Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement, is a procedure to surgically enhance the size of a woman’s breasts by inserting saline or silicone implants behind the breasts. This procedure is one of the most commonly performed in Tucson, Arizona and in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Hess and Dr. Sandeen spend a significant amount of time performing breast procedures, and have a deep knowledge of the anatomy as well as the latest technologies and options available. This experience and knowledge delivers beautiful, natural looking results.
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Reduction Mamoplasty, also referred to as breast reduction, is a procedure to remove fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, creating smaller, lighter and firmer breasts. The end result yields better shaped breasts in proportion with a woman’s body, allowing for more comfort and a better clothing fit. We have found that our breast reduction patients are among our happiest patients. The procedure often relieves symptoms of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and bra strap shoulder grooving.
It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The loss of a breast can be psychologically devastating. Breast reconstruction can dramatically restore a woman’s self-confidence, quality of life and sense of femininity. While a reconstructed breast can never truly recreate the breast that nature provided, recent surgical advances and techniques permit reconstructions with excellent shape and form.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Mastopexy (mas’to-pek-se), more commonly referred to as a breast lift, is a procedure to raise and reshape breasts that may be sagging or drooping. We are able to accomplish this by removing excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue and nipples to create a more youthful appearing breast shape.
This procedure is performed for a variety of reasons, including the after effects of excessive weight gain and subsequent loss, pregnancy, nursing or simply in an effort to delay the natural effects of gravity. As the breast continues to sag, it puts increasing strain at the shoulder strap line due to the increasing weight in the cup of the bra. This increased weight must be supported by the shoulders. Drooping or sagging breasts can often wrongly suggest aging in an otherwise youthful, healthy woman. We have found that many women are unaware that there is a procedure to lift sagging breasts and help eliminate the shoulder strap strain.
Gynecomastia or breast reduction for men, is a condition treated by Dr. Hess and Dr. Sandeen. It is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs.