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Aesthetic and reconstructive options

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

Our surgeons work as a team to customize your unique contour for maximum appeal and comfort, with emphasis on uniformity of size and shape. Based on your specific needs, we can perform breast reconstruction, augmentation, reduction or lift.

Breast Reconstruction

  • Procedure: Restore breast size and shape using inflatable implants filled with saline or silicone after cancerous areas of the breast have been surgically removed.
  • Length: 1 to 2 hours.
  • Anesthesia: General only.
  • Outpatient: Performed at Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on Founders' Circle. Does not require an overnight stay. Overnight stay is optional at an additional cost for cosmetic patients.
  • Side effects: Temporary soreness, swelling, change  or loss of nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
  • Recovery: Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. No aerobic activity: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.

Breast Augmentation

  • Procedure: Enhance the size of breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline or silicone.
  • Length: 1 to 2 hours.
  • Anesthesia: General only.
  • Outpatient: Performed at Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on Founders' Circle. Does not require an overnight stay. Overnight stay is optional at an additional cost for cosmetic patients.
  • Side effects: Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
  • Recovery: Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. No aerobic activity: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.

Breast Reduction

  • Procedure: Removal of excess breast fat and tissue to correct overdeveloped breast size.
  • Length: 1 to 3 hours.
  • Anesthesia: General only.
  • Outpatient: Performed at Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on Founders' Circle. Does not require an overnight stay. Overnight stay is optional at an additional cost for cosmetic patients.
  • Side effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin. Permanent scars.
  • Recovery: Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. No aerobic activity: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.

Breast Lift

  • Procedure: Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.
  • Length: 1 to 3 hours.
  • Anesthesia: General only.
  • Outpatient: Performed at Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on Founders' Circle. Does not require an overnight stay. Overnight stay is optional at an additional cost for cosmetic patients.
  • Side effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness,  change or loss of nipple sensation, dry breast skin. Permanent scars.
  • Recovery: Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. No aerobic activity: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.