Over time, breasts begin to give in to the effects of gravity as the skin slowly loses its elasticity. Severe weight loss or gain, childbirth and breastfeeding, or other lifestyle factors can speed this process, leaving your breasts drooping and sagging. However, thanks to modern plastic surgery techniques, you’re no longer forced to simply accept these new changes! At the Atlanta office of Dr. Whiteman in Georgia, a breast lift procedure, also known as a mastopexy, can give you younger-looking, firmer, and perkier breasts.
A breast lift procedure typically involves the surgical removal of the excess skin surrounding the breast tissue. The nipple-areola area is raised and the remaining tissue is then tightened to create a rounder, more lifted breast shape. During this procedure, the areola, or the dark skin surrounding the nipple, can be reduced in size to accommodate for the stretching of this area that can occur over time. Through the process of breast contouring, Dr. Whiteman can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence.
Our Atlanta, Georgia, practice often combines breast lift surgery with breast augmentation to restore firmness and a higher breast position to breasts that have sagged or lost volume. While a breast augmentation can produce added firmness and a fuller figure, it cannot help with the problems of sagging or redundant skin that can occur over time or following pregnancy.
By combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, a woman can achieve the higher, firmer breasts she had in youth while also enhancing her cup size. Now, with the recent FDA approval of silicone breast implants , you have even more options for your procedure. If you live in or around the Atlanta , Georgia area and think a breast lift with breast augmentation might be the right choice for you, contact Southern Plastic Surgery for more information or to set up an initial consultation.
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Dr. Whiteman offers breast lifts using GalaFLEX mesh technology to provide patients with another procedure option. GalaFLEX mesh is FDA-approved to help reinforce the breast tissue that is lifted during your breast lift and provide excellent, long-lasting results. Unlike other temporary meshes, GalaFLEX is a long-term, high strength option that breast lift patients can depend on. GalaFLEX mesh is also highly effective for correcting double bubble implant malposition as well as helping patients who are unable to support a breast implant used during a combination breast lift and breast augmentation due to the quality of their skin.
Dr. Whiteman is the most experienced plastic surgeon in Georgia with regards to GalaFLEX technology. He has participated in studies for GalaFLEX’s parent company, Galatea Surgical and has consulted with other top-rated plastic surgeons about applications and uses for GalaFLEX mesh during cosmetic surgery.
For more information, schedule a breast lift consultation today and ask about GalaFLEX.