Time can take a toll on one’s breasts. Many women note with time, after pregnancies, or after weight loss that their breasts have sagged. Often this can mean a loss of fullness in the upper part of the breast with a loss of cleavage. Stretch marks may hasten this. Weight loss is a wonderful thing for your waist but the accompanying loss of fatty tissue in the breasts may send them southwards.
Breast lift procedures are designed to raise the breast up and improve the contour and shape. I use several different techniques for breast lifting, the choice depends on many factors including one’s anatomy, volume of the breast and one’s potential for scarring. All breast lifting techniques require incisions and resulting scars vary significantly amongst individuals. It is very independent as to what your scars may look like. Fortunately all scars fade with time. Many times, a breast implant may be used at the same time as lifting in order to achieve better volume over all and especially in the upper part of the breast.
There are a number of other sub techniques that I utilize other than implants that can help improve the fullness in the upper part of the breast. This includes a dermal internal bra technique, auto augmentation or sometimes even fat transfers. These may be good alternative techniques for those who wish to avoid use of an implant although implants in many cases provide superior shaping.
The three most common type of breast lifting techniques have esoteric medical names such as modified Wise pattern, vertical mastopexy or periareolar technique but fortunately the lay terms are easier to remember- anchor lift, lollipop lift or doughnut lift. These names refer to the type of scars associated. The last type mentioned, a doughnut lift, is almost always done with an implant. At your consultation we will discuss which technique is best suited for you. As with all plastic surgeries there is healing involved and we would discuss the various phases of healing. You may see substantial results within only two weeks after your surgery but it may be several months before final shaping occurs. Please give a call or send an email if you wish further information.