Breast Lift with Implants
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Mastopexy (breast lift) with Implants
The goal of a breast lift with implants (mastopexy with implants) is to lift the breast tissue and nipple and most often reduce the size of the areola which often becomes enlarged with pregnancy and breast feeding.
This helps to create a perky breast shape. During the mastopexy with implants, a breast implant is placed to enlarge the breast since often after pregnancy, women’s breasts are smaller and have excess skin.
Some patients will elect to undergo a breast lift without implants with the knowledge they may desire to increase the size of the breasts with implants 3-4 months later. This is called a staged mastopexy (breast lift) with implant procedure and is viewed as the safest option. Since most women would rather have one operation instead of two, undergoing a breast lift and augmentation at the same time is an option.
The goal of a breast lift is to remove skin, lift, and tighten the breast and the forces after a breast augmentation are essentially to expand or stretch the skin since a saline or silicone breast implant has been placed underneath the tissue to enlarge the breasts.
This result carries a well-known higher degree of risk and complications following simultaneous breast lift with augmentation. There is also a higher need for additional surgery to touch up and improve the final cosmetic appearance.
The best candidates for a breast lift with augment are healthy non-smokers who have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind.
At the time of your consultation, we will explain how the breast lift with implants (mastopexy with implants) procedure works and outline the routine post-operative healing process in detail.
Dr. Lynam will also discuss your goals and expectations for your breast lift with implants and answer all of your questions about the procedure. You will be sized with different implants until you find the desired size that is right for you. In addition, your medical history will be reviewed by Dr. Lynam to ensure you are a healthy candidate for a breast lift with implants surgery.
The Breast Lift with Implants (Mastopexy with Implants) Procedure
Dr. Lynam offers a number of options for your breast lift with implants. There are three general types of breast lift with implants (mastopexy with implants) procedures:
1. A circular lift called a doughnut mastopexy;
2. A lollipop lift which has a circle and a stick incision, just like a lollipop and;
3. A standard mastopexy. This looks like an anchor and is essentially a lollipop lift with an additional incision made across the bottom part of your breasts, just above your natural breast fold.
The total length of the incisions depend upon the amount of breast lift that is required. Dr. Lynam follows the Brazilian philosophy of breast surgery, which concentrates on creating the best-shaped breasts. Ultimately the best shape is what Dr. Lynam tries to achieve for his patients in breast lifts with implants.
The mastopexy with implant procedure is done on an outpatient basis. A typical breast lift with implants takes 3 to 4 hours to perform with the patient under general anesthesia. There is usually one drain tube per side used to remove any small amount of fluid collection for the first few days following surgery.
After Breast Lift with Implants (Mastopexy with Implants) Surgery
Drain tubes are removed in the office 3 to 4 days following your breast lift with implants. Your breasts may be swollen, bruised, and sore for several weeks.
Scars created to perform the breast lift with implants are permanent but will fade with time. You will begin massaging exercises on your breasts 5-7 days following the surgery.
Breast Lift with Implants (Mastopexy with Implants)
We believe that by maintaining a large pocket surrounding your breast implants, you can lower the risk of capsular contraction. These exercises will become part of your daily routine after your procedure. Vigorous exercise routines may resume 4-6 weeks following your surgery. You may return to work after one week.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for the breast lift with implants (mastopexy with implants) procedure is to schedule a consultation. You will learn about reasonable expectations for these goals.
“Referred by another plastic surgeon.
Dr. Lynam is a master surgeon. My breasts look great.
Pain is minimal. The staff is so nice. They all made
me feel comfortable. I will refer friends to
him. He is the best!”
-Breast Lift Patient