- Breast Lift Photo Gallery
Breast Lift Photo Gallery
Aside from the 'immediate gratification' of combination procedures, it is generally less expensive to cmbine tummy tuck and breast surgery rather than perfoming separately. This is because the effort of getting everyone together in teh operating room has been covered, and you need only pay for the extra surgical time.
Scars are usually their most red at 6 weeks. Blood vessels dilate to help deliver material for healing the wound, but after 6 weeks the supplies have arrived and the healing process is devoted to using the materials for building scar tissue to prevent the wound from opening. It is in this period after 6 weeks that we focus on controlling the accumulation of too much scar tissue, with silicone dressings a mainstay in our practice.
This set of photos demonstrates that our vertical pattern technique does not develop 'bottoming out' during healing, a problem that is common with other techniques of breast lift/reduction.
This patient had a very bad result from surgery obtained abroad, but was relieved to obtain this result following removal of breast implants and mastopexy.
Most people get good scars after surgery, but a small percentage will develop thick raised scars termed hypertrophic (or if very bad) keloids.
A combination of techniques helped this patient achieve a successful result. Choosing implant size and matching areola height can be particularly difficult, as the tissues change depending on how tight they are pulled. We are often amused by the comment 'plastic surgery is like doing art'. Yes, except we can never have a bad day or throw out our canvas!
Removal of a breast implant typically leaves some deformity, and we performed mastopexy to reshape the remaining tissues to an agreeable appearance.
Although perfect symmetery was not possible, a combination of mastopexy and breast lift has vastly improved the breast cosmesis for this patient
A breast reduction that features volume reduction to minimize back pain may be covered by insurance. At your office consultation, we will explain the criteria for insured surgery vs. a cosmetic procedure.
If nipple retraction persists despite conservative treatments (suction traction etc.), then a procedure involving division of milk ducts and then suturing of the internal nipple base is a reliable technique.
The terms breast lift and mastopexy are used interchangeably, although mastopexy would describe any breast-reshaping procedure, even if no lifting were performed.
This patient presented with Symmastia- the merging of breast implant pockets in the midline. Revision surgery involves repair of the capsule that surrounds the implants, and often a smaller implant is recommended.
This early sample of our work was done using the classic inferior pedicle (Robbins) technique. Even with the inframammary scar well hidden, this technique predisposes to bottoming out- the breast below the areola stretches and allows breast volume to displace from the upper breast to the lower breast.
Many of our patients lose weight after body contour surgery, as they now have pride in their physicque and execise is physically more comfortable. We try to make allowance for future weight loss, so that proportions will remain good at both present weight and possible future lower weight.
Breast lift on its own can highlight a problem abdomen that was not previously apparent. Combination surgery is common to address this problem. The vertical pattern procedure is designed to minimize the scar under the breasts, while emphasizing the contour benefits of pulling breast tissue from the side of your chest and pushing the breast forward to achieve an attractive projection.
Breast lift/reduction has a tightening effect on the upper abdomen which can allow for liposuction instead of a tummy tuck to improve abdominal contour. Breast Lift surgery is a tremendous tool for achieving an improved breast shape, but scars are a legitimate concern. Your scars will primarily be a function of your native skin healing, so any history of bad scars from injuries, surgery, vaccines, even chicken pox is a good predictor of problem scarring.