Breast Procedures | Diehl Plastic Surgery | Raleigh, NC

Dr. Tannan will be seeing breast augmentation, breast lift, implant exchange, breast revision and nipple correction patients*

Breast Augmentation

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 or silicone gel implants are available. It is possible to create a very natural, proportional look! In some cases, combining augmentation with breast lift surgery not only assists to increase breast volume, but helps to provide a perkier, more youthful appearance.

The vast majority of women who recieve breast implants are extremely satisfied with their results. They report an increased sense of self confidence, and find shopping for clothes and wearing them, far more pleasurable.

Visit Tannan Plastic Surgery to learn more about this procedure and schedule a consultation.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast lifts are 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.

As with breast implants, after the procedure you will be bandaged and given a special support bra.  You should be able to return to work after one week while following the precautions, and to most normal activities in two to three weeks. The discomfort can easily be managed with pain medication. Visit Tannan Plastic Surgery to learn more and schedule a consultation.

Breast Implant Exchange and Release of Capsular Contracture

While breast implants can last for many, many years, situations do arise where a second procedure is advisable for cosmetic or medical reasons. Implants may rupture, an asymmetry may develop or a capsular contracture (increased firmness) can also occur due to changes in the scar capsule that naturally forms around the implant.

If you have previous implants that you’re concerned about, the best decision is to make an appointment for a consultation to establish an appropriate action plan. Dr. Tannan will go over all of your breast revision options and help you make an informed decision.

Dr. Cynthia Diehl sees breast implant removal patients. This procedure is also known as explantation, which is performed to change the size and shape of the breast implants, to remove the implants altogether or to address a ruptured implant.

Breast Implant removal is usually performed as an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, and can require an hour or more in surgical time. The removal is made possible by an incision in an inframammary fold or the pre-areolar incision. Patients usually have drains for 3-8 days after the procedure.


Breast Revision Surgery

If your breast have developed  a droopier, long or “tubular” abnormal 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. Dr. Tannan is skilled and experienced in breast correction surgeries, and can work with you to achieve the results you desire.

You are not alone in seeking a medical solution for breast abnormality — the American Society of Plastic Surgery reports that up to five percent of women undergoing breast surgery seek relief for tuberous breast deformity.

Breast correction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It is done through a combination of techniques similar to those used in a breast lift (to achieve a perkier breast appearance) and breast reduction (to remove excess skin and tissue). Breast augmentation is also an option for breast revision patients desiring increased volume, a curvier figure or to balance asymmetrical breasts.

You may be sore for a few days after your breast correction procedure, but soon you will be able to resume most normal activities while following post-operative instructions.

Nipple Correction

Perhaps you like the size and shape of your breasts, but feel your nipple and areola is disproportionately large or puffy. Areola reduction is usually a very simple procedure that can help to correct this lack of aesthetics.

Areolas can look disproportionately large after breast surgery or after childbirth. During surgery, some of the pigmented areola will be removed by making an incision around the outside of the areola. Very large areolas may require a vertical incision to help in fully correcting the issue.

Inverted nipple correction is a simple procedure that can assist in repairing the nipple projection. “Shy” or inverted nipples can come from birth, breast feeding or trauma.

A small incision is created at the base of the nipple, then the fibers are gently spread parallel to the milk ducts. Once the fibers are spread, and the nipple is in an outward, normal position, special sutures are placed inside the nipple to help add reinforcement, and assist in allowing the nipple to retain its projected position.

Recovery time is minimal for both nipple reduction and inverted nipple correction. Most patients can return to their normal activities, including work, within a few days. Visit Tannan Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Shruti Tannan specializes in the following procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Mastopexy / Breast Lift
  • Revision Breast surgery
  • Areola reduction
  • Inverted Nipple Correction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Arm Lift / Brachioplasty
  • Thigh Lift
  • Facelift
  • Necklift
  • Browlift
  • Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty / Nose Job
  • Revision Rhinoplasty

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