Seattle Breast Augmentation, Implants, Revision & Lifts By Dr. Baxter
It is well known that attractive breasts contribute to a woman’s sense of femininity, attractiveness, and well-being. For this reason, breast surgery including augmentation, reduction, lifting (mastopexy), and reconstruction is the largest single category of plastic surgery. My practice has a special focus on revision breast surgery in order to correct some of the problems that can occur and this has led to the development of concepts such as the internal bra, the split muscle technique, and other ways to improve results.
Subfascial (pronounced like fashion, not facial), is a versatile alternative that balances often competing factors between going over or under the muscle.
Revision Breast Surgery
Despite improvements in techniques and breast implant technology, problems occasionally occur. Often they are a creative challenge to solve, but I have had success with techniques developed especially for treating certain issues.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift is called a mastopexy (masto- for breast, -pexy for lift.) It is usually done for women who have had breast enlargement with pregnancy and then lose breast volume afterward, or as a result of weight loss or age.
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems.
Men with gynecomastia (overdeveloped breasts) may benefit from male breast reduction surgery. The procedure removes excess fat and/or glandular tissue and sometimes excess skin from the breasts so that the chest has a more masculine contour. The best candidates for surgery are men with firm elastic skin.
Breast Implant Removal
Whatever the patient's reason to consider breast implant removal, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the options and the final surgical plan.