The breasts play a major role in many women’s confidence, and a variety of issues can impact self-esteem as well as physical comfort. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz recognizes that no two bodies are the same and that there’s no “ideal” breast aesthetic for all women, which is why every breast-enhancement procedure he performs is highly customized for the unique patient. With extensive experience performing the full range of breast procedures—including augmentation, reduction and lifts as well as revisional breast surgery—Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz strives to meet each patient’s desired outcomes with the most natural-looking results possible.
Breast-enhancement procedures can improve a wide array of concerns including:
Breast augmentation: Consistently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed year after year, breast augmentation involves the insertion of implants to increase breast size. In addition to the type of implant used, there are several procedure variations (such as incision and implant placement) that allow Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz to create the breasts a woman has always wanted—and he walks each patient through these decisions based on their unique anatomy and breast augmentation goals. Offering saline, silicone and form-stable (“gummy bear”) silicone implants, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz thoroughly explains the nuances of each in order to guide patients to the ideal choice for their body.
Breast implant exchange: The implants a woman chooses in her 20s may no longer fit her lifestyle or desired look in her 30s or beyond. In addition to aesthetics, implant exchange may be necessary to ensure their safety and integrity, especially when older-generation silicone implants have been used and a significant period of time has passed since they were initially inserted. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is well-versed in the specific techniques required for a seamless exchange, which include modifying the existing implant “pockets” so they can accommodate a different size or shape and hold the implants in the proper position.
Breast implant removal: In some cases, a woman may want to have her breast implants removed and opt to not have them replaced. In these instances, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz utilizes advanced techniques to restore a natural-looking breast shape and appearance without the use of implants.
Breast lift: Often performed to correct sagging and loss of volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and the natural aging process, a breast lift involves removing excess tissue and reshaping the breasts to restore a more youthful appearance and position. This procedure can be performed with or without implants depending on the patient’s desired outcomes.
Breast reduction: Disproportionately large breasts can impose both physical and emotional burdens in the form of back pain, interference with physical activity and insecurity about one’s appearance. For a vast majority of patients, breast reduction offers a life-changing solution. By reducing excess tissue and bringing the breasts into proportion with the rest of the body, reduction surgery dramatically improves patients’ comfort and confidence.
Revisional breast surgery: Although breast surgery has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate, complications can occasionally occur. Including excess scar tissue (capsular contracture) that causes a hardening or distortion of breast shape, asymmetry or implants that “bottom out,” Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz often helps patients in need of revisional breast surgery to restore a natural-looking appearance. In many cases, he uses advanced techniques such as creating an “internal bra” with GalaFLEX surgical scaffolding to provide additional bottom and/or side support for implants.
Nipple correction: The areola and nipple are usually addressed during breast lift and reduction procedures to ensure proper proportion with the surrounding breast; however some patients have concerns that are limited to the nipples themselves. The most common is inverted nipples, which can be the result of breastfeeding or genetics. This condition can range from mild to severe, but Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz can surgically correct inverted nipples and restore a more normal-looking breast appearance.
From stubborn fat to excess skin, there are a wide array of body concerns that can be addressed with plastic surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is extensively trained and experienced performing a wide variety of procedures that help improve the body’s contours.
Body-enhancement procedures can improve a wide array of concerns including:
Liposculpting: The terms “liposculpting” and “liposuction” are often used interchangeably, but there are several nuances associated with this surgical body-contouring procedure. The goal of liposuction is the removal of excess fat, and it can be performed to remove fat from virtually anywhere on the body including the abdomen, thighs, flanks and arms, as well as smaller, more targeted spots. “Liposculpture” is a more precise form of liposuction, and this procedure can used to refine specific areas such as the abdomen by enhancing the appearance of muscle definition.
Tummy tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck restores a firm, flat stomach by removing excess skin and tightening underlying muscles. Often performed after significant weight loss or multiple pregnancies, these procedures can range from a limited-excision “mini” tummy tuck to more extensive corrective surgery depending on the level of improvement required to restore a more toned, taut abdominal appearance.
The Mommy Makeover: An extremely popular procedure, the Mommy Makeover includes breast enhancement and tummy tuck surgery in one session. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz customizes the specific approach for each patient based on the level of breast and abdominal correction necessary to address the unique body changes caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Providing dramatic, comprehensive improvement of the breasts and stomach, the Mommy Makeover has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate.
To learn more about surgical breast and body-enhancement procedures or schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz, call 305.563.3030.
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