Primary Augmentation With Lift
I evaluated this 27-year-old female who requested to have a primary augmentation. During her examination, she mentioned that, after having two children, she was ready to get her pre-pregnancy shape back.
To the left, you can see her pre-op photo that shows severe skin laxity with a loss of upper-pole fullness of the breast. During her pre-op consultation, we also discussed her dark skin and her increased risk for hypopigmentation (loss of skin color). After discussing her options, we agreed on 420 cc saline high profile breast implants and performing a full mastopexy (breast lift). The mastopexy involves repositioning the breast and nipple/areola to a more youthful position and addresses the ptosis or sagging of the breasts.
The post-op photo is two weeks out, and she is very happy that she has regained her youthful shape. She will continue to follow my post-op instruction, which includes a compression bra and one-inch Steri-strips used at two-week intervals for a total of six weeks to reduce spreading of the scars.