Over the course of his career, Dr. Gilles Beauregard has performed many varied surgical procedures. He stands out due to his particular abilities with mammoplasty. All his skill in this area is available to you at the Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l'Île-des-Sœurs.
Depending on your case, a breast implant will be inserted or a breast reduction will be performed. Breast reconstruction or remodelling is another type of mammoplasty intervention.
These days, breast implants have a much longer life and are far more resistant to wear. There are different types of implants, including saline and silicone gel. These can be placed behind the mammary gland or the pectoral muscle.
The choice as to the size of the implants is also a critical issue to be addressed with your plastic surgeon. It is important to respect your body’s morphology and your preferences in order to get the bustline you have always dreamed of having. Everything will be discussed during your initial consultation. Many other details, such as the incision area, placement and other technical details about the procedure, will also be provided.
Breast Reduction and Breast Lift
Certain women will opt for a breast reduction when the size of their breasts causes them discomfort, such as severe neck and back aches, spinal deformation, headaches, etc. The procedure consists of reducing the size of the mammary gland. The shape and symmetry of the breasts can thereby be improved.
To give the breasts a more proportional and natural look, the patient can choose to combine breast reduction with a breast lift (also known as mastopexy). This surgery involves the elimination of excess skin. You can however choose the breast lift alone, if the size of your breasts is not an inconvenience, to perfect the overall tone of the chest.
After a mastectomy, whether full or partial, many women choose to undergo reconstructive breast surgery. This surgery aims at restoring the appearance, the shape and feeling of the breasts. Moreover, it is often a very important emotional step for the patient.
The results of the mastectomy will determine the surgical intervention required: the condition of the irradiated and scar tissue, the thickness of the skin, and the size and shape of the breasts are all factors to consider. The intervention often involves the insertion of breast implants and sometimes the use of grafts of natural tissue (skin, fat or muscle from other parts of your body). Everything will be evaluated and discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Beauregard.
Would you like to learn more about mammoplasty in Montreal? To get answers to all your questions about breast augmentation, reduction or reconstruction, about implant techniques, types of implants and their life spans, or any other question about any given treatment, contact us today!