Breast Lift – Patient 1
This patient is a 26 year old with two children. As you can see, she has ptotic (droopy) breasts. She is unhappy with the size of her breasts and hates the way they look. You can see, when you look closely, that her nipples are below the inframammary fold (fold under the breast). Because she had a breast augmentation with her lift, a short scar technique was used for her lift. Her scar is primarily verticle (up and down).
The breast augmentation was performed through the same incision. Post-operatively, the patient did well. Dr. Bain asks his patients to wear a bra as often as possible for the first six months to reduce scarring. It doesn’t have to be all the time, but support is important, especially with a breast augmentation.
There are various techniques used for mastopexy. A breast can be lifted with different techniques. Many people hear about a “no scar” technique with the scar around the areola. This technique is a good, however, it can only be used for specific patients. The nipple can only be lifted about an inch or two to get a good result with this technique. It is very important for patients to realize that if this technique is used when not indicated, then disfigurment of the breast can result.
Other techniques that can be used include the short scar and the traditional pattern techniques. All of these techniques can be used along with the placment of breast implants. Either silicone or saline implants can be used.
You will see that the patient’s areola have been reduced. Some of the areola had to be left behind on the vertical scar of the breast. It is removed two to three months after surgery so that the line is thin and not noticeable.
Breast Augmentation in Newport Beach – Dr. Bain focuses on all aspects of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Newport Beach, California. Services provided by Dr. Bain include breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lifts, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, liposuction, tummy tucks, labiaplasty, and body lifts. Facial procedures include facelifts, forehead lifts, rhinoplasty, neck lift, eye lift, BOTOX, chemical peels, lip augmentation, facial implants, and otoplasty. To learn more about these procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact us via email or call us at 949-720-0270.
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