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Notes Breast Surgery NOT just for women! Breast augmentation or breast lift?
from the Doctor Gynecomastia is the development of abnormal If surgical excision is required, fat and/or What do you really need?
Joseph F. Serota, M.D. breast tissue on men, often on both sides of the glandular tissue is excised and removed from
chest. It is common in men of any age and can the breasts. In some cases, where a patient Breast augmentation
be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, has lost weight, removal of excess skin is Breast augmentation is performed to balance a difference in breast size or to improve body
Appearance is an important aspect of modern life. People disease or the use of certain drugs, although also necessary. Incisions are made around contour. Many breast augmentation patients are mothers who have lost breast tissue due to
today not only want to feel good inside; they also want in the vast majority of cases, there is no the areola, resulting in minimal scarring. In pregnancy and/or breast-feeding. Other patients are women who have never had significant
to look good outside. Increasingly, men and women are known cause. One out of three American men many cases, liposuction techniques alone breast tissue and/or women who have extreme asymmetry, congenital deformities or who just
suffer from some degree of enlarged breasts. may be used. A small incision is made below want rounder breasts. The goal of surgery is to obtain the most natural form and volume possible
undergoing breast surgery to help themselves look and
In fact, it is one of the top five cosmetic the breast fold or under the areola and excess and to enhance, not to exaggerate, the breasts’ natural proportions.
feel their best. In fact, in 2007, breast augmentation was
surgery procedures performed on men. fat is removed through a cannula by vacuum With breast augmentation, silicone shells filled with saline solution or silicone gel are implanted
the top surgical procedure for woman and gynecomastia
suction. With both approaches, the result is a either directly under the breast tissue or more commonly, beneath the chest wall muscle, giving
(male breast reduction) was fourth on the list of the most Gynecomastia can cause emotional discom- firmer, flatter chest. breasts a fuller and more natural contour. The methods for inserting and positioning implants
popular procedures performed on men. fort and impair self-confidence, with men depend on your anatomy and what Dr. Serota feels is best for you. Incisions are made in the most
often experiencing feelings of embarrassment Are you a good candidate? The procedure inconspicuous area possible to minimize visible scarring. Working through these incisions, the
At the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, we frequently and awkwardness. Many avoid normal activi- may be a good option if: breast tissue is lifted and the implant inserted. It is then centered beneath the nipple, either under
Breast Surgery see both male and female patients who are looking to ties such as swimming, exercise and sex. For • You are physically healthy and of or above the pectoral muscle.
most men, the most successful way to reduce relatively normal weight
NOT just for woman! .........3 undergo breast surgery, making the choice for similar
and reshape their breasts is through surgery. • You have realistic expectations Breast lift
reasons. These reasons include an overall improved • Your breast development has stabilized Over time, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s
Benefits of body contour, as well as the increased self-esteem and Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin
self-confidence that comes with looking as good as they liposuction alone, or liposuction along with breasts are too large to sag. A breast lift can raise and reshape sagging breasts, provide a fuller more balanced shape,
cosmetic surgery .............3
feel. Our most satisfied patients are those who have skin and tissue excision. The specific tech- as well as reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
realistic expectations. nique will depend on your exact circum- Gynecomastia surgery can greatly improve Dr. Serota uses several different techniques for a breast lift and will help you choose the one
Breast augmentation or stances. Dr. Serota will study your medical your appearance and boost your self-confi- best suited for you. If you have small breasts and minimal sagging, you may be a candidate for
breast lift?......................4 Realistic expectations are important for the outcome of
history and examine you to determine which dence. The results of the procedure can be periareolar mastopexy. In this type of breast lift, circular incisions are made around the areola,
techniques fit your individual needs. significant and those patients with realistic requiring a less extensive incision. For women with a higher degree of sagging or larger breasts,
your procedure and for the entire process—from your expectations can be extremely satisfied with
Breast Augmentation FAQs..4 initial consultation through your treatment and recov- their improved physique. For more informa-
an anchor-shaped incision is made, following the natural contour of the breast.
ery. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when deciding on tion or to schedule your consultation with Often, if only a small amount of lift is needed, breast augmentation with implants results in
Size really does matter ......5 or preparing to undergo any cosmetic procedure. It is Dr. Serota, please contact our office. a fuller lifted breast without further surgery. A breast lift can also be combined with a breast
very important for patients to be informed about and augmentation if increased size is desired as well as a lift. To find out more about breast
surgery and to talk to Dr. Serota about what you may need, please contact our office and
comfortable with their decision.
Benefits of schedule your personal consultation.
Undergoing breast surgery is a highly individualized cosmetic surgery Professional
The desire to retain a youth- can mean feeling happier with
procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill
someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal
We already know that cosmetic
ful look in today’s competitive
world prompts many to choose
the way they look, positively
affecting their mental health.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
surgery helps people look as cosmetic surgery. Frequent
image. It’s a personal decision, one in which you must good as they feel. But, there are How will Dr. Serota evaluate me for breast When can I go back to work?
travel and job stress can result Undergoing cosmetic surgery
decide if the benefits of breast surgery will achieve your other benefits as well. in a tired look that does not can help encourage and promote augmentation surgery? Most patients may return to work 5-7 days
Joseph F. Serota, M.D., F.A.C.S. accurately reflect on job per- a strong, positive self-image. Dr. Serota will examine your breasts and perhaps after their surgery. However, if your job requires
goals. Through a process of communication and dialogue,
Psychological benefits formance. Professionals are Even a small change on the out- take photographs for your medical record. He heavy lifting or bending for long periods of time,
Gateway Medical Center I can provide you with information and options that allow Patients can experience a signif- turning to cosmetic surgical side can create an extraordinary will consider such factors as the size and shape Dr. Serota will advise you to wait 2-3 weeks
13701 E. Mississippi Ave., you to make an informed choice about treatment. In over icant and lasting improvement and non-surgical procedures change on the inside, allowing of your breasts, the quality of your skin and before returning to work.
20 years of practicing cosmetic surgery, I have found that in appearance and body image to look healthier, younger and for increased self-confidence the placement of your nipples and areolas (the
Suite 220 following surgery, leading to more refreshed. and a better quality of life. pigmented skin surrounding the nipples). When will I start to see results?
this approach helps ensure overall patient satisfaction.
Aurora, CO 80012 an increase in self-esteem and Final results may be seen as early as 4 weeks
confidence. Often, the correc- Health and quality of life To find out more about the
303-367-9000 At the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, no matter tion of a “problem” perceived For the patient whose shapely benefits you can achieve from
What type of implants will be used? following surgery.
by the patient can mean less All women over 22 years old have the option
what your age, we can help you look your best. figure is restored by body con- plastic surgery or if you would
self-consciousness or social touring surgery, quality of life like more information on a of selecting FDA-approved silicone gel-filled These are just a few of the questions you may
anxiety. For others, it may make can increase dramatically. And, specific procedure, please con- breast implants or saline filled implants that have regarding breast augmentation surgery.
If you have received this mailing in error or if you do not wish to receive this mailing in the future, please contact our
them more outgoing because for the patient who has breast tact our office and schedule consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt- For more information or to schedule your
office at (303) 367-9000.
they are happier with the way augmentation and fills out a a personal consultation with water. Dr. Serota can help you make a decision personal consultation with Dr. Serota, please
Information for articles contained in this newsletter is used and reprinted with the permission of The American Society for they look. bathing suit for the first time, it Dr. Serota. that works best for you and your body. contact our office.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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really does matter...
Volume 8 Issue 2
News On Cosmetic Surgery
Joseph F. Serota, M.D.
NOT just for woman!
Breast augmentation enables a woman to choose Patients who are actively involved in the
the breast size that she feels will enhance her decision about implant size may be more likely
body image and self-confidence. However,
bigger isn’t always better! It’s important that
to be satisfied with the results of surgery. Here
are some tips on how patients can explore
when undergoing breast augmentation surgery,
you maintain realistic objectives. Implants that
options prior to surgery: cosmetic surgery
are too large not only will upset the aesthetic • Be frank and open in discussing size with
balance of your figure, they also may be more Dr. Serota.
prone to sagging and ultimately give you a “ma-
tronly” look. The best approach is to select im-
• Maintain realistic objectives.
• Don’t define your desired breast size only in
13701 E. Mississippi Ave., Ste. 220
Joseph F. Serota, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Valid on procedures performed before
you look as good
plants that will look like a natural part of your terms of bra-cup size. Cup size can vary
We want to help
Gateway Medical Center
body. significantly among bra styles and
October 31, 2008. Please mention
Aurora, CO 80012
At the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, we • Don’t assume that bigger is always better. The
as you feel!
work to help all breast augmentation patients best approach is to select implants that will
this coupon when calling.
make appropriate choices about breast size, prior look like a natural part of your body.
to their initial surgery. While there are different • Be open to the fact that the best size implant
opinions on selecting the appropriate implant for you may be larger than you initially does matter
size, size selection is often the key to a successful thought. The most common complaint from
outcome. Implant size usually is best determined breast augmentation surgery patients is that
by your needs and Dr. Serota’s recommenda- the implants chosen were too small.
tions. Dr. Serota will examine your breasts, to de-
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termine how much skin you have and what size The most important thing to remember when
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implant can be fit in without unnatural stretching undergoing breast augmentation surgery is to have
realistic expectations regarding size and to honestly
or other complications. Clearly reviewing your
communicate with Dr. Serota and his staff. For more
options with Dr. Serota can help ensure that you information on breast augmentation or to sched-
pick an implant size that is right for you—both ule a personal consultation with Dr. Serota, please
from a technical and aesthetic standpoint. contact our office.