Breast augmentation is the most popular form of breast enhancement, giving you a fuller, sexier figure that will last for years to come. Dr. James D. McMahan provides highly personalized treatment, and he will conduct a thorough pre-surgical consultation to help you choose the right type of implants and the best incision pattern for your needs. Rest assured that no matter which one he selects, he will use highly precise techniques to minimize scarring. Before the surgery you will receive general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation to ensure your comfort. Immediately after your procedure, you should see dramatic results, which will continue to improve as your recovery progresses.
A breast lift may be the optimal treatment for you if your figure has begun to sag with age. The procedure is also a good solution for women who have lost volume in their breasts because of pregnancy or major weight loss. In addition to traditional breast lift surgery, Dr. McMahan offers specialized types of breast lifts to meet various needs. The superior areola mastopexy is a more conservative option, and the doctor will remove a small, crescent-shaped piece of tissue from just above the areola. During a “donut” procedure, he will remove a ring of skin from around the areola. If you undergo a VOQ mastopexy, he will eliminate skin from around the areola and down towards your breast crease.
If your breasts are unusually large, they can cause embarrassment and physical discomfort. In some cases, they can even impair exercise and daily activities. During a breast reduction, Dr. McMahan will create one of three incision patterns, depending on the natural shape of your breast. Then he will lift your nipple and areola and attach it to a position higher on your breast. The doctor will also remove excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat, and he will lift the underlying tissue, suturing it to uphold the new shape and projection of your breast.
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes men to develop overly large breasts, and it can result from genetics, certain medications, hormonal changes, or weight gain. If you suffer from gynecomastia, it will not threaten your health, but it can cause you to be unhappy with your appearance. Fortunately, Dr. McMahan can correct this condition with male breast reduction surgery. In many cases, it is primarily caused by excess fat cells in the breasts, and the doctor can eliminate these cells with liposuction. In other instances, he may perform excision, removing excess skin and underlying tissue. He may also combine liposuction and excision for more comprehensive results.
Dr. McMahan offers several varieties of breast implants, and he will help you select the right kind for your body type and cosmetic goals. Saline breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone breast implants have a similar shell, filled with a silicone gel. In addition to choosing a material, you will also need to select the size of your implants. You may prefer larger implants for a more dramatic effect, or you may favor the natural appearance of smaller implants. You can also choose between round and teardrop-shaped implants. There are advantages to each type, and Dr. McMahan will explain the pros and cons during your consultation.
There are several reasons you might choose to undergo revisional breast surgery. Maybe you wish you had selected smaller or larger implants. Perhaps your implant has started to leak, you have suffered capsular contracture, or your teardrop-shaped implant has rotated in your breast. Regardless of your reasons, Dr. McMahan can remove and replace your old implant to give you the cosmetic results you desire. As with any breast augmentation procedure, he will provide a thorough consultation before your treatment, and will help you choose the new implant that is best suited to meet your goals. In some cases, you may choose to remove your old implants without replacing them. Dr. McMahan will carefully preform this procedure to maintain your natural breast shape.
If you have lost one or both of your breasts to cancer or another medical condition, Dr. McMahan can restore your figure with breast reconstruction surgery. He takes great care to ensure lifelike results, and he finds that his patients’ renewed sense of wholeness and confidence is one of the most rewarding parts of his practice. Although there are several types of breast reconstruction, Dr. McMahan uses the tissue expansion technique, which involves an easier and more comfortable recovery. To perform this procedure, he will place an inflatable implant in your breast. As he gradually fills it over the next four to six months, your breast tissues will expand over the implant. When your breast has reached its final size, he will replace the inflatable implant with a permanent implant.