Face & Neck
- Cosmetic Face Lift
- RevaLift Lower Face Lift
- Laser Face Lift
- Vampire Face Lift
- Eye & Brow Lift (Blepharoplasty)
- Neck & Jowl Sculpting
- Botox® & Dysport®
- Lip Augmentation
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Facial Fat Transfer
- Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
- Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
- Chin Augmentation
- Chemical Peels
- Dermapen / Mesopen® Treatments
- Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening
Body & Abdomen
Below the Waist
Skin Conditions Treated
Surgery that Repairs or Corrects Breast Issues
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.
Post-implant Surgery Issues
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.
Who is a Good Candidate?
- Women 18 to 65 years of age
- Generally good health
- Desire more uniform appearance between breasts
- Experiencing problems resulting from previous breast surgery
How Much Does it Cost?
Corrective breast surgeries at Southern Surgical Arts start at $4,000. 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.
Recent Before & After Photos
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Procedure(s): Silicone Breast Implant Exchange, BodyTite, Fat Transfer (one breast)
Surgeon: Dr. Chad Deal
Patient Age: 50
Description: Patient came to SSA to have her silicone implants removed and replaced. Dr Deal performed BodyTite to left upper pole to lift the nipple and a fat transfer to her breast to biopsy divit.
Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.
State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.
We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.
We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.