If you are considering breast reduction you already know the physical and psychological toll overly-large breasts can take. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, and breathing problems are only part of the equation. A disproportionate figure and the inability to find well-fitting, complimentary clothing can lead to dissatisfaction and diminished self-esteem. Breast reduction has a very high patient satisfaction because the size of the breasts can be very inhibiting both physically and emotionally. We regularly hear patients tell us that they have more self-confidence and are able to exercise more easily. This, coupled with greater ease finding clothing, results in a high patient satisfaction and generally healthier lifestyle.
Many patients in the Raleigh area have enjoyed their implants but would like to return to a natural size or shape or have had issues with the implants and would like to have them removed. Breast implant removal is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the situation, a part of the capsule or the entire capsule is removed during the surgery. Sometimes the implant and capsule are removed together as one entity, called an “en bloc” removal.
Women choose breast augmentation for several reasons. While certain patients feel their breasts are too small for their frame, or don’t reflect their natural femininity, other patients seek breast implants to balance uneven breasts or regain volume after weight loss or pregnancy. Both saline and silicone gel implants are available. It is possible to create a very natural, proportional look!
Breast lift is ideal for women who have some sagging (ptosis) due to weight loss, pregnancy or aging. The technique used will depend on your body type, and the type and degree of volume loss. During your consultation, Dr. Tannan will discuss your options and determine the optimal technique. Some patients need a breast implant with the lift for optimal results.
If you have “shy” or inverted nipples that you have had from birth, from breast feeding, or from trauma, inverted nipple correction is a simple procedure that can assist in repairing the nipple projection.
If your breast developed such that they are “droopier”, long or “tubular” and lack a normal shape, you may have tuberous or constricted breast deformity. Luckily, this condition can be improved through a combination of procedures that can give you breasts that are more lifted and fuller. Raleigh plastic surgeon Dr. Tannan is skilled and experienced in breast correction surgeries and can work with you to achieve the results you desire.
While Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is a common condition, it is rarely talked about. Embarrassed males often limit their activities, and try to wear clothing that conceals the condition. Male breast reduction surgery is a simple procedure which assists in the reduction of excessive glandular tissue or fat and help to create a more masculine chest contour.
Dr. Diehl is driven by the desire to better the lives of her patients. Dr. Diehl is one of the few female and Spanish-speaking plastic surgeons in Raleigh. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was previously certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Diehl is trained in cosmetic facial, breast, and body procedures, including SmartLipo MPX, an FDA approved laser liposuction technology. She also provides non-surgical cosmetic treatments including CoolSculpting®, Thermi®, miraDry®, and injectables to patients in Raleigh and the surrounding area.MEET DR. CYNTHIA DIEHL