BREAST PROCEDURES

Breast Lift

What it is: Elevates breast tissue with or without implants for a more youthful appearance.

Things to consider: We all have an appreciation for our bodies, both inside and out. Dr. Lynd understands the desire some women may have to enhance their appearance. Some may want to improve the size and shape so they look better in certain types of clothes or swimsuits, thus increasing their clothing options.

Surgery Details: Dr. Lynd may require you to have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before surgery. It’s usually performed under general anesthesia and usually takes one and a half to three and a half hours.

Breast Reconstruction

What it is: Replaces breast(s) after mastectomy.

Things to consider: Having a mastectomy is an emotional time in a woman's life. Dr. Lynd believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and as such understands you may feel the need to enhance your natural beauty. A breast reconstruction can help you feel more comfortable about how you look.

Surgery Details: Dr. Lynd may administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort during the surgical procedure. Flap techniques reposition a woman’s own muscle, fat and skin to create or cover the breast mound.

Breast Reduction

What it is: Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Things to consider: Women may want to change the size, weight, firmness and shape of their breasts. If you are considering making this change to your appearance, let Dr. Lynd talk you through the steps of having breast reduction.

Surgery Details: General anesthetic is administered by Dr. Lynd so that you will be asleep throughout the procedure. One common technique is removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin through an incision. The nipple and areola remain attached to the underlying tissue but are shifted to a higher position.

Breast Augmentation

What it is: Breast augmentation surgery enhances and adds fullness to the breast with the addition of silicone or saline implants.

Things to consider: As a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Lynd provides focus and individualized attention so that you achieve the most natural results from having a breast augmentation surgery.

Surgery Details: This can be done in an office facility, a freestanding surgery center, or a hospital outpatient facility. Occasionally, it may be done as an inpatient in a hospital, where you can stay for a day or two. It is performed with a general or local anesthesia, combined with a sedative. Dr. Lynd usually takes one to two hours.