What is Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?Posted on November 21, 2020
Aging, environmental factors, and genetic markers can make some women experience sagging breasts along with a significant reduction in breast volume. This can cause the breasts to look deflated and make the woman appear older. Breast augmentation mastopexy or BAM successfully combines breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure. Your plastic surgeon will recommend this procedure if you are looking for a more youthful upper body.
The cosmetic surgery effectively combines two different procedures reducing the overall down time and risk factors. Talk to your surgeon during your consultation about the surgical technique they will use for your procedure. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Advantages
Breast augmentation mastopexy involves placing implants to restore fullness in the upper breast region. At the same time, your surgeon will also tighten the breast tissues and reposition the nipple-areola complex to a more youthful and elevated level. The plastic surgery is beneficial from both a reconstructive as well as a cosmetic viewpoint.
You can say goodbye to scooped-out looking breasts and acquire fuller, more projecting, perkier breasts. A few pertinent issues that a breast augmentation mastopexy procedure resolves are:
- Droopy or hanging breasts
- Loss of volume
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Stretch marks or creases
- Loss of breast shape
What Does the Surgical Procedure Involve?
Your surgeon will carry out the breast augmentation mastopexy procedure after administering general anesthesia. Incisions will be created on your breasts in discreet locations. This can be under the breast crease or around the areolas. In some cases, vertical incisions may need to be made from the lower half of the areola to the breast fold. Generally, crescent incisions are made. However, if your breasts sag significantly, a lollipop incision may be necessary.
The plastic surgeon will insert breast implants through these incisions. Your surgeon will also excise any loose skin and bring the breast tissues closer for a more lifted or perkier appearance. They will adjust the implants to ensure that everything looks natural and as per your aesthetic goals.
Once the surgery is performed, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures. This combined surgery allows you to get the results of two different procedures with subsequently less scarring.
Your surgeon may also be able to increase your cleavage size. This will usually be done after inserting the breast implants. The shape, size and type of implants used depend on your aesthetic goals and anatomical needs. It is vital that you speak with the surgeon about all your expectations and goals for them to develop a customized plan before the surgery.
Recovery for a breast augmentation mastopexy is similar to the downtime involved in a breast lift procedure or breast augmentation plastic surgery. You should be able to return to work within two weeks of the surgery.
However, it’s critical that you refrain from carrying out any strenuous activities, participate in any sports, roughhouse with your children, lifting heavy weights, for instance. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.
Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.
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