Often patients suffer from excessive muscle animation deformity after a mastectomy. Normal daily motion and activity can cause wrinkling and discomfort in the chest area. This is caused from placing implants under the muscle with no breast tissue between the muscle and the skin.
Using the Advanced Technique Muscle Animation Repair, or ATMAR, we are able to restore the chest muscles and improve the outcomes for many women following mastectomy and reconstruction.
The doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery consider various factors, including type of mastectomy, cancer treatments, and patient body type when deciding on the technique that will give you the best results.
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss whether or not muscle animation is the best option for you.
This technique is used for:
Finding the right plastic surgeon for your muscle animation procedure is critical. Our doctors have decades of experience making each and every patient feel beautiful and confident with the latest, most innovative practices.
Surgery Time: 2-4 Hours
Recovery Time: 2-3 Weeks
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
“I was looking for a very good plastic surgeon, and among google I found Dr. Brown & Dr. Bruno to be the top doctors in the DC area. Dr. Brown did my breast reduction 3 weeks ago and I can say I am absolutely so happy with the results! He’s a very caring and friendly doctor who has years of experience, really knows what he’s doing and is detail oriented. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!”— Lily
“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, I was given a peer recommendation for Dr. Bruno, and I am so grateful for it. I required a unilateral mastectomy and reconstruction, and a breast reduction. Dr. Bruno was sensitive to my insecurities and was available at any time to answer questions and provide complete explanations. His kindness and soothing demeanor was very helpful during the entire process and made me feel confident about coming out of this health crisis successfully, which I did, and with a beautifully reduced breast that shows no scar whatsoever.”— Christine F.