A breast reduction, also known as “reduction mammoplasty,” is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon aimed at reducing the size of one or both breasts. There are many reasons why a woman might elect to undergo breast reduction surgery. But whether it’s to restore functionality to the breasts, improve their cosmetic appearance, or regain confidence, noticeable scars will result. Post-operative care and scar management is an important step to ensure the best cosmetic outcome after your breast reduction procedure.
A breast augmentation, known clinically as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure meant to contour the shape, size, and appearance of the breasts. Apart from increasing bust size, augmentation procedures can be combined with reconstructive techniques to improve the shape, functionality and texture of breasts following mastectomies and other reductive surgeries. Congenital breast defects and other medical complications that affect breast appearance can also be corrected with augmentation mammoplasties. As with any surgical procedure, post-operative scarring is a potential reality for many patients. Luckily, there are ways to improve the cosmetic appearance of scars and restore skin elasticity.