Something I’ve noticed over the past few years is the preference many women today have for a more modest, firmer bust. This has led to a higher demand for breast lift procedures. In fact over the last decade, breast lift popularity has increased more than any other cosmetic surgery procedure (a more than 700% increase) according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
During a breast lift the breasts are lifted and repositioned to a higher point on the chest to create a more youthful and perky look. However, since the tissue being lifted has been stretched out and damaged by genetics, weight fluctuation, pregnancy or aging, the results of a breast lift can be compromised over time. This is why I also offer breast lifts performed with GalaFLEX mesh, an FDA-approved technology designed to improve both the quality and longevity of breast lift results.
GalaFLEX mesh for breast lifts allows me to provide patients with an alternative to a traditional breast lift. By supporting and reinforcing the breast tissue that is lifted during a breast lift, GalaFLEX mesh is able to provide patients truly exceptional results that last. GalaFLEX is a high strength mesh that operates as an internal bra. It can be highly effective for correcting double bubble implant malposition. GalaFLEX can also be helpful for patients who want a combination breast lift and breast augmentation whose breast tissue is unable to support the breast implant.
A breast lift with GalaFLEX can be perfect for patients who want to maintain the firmness in the top part of the breast (known as the upper pole) without the need for an implant. It can also be helpful for patients who want a breast augmentation with a larger implant while minimizing the risk of future sagging. And unlike other permanent meshes that can erode and cause issues down the road, GalaFLEX is slowly absorbed into the body over time until it is naturally replaced with a layer of supportive tissue.
The world of cosmetic surgery changes fast. Who knows what new technologies will be available 5, 10, even 20 years from now? As medical technology progresses, I believe it’s important for plastic surgeons to keep up with these new innovations like GalaFLEX to help provide patients with as many options as possible to achieve their unique aesthetic goals. To learn more about GalaFLEX mesh or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for more plastic surgery tips, photos and updates.