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Breast Procedures

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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.

Breast augmentation and breast lift

You are a candidate for this procedure if:

  • 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 a candidate for this procedure if:

  • 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 are a candidate for this procedure if:

  • 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.