Going for a staged lift and then (maybe) augmentation after 6 months. (Photo)
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Breast Lift following Weight Loss
sometimes the addition of longer scars can also be extended up through the arm to remove the excess arm skin this would be a combination of brachioplasty and mastopexy along with breast augmentation. These are very common procedures to do together, we do a lot of them in our practice for people who have had massive weight loss.
Going for a staged lift and then (maybe) augmentation after 6 months
You appear to have some breast tissue -i don't think you will be completely flat. Re/your question about incision length- usually the more excess skin a patient has- the longer the incision will be extended laterally to remove all of the excess skin. Doing this procedures in two stages is a good idea.
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Staged lift is not required in your case
Please take a look at my before and after gallery to view a patient with your dimensions, excess skin, and degree of sagginess who underwent the Ultimate Breast Lift method without implants. It is hard to believe, but you actually have enough tissue to create upper pole fullness (without the extra expense, risks and complications associated with breast implants) if the UBL technique is used. The vertical incision component has also bee completely eliminated with this technique. The video below is an example of this technique.
I hope this helps.
Gary Horndeski M.D.
Staged breast lift with implants after 120 pound weight loss
- First, congratulations on your weight loss - what an achievement. Good for you.
- The long scar in the posted photo was to reduce excess skin on the side of the chest with the breast lift.
- Your surgeon is the best person to trust in doing this in stages -
- When done in one stage, revisions are often needed.
- At least in the photos, this does not appear necessary for you -
- You have very little breast volume - your breast volume is large gone from weight loss -
- If your surgeon, based on an examination, tells you there will be no volume after surgery, then plan on that being the temporary result - until you have your implants.
- You are likely to have a bit more than just nipples, depending on the surgical approach.
- An incision is the crease seems the right approach, because of the needs to remove excess skin.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
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One stage or two
Doing this in one stage is not wrong, but more difficult to get a long lasting result.
Congratulations on your weight loss!
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