About Dr. Patrick V. Graham
Dr. Graham attended the New York Medical College at Valhalla, New York. He is a Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and American Board of Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery.Dr. Graham moved to Boca Raton and began the Graham Plastic Surgery Center. He is well respected locally as well as nationally for exceptional plastic and reconstructive surgery.
• Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgeons
• Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery
• New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
• Medical University of South Carolina - Plastic Surgery
• Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat - Otolaryngology
• St Luke's Hospital - General Surgery
• American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
• American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Palm Beach Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Boca Raton Community Hospital
• Delray Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center
• Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
Breast augmentation surgery is performed to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast. If you often wish that your breasts were larger or shapelier, breast augmentation may be the right choice for you. Women who feel that their breasts are too small, or want to restore the volume of their breasts after pregnancy often
opt for breast augmentation to feel more feminine and attractive. Breast augmentation surgery also can be done to correct asymmetry, when one breast is noticeably larger than the other. Breast augmentation has seen itself through times of controversy and, thankfully, is now more widely accepted. Although a very personal decision, breast implant surgery should never be undergone for reasons other than your own self fulfillment. If a patient has realistic expectations knowing that the surgery can bring improvement, but not perfection, and has fully accepted the possible risks and responsibility, breast augmentation can be a very rewarding experience. Breast augmentation surgery, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast for a number of reasons:
- To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
- Weight loss has changed the size and shape of her breasts
- To correct a reduction in breast volume and firmness after pregnancy.
- To balance a difference in breast size.
- Dresses that fit well around hips are often too large at the bustline.
- As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
- Woman feels self-conscious wearing a swimsuit
By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman's bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. For women considering breast augmentation surgery, this page will give a basic understanding of the implant procedure. Please ask Dr. Graham if there is anything you don't understand about the surgery.
• Breast Lift
A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure by restoring the position and shape that is often lost as gravity takes its toll. In breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, the breasts are raised, the nipples are repositioned and the areolas may be reduced in size. The breast lift procedure raises and recontours loose, sagging breasts. Frequently, a woman elects this surgery after losing a considerable amount of weight, or losing volume and tone in her breasts after having children. If you have lost breast volume over the years and
you want more fullness, implants may be inserted during the breast lift surgery to increase breast size. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure buy restoring the lift and shape that it is often lost as gravity takes its toll. You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if you have any of the following conditions:
- Breasts are pendulous, but are a size that is satisfactory to you.
- Breasts lack substance or firmness.
- Nipples and areolas point downward, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease.
• Breast Reduction
If you have large breasts that limit your physical activity and cause pain, breast reduction may be right for you. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with a woman's body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. In general, breast reduction surgery will not only correct the functional symptoms associated with large breasts,
but will also result in better proportioned breasts, enhancing a woman's body image and self-confidence.Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of large pendulous breasts that are disproportionate to a woman's body and can cause physical pain. Technically called reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction improves breast size, shape and the associated conditions of large breasts that include:
- back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of excess breast tissue
- shoulder discomfort and indentation from bra straps that support heavy, pendulous breasts
- restricted physical activity due to breast size and the associated discomfort
- skin irritation beneath the breast crease
- sagging, stretched skin and a low breast profile where, when unsupported, the nipple rests below the breast crease
- an enlarged areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) caused by stretched skin
Breast reduction can be performed unilaterally (on one breast) or bilaterally (on both breasts). It is
generally considered a reconstructive procedure and maybe covered by health insurance when it is performed to relieve medical symptoms. Many insurers define breast reduction surgery as reconstructive based on the amount of tissue that will be removed. However, pre-certification is often required for reimbursement or coverage.
Breast reduction surgery can be performed at any age; however it is best performed when the breasts are fully developed. Because significant amounts of breast tissue are removed, breast reduction surgery may impair the ability to breast feed. changes in the breast during pregnancy can alter the outcomes of previous breast reduction surgery, as can significant weight fluctuations.
· Implant Replacement
· Body Contouring
· Surgery of the Face