Can I Receive a Breast Lift Without Implants?
The straightforward answer to this question is “yes” – you can certainly receive a breast lift without implants. Also known as mastopexy, breast lift surgery is a popular procedure designed to elevate the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. During the operation, breast tissues (along with the nipple position) are lifted and reshaped to achieve a more balanced, “perky” appearance. However, it’s important to understand that although mastopexy can lift and recontour the breasts for a […]
Is Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation Right for Me?
A question I hear frequently from women seeking to improve the appearance of drooping and/or sagging breasts is whether a breast lift or breast augmentation with implants would be more appropriate for their needs and desires. Though the answer to this question will ultimately depend on the patient’s specific breast anatomy and cosmetic goals, a few general principles can often be applied to the majority of individuals. Breast lift surgery – also referred to as mastopexy – is designed to […]
Improved Breast Reconstruction Results with Modern Day Mastectomy
Virginia plastic surgeon Behzad Parva, MD discusses how the skin and nipple-sparing approach to mastectomy can help breast reconstruction patients achieve better, more natural-looking outcomes. Leesburg, VA — According to Dr. Behzad Parva, a board certified plastic surgeon in Loudoun County, VA, advancements made in mastectomy techniques over the years have led to greatly improved breast reconstruction results for many breast cancer patients. In the past, he says, the mastectomy procedure would involve the removal of skin in addition to […]
Breast Implant Options After the Modern Mastectomy
Following a nipple-sparing or skin-sparing mastectomy, rebuilding the breasts with implants can often be an excellent option for many women. Known as implant reconstruction, this approach is generally performed as a two-step procedure that first involves the placement of a tissue expander (either at the time of mastectomy or at a subsequent date) to stretch the skin and create a pocket for the implant to be safely and effectively accommodated. Once the skin has been sufficiently expanded, the tissue expander […]
Benefits of a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
The modern-day mastectomy has evolved significantly from the procedure of old. Historically, a considerable amount of skin would be removed along with breast tissue during a mastectomy in order to decrease the risk of cancer returning. Over the years, however, clinical studies have shown that the preservation of breast skin at the time of a mastectomy does not have any bearing on the possibility of cancer recurrence, and new techniques have been developed to save as much skin as possible […]