Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 3-4 hours
- General Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 3 to 5 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
We understand the value of face to face conversations. Please contact us and we're happy to walk you through the procedure in person.
WHY MASTOPEXY AUGMENTATION?
In youthful breasts, nipples sit at a higher position on the breasts; a simple breast augmentation procedure can accomplish the goal of creating larger and well projected breasts. With age, however, the nipples drop and if a simple breast augmentation was done, it will result in larger droopy breasts with nipples pointing to the floor. Mastopexy augmentation is indicated for ladies after childbirth who present with deflated and droopy breasts. This procedure is designed for people who not only desire larger but also lifted breasts at the same time.
HOW IT IS DONE?
Mastopexy augmentation is one of the most challenging breast procedures. There are many factors to calculate into the surgery including how high the nipple should be raised along with considerations of how big the breast can be augmented. Putting an implant or using one’s own fat increases the volume of the breast but at the same time the breast skin envelope needs to be reduced to elevate the nipple; these are two opposing forces in surgery.
The augmentation part can be done with either autologous fat or saline/silicone implants. The breast lift portion of the procedure, however, is more variable with individual surgeon’s experience and preference. Often excess skin needs to be removed while hiding scars in inconspicuous locations. One of the additional benefits of this procedure is that the enlarged areola can be often corrected at the same time.
Degree of Breast Drop
D, 44, Mom of Two, Greek, New York, USA
"I've recently had a breast augmentation, minor lift, and areola reduction performed by Dr. Lao. I am a mother of two and suffered from significant deflation and some asymmetry mostly from breastfeeding. I have had a consultation once before and I must say Dr. Lao made me feel extremely comfortable in ways the other surgeon did not. He went the extra mile in helping me come to a decision about my size and giving his opinions when necessary. His main concern was keeping my look natural. And he executed that so well. I am thrilled with the end results. My breasts look so natural and my family and friends think they're perfect. Dr. Lao is charismatic, professional, always available, and great at his craft. I'd recommend him to anyone."
K, 33, Mom, African American, New York, USA