Breast Lift Augmentation w/ Lift Beverly Hills | Los Angeles
A woman’s breasts often begin to droop over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity and heredity.
Breast lift surgery can reverse these changes by using a combination of techniques that allows for the removal of excess breast skin, reshaping of the breast mound and reduction in the size of the areola. A breast lift alone, however, may not provide sufficient upper breast fullness in patients that feel that their breasts have also “deflated” in addition to becoming droopy. In this case, breast implants can be added during the breast lift surgery in order to add volume and upper pole fullness to the breasts. It should also be pointed out that a breast lift surgery performed without the placement of breast implants can result in the reduction in the size of a woman’s breasts after surgery. This is because, even though no breast tissue is removed during the breast lift surgery, the original saggy breast tissue is fitted into a smaller, perkier breast envelope during the surgery which results in a smaller appearance of the breasts after surgery. Therefore, if a patient desires to stay the same breast size as before surgery, a breast implant may need to be added during the breast lift surgery in order to simply maintain the same size breasts as prior to the surgery.
A few facts should be mentioned in regards to process of having a combined breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. First of all, the breast lift procedure includes reducing the size of areolas (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) which produces a much more youthful appearance of the breasts following the surgery. Secondly, even though the areolas (nipples) are reduced and moved higher on the breast mound during the surgery, they remained attached to the breast throughout the entire surgery and they are NEVER removed at any time. I often say that the “plumbing remains intact” since the areolas/nipples are never detached from the breast and the majority of the nerves and milk-ducts should therefore remain intact and functioning properly. This is important mentally, emotionally and physically since most women feel better knowing that their nipples are never detached from their body during the surgery and they do not necessarily have to sacrifice sensation of their nipples or their future ability to breast feed after a breast lift procedure. Thirdly, some surgeons recommend breaking this type of combined surgery into two separate procedures which ends up being much more expensive and stressful on a woman’s body as well as time consuming for a patient that needs to schedule additional time off from work. Dr Motykie, therefore, prefers to do both surgeries at the same time because it allows the surgery to be more affordable for patients as well as allowing them to undergo only one anesthesia, one recovery process and one time period off from work. Dr Motykie is very experienced in performing combined breast lift/augmentation procedures using both saline and silicone breast implants as well as being proficient in performing all the most current and effective breast lifting techniques. Lastly, although all women are concerned with scarring following a breast lift procedure, the healing process has been enhanced by modern scar therapies that are now available such as topical scar creams, silicone sheeting and laser scar treatments that all help scars fade away over time.
During your consultation, Dr Motykie will address your desires from combining a breast lift and breast augmentation procedure augmentation and he will give you a clearer understanding of how a combination of these procedures may best be able to meet your own needs and expectations. Dr Motykie will also give you an opportunity to ask him any question you may have about breast surgery as well as its possible benefits in your particular case. When going into your consultation, it is wise to come with questions written down and have a general understanding of the overall procedure so you can be prepared to learn as much as possible during your visit with Dr Motykie. Sometime during your consultation Dr Motykie may have you look through a “breast book” that contains numerous photographs of different types, shapes and sizes of breasts in order to help you determine what type of breast you personally find attractive as well as which type of breast implant and breast lift technique may best help you to achieve your desired outcome from surgery. You are also encouraged to bring in photographs you may have obtained on your own from magazines or various internet websites which show the desired “look” you would like to achieve from surgery. Dr Motykie has found that looking through these types of photographs as well as reviewing his personal breast surgery portfolio is much more helpful in determining the true breast size and shape you desire from surgery rather than techniques that employ stuffing bras with various filler materials, trying on misleading sizing implants or undergoing visual imaging techniques. By the conclusion of your consultation, the possible options available to you for your breast surgery should be discussed and will typically include different types, shapes and sizes of breast implants as well as the various lifting techniques that are available in your particular case.
Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. At the conclusion of your consultation you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr Motykie’s surgical consultant who will be able to explain to you the possible cost and timing of your breast surgery. Cost may include surgeon’s fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, prescription medications, post-surgery garments, and medical screening tests. Dr Motykie’s consultant will also be able to explain to you all of your possible financing options. Remember, a surgeon’s price for breast revision will vary based on their experience, the type of procedure being performed as well as the geographic location of their office. Please do not bargain shop for your plastic surgery but also make sure that you are not overpaying for your procedure by doing your homework, online research and obtaining several opinions from different board certified plastic surgeons before making your final decision about having your own breast surgery procedure.
For your own personal and confidential consultation, contact Dr. Motykie’s office today. Dr Motykie will answer all of your questions and together you can determine which breast revision procedure best fits your desires and needs. Remember, it is impossible for a surgeon to tell you the best approach for you without first listening to your desires and concerns and then performing a physical examination of your breasts and surrounding tissue. Out of town patients may send photographs in order to have a virtual consultation performed by Dr Motykie.