Laser Breast Lift Technique
The laser bra breast lift is an exciting new alternative to traditional mastopexy. It provides a longer-lasting solution for patients with sagging breasts. A laser breast lift uses the same laser technology that doctors have used for years in facial plastic surgery. During a traditional breast lift surgery, the skin removed during the procedure is discarded. By contrast, the new laser bra breast lift makes use of that excess skin to add support to the underside of the breast. Most women of all breast sizes are candidates for this breast lift technique.
Laser Bra Lift Information
During breast lift surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia, your surgeon will remove the skin and use a CO 2 laser to de-epithelialize it in a process similar to facial laser skin tightening. The laser strengthens and tightens the skin in the same method that facial cosmetic lasers remove wrinkles. The surgeon will then position the tissue beneath the breast and attach it to the chest wall in order to provide a long-lasting structural support beneath the breast. Because the laser bra procedure utilizes the patient’s own tissue, the laser bra recovery time is similar in length to traditional breast lift surgery recovery.
Incisions and Scarring
Your doctor will create incisions in the traditional anchor-shape position, which includes a circular incision around the nipple, a vertical incision from the nipple down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. The scars of the laser bra procedure are similar to the scars left by the incisions of traditional breast lift surgery using the anchor-pattern incision. There will generally be scarring around the nipple, down the front of the breast, and along the breast crease. Because this is a relatively new procedure, it is important that you choose a breast lift surgeon who has some experience in this technique to minimize long-term breast lift surgery risks and breast lift complications.
The best candidates for laser bra breast lift surgery are women with large, drooping breasts that cause health issues. Also, women who struggle with self-image problems due to their breast size and shape, and women whose breasts get in the way of daily routines, make great candidates for the laser bra breast lift. Women who would be candidates for standard mastopexy breast lift surgery would make excellent candidates for this procedure - the results will just last longer.
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Consult a Plastic Surgeon in Your Area for More Information
To find out more about breast lift surgery or the laser bra breast lift, visit our directory to find a plastic surgeon in your area. Although there are currently few surgeons with experience in the laser bra procedure, DocShop can help direct you to the laser bra surgeon closest to you.