Which Breast Surgery is Right for Me?

Which Breast Surgery is Right for Me?

  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Augmentation


If your breast shape is bothering you, here’s a quick guide to the breast surgeries performed by Dr. Thomas Bartell, breast surgeon and body recontouring specialist in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn about which procedure can help you attain beautiful, natural-looking results that are right for your body.

Breast Reduction Surgery

If you’re at an otherwise healthy weight, but you have very large breasts that are causing you problems, you might be a good candidate for a breast reduction. Women who opt to have breast reductions do so because their large breasts cause neck, back, and shoulder pain. These women may also experience rashes under their breasts or pain from bra straps.

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, reduces your breast size so that they are more in proportion with the rest of your body. The surgery removes skin, fat and breast glands, decreases the size of the areolas, and elevates the nipples.

For most women, the procedure results in greater comfort in their appearance and how they feel physically. To get an idea of what Dr. Bartell could do for you, check out this gallery of actual patients for breast reduction before and after photos.

Breast Lift Surgery

Another type of breast surgery that Dr. Bartell performs is a breast lift. Breast lift surgery, technically known as mastopexy, raises and reshapes breasts to create a more youthful appearance. You also have the option to add volume to breasts, too. 

You might be a good candidate for a breast lift if you are healthy and at a relatively stable weight, but you’ve lost firmness, support, and perhaps volume in your breasts. 

Unlike Dr. Bartell’s trans-axillary breast augmentation, breast lift does require leaving scars on the breast. However, they are placed underneath the breasts so that they aren’t visible when you’re wearing clothing. 

Breast Augmentation Surgery 

If you are flat chested or looking to add more volume to your breasts, you may be a good candidate for a breast augmentation. During breast augmentation, saline implants are placed under the muscle tissue in order to make your breasts larger and more shapely. 

Dr. Bartell is the most experienced surgeon in the Madison area who performs trans-axillary breast augmentations. This means that he inserts the saline breast implants through tiny incisions in the armpits. The scars vanish within six months and there are zero scars that are left on the breast. For real before and after photos of Dr. Bartell’s breast augmentation work, review this gallery of images here.


If you are considering having a breast surgery, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bartell. During this consult, you can share any questions or concerns you might have about these procedures and learn which procedure would be best for you. 

Dr. Bartell is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr Bartell plastic surgery Madison focuses his practice exclusively on below-the-neck cosmetic surgery procedures so no facelifts, or rhinoplasty surgeries at his office. This focus on doing a few procedures exceptionally well has led to his reputation as being one of the best plastic surgeons in the area. Among other procedures, Dr. Bartell performs arm lift, male chest reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Bartell Plastic Surgeon

6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53719
United States (US)
Fax: (608) 271-0502


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