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Guide to a More Satisfying Breast Lift Delaware

When it comes to plastic surgery procedures like breast enhancement, bear in mind at all times that you are still the master of your body (or breasts, for that matter). Your decision determines the final course. The chosen plastic surgeon will only help you through in providing and discussing your available options based on your cosmetic circumstance and goal, as well as the one to undertake the specific procedure you agreed on. So if you decide to have a mastopexy surgery or breast lift, consider your personal satisfaction as the foremost determinant to the success of the operation. The breast enhancement should indeed achieve the changes you wanted made.

A Breast Lift Surgery is primarily designed to lift drooping breasts and nipples – the procedure is usually intended for those women who gave birth recently or those who developed droopy breasts over time.

Before recommending any procedure, Delaware Plastic Surgeon Dr. Saunders, on his part, will evaluate your physical and mental fitness to undergo an invasive surgery. You should have a generally healthy condition with no current or chronic breast ailment history. It is also important to stay realistic with the procedure’s outcome, as the mastopexy may improve your breast form but not change the appearance of your entire breasts and body.

Education is Key

Not only a Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Saunders is also a respected author of “A Woman’s Guide to the ‘Real-Reality’ of Cosmetic Surgery”, on which one of the main themes is the importance of getting educated with all  possible cosmetic options so that any woman can come up with an informed choice. More so, a woman considering mastopexy should not only know the options, but must demand a discussion with the surgeon regarding the choices.

Hence, with Dr. Saunders’ Breast Lift Delaware procedure, the position of incisions and potential scars are as important discussion points as the surgical technique to be utilized. The difference between lift and other breast procedures like augmentation will be made clearer to you. There will also be discussion and determination whether or not implant is necessary to be incorporated.

True enough, he will guide you through the Mastopexy process from pre-op preparations to post-surgery recovery steps. You are expected, as well, to be straightforward on your concerns and questions during the whole process.

If interested with this procedure, schedule now a personal consult with Dr. Saunders. You may do so by contacting our office at (302) 652-3331 or via this Online Reservation Form.

Wilmington Breast Lift

Many women struggle with breasts that have begun to sag and droop. This is happens for many reasons. Breast feeding, changes in weight, genetics and the natural effects of aging all take their toll. Dr. Chris Saunders has helped countless women restore their breasts to create a more youthful appearance through Wilmington Breast Lift surgery.

In a Breast Lift procedure an incision is made around the areola and excess, sagging skin is removed. The areola may also be repositioned, reshaped, or re-sized to create the most ideal results. The remaining skin is then closed creating firmer, perkier, more youthful breasts. In some cases, a breast augmentation may be coupled with a breast lift procedure.

If you would like to learn more about the breast lift procedure and to find out if you are a good candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saunders.

Wilmington Breast Lift Rejuvenation

The effects of gravity, genetics, aging, weight loss and pregnancy all take their inevitable effect on our bodies, acting to pull the breasts downward. Women dissatisfied with their breasts, due to sagging, may consider a Breast Lift procedure. During a Breast Lift procedure the skin around the areola is removed, while the areola stays in tact with itís original blood supply and nerves. The areola is repositioned higher and the remaining skin is closed around the areola. In some cases, the areola may be re-shaped or re-sized as well to create the best, most natural aesthetic. The resulting breasts are perkier, more youthful looking and also firmer.

Women who are also dissatisfied with their breasts, not only because of sagging, but who feel they have lost breast mass, may need a Breast Augmentation coupled with a Breast Lift to achieve the desired results. Take a look at some of results our Breast Lift patients have enjoyed in our Before and After Breast Lift Gallery.

If you still have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saunders, contact us today.

Breast Lift Surgery and Breast Reduction Surgery: Understanding the incisions or Scars

The writings or blogs are posted most recently on the top. For example, patients who are reading these writings on breast lift cosmetic surgery, it is best to scroll down and start reading the writings at Wilmington Breast Lift and Breast Reduction. This would be first. The later ones are in sequence as they have been added later.

Breast lift incisions or scars are of major concern. Poor scars on the breast are, in fact, one of the major causes for law suits against plastic surgeons. Breast incisions typically heal well and fade with time, but they can heal poorly or become hypertrophic or keloidal. Poor scars can be described as raised, red, and unsightly. A woman can have an operation to make the breast prettier, and all of a sudden she ends up with bad scars. She has become “scarred”. This is never the goal, of course. Most women do not end up like this. Most women have good or excellent results with incisions that fade well. The risk that the incisions do not fade well is one of the main risks a woman must face. Medical studies and medical research have shown extremely high satisfaction rates with these operations. The medical literature would support the conclusion that these operations really work. They improve symptoms of back and neck pain, and they greatly improve the shape and attractiveness of the breast. Most women are pleased with their operation, their surgeon, and would do it again if asked. However the “Real-Reality” of these breast operations, like many operations, is that the patient and doctor take a statistical chance. This is the chance that the incision doesn’t fade, as it is expected to, after breast lift or breast reduction surgery. The incisions or the scars and how they fade are of utmost importance. Certain operations like cosmetic eye lifts almost never get bad scars. Breast lift and breast reduction surgery have a greater chance. Although this rate is still very low, I believe it is the major factor that must be discussed before surgery. If a woman hates her breasts, and she cannot stand to look at them in the mirror, then she is an excellent candidate for this type of breast surgery. She typically will love the new shape and appearance of her breasts. The incisions are a necessary trade-off. In the great majority of cases, the incisions fade very well. They never go away. However, there really is no other option besides surgery, except not having the operation. No creams, suction massage, or puppet strings will work and lift the breast. These are not reality. You live with the existing shape of the breast or have the operation. In this scenario described, where the woman cannot stand her breasts and she believes it is not a minor issue but a major dissatisfaction, then she typically will be happy with surgery. This is a patient that probably will like the results of the breast lift. The necessary trade-off of the incisions will be outweighed by the improvement in appearance, and she will feel the operation has been worth it.

In contrast to breast lift, breast augmentation or breast enlargement have very small incisions. The incision for breast augmentation is small because the implant can be “rolled up” and placed in “empty.” It is then “filled up” inside the breast under the muscle. The incision for breast augmentation is much smaller than the breast lift and has a very high rate of fading extremely well.

Women interested in breast lift, breast augmentation, breast lift and augmentation, breast lift recovery, breast lift cost, and breast lift incisions should come in for a consultation with Dr. Saunders. Please also see the breast lift before and after photos and the breast augmentation before and after photos.

More information on Breast Lift Surgery and Breast Reduction Surgery

The writings or blogs are posted most recently on the top. For example, patients who are reading these writings on breast lift cosmetic surgery, it is best to scroll down and start reading the writings at Wilmington Breast Lift and Breast Reduction. This would be first. The later ones are in sequence as they have been added later.

The circumareolar pattern for breast lifting is mainly used for very small degrees of breast hanging. If it is used for more hanging than very small amounts, the result can be a shape that is very unnatural, with a flat and/or poor shape. A major understanding is that to make the breasts attractive in shape, with the nipples attractively lifted, the scars are a necessary evil. Make too few incisions, and you may end up with this poor shape and unattractive breasts. Larger breast incision patterns typically end up with attractive breasts with the main remaining issue being the fading of scars. Unattractive breasts after lifting or breast reduction may have changes that are difficult to correct even with re-operation. This type of re-operative surgery can be necessary after poor results. Think of it like a seesaw. On one side are breasts with minimal hanging. Some women might even say they don’t need lifting. These women can have small incisions, because there is a small amount of loose skin that needs to be removed. On the other side of the seesaw is significant hanging of the breasts, and the nipples are probably pointing significantly down. These breasts have significant amounts of loose skin and larger incision patterns are necessary. The “Real-Reality” is you cannot remove lots of loose skin with small patterns. Your anatomy determines the operation you need, typically not your wishes. Everyone wants a small incision, including the doctor.

The circumareolar pattern, as I have described, allows for only small amounts of skin removal and is for a limited number of patients with small degree of hanging. There are other problems with this pattern, including poor scar formation around the nipple, poor projection of the breast, a flat shape, and widespread nipples. Some doctors never use this pattern, because of these risks. I believe, if the woman has the correct anatomy, then the results from this pattern can be what is desired, and can be achieved.

The second pattern around the nipple and down, the “lollipop” pattern is much more frequently used than the other patterns. I like to think of it as a compromise pattern between the three patterns described. Moderate degrees of hanging and breast reduction can be done through this pattern. Lower risks of poor shape after surgery can be expected, compared to the circumareolar technique. The final pattern or “anchor” pattern might be called the “classic” incision pattern. It allows for as much skin removal as is necessary for women of any degree of breast size or shape. More severe degrees of hanging and very large breasts are typically best treated with this incision pattern. Once again, your anatomy and shape are major determinants, in regards to which pattern you will need.

Most breast lifts are done with the “lollipop” incision pattern. Patients with very little hanging can have the nipple incision only. Patients with large degrees of hanging will need the “anchor” pattern. The pattern of incision needed can change if a women decides she wants a breast lift and augmentation. A breast augmentation added to a breast lift leads to a bigger volume or size in addition to the lifted shape. The breast implant “takes up” extra skin and some patients will need smaller incisions because of this. Women interested in breast lift and augmentation might find they need just a “lollipop” incision instead of the “anchor” pattern if they add breast implants to the lift.
Finally, some women just need breast augmentation and no lift. This is if you have very little hanging however.

Women interested in breast lift, breast lift and augmentation, breast lift recovery, breast lift cost, and breast lift incisions should come in for a consultation with Dr. Saunders. Please also see the breast lift before and after photos and the breast augmentation before and after photos.