When it comes to cosmetic breast surgery, a creative, artistic approach often works best.
Every woman’s goals are unique, and while some approaches are straightforward, a combination of procedures is sometimes needed.
At Orlando Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. George Pope performs augmentation mastopexy when a patient wants larger breasts but also needs to lift sagging tissue.
Sagging breasts are common after childbirth, breastfeeding, weight loss, and, with aging.
An augmentation mastopexy procedure can make breasts bigger, perkier, and more youthful.
The Augmentation Mastopexy Procedure
During augmentation mastopexy, Dr. Pope removes excess skin by making one incision in the area around the areola and another one vertically from the base of the areola down to the end of the breast. He places the implants through these incisions.
The implants are usually placed beneath the pectoral muscle of the chest. You may choose between saline or silicone breast implants for your surgery.
A breast lift can also make both breasts the same size. Your areola and nipple will be lifted, giving them a more youthful appearance.
When a breast lift is done with implants, saline or silicone implants can be used to add more volume. Many patients choose the popular Allergan Natrelle 410 breast implants, designed for a shaped look that mirrors the natural curve of a woman’s breast.
Designed with a teardrop shape instead of a round one, Natrelle® 410 breast implants feature a gradually tapered slope.
Dr. Pope is currently a clinical investigator for the 410 implants, and enrolls patients in the study.
If you’re confused about whether a traditional breast lift, breast augmentation, or augmentation mastopexy is best for you, you should consult Dr. Pope and allow him to assess your specific case. He will ask you about your personal goals and recommend the best approach.
Augmentation mastopexy generally takes anywhere between 2 and 4 hours, and most patients go home the same day. You will need someone to drive you home from the surgical center.
Dr. Pope will give you post-operative instructions and may also prescribe pain-relief medication to alleviate discomfort.
Most patients are able to begin light exercise two weeks after the surgery. Regular exercise can usually begin after six weeks and may change depending on your doctor’s instructions.
You can return to work a week after your surgery. If your job requires heavy lifting or significant upper body movement, you will need to wait for at least four weeks.
Contact Our Office
To learn more about the procedure and the benefits it can provide, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Pope. Dr. Pope is a board certified plastic surgeon, with more than 25 years experience. He is consistently voted the best plastic surgeon by Orlando Magazine readers, and is the surgeon often chosen by other doctors for themselves and their family members.