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Mommy Makeovers – Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Techniques

Mommy Makeovers usually focus on fixing problems on the chest and stomach, areas that are most affected by pregnancy. Some women hide sagging breasts with a push-up bra and bind their sagging bellies with a corset or another body-shaping undergarment.

However, these undergarments constrict breathing and movement. The underwear leaves red marks on the skin where it was pushed too tightly. The best solution for the discomfort and misery of wearing body-shaping undergarments is to have a breast lift, and if needed, breast augmentation, and a tummy tuck to get rid of excess skin around the stomach area.

The Structure of the Breasts

Sagging breasts are primarily caused by the loss of elasticity of the skin on the breast area. The ligaments inside the breast, the fatty tissue and the shrinking of milk ducts also contribute to the sagging or drooping of the breasts. To fix this problem, certified cosmetic surgeons will recommend a breast lift procedure to bring back the breasts to its upright and perky position.

However, breast involution, or the loss of tissue, causes a significant decrease in breast size. A breast lift can bring up the breasts, but it cannot bring back their fullness. Breast implants are needed to fill in the ’empty spaces’ left by atrophied breast tissues.

Incision Techniques For Breast Lifts and Breast Augmentation

There are several techniques for breast lifts. They all take out a part of the excess skin around the breasts and then ‘lift’ the breast by attaching the remaining parts together. The incision techniques are the periareolar incision, circumareolar incision, vertical incision, and anchor incision, which are selected depending on the severity of sagging.

For breast augmentation, the surgeon may use three techniques, namely the inframammary, which cuts below the breast; the areolar, which cuts below the nipple; and the transaxilliary, which cuts below the armpit. The cut is deeper into the breast tissue than the breast lift. The surgeon will carefully separate the breast tissue and expose the pectoralis muscle.

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