October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; an annual campaign to keep awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Pink ribbons are everywhere and we are all encouraged to “shop pink” to help support the campaign. But beyond October, breast cancer, and the color “Pink”, many men and women face issues with their breasts and do not know where to go for help. North of Boston, KayaKalp Aesthetics in Beverly, continues to help patients with various breast challenges.
KayaKalp offers the following breast surgical services: Breast Augmentation /Enlargement, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, and Male Breast Reduction. During a Breast Augmentation a patient may have their breasts size enhanced during a 1 to 2 hour procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses silicone implants or inflatable implants filled with saline. A Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a procedure that patients who struggle with sagging breasts that may have lost their shape or firmness after a pregnancy, nursing, and weight change or age, will offer the positive results they are looking for. The procedure takes on average 1 to 3 hours and the surgeon will reshape the breast by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. Finally, KayaKalp Aesthetics offers Breast Reductions, known as Reduction Mammoplasty for women and Gynecomastia for men. Having large breasts can aggravate the body in many ways causing pain in the back and neck area. For women, large breasts can also cause skin irritations to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, breast-reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured. Breast augmentation, reduction and lifts can all be used in breast reconstructions for breast cancer patients.
Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but the death rates from breast cancer have declined since 1990 because of the early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) which was signed into law October 21, 1998 helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Women with a mastectomy can have a reconstruction and a symmetry procedure on the other breast be it a reduction, augmentation, fat grafting or a breast lift and it is all covered by their insurances. KayaKalp Aesthetics would like to remind you to go for regular check-ups and screenings and if you are in need of additional care for your breasts to contact us for a consultation at 978.927.6556.