have a very large cosmetic breast surgery practice in Henderson and Las
Vegas, Nevada. I specialize in breast augmentation Las Vegas with
implants, breast lift surgery, breast lift with augmentation or also
called Augmentation-Mastopexy, and Breast Reduction. Basically, women
want what they don’t have. Most women with a natural B cup bra size or
larger will naturally and expectedly sag at some point. GRAVITY. There
is no escaping it says Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr Brown.
always is interesting to hear a woman describe her appearance.
Perceptions of one’s self are across the board so to speak. I always
ask patients on an initial consult if they have breast sagging and
whether or not it is an issue for them. Some patients explain how
incredibly saggy they are, and then upon examining them, the breasts are
perky and high. Other women swear that their breasts are not sagging AT
ALL, and upon examination we see that their breasts are pancakes
hanging to the level of the belly button. Regardless, women of all
shapes and sizes present to my office for breast contouring surgery.
Most patients are intelligent, well spoken, and many are professionals
or busy mothers. So I don’t understand why there is this common
misconception that breast implants treat sagging. The larger, the
better. How would a large breast implant be expected to defy gravity and
lift a breast? Magic? Breast implants ADD volume and INCREASE bra cup
size. The increased weight would pull things down, correct?
is a typical scenario: Smart, intelligent, attractive female comes in
for consultation to treat breast sagging. She is a natural 34 D bra and
does not want to be larger, if anything, wouldn’t mind being a bit
smaller. I discuss breast lift surgery and she is confused. “No, I think
I need a breast implant. I really want a breast implant.” Really? But
if I heard you correctly, you didn’t want to go from a 34 D to a 34 F?
me clarify: Breast implants DO NOT treat sagging. They DO NOT lift a
breast. They DO NOT defy gravity. Gravity always wins. Breast implants
increase cup size, not just a little, but a lot. At least one cup size
or larger. Think of 200 cc as one cup size. Practicing in Las Vegas, I
can’t remember the last time I used a 200 cc implant. (My most common
implant size range is 350-400 cc, which creates a roughly full C/ small D
bra size in a relatively small-chested woman)
breasts are heavier. Larger breasts will sag more. This is normal
physics, laws of nature. So I don’t understand why the concept is so
lift surgery (Mastopexy) surgery treats sagging! Keeping the breast
size normally proportioned or slightly smaller will increase the
longevity of the lift results. Decisions to increase breast size with
the addition of an implant can lead to recurrent sagging over time. This
is normal and expected. We will never win the battle with gravity. If
your breast is large enough, you neither need nor should want an
implant. Not only is it expensive, but also it adds a realm of
unpredictability, a future of maintenance surgery for potential
ruptures, and in the end aggravates sagging.
almost never regret breast lift surgery and wish their old saggy
breasts back. But there are many women who regret their decision to add a
breast implant, when in the future they have to deal with large, saggy,
and stretched-out breasts. It certainly keeps us plastic surgeons busy.
are many women who are small breasted and sagging and do require an
implant for volume, shape, and bra cup size increases. Breast lift with
implants is a commonly performed procedure with excellent results in
these individuals. Also termed Augmentation-Mastopexy, silicone or
saline breast implants are typically placed under the chest muscles and a
simultaneous breast lift is performed. The results are gratifying, long
lasting, and life-changing in these individuals.
Feb 27 2012, 03:42 AM