Breast Lift

Will I Need to Replace My Breast Implants?

Although most patients who have had breast augmentation surgery are satisfied with their results for many years, it is possible that you may wish to replace your breast implants after a while. However, the reasons for choosing to have breast revision surgery are varied and can include: Capsular contracture Implant rupture Switching from silicone to saline (or vice versa) Increasing implant size Decreasing implant size Removing breast implants A common misconception is that breast implants need to be replaced every ten years. The reason behind the confusion is likely due to a report released by the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Can I Get a Lift With My Breast Reduction?

If you are considering a breast reduction to improve your quality of life, you might also wish to enhance the overall appearance of your breasts by having them lifted. The good news is that a breast lift is technically included as part of breast reduction surgery. Most patients interested in a breast reduction are seeking to alleviate the discomfort caused by large breasts, including the resulting back and neck pain they can often cause. The procedure involves removing a significant amount of excess tissue and skin, reshaping the breasts, and repositioning the nipple — generally creating a lifted appearance. It…

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How Can I Get a Breast Lift Without Scars?

In the majority of cases, a breast lift requires one or more incisions to reduce skin laxity and elevate the breasts to a higher, more youthful position. As a result, many women considering this procedure worry that the resulting scars will be highly visible. So is a breast lift without scars possible? Incision-less mastopexy (breast lift surgery) has yet to be developed, but it is possible to minimize the appearance of scars until they are barely noticeable. Dr. Thomas Lintner, our board certified plastic surgeon, uses the most advanced breast lift modalities available to reduce the size of the incisions….

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Is Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation the Better Choice for Me?

At first glance, breast lift surgery and breast augmentation seem like very different procedures. Broadly speaking, the former elevates the breasts to a more youthful position, and the latter increases breast size. However, there are times when choosing one technique or the other may not be as straightforward as you might expect. For instance, if your breasts experience mild drooping, do you have to undergo a lift, or can breast enlargement effectively eliminate this concern? Dr. Thomas Lintner, our board certified plastic surgeon, emphasizes that everyone’s needs and goals are unique, and the best way to determine the optimal approach…

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Am I Too Old for Breast Implants?

When it comes to certain plastic surgery procedures, there may be a minimum age recommended or required, but is it possible to be “too old” to consider breast implants? Not necessarily. Mothers looking to enhance their look later in life can rest assured that their age is less of a concern – overall health is always more important than a person’s age when deciding candidacy. Many of my patients wait until their children are a bit older before considering a mommy makeover, so it is not uncommon for them to be in their 50s. Although these women are usually still…

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