Breast Surgery for Men and Women
Dr. Kirk A. Churukian offers exceptional breast augmentation and breast implant surgery to patients from San Jose, Santa Cruz, Los Gatos and the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you are seeking breast enhancement through implants, secondary (or revision) breast augmentation to repair implants or nipple surgery – Dr. Churukian uses his twenty years of experience combined with an artistic eye and technical skill to shape breasts and achieve your desired result.
Breast Augmentation in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco Bay Area
Breast implant surgery improves the size and symmetry of a woman’s breasts with either saline or silicone gel implants. It can slim your hips and improve the overall balance of your figure. It can give you the confidence you need to perform your best in the workplace and social situations. Get ready to dress for success!
Dr. Churukian is an expert in determining the best implant fit for your body. His method recognizes the differences in size, contour, and tissue characteristics of each woman’s body. Dr. Churukian’s breast augmentation technique creates a natural and uniform shape while minimizing the risk of complications.
Breast Implant Choices
Today, women in the San Francisco Bay Area have more implant choices than ever before. Cohesive silicone gel (gummy bear) implants, anatomic shape (teardrop) implants, high profile implants, low profile implants, and moderate profile implants. Dr. Churukian will explain your available choices in a way that is simple and straightforward. Together, you will reach a decision that will provide you with the best outcome possible.
Ask us about the Ideal Implant, a new softer and more natural feeling saline implant! This implant began shipping only recently but has seven years of clinical studies showing safety and efficacy. Its new design imparts a softer and more natural texture to the breast. Dr. Churukian feels that it is an important addition and gives those patients preferring a saline implant a better option. Find out about this new product now!
Breast Augmentation- Rapid Recovery System
Based on compelling data, Dr. Churukian implemented his Rapid Recovery System for breast augmentation over ten years ago. Using this system most patients can avoid the use of narcotic pain medications and continue most routine activities 1-2 hours after surgery.
Breast Implant Follow Ups
Breast implant surgery is only the beginning of your relationship with Dr. Churukian. Our post-surgical care is the best in the area. We check you at intervals during the year following your procedure and then schedule yearly appointments for as long as you have your implants!
Ready, Set, Go!
Rest assured that Dr. Churukian and his staff will do their best to provide you with the information and the support that you need to improve or rejuvenate your shape and achieve the best possible outcome.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Overly large sagging breasts can place a tremendous strain on the neck and shoulders causing aching and pain. Dr. Churukian can perform a breast reduction at his Los Gatos Surgery Center that will improve the shape and contour of the breast and also reduce the stress upon the neck and shoulders.
A light general anesthetic ensures your comfort, and you will feel the reduction in pain upon waking up. The immediate relief of pain and the improved contour make our reduction patients the happiest people in our office!
Breast Implant Revision
Breast implants do not last forever!
Breast implant revision is performed to replace an implant that has ruptured, been in place for more than ten years, or has an irregular contour. Revision surgery may also become necessary if a capsular contracture (an abnormally tight scar) forms around the implant.
Hard breasts are not normal breasts
Capsular contracture is one of the most common risks of breast augmentation and presents when the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten, squeezing the implant and causing the once soft breast to feel hard or painful. Capsular
contracture is in no way a medical threat. Dr. Churukian can treat this condition by removing all or part of the scar tissue and repositioning the implant. Often, revisional procedures have a shorter recovery than the original augmentation procedure.
Nipple/Areolar Reduction Surgery
Dr. Churukian can perform several types of nipple correction procedures, which include reducing oversized nipples, reducing the size of the areola, and reversing inverted nipples. Sometimes, as a result of breastfeeding or other reasons, a woman’s nipples are too large. Nipple reduction can be performed alone or in combination with a breast rejuvenation surgery.
The dark portion of the breast or “areola”, when over four and a half centimeters in diameter is considered “aesthetically” too large. The areola can be reduced at the same time as breast augmentation. The reduction of the nipple and the areola can improve the appearance and of the breast and does not compromise the sensitivity of the nipple.
Inverted Nipple Repair
Inverted nipples either lay flat against the breast or invert below the breast surface. Nipple inversion is caused by a shortened or scarred milk duct system running from the breast gland to the nipple. It can be corrected by surgically detaching the milk ducts which in turn returns the nipple to its normal position. Inverted nipple repair can be performed alone or at the same time as breast augmentation.
Medications, anabolic steroids, poor diet or hereditary disorders can cause the growth of glandular breast tissue in men. Most of Dr. Churukian’s patients with this condition do not feel comfortable going swimming or to the beach without a shirt. Men typically have to wear shirts with a pattern as solid color shirts fail to camouflage the enlarged breasts.
Dr. Churukian will contour the chest wall by removing glandular and fatty tissue through small incisions in our Los Gatos surgery center. In rare cases, additional skin must be removed to achieve the best result. Recovery time is short, and discomfort is typically minimal.
After your corrective Gynecomastia procedure, you will have the confidence you need to resume a full and active lifestyle. Regain confidence and self-esteem with the reduction of excessive breast tissue by taking the first step and contacting Dr. Churukian. We invite you to call, email, or visit us at our San Jose office.