Breast augmentation, through the use of breast implants, has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in San Diego and throughout the world. Breast implants can be used to increase breast size. When one breast is noticeably smaller than its counterpart, a breast implant can bring balance. The effects of pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can take a toll on breast volume. Breast augmentation with implants can restore natural breast volume for a pleasing look and feel.
How Dr. Wheeler places breast implants depends on a woman's anatomy. Breast implants can be inserted through an incision in the armpit, where the breast meets the chest, or insertion can be done near the areola. Dr. Wheeler will take great care to ensure that the minimal scarring associated with the procedure will be as inconspicuous as possible.
Full, attractive breasts that give your figure an eye-catching appearance are possible with breast augmentation. San Diego beaches beckon you to show off in a new bathing suit. The bright lights of the Gaslamp Quarter or the soft lights of a candlelit dinner wait to illuminate your new form in that sexy dress. Contact our office today to learn more about breast augmentation and why San Diego women seeking breast implants choose Dr. Wheeler.
Due to the effects of time, childbirth, and breastfeeding, breasts can lose their natural perk and firmness, and nipples can become enlarged as breasts start to droop. For women in San Diego whose breasts have begun to sag, a breast lift, also called a mastopexy, can rejuvenate the breasts by restoring lift and shape. With a breast lift, the figure gains a more youthful and attractive appearance, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Wheeler performs the breast lift procedure on an outpatient basis at his surgical facility in La Mesa. The procedure generally lasts two to four hours. In the procedure, Dr. Wheeler removes excess tissue to lift and reshape breasts. He repositions the areolas so that they sit higher on the breast, and, if necessary, reduces their circumference.
A breast lift is generally sufficient to give the desired look. However, patients who wish also to increase the size and volume of their breasts may consider breast augmentation with breast implants in addition to the breast lift procedure. In a private consultation, Dr. Wheeler will advise you on how best to achieve the look you seek. Contact our La Mesa office, convenient to all of San Diego, to learn how a breast lift can give you a younger figure.
While many consider large breasts a blessing, those individuals who have overly large breasts know that they can be an imposition. Large breasts are often the source of nagging physical problems. Back and neck pain, breathing problems, and discomfort from bra straps digging into the skin can cause unending discomfort for many women in San Diego with large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate all of these problems.
In a breast reduction procedure, also called reduction mammaplasty, Dr. Wheeler removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce breast size. In addition, he often repositions the nipples so that they sit higher on the breast. He may also trim the areolas to a size aesthetically appropriate for the breasts.
There is no reason to suffer the hardships of having overly large, pendulous breasts. With a breast reduction procedure, Dr. Wheeler can reduce breast size so that the breasts are proportional to the body, thus giving a trimmer, more physically fit appearance. Our San Diego patients report that the breast reduction procedure greatly enhances their physical comfort and markedly improves their self-confidence. To learn more about breast reduction and its benefits, contact our La Mesa office today.
Male Breast Reduction
Men with prominent breasts often go to great lengths to conceal their condition, as comments about large breasts can cause acute embarrassment in the toughest of males. It may be helpful to know that the condition is not unusual. Known as gynecomastia, excessive breast tissue affects a surprising 40 to 60 percent of the male population in San Diego and worldwide. Male breast reduction surgery can reduce breast size for a flat, firm chest.
Gynecomastia is caused by excess fat and glandular tissue. In the male breast reduction procedure, Dr. Wheeler cuts away and removes excess tissue through a small incision made in an inconspicuous area near the breast. If an overabundance of fat is a primary cause of the gynecomastia, Dr. Wheeler may use liposuction to reduce breast size. A typical male breast reduction procedure takes about an hour and a half to complete.
Avoiding locker rooms and the beach no longer has to impinge on any man's San Diego lifestyle. Male breast reduction surgery bestows a trim, well-defined chest that looks good with or without a shirt. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Wheeler to learn more about how a male breast reduction procedure can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence.
Abnormal breast growth can result from genetic pre-disposition, trauma or illness. The result can be complete lack of breast growth, severe asymmetry, uneven shape of the rib cage or constricted (pointed) shape to the breast. These complex issues can be very embarrassing for women to live with. Procedures to improve these are difficult and challenging for the surgeon.
Dr. Wheeler has extensive experience in this area. As you can see, the change can allow women to wear normal clothes and bathing suits without embarrassment.
Our office can provide further information and answer any questions you may have about breast augmentation. San Diego residents can learn more about breast implants, breast reduction, and breast lift procedures when they contact the office of Dr. Ervin Wheeler.