Augmentation, Lift, and Reduction


For many women, their breast size, shape or position can significantly affect their self-image and sense of femininity.  Enhancing or re-shaping the breasts can make you feel more comfortable and self-confident both in and out of clothing.  If you have excessively large breasts, you can also physically benefit from a breast reduction.


Breast augmentation (enlargement) is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed around the world.  Augmentation is performed for a variety of reasons, obviously the primary one being for size increase.  The shape and feel of the breast can also be improved with a breast augmentation.


A procedure called a breast lift or mastopexy can elevate and re-shape the breasts to help reverse changes produced by pregnancy, breast-feeding, or significant weight fluctuations.  A breast lift often is combined with a breast augmentation to help replace volume lost for the same reasons, if necessary.


Overly large breasts can cause physical symptoms such as neck and back pain and frequent headaches.  Also, exercise and other physical activity can be impossible or severely limited. Clothing selection can also be significantly restricted.  For these women, a breast reduction or reduction mammaplasty can provide dramatic physical relief.



Are you a good candidate?


In your consultation with Dr. Morris, he will discuss your goals and expectations. He will also examine you  and explain what options there are to help improve the concerns that you have.  You will also be shown many before and after photographs of patients having similar procedures and Dr. Morris will tell you what options are best for your particular anatomy.



Is recovery difficult?


Rest is recommended for the first day.  For several days after most breast procedures, you will wear a special post-surgical bra.  Depending on the procedure performed, discomfort is minimal to moderate – usually on the lesser side.  Antibiotics will also be prescribed.  Rarely there can be bruising but this subsides rapidly.  For patients having an implant behind the pectoral muscle we can insert a pain-reliving device, if desired.  The sutures used are absorbable, and do not need removal.  Dr. Morris will let you know when you can resume your various activities.  Most patients are back to work within a few days.  Recovery may take a little longer if you have a physically demanding job.


Following breast procedures, patients describe a heightened sense of well being and increased self-esteem.



The Procedures - Overview


Breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction are performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia.  This means you go home the same day.


Breast augmentation usually takes about an hour.  Dr. Morris makes an incision under the lower portion of the breast near the chest wall – in contrast to other techniques - he finds that this provides the most control and precision during the procedure.


A breast lift may take two hours more or less, depending on your personal anatomy.  In addition to the incision under the breast, other incisions are necessary.  These may be around the areola (the colored area around the nipple), and from the bottom of the areola to the incision under the breast.  Understandably, the additional scars are a concern of every patient before the surgery; however, virtually all patients afterward agree that the benefits of the procedure far outweigh the typically modest scars. 


A breast reduction can take from two to three hours, depending again on your breast structure.  Incisions are similar to those of the breast lift.  The nipple may be relocated when breasts are very large, after  tissue is removed.  Most patients describe relief of their symptoms such as neck and back pain, etc., even as they walk out of the hospital.  A frequent comment our patients make is, “I wish I had done this years ago!”

Breast Lift - Sagging or Drooping Breasts

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A breast lift (mastopexy) improves the appearance of the breast by:

  • Tailoring the lower skin envelope to reposition the breast mound upward 
  • Repositioning the nipple and areola complex upward on the newly shaped breast  
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Breast Reduction

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Excessively large breasts can produce several functional problems. Many patients complain of neck and back discomfort and deep grooving of their shoulders from bra straps. Also, a heavy "pulling" discomfort on the chest may exist. Many patients are unable to wear many types of "normal" clothing (especially without a bra). Occasionally, a rash or skin problems beneath the breasts can cause significant irritation.

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Our System Lets You See The Results Of Your Breast Surgery Beforehand.

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3D Breast Imaging System :: See results of your breast surgery beforehand!


"What size and how will my breasts look after surgery?" This is what every patient considering breast enhancement surgery asks. Unfortunately, there was no good way to accurately show a patient what she might look like - until now. Dr. Morris is the first surgeon in Michigan offering the Portrait 3D breast imaging system.

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Breast Enlargement

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Breast augmentation adds volume to the breast with an implant to increase fullness and create better balance with the rest of your figure. Your clothing options will expand enormously and you'll be comfortable wearing many styles that you were not confident about before the procedure.


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Male Breast Reduction

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Enlargement of the male breast is actually very common. Many men are often embarrassed to seek consultation about this condition, feeling that the situation is unusual.  It is a normal temporary occurrence in about 70% of boys going through puberty, and occurs very frequently in young men.  The incidence increases as men get older.

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Silicone Gel Implants Now Available!

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The FDA has approved silicone gel implants for use for primary (first-time) breast augmentations and reconstruction. This has been long awaited, and it is great that our patients now have the freedom to choose silicone gel implants. For most patients, this means a more natural look and feel to the augmented breast.


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Patient Testimonials

  • ''I have been thoroughly impressed with this office and the staff. I would recommend Dr. Morris's practice any day!  When I went into the office, I felt somewhat ashamed for even being there - looking into plastic surgery. When I left, I felt 'normal' after talking to all the women on staff. They made me realize that I am 'ok' for wanting to improve my body.''  
  • ''I appreciated the 'discreet' mailing of information. (I didn't want my husband to know I was interested in enhancing my appearance.) Appointment time was very prompt. Staff is very accommodating combining different procedures for the same day. (It takes an hour for me to drive to your office, so I really appreciate the convenience of multiple procedures being scheduled the same day.)''    
  • ''You have to trust your Doctor. It's comforting to know they are reputable. I enjoyed reading the history of the Doctor and the Plastic Surgery Institute in the very informative brochure I received from you office. When I called for the appointment, the staff member I spoke with said she had the same procedure done and was very happy with it. It gave me some 'peace of mind' and made me look forward to my appointment.''    
  • ''All of your staff was very friendly and honest. I came in feeling like I needed a few cosmetic procedures. Instead of your staff agreeing with me and taking my money, they told me that the surgeries I wanted would produce very minimal results but would be very expensive. I was informed of much less expensive, non-surgical options that would be more beneficial to me...he was actually more honest to me than expected. He could have just tried to make as much money off of me as he could, but he did the exact opposite and made very little money off of me.''    
  • ''After seeing Dr. Morris's credentials and pictures and talking to him I knew he was the Dr. I wanted to perform my surgery.  Also everyone was so friendly and helpful on his staff.  He was also very honest with me on what changes I could expect.''  
  • ''My whole surgery from pre to post op was handled so well.''  
  • ''I saw a patient of yours that received treatment. She was very happy with the results, and I was very impressed at how 'natural' she looked.''  
  • ''Your staff is very good at acknowledging the patient when they walk in the door, even if they're busy and are on the phone.''  
  • ''I like the fact that you allow patients to return as many times as they feel necessary to ensure they are educated, prepared for and pleased with the end results of their surgeries.''  
  • ''I like that most of your staff has had cosmetic procedures themselves and are willing to share their experiences with you firsthand. That personal touch makes a HUGE difference when you are considering cosmetic surgery and don't know what to expect – pain-wise, recovery, etc.''    
  • ''I am very happy and pleased with the outcome of my procedures and it has changed my attitude toward myself.  I am much more satisfied with the way I look.  Dr. Morris did and excellent job with both procedures.  Thank you very much.''    
  • ''Doctor Morris made a huge difference in my life.''    
  • ''Your office seems more concerned about meeting the needs of the patient rather than just looking at the patient as a money maker.''      
  • ''I felt that Dr. Morris was more up front about the results that could or could not be achieved.  I felt more comfortable with Dr. Morris.''      
  • ''I like his honesty and bedside manner.  Very kind and considerate didn't make me feel self-conscious at all; I had a very good experience with the Doctor and staff all being friendly and caring.''      
  • ''Very professional environment. Personable staff. Accomodating hours. Neat and clean office. Promptness with appointment time. Not having to wait to be seen! I also am pleased with being seated at my scheduled appointment time, instead of having to wait for 30 min or so in the reception area like so many other offices. (Excellent time management skills.)''      
  • ''I'm very happy with my results and will continue to refer people to your office.''      
  • ''Your office looked professional and your staff was friendly.  The two nurses were knowledgeable regarding procedures. Dr. Morris explained everything clearly and I felt reassured that he had my best welfare in mind.''      
  • ''To feel that the surgeon is competent (I felt great knowing Dr. Morris had trained at Mayo) and that the entire staff is knowledgeable and able to answer questions/concerns.  Also, deciding to do this type of surgery (abdominoplasty) can be somewhat embarrassing and no one in the office made me feel uncomfortable.''    
  • ''The staff was extremely friendly and informative.  I also liked the fact that Kay told me to come and talk with them as often as I needed, at no additional charge, prior to the surgery, to make sure I was 100% comfortable.''      
  • ''The information provided before the procedure was very informative and accurate.  I like how Dr. Morris made sure to say hi to me once I was in the operating room, before I was put under.  Although this doesn't pertain specifically to your office, I would like to comment on the wonderful staff at Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center. I had wonderful nurses from the time I arrived to the time I went home.  I worried that they may treat me differently because I was choosing to have surgery - but they were great and very helpful!''  
  • ''I was very pleased with the way my surgery turned out.  Everyone was up front with me about the pain and it turned out to be not as bad as I thought.  I had been taken very good care of.  I can’t tell you how good I feel about myself now.  I have a lot more confidence.''    
  • ''I chose Dr. Morris because after my initial consultation, I walked away feeling very comfortable and after seeing results from some of the procedures he had performed, I knew he would take care in ensuring I was happy with the results.''      
  • ''The brochure/packet you sent was very informative and confirmed my decision.''      
  • ''Office staff treats you like a person, not an annoyance.''      
  • ''You are very personable and yet professional.  Your office always takes the time to answer questions and doesn't treat me like I'm bothering them.''      
  • ''I liked when Kay came in the room and explained things to me.  She did not seem in a hurry and explained everything plus some.  I also liked when Dr. Morris came in and said hello before he saw me in the next room.''  
  • ''Once I made the initial call to Dr. Morris' office, I received the information very quickly.  After my consultation, I didn't feel pressured to proceed with surgery.''      
  • ''The procedures I have had were very successful and very much to my liking.  I also admire Dr. Morris' staff and their professionalism.''      
  • ''I trust Dr. Morris and feel confident he knows what he is doing.  He made me feel so much better about my looks and I will be forever grateful.  I also really like his nurse, she made me feel at ease about questions I had no matter what the question.''      
  • ''I choose Dr. Morris based on the former patients who have had procedures done in the past and highly recommended him.''      
  • ''I continue to be a consumer because of Dr. Morris and his caring and considerate staff. It is a very pleasant environment during my visits.  The staff is all very friendly and is very attentive to any questions I have had.''  
  • ''I had a phone conversation with a nurse do to intense abdominal pain after a tummy tuck due to someone making me laugh.  The pain was so bad it was taking my breath away. During the time of our conversation she had talked me through it and my anxiety decreased along with the pain.  I felt much better before we ended our conversation.  I appreciated that more than I can say.''  
  • ''I thought the whole office was very professional. Everyone was friendly and seemed very knowledgeable…I think the way it appeared to be well run. Other doctors’ offices are not as organized.''
  • ''He met all my expectations and then some.''  
  • ''Not happy with previous Botox injections; happy with Botox injections from Dr. Morris.''  
  • ''Microdermabrasion was great!!''  
  • ''I have recently had LHE hair removal for my legs and am really happy with the results and plan on having a facial peel done in the near future.''  
  • ''I am happy with my results and the service I received before, during, and after surgery.''  
  • ''I received a call at home after surgery to find out how I was feeling.''  
  • ''I had some incisional problems and was encouraged to come in any time I had any problems.''  
  • ''The surgical procedure was quick, carefully explained and very painless.''  
  • ''After meeting with Dr. Morris I was very confident that he was the surgeon for me.''  
  • ''Each time I called I was given information promptly and courteously. (I talked with Karen and Nancy.)''  
  • ''I researched his credentials and found him to be everything he represented himself to be and more.''  
  • ''The education and care I received from Dr. Morris & his staff is priceless.  Not just before the procedure but after.  Everyone went out of their way to make sure I was happy.''  
  • ''Everyone seems happy to be at work and to me that shows a great team that genuinely enjoy their jobs.''  
  • ''After searching for about a year on the internet I liked what I found out about Dr. Morris.  Also after coming in and meeting him and his staff I felt very comfortable and trusted them.''  
  • ''I was very pleased with everything.  I needed a lot of tissues for weeks after I was so happy with how I looked in the mirror.''  
  • ''Everyone’s so, so very friendly and helpful.  I didn’t have to wait to for a long time to be seen.''  

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Midland Birmingham Breast Surgery - Michigan Cosmetic Surgeon - Steven M. Morris


Midland Birmingham Breast Surgery - Michigan Cosmetic Surgeon - Steven M. Morris

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