This is my third breast lift & I am one month out. I hate everything about the result. Please help to have them revised.(photo)
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I appreciate your question.
I perform a liposuction breast lift that removes tissue from the areas you don't want such as near the armpit and the lower portion hanging near your stomach. Once I use this to shape the breast I then remove the skin to tighten the breast and create a better shape with nice cleavage. Since I perform this less invasively the recovery time is faster. The size would depend on the proportion with your body versus going for a cup size. It works very well if there are asymmetries. I can also use the removed fat as a natural breast augmentation by grafting the fat back into the breast to create more projection or into the top to create more cleavage. This procedure can also be combined with an implant if needed or wanted. It should not affect nipple sensation, mammograms, cancer risk or breast-feeding. If you gain or lose weight, the transferred fat can do the same.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Please give it time to heal.
All scars take time to heal. The incisions can look worse at 2 months then just after surgery. That is because of the way our incisions (wounds) heal. Collagen formation in a mature scar is about time. It will take a year as you have been through it before. Your skin may just not have the elasticity it once did. There is some evidence that placement of autologous fat (your own fat) under the skin of the breast or other scars can help improve the elastin and collagen of the skin. Of course, this potentially means another operative procedure, but gaining the upper pole fullness and improving skin elasticity will be worth it.
Results of Breast Lift
All cosmetic procedures carry some risks of surgery:
Over time, gravity will continue to have an effect and the breast skin will tend to stretch. The degree of #stretching and #sagging varies between women: generally, women with smaller breasts experience less recurring sagging. If sagging does occur, further excision of the skin on an outpatient basis can be used to correct the problem. Heavy and large breasts may lead to recurrent sagging and may require the removal of a small amount of breast tissue to achieve an optimal shape and size. One key to a satisfying result is realistic expectations.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk. Any breast operation can result in changes in sensation. This happens less with lifts than reductions but is still possible. Occasionally, minor complications occur and do not affect the surgical outcome. Major complications associated with this procedure are rare. The suitability of the breast lift procedure and specific risks may be determined during your consultation.
#Hypertrophic or #keloid scars can be a problem. The worst are usually under the breast with an #AnchorLift or inverted “T”. These can be treated like all thickened scars with re-excision, laser, kenalog/5-FU injections, creams, silicone strips and other methods to reduce and improve healing.
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Thank you for your question and providing photos. If you desire to restore the firmness and shape of your breasts, then a breast lift was right for you. In general, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) has become enlarged over time, and a breast lift reduces this as well. A breast lift rejuvenates the female figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted and firm.
When an increase in breast volume is also desired, breast implants may be inserted in conjunction with a breast lift. If you want fullness at the top, the only way to achieve that is with an implant.
Next step is to see a board certified plastic surgeon or your current surgeon to discuss your options and goals.