Why and how do surgeons create new inframammary folds in the breast?
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'Creating' a new fold under the breast
It is not necessary in every breasts augmentation surgery to create a new infra mammary fold. If the distance between the IMF and the nipple is 7 - 9 cm, there is no need for new fold because there is enough room even for large implants. When the distance is short , it is necessary to lower crease ( IMF ) to create room for the implants and in case of mild ptosis ( saggyness ) , give a lift to the nipples. It is easier and more natural to create the new IMF through a subareola incision that allows better visualization and control of the area. Always, consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons. Check their before and after pictures to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and you like the results.
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Internal Ryan procedure is used to create an inframammary breast fold
When an implant has bottomed out or in cases of breast reconstruction after mastectomy the most common procedure to create an inframammary fold is called the internal Ryan procedure. During this procedure the surgeon uses sutures to stitch the breast fold to the periosteum of the rib to establish a new crease beneath the breast. In cases where a breast implant capsule is present the capsular tissue can be pexied or tightened any new fold created from inside.
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In breast augmentation I have chosen to spend time reviewing photographs with patients to fully understand their expectation of size and shape. Many times this simply raises more questions. I will make measurements and use the implant guides to allow the patient to understand exactly the sizes that are reasonable for their body type and measurements.
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