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How Can I Tell If I Need Implants With My Breast Lift?

Do I Need Implants With My Breast Lift?Are you frustrated with sagging breasts, nipples that have migrated down the front of the breast, overly enlarged areolas (the darkly colored skin encircling the nipples) or deflated-looking breasts? If so, you might be a suitable candidate for breast lift surgery (with or without breast implants) with Dr. Samuel Pearl or Dr. Alexander Ereso. Keep reading to find out how to determine whether you need breast implants included with your breast lift surgery.

Why Breast Lift Becomes Necessary

Over time, the body gradually stops generating elastin and collagen, proteins that are essential for elastic, young-looking skin. Without these proteins, the skin — including breast skin — loses its elastic quality and begins to sag. This contributes to the look of sagging breasts.

In addition, pregnancy and breastfeeding, major weight loss or simply the effect of gravity can compound this aesthetic concern. They can also cause additional cosmetic issues, including downward-pointing nipples, excessively large areolas, breasts that appear flattened or perhaps breasts that are smaller in size than they were prior to having children or losing a substantial amount of weight.

Fortunately, undergoing breast lift surgery, with or without breast implants, can help improve these aesthetic concerns.

Whether Implants Should Be Included in Breast Lift

If you are concerned with sagging breasts, southward-pointing nipples or overly large areolas, but are happy with the size of your breasts, breast lift alone should address your aesthetic concerns. With breast lift surgery, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso removes excess skin and reshapes the breast tissue mound while moving it to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest wall. He can also adjust the position of the nipples, so they are again in the center of the breasts and point forward instead of toward the ground. During breast lift surgery, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will reduce the size of the areolas, if necessary, as well.

If you are frustrated by both breast ptosis (sagginess) and flattened or small breasts, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso can place breast implants while he performs breast lift surgery. Combination breast lift with implants will both lift the breasts and restore or enhance their volume, for a fuller, more voluptuous breast profile.

Visit Us for a Consultation

The best way to establish with certainty whether or not to include breast implants with your breast lift surgery is to visit Pearl Plastic Surgery for a consultation. During your personal consultation, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso evaluates your breast anatomy, listens to your aesthetic concerns and recommends an appropriate treatment plan to satisfy your unique needs.

To schedule a private consultation with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso and learn more about your cosmetic breast surgery treatment options, contact us by calling (659) 964-6600 today.

What Are My Nonsurgical Treatment Options?

How Can I Rejuvenate My Face Without Surgery?Over time, the body produces less and less collagen and elastin, two proteins that are vital for healthy, elastic skin. Without a sufficient amount of these proteins, the skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. In addition, outside factors, including major weight loss, constant sun exposure, hereditary traits and certain lifestyle habits such as smoking, can contribute to sagging facial skin as well as other visible signs of aging and environmental damage on the face.

Thankfully, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso offer a wide range of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment options to help combat noticeable signs of aging and sun damage on the face. The following are a few of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments requested at Pearl Plastic Surgery.

BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic treatment continues to be one of our most requested nonsurgical treatments. When injected, BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily stops muscle activity in the treatment area, thereby relaxing and smoothing out the overlying wrinkles. BOTOX is great for use in smoothing out forehead furrows, frown lines in between the eyebrows and crow’s feet, among other uses. Results last about four months before an additional treatment is needed to maintain the rejuvenating results.

Dermal Fillers

There are several types of dermal fillers available at Pearl Plastic Surgery, including Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse and Sculptra. They are used to fill in — and thus smooth out — wrinkles and lines on the face, including smile lines and frown lines. Dermal fillers can also be used to restore volume in areas of the face that lack fullness, such as the cheeks. Some of them can even be used to enhance certain facial features, including the lips.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

With Fraxel laser skin resurfacing treatment, patients can achieve improved skin texture, more even pigmentation, an improvement in the look of wrinkles and fine lines and a subtle skin tightening effect on the face, neck, chest and hands. This treatment option is especially beneficial for individuals who would like to improve the look of dark age or sun spots, freckling or areas of redness.

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment is performed to slough away the upper layer of dead, dull skin cells to reveal the fresher, healthier skin underneath. Its effects are similar to those of microdermabrasion treatment, but SilkPeel Dermalinfusion does not require the use of harsh abrasive particles like microdermabrasion does. In addition, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment infuses the skin with a nourishing solution that leaves patients with refreshed, healthier-looking skin. This treatment is an effective way to improve the look of hyperpigmentation, dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture and acne scarring.

Find Out More

Our nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are a great way to rejuvenate the face and help stave off the need for cosmetic facial surgery. They can also be used to optimize the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic surgery. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso to find out more about your nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment options, please contact Pearl Plastic Surgery by calling (650) 964-6600.

 
 
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