Breast Lift (Mastopexy)Personalized, Modern Techniques For Natural-Looking Results
With time, as breast skin loses its elasticity, the breast will often lose its fullness and firmness causing them to sag. This can be the result of pregnancy, weight loss or simply the march of time. Whatever the reason, if your breasts are not as youthful as they used to be, then Dr. DeLuca can restore the size and firmness of your breasts with a Breast Lift.
Breast Lift, or Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to restore and reshape the look of your breasts. Dr. DeLuca sometimes performs the Breast Lift procedure in conjunction with Breast Augmentation, when patients express a desire to have more volume resulting in fuller breasts.
Dr. DeLuca consults personally with each patient to be certain that they will achieve their aesthetic goals. Various breast lift techniques are available. Following the consultation, Dr. DeLuca will recommend the breast lift technique that is best suited to your individual needs.
Circumareolar TechniqueThis technique is chosen when a smaller lift is needed. Dr. DeLuca makes a small incision around the areola (pigmented skin around the nipple) of the breast. This incision can also be used to place a breast implant if an augmentation is to be performed together with the lift. With the circumareolar technique, the only visible scar is located around the outside of the areola. If a bigger lift is necessary, another technique may be selected in which the scar will descend from the areola down under the fold of the breast.
Vertical Mastopexy/Full Scar Mastopexy (Inverted-T Mastopexy)Dr. DeLuca prefers the vertical mastopexy for women who require a significant breast lift. He will often combine the breast lift with an augmentation to give the breast a fuller shape. In this technique, he makes a 'lollipop' shaped incision only, sparing the much longer incision in the breast crease necessary with an inverted-T mastopexy.
Very infrequently, Dr. DeLuca may recommend the traditional full scar mastopexy (inverted-T) for women that require a very significant breast lift. With this approach, the incisions will include the 'lollipop' incision plus an incision that runs along the lower breast crease.
With each technique, the stitches are located below the skin and are dissolvable. This spares the patient from having to go through the uncomfortable procedure of having the stitches manually removed. As with all the cosmetic procedures he performs, Dr. DeLuca makes the smallest incision possible with minimal scarring.
Recovery time varies by procedure. Most of Dr. DeLuca's patients are up and about in 3-5 days. If combined with an augmentation, patients should plan on 7-10 days for recovery. However, most of Dr. DeLuca's patients are back at work within a week. Imagine the renewed self confidence you'll feel with more youthful and shapely breasts following breast lift surgery. Specializing in breast and body contouring, Dr. DeLuca offers you the experience you demand with the individual and artistic approach you expect to achieve the look you want. Contact him today for a complimentary consultation and let the changes begin.