Cosmetic Breast Surgery
If you want to improve or restore your bustline, Bharat Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers breast surgery procedures including breast lift, breast reconstruction, and breast augmentation. When you visit our Springfield, MO, practice, you will have a one-on-one consultation to discuss your health history and your specific goals for treatment. In this way, we can design a custom procedure that provides precisely the results you desire. We can use our 3-D simulation system to provide a virtual preview of your results.
We understand that breast surgery can have a tremendous and lasting impact on your quality of life. That is why will give you our undivided attention every step of the way, and why we focus heavily on patient education. The final choice in your surgery is completely up to you.
Breast augmentation can enhance the size and shape of your breasts. If you have uneven breasts, or if they have changed because of age, nursing, or weight loss, breast augmentation may be right for you. During the procedure, Dr. Shah will place implants through discreet incisions. Thanks to his meticulous techniques, recovery time is minimal. You should be able to return to work in three to four days. Dr. Shah can combine augmentation with a breast lift depending on what you want to achieve.
We offer saline and silicone implants in a variety of shapes and sizes. Saline implants are filled with a saline solution after placement. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel. Many patients believe silicone implants feel more realistic. Both types come in round and teardrop shapes, and they are available in a variety of sizes. During your consultation, we will use our in-office sizing system so you can “try on” different options. You should bring in a variety of clothing selections to better understand exactly what your enhanced figure will look like.
If you are unhappy with your breast augmentation results from another practice, Dr. Shah can provide revision surgery. This procedure may also be appropriate if you have suffered complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, or shifting implants. Revision surgery can be more complicated than your initial augmentation procedure, and requires a skilled and experienced surgeon. Dr. Shah can achieve outstanding results with minimal scarring.
If your breasts have begun to sag because of age, pregnancy, or other factors, a breast lift can restore youthful contours. Though effective alone, Dr. Shah often combines lifts with breast augmentation. Most often, he will create three incisions: one around the areolas, one down to the breast crease, and one along the crease. He will eliminate excess tissue, raise the areolas, and close the incisions in a way that results in a flattering lift.
We understand that breast surgery can have a tremendous and lasting impact on your quality of life. That is why will give you our undivided attention every step of the way, and why we focus heavily on patient education.
If overly large breasts are causing you physical discomfort or overwhelming feelings of self-consciousness, you may be a candidate for breast reduction. Dr. Shah can artfully remove excess tissue and refine the skin envelope of the breasts to achieve a more proportionate size and shape, as well as a natural-looking result. Dr. Shah also offers male breast reduction for men who suffer from gynecomastia.
If you have lost one or both of your breasts due to cancer or trauma, Dr. Shah can restore both your figure and your self-confidence. Typically, he will perform breast reconstruction at the same time as your mastectomy. He will collaborate both with your other doctors to create a comprehensive and safe treatment plan. Dr. Shah can use various breast reconstruction techniques. He may place an implant, or he could use your own tissues in an advanced flap procedure. In other cases, he may combine the two techniques.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
If you are considering breast surgery, contact Dr. Shah’s office online today or call (417) 820-9340 to book an appointment. During a consultation, Dr. Shah will take note of your goals and answer all of your questions in order to help you determine the best approach to achieving the refinements you want
"To Dr. Shah and your fabulous team, Every time I pass by a mirror I am surprised and say to myself...what was I waiting for? Makeup has become fun again! I thank you all for a great experience."Actual Patient