Breast Lift and Reduction Why Choose Dr. Rappaport
As highly favored as large breasts may be in American society, many women suffer undue strain and discomfort when breast size reaches a certain point. Sagging breasts, a condition that can develop as a result of aging or oversized breasts can also be problematic, affecting a woman’s self-esteem. Fortunately, there are breast enhancement procedures designed specifically to correct these problems.
As routine as breast enhancement procedures have become, your surgeon’s level of training and experience will nonetheless determine the quality of results you can expect. Dr. Rappaport has decades of experience in performing cosmetic surgeries, which is something you want to see on a surgeon’s resume. As the founder of the Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rappaport has the qualifications necessary to deliver the superior results you expect.
Breast Lift and Reduction Procedures
Breast Lift Procedure
Mastopexy, the technical term for a breast lift procedure, typically serves more of an aesthetic purpose than a breast reduction procedure. Ultimately, a breast lift works to lift the breast and restore a more youthful profile. The procedure also helps with firming the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening up the surrounding tissue. This includes reshaping and supporting the new breast contour for a natural, balanced appearance.
The end result creates perkier breasts that sit higher on the chest. While a breast lift does involve removing excess skin and tissue, no significant change in breast size occurs. Also, if the areolas have become enlarged over time, this can be corrected during a breast lift procedure. Dr. Rappaport makes it a point to discuss your case in detail with you and lay out the best course of action to bring about the best possible results.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Women with large breasts often experience discomfort from the volume and weight of the breasts. This discomfort may take the form of chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, nerve pain from the added strain or rashes and skin irritations. A breast reduction procedure, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed to reduce breast size and remove excess breast tissue. Excess breast tissue includes fat, redundant skin and glandular tissue.
Breast reductions are performed using general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility. The Houston Center for Plastic Surgery is an outpatient surgical facility that was founded by Dr. Rappaport in 1985. Having an on-grounds surgical facility is one of the many ways the doctor ensures that his patients receive quality attention and care throughout their treatment experience.
Training & Experience Matter
While most every surgical procedure follows standard steps and protocols, the skill of the surgeon plays a pivotal role in determining the quality of the end result. Cosmetic surgery involves making incisions, restructuring muscles and reshaping the body’s contours. These are tasks that require a certain level of training and experience to do well. For these reasons, there’s no overestimating the importance of choosing a surgeon with ample training and field experience.
More than anything else, you want to be sure the surgeon you choose is board-certified in plastic surgery. Dr. Rappaport has been a Houston board-certified plastic surgeon since 1981. Board-certification indicates the doctor has fulfilled certain mandated requirements in the field of plastic surgery, including:
- Completed a minimum of six years surgical training
- Completed a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training
- Attended and graduated from an accredited medical school
- Ongoing continuing education training in the field, on a yearly basis
- Conducts surgery in accredited, state-licensed surgical facilities
Dr. Rappaport has 38 years of experience as a surgeon and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail, which is a necessary skill in order to produce results that look and feel natural. Likewise, Dr. Rappaport’s level of experience equips him to anticipate potential problems and avoid the types of missteps that result in less than satisfactory results.
Benefits of Choosing Dr. Rappaport
While a breast lift and a breast reduction produce different results, both procedures offer specific advantages in terms of safety, satisfaction and long-term effects. Whether you’re considering getting a breast lift, a reduction, or both, with Dr. Rappaport you can expect to see the following benefits:
- Any potential scarring is minor, and incisions are placed in non-visible areas
- Minimal risk for complications
- Breastfeeding is still possible after having one or both procedures
- Increased self-confidence with your new look
- Improved posture
- Ongoing monitoring and care, before, during and after the procedure
Consultation with Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rappaport
Your initial consultation will entail discussing your personal aesthetic goals and desired outcomes from the procedure. After 38 years in practice, Dr. Rappaport understands the importance of taking the time to understand your needs and answer any questions you may have. A physical examination will be conducted, which helps the doctor determine which options will produce the optimal outcome.
From that point, the doctor will devise a personalized treatment plan. The treatment plan will lay out the steps involved in preparing for the procedure as well as post-treatment considerations. Dr. Rappaport will also provide before and after pictures from past procedures to give you an idea of the types of results he delivers. To get started, call the Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at 713-766-5272 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rappaport.