There are a number of commonly accepted incision techniques
for a Mastopexy but only a skilled and experienced plastic
surgeon like Dr. Byun will know which technique will give
the optimal results.
To illustrate the complexity of a Mastopexy, take your
child’s Play Doh and shape it like a breast. Cut and remove
the bottom portion and try to reshape it to your desired
shape. Remove too much and it is impossible to shape it
back to a natural looking breast. Remove too little and
you do not accomplish your goal. Also, you have to know
where to remove, how much skin to remove, and how much breast
tissue to remove. Also, the breast tissue and skin that
is to be removed is dependent on the shape of your current
breast. Is your breast deflated, ptotic or is it both?
The explanation may sound simple but breast lift surgery
is an invasive and complex procedure. For this reason, it
is critical to find the best qualified plastic surgeon who
will understand your goals and help you understand what
can and cannot be accomplished through a breast lift surgery.
The above patient came to Dr. Byun’s office for a consultation
because she wanted her breasts lifted and she wanted a fuller
look. Since there is no one size fits all technique to this
delicate and complex procedure, Dr. Byun carefully listened
to the patient’s goals and concerns and recommended his
Byun Vertical Lifting Technique with breast implants.
Another technique that could have been used is the anchor
technique where a cut is made from the areola and below
the areola with a wide cut east to west. Dr. Byun felt that
this would have resulted in unnecessary scarring and could
have lead to an unnatural pancake-like look. Dr. Byun developed
the Byun Vertical Lifting Technique that results in a natural
breast contour and reduced scarring versus other techniques.