Seattle Breast Augmentation
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Breast Lift in Seattle

Women today do not have to simply accept the unwelcome changes that come with age.You don't have to look like some of the pictures of women in the National Geographic. Many women color their hair, treat their wrinkles with the latest "cosmeceuticals," and make diet and exercise a priority. Unfortunately, sagging breasts can undermine your efforts to look young and fit. For many women, a breast lift in Seattle, also known as mastopexy, not only restores their youthful, firmer breasts, but also enhances their self-esteem and sensuality.

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

A breast lift involves removing excess skin and breast tissue (only if you want to be smaller), and moving the nipple, areola, and breast tissue to a higher position on the chest. This results in a more youthful shape and a lifted and tightened breast appearance. However, mastopexy alone cannot increase the volume of your breasts. If you are unhappy with both the shape and size of your breasts, you may want to consider breast augmentation in Seattle in conjunction with a breast lift. To learn more about whether breast augmentation can improve the results of your breast lift, view: Breast Enhancement in Seattle - Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift Techniques

The type of breast lift surgery Dr. Marosan performs depends on the degree of sagging, or ptosis, that exists. As a general rule, the further the breast has fallen, the more extensive the surgery will be. Dr. Marosan can perform breast lift surgery using one of three mastopexy techniques:

The Crescent (Minimal) Breast Lift

When there is just a small amount of sagging, this procedure can reposition the nipple and areola a bit higher on the chest. A small crescent of skin is removed just above the areola, leaving a small, subtle scar on the top half of the areola. This may be performed on both sides, or just on one side, to even up nipples that are a bit uneven prior to surgery.


The Concentric (Doughnut) Breast Lift

For women with smaller breasts displaying less sagging, this procedure may be an option. Also called the Benelli mastopexy, this method involves removing a circular (doughnut shaped) section of skin around the areola. The nipple and areola are moved to a higher position on the breast, but are kept functional as they remain attached to the nerves and blood vessels. The remaining breast skin is then reattached around the areola. Sometimes the sutured skin may appear slightly wrinkled, but the wrinkling will subside in the weeks and months after surgery.

The Lollipop Breast Lift

For larger breasts with a greater degree of ptosis, further incisions may be required. With this technique, skin on the lower part of the breast is removed, in addition to the periareolar skin.The breast tissue is reaarranged internally to give you more superior fullness and enhanced cleavage. The final incision encircles the areola, and then descends in a straight line perpendicular to the inframammary fold, creating the "lollipop" shaped scar.With this technique, no breast tissue needs to be removed, you can retain the same volume or breast size. Reduced scarring, improved shape, long term shape retention and preservation of good nipple sensation have made this procedure very satisfying for my patients and for me as well. With the short scar technique, you can wear a bikini top without showing any scars!

Anchor-Shaped Breast Lift

This is the most effective technique for women with very large, severely sagging breasts. The incision pattern in this method encompasses the areola, the vertical incision, and adds a curved horizontal incision in the fold of the breast, forming an anchor-shaped incision. With this technique, more skin and breast tissue are removed, which allows for more lifting and shaping, particularly for patients who also need breast reduction in Seattle. With more extensive incisions comes increased scarring, but most women find this a small sacrifice in exchange for perkier, more youthful breasts.

Typically, Dr. Marosan's breast lift patients are extremely pleased with the results of their breast enhancement. Women who have undergone mastopexy with Dr. Marosan report feeling rejuvenated by their new breasts. To see the results of breast lift surgery at our Bellevue practice, click here to view patient before and after photos in our photo gallery.

Would you like to take the first step toward firmer, more youthful breasts?

Click here to contact Dr. Marosan, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast enhancement in the Seattle area. Or, you can call his office at 425.450.1994 to set up your appointment.


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