While breast augmentation or mastopexy surgery is relatively simple and generally complication free, breast augmentation/mastopexy surgery done together carries increased chances of complications and need for further surgery. For example, there is an increased risk of infection, implant exposure, breast asymmetry, loss of nipple-areola sensation, inability to breast feed, mal-positioning of the nipple-areola complex, mal-position of the implants, wound healing problems, tissue necrosis, loss of blood supply to the nipple-areola complexes. Any of these complications may require further surgery, therefore, increasing the likelihood of revisionary surgery. To avoid these risks Dr. Pousti frequently recommends a ‘2-stage procedure’. First stage being a breast lift followed by augmentation once the patient heals. Generally good candidates for a 2-stage procedure are patients that need a significant amount of skin removed or patients interested in extra large implants.
The Surgical Procedure
Prior to the procedure the patient is examined by Dr. Pousti. The planned procedure of the first stage of the procedure (the mastopexy) is explained in detail.
The markings of the breast lift surgery are performed the day before surgery in the office. During the breast lift, the nipple / areola complex is relocated, the breast tissue is rearranged and the breast firmness is increased by tightening the skin.
Immediately After Mastopexy in the Operating Room
After Patient has Healed from Breast Lift
Once the patient is healed it is time for the second stage, the breast augmentation. Markings of the breast enhancement procedure are done prior to surgery as well.
Before Breast Augmentation
Immediately After Breast Augmentation in the Operating Room
The implants are placed in the breast pocket through a small incision. In most cases Dr. Pousti will use the same incision site used for the breast lift to prevent further scaring.
What To Expect After Surgery
Pain is rarely strong, more commonly being a degree of discomfort. Swelling occurs but usually begins to subside by the third or fourth day. Some degree of swelling may persist for longer periods. A well-fitted bra is worn day and night for four weeks. While there is probably seldom interference with future breast feeding, women are cautioned that it may not be possible to breast feed in the future.
Resumption Of Physical Activities
Driving may be resumed in 2 weeks.
Non-contact sports in 3 weeks.
Contact sports in 6 weeks.
Sexual activity in 2 weeks.
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