This is one of the questions which most worry both patients and specialists.
A scar is not always left after breast lift surgery. In cases of pseudoptosis (the nipple is well situated and the breast alone is empty) the breasts can be lifted by means of a breast augmentation with an implant. The implant fills the breast and the breast recovers its firmness.
This intervention can be done using any of the known ways. However, the specialists at Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain), whenever it is possible, prefer to use the new technique of subfascial augmentation through the armpit. This technique allows them to fill the empty breast and avoid the areolar approach. On many occasions the removal of skin is avoided and therefore the presence of scars.
In other cases of pseudoptosis (the nipple is well situated and the breast alone is empty) an excellent alternative to an implant is to infiltrate fatty tissue into the upper pole to fill it up. Another of the consequences of pregnancy is the accumulation of fat. For that reason, in the case of patients who want to have a breast lift after one or several pregnancies, the most requested intervention is liposuction of certain parts of the body and the breast lift done with grafts of the patient’s own fat. Again, this technique avoids removing skin and hence, the presence of scars.
The fat obtained by liposuction from other parts of the patient’s own body usually comes from the abdomen, thighs, hips and double chin.
By using own fat any possible rejection or incompatibility is avoided. The result is less harmful to the body. Another of the great advantages of breast lifts using own fat is that the grafted fat cells form part of the breast and they end up having a completely natural look.
The postoperative period is less painful than if an implant is used. What could probably give more discomfort is the donor zone which has been aspirated to obtain fat. It is evident that breast augmentation using the patient’s own fat is contraindicated for thin patients who have no body fat.
Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain) is a pioneering centre in Spain in the introduction of the technique of Dr. Coleman which guarantees a greater survival rate of the grafted fat and minimizes the incidence of cysts.