There are several reasons a woman may want to have corrective breast surgery. Some women have naturally-occurring breast irregularities or deformities. Some have had previous breast surgery, but the results are less-than-optimal. And occasionally even the most expert breast surgery can develop problems over time.
While no pair of breasts is ever absolutely identical, sometimes the breasts differ distinctly in size or shape. One might be an A-cup, and the other a C-cup. Using different size implants can correct this problem. Mastopexy (breast lift) may also be recommended for one or both breasts.
Sometimes, breasts are uneven because one droops more than the other. To correct this condition, the surgeon may recommend a breast lift on one side and a breast implant on the other, or perhaps implants on both sides.
Tuberous, or very pointy-appearing, breasts are a deformity caused when the inferior pole (lower half) of the breast is severely constricted. Without enough breast tissue and skin on the underneath, the breast appears pointed rather than rounded. There are several surgical techniques that can be used to correct this condition.
Women may also experience problems from a previous breast surgery, either soon after or later on. If saline implants deflate, they must be replaced. If excessive scar tissue develops around a breast implant – called capsular contracture – the scar tissue can be removed. In this case, there is a risk that new scar tissue may form.
Breast implants may also be poorly positioned – one or both appearing too high, too low or too far apart to provide desired cleavage. A skilled surgeon can usually correct these problems. Other patients may see severe rippling or other issues that can usually result when implants are placed on top of the chest muscle. Re-placing the implants under the muscle or replacing saline implants with silicone are two possible corrective techniques.
Some patients may need a breast lift after implant surgery. That can happen when time has passed and the breast is starting to sag or because a breast lift should have been the recommended procedure in the first place.
Every woman’s body is unique. It takes both skill and talent to design the right surgical approach to individually-tailor corrective breast surgery.
At Southern Surgical Arts, Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease specialize entirely in cosmetic surgery. They are fellowship-trained, board-certified Cosmetic Surgeons, and together, they have performed more than 2,000 cosmetic breast procedures since 2007. Overall, they have performed more than 14,500 cosmetic surgeries. They use the latest, proven technology and techniques to ensure you get the best results possible.
They take the time to understand your desired outcome. During an in-person consultation, Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease will listen carefully to your concerns and fully examine your breasts, to help identify your aesthetic goals. They will discuss your possible treatment options, likely outcomes and what you can expect during the recovery time following the procedure.
Choosing the right surgeon is important, so we encourage you to take a look at our before and after photo gallery. There you can see examples of results achieved by many of our satisfied patients and get an idea how Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease can help you achieve similar results.
Corrective breast surgeries at Southern Surgical Arts start at $3,999. Actual cost depends on your individual anatomy, desired results and the specific procedure(s) that are performed. Your personal quote will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees (for the operating room and all other supplies and implants when indicated) and all routine follow-up visits.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform corrective breast surgery in accredited, state-of-the-art facilities in either Calhoun, GA or Chattanooga, TN. Our newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office are located in Chattanooga's Southside. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure where it is most convenient for you. In every office, you’ll find highly trained, specialized staff to give you the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve. We consult with patients in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices, before and after surgery. We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with either Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing the breast appearance improvements you desire.