Breast Procedures

From augmentation to reconstruction, UPMC Hamot's plastic surgeons offer several procedures for both cosmetic and medical purposes. We also perform surgery to treat gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement.


​Types of breast surgery ​You are a candidate for this procedure if:
Breast augmentation and breast lift
  • ​You feel that your breasts are too small.
  • One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.
  • You have lost a significant amount of weight.
  • Your breast appearance changes after pregnancy.
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward.
Breast reconstruction using implants or natural tissue
  • ​You are medically appropriate for reconstruction.
  • You had breast cancer that has been appropriately treated with mastectomy or lumpectomy.
  • You are not a smoker.
Breast reduction
  • ​You feel your breasts are too pendulous and heavy.
  • You suffer from neck, shoulder, tension headaches, or back pain.
  • Your bra straps leave grooves in your shoulder.
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward.
  • You are troubled by rashes in the crease under or between the breasts.


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