Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
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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.
Breast Augmentation & Lift
This is a woman in her 40s, had concerns about her breast appearance. She wanted to add volume to her smaller-B Cup size breasts, and at the same time, eliminate the sagging.
After discussions with Dr. Lepore, and trying on the various styles, shapes, and sizes of breast implants, she decided to proceed with Breast Augmentation, as well as Breast Lift. In her case, she chose to have a Donut Lift, in which the incisions are made around the areolas. This type of breast lift produces a moderate lift, with very subtle scarring. For her augmentation, she chose silicone gel. smooth, round, moderate profile implants, 345cc.
She was very pleased with her results. This patient came back to see us 2 years after her procedure for a check-in. The new After photos show how the scarring has all but disappeared.
This petite mom, in her 30s, came to see Dr. Lepore to explore Mommy Makeover options. She's had 3 children, all delivered by C-section. She's stayed in great shape, but notes significant stretching of her abdominal muscles and skin, as well as loss of volume and some sagging of her breasts. She wanted to know what procedures might improve, or reverse some of the physical results of childbearing.
After her consultation with Dr. Lepore, she decided to undergo the following customized procedures; a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), a Breast Lift (in her case, a Donut Mastopexy, providing a moderate lift with minimal scarring. The incision is made around the areola.), and Breast Augmentation. For her breast augmentation, she chose moderate profile, 295cc silicone gel implants.
Her surgeries were performed in our San Jose AAAASF-accredited surgical facility, in a single session. She is seen, 8 weeks later. Our patient is very pleased with the results of her San Jose Mommy Makeover.
This petite mom in her mid-30s has had 3 babies delivered by C-section. She came to our San Jose office to explore Mommy Makeover procedure options. The term Mommy Makeover is used to describe a customized combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate a woman's body after pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. In this case, our patient was interested in abdominal restoration and breast enhancement. She noted a significant loss of volume in her breasts, along with some sagging.
During her consultation with Dr. Lepore, it was noted that she had significant stretching of her her abdominal wall muscles, and in addition, had an umbilical hernia. To address her concerns, Dr. Lepore recommended a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) including repair of the hernia, along with breast augmentation and breast lift. In her case, a donut lift was recommended.
She underwent the combined Mommy Makeover procedures in a single surgical session. For her breast augmentation, she chose moderate profile, 295cc silicone gel implants, which were placed beneath the chest muscle.
Our patient is shown 8 weeks after her Mommy Makeover surgery and is very pleased with her results.
Tuberous breasts present a number of complex issues. Patients with this type of breast often experience concerns with appearance, and unevenness, or asymmetry. This young woman came to see us with these concerns. She was hoping to achieve a more even, rounded contour to her breasts.
In a patient with tuberous breasts, the inframammary fold (the crease beneath the breast), is unusually high, and tight to the chest wall. This causes the breast tissue to cascade downward from a high crease, with little or no lower pole appearance, or 'lift.'
In our patient's case, the left breast is significantly smaller, and higher. The correction involved releasing the contracted breast tissue, and releasing and lowering the inframammary fold. In addition, she underwent a subglandular Breast Augmentation with silicone implants of different sizes, and a Donut Lift (moderate Breast Lift with incision around the areola).
The after photos were taken 8 weeks post-surgery. There is a mark still visible, from her original breast crease. This has decreased, will continue to improve over time. Our patient is very pleased with her results, and transformation.
Breast Augmentation & Breast Lift-San Jose
This young woman had been researching Breast Augmentation, to enhance, and even out her breasts. In her mid-20s, she feels that her breasts have always been too small for her frame, and was disturbed by a slight asymmetry, with the left breast sagging more than the right.
During consultation, Dr. Lepore also noted that her inframammary folds were a bit high, causing the breasts to have a drooping appearance. A high inframammary fold is also a factor in what are known as "tuberous breasts."
For our patient, Dr. Lepore recommended a moderate Breast Lift (a so-called Donut Lift) to resolve that appearance. In addition, she chose to have Breast Augmentation, with 450cc smooth, round, full silicone gel implants.
She is seen 2 months following surgery in the After Photos, and is very pleased with the outcome of her Breast Lift and Augmentation.
Mommy Makeover- San Jose
This is a young mom of three, in her early 30s. All deliveries were done by C-section. She came to see Dr. Lepore, for help with restoring her pre-pregnancy appearance. She was disturbed by loose and sagging skin and tissue over her abdomen, as well as the scarring. In addition, she was bothered by the loss of volume and sagging of her breasts.
She elected at this time, to undergo a Donut Mastopexy (Donut Breast Lift), which gives a moderate lift, with less visible scarring than a full or standard Breast Lift. She was counseled that the standard (anchor-type) lift, would give her a better result, and this is somthing she would consider in the future.
Our patient chose silicone gel breast implants, smooth, round, full profile, 450cc.
She is see in her after photos, 7 weeks following her surgeries, and is very pleased with the outcome.
*Note: regarding photos; some slight blurring is evident as a result of masking body ink. The only retouching is to those tattooed areas, and not to the physical results.
Like many women, this patient has noted significant involution (loss of volume) and sagging of her breasts. She chose to have a breast augmentation with implants, as well as a Donut Lift, a type of Breast Lift in which the incisions are made around the areola. A 'donut lift' will produce less scarring than a Standard, or Anchor Lift, but in general, does not provide as much lift. The decision is made individually. In this case, the patient chose the option of Donut Lift, and is very pleased with the results the lift and augmentation have given her.
Campbell Breast Augmentation-Correcting Breast Size and Symmetry.
This patient is a 50 year old woman who came in interested in improving her breast involution. This is a loss of volume which can occur after pregnancy or weight loss. She decided to have a breast augmentation, and donut mastopexy, or breast lift, using approximately a 375 cc implant. In this case, note also the asymmetry, or uneven appearance of the breasts. The combination of procedures will also address this problem.
The surgeries are usually performed under general anesthesia, and may take about one and a half, to two hours to perform. For this Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift in San Jose, the procedures were done in a single session, in our own fully-accredited surgical suite. Most patients return to regular activity within a week or two after surgery.
This patient was very pleased with the ease of her recovery, and the outcome of her procedure, performed in our San Jose Surgery Center.