Dr. Krau has performed thousands of breast augmentation surgeries in Miami. However, when it comes to breast lifts, his specific technique leaves patients with less scarring and a better shape. While the traditional breast lift is done with an anchor incision, the technique he uses, a vertical mammaplasty, does not require that long horizontal incision. Not only do Aventura breast lift patients have one less scar, but the shape of the breast is better and the longevity of the lift is longer. Traditionally, surgeons have relied on the skin to reshape and support the breast. Many surgeons still do that technique. However, Dr. Krau has recognized over the years that the skin is a very poor structure for breast support, because too much tension on the skin causes it to stretch, leaving you back to square one. The vertical technique relies on the internal structure of the breast, what is called the fascial framework. That framework has strength and will hold, leaving little tension on the skin itself, resulting in less scarring and faster healing.
Dr. Krau has spent years perfecting his breast lift technique, and Miami women know he is the go-to plastic surgeon when you want to restore your breasts to a full, youthful shape.
When it comes to breast lifts, Dr. Krau says his specific technique leaves patients with LESS SCARRING AND A BETTER SHAPE. "While the traditional breast lift is done with an anchor incision, the technique I use, a vertical mammaplasty, does not require that long horizontal incision," says Dr. Krau. "Not only do patients have one less scar, but the shape of the breast is better and the longevity of the breast lift is longer." Dr. Krau explains that, TRADITIONALLY, SURGEONS HAVE RELIED ON THE SKIN to reshape and support the breast. However, he adds, we recognized over the years that the skin is a very poor structure for breast support. "If you rely on the skin and put too much tension on it, it will stretch and you will be back to square one," says Dr. Krau. "The vertical technique relies on the internal structure of the breast or FASCIAL FRAMEWORK for support. That, we know, does have strength and does hold, leaving little tension on the skin itself, less scarring and faster healing."
You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging. If the sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone, then breast lift surgery may be necessary. If your nipple-aereolar complexes (pigmented areas around the nipple) are enlarged, then breast lift may also be helpful.
The goal of breast lift surgery is to create an elevated, more youthful breast contour. Nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size and at the correct height can also be improved.
Breast Lift is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The design of the incisions can vary but usually include incisions around the nipple-areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position. The insertion of an implant, as well, may or may not be advisable.
The patient goes home in a bra with only light dressings over the incision lines. The bra is worn as a "dressing" for 2 to 3 weeks. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7 to 10 days.
Additional procedures which may enhance the result of a breast lift include Breast Reduction or Breast Enlargement, depending on the individual.
Breast lift surgery is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of breast lift plastic surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical
procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
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