A Mommy Makeover typically includes some type of breast enhancement procedure such as a Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift. Many women have to get both due to excess skin.
Breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty uses breast implants to increase the size of your breasts and add volume that may have been lost due to weight loss or pregnancy. The breast implants can be either saline or silicone gel.
There are various incision options for Breast Augmentation. The incision depends on the body type of the patient, the location of the implant and the recommendation of your doctor. Dr. Salama typically prefers an inframammary incision, which is made underneath the inframammary fold or a periareolar incision, which borders the areola.
A Breast Lift or mastopexy will raise the breasts giving them a perkier look. Excess breast skin is removed and the tissue is tightened. This procedure helps to reshape the breasts and make them firmer.
While there are many different techniques for a Breast Lift, Dr. Salama prefers to use the anchor incision. Besides being the most commonly used technique worldwide, he feels it provides the best results for most cases. In addition, he has perfected his own style of execution through his vast experience.
WHAT BREAST PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR My MOMMY MAKEOVER?
While a Breast Lift is the most frequently selected procedure, the breast surgery included in a Mommy Makeover can be virtually any one that best addresses your cosmetic concerns. Breast Lift, or Mastopexy, is designed to eliminate excess skin and elevate tissues to a higher, more youthful level. Nipple and areola size can also be modified during this treatment. Breast Lift surgery with implants can provide a boost in volume, fullness and shape if desired. Patients who have minimal ptosis (droop) and would like to enlarge their breasts can combine Breast Augmentation with Tummy Tuck surgery instead. Conversely, Breast Reduction may be preferable for women who suffer from overly large, heavy breasts.
Ultimately, there is no “right” way to go about a Mommy Makeover. The ideal treatment plan will combine the techniques that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.