For women who are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or position of their breasts, Dr. O'Brien offers a number of cosmetic breast surgery options including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. He also performs reconstructive breast surgery for patients who have lost a breast due to cancer.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed on women desiring fuller, shapelier breasts. The procedure can help patients achieve a more balanced, proportionate figure and often leads to improvements in self-image and self-confidence. Breast augmentation involves the surgical insertion of breast implants either directly below the breast tissue or below the pectoral muscle. Every breast augmentation procedure performed is tailored to meet the patient's specific aesthetic needs. Dr. O’Brien encourages his patients to consider their own desires, rather than the desires of others, when deciding whether breast augmentation is right for them.

Breast Augmentation Before and After

Breast Lift

Due to breast feeding, weight loss, or the normal aging process, a woman’s breasts may begin to lose their youthful shape and sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and reposition the breasts. Depending upon the needs of the patient, a breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.

Mastopexy Before and After

Breast Reduction

In addition to negative body image, women with excessively large breasts often experience physical discomfort such as back, neck, and shoulder pain and skin rashes. These problems may lower a woman's quality of life by impairing her ability to lead an active lifestyle. Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess skin and breast tissue to achieve a breast size more in proportion with the woman's body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Breast Reduction Before and After

Breast Reconstruction

For a woman who has lost a breast due to breast cancer or another disease, breast reconstruction can be both physically and emotionally rewarding. Typically performed in stages, the process can begin at the time of mastectomy or may be delayed until after the completion of additional cancer treatments. You can learn more about your breast reconstruction surgery options during a consultation with Dr. O'Brien.

Breast Reconstruction Before and After

For more information about breast procedures, contact Dr. O’Brien’s office.

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O’Brien Plastic Surgery:
Kevin M. O'Brien, MD
Birmingham Location
2022 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Ste 210

Birmingham, AL 35209
Tel: (205) 879-2160

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