Thursday, April 2, 2009

Plastic Surgery - New Technique - Short Scar Breast Lifts

Breast enhancement is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery.

Many times, after multiple pregnancies, a woman’s breasts have become smaller and ptotic, or “saggy”. After pregnancy and nursing, most women will suffer from post partum involution or shrinking of breast volume. It is sort of like someone letting the air out of a tire.


As long as the nipple stays above the intra mammary fold (the point where the breast meets the chest wall) the breast is not truly ptotic. It may “look” ptotic or like it is sagging; which is called pseudo ptosis.

Only if the nipple actually falls below the intra mammary fold is the breast truly ptotic. If this drop, or sagging, is significant, then one needs to perform a mastopexy or breast lift.

To put it simply, the amount of skin is greater than the amount of breast tissue. This results in ptosis. If the nipple is minimally ptotic, in other words, 1 centimeter or so, sometimes placement of an implant will take care of this. If the ptosis is more significant (more than 2 centimeters) one needs to have a mastopexy.

One of the more common types of mastopexy is the “anchor” type. It involves a scar around the nipple areola complex, from the six o’clock position of the areola to the intra mammary fold and then transversally along the intra mammary fold.

This incision along the intra mammary fold is not always a hairline scar. In most cases, it is rather thick and unsightly.

We now have a new procedure, a short scar mastopexy, which almost totally eliminates the intra mammary scar. We are excited to offer this new procedure to our patients.

For an example of this surgery as recently used by me for a Fort Myers patient, visit the before and after mastopexy page on my Web site.

CAUTION: If You are under 18 or offended by nudity, please do not visit this page.

If the problem is ptosis and hypo plasia then this can be combined with a breast augmentation as well.

To determine if you are a candidate for this type of mastopexy (breast lift), contact my office at 239-939-5233 and arrange a free, personal and confidential consultation.

Ask about my special Spring discount, with savings up to 35%.


Have a glorious Spring and Summer!

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