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A breast lift can help women regain a more youthful breast appearance by countering the effects of gravity, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. In Alabama, breast lift, also known as mastopexy, reshapes the breast tissue and skin envelope resulting into a more "youthful" and aesthetically pleasing breast. Birmingham plastic surgeon Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein offers this procedure for women who want to "rejuvenate" their breast appearance.
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Dr. Beckenstein understands that you have many choices for cosmetic plastic surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. That is why he is dedicated to providing you with his Comprehensive Consultation where you will be thoroughly educated about the procedure(s) that interest you. Your visit is hosted in the relaxed, pleasant environment of his new state of the art office in Saint Vincent's North Tower. Request your Comprehensive Consultation with Dr. Beckenstein and learn more about breast lift/mastopexy.
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This patient with ptosis (sagging) required a combination breast augmentation and lift (mastopexy). This was performed in one surgery by Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., a plastic surgeon, in Birmingham, Alabama. The implants are smooth, round saline implants. They are 10.2 cm in width and filled with 210 cc of saline and are subpectoral. The mastopexy (lift) ultilized here is a vertical type with the scar around the areola with avertical extension. There is no inframammary scar. This patient is seen 10 months after her surgery.
This 41 year-old woman was unhappy with her drooping breasts. With age, her breasts had lost both volume and shape, and her nipple s had begun to point downward. When she began to research plastic surgeons near Montgomery, Alabama, she was impressed with how much effort Dr. Beckenstein and his staff put into her comprehensive consultation. Dr. Beckenstein provided clear, specific details about her breast lift procedure options, along with the benefits and risks associated with each approach. After her consultation, this patient was confident with her plastic surgery decision. There are several degrees of sagging, or "ptosis," which surgeons evaluate based on the position of the nip...
This 23 year old, from Houston, has a significant breast asymmetry with a "tuberous" type right breast and a hypoplastic left breast. Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein, a breast surgeon from Birmingham, Alabama placed Mentor variable fill implants underneath her pectoralis muscles. when filled with 240 cc of saline, the implant diameter was approximately 11.4 cm in diameter. This patient also had a right periareolar mastopexy ( lift) in conjunction with the breast augmentation to attain better symmetry. She now wears C cup bras.
A woman's breasts may lose their aesthetic appearance for a variety of reasons – the aging process, pregnancy, weight loss, and genetics all can contribute to these changes. The breast can lose volume and shape, stretch marks may develop, and the nipple position may migrate lower on the breast. This unfortunate "sagging" is known as ptosis. There are several degrees of ptosis based on the position of the nipple on the breast mound. If breast ptosis is very mild and the nipple is close to its "normal" position, Dr. Beckenstein may recommend breast augmentation to improve the breast appearance. However, in many cases, particularly when the nipple has descended below the inframammary fold (the place where the breast skin attaches to the chest wall), a breast lift will be required to restore the aesthetic shape of the breast, yielding a more youthful appearance.
Breast lift surgery restores the breast shape by restructuring the breast tissue and surrounding skin. The appropriate procedure chosen for you by Dr Beckenstein will depend on the severity of the sagging (ptosis) that has developed in the breast. For minor degrees of ptosis, incisions (and related scarring) may be limited to just outside the areola or extend in a vertical line from the areola to the base of the breast, often referred to as a "lollipop" pattern. Women with extensive ptosis generally require a full inverted "T" or anchor-shaped scar. This incision scheme uses the vertical pattern and adds a horizontal scar along the base of the breast (in the inframammary fold). Women with little or diminished breast volume may sometimes choose to augment their breast volume with saline or silicone gel implants in conjunction with their breast lift.
Dr. Beckenstein makes sure that all breast lift candidates who visit his practice have a complete and full understanding of their proposed mastopexy procedure. He will go into complete detail of the procedure along with all the risks and benefits associated with it prior to your surgery. He will listen carefully to your concerns and assist you with the decisions necessary for the pursuit of more youthful, aesthetically shaped breasts.
A breast lift can be combined with breast reduction for women in Birmingham, AL, who have overly large and drooping breasts. A breast lift also may be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), face lift, or other cosmetic procedures in cases where it is deemed safe by Dr. Beckenstein to do so.
If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery, you can schedule a consultation at Dr. Beckenstein's office on St. Vincent's Drive. Feel free to speak with an office associate at (205) 933-9308 or request your Comprehensive Consultation with Dr Beckenstein. You will be contacted promptly by an office associate. Dr. Beckenstein's office staff will be delighted to answer any questions you might have and to assist you in any way.