Breast Augmentation Before & After Case 59
This 35-year-old woman is about 5'3'' and 130 pounds. She wore a 34C bra, but it was always padded. She was seeking breast augmentation in Sacramento, CA. She had consultations with a number of plastic surgeons and it was recommended that she have a mastopexy, or breast lift, in addition to the breast implants. The concern was regarding the small amount of ptosis, or sag, to her breasts that could remain a problem after augmentation alone and leave her with an unsatisfactory result.
When she visited our practice, she and Dr. Yamahata had a long and thorough consultation reviewing her condition as well as options for treatment and the anticipated results. Ultimately, she decided that she would not want the extra scarring associated with the breast lift and chose to have implants alone for her breast enlargement. She proceeded to surgery, and, using careful intraoperative sizing, we selected the implant that would give her the volume she wanted while also trying to position the prosthesis to provide as natural an appearance as possible. Ultimately, we used 350 cc smooth, round, moderate-profile, saline-filled implants. They were placed in the submuscular position through a periareolar incision.
She is now a very full 34C and feels her breasts are natural in appearance. She is happy to have avoided the extra scarring as well as the extra cost of the breast lift.
Provider: Wayne I. Yamahata, M.D.
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