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Breast services


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It is not uncommon for a woman to want to change her breast size, shape, or position to achieve a more natural appearance. Reasons for choosing surgery are highly personal and many women consider the option of breast surgery for years before deciding to proceed. Potential candidates should discuss with Dr. Drew the options, risks, and anticipated results of breast surgery.
Patients need to talk with Dr. Drew about the advantages and disadvantages of the various surgical options, including the size of the implant, its surface texture and shape, placement of the incision, and position of the implant.
Key Facts
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of procedure: 1 to 2 hours
Length of stay: Home the same day
Discomfort: Pain is generally significant for a few days but is usually adequately controlled with pain medications
Anticipate: Swelling may last up to 6 weeks, some bruising likely, temporary numbness possible
Final result: Within 3 to 6 months
Breast tissue is held in position by breast skin and tissue. When the breast skin stretches and the volume of breast tissue and fat in the breast decreases, the result is sagging of the breasts and a less youthful appearance. A breast lift can correct breast sagging and raise the position of the nipple/areola. Dr. Drew can also reduce the size the areola during the procedure. Breast size and skin quality are determining factors in breast appearance following surgery. It is important for patients to discuss their expectations for the surgery with Dr. Drew.
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Key Facts
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of procedure: 3 to 4 hours
Length of stay: Home the same day
Discomfort: Moderate, controlled with prescription medications
Anticipate: Bruising up to 2 weeks and swelling up to 6 weeks
Final result: About 6 months scars improve over 12 to 18 months
Breast Reconstruction:

Reconstruction with implants:
Following a mastectomy, Dr. Drew begins the reconstruction process by placing a tissue expander beneath the muscles of the chest wall. The patient then receives a series of injections of saline into the expander as an outpatient until the desired breast size is achieved. The expander is then removed and a permanent implant, either silicone or saline, is placed. This procedure can take up to one year to complete.
Reconstruction with the patient's tissue:
Breasts can also be reconstructed using a patient’s tissue. Often the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) muscle is used with the overlying abdominal tissue. Other tissues that can also be used include the latissimus dorsi from the back or the gluteal muscles from the buttocks.

Reconstruction of the nipple and areola:
After initial surgery with either an implant or the patient’s tissue, the nipple and areola can be reconstructed. A mound of tissue if made from nearby skin to create a nipple, which is then surrounded by tattooed coloration.
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Business Hours:
Mon - Tue: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed: 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thu - Fri: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Payment Options:
Financing Available.
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Contact Information:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Inc.
G. Stephenson Drew, M.D.
820 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 1A
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-724-7288
Website: http://www.gsdrewmd.com