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LIFT YOUR BREASTS

MOST COMMON CONCERNS

  1. My breast are too small
  2. I want more fullness
  3. I've lost weight and my breasts have no shape
  4. My breasts sag and my nipples point downward
  5. My breasts aren't symmetrical
  6. I don't have enough cleavage
  7. I want a more appealing figure

MASTOPEXY (BREAST LIFT)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Procedure Time:

 

2-3 hr

Recovery Time:

 

1 Day Basic

2-4 Weeks Full

Approx. Cost:

 

$6000 no implants

$9000 with implants

 

Payment options

DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT OR JUST AN AUGMENTATION.....OR BOTH?

 

This is the most common question we receive and also the most important decision to address during your consultation. Let's make it simple by looking at these flow charts.

 

Lift Only

Augment Only

Both Lift and Augment

 

Current Breast Size

good, fills bra size I want

if sagging, then breast lift only

minimal sagging then breast augmentation only

sagging (ptosis) then breast lift and implant

too small, deflated, no fullness up top

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) by Dr Ewart
Breast Imlants by Dr Ewart
Mastopexy with Implants by Dr Ewart

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH BREAST SAGGING I HAVE?

Look at your nipple position in relation to your inframammary fold (black line)

above fold

at fold

below fold

Possible Procedures

implant only

implant +/- lift

implant and lift

HOW DO I CHOOSE MY INCISION TYPE?

CUP SIZE?

VECTRA 3D IMAGING SLIDESHOW

Vectra 3D Imaging

 

Now available for Mastopexy.

 

See your results before surgery by having the machine take your photo then instantly see your 3D image on the screen. Do you need implants? Which incision do you need? We can show you with the Vectra 3D.

 

The benefits of the Vectra 3D imaging:

 

  1. Easier than trying on implants
  2. 90% accuracy based on studies
  3. Better visualization
  4. Can try with and without a bra
  5. Print you images and take home
  6. View from every angle

VECTRA 3D IMAGING VIDEO FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION

MASTOPEXY INCISIONS

Cresent Incision

 

Probably the least common incision since very little true lift can be obtained. It does slightly lift the nipple position and implants can be placed through the same location if needed.

 

Periareolar (Donut) incision

 

Hidden along the color change of the areola. Can be a very discreet scar in some patients. It can provide several cm of lifting to the nipple and also reduce the excess skin of the breast with a small scar. Implants can be placed through here as well.

 

Vertical (Lolipop) Incision

 

Probably the most common incision since more lifting can be performed with this incision and more sagging breast skin can be removed. Commonly performed with implant placement for more upper pole fullness.

 

Anchor Incision

 

The most traditional scar that can remove the maximum amount of skin and provide the most lifting if needed. Implants can also be used and placed through the same incisions.

 

IF IMPLANTS ARE NEEDED, DO THEY GO UNDER THE MUSCLE OR ABOVE THE MUSCLE?

Submuscular (below the muscle) Breast Augmentation

 

In 95% of the cases, the breast  implants will be placed in a submuscular position for 2 main reasons:

 

  1. More natural appearance
  2. Less risk of capsular contracture (scarring around the breast implant)

 

 

 

Dual Plane Breast Augmentation

 

This occurs when the implant is placed behind the muscle in the top 2/3 of the implant and behind the gland in the lower 1/3 of the implant. This is performed by surgeons who have experience in this technique in those patients who do not wants the scars from a breast lift but still want implants and they have some mild sagging to the breasts. The dual place creates a lifting and rotation of the breast tissue.

 

 

 

Subglandular (above the muscle) Breast Augmentation

 

This is performed infrequently due to the higher risk of capsular contracture. There are some patients who do benefit from this type of placement:

 

  1. Constricted or tubular breasts (better expansion with this technique)
  2. Sagging of the breasts but not interested in a lift
    1. these patients can have too much sagging
    2. they need to have ticker breast tissue to cover the implant

SURGERY DETAILS

 

Anesthesia: General

 

Location: Augusta Plastic Surgery Center located in the Women's Center at University Hospital. The top ranked and best hospital in Augusta, GA.

 

ASC Certification: AAAASF

 

Surgeons: Dr. Randolph Smith and Dr. Christopher Ewart

 

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Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the face, breast, body and hand provided by Dr. Randolph R. Smith, Dr. Christopher J. Ewart and Michael S. Tarakji at Augusta Plastic Surgery. Proudly serving the CSRA and surrounding areas including Augusta, GA , North Augusta, SC,  Evans, GA, Martinez, GA, Grovetown, GA Aiken, SC and Columbia, SC.

Keep in mind that invididual reults may vary.

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