Surgery is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California, USA and typically lasts 1-3 hours depending on the degree of shaping required to achieve your desired look. Under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, general anesthesia (fully asleep) is used to ensure maximal comfort and safety. Upon request, En-bloc removal of the breast implant and capsule (scar tissue) will be performed if determined to be safe. The capsule will be sent for pathological evaluation in order to identify any abnormalities.
There are several different ways to approach a breast lift, if required, following implant removal. The incisions used will depend on the existing breast size and shape.
The incision is disguised in the upper areolar margin and generally heals very well. A crescent lift is only used in cases that involve minimal nipple malposition.
The incision is disguised in the areolar margin with a vertical extension to the breast crease, allowing the skin to be more aggressively tightened while simultaneously elevating the nipple and areola. There is less scarring than the anchor lift and the areola can often be reduced in size if the patient desires. This technique is useful in patients with mild to moderate breast ptosis.
The incision is similar to the lollipop incision in that it is disguised in the areolar margin with a vertical extension to the breast crease. There is an additional horizontal incision that is hidden in the breast crease, which allows for maximal skin removal, tightening and nipple/areolar repositioning. The areolas can be reduced in size if the patient desires. This technique is useful in patients with moderate to severe breast ptosis.