Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift San Jose
This is a woman in her mid-40s, who has had children, and is bothered by the current appearance of her breasts. They have lost volume, and she notes some sagging as well. She came to see Dr. Lepore to investigate whether she could see some restored volume, and have her breasts lifted at the same time. After discussions about the various types of breast implants, types of breast lifts, and surgical approaches, our patient decided on the following.
She chose to undergo Breast Augmentation, with silicone gel implants inserted in a transaxillary, subpectoral approach. The implants she chose, are smooth, round, moderate profile, 445cc. She also elected to undergo a Donut Mastopexy, or Breast Lift. In this type of lift, the incisions are made around the areola. The scarring is minimized with the so-called Donut Lift, but our patient also understood, however, that the amount of "lift" that can be achieved with this procedure is more moderate than a 'standard' breast lift would produce.
Both procedures were performed in a single session. Our patient is seen in her After photos, 8 weeks post-surgery. Even at this early date, you can see that the scarring is very discreet, and healing well. She is very pleased with the results of her Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift.
After giving birth to, and raising two children, this woman wanted to restore some of the volume lost in her breasts. After consulting with Dr. Lepore in our San Jose Plastic Surgery office, she decided to have Breast Augmentation surgery. Among her concerns, was the fact that one breast was slightly larger than the other. This is a very common occurrence, and something that can be addressed with breast augmentation. She chose high profile, saline implants. During the procedure in our outpatient surgical suite, the implants were filled to differing levels, to accommodate the asymmetry.
Following the procedure, the patient was counseled about aftercare, including massage, and how to minimize scarring. The patient was able to return to normal activities within days, and is very pleased with her restored contours.
This is a patient who has much to celebrate. She's in her early forties, has had 2 beautiful children, and has recently achieved an amazing weight loss. On her own, she's lost over 100 pounds. She came to see Dr. Lepore to discuss the options available to her through Mommy Makeover surgery, to further reclaim her desired physical contour.
She's done so much on her own, but with major weight loss, and the effects of multiple pregnancies, she's unable to reverse sagging, laxity, and excess skin. A 'Mommy Makeover' is a non-medical term used to describe a combination of surgical procedures to address individual concerns. In our patient's case, she's chosen Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), and Liposuction.
The procedures were performed in one session in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. She had an anchor-type Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation with smooth, round Silicone Implants (for upper pole fullness), a Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction of her abdomen, flanks, and thighs, to remove approximately 1500cc of fat.
For these procedures, several weeks of recovery time should be scheduled. Our patient is seen in the After photos, 8 weeks post-surgery. She is very pleased with the results of her Mommy Makeover.
A very active young woman, in her 20's, has noted that along with the weight she has lost due to her exercise program, some of the volume in her breasts has disappeared too. She came to see Dr. Lepore, hoping for restoration of what she had lost in the upper pole of her breasts. After hearing all of the options for Breast Augmentation, including saline or silicone implants, she chose to have High Profile Saline implants inserted.
In her case, the implants were placed beneath the muscle (subpectoral), and inserted through an incision under the arm (transaxillary). They were filled with approximately 280 cc. The result- this patient feels her lost volume has been restored. She's very pleased once again, with the appearance of her breasts.
Breast Augmentation-San Jose
This is a woman in her mid-30s who has had a baby in the past couple of years. She wanted to restore some of the breast volume she feels she lost as a result of the pregnancy and post-pregnancy process. She discussed her options with Dr. Lepore. He suggested that she might be best served with a Breast Lift, in addition to the Breast Augmentation she wanted.
Our patient realizes that there has been some sagging of her breasts, but because she may have more children, she would like to revisit the issue of Breast Lift, at some time in the future.
For now, she decided on Breast Augmentation alone; with Soft Touch, 450cc Full Profile silicone gel implants. She is seen 3 months following her procedure, and is very pleased with the restored volume to her breasts. We wish her well, as she considers adding to her family!
Breast Lift-Short Scar, Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift – Breast Augmentation – Remove & Replace Breast Implants
Patients considering cosmetic breast surgery often tell us they like the look of their breasts-in a bra, but want to have the same appearance (or lift) without one. Often, they will want to achieve the look with Breast Augmentation alone. Sometimes, that can work-but often, it is not the solution. This patient has had saline breast implants for a period of years. She has noticed some sagging of her C to D cup breasts, and wants to replace the current implants with larger, silicone implants. Dr. Lepore advised that switching to a larger size would not produce the Lift she wanted.
After careful consideration, the patient decided to undergo a combination of procedures; short scar Breast Lift, removal of saline implants, Breast Augmentation with high profile silicone implants. (500cc Allergan Natrelle). The after photos were taken about 2 months after the surgery. The patient is very pleased with her choices, and the appearance of her breasts.
This young woman had had a Breast Augmentation some time ago. She experienced one of the most common complications resulting from this type of surgery, a condition known as Capsular Contracture, or contracting of the implants due to the formation of internal scar tissue.
All patients differ when it comes to scar formation. In this case, you can see that the implants had been 'pushed' to a position not considered optimal for a natural appearance.
She came to Dr. Lepore to have the scar tissue removed, in an operation known as a capsulotomy or capsulectomy. Once that was done, the existing implants were removed, and replaced with silicone gel implants, of the patient's choosing.
To complete her transformation, she also chose to have a breast lift, or bilateral Donut Mastopexy.
She is very pleased with the outcome, and feels the appearance of her breasts has been greatly improved.
This woman, in her 40s, wished to 'update' the Breast Augmentation she had over 15 years ago. She was very pleased with her breast aug, but has noted some slight sagging occurring naturally over time. She came to Dr. Lepore to discuss options, and decided on Breast Lift, and Breast Augmentation with Removal and Replacement of her original implants.
During surgery in our AAASF-accredited surgical facility, her original (390cc) Saline Implants were removed, and replaced with Extra High Profile Silicone Implants (650cc). Her Breast Lift, a Donut Mastopexy, was performed with incisions around the areola, a procedure providing a more moderate lift.Our patient is picture in the After photos, 7 weeks post-surgery. She is very happy with her results.
Like many young women, this patient was interested in breast augmentation. She came to see San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore to discuss the various ways she might enhance her smaller B-cup size breasts.
She decided to have breast augmentation surgery with saline breast implants. Dr. Lepore performed the procedure in our San Jose surgical center. He used underarm incisions to place the implants under the patient's chest muscles. The high profile implants were each filled to 430cc. This patient is very happy with the results of her procedure.
This young woman, in her 20s, leads a healthy lifestyle and has recently achieved a weight loss of more than 15 pounds. As often happens, she's been having some difficulty reducing and reshaping some "target" areas. When we gain or lose weight, it doesn't always distribute evently, or go where we'd like.
She wanted to discuss her reshaping options with Dr. Lepore. She had goals of increasing her breast size, and removing some of the excess fat in her abdomen, sides (flanks), and inner thighs. She decided to undergo Breast Augmentation surgery, along with Liposuction of multiple areas.
The procedures were performed in one session, in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. During surgery, our patient underwent a transaxillary, subpectoral Breast Augmentation. She chose 360cc silicone gel implants - (smooth, round, moderate profile).
The areas liposuctioned, included her upper and lower abdomen, right and left flanks, and both inner thighs. A total of 3,375cc of fat was removed from all areas.
The After photos were taken 8 weeks following surgery. Our patient says she is extremely pleased with her results, and her new body contour.