Breast Lifts and Scarring
My breasts are very deflated after having kids. I am pretty sure that I need a breast lift but am worried about the scarring. Are there any breast lift techniques that could prevent scarring?
Deflated breast and sagging breast are two different problems. Both can be addressed with breast implants with or without breast lift. Deflation after pregnancy or weight loss may be treated with breast implants alone which leaves behind small scars. Both approaches, implants and lift, require surgical incisions and scars. A formal cosmetic consultation is need to determine the best approach for your specific problem. Discuss incision patterns and scars. Ask to see photographs of the good bad and ugly scars from previous patients. Care for the incisions post operative is just as important as incision patterns. We use post operative lasers, special tape, silicone sheets in incision care after surgery. All of these techniques are useful to decrease the appearance of scarring. Do your homework, choose a surgeon who will spend time with you in education regarding options.
There are not any very effective techniques for breast lifts that do not involve a vertical scar. This scar is needed to remove redundant skin and support the newly uplifted breast tissue
Dr. Carlos Burnett has 2 Breast Lift before & afters:
Anytime of lift is going to leave a scar. I use a special tape over the scars for three months in order to get the best scar possible. You should see a number of examples of scars and outcomes at your plastic surgery consultation. In many cases deflation after pregnancy may be treated with an augmentation alone which leaves behind a very inconspicuous scar. Only an in person exam will allow your plastic surgeon to know if this is an option for you. Best of luck.
Dr. Ralph Garramone has 1 Breast lift before & after:
There are different techniques for breast lifts including:
1) Anchor Lift
2) Lollipop Lift
3) Donut Lift
4) Crescent Lift
The best technique for you will depend on your surgeon's approach, the sagginess of your breasts, your skin's tone and elasticity, nipple placement, and several other factors. Each technique results in different potential scarring.