Breast Surgery

Aesthetics Plastic Surgery located in Richmond and Sommerville Court, Midlothian, VA
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Breast Surgery services offered in Richmond and Sommerville Court, Midlothian, VA

The way your breasts look may affect the appearance of your physique and your self-confidence. Breast surgery offered at the offices of Stephen M. Chen, MD, in Midlothian and Richmond, Virginia, can help refine the shape of your breasts whether you find them too small, large, or droopy. Call today or schedule an appointment online to find out how breast surgery can balance your overall figure.

Breast Surgery Q & A

What types of breast surgery do you offer?

Breast surgery can profoundly affect your appearance, comfort, and confidence. Dr. Chen offers several ways to refine the look of your breasts: 

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation uses silicone or saline implants to enhance your breasts’ shape and size. Dr. Chen may also use fat grafting for a more naturally enhanced breast size. 

Breast lift


Your aesthetic concern may not be about your breasts’ size but their profile. If you have breasts that are sagging due to breastfeeding or weight loss, a breast lift raises their position to give you a more youthful, perky chest. During a breast lift, Dr. Chen also lifts the position of your areolas and nipples.


A lift doesn’t change your breasts’ shape or size, but is often combined with augmentation.

Breast reduction


Overly large breasts may be uncomfortable and interfere with your daily life. Dr. Chen performs breast reduction surgery to reduce excess tissue.

Am I a good candidate for breast surgery?


Women 18 years or older are eligible for breast surgery. Good candidates are also in generally good health and don’t smoke. Smoking makes it harder for your body to heal.


During your consultation, Dr. Chen reviews your aesthetic concerns and evaluates your current breasts. Then together, you’ll discuss how a different cup size or position could help you feel more comfortable and confident in your body. 

What should I expect during and after breast surgery?


The details of your surgery depend on the goals of your procedure. Dr. Chen performs breast surgery while you’re under general anesthesia, and he places incisions in less prominent locations to minimize the appearance of scarring. He finishes by dressing the incision sites and placing small tubes to facilitate drainage of excess fluid and blood. 


After you’ve come out of anesthesia and your vitals are stable, Dr. Chen sends you home to continue recovery. Breast surgery rarely requires an overnight stay. 


You’ll have swelling and soreness for several weeks after surgery. Dr. Chen may provide you with a compression bandage to support your healing chest. Use over-the-counter or prescription pain medications to manage discomfort. 


Most patients can return to work within a few weeks but should refrain from vigorous physical activity until cleared by Dr. Chen. 


To learn more about your breast surgery options, call one of the offices of Stephen M. Chen, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.