Breast Lift with Implants
Before + After Photo Gallery
This 29 year old woman presents with loss of breast volume postpartum. She wished to have a breast augmentation with a slight uplift of the nipple. She underwent bilateral crescent mastopexy in conjunction with subpectoral placement of 275 cc saline filled implants. Her postoperative result is shown at six months.
This 24 year old patient requested breast enlargement. She underwent augmentation with 275 cc silicone gel implants and had a crescent mastopexy at the same time to uplift her nipple. Her postoperative result is shown just one month after surgery with a very nice cosmetic result and the scars are healing well and will continue to fade with time.
This 36 year old woman presented for nipple uplift with breast augmentation. She had a crescent mastopexy and insertion of 300 cc Moderate Profile Plus silicone gel filled breast implants in the subpectoral position. Her postoperative result is seen two months after surgery.
This is a 32 year old woman who has had two previous pregnancies and has ptosis or drooping of the breasts. She wishes to have an improvement in shape and enhancement in volume. She is shown just two weeks after bilateral vertical mastopexy and subglandular augmentation mammaplasty with 275 cc High Profile implants. The scars are early but the shape of the breasts is nice and the redness of the scars will fade over time.
This is a 43 year old woman who presents with breast drooping (ptosis), loss of upper pole volume and spreading of the areola. Her postoperative result after a vertical mastopexy and subpectoral insertion of 300 cc round silicone gel filled breast implants is seen at three months.
This 38 year old white female complains of sagging of the breasts and loss of upper pole volume as well as diminished cleavage. She underwent bilateral vertical mastopexy with subpectoral insertion of a 300 cc Moderate Profile Plus silicone gel filled breast implant. Her postoperative result is seen six months after surgery.
This 29 year old woman had very pendulous, ptotic breasts with stretching of the areola. She underwent bilateral vertical mastopexy with insertion of subpectoral 300 cc silicone gel filled round breast implants. Her result is seen nine months after surgery.
This 39 year old woman has extremely deflated saggy breasts following childbirth and breastfeeding. She is seen just two months after bilateral vertical mastopexy and insertion of 325 cc High Profile silicone gel filled breast implants in the subpectoral position.
This 27 year old woman presents with loss of upper pole volume, concavity of the upper part of the breasts and small breast size. She underwent bilateral augmentation mammaplasty in conjunction with circumareolar or Benelli mastopexy. Her postoperative result is seen at six months after surgery. She has 325 cc Moderate Profile Plus round silicone gel filled breast implants.
This 39 year old woman presents with breast asymmetry (left breast more ptotic than right breast) as well as bilateral breast ptosis. She underwent bilateral vertical mastopexy with insertion of 300 cc Moderate Profile Plus round silicone gel filled breast implants in the subglandular position. Her postoperative result is seen at four months with dramatic improvement in breast shape, nice nipple position. The scars are still evident but will fade over time.
BREAST LIFT WITH IMPLANTS
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is an operation designed to elevate the nipple and correct drooping breasts. Breasts often lose shape as a result of fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity and aging. Many women are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts and wish to improve breast shape. In mild to moderate degrees of breast drooping, simple insertion of a breast implant (as described under breast enlargement surgery) corrects the problem.
Think of the breasts like a tire. When the tire is filled with air, it has a nice round shape; if air leaks from the tire, it becomes softer and loses its shape. By re-inflating the tire with air, the desired shape is restored. It is the same with the breast. If there is a diminished amount of breast tissue (either due to involutional changes after pregnancy, weight loss, etc.), the breast sags because the overlying soft tissue envelope is not adequately filled. That is why insertion of a breast implant is the simplest and most efficient way to correct breast sagging in many cases.
Some women have a more severe degree of breast drooping. In these patients, simply inserting a breast implant will not achieve a satisfactory aesthetic result. In fact, in women with severe drooping of the breasts, inserting an implant actually makes the breasts look worse! Instead of having a small, droopy breast, patients have a “large droopy breast.” In these instances, we typically recommend a mastopexy (breast uplift operation). There are a several different types of breast uplift operations, which range from the least invasive (the crescent uplift) to the most aggressive (full mastopexy using the vertical or Wise skin pattern).
Breast uplift is often performed in conjunction with insertion of breast implants. Inserting the breast implant allows us to achieve a more lasting result and also makes it possible to achieve a successful uplift with a less aggressive mastopexy (and thus with less scarring and a diminished risk of other complications). After careful evaluation, Dr. Handel and his staff will make suggestions regarding what type of breast uplift they feel would be most appropriate in your situation. Dr. Handel has extensive experience performing virtually all types of breast uplifts and therefore, can make a wide spectrum of choices available to his patients.
Breast uplift surgery (with or without breast implants) carries certain risks of complications, including decreased sensation (feeling) in the nipple, hematomas or postoperative bleeding, unsatisfactory scarring, breast asymmetry and the need for revision surgery in the future. Of course, if patients elect to have breast implants, there are additional specific risks associated with breast implants (see breast augmentation section).