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Breast Surgery

For women, the size of one’s breasts is a very personal preference that can vary from individual to individual. Whether you are seeking a breast enhancement, breast reduction, breast lift, or breast reconstruction, there’s a procedure available here at The Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery to address your breast surgery needs.

For men, male breast reduction is also available to help decrease the appearance of enlarged breasts, or gynecomastia, and attain your desired chest contour.

Breast Procedures

Every woman has breast asymmetry that can range from an entire cup size to a subtle difference in shape to nipple variation.

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US, breast augmentation surgery (also known as a breast enlargement procedure) can add additional volume and contour to breasts. It can also help breasts appear more proportionate to the rest of the body.

Breast augmentation surgery involves breast implants. The most popular option is FDA-approved silicone gel implants, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. The safe silicone breast implants help achieve results that look natural on you.

Asymmetry, skin draping, and scarring are breast challenges that often make a woman feel less than beautiful or sexy. These side effects could come from trauma, cancer treatments, congenital anomalies, or deformities from previous cosmetic surgeries.

The best solution is breast reconstruction surgery. To achieve a natural-looking appearance, breast reconstruction surgery restores your chest to a firmer, more symmetrical aesthetic.

As the home of an exceptionally qualified reconstruction surgeon, the Meritus Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery can help restore your confidence.

Multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding, and aging cause breasts to lose natural elasticity. A Mastopexy (also known as a Breast Lift) reshapes a woman’s breasts for a more youthful look and feel while often boosting confidence.

Breast lifts provide near-instant rejuvenation and natural-looking results after surgery. This cosmetic surgery includes repositioning or raising of the nipple, breast skin tightening, and/or areola reduction.

Occasionally, a breast lift is complemented by a breast augmentation surgery to create a fuller, younger-looking chest.

If your breasts are uncomfortable and hindering due to largeness, neck and back pain are a daily problem. These side effects result from carrying around extra weight from breast tissue.

Mammaplasty (also known as a breast reduction) surgery could be the necessary relief. It’s a cosmetic surgery that eliminates excess of breast tissue by removing fatty tissues, excess skin, and glandular tissue. This surgery also includes the relocation or raising of the nipple.

Breast reduction achieves a more comfortably sized chest, firm natural breasts, and reduces sagging. Within six months, you’ll have a renewed chest, sense of self-confidence, and comfortability in your own body.


Breast Implant Associated –Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a very rare and uncommon cancer of the internal scar envelope that the body naturally forms around a breast implant and not the breast tissue itself.  Unlike breast cancer which occurs in 1 out of 10 women, BIA-ALCL is estimated to occur in roughly 1 out of 30,000 breast implant patients.

It appears to be associated with fluid that develops around the scar envelope called the capsule.  The fluid development in BIA-ALCL generally presents as a new fullness or enlargement, several years after breast implant surgery.  The fluid, if it develops, can be tested for CD30 immune staining.  If the fluid tested presents as positive, removal of the capsule and the implants is usually curative.  BIA-ALCL appears to develop predominately in patients who have textured implants with high surface area roughness – devices such as the Allergan Biocell and polyurethane coating, compared to smooth surface implants.  These highly textured devices are no longer being used.  The FDA currently recommends that patients without breast changes or symptoms only need routine follow up and do not need to have their implants removed.  If you have had implant surgery performed at the Meritus Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center, please be aware that we do not use Allergan Biocell.  If you have any breast changes, fluid enlargement or breast concerns, please feel free to schedule an evaluation.