Do You Need Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
Knowing The Difference Between Procedures
Deciding which surgery will best enhance your breasts is a personal choice that many of our patients face. Dr. Elliot Duboys of Long Island NY is here to explain each step of your decision. To start, it is important to understand the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift.
Breast augmentation patients, generally seek to enlarge the size of their breasts. This is achieved by using saline or silicone breast implants that may be placed behind the breast tissue (retromammary) or beneath the pectoralis major muscle (retromuscular) or a combination of both (dual plane).
Reasons For Breast Augmentation:
- Individual unhappy about the size (volume) of her breasts
- Different sized or asymmetrical breasts
- Difficulty in finding clothing that fits
- Disproportional breasts in relation to the rest of the body
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
When a women chooses a breast lift (mastopexy), the plastic surgeon will ‘lift’ the breast restoring the breast to its proper location. Then, the any excess skin will be tightened and a rounder, perkier shape created.
Reasons for Breast Lift :
- The nipples point downward
- Reduction in size of the areola
- Breast positions shift as weight is gained or lost
- Restore breast shape as a result of aging, breast-feeding or genetics
Sometimes patients chose both procedures, to restore both volume and shape that frequently occurs as a result of child birth or aging. Basically, breast augmentation changes the volume of the breast, while Mastopexy (breast lift) changes the contour/shape of the breast.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Which procedure do I want? Or do I want both?” Whether or not you have an idea of how you see yourself looking, Dr. Duboys will walk you through both procedures and explain how you may best benefit.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 631-423-1000 to schedule your complimentary consultation at our Long Island office. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along your journey!
- Published in Breast Augmentation
Are You Ready For A Mommy Makeover?
Bringing Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Body
Mommy Makeovers are becoming one of the more common plastic surgical procedures performed each year. The goal of this new type of procedure is to help women restore their body after having gone through the rigors of pregnancy and child birth.
There is no doubt that becoming a mother, and bearing children, is a highly rewarding experience. While, a woman may love her role as mom, she may not be as content with the new shape of her body. Many moms across the country have found that the Mommy Makeover is the ideal cosmetic surgical procedure for them, as it can give them back the confidence they need to be the best mom possible.
What Are The Mommy Makeover Procedures?
Mommy Makeovers can be customized depending upon a woman’s specific needs, but the most common procedures are breast augmentation (implants), breast lift (mastopexy) and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
Breast tissue can change drastically after pregnancy, especially if you choose to breast feed your children. Breasts will grow larger during pregnancy and then reduce in size after giving birth. Breast implants are a great option to restore volume to breasts to pre-baby size and fullness. It is important to note that breast augmentation may alter your ability to breast feed in the future so you should voice your concerns with your surgeon.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift is another popular makeover option. Breasts have the tendency to sag after giving birth and nursing. Just like breast augmentation, this procedure should only be performed after milk production has stopped – typically 6 months after cessation of nursing. This will also reduce the chance of infection post surgery. During the breast lift procedure, the surgeon will lift the breast to restore their original appearance. Often, breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation. witch symptoms curse black magic spells.
Sometimes there are problems that diet and exercise just can’t fix, such as that skin bulge over your jeans or the residual “pregnancy bump”. This is when a tummy tuck may be a viable option. This procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the muscles in the abdominal region. It is important that a woman has achieved and maintained a stable/healthy weight for at least 6 to 8 months prior to having a tummy tuck.
A Mommy Makeover should be done after a woman has decided that she is done having children. Recovery time depends on the type of surgeries performed, and all Mommy Makeover patients should abstain from physical activity for at least 6 weeks post surgery.
Want To Learn More About Mommy Makeovers In Long Island?
Dr. Duboys has been serving the Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County, NY area with leading cosmetic surgery procedures for over 30 years. He performs all Mommy Makeover and cosmetic procedures in his fully accredited ambulatory surgery facility at his practice, Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Duboys, please contact us at our Huntington, NY practice. We will work with you to find an appointment that fits best within your schedule.
- Published in Mommy Makeover