Advanced Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art breast enhancement center, specializes in cosmetic breast surgery. Baltimore area physician, Dr. Nassif E. Soueid is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with advanced skills, techniques and experience for beautiful breast enhancement.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin's natural elasticity or simply the effects of aging and gravity. The plastic surgery procedure can also reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with breast reduction for added firmness. The breast lift in Maryland procedure is usually done under general anesthesia, and lasts from one to three hours. Dr Soueid performs short scar (Vertical Scar technique) breast liftminimizing the recovery time and avoiding unecessary scarring with excellent aesthetic results.
Vertical Breast Lift
Diagram: Vertical Breast Lift incision lines.
The vertical breast lift technique is ideally suited for saggy breasts that are wide and have a nipple that requires greater than 6 centimeters of lift. The vertical incision is made along with a periareolar incision. The breast gland can be reshaped and lifted through these incisions with or without the use of breast implants. With a vertical breast lift, the nipple can be lifted 6 to 10 centimeters. The wide breast skin is removed and the breast is molded into a more beautiful shape. Skin closure is made without creating a lot of tension. When there is little skin tension, there is usually great healing and, in most cases, the incisions begin to fade soon after surgery. The vertical incision technique can be used in patients who previously would have required a wise pattern breast lift or lollipop incision and is considered to be a state-of-the-art, minimally incision alternative than more extensive plastic surgery procedures.
Silicone gel breast implant.
Periareolar Breast Lift
Wise Pattern Breast Lift