Case of the Month: Breast Augmentation Lift
Breast Augmentation with Lift
This patient is a 27-year-old professional businesswoman who’s breasts developed asymmetrically. The left breast was more ptotic, or “droopy” than the right, a condition that had bothered her immensely since adolescents. In addition to correcting her asymmetry, she wished improve the overall shape and positioning of both breasts in a way that would look natural and more proportionate to her overall body.
To address this patients concerns, Dr. Michael D. Cohen, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Breast Specialist, recommended a Breast Augmentation with Lift procedure, also known as augmentation-mastopexy. With this procedure, carefully selected breast implants are used to increase the size of one or both breasts while raising the breast tissue as needed. The size and position of the breasts are carefully arranged to improve:
- nipple positioning;
- size; and
- overall body proportionality.
Implant choice is a key component to achieving a balanced, natural-looking result. Today, there are a wide range of breast implant options available. In addition to size, implant options include type, texture, shape, profile, and material.
After listening closely to this patient’s concerns and goals and carefully assessing her breast’s shape, skin and tissue condition and overall body dimensions, Dr. Cohen recommended silicone memory gel implants: 225cc Moderate Plus Profile, Smooth, Round for the right breast and a 125cc Moderate Plus Profile, Smooth, Round for the left breast.
In addition to Augmentation on both breasts, this patient’s right breast required a circumventrical lift. During this procedure, Dr. Cohen re-positioned the patient’s breast tissue to improve its position and firmness, and inserted the implant to further improve the breast’s shape and volume. A Lift procedure involves strategic incisions which are always placed as inconspicuously as possible and closed for optimal fading.
Dr. Cohen performed this procedure in Belcara Health’s Clarkview Surgical Center, which is AAAHC accredited and located onsite for the patient’s privacy, comfort and convenience. The patient returned home hours after the procedure and was back to work 5 days later.
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“Dr. Cohen changed my life. I struggled with my breast asymmetry since I was a young girl. Learning it was a common condition didn’t alleviate the blows to my self-esteem I felt every day as I got dressed and had to find ways to compensate. When I finally decided to do something about it and met Dr. Cohen, I knew immediately he was the right person to help me. He specializes in breast surgery and had a lot of experience with fixing asymmetrical breasts like mine. I’m grateful to Dr. Cohen, Martha, Lisa, Jamie and the whole staff at Belcara Health. They all answered my many many questions with patients, kindness and humor. Dr. Cohen truly pays attention to you as an individual, not just a procedure. I’m so happy with my results. My surgery has already made an incredible impact on my life and, for the first time ever, I’m looking forward to summer when I will enjoy the beach without worry. Thank you!”