Breast lift and augmentation procedures are commonly incorporated into a mommy makeover that is designed to enhance the contours of a woman’s body after childbirth. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, a woman’s silhouette undergoes many changes, some of which endure even after a woman gives birth and finishes nursing – and even despite her dedication to healthy eating and regular workouts. Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a highly experienced, Board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, performs customized mommy makeovers to help women address specific post-pregnancy issues such as sagging breasts, as well as a protruding abdomen, stubborn pockets of fat, and stretched or enlarged labia.
A breast lift, or mastopexy procedure, might be suitable for a woman whose breasts have lost their shape and firmness after childbirth. When performing a breast lift at a surgery center in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Greenwald can remove excess skin from the breasts to improve their contour and appearance. Some of the surgical techniques Dr. Greenwald might use to accomplish these goals include:
- The tailor-tack method – Dr. Greenwald will mold the breast tissue into shape by folding loose skin and securing it with temporary sutures. He will then evaluate the symmetry and parity of the breasts, as well as the positioning of the nipples and areolas, before removing an optimal amount of excess skin.
- The donut technique – To minimize potential scarring, Dr. Greenwald will make a circular incision around the areola and remove excess skin surrounding the nipple-areolar complex. If necessary, he can also alter the areola, but the nipple will usually remain intact.
Depending on a woman’s individual goals, a breast lift can be performed with or without the placement of breast implants. A simultaneous breast lift and augmentation procedure might be recommended for a woman who would like to add fullness and volume to her breasts in addition to tightening them and lifting their shape. Other procedures that Dr. Greenwald might incorporate into a mommy makeover include liposuction to address residual pockets of fatty tissue, a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin, and labiaplasty to rejuvenate labia.
If you’re interested in learning more about a breast lift and augmentation procedure performed as part of a mommy makeover, Dr. Greenwald will be pleased to discuss your specific goals during a personal consultation. Consistently named one of the Best Doctors in Tampa Bay, as well as one of the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Greenwald has earned an outstanding reputation nationwide, and he is committed to providing exceptional patient care. Please contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment at our clinic in Tampa, FL.