Over the years, gravity affects all areas of the body, including the breasts. Many women notice that their breasts have lost their youthful perkiness and begin to appear saggy. This aesthetic concern can be remedied through Breast Lift Surgery.
As a highly experienced Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Perez-Gurri performs breast lift for women who desire to achieve a more youthful bustline, as well as for women who desire to pursue this procedure in conjunction with breast augmentation. If you would like to learn more about breast lift with Dr. Perez-Gurri, please explore the paragraphs listed below.
A mastopexy, commonly referred to as a breast lift, serves the purpose of “lifting” the entire breast tissue along with the nipple/areola and tightening the breast. The breast “falls” downward, or becomes ptotic (pronounced totic) as a result of gravity, aging tissues that lend decreasing support to the breast gland and following pregnancy and breast-feeding. The degree to which the breast falls will be unique to each patient.
The nipple to inframammary fold ratio and relationship serves as a point of reference when assessing whether or not a breast is “saggy” and just how much it has sagged. When the patient is viewed from the side, the nipple should lie above the inframammary fold. As the breast “sags” this relationship changes and so does the degree of ptosis (pronounced tosis) or sagginess.
Plastic surgeons who perform breast lift surgery will frequently refer to the degree of ptosis in terms of numerals I-IV depending on the distance or centimeters that exist in the discrepancy between the nipple and inframammary fold. Various procedures or breast lifts have been arrived at to address the different degrees of ptosis. Because a woman undergoing a breast lift surgery will frequently have an atrophied (shrunken) breast gland, insertion of a breast implant is frequently suggested.
A mastopexy can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. We have found that our patients are most comfortable undergoing general anesthesia. The breast lift surgery procedure is performed as an outpatient allowing you to go home afterwards. Depending on your exact procedure, the incisions will vary. However, most patient will undergo their mastopexy through what is commonly term as an “anchor” or “inverted T incision” This means that the incision will be around the nipple/areolar complex then extend straight down from the six o’clock position until it meets the inframammary fold (the normal breast fold, inferiorly).
The incision then extends within the limits of the inframammary fold, from the center of the chest to out laterally. Every attempt will be made to make the scars less conspicuous. However, you need to understand that every patient will be different. Another method used for select situations is an incision made just around the circumference of the areola (donut mastopexy). Not all patients are candidates for this operation and therefore, it cannot be used all the time.
Because the basic problem is that there is too much skin for the amount of gland existing, the incisions described above allow your surgeon to remove the necessary skin and be able to tuck the breast tissue, redistribute the glandular mass and reshape the breast. If not enough of your own breast tissue is present, then a breast implant will be utilized to re-establish or enhance the volume of the breast. The breast implant will be placed in a sub-muscular position. The incisions are closed, a surgical bra is placed and you are taken to the recovery room. After allowing time for recuperation, you will be discharged to go home.
The above information about breast lift plastic surgery has been compiled as a benefit to you. We hope that this document has served to better inform you on the proposed procedure. We encourage dialogue. Dr. Perez-Gurri and his staff at Imagos Institute of Plastic Surgery, Inc welcome your questions. We can discuss with you the cost of breast lift surgery and third party financing options.
It is our sincerest wish that your surgical experience at IMAGOS INSTITUTE OF PLASTIC SURGERY, INC. be a pleasant and informative one. We recognize that all patients will experience pre-operative anxiety and fear of elective surgical procedures is normal. Our trained professional staff and doctors of plastic surgery are here to serve your needs and answer your questions.
Dr. Perez-Gurri has dedicated his surgical career to helping all of his patients realize their aesthetic goals. He is particularly proud to have helped numerous female patients enhance both their appearance and self-confidence through breast surgery procedures. Dr. Perez-Gurri’s dedication and advanced surgical skill have allowed him to become renowned as a leading Miami breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation provider. In addition to providing breast procedures, Dr. Perez-Gurri also offers a range of body contouring and facial plastic surgery procedures, including Miami tummy tuck, liposuction, and rhinoplasty.
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