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MUSC Health Plastic Surgery

Breast Surgery

Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)

  • Saline implants
  • Silicone implants
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery three weeks

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

  • Removing excess skin (and sometimes breast tissue) to lift,  restore shape, and firm the breasts
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery three weeks

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)

  • Removing excess skin and breast tissue to reduce neck and back pain
  • Some insurance companies will cover procedure based on your symptoms and the amount of breast tissue removed
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery two to four weeks

Breast Reconstruction

  • MUSC Health Advanced Breast Reconstruction Program
  • Patients with breast cancer after mastectomy or with partial breast defects
  • Patients born with small or absent breasts
  • Patients with breast asymmetry
  • Most insurance companies will cover breast reconstruction
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery varies on procedure chosen

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

  • Removal of breast tissue by incisions or liposuction
  • Operating room procedure
  • Recovery varies on procedure chosen