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​​​Breast

The goal of breast enhancement surgery is to help women look and feel their best. There are many variables in determining the appropriate procedure for breast shaping. Many of the procedures address problems with breast shape and size. You may feel that your breasts are too small, too large or not properly contoured. At Kelsey-Seybold, we have several procedures to help address each unique concern, so look no further if you're searching for breast augmentation, breast reduction or other breast enhancement options, including breast implants, in Houston, Texas.

Breast Lift

Mastopexy surgery, also referred to as a breast lift, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Breast lifting can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted. However, breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of breasts or round out the upper part of the breast. If the goal is for breasts to look fuller or smaller, consider other surgical options – such as breast augmentation surgery or breast reduction surgery – in combination with breast lift surgery.

Additional information is available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, including questions to ask your surgeon, breast lifting procedure steps and more.

Breast Lift with Implants

A breast lift (mastopexy) with implants simultaneously raises sagging breasts and increases the patient’s cup size. Plastic surgeons perform the procedure in a similar manner to standard mastopexy surgery. The difference is that the surgeon will also insert a silicone or saline implant beneath the pectoral muscle or mammary gland.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery – or reduction mammaplasty – removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.


Obtain additional information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. It can begin at the same time as mastectomy, or be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments.

Additional information is available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with saline, usually at the time of surgery. Saline implants have been criticized for feeling hard or unnatural, but improved surgical techniques – such as placing the implant behind the chest muscle and slightly overfilling it – have lessened these complaints.

There are three major incision sites: 

  1. Under the breast: inframammary, or in the breast crease.
  2. The nipple-areolar edge: where the generally darker skin of the skin surrounding the nipple, or areola, meets the normal skin of the breast.
  3. Concealed in the armpit: axillary incision.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel – a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Some women feel that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue.

There are three major incision sites:

  1. Under the breast: inframammary, or in the breast crease.
  2. The nipple-areolar edge: where the generally darker skin of the skin .surrounding the nipple, or areola, meets the normal skin of the breast.
  3. Concealed in the armpit: axillary incision.

Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

Breast reduction for men, also known as gynecomastia, is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. It is best performed on:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments.
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users.


Additional information about gynecomastia surgery is available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or a Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeon.

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