Archive for September, 2010

Breast Augmentation / Breast Lifting after Nursing Children

Monday, September 27th, 2010

This 41-year-old nurse from Temecula, California was unhappy with the breasts she was left with after 4 pregnancies and was interested in breast enhancement surgery to increase the size and fullness of her breasts.

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A mastopexy , also known as a breast lift, was performed on both breasts in order to improve symmetry and appearance. Measurements and markings are made prior to surgery. As seen in the pictures below Dr. Pousti shows the patient where the vertical incision will be and how he will raise the nipple areola complex to a more pleasant location on the breast.

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Once the lift is performed on the breast a sizer is set into place. A sizer is similar to a saline implant but is filled with air instead, these are used to determine what size implant should be used in order to achieve the patient’s goals. After the sizer is in, the patient is placed in an upright position and her breast is compared to the pictures she brought in to make sure that they are similar.

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A 450cc Silicone breast implant was used in the patient’s left breast and a 500cc Silicone breast implant was used in the right to obtain better symmetry.

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In the operating room, immediately after surgery

Mommy Makeover – Breast Lift with ImplantsMommy Makeover – Breast Lift with Implants

Friday, September 24th, 2010

This 25-year old patient from Murrieta, California  wanted a mommy makeover to fill in the volume that was lost after 2 pregnancies.

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In order to achieve the best results a breast augmentation and mastopexy surgery must be performed.

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Markings are done the day before and are re-checked the morning of surgery. As you can see in the pictures the patient has “X” marks, these indicate  where the nipple and areola complex are to be re-position.

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After removing excess breast tissue and performing  breast lifting surgery, temporary sizers are placed to reach the patient’s desired breast size.

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Before lift and breast sizers

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After sizers are placed, you can see the dramatic difference between the breasts after the added volume. 475cc silicone implants were selected for both breasts to achieve her size goals.