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Breast Procedures Breast Procedures in San Ramon, CA

Breast ProceduresDr. Michelle Place performs a number of breast procedures in San Ramon. Our breast appearance can impact the way we dress or how we feel about our body image. Some women struggle with confidence after breastfeeding. Even men with gynecomastia experience embarrassment and body-image issues.

Luckily, we provide a number of options to adjust the breast area. These procedures are customized to match each patient’s preferences and goals.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can benefit those who want to add more volume to their breasts. The procedure involves placing saline or silicone implants to increase breast size and projection. Implants come in various shapes, sizes, types, profiles, and textures. Dr. Place will work with each patient to select their ideal breast implants based on their needs and goals.

Breast Lift

People who want to address their drooping breasts can have a breast lift, or mastopexy. A breast lift procedure involves restoring the youthful shape and perkiness of the breasts. The procedure can be done without implants or combined with implants as an augmentation mastopexy. A number of incision patterns may be used depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed.

Breast Reduction

Health issues like chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain can be experienced due to large breast size. It can also be difficult to play sports and perform other physical activities. Patients who want to reduce their breast size can undergo a breast reduction procedure. During a breast reduction, excess glandular tissue and fat are removed, along with excess skin, and the breasts are reshaped.

Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Breast implant revision surgery can be performed to improve a number of aesthetic and health issues after a breast augmentation. After getting breast implants, some patients may want to change their breast implant size. Issues like capsular contracture may also develop. Additionally, there are cases where an implant must be replaced due to rupture.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is typically performed after breast cancer surgery or to correct a birth defect. It restores the natural appearance of the affected breast. The procedure is highly individualized for each patient and may involve flap reconstruction or placement of a breast implant.

Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia (oversized male breasts) can be a source of insecurity and shame for many men. Male breast reduction can be performed to remove “man boobs” and restore the masculine appearance of the chest. This procedure involves removal of excess skin, glandular breast tissue, and/or excess fat as needed.

The Cost of Breast Procedures

The cost of breast procedures depends on the details of each individual case. Price varies based on factors like the exact procedure being performed, the techniques involved, and anesthesia fees.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Do I Choose the Right Size and Type of Breast Implants?

There are two main kinds of implant material: silicone and saline. During your consultation, Dr. Place will help you choose which type you’ll need for your procedure, along with the shape and size, to achieve a natural and proportionate look.

Can Breast Surgery Affect My Ability to Breastfeed?

This depends on the type of surgery performed, the presence of damage to the nerves or milk ducts. As a general rule, if the incisions are made away from the nipple area, you won’t have a problem breastfeeding, but if it’s nearer, your ability to breastfeed might be affected. Any surgery that involves cutting through breast tissue can affect milk production or flow.

Will Breast Surgery Leave Scars?

Dr. Place is a highly skilled surgeon who strategically places incisions in discreet areas, so you won’t see or feel them right away. Over time, as well, you’ll notice that your scars fade away, especially with proper care. Be sure to follow our post-operative instructions to have a successful healing process and scar formation.

Can Breast Procedures Be Combined with Other Surgeries?

Yes! For example, you can combine an abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” with any of our breast procedures. It’s best to talk with Dr. Place to give you a better idea of what combinations will work best for your concerns.

How Can I Maintain My Results After Breast Surgery?

Follow Dr. Place’s post-operative care instructions–especially during the first few weeks after the procedure, work towards a better lifestyle, and have regular checkups. Other practices include:

  • Maintaining a stable weight to avoid significant changes to the shape and size of your breasts
  • Wearing proper support, especially during physical activities
  • Avoiding smoking – this negatively affects skin elasticity
  • Being mindful of your body as you age

Get in Touch

To find out more about breast procedures in San Ramon, contact our office today for a consultation. Dr. Place will be happy to answer all questions.


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