This 43 year old patient was unhappy with her breasts and tummy and was looking for a San Diego Plastic Surgeon to help her with her body make over. She visited a few surgeons but felt comfortable with San Diego Plastic Surgery Specialist Dr. Pousti.
She discussed with Dr. Pousti that her large breasts gave her neck, back and shoulder pain and she didn’t like how they “sagged”. She wanted her breasts smaller and perkier. She and Dr. Pousti discussed a breast reduction / breast lifting surgery.
Her abdomen and back had loose, damaged, hanging skin. She and Dr. Pousti discussed an extended tummy tuck (abdominoplasty surgery as well as back lipectomy) to address the front, back and muffin top area as well.
After meeting several times, they decide to proceed with surgery. Markings are performed prior to surgery. For the breast reduction/lift procedure, San Diego Breast Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti takes careful measurements and indicates where the new nipple/areola complex will be after surgery.
The Lower Body Lifting surgery will include the tummy tuck, back lipectomy and liposuction in areas where it is indicated and safe.Again, careful measurements are taken.
Below, you see the “red” line which shows where the scar will be and the “purple” section is the section that will be completely removed.
When the back is completed, the patient is turned onto her back so that the tummy tuck and breast procedures can be performed.
Below shows the abdominal muscles that have separated and will be put back together.
In the operating room, the right breast has been reduced and lifted. See the dramatic difference between the right and left breasts.
When a breast lift/reduction is performed, the areola are also reduced in size to give a more natural, symmetrical look for the patient.
Immediately after breast reduction and lower body lifting surgery.
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