As our plastic surgeons are members of the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, they each have a high level of knowledge and expertise, and employ the latest surgical techniques. When choosing a breast augmentation surgeon, there is no doubt that experience matters. After undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you want the result to meet or beat your expectations — and not be facing the need for revision surgery to repair damage. While every patient is different, the care with which we perform this procedure could help you avoid some of the pitfalls of a poorly-performed procedure. The procedure, in medical terms, is called an "augmentation mammoplasty. All the details about the procedure will be discussed with you, including where the incisions will be placed, so you are completely educated about what to expect. There are several types of incisions that may be used, including:. The choice of type of surgical procedure will be based upon the type of implant, the size of the implant, the anatomy of the patient, and preference. To place the implant, a "pocket" is created.
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Are you concerned about the appearance of your chest? Have you tried working out at the gym or losing weight, but are still uncomfortable about taking your shirt off at the beach? Do you find yourself wearing loose-fitting shirts? Excess fibrous and fatty tissue that makes a man look as if he has breasts can be an uncomfortable condition. If you took steroids for a while, either for body-building purposes or to treat a medical condition, that could trigger the growth of breast tissue.
Contact Dr. Quigley: Karen Quigley enjoys plastic surgery because it allows her to solve a wide variety of problems with innovative and often technically challenging procedures. Through the years her practice has evolved to include all types of breast surgery, as well as body contouring including procedures such as abdominoplasty, arm and thigh lifts, and liposuction. She also has a special interest in all types of facial rejuvenation surgery and rhinoplasty. Quigley stays current in her techniques by attending meetings and taking courses. A patient's needs are her number one priority. Quigley's consultations are times for her and the patient to get to know one another.
The procedure in surgery can vary, based upon the degree of sagging, drooping, and the need to reshape the existing tissue. When performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon, the results are a dramatic improvement, with the breasts now reshaped and restored to a youthful position on the chest and excess drooping skin removed. For some patients, the nipples must be moved to a higher location on the breasts for a more beautiful result.