When a woman is self-conscious of her breasts, there can be many reasons why. Are they too small or asymmetrical? Does their skin laxity cause drooping? Do the nipples point outward or downward? These are all considerations Dr. David Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art can answerwhen you’re considering what type of breast procedure is best for you.
How Does a Breast Augmentation Work?
Breast augmentation is more than simply increasing the size of the breasts. For some women, their breasts do not project very far forward from the chest wall, a trait known as the breast profile, so from the side, they appear flatter-chested than they’d like. Breast implants can also correct a size difference between the breasts for better symmetry. For other patients, the shape is of more concern, which is why implants come in round or teardrop options, each of which produce unique results.
The implants themselves are placed either above or beneath the pectoralis muscle, which produces different desired results. The method of insertion and incision placement can also affect outcomes, but the general aim is to situate the implants in the best placement to achieve the specific results the patient hopes to achieve. This improves the breasts’ profile, shape, size, and contour.
How Does a Breast Lift Work?
A breast lift is a bit different because it aims to restore sagging breasts to a higher, more pleasing position on the chest. The breast profile can be addressed with this procedure, like with a breast augmentation, without adding volume to the breasts’ size. Excess skin is removed as necessary, and the nipples can be repositioned to a perkier, youthful direction. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on the breasts as can fluctuations in weight, so what once might have been pleasing breasts before may have changed over time. A breast lift may be the desired option for breasts that have drooped or sagged or nipples that have pointed more downward than outward.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Patients who achieve the most successful results from a breast procedure at Rodeo Surgical Art are those who are generally healthy, don’t smoke, and whose expectations are realistic. A consultation with Dr. Mashhadian is a great starting place to have all your questions answered.
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Can a Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift be Combined?
A breast augmentation can absolutely be combined with a breast lift successfully! The implants you choose can be inserted into the breast pocket that’s best for you through the incisions made for your specific type of breast lift using a Keller Funnel, which minimizes trauma to surrounding tissues so you experience less swelling and bruising as much as possible. Breast lift incision types can impact your final results, so it’s best to carefully consider what kind of end result will be achieved with each.
What is Recovery Like?All procedures by Dr. Mashhadian are performed in the Rodeo Surgical Art surgical suite on an outpatient basis. You’ll awaken from your procedure wearing a compression bandage to keep your contours in place. Patients with implants will experience a heaviness on the chest that may take some acclimating to. After a few hours of careful monitoring, you may return to the comfort of your home for the remainder of your recovery. Because of Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL™ techniques, you may be on your feet faster than ever, and may not even require narcotic pain medication. Your new breasts will settle into their best position in the following months, leaving you happier with your overall profile and silhouette.
*Individual Results May Vary