Breast Lift MinneapolisIn an effort to turn back the clock, many women in St. Paul – Minneapolis are seeking consultations with Dr. Hoffman for breast lifts in an effort to get their youthful appearance back. A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can help achieve a younger breast profile by removing any excess skin in the breasts and repositions it to get a higher breast projection. The loosening and sagging of your breast tissues is a natural effect of aging and Dr. James A. Hoffman can easily reverse this through a breast lift. Other factors like pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight fluctuations may result to the sagging of your breasts. Sadly, no amount of exercise or diet can help remove the excess skin to achieve a more youthful breast contour. Patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis have the ability to visit Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Hoffman, who specializes in breast lifts and will be able to provide the perfect breast contour that you have been wishing for in just one procedure.
Breast Lift with Breast AugmentationFor women with smaller breasts and minimal sag, an augmentation procedure may be all that is necessary. By adding fullness and volume to the breast, the skin is filled out making the breast appear fuller and more youthful. Breast augmentation does not truly lift the breast. The biggest advantage of breast augmentation is that it avoids a visible scar.See Breast Enlargement
Periareolar Breast Lift With ImplantsFor women with intermediate ptosis (sag), where the nipple is still above the inframammary fold (the fold where the breast meets the chest), a nice option is the periareolar breast lift combined with implants. The major advantage of this procedure is that the scar is well hidden at the junction of the areola and breast skin. It avoids the vertical and inframammary fold scars seen in a typical breast lift. In the past, the main disadvantage of this technique was the tendency for the areola to enlarge with time. Recent modifications in the technique, which I learned from Larry Schlesinger, M.D., Maui, Hawaii, have solved this problem. The use of a Gore-Tex suture avoids the tendency for the areola to enlarge.
* Individual results may vary.
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What is a breast lift procedure like?The breast lift technique that will be used by Dr. Hoffman for patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis depends on the final results that the patient wishes to achieve.
- For patients who require a minor breast lift, a donut-shaped incision will be made around the areola where a ring of skin will be removed. Resembling a purse string, the remaining skin will be pulled forward and sutured back to the areola.
- For patients who want a higher lift, we recommend the lollipop technique to allow for removal of more skin. Like a minor lift, an incision is made around the areola to remove a ring of skin. A second incision is made running vertically from below the areola where excess skin is also removed. The nipple will be elevated prior to closing the incisions with sutures.
- For patients who require a more dramatic breast lift effect, we recommend the anchor incision. A wedge of skin will be removed underneath the patient’s breast and the breast will be repositioned to a higher position. Although this technique achieves the highest lift, it may leave more noticeable marks because a larger amount of skin was removed.
I can’t thank you enough
Dear Dr. Hoffman, I wanted to drop a note to express my gratitude for the care you have given me. It is obvious that you love what you do because you are so wonderful and caring at it. Even before my “new look” you made me feel beautiful, and I knew that all my hard work (exercise) would pay off. You made me feel wonderful the day I met you and you continue to do so with each visit. You have given me back my body and I can’t thank you enough. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Please know that you are greatly appreciated. Sincerely,Ann T.