Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction in Biloxi, MS

Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction in Biloxi, MS

Larger, smaller, lifted or reconstructed – these are the wishes of many women who want to reshape their breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs breast enhancement surgeries for women living in Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama who want to reshape their breasts.
What is Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction?
Breasts are one of the main features that define a woman’s femininity and appearance. While some women desire to have a fuller shaped upper torso, others want to reduce the size of their breasts. Breast enhancement procedures encompass cosmetic surgeries designed to reshape the breasts, enhancing and reshaping a woman’s physical appearance.

If you live in or around Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform breast enhancement, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.

Dr. Diaz offers the following Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, more commonly known as a “boob job,” is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for women. Women look to breast augmentation to enlarge the size of their breasts when they perceive the size of their chest as too small, or they simply want larger breasts.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery performed for women who want to reduce the size of their breasts. This surgery is requested by women who feel their breasts are too large. Breast reductions greatly improve a woman’s quality of life.

Breast Lift

As women age, give birth and nurse babies, or lose a significant amount of weight, one of the first things to happen is the sagging of the breasts. With mastopexy, or more commonly referred to as a breast lift, the breasts are surgically lifted and placed back into their normal upright position.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery is performed on women who have lost one or both breasts. There are several techniques used for reconstruction that restore the natural appearance to a woman’s body. In addition to reconstruction using implants, there are techniques that use a patient’s own skin and tissue.

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a gender-specific condition in which men have extra tissue in the chest that causes them to have what appear to be breasts. This condition affects millions of teens and men and is a result from having excess glandular tissue in the breast area.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal is a surgical procedure aimed at removing breast implants from individuals who wish to reverse their augmentation. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision either around the areola, under the breast crease, or in the armpit, depending on the patient's anatomy and the type of implant.

Breast Reconstruction (Implant reconstruction)

Breast Reconstruction (Implant reconstruction) is a surgical procedure aimed at restoring the shape and size of the breast following mastectomy or significant breast tissue loss due to injury or illness.

FAQ

The Best Candidates for Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction
To be the best candidate for breast enhancement, it is important to understand what is involved in the procedures and have realistic expectations. A woman’s breasts change with age, after childbirth and nursing, significant weight loss, and with a mastectomy. Breast enhancement procedures address each of these changes to allow a qualified surgeon to reshape and restore them to a natural appearance and position. It is also important to be in reasonably good health as breast enhancement is major surgery that requires a period of recovery and healing.
Planning Your Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction

For breast enhancement, it is necessary to schedule a consultation with Dr. Diaz so that he can talk with you about your wishes as well as evaluate your overall health, medical history and the current appearance of your breasts. Additionally, since most breast enhancement procedures are cosmetic and elective, insurance typically does not offer coverage. You may want to discuss the cost of the procedure so that you have a full understanding of the investment involved in breast enhancement.

Another part of the planning process is scheduling the surgery and an extended time off from work if necessary. Because there is a recovery period, we recommend that patients rest for several days at the very minimum to allow the healing process to begin. If necessary, we suggest that patients arrange for a caregiver to provide support in the initial days after the procedure, especially if there are small children in the home.

Preparing for Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction
Breast enhancement is considered major surgery no matter what type of procedure is planned. Prior to the surgery, there are several steps patients must go through to ensure the success of the surgery. Some of the steps include a preoperative check-up and bloodwork. In addition, patients must stop taking certain medications and supplements that tend to thin the blood along with not smoking at least a week prior to the procedure. There is a complete list of instructions given to each patient having breast enhancement prior to the procedure.
Types of Anesthesia

Breast enhancement procedures require patients to be asleep as the procedures are involved and take some to time to perform. Because of this, breast enhancement procedures are done using general anesthesia.

General anesthesia. General anesthesia allows patients to be unconscious while the surgery is done. This allows them to feel nothing. With general anesthesia, they receive medications intravenously and through inhalation. Longer, more involved surgeries are typically performed with general anesthesia.

Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction Procedures

The actual details of breast enhancement procedures vary depending on the type of surgery to be performed. With today’s medical advances in breast enhancement, procedures are typically done on an outpatient basis requiring no hospital stays. Dr. Diaz performs the following breast enhancement procedures:

After Your Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction Surgery
Prior to the actual breast enhancement surgery, you receive a detailed list of post-operative instructions to follow in the days and weeks after your surgery. Much of the immediate time following surgery involves lots of rest to allow the body to begin healing itself.
How Much Does Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction Cost in Mississippi?

Breast enhancement procedures vary in terms of cost. The factors that go into determining the cost involve the type of surgery and anesthesia as well as whether another plastic surgery procedure is done at the same time. Additionally, if the surgery is deemed medically necessary (breast reduction or reconstruction), insurance may provide coverage to offset some of the expense. We can help you determine if your insurance may help with the expense. Additionally, we accept cash, checks and credit cards in addition to offering financing.

Getting Back to Normal Following Breast Enhancement/Reconstruction Surgery
After breast enhancement surgery, patients require rest for a week or two to allow the incisions to begin healing and the internal healing to begin. Most patients may return to work within a week to 10 days but must take it easy with no strenuous activity including heavy lifting and exercise (except walking) for up to four weeks. Within a month, the healing is complete, for the most part, and normal activities may be resumed.
Your New Look
The results of breast enhancement are immediately noticeable as the breasts are either enlarged or reduced in size; however, the full results become more visible after the healing process and once the swelling and bruising diminish.

If you live in or around Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform breast enhancement, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.