Breast Surgery in Leesburg VA

Breast surgery encompasses a variety of procedures aimed at enhancing, reducing, lifting, or reconstructing the breasts. You may be seeking breast surgery for cosmetic reasons, to correct congenital deformities, or as part of breast cancer treatment. Regardless of the motivation, at the Institute of Facial & Oral Surgery, your safety and satisfaction with the results are paramount.

Types of Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures for women who want to enhance their body profile and cleavage by increasing the size and improving the shape of their breasts. This is achieved through the placement of implants, which can be filled with saline or silicone gel.

During breast augmentation surgery, we make an incision, typically in the fold under breasts or around the areola, to create a pocket either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The implants are then inserted and positioned to achieve the desired outcome. Patients can choose between saline or silicone implants, each with advantages and considerations.

If you are interested in breast augmentation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and provide recommendations based on factors such as your body type, existing breast tissue, and desired outcome at your initial consultation.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, aims to decrease the size of the breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. This procedure can alleviate physical pain, improve posture, and enhance overall body proportions for anyone with oversized breasts that interfere with daily activities.

During surgery, incisions around the areola extend vertically down to the inframammary fold and sometimes horizontally along the fold under breasts. Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and the breasts are reshaped and lifted to achieve a more proportionate appearance.

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you experience physical discomfort such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, or skin irritation beneath the breasts. Dr. Arora employs various techniques depending on each patient’s anatomy and desired outcome, including traditional breast reduction, vertical reduction, and liposuction-assisted reduction.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

If your breasts have begun to sag due to aging, breastfeeding, or weight loss, a breast lift can restore their youthful, perky appearance. This procedure does not significantly alter breast size but repositions the existing tissue for a firmer contour. Dr. Arora makes incisions around the areola, extending vertically down to the inframammary fold in some cases. Excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to achieve a more youthful contour.

Depending on the degree of sagging and your aesthetic goals, different surgical techniques may be utilized, including periareolar lift, vertical lift, and anchor lift.

Breast Reconstruction 

One of the most important forms of breast surgery we perform is breast reconstruction following mastectomy or lumpectomy for breast cancer treatment. Following cancer treatment, breast reconstruction can help improve body image, self-esteem, and overall quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

Breast reconstruction can be achieved using implants, autologous tissue (flap reconstruction), or a combination of both methods. Reconstruction can be performed immediately following mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or delayed until after completion of cancer treatment (delayed reconstruction).

Breast reconstruction can have a profound impact on a woman’s self-image and emotional well-being, and it is essential for patients to have realistic expectations and receive adequate support throughout the process.

Are You Interested in Breast Surgery?

If you are interested in cosmetic breast surgery, your first step is a consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and assess your candidacy for surgery. From there, we will develop a customized treatment plan.

Before surgery, you will undergo pre-operative evaluations and tests, such as blood work, mammograms, and physical examinations, to ensure you are in good health and suitable for surgery. It is essential to understand the potential risks and complications associated with breast surgery, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in breast sensation.

Will I be asleep for breast surgery?

Breast surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation may be an option for certain procedures.

How long does breast surgery take?

It depends on the complexity of the procedure but generally ranges from one to several hours. After surgery, you are monitored closely in the recovery room before being discharged home. You may experience temporary side effects such as nausea, grogginess, and sore throat from anesthesia.

If you are interested in breast surgery and would like to learn more about your options, please contact our office at Institute of Facial and Oral Surgery office Phone Number (703) 729-0077 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arora.