Breast lift procedures with and without implants: the Harmony Breast Lift
If you are considering a breast lift San Antonio Texas, New Day Plastic Surgery Center offers the most advanced options including limited incisions breast lift and breast lift with implants, the Harmony Procedure. For women who desire a fuller bust line in addition to a lift, we routinely perform breast implant surgery at the same time as the breast lift to harmonize breast shape in one procedure.
Breast Lift with implants: one or two procedures?
If you are considering a breast lift in Texas note that all lift techniques can be used with implants and patients undergo breast lift with implant routinely at our Center. For women who desire an increased upper breast fullness, who have decreased tissue density, or want to maintain or increase size, we recommend the use of implants or Lipotransfer at the same time as the breast lift. If you are considering a breast lift in San Antonio you should consider the extensive experience of Dr. Mario Diana, which includes all breast lift techniques with and without breast implants.
Breast procedures and tummy tuck in combination: the Mommy Makeover
Breast lift and tummy tuck in San Antonio as a combined procedure (also known as the “Mommy Makeover”) can be performed as outpatient (no overnight stay) safely. Dr. Diana and New Day Plastic Surgery has a very large experience with this approach to Mommy Makeover since the year 2000, performing outpatient breast lift and mommy makeover with excellent outcomes and reduced recovery.
Breast lift San Antonio – Many options are available, including:
1. The periareolar or Benelli lift: reduced scars and full breast shape effect with the Harmony Procedure
With this technique, also known as the Benelli lift, the incision is made around the areola, without any other visible scar underneath or around the breast. The breast tissue is reshaped and special sutures are placed to firm and support the new breast structure. The accurate performance of this procedure is crucial to the outcome, since the support and the position of the nipple on the breast mound are controlled by these sutures.
The periareolar or Benelli lift is a very effective technique for young women with fairly dense breasts and mild degree of sag (ptosis level one or two). The Benelli lift can also be a great option for women with soft, stretchy breast tissues and a greater degree of sag. In those cases, an implant is often added to the lift to improve shape (see above). If you are considering a breast lift or a breast lift with implants the Benelli breast lift can be an excellent choice.
Most situation of mild “sag” (ptosis) in young patients can be corrected by a periareolar lift (“Benelli” lift). This is a technically difficult operation so results vary significantly from surgeon to surgeon.
- The breast gland should be dense and at least a B cup
- Nipple position should be no lower than the breast fold
- The goals of the procedure should be to have a naturally lifted breast appearance.
Any procedure, including the Benelli lift, will leave some scars that may be visible permanently. For more information on Breast Lift San Antonio with the Benelli technique please call our office for a personal consultation.
2. The vertical lift.
The Vertical lift has a lollypop pattern scar that goes around the areola and extend down to the fold.
With this technique, the tissue around the areola can be freed up and the tissue in the lower portion of the breast can be moved below the areola itself or above it, to create a fuller shape in the upper pole. The vertical reduction technique can be used for both lift and reduction with excellent results.
The Vertical technique of breast lift is a very powerful and effective technique, only limited by some unique anatomy or particular skin and tissue problems. Most patients are happy to have a reduced scar pattern and avoid the incision below the breast, which is the one with the most common issues of thickening and irritation wearing a bra. If you are considering a Breast Lift in San Antonio you should contact New Day Plastic Surgery Center for a personal evaluation.
3. The Weise pattern or “Anchor” lift.
The Weise pattern lift or “anchor” lift is the most common pattern used in breast lift. It is a very effective incision pattern that gives access to all the areas of the breast and allow complete control over shape, position and size.
The anchor lift pattern can be used in procedures like the Spiral Flap, the Laser Bra, and Internal Suspension suture lift. The scar pattern in an anchor breast lift goes around the areola, down to the fold, and across the fold in a variable length.
The Weise pattern or “anchor” pattern breast lift can be successfully performed in any breast size, shape and density, making this procedure the most readily utilized by most Plastic Surgeons. The Weise lift pattern has however the most scars, so to improve the scar healing we routinely use the Internal Bra approach, limiting scar tension and providing the most support for this specific breast lift San Antonio.