So you’ve made the decision to have breast augmentation surgery but with all the time spent day-dreaming about how perfect the results will be, have you actually fully researched possible surgery techniques and the type of results to expect post op.
A cosmetic surgeon will be in the best position to advise a patient as to what the best technique will be depending on the individual circumstances of each case. Using the wrong technique can produce sub-optimal results as can the insertion of an implant where a mastopexy would have provided the optimal cosmetic outcome.
One of the main areas of concern when it comes to undergoing a mastopexy is the positioning of the nipple post-surgery. If the wrong procedure is used or if the incisions are not carried out correctly, it can lead to the nipples sitting too high on the breast. Many women are not aware that an implant will not be sufficient to reduce sagginess of the breast (ptosis).
Different Mastopexy Techniques:
- Traditional Breast Lift Technique (Wise Pattern or Anchor Lift). Most suitable for women that have significantly droopy breasts. This technique involves three incisions, one around the nipple, a vertical incision from the nipple to the fold under the breast and one crescent shaped incision along the breast fold.
- Vertical Breast Lift Technique (Circumvertical or Lollipop Lift). This technique is mostly suited to women with mild to moderate sagging and involves only two incisions. One around the nipple and a vertical incision from the nipple to the fold under the breast.
- Circumareolar Breast Lift Technique (Donut lift). This technique is suited to women with very mild sagging and uses a single incision around the border of the nipple. This procedure will produce a very subtle look.
Different Types and Shapes of Breast Implants:
- Round Implants If a patient is looking for a fuller upper breast then they will usually choose to go with a round implant. When choosing a round implant it is necessary to take in to consideration the projection of the implant. Projections vary from low to high and the choice of projection will depend upon the desired outcome of each individual patient. As they are round, the patient will not need to worry about implant rotation.
- Teardrop Implants If the patient is looking for a more natural look then the better shape option is the teardrop. Teardrop implants get their name from the way they are shaped. Fuller on the bottom, less on the top and mimics the natural breast shape.
- Regular Silicone Gel Implants Tend to feel more like breast tissue than other types of implants. They are the softest and most natural but unfortunately are only available in round.
- Highly Cohesive Silicone Breast Implants Also known as ‘gummy bear’ implants due to their texture. Thicker and firmer than regular silicone gel implants they are available in both round and teardrop.
- Saline Breast Implants The main benefits of saline implants is that they are filled with sterile salt water and they are adjustable in size. They can provide the highest degree of upper breast fullness and projection, more so than their silicone counterparts.
In conclusion, it is crucial to take great care when considering any surgery. Often mistakes by a surgeon cannot be corrected or reversed. Oversights and negligence are always a possibility and mistakes do happen. If you feel that you have been impacted negatively in any way please feel free to contact our legal team in Synnott Lawline. Locall 1850 20 40 60.