Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, in our Edison NJ and Metuchen NJ plastic surgery practice, involves utilizing implants to obtain fuller breasts, to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, or to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.

Why Breast Augmentation?
If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, breast augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Breast augmentation can:
» Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
» Improve the balance of your figure
» Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

What Breast Augmentation Will Not Do:
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation.

Is Breast Augmentation Surgery In New Jersey Right For Me?
Breast augmentation may be a good option for you if:
» You are physically healthy
» You have realistic expectations
» Your breasts are fully developed
» You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
» You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or with aging
» Your breasts vary in size or shape
» One or both breasts failed to develop normally


Breast Implant Removal

There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Breast Implant Removal, that our Edison NJ practice performs. If you are considering breast implant removal surgery to increase or decrease the size your breast implants. Dr. Arkoulakis has experience and specialized training to perform intricate breast surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Arkoulakis realizes how important it is to you that your breasts will be attractive following the breast implant removal process. Whether you are having the implants permanently removed or replacing them with new implants, Dr. Arkoulakis will guide you through the process so the final result is beautiful and natural looking.


Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

Why Get A Breast Lift?
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
» Pregnancy
» Breastfeeding
» Weight fluctuations
» Aging
» Gravity
» Heredity

Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift can reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

What A Breast Lift Won’t Do:
Breast lift surgery in our Edison, NJ practice, does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller or smaller, you might want to consider either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.

Is A Breast Lift Right For Me?
The breast skin can develop stretch marks, the areola can widen in diameter, and the nipple position can lower on the breast over time. A Breast lift with or without breast augmentation in New Jersey can help rectify all of these changes, returning the breasts to a more youthful shape, position, and appearance.
A breast lift is a good option for you if:
» You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
» You do not smoke
» You have realistic expectations
» Want to reduce natural cleavage
» You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
» Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
» When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
» Your nipples and areolas point downward
» You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
» One breast is lower than the other


Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is achieved in Edison NJ through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. Breast reconstruction creates a natural-looking breast using either your own tissues or an implant. There are several different techniques available for breast reconstruction in our Edison, NJ plastic surgery practice. The methodology chosen is ultimately dependent on the patient’s anatomy, medical history, and personal desires. Whether the reconstruction is performed immediately after a mastectomy or later, this procedure can have a very positive impact on your quality of life and emotional stability.

Why Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence and quality of life.

Is Breast Reconstruction Right For Me?
Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself. In addition, it’s important that you feel ready for the emotional adjustment involved in breast reconstruction. Candidates for breast reconstruction in New Jersey include women who have had a mastectomy or who will be having a mastectomy in the future. The reconstruction procedure usually commences immediately after the mastectomy procedures. However, it can be performed days, months or years after the mastectomy, especially if radiation is required as part of the cancer treatment.

Breast Reconstruction Is A Good Option For You If:
» You are able to cope well with your diagnosis and treatment
» You do not have additional medical conditions or other illnesses that may impair healing
» You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for restoring your breast and body image

Breast Reconstruction Can Involve Several Procedures Performed In Multiple Stages. It can:
» Begin at the same time as mastectomy, or…
» Be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments

Who Is A Good Candidate For This Procedure?
There are very few women who are not candidates for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The issue for those seeking reconstruction is which technique is appropriate for you and how to best integrate the reconstruction into your overall treatment plan for the cancer.

What Is The Breast Reconstruction Recovery Like After Mastectomy?
The length of the recovery from breast reconstruction depends on the type of surgery chosen.


Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Why Breast Reduction Surgery?
Enhancing your appearance with breast reduction surgery in Edison, NJ can significantly improve your emotional well-being and increase the confidence in your physical impression. Overly large breasts can cause some women to have both health and emotional problems. In addition to psychological, self-esteem and self-image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort.

The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain. Excessive breast size can also create a number of different medical problems, including back and neck pain, skin irritation, poor posture and shoulder discomfort from bra support straps. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate these problems.

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right For Me?
Breast reduction is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Breast reduction is a good option for you if:
» You are physically healthy
» You have realistic expectations
» You don’t smoke
» You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large
» Your breasts limit your physical activity
» You experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
» You have regular indentations from bra straps that support heavy, pendulous breasts
» You have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
» Your breasts hang low and have stretched skin
» Your nipples rest below the breast crease when your breasts are unsupported
» You have enlarged areolas caused by stretched skin