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Breast Procedures

Breast enhancement is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, and it can dramatically affect your self-esteem, making you feel better about your whole body. From extremely popular breast augmentation and breast lift procedures to breast reduction and implant revision surgery, Dr. David Horvath, puts his scientific and artistic abilities to work to help patients improve their appearance and increase their self-confidence. As a participant in multiple clinical studies related to breast implants and a veteran of several years at the Cleveland Clinic, where he focused strongly on breast enhancement procedures, Dr. Horvath is uniquely positioned to offer superior results to all his patients.

 

 

Breast Reconstruction


Women who have undergone a mastectomy know what a traumatic experience losing one or both breasts can be. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery has advanced tremendously over the last few decades, and reconstructive breast surgery can dramatically improve the look and feel of your bust-line after a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is a permanent aesthetic enhancement that can restore feminine curves and boost your self-confidence.

Reconstruction can be done immediately, at the time of mastectomy, or can be delayed until after you heal. Dr. Horvath will reconstruct the affected breast based upon the best treatment plan for you. This can include a breast implant-supported reconstruction, or a custom-designed new breast created from your own tissue. Women who have had a mastectomy or other breast deformity have a range of options to restore the symmetry of the breast area, and hopefully, feel more secure about their appearance.

Tram Flap

For this breast reconstruction procedure, Dr. Horvath will make a flap in the lower abdominal area and transplant excess skin, fat, and muscle to the breast site. He will then stitch the abdominal area closed. This will leave a horizontal scar, but will also tighten the abdomen, similar to a tummy tuck. A new breast is created from the excess tissue. This is a major surgical procedure, and requires several days of hospitalization. However, the patient should feel more comfortable within two weeks, and be able to get on with her normal routine by the end of six weeks.

Latissimus Flap

The latissimus flap procedure begins with the creation of a flap on the outer back. The latissimus dorsi muscle, along with excess skin and fat, is then rotated forward to the breast site. Then, Dr. Horvath will place a breast implant under the flap and stitch the back and the breast closed. The latissimus flap procedure is considered major surgery, requiring several days of hospitalization. The patient will experience some discomfort during the healing process, with about a six-week recovery period.

Implant Reconstruction

This breast reconstruction technique involves placing an expander below the chest muscles. The expander is periodically injected with saline over the course of several weeks, which expands the overlying skin. The expander is then replaced with a breast implant like those used for breast augmentation.

Contact Dr. Horvath for more information about breast reconstruction or to schedule an initial consultation to find out what the best course of action will be for you.

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Tubular Breast Correction


In patients with tubular breasts, the breasts are small and tube-like in shape, making the areola and nipples appear enlarged with very little breast tissue in the lower half of the breast. This causes a high, tight breast crease. Dr. Horvath can usually correct tubular breasts by making small incisions inside the breast that can allow the tight breast tissue to spread into a more pleasing shape. In most cases, Dr. Horvath may also recommend a breast implant to provide the missing fullness in the lower half of the breast. After the procedure, the breast is usually much better proportioned and there are typically no visible scars. In more serious cases of tubular breasts, Dr. Horvath may recommend a breast lift.

Tubular breast correction surgery typically takes about three hours to perform under general anesthesia and sometimes requires two surgeries at three-month intervals. Some swelling and bruising may be present after surgery, but it should fade within two to three weeks, at which point patients should be able to return to their normal routines.

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Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia

Some studies show that up to 60 percent of men are affected by gynecomastia, a condition in which excessive fat or glandular tissue builds up in the breasts. It can make men feel very self-conscious, but there is a remedy. Dr. Horvath can remove the excess fat and tissue to create a firmer, more masculine chest contour. Treatment may vary depending on the cause of gynecomastia. Dr. Horvath will generally use liposuction to remove the excess, although some patients may warrant a more invasive procedure. Dr. Horvath will go over all of your options to determine the best treatment for you.

Contact Dr. David Horvath

Contact Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center near Philadelphia at 215-884-2880 to learn more about aesthetic breast surgery, including breast reduction and revision surgery. We treat patients from throughout Montgomery County, including Doylestown, Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown, and Willow Grove. Dr. Horvath is a true expert in the field of breast enhancement; trust him to help you improve the contour of your bust.

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