After excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. Skin that was located above the nipple pre-surgery is pulled down. Together these two maneuvers give a new shape to the breast. Liposuction may also be used to improve the contour under the arm. Because the nipples and areolas remain attached to the breast tissue, sensation in this area is preserved most of the time, but numbness does occur occasionally.
Round breast implants, as the name implies, have a rounded shape to them. In America and in Europe, round implants are the most frequently used shape, although teardrop implants have been increasing in popularity and may soon be just as popular as round implants. Round implants can be both smooth or textured, while teardrop implants are only available in textured. This is because textured surfaces prevent rotation, and rotation of a teardrop implant would cause a noticeable deformity in the breasts.
Stitches: Once the procedure is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures. Typically, a surgical drain will be inserted at the same time in order to prevent fluid buildup and alleviate discomfort. The drain will be removed approximately one week after surgery, the stitches are usually dissolving and don't require removal, however, we like to insure that the wounds are healing well during our two week follow-up appointment.
Complications after breast lifts are relatively rare. The main three are bleeding, infection, and scarring. Your surgeon will give you instructions for preparing that will help lower your risk of complications. Those instructions will include such things as not smoking, making sure you are off medications that may make bleeding more likely, and taking antibiotics if necessary.
Breast reduction involves reducing the size of the breast. A breast lift involves lifting the nipple-areolar complex and reducing the excess skin of the breast. Breast reductions can involve just liposuction in patients who have more fatty tissue than glandular breast tissue. Liposuction alone indeed does reduce the volume of the breasts. However, sagging of the breast can result and liposuction alone is therefore performed usually in highly selected patients.
The type of implant you go with, should be decided based on your body type, your goals, and the advice of your surgeon. It is important that you follow the advice of an image consultant and your plastic surgeon to make the best decision during your breast augmentation in Detroit, MI. As far as brands available in Michigan, some of the top manufacturers of breast implants are Mentor®, Allergan®, and Arion®.
If your surgeon does not have a private surgical suite, this can save you a considerable amount of money compared to the cost of undergoing surgery in an ambulatory surgical center or a hospital. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation reports that the average facility fee for undergoing an outpatient procedure in a non-profit hospital is about $2,300, while a for-profit hospital charges nearly $1,800. However, facilities in many states will actually offer a discount to patients paying out of pocket. This is especially true among facilities in Maryland, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Vermont. If you consult with a surgeon who performs in a hospital, be sure to ask about any potential discounts you can expect as a cash-pay patient.
Avoid painful shoulder indentations and back pain. Heavy breasts cause a constant pull of bra straps that leave painful indentations in a woman’s shoulder and are responsible for back pain. These symptoms tend to improve significantly or even resolve completely with a breast reduction, which is why this procedure has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any surgery.