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Breast Enhancement Procedures in Birmingham AL

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction and more

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Whether you feel that larger breasts would give you a more attractive new figure or are seeking to reduce breasts that are overly large and heavy, the plastic surgeons and caring staff of Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery offer a number of exciting Breast Enhancement Procedures.

William Hedden MD, Stephen Gunn MD and Joshua Halka MD in Birmingham, Alabama have the knowledge and skills to help you make informed choices and produce the most satisfying results with breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, male breast reduction and breast reconstruction.

Breast augmentation using saline or silicone breast implants is a safe and popular way to enhance your feminine curves and increase your self-confidence. Many breast surgery patients benefit from a more appealing breast contour and are able to wear new styles of clothing and participate in physical activites that weren't previously possible.

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation can enhance your appearance with fuller breasts that have a natural look and feel. Have you dreamed of having the full, shapely breasts that nature didn't give you? Breast augmentation is a safe, increasingly common way to enhance your feminine curves and increase your level of self-confidence.

During the breast augmentation procedure at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery, an incision is made under the breast, around the nipple, above the belly button or under the arm. Breast implants filled with saline at the time of surgery or pre-filled with silicone gel are gently placed under or over the pectoralis muscle. The incision is then closed and left to heal.

Breast augmentation procedures performed by Dr. Hedden, Dr. Gunn and Dr. Halka take about 1 hour to complete. Side effects typically include swelling, bruising, tenderness and a temporary decrease in nipple sensitivity, but most subside within a few weeks.

Breast Augmentation Prices

Saline Breast Implants $2,500 Silicone Breast Implants $3,500

plus nominal facility fee call 205-980-1744

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Breast Lift

The breasts may begin to sag, droop or stretch as we age, losing their fullness and natural elasticity. A Breast Lift, or mastopexy, is an excellent solution to this effect of aging, gently restoring the breasts to their natural, youthful state. A breast lift is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as breast reduction or breast augmentation.

During a breast lift, sagging breasts are raised and reshaped by carefully snipping away excess skin, fat and tissue. The remaining skin is tightened and lifted. The areola and nipple are adjusted for the most natural effect and the breasts are left to heal in their new position. Side effects include scarring, bruising, swelling, general discomfort and loss of sensitivity in the breasts, but most disappear within a few weeks.

Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation

Breast lift is an effective way to obtain a firmer, youthful-looking bustline, but when performed in conjunction with breast augmentation results can be even more amazing. Trimming away excess fat, skin and tissue and lifting the breasts allows for creation of a perfect "built-in bra." This built-in bra is used to place the saline or silicone breast implants in the most natural-looking position possible. The end result of this breast enhancement procedure performed at our Alabama cosmetic surgery practice is full, shapely and perky breasts that look completely natural.

Breast Reduction

Excessively large breasts can make some women self-conscious. They also can be extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient. When women with such curves do find bras that fit, they are often left with indentations in their shoulders from the bra straps. They also might have trouble finding clothing that flatters but doesn't accentuate, and may experience discomfort during exercise and normal day-to-day activities.

Breast Reduction surgery is a safe, permanent way to make the breasts smaller and more proportionate to the body, ultimately increasing a patient's level of comfort and reducing her level of insecurity. During the breast reduction procedure, unnecessary fat, tissue and skin are carefully extracted or trimmed away and the remaining skin is positioned around the newly-shaped breast. Side effects include general discomfort, inflammation, scarring, bruising and tenderness. However, these side effects diminish as the breasts heal.

Male Breast Reduction

Many men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition in which extra fat and tissue accumulates in the chest area and causes the breasts to become enlarged. Gynecomastia — which, though common, is very embarrassing for many men — can be treated with Male Breast Reduction. During this procedure, excess fat is either removed with liposuction through a discreet hole in the areola or the armpit, or removed via a scalpel and liposuction combination technique which requires a small incision. Results are long-lasting, natural-looking and offer an exciting solution for men who are bothered by overly large breasts.

Breast Reconstruction

While saving many lives, mastectomy (breast removal to treat breast cancer) can leave women feeling insecure about their bodies. Breast deformities can take the same toll on a woman's self-esteem. An excellent plastic surgery option, Breast Reconstruction is an involved but effective procedure designed to restore feminine curves and ultimately improve one's level of self-confidence. Typically performed in stages over a 6-month period, breast reconstruction uses either breast implants or the patient's own tissue to fashion a new, realistic-looking breast. Each patient's breast reconstruction treatment plan is personalized to meet her own personal needs.

Breast Implant Exchange

Breast implants, similar to other medical devices, can fail. Implants can break or leak over time. Rupture can occur as a result of injury, during mammography or from no apparent cause. It is also possible to damage an implant at the time of surgery. Ruptured or deflated breast implants cannot be repaired, but must be replaced or removed with a Breast Implant Exchange.

Nipple Reconstruction

The loss of a nipple as a result of mastectomy or lumpectomy does not have to be permanent. Our surgeons in Birmingham AL — Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn and Dr. Joshua Halka — are extensively trained in Nipple Reconstruction, a plastic surgery procedure designed to restore the breast's natural appearance and ultimately increase the patient's self-esteem. During the surgery, skin is grafted from other parts of the patient's body and discreetly molded into place. After healing is complete, the newly created nipple is tattooed to match the color of the natural nipple.

Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

Breast enhancement procedures at Hedden & Gunn include Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift and Breast Reduction with our caring plastic surgeons and medical staff.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
American Society of Plastic Surgeons * American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery *
* Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn
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Questions About Breast Enhancement?

To find out more about Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and Breast Lift in Birmingham, Alabama, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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