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Case Number 5435: Bilateral Mastopexy with Auto-Augmentation

This 38 year old female from San Diego, California was interested in breast lifting.  She wanted more “perky” breasts and more fullness of the breasts. After meeting with Dr. Pousti, it was discussed that mastopexy surgery would improve the position of the breasts on the patient’s chest wall and breast implants would help achieve the “fullness” that the patient was wanting.



Below is the patient in the operating room with the markings and measurements that Dr. Pousti performed prior to surgery.  These markings serve as a “road map” for the surgical procedure.  While performing the markings, Dr. Pousti discussed with the patient and her husband that there may be a possibility to not place breast implants but rather perform an “auto augmentation” – augmenting the breasts by using the patients own tissue.


Below shows the patient’s breast with the excess skin removed.




Above you can see the patient’s breast tissue that was moved and used for auto augmentation to achieve the fullness that the patient wanted without the use of breast implants. Below shows the difference between the breasts (right breast lifted).


Below shows the patient in the operating room immediately after her breast lift surgery and auto augmentation (augmenting the breasts with patients own tissue and not using a breast implant).

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Above shows the patient before and immediately after her anchor breast lift surgery with auto augmentation – no breast implants.


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Dr. Tom Pousti is a San Diego and La Jolla Plastic Surgery specialist. He has provided plastic surgery treatments to many San Diego and La Jolla facelift, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty patients. His office is located in San Diego, and also serves the La Jolla, Riverside, Inland Empire and Temecula areas. Disclaimer

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