exact body type, and no two women want the same exact outcome from their breast surgery procedure. That's why Dr. Gartside customizes every breast surgery procedure to address your unique body type and goals.
Dr. Gartside views breast surgery as an artistic endeavor. She always strives to achieve a new breast shape that establishes balance and harmony with your figure in order to deliver the beautiful, natural looking results you desire.
During your consultation, we encourage you to bring pictures of your desired breast size and shape, and to ask Dr. Gartside any questions you may have. This will help her to better understand your goals and recommend the right treatment plan to achieve your desired outcome.
Contact Our Plastic Surgeon Today
To learn more about your breast surgery options, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates online or by phone at 703-742-8004 today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Washington DC and the surrounding areas of Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia.