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Breast Enhancement Procedures

Breast procedures can enhance and rejuvenate your breasts while ensuring natural and youthful results. Whether you desire larger, smaller, rounder, or perkier breasts, Dr. Chin offers several breast enhancement and revision surgeries that can be personalized to match your cosmetic needs.

In addition to the following breast surgeries, Dr. Chin also provides body contouring and facial plastic surgery as well as nonsurgical treatments if desired to complement your breast procedure results.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery enhances breast volume and redefines breast shape. Ideal candidates for this procedure may have developed small breasts naturally or experienced deflation or a change in breast shape after weight loss. Breast augmentation is also suitable for women who are uncomfortable with their breasts’ shape and volume after childbirth.

Dr. Chin will help patients form a customized plan for breast augmentation that satisfies their desires and achieves a specific breast appearance. Some of these cosmetic desires include a natural look, fuller breasts, enhanced cleavage, more symmetrical breasts, and restored breast volume. Dr. Chin also has the latest selection of breast implant types available, including saline implants, silicone implants, and gummy bear implants, allowing patients to select the most appropriate implant type. Patients with deflated and sagging breasts may benefit from a combination of breast lift surgery and breast augmentation.

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Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery corrects sagging breasts with loose skin by removing excess tissue and repositioning the remaining breast tissue. Drooping breasts and downward-pointing nipples can develop from aging, the effects of gravity on the breasts over time, breastfeeding, and a dramatic increase or decrease in weight. Dr. Chin offers multiple breast lift techniques to properly address breast sagging that may vary in severity and condition.

Dr. Chin can utilize specific techniques in a breast lift procedure to restore breast firmness, revitalize youthful projection, and raise the placement of the breasts and nipples. Dr. Chin’s breast lifts also harmonize the elegance of your breasts with your overall body shape. If desired, breast lift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation to further enhance breast shape and volume.

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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery corrects exceedingly large breasts by reducing their size and improving their shape. Candidates for breast reduction surgery may experience physical discomfort and emotional stress from their excessively large breasts. These physical issues may include back pain, shoulder pain, skin irritation, and problems breathing. Some of the emotional discomforts that arise from overly large breasts include anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

Fortunately, Dr. Chin can use breast reduction surgery to eliminate excess tissue and carefully reposition and tighten the skin and remaining tissue. This will allow Dr. Chin to form smaller, more convenient breasts that appear youthful and natural. Breast reduction can also correct breast asymmetry by balancing the size of the larger breast with the opposite breast.

If needed, Dr. Chin may also use breast lift techniques as a part of your breast reduction to reduce the sagging caused by excessive weight. With breast reduction, women can feel empowered to appreciate their bodies and are encouraged to live fulfilling lives with a newfound self-confidence.

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Breast Revision

Breast revision surgery is performed for women dissatisfied with their original results from breast augmentation and those who wish to improve their results after natural changes have occurred over time. Dr. Chin can renew your breast augmentation appearance by removing or exchanging your breast implants and eliminating any sagging in the breasts that may have developed after your initial breast augmentation.

Breast revision surgery can also provide corrective solutions to issues that may develop after augmentation. Complications that can develop include capsular contracture, malposition of the breast implant (bottoming out), “double bubble” deformity, a ruptured or deflated implant, and symmastia.

Dr. Chin performs breast revision to remedy previous breast augmentations, restore self-confidence to patients, and satisfy their cosmetic desires.

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Implant Volume Revision

Breast implant volume revision can replace a patient’s original implants with implants of a different size and shape. After breast augmentation, many women are satisfied with their choice of implants; however, some women discover that their
initial implants do not fulfill their expectations or cosmetic goals.

The majority of implant volume revision cases are concerned with increasing the size of the implants. However, a decrease in implant size is common among patients who discover their breasts are too cumbersome for their physique or lifestyle, especially as they age. Breast implant volume revision can replace uncomfortable or disproportionate breast implant sizes and correct augmentation-related breast asymmetry.

Dr. Chin may combine your implant volume revision with a breast lift if you are looking to change to significantly smaller implants. This is because larger implants tend to cause premature breast sagging over long periods of time. A breast lift can revitalize the breasts to an aesthetically pleasing elevation and projection on the chest and provide better support for the implants. However, a breast lift is not required for all volume revisions.

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Implant Rupture

Breast implant rupture occurs when the shell of either a silicone or saline implant breaks, which may allow the contents of the implant to escape into the breast pocket. Breast implants are not designed to be permanent, despite being a lasting and reliable way to enhance breast volume and shape. In fact, it is quite normal that breast implants will need to be replaced at some point during a patient’s lifetime. Dr. Chin will discuss your breast revision options to address your rupture diagnosis.

Breast implant rupture can be caused by several factors, such as trauma to the breast, significant pressure on the breasts, natural implant aging, capsular contracture, or an overfilled or underfilled saline implant. Breast implant ruptures can also occur without a patient knowing. Therefore, patients should pay attention to signs of rupture such as lumps in the breast area, breast pain or tenderness, changes in the breast shape, and sudden decrease in breast size.

Once your implant rupture is properly evaluated, Dr. Chin will use his extensive skill and experience to ensure safe and precise removal of the damaged implant shell and any leaked silicone from the breast pocket. A new implant may be inserted into the existing breast pocket, although some patients decide to remove their implants without replacing them after a rupture.

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