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A very popular procedure, adding a breast implant under the chest muscles and breast tissue to create a proportionate, natural shape. In New Zealand, the choices are between saline and silicone filled breast implants, although even saline implants have a silicone outer shell. Silicone-filled implants are by far the most common implants Mr. Bialostocki uses. Newer designs have a cohesive gel that hold their shape and won't leak. They have been thoroughly researched and most manufacturers now offer extended warranties on their breast implants. Choosing the right size and shape for an individual woman is an art, and there are many options to select from.

This operation reshapes the breast to improve contour in women happy with their breast size, but who want more lift and firmness. The position of nipples and areolae are usually raised to a more aesthetic position. Occasionally this can be combined with a small silicone implant to get the best of both operations. i.e. a breast lift with a small increase in size and improvement in shape.

For women with excessively large breasts, back and shoulder pain and other physical symptoms can be a daily impairment.  Breasts can be out of proportion to the rest of the body, and may impact on involvement in sports and other aspects of life.

A breast reduction is all about putting things into proportion, and can balance out uneven breast sizes.

There are many techniques available for reconstruction of breast defects after surgery for breast cancer. The art is to choose the right technique for an individual woman, taking into account lifestyle, post-operative support and expectations. While an immediate breast reconstruction is ideal, not all breast cancer patients can have an immediate reconstruction because of the type of cancer, and because of the additional treatments that may be recommended such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A delayed breast reconstruction can be undertaken any time after the mastectomy and adjuvant therapy is completed, from a few months later to many years. Usually a complete reconstruction will involve more than 1 operation to achieve an aesthetic breast shape with a nipple reconstruction.

Excessive development of breast tissue in males is actually quite a common condition, affecting up to 50 per cent of males to some degree. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the chest, resulting in a flatter, firmer and better contoured chest. Liposuction is also used as part of the procedure to remove fat tissue through incisions around the areola. Usually male breast reduction surgery can be done as a day-case, although many men choose to stay overnight in a hospital bed. For maximum comfort & safety, the surgery is performed under a General Anaesthetic, administered by an Anaesthetist, in an accredited Private Hospital.