Breast surgery is an area of plastic surgery that focuses on the breast and mammary glands.
This type of surgery may be done for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons. Augmentation and reconstructive surgery may be required following cancer or trauma and cosmetic surgery may be done to improve self-image. Reduction may be done where the breasts are causing pain and limiting mobility.
Tyneside Surgical Services specialises in two main areas of breast surgery:
- Bilateral breast augmentation – this is surgery where both breasts are enhanced through silicone or saline implants
- Bilateral breast reduction – this is surgery where tissue is removed from both breasts to decrease them in size
Your consultant will be able to discuss any safety concerns you have with your treatment and will help you decide if breast surgery is the right course of action for you.