Breast Surgery

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery is a popular choice for our Baltimore area patients. Many women are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of their natural breasts, and breast surgery can help correct these issues so that the patient’s aesthetic goals are met. Whether a woman is unhappy with the size of her breasts (either because they are too big or too small) or she would like to reverse the effects of aging, weight gain, weight loss, or pregnancy, breast surgery can provide an effective and attractive solution that provides long-term benefits. If you are interested in plastic surgery in Baltimore, we can help.

Dr. Ronald Schuster is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is committed to providing the highest standard of care for his breast augmentation patients. You can rest assured that our team of medical professionals will make your comfort, health, and satisfaction our top priority.

Breast Augmentation

Women seeking additional volume or “fullness” in the bust line may benefit from breast augmentation. In a breast augmentation procedure, breast implants (either silicone or saline; breast augmentation cost will depend in part on the type of implant being used) are placed beneath the breast to enhance the size and shape of the patient’s natural bust. Because the implants come in a variety of sizes, this breast surgery technique can be tailored to the patient’s individual wishes. Safe and effective (both silicone and saline implants are approved by the FDA for use in breast augmentation procedures), breast augmentation can dramatically transform a woman’s appearance, boosting her self-confidence, sense of femininity, and self-esteem. If you would like to enhance the size of your breasts, breast augmentation is for you.

Breast Lift Surgery

If you are happy with the size of your breasts but are dissatisfied with their shape or sag, breast lift surgery may be for you. There are a variety of techniques that can be employed during a breast lift procedure, but typically, an incision is placed below the areola that extends downward to the fold of the breast. Once the incision has been made, the nipple will be repositioned (this process typically does not require the nipple be detached, and so does not affect a woman’s ability to breast feed) higher up on the breast and excess skin and tissue will be removed. This process allows us to lift the breasts so that they have a more refined shape and less sag. There may be some residual scarring, but the effects of breast lift surgery will be firmer, shapelier, younger looking breasts.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Overly large breasts can sag significantly, cause back pain, and make a woman feel self-conscious about her body shape. With breast reduction surgery, we can not only reduce the size and weight of the breasts, but refine the shape as well so a woman feels more feminine and confident. Because breast reduction surgery requires the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, there will be some residual scarring, but Dr. Schuster will use his skills to make the scars as inconspicuous as possible. If you suffer pain or discomfort as a result of large breasts, or you are seeking smaller breasts for aesthetic reasons, breast surgery provides a permanent solution that can transform your life.

Male Breast Surgery

Men with enlarged breasts may feel embarrassed by their appearance or self-conscious when working out at the gym or wearing form-fitting clothing. We offer male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia) to meet the needs of our male patients and produce a flatter, firmer chest. Depending on how much excess fat and breast tissue a candidate has, Dr. Schuster will use liposuction and/or surgical excision to reduce the size of the breasts. Many times, he only needs to perform liposuction to remove the excess breast tissue and shape the remaining fat on the chest. In other cases, he incorporates excision techniques to remove excess tissue. Dr. Schuster does his best to keep any scarring from male breast surgery small and inconspicuous. Though there are some risks associated with male breast reduction surgery, the procedure has been proven safe and effective, and is a viable option for men who are unable to rid themselves of excess breast tissue through diet and exercise.

Inverted Nipple Repair Surgery

Nipples that project into the breast rather than outward, known as inverted nipples, can be a source of distress for many women. While breastfeeding is still possible, it requires specialized techniques and/or equipment. In addition, women with inverted nipples may feel self-conscious or embarrassed by the appearance of their breasts and nipples. Dr. Schuster can perform inverted nipple repair surgery to evert the nipple, resulting in a more beautiful, attractive nipple appearance. Dr. Schuster can perform the procedure using various techniques, depending on the severity of the condition.

Learn More about Breast Surgery

We are proud to offer breast surgery in the Baltimore, Maryland area, and would be happy to work with you if you are considering cosmetic surgery. We have witnessed firsthand the impact that breast surgery has on our patients, and take great pride in our treatments. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuster, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.