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Breast Surgery at Plastic + Hand

Both women and men choose breast surgery for a variety of reasons. Whether it is due to pregnancy or weight loss, small or large breasts, or the after effects of mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast surgery can help restore peace-of-mind.

With training from the country’s top medical centers, Plastic + Hand surgeons have the depth of experience and skills necessary to perform your breast surgery safely and successfully…all right here in Maine.

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What types of breast surgery do you offer?

If you’re considering breast surgery for either cosmetic appearance or to help with medical issues, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified breast surgeons in Maine. 

Our board-certified surgeons are the most trusted team for breast surgery across all procedures including:

Breast Augmentation

OUR PLASTIC + HAND SURGEONS LEAD BREAST AUGMENTATION MAINE PROCEDURES

If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery for cosmetic appearance to boost your self-esteem, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified breast augmentations surgeons in Maine.

After pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or aging, you may have lost the shape and volume of your breasts. If you’re seeking cosmetic breast augmentation surgery, you might want your breasts to be more full, proportional to your body, or to reverse the effects of breastfeeding or aging. 

Most healthy women who are dissatisfied with the shape and fullness of their breasts are candidates for breast augmentation. The first step is to discuss your breast augmentation options with your Plastic + Hand surgeon, including what type of breast implant is best for you, and which type of breast implant placement is most appropriate.

While there are many reasons to seek breast augmentation procedures (notably achieving fuller and more youthful breasts while regaining your self-confidence), our best breast augmentation surgeons in Portland, Maine, will work with you on realistic expectations prior to the surgery. 

It’s time to discover the results you’ll love.The first step begins here. Call us at 207-775-3446, or submit this request form, to schedule your consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator to determine whether breast augmentation is right for you.

Breast lift (mastopexy)

OUR PLASTIC + HAND SURGEONS ARE THE MOST TRUSTED TEAM FOR BREAST LIFT MAINE PROCEDURES

If you’re considering breast lift (mastopexy) surgery for cosmetic appearance to boost your self-esteem, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified breast lift surgeons in Maine.

After pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or aging, you may have lost the firmness and/or contour of your breasts. If you’re seeking breast lift surgery, you might want your breasts to be more firm or proportional to your body. 

Most healthy women who are satisfied with the size of their breasts, but not with their shape or firmness, are candidates for a breast lift. The first step is to discuss your breast lift options with your Plastic + Hand surgeon, including if breast augmentation (breast implants) in conjunction with a breast lift, is the best option to restore volume with an improved shape. 

While there are many reasons to seek breast lift procedures (notably achieving firmer and more youthful breasts while regaining your self-confidence), our leading breast lift surgeons in Portland, Maine, will work with you on realistic expectations prior to the surgery. 

It’s time to discover the results you’ll love.The first step begins here. Call us at 207-775-3446, or submit this request form, to schedule your consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator to determine whether a breast lift is right for you.

Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty)

OUR PLASTIC + HAND SURGEONS ARE THE MOST TRUSTED TEAM FOR BREAST REDUCTION MAINE PROCEDURES

If you’re considering breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) to alleviate symptoms, bring your body in better proportion, or boost your self-esteem, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified breast reduction surgeons in Maine. 

If your breast size is excessively large in proportion to your body size and you may experience symptoms (i.e., back and neck pain, shoulder irritation from bra straps, rashes and infections, and impacted participation in various activities), breast reduction surgery is a functional procedure designed to alleviate these symptoms by removing excess breast tissue while reshaping and lifting breasts to be in better proportion with your body.

During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your medical history; your breast lift surgery expectations; the limitations and risks of surgery; the indications and outcomes of surgery; and the placement of incisions during surgery. You will have an examination of your breasts and skin quality, and measurements of nipple and areola position will be taken. 

Generally, insurance will cover breast surgery that is deemed medically necessary, like a breast reduction surgery. However, not all breast reductions are medically necessary, and your insurance company will make this decision. In determining if a breast reduction will be covered by insurance, this primarily requires proof of symptomatic macromastia (e.g., when large breasts cause pain and other physical problems) which can be proven with supportive documentation outlined on our breast reduction page.

While there are many reasons to seek breast reduction procedures (notably a new appearance with smaller, shapelier breasts, and an improved quality of life without the pain and symptoms of disproportionately large breasts), our leading breast reduction surgeons in Portland, Maine, will work with you on realistic expectations prior to the surgery. 

It’s time to discover the results you’ll love. The first step begins here. Call us at 207-775-3446, or submit this request form, to schedule your consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator to determine whether a breast reduction is right for you. 

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

OUR PLASTIC + HAND SURGEONS ARE THE MOST TRUSTED TEAM FOR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION MAINE PROCEDURES

If you’re considering breast reconstructive surgery after medical treatment, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified breast reconstruction surgeons in Maine.

In fact, Plastic + Hand surgeons are actively involved with the Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Southern Maine Health Care Breast Centers, providing urgent consultations for women with a new diagnosis. They attend the tumor boards at these centers and participate in the multidisciplinary care decisions required to provide our breast cancer patients with the very best outcomes.

For more than 35 years, Plastic + Hand surgeons have provided reconstructive care for women with breast cancer. Typically, breast reconstruction occurs during or soon after a mastectomy (or lumpectomy). However, it can also be done months, or even years, afterwards. What’s important is that whenever it happens, it happens because you are ready.

The techniques for immediate and delayed reconstruction continue to evolve and improve, and today a wide range of reconstructive options are available, including: 

  • Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery: If your breast reconstruction surgery was done years ago, you should know that advancements have been made to breast reconstruction techniques. Plastic + Hand surgeons are trained in the latest advancements to help you look, feel, and move better.
  • Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Using your own tissue for breast reconstruction enables the breast to look and behave more like natural breast tissue. While Plastic + Hand has the expertise to provide autologous breast reconstruction, many hospitals in Maine and across the country do not.  

Before your breast reconstruction surgery, you will meet with your Plastic + Hand surgeon to discuss each of the available options for reconstruction. Choices include using your own tissue, using prosthetic materials, or a combination of the two. 

If a partial mastectomy will be performed, procedures on the opposite (non-cancer) breast are often required to optimize symmetry. No matter what is needed, our surgeons will set up an individualized plan to fit your unique needs.

Our leading breast reconstruction surgeons in Portland, Maine, will work with you every step of the way. Our Plastic + Hand surgeons also regularly attend and participate in local and national conferences to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive reconstructive care for our patients.

It’s time to discover the results you seek, offered with the respect and compassion you deserve. The first step begins here. Call us at 207-775-3446, or submit this request form, to schedule your consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator to determine whether a breast reconstruction is right for you.

With a Plastic + Hand surgeon, you’ll get the results you want with the respect you deserve…all right here in Maine.

What breast surgery is right for me?

While there are many reasons to seek breast surgery, we have the best breast surgeons in Portland, Maine, that will first listen to what you need. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your medical history, your breast surgery expectations, and set realistic goals for your breast surgery. Your Plastic + Hand surgeon will then recommend the breast surgery procedure that will offer the best results for your desired outcome.

Will insurance cover my breast surgery?

Generally, insurance will cover breast surgery that is deemed medically necessary, like a breast reduction surgery. However, not all breast reductions are medically necessary, and your insurance company will make this decision. Insurance does not cover cosmetic breast surgery procedures like a breast augmentation or a breast lift.

What breast size is right for me?

The ultimate goal for breast surgery is to create a breast size that is proportional to your body. In determining the right proportional size, most surgeons will not guarantee a cup size, but instead will work closely with you on achieving the best breast size and shape that gives you the appearance (and/or helps alleviate symptoms) that you want.

Getting ready for breast surgery

Before your breast surgery, you will meet with your surgeon and discuss the limitations and risks of surgery, the indications and outcomes of surgery, and the placement of incisions during surgery. In addition, you will have an examination of your breasts and skin quality, and measurements of nipple and areola position will be taken.

As with all surgery, it’s important to discuss the following with your surgeon:

  • Medications you take
  • What your expectations are
  • Previous surgery
  • Family history and any results of mammograms
How long does it take to recover from breast surgery?

Breast surgery recovery varies by procedure and by individual patients. While general recovery expectations are outlined on our breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction pages, your Plastic + Hand surgeon will work closely with you on short- and long-term recovery guidance.

How much is breast surgery?

You’ll first discuss your breast surgery procedure options with your Plastic + Hand surgeon. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your medical history, your breast surgery expectations, and set realistic goals for your breast surgery. Your Plastic + Hand surgeon will then recommend the breast surgery procedure will offer the best results for your desired outcome.

After this personalized consultation, our Patient Care Coordinator will prepare a cost estimate that is specific to your upcoming breast surgery procedure. Costs vary by breast surgery procedure, but all estimates include pre- and post-op visits, anesthesia, and use of the surgery facility. Our Patient Care Coordinator will also discuss payment options with you.

OUR PLASTIC + HAND SURGEONS ARE THE MOST TRUSTED TEAM FOR BREAST SURGERY PROCEDURES IN MAINE

If you’re considering breast surgery for either cosmetic appearance or to help with medical issues, our Plastic + Hand team has the most qualified breast surgeons in Maine. 

With training from some of the top medical centers in the U.S. (including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UCSF, Mayo Clinic), Plastic + Hand surgeons have the depth of experience and skills necessary to perform your breast surgery safely and successfully in the comfort of our accredited Plastic + Hand Surgery Center located on-site here in Portland, Maine.

It’s time to discover the results you’ll love. The first step begins here.

Schedule time to talk with us

Each and every patient is unique. It’s important to us that we listen to our patients from the outset, so a consultation with our experienced Patient Care Coordinator is the first step in determining whether breast surgery is appropriate for you.

Call us at 775-3446 to schedule a consult. Questions? Click here to learn more!

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