Short-Scar Breast Lift with Implants
I’m always getting asked about my techniques- here ya go: This patient came to see me with huge, low, wide, loose breasts without any upper breast fullness. She actually had very pretty breasts in the past, but childbearing, weight changes, and time, caused them to drop and sag. Breasts like these are traditionally thought of as difficult to lift and manage, and definitely difficult to achieve legitimate upper breast fullness in. The vast majority of plastic surgeons in the U.S. use a very old (inferior pedicle) technique that results in huge (anchor) scars, a boxy appearance, and worst of all, still keeps the breasts low on the chest. Unfortunately, even the best surgeons are hamstrung by their choice of this technique. That operation never made a lot of sense to me so I abandoned it over 18 years ago, in favor of a far superior (pun intended) short scar technique that allows me to create high, full, rounded, beautiful breasts that have 70% shorter scars, have much better healing, and hold up much better over time. Why don’t all surgeons use this technique? It has a very steep learning curve, is difficult to teach, requires a high degree of precision, and until SAFELipo and Breast Tissue Equalization were developed, it was difficult to manage the bottom skin of the breast perfectly. Nowadays, it’s hard to justify performing a “lift” on a patient that results in breasts that are still low and sagging, yet we see it around here every day... Hopefully not from any of our own patients!
- Breast Augmentation with Lift
Provider: Simeon Wall Jr MD