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Treating Breasts that Are Different Sizes

No two breasts are exactly alike. Most women notice that when they look close enough, one breast appears bigger than the other. Unfortunately for some, this asymmetry is more pronounced (occasionally even considered a deformity) and can cause a woman to feel excessively self-conscious.

Padded bras may help balance out breasts that are two different sizes, but surgery is the only way to permanently fix the problem. Here, the team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explains how breast surgery can correct this type of asymmetry to improve self-image and confidence. Continue reading

What Will My Breasts Look Like Immediately After Breast Lift?

Women seek out breast lift to correct sagging (ptosis) brought about by nursing, pregnancy, aging and other factors. Breast lift improves the overall shape of the breasts and restores their youthful position on the chest. At the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso have the experience and knowledge to take you through the breast lift process step-by-step, including what your breasts will look like immediately after the procedure. Continue reading

Do I Need a Breast Lift with My Breast Implants?

Perhaps you are unhappy with breasts that have become saggy as a result of having children, breast lift with implantsbreastfeeding, weight fluctuations or the aging process. You may wish to have a breast lift, but wonder if that procedure alone will give you the breasts you desire. At Pearl Plastic Surgery, Dr. Samuel Pearl offers breast lift both with implants and without. In this blog post, he will help you to determine which procedure is right for your needs.

Good Candidates for a Breast Lift without Implants

If your breasts are droopy and your nipples fall below your breast fold, but you are still happy with the size of your breasts, then breast lift surgery alone is sufficient for lifting your breasts to a higher and more youthful position. Dr. Pearl accomplishes this by removing excess, sagging skin and tissue from the breast, reshaping the remaining breast tissue higher on the chest and then shifting the areola and nipple to a higher position on the breast mound.

When a Breast Lift with Implants is Right for You

For women who not only wish to lift their breasts but who have also lost volume (often as a result of breastfeeding and significant fluctuations in weight), a breast lift surgery with implants may better suit their needs. With this procedure, not only is the excess breast skin and tissue removed from the breast, but an implant is placed in order to add fullness to the breast, particularly in the upper pole area. Women who wish to have breast implants can choose from saline, silicone and highly cohesive silicone gel implants. Silicone implants retain their shape within the breast pocket and are associated with a lower risk of capsular contracture and rippling.

Other Factors to Determine Candidacy

Generally, candidates for breast lift with or without implants also:

  • Are physically healthy overall (with no serious medical conditions)
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Have realistic expectations of surgery
  • Have downward-pointing nipples
  • Have breast skin that is stretched out
  • Have elongated nipples
  • Have one breast that is lower than the other

Do you have more questions about your breast surgery options? Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Pearl and he can answer your questions about implant placement options, what to expect from recovery and any other concerns you may have. Call Pearl Plastic Surgery Center today at (650) 964-6600.

The Benefits of Combining Breast Lift with Implants

Breast lift with implantsMore often than not, women have more than one concern about their breasts. Some may feel their breasts are too small, or too saggy or shapeless following weight loss, pregnancy or aging. If more than one of these concerns sound familiar, it may be time to consider combining a breast lift with implants. These two procedures are increasingly being combined, and for good reasons. Read on to find out why more women are choosing breast lift with implants.

A Safe Procedure

When considering breast lift and implants, many women wonder if the two procedures be combined and performed safely. According to a study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the simple answer is yes. Researchers found there was no increase in complications when combining breast lift with implants between 2005 and 2009. Patients at our Mountain View plastic surgery facility can rest assured they are in good hands with Drs. Pearl and Ereso. New, advanced techniques are used to improve the breast shape and minimize scars, resulting in beautiful, natural-looking breasts.

Faster Results and Recovery

Many women undergo breast lift surgery only to realize they are not fully satisfied with the results. This is because while a breast lift raises the breast, nipple and areola to a higher position on the chest, the breast retains a natural teardrop shape, and there is more fullness on the bottom half than on the top. Implants can restore balance to the breast by making it rounder and more evenly shaped. Similarly, women who undergo breast augmentation surgery later decide to get a breast lift to perk up their heavier, fuller breasts. By combining the two procedures, you get the full results you desire faster, avoid multiple visits to your plastic surgeon’s office, and heal all at once.

An Improved Figure

Improving the shape and size of your breasts can do wonders to your overall body figure. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will discuss with you what size implants can best improve your body figure depending on your height and body frame. A breast lift further improves your figure by providing a beautiful, sexier shape.

A Boost in Self-Confidence

As we previously mentioned, many women have more than one concern about their breasts, meaning they have more than one reason to feel self-conscious. A combination procedure improves the shape, size and overall appearance of your breasts, giving you more than one reason to smile and feel good about yourself! Not only will your breasts be the size you’ve always dreamed of, they will also look younger and perkier.

Schedule a Personal Consultation Today

Having performed breast lift with implants on hundreds of patients, Drs. Pearl and Ereso know that no two procedures are the same. Before your surgery, one of the doctors will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your desired goals and plastic surgery options. To make an appointment, call our Mountain View office at (650) 964-6690.

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.