Breast Procedures

 
 

Breast Augmentation with Implants

Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a "boob job" by patients, involves the use of breast implants to increase the size of your breasts. The goal of this procedure is to increase fullness and projection of your breasts, achieving a more rounded breast shape and improving natural breast size asymmetry.  During your visit, Dr. Kutzke will discuss your goals and preferences, incision placement, pocket selection, and type of implant. Patient participation in decision making is key to a successful outcome and ultimately, enhancement of patient self-image and self-confidence.

Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Breast implant illness, or BII, is a condition where women experience adverse reactions that may be associated with their implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. The best treatment for BII is removal of the implant and breast capsule surrounding the implant. During your visit,  Dr. Kutzke will discuss your symptoms, incisions, and options available to you to ensure a beautiful, refined result such as a breast lift or fat transfer.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin from your breasts in order to reshape them and give them a more youthful appearance. A woman's breasts may change over time due to age and gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations, and genetic factors. If you want to change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast, Dr. Kutzke may recommend a breast augmentation in addition to a breast lift. In order for you to achieve the best aesthetic result for your breasts,  Dr. Kutzke will discuss your goals and preferences, incisions, bra types and her recommendations based on your exam. 

Transgender Top Surgery

The goal of transgender top surgery is to give transgender individuals the physical appearance and functional abilities of the gender they know themselves to be. During your visit, Dr. Kutzke will discuss your goals and preferences with you as well as the type of surgery she recommends based on your exam, incisions, and preoperative and postoperative care.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin. This procedure allows the breasts to be reduced in size and reshaped to allow for lighter, smaller, and more youthful appearing breasts. Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. This procedure reduces discomfort associated with excessively large breasts. Patient education is key to ultimate satisfaction with this procedure and during your visit, Dr. Kutzke will review the incisions, preoperative, and postoperative care and bra types with you.

Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery,  is performed in order to reduce breast size in men. Gynecomastia is a condition of enlarged breasts in men. This can develop at any age and it can be due to heredity conditions, various diseases, hormonal changes, or the use of certain drugs. The goal of this surgery is to flatten the chest while giving it a more natural, masculinizing look. This can involve removal of excess breast tissue, liposuction, or a combination of both.  During your visit, Dr. Kutzke will discuss your goals and preferences and the options available to you depending on your exam.

Teenage Breast Reduction

Teenage breast reduction is offered to women in teenage years due to increased breast size that may be interfering with activities of daily living or sports. This procedure can provide pain relief  for the patient for the rest of teenage years as well as for the early adulthood, formative years. There is a small chance that due to ongoing growth and increase in breast size, patients may need a repeat breast reduction years later. However, this is uncommon and Dr. Kutzke will discuss it with you further during your visit. In addition to this, Dr. Kutzke will discuss your goals and preferences, incisions, postoperative recovery and timeline to when you can return to regular activities.